Alina Uzelac, DO

Assistant Professor
Associate Clinical Professor


Alina Uzelac, DO, is a Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Neuroradiology at the San Francisco General Hospital. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic from Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona in 2001, and completed her residency in Radiology at the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, followed by a fellowship in Neuroradiology from the University of California, San Francisco in 2011.

In July 2011, Dr. Uzelac became a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in Neuroradiology at UCSF. Her areas of interest are trauma and central nervous system infection, and is a member of the American Society of Neuroradiology.


Head and neck

Professional Interests:
Head and neck infections, stroke, brain and spine trauma, spine degenerative disease

Education and Training:
• Medical School: Western University of Health Science, California
• Internship: Chino Valley Medical Center, California
• Residency: Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, California - Radiology
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Neuroradiology
• CA Medical License
• Board Certification Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology
• Drug Enforcement Administration registration number


Narvid J, Callen A, Talbott J, Uzelac A, Dupont SM, Chow F, Price RW, Rehani B. Brain MRI Features of CSF Human Immunodeficiency Virus Escape. J Neuroimaging. 2018 Aug 05.
Busby LP, Herron SM, Talbott JF, Uzelac A, Rehani B. Encephalomyelitis After Varicella Zoster Reactivation in an Immunocompromised Patient. Neurohospitalist. 2018 Apr; 8(2):NP1-NP2.
Yu Y, Mabray M, Silveira W, Shen PY, Ryan WR, Uzelac A, Yom SS. Earlier and more specific detection of persistent neck disease with diffusion-weighted MRI versus subsequent PET/CT after definitive chemoradiation for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck. 2017 Mar; 39(3):432-438.
Phillips D, Dhall SS, Uzelac A, Talbott JF. Gunshot wound causing anterior spinal cord infarction due to injury to the artery of Adamkiewicz. Spine J. 2016 Sep; 16(9):e603-4.
Kozak B, Talbott J, Uzelac A, Rehani B. Rosai-Dorfman Disease Isolated to the Thoracic Epidural Spine. J Radiol Case Rep. 2015 Nov; 9(11):6-16.
Hemmat SM, Wang SJ, Uzelac A, Yom SS, Ryan WR. The Limitations of Routine Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Long-Term Post-Treatment Locoregional Surveillance of Salivary Carcinoma. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2015; 77(3):132-40.
Al-Shwaiheen FA, Wang SJ, Uzelac A, Yom SS, Ryan WR. The advantages and drawbacks of routine magnetic resonance imaging for long-term post-treatment locoregional surveillance of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 May-Jun; 36(3):415-23.
Baud MO, Uzelac A, Jay CA, Talbott JF. CNS siderosis and orthostatic headache as a delayed complication of spinal surgery. Neurology. 2014 Nov 25; 83(22):2097-8.
Uzelac A, Gean AD. Orbital and facial fractures. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2014 Aug; 24(3):407-24, vii.