VA Stories

We represent and serve a diverse range of individuals. One thing that many of them have in common is a willingness to share their stories. They do this because they know that finding the right care is not always easy, and recognize our commitment to their health.

Judy Yee, MD, past Vice Chair, Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Francisco.

Pratik Mukherjee, MD, director of the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disease (CIND)

"With the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases and the San Francisco VA Medical Center working together, we have an amazing opportunity to help people and make a difference in the field of traumatic brain injury."  Learn more


Mike Weiner, MD, professor in residence in Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology

"I established the magnetic resonance unit at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, which became the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIND) in 2000. I am proud to have the opportunity to develop a treatment at the VA which prevents and slows the progression of Alzheimer’s."  Learn more

James K. Theriault, Patient

"The San Francisco VA has taken care of me from head to toe. I owe them my life."  Learn more



Van Nguyen, 4th-year medical student at UCSF

"VA Radiology is a wonderful place to learn because everyone is so willing to teach. Dr. Yee and the rest of the faculty and staff make themselves completely available to students and are truly invested in our education."  Learn more


David Zucker, 4th-year medical student at Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv

"I’ve been inspired to carry on the department’s devotion to teaching excellence and top-level research performance with Dr. Yee’s mentorship and support. "  Learn more

David Saloner, PhD, professor in residence Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging and director of the Vascular Imaging Research Center at SFVAMC

"The staff want to give back to the community and the veterans, which makes working at the VA particularly rewarding. By working on newer imaging techniques, we can better inform surgeons and physicians of appropriate next steps for our patients with vascular disease."  Learn more

Hing Hung, diagnostic technologist

"My wife’s grandfather is a World War II veteran, so working at the San Francisco VA is like giving back. Every veteran here has a unique story, and every day I’m working with different patients, staff and working styles."


Marilyn Pique, administrative officer

"I've worked at the San Francisco VA since 2005, so I have a sense of how the VA cares about its patients. We provide care-- the very best care-- to all who served our country."  Learn more


Christine Horatschki, Radiology Charge Nurse

"There is always a sense of fulfillment at the end of the day, knowing I have been able to help a veteran who has served our country. When I provide care, I am able ease their stress first by introducing myself and engaging in conversation that makes them feel respected. This helps them through a diagnostic or interventional procedure, which is why I decided to be a nurse in the first place."  Learn more

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