Sina Houshmand, MD Joins UCSF Radiology Faculty

Headshot of Sina Houshmand, MD, man wearing a blue and white shirt, blue tie, blue jacket against a dark backgroundThe UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is pleased to announce that Sina Houshmand, MD has joined our faculty as an assistant professor of clinical radiology in the Abdominal Imaging/Ultrasound section starting on August 1, 2022. Dr. Houshmand recently completed his abdominal imaging and ultrasound fellowship here at UCSF.

"We are delighted that Dr. Houshmand has decided to begin his career at UCSF. I am confident that he will develop an outstanding career here while contributing outstanding expertise to the Abdominal Imaging/Ultrasound section," says Christopher Hess, MD, PhD, UCSF Radiology chair. 

Dr. Houshmand earned his medical degree (MD) at the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. After finishing his internship in internal medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center Wakefield Campus in New York City, Dr. Houshmand completed his diagnostic radiology residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and most recently, his abdominal imaging and ultrasound fellowship at UCSF.

Dr. Houshmand has a long list of accolades that include the Radiology Resident Distinguished Achievement Award during residency for his commitment to scholarship, accomplishment, service, and innovation. His recent research has included novel applications of PET for pediatric disorders, the use of 18F-NaF and 18F-FDG as molecular probes to evaluate atherosclerosis, and the evolving role of molecular imaging with 18F-sodium fluoride PET as a biomarker for calcium metabolism.

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