Susan Wall, MD

Professor Emeritus
Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs
Vice Chair, Academics

Biography

Susan D. Wall, MD, is a Professor of Radiology and Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Wall received her medical degree from UCSF where she completed an internship in Pediatrics, a residency in Radiology (Chief Resident), a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging and during a sabbatical while an Associate Professor also a fellowship in Interventional Radiology.

1997, she was Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs in Radiology and she retired in 2006 after 20 years of service to the University.

From 2003-2005, Dr. Wall took over the responsibility as Dean for UCSF-Fresno. As Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate Medical Education, she oversaw 70 accredited programs and more than 1,300 trainees. Dr. Wall has served on and chaired numerous committees both locally and nationally. She has chaired the Merit and Promotions Committee and the Human Relations Committee. Nationally, Dr. Wall is past president of the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists where she was honored as the first woman to become the Annual Visiting Professor. Dr. Wall served as Chair of the Editorial Board of the Radiological Society of North America News as well as the Publications Council, the American College of Radiology Intersociety Conferences, and the Steering Committee of the Group on Resident Affairs of the American Association of Medical Colleges.

Dr. Wall is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert on abdominal imaging, and she has published more than 130 manuscripts.

Expertise:
Academic Affairs

Specialty:
Abdominal imaging, vascular radiology, interventional radiology

Professional Interests:
Abdominal imaging, interventional techniques, developing junior faculty mentoring program

Education and Training:
• Bachelor of Science: Humboldt State University, California - Nursing Magna Cum Laude
• Bachelor of Science: San Diego State University, California - Chemistry
• Medical Degree: University of California, San Francisco
• Internship: University of California, San Francisco - Pediatrics
• Residency: University of California, San Francisco Department of Radiology - Chief Resident

Education

Fellowship, 1993
Interventional Radiology, University of California, San Francisco
Fellowship, 1983 Abdominal Imaging, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 1982 School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 1978 School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
BS, 1974 Chemistry, San Diego State University
BS, 1967 Nursing, Humboldt State University

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Alumni Award, UCSF Department of Radiology, 2006
Visiting Professorship Award (1st woman), Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists, 1997
Gold Headed Cane Award (Most Outstanding Graduate), UCSF School of Medicine, 1978
Summa cum Laude, San Diego State University, 1974
Magna cum Laude, Humboldt State University, 1967
Cannon Medal, Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists
Outstanding Alumnus Award, UCSF School of Medicine

Publications

Sutliff RL, Walp ER, Kim YH, Walker LA, El-Ali AM, Ma J, Bonsall R, Ramosevac S, Eaton DC, Verlander JW, Hansen L, Gleason RL, Pham TD, Hong S, Pech V, Wall SM. Contractile force is enhanced in Aortas from pendrin null mice due to stimulation of angiotensin II-dependent signaling. PLoS One. 2014; 9(8):e105101.
Vidyarthi AR, Arora V, Schnipper JL, Wall SD, Wachter RM. Managing discontinuity in academic medical centers: strategies for a safe and effective resident sign-out. J Hosp Med. 2006 Jul; 1(4):257-66.
Vidyarthi AR, Katz PP, Wall SD, Wachter RM, Auerbach AD. Impact of reduced duty hours on residents' educational satisfaction at the University of California, San Francisco. Acad Med. 2006 Jan; 81(1):76-81.
Yee J, Kumar NN, Hung RK, Akerkar GA, Kumar PR, Wall SD. Comparison of supine and prone scanning separately and in combination at CT colonography. Radiology. 2003 Mar; 226(3):653-61.