UCSF Radiology Welcomes Five New Faculty Members

The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is pleased to introduce the five new faculty members joining us on Thursday, September 1, 2022.

Please join me in extending a warm welcome to all our new faculty. We look forward to the new skills and perspectives they will be bringing to our group, says Christopher Hess, MD, PhD, UCSF Radiology chair. “Yingbing Wang, MD, and Yang Yang, PhD, are joining the department as associate professors. “They bring significant expertise in artificial intelligence applications, for molecular imaging & therapeutics and cardiac MRI, respectively. Additionally, Dr. Yang will direct our new mid-Field MRI research program.”

Yingbing Wang, MDDr. Wang was most recently an assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, where she held directorships of NMMI education and radionuclide therapies and served as program director for the Nuclear Radiology Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wang’s clinical interests and expertise span conventional single photon nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography, nuclear cardiology, and nuclear therapies. Dr. Wang earned her MD from Stanford University followed by an internal medicine internship at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, CA. Dr. Wang completed a radiology residency and a mini-fellowship in nuclear radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Yang Yang, PhDDr. Yang has been an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in the Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Institute and Department of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology. Dr. Yang was also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Virginia. Dr. Yang’s expertise is MR sequence development, non-Cartesian trajectory design and application, robust motion correction, and artificial intelligence. Dr. Yang holds an MSE in biomedical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in Shaanxi, China, and a PhD in biomedical engineering from University of Virginia, Charlottesville. 

Jemianne Bautista, MD, Ellen Chang, MD, MS, and Cheng William Hong, MD, MS, will join the department as assistant professors in Interventional Radiology, Musculoskeletal Imaging at ZSFG, and Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound.

Jemianne Bautista, MDDr. Bautista recently completed a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at the University of California, San Diego. She earned her MD from UC Irvine followed by an internal medicine internship and diagnostic radiology residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. 

As a clinician, Dr. Bautista brings expertise in fistulograms as well as more complex arterial and venous work such as trauma management, peripheral arterial disease interventions, and aortic endografts. Dr. Bautista’s research focuses on interventional oncology and women’s interventions, including targeted therapies for colorectal carcinoma and uterine fibroid embolization. Future research projects are expected to explore targeted palliative nerve therapies.

Ellen Chang, MD, MSDr. Chang was most recently an assistant professor in the Musculoskeletal Division of the USC Department of Radiology. She earned her MD from Washington University in St Louis and an MS in biological chemistry from UCLA. During her general surgery internship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Chang was named Intern of the Year. Dr. Chang completed a diagnostic radiology residency with a fourth-year neuroradiology concentration at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center followed by a musculoskeletal fellowship at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. 

Dr. Chang’s clinical practice focuses on musculoskeletal imaging across MRI, CT, radiography and ultrasound as well as procedures that include joint injections, biopsies, and spine interventions. Recent research has focused on image-guided spine interventions, acute ACL injury, and trainee education projects.

Cheng William Hong, MD, MSDr. Hong recently completed a body MRI fellowship at Stanford University. He received his MD with special qualification in Biomedical Research from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, followed by an MS in biomedical investigation from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where he was in the Clinical Research Scholars Program. After an internal medicine internship year at St Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco, Dr. Hong completed a diagnostic radiology residency on the T32 Clinician-Scientist Track at UC San Diego.

As a clinician, Dr. Hong focuses on advanced interpretation, protocoling, and troubleshooting in body MRI and PET/MRI, as well as performing MRI-guided procedures. Dr. Hong’s research focuses on noninvasive hepatic fat and iron quantification using MRI and ultrasound, and the clinical outcomes of LI-RADS. 

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