UCSF Radiology Honors the Career of Ruth Goldstein, MD

Ruth Goldstein, MD, professor of Radiology and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and chief of Ultrasound at the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging retired at the end of June 2018. She has been an integral part of the leadership of the department and its institutions throughout her long UCSF career. Please join us in congratulating Ruth on her retirement and in wishing her well in this exciting new life chapter.

Dr. Goldstein obtained her medical degree from UC San Francisco. She completed her UCSF residency in Diagnostic Radiology, serving as chief resident in her fourth year. Following residency, Dr. Goldstein completed a fellowship in Ultrasound at UCSF. She joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1986 and quickly rose up through the academic ranks. From 1993-2001, Dr. Goldstein served as director of the UCSF Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program. She was appointed chief of the Ultrasound Section in 2004.

Dr. Goldstein has achieved national prominence in the field of Ultrasound and has been the recipient of many awards including the UCSF Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award, and the Hideyo Minagi Outstanding Teacher Award. She was elected as a senior member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine in 2005 and was named a 2006 Top Radiologist by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. Dr. Goldstein was chosen by UCSF Radiology as the 2014 Outstanding Alumnus.

At UCSF, Dr. Goldstein has active roles in the clinical programs of fetal treatment, transplant, nephrology, surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology and is a member of the Fetal Treatment Center. An experienced clinical researcher, her primary academic interest is improvement of sonographic observations in fetal imaging and improving the detection of fetal anomalies, especially those of the brain, spine and thorax. She also participates in the evaluation of adults with other conditions such as those who are candidates for liver transplants and those experiencing post-menopausal bleeding. A research interest of Dr. Goldstein’s has been thyroid cancer imaging and pre-operative evaluation as well as long-term outcomes of patients with thyroid nodules. 

Dr. Goldstein has written extensively on the fetal central nervous system, fetal cerebral ventricle and posterior fossa, and on the management of fetal congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Dr. Goldstein has published over 127 articles, 34 book chapters, and was the co-author of Obstetric Ultrasound/Gynecologic Ultrasound: An Issue of Ultrasound Clinics.

We are fortunate that Dr. Goldstein has returned part-time after a brief break. 

Read more about her tremendous career and work here.


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