Kayla Cort, DO Joins UCSF Radiology Faculty

Headshot of Kayla Cort, DO, new UCSF faculty memberThe UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is pleased to announce that Kayla Cort, DO has joined our faculty as an assistant professor of Clinical Radiology in the Pediatric Radiology section starting on February 28, 2022.

Dr. Cort will provide services at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco and Oakland. As a clinician, Dr. Cort provides a quality experience for children undergoing a variety of imaging examinations. Among Dr. Cort’s clinical focus areas are the implementation of high-quality pediatric protocols and the expansion of the applications of contrast-enhanced ultrasound.

Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Cort earned her DO degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She completed an internship in medicine at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, and a diagnostic radiology residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, followed by a pediatric radiology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA. Following her fellowship, Dr. Cort became an assistant clinical professor and director of pediatric ultrasound at UC Davis Medical Center. While at UCD, Dr. Cort was a member of the Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism and Equity (IDARE) taskforce which works to promote an environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion within the UCD radiology department.

Dr. Cort has provided service to several organizations. She is a member of RAD-AID International, an organization that works to improve access to medical imaging globally where she served as the UCD chapter vice-president. Dr. Cort is also an international consultant and educator for RAD-AID’s Guyana Chapter and has provided high-yield lectures on pediatric radiology to trainees in Guyana. In addition, Dr. Cort served as president of the UCD Chapter of Health4theWorld, an organization focused on promoting health and education in underserved communities.

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