Bhavya Rehani, MD

Assistant Professor
Asst. Professor in Residence


Bhavya Rehani, MD is Assistant Professor In Residence in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to joining UCSF in 2014, Dr. Rehani was a Clinical Assistant in Neuroradiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She completed her neuroradiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and residency at University of Cincinnati and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center.

Dr. Rehani was a co-investigator in two NIH intramural research projects on Computer Aided Detection, which she completed at the NIH Clinical Center. Dr. Rehani is interested in imaging in Stroke, CNS infections and Brain Trauma. Her research focuses on advanced imaging, functional MRI, neurovascular imaging of stroke including perfusion and development of imaging biomarkers for precision medicine to improve patient care and outcomes. She received the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award by the RSNA Research Foundation in 2012, Helen Popoway Research Award for outstanding presentation in 2008 and Travel Scholarship by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and American Association of University Radiologists (AUR) in 2011.

Dr. Rehani has extensive global health experience and has been involved in multiple global health projects addressing health inequities for over ten years. She studied the neuroimaging findings of advanced HIV/AIDS in Africa and Asia, assisted in setting up polio camps in 2000-2004 before polio was eradicated in India, volunteered as consultant radiologist and mentored trainees from Africa and Asia. Her interests include application of Health IT, cloud based technological solutions and mobile Health for innovative solutions to improve stroke care worldwide.


Honors and Awards

Editorial Board, Journal of Global Radiology, 2014
Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, RSNA Research and Education Foundation, 2012
ACR J.T. Rutherford Government Relations Fellowship, Washington D.C, American College of Radiology Government Relations, 2011-2012
Certificate of Merit Award for Educational Exhibit, Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2011
Certificate of Merit Award for Educational Exhibit, American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Annual Meeting, 2011
Excellence in Design Poster Award, co-recipient, RSNA Annual Meeting, 2011
Chief Resident, University of Cincinnati, Department of Radiology, 2011
Introduction to Academic Radiology, Travel Scholarship, American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), 2010
Introduction to Molecular Imaging, Travel Scholarship, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and American Association of Univ, 2010
Helen L. Popoway Research Award, First Prize, Kettering Medical Center, 2008
Highlights Paper Award for Scientific Presentation, Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting, 2007


Ammanuel S, Brown I, Uribe J, Rehani B. Creating 3D models from Radiologic Images for Virtual Reality Medical Education Modules. J Med Syst. 2019 May 03; 43(6):166.
Rehani B, Zhang Y, Ammanuel S, Smith W, Gonzalez RG, Cooke DL, Hetts SW, Josephson SA, Kim A, Hemphill JC, Dillon W. Imaging in neurointerventional stroke treatment: review of the recent trials and what your neurointerventionalist wants to know from emergency radiologists. Emerg Radiol. 2019 Apr; 26(2):195-203.
Rehani MM, Pauwels R, Rehani B. Evaluation of medical physics training in radiology residency in 67 countries. Phys Med. 2018 Oct; 54:30-33.
Uribe J, Ammanuel S, Rehani B. Worldwide Analysis of Radiology Access and Education for Stroke Care: View From Abroad From 14 Countries. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Jan; 16(1):89-95.
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 Nov; 28(6):601-607.
Devulapalli KK, Talbott JF, Narvid J, Gean A, Rehani B, Manley G, Uzelac A, Yuh E, Huang MC. Utility of Repeat Head CT in Patients with Blunt Traumatic Brain Injury Presenting with Small Isolated Falcine or Tentorial Subdural Hematomas. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 04; 39(4):654-657.
Mutch CA, Rehani B, Lau LSW. Worldwide Implementation of Radiology Quality and Safety Programs. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 11; 14(11):1504-1509.e1.
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.
Rehani B, Zhang YC, Rehani MM, Palkó A, Lau L, Lette MN, Dillon WP. Radiology education in Europe: Analysis of results from 22 European countries. World J Radiol. 2017 Feb 28; 9(2):55-62.
Rehani B, Gao KT, Lau L, Rehani MM, Zhang YC, Dillon WP. Radiology Education in Asia: Differences, Similarities, and Opportunities. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 01; 14(1):111-118.
Rehani B, Zhang YC, Gao KT, Soto Giordani G, Lau L, Rehani MM, Dillon WP. Radiology Education in Latin America. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 03; 14(3):397-403.
Rehani B, Brown I, Dandekar S, Sarkodie B, Mwango G, Rehani MM, Lau L, Zhang YC, Dillon WP. Radiology Education in Africa: Analysis of Results From 13 African Countries. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 02; 14(2):247-252.
Lin JK, Chow DS, Sheu L, Rehani B. Wernicke-Like Encephalopathy Associated With Ifosfamide. Neurohospitalist. 2017 Jan; 7(1):49-50.
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.
Rehani B, Hirsch JA, Dillon WP, González RG, Lev MH, Schaefer PW. Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction: Health Policy Update. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Nov; 36(11):2007-9.
Narvid J, Rehani B, Talbott JF. Diagnostic Performance of Brain MRI in Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome. J Neuroimaging. 2016 05; 26(3):303-8.
Zipser B, Rehani B, Schaefer P. MR and CT Perfusion Imaging: Clinical Applications and Theoretical Principles. Chapter: Lacunar Stroke and Microangiopathy. 2015.
Rehani B. How Can We Make Stroke Imaging Better around the World? :Global Survey of Radiologists in 18 Countries. Radiological Society of North America. 2014.
Rehani B, Schaefer P, Gonzalez RG, Choy G. Radiological Society of North America 2013 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. "Making Imaging Around The World Better: Global survey of Radiologists in 10 countries". 2013.
Rehani B, Cornelius R. Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Chapter: Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Arachnoid Cyst. 2013.
Rehani B, Cornelius R. Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Chapter: Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Cholesterol Granuloma. 2013.
Rehani B, Cornelius R. Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Chapter: Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Epidermoid. 2013.
Summers RM, Liu J, Sussman DL, Dwyer AJ, Rehani B, Pickhardt PJ, Choi JR, Yao J. Association between visceral adiposity and colorectal polyps on CT colonography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jul; 199(1):48-57.
Rehani B. Imaging overutilisation: Is enough being done globally? Biomed Imaging Interv J. 2011 Jan-Mar; 7(1):e6.
Rehani B, Wissman R. Lead poisoning from a gunshot wound. South Med J. 2011 Jan; 104(1):57-8.
Summers RM, Liu J, Rehani B, Stafford P, Brown L, Louie A, Barlow DS, Jensen DW, Cash B, Choi JR, Pickhardt PJ, Petrick N. CT colonography computer-aided polyp detection: Effect on radiologist observers of polyp identification by CAD on both the supine and prone scans. Acad Radiol. 2010 Aug; 17(8):948-59.
Rehani B, Wissman R. Multiple intraosseous lipomatosis: a case report. Cases J. 2009 May 15; 2:7399.
Scheler J, Rehani B, Percy T, Pelstring R, Bharija A, Ames D, Mantil J. Increased F-18 FDG uptake on positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging caused by plantar fibromatosis. Clin Nucl Med. 2008 Apr; 33(4):280-1.
Rehani B, Dowdy Y, Bharija A, Strohmeyer P. F18 fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in progressive transformation of germinal centres. Biomed Imaging Interv J. 2008 Jan; 4(1):e6.
Rehani B, Chasen RM, Dowdy Y, Bharija A, Satter M, Strohmeyer P, Mantil J. Advanced adenoma diagnosis with FDG PET in a visibly normal mucosa: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2007 Sep 20; 1:99.
Malatesha G, Singh NK, Bharija A, Rehani B, Goel A. Comparison of arterial and venous pH, bicarbonate, PCO2 and PO2 in initial emergency department assessment. Emerg Med J. 2007 Aug; 24(8):569-71.
Rehani B, Strohmeyer P, Jacobs M, Mantil J. Gallbladder metastasis from malignant melanoma: diagnosis with FDG PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med. 2006 Dec; 31(12):812-3.