Zhen Jane Wang, MD Accepts the Role of Section Chief, Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound

Headshot of Jane Wang, UCSF Radiology faculty

The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is pleased to announce that Zhen Jane Wang, MD professor in the UCSF Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, has accepted the role of Section Chief, Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound, effective June 15, 2022.

"In her new role, Dr. Wang will build on the international stature of the Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound section and provide vision and leadership for its continued growth through innovations in clinical practice, research and education," says Christopher Hess, MD, PhD, department chair. "A respected teacher and mentor, Dr. Wang will also support the professional development of trainees and faculty in the section."

Dr. Wang obtained her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Brown University, and her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. During her diagnostic radiology residency at UCSF, she also served as a chief resident. Dr. Wang completed an abdominal imaging fellowship at UCSF before joining the faculty in 2008.

With a practice that spans multiple areas of abdominal imaging, Dr. Wang is particularly recognized for her clinical expertise in oncological imaging of kidney, pancreas and liver. She is a highly sought-after speaker who lectures frequently at national and international meetings. Dr. Wang also serves as principal investigator on several NIH grants that focus on kidney and pancreas imaging with hyperpolarized carbon-13 MRI and PET/MRI. She has a stellar list of peer-reviewed publications and has received numerous awards and distinctions over the years. A sample of her recent awards includes the Roscoe E. Miller Best Paper Award from the Society of Abdominal Radiology, the Summa Cum Laude Award from the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research.

Dr. Wang has a distinguished record of service to many departmental and UCSF committees and to professional societies. Since 2020, she has served as the Associate Chair of Strategic Planning and partnered with many in our department in developing and implementing initiatives aligned with our Strategic Plan 2020-2025. She is the Medical Director for the UCSF Hyperpolarized MRI Technology Resource Center, and an Associate Program Director for the T32 Clinician Scientist Training Program. She also serves on multiple departmental committees including the Merit and Promotion committee and co-chairing the Clinical Research Coordinator Core steering committee. Dr. Wang is a member of the UCSF Resource Allocation Program Technology Review Committee and she recently completed service on the UCSF Institutional Review Board. Nationally, Dr. Wang has held leadership positions on multiple program committees and panels over the years, including currently serving as the Chair of the Radiological Society of North America Gastrointestinal Imaging committee and as the Portfolio Director for Lifelong Learning for the Society of Abdominal Radiology.

"Dr. Wang is committed to continuing the Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound section's mission in clinical excellence, innovation, and training future leaders," says Dr. Hess. "I am confident that she will bring significant expertise and vision to this leadership role. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Wang on her new appointment."


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