Osher Mini Medical School: 'My Aching Knees - Osteoarthritis: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment'


November 16, 2017



Time Duration

7:00pm - 8:30pm


Enter at Medical Science Building | 513 Parnassus Ave. | School of Nursing Room: N225

Personalized Medicine Powered by Precision Imaging

Meet world-renowned experts from the UCSF Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, who are using and developing new and innovative precision imaging tools to enhance diagnosis, improve disease monitoring, and optimize treatment in the individual patient. In close partnership with subspecialty physicians from other UCSF departments, radiologists are now able to use these tools to pinpoint and better treat disorders such as prostate cancer, breast cancer and degenerative spine and joint disease at earlier stages. This series of lectures will explain how emerging technologies – including specific artificial intelligence platforms – will rely upon imaging to dramatically improve accuracy, safety, and outcomes for patients in the very near future.

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William P. Dillon, M.D.
Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

Christopher P. Hess, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging


Sharmila Majumdar, PhD
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
University of California, San Francisco - School of Medicine
Thomas M. Link; MD, PhD
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
University of California, San Francisco - School of Medicine
R. Krishna Chaganti, MD, MS
University of California, San Francisco

Dr. R. Krishna Chaganti is a rheumatologist at UCSF Medical Center who treats patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In her research, she is studying risk factors associated with the development of osteoarthritis of the hip, predictors of joint arthroplasty and factors associated with increased disability due to osteoarthritis.

Chaganti earned a medical degree and completed an internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. She completed a rheumatology fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery / New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical College. She also completed a master’s degree at Columbia University’s School of Public Health. During her fellowship, she received an ACR Physician-Scientist Development Award to support her research of risk factors associated with hip osteoarthritis development. She is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCSF.