Brian Haas, MD

Assistant Professor
Director of QA/QI, ZSFG
Co-Director of Radiology Quality & Safety Committee
Asst Prof Clinical Radiology


Brian Haas, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology in Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and he completed his internship at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Haas finished his diagnostic radiology residency at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, followed by a Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to joining the faculty at UCSF, Dr. Haas was an Associate Physician with The Permanente Medical Group.

Dr. Haas studies the use of CT, MRI, and image guided biopsies in evaluating disease of the heart, lungs, and mediastinum. In particular, Dr. Haas explores the impact on clinical decision making of uncertainty following radiologic examinations. He also has an interest in quality improvement and patient safety, and studying how as a health system we can develop more robust practices so that patients receive the very best treatment the first time and every time.

Dr. Haas is an active member of the Society of Thoracic Radiology, North American Society of Cardiovascular MRI, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the American College of Radiology. Additionally, Dr. Haas is a manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging

Thoracic Imaging

Professional Interests:
Quality improvement and patient safety, clinical decision-making following indeterminate test results, cancer screening, radiation dose standardization

Education and Training:
• Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Residency: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco – Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging


2020 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California, San Francisco
Fellowship, 2015 - Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 2014 - Radiology, Yale University
Internship, 2010 - , Albert Einstein Medical Center
MD, 2009 - School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Honors and Awards

Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, RSNA, 2014
Dr. Tapan k. Chaudhuri Trainee Research Prize, RSNA, 2012
“Outstanding Teacher Award”, Albert Einstein Medical Center, 2010


Chu PW, Kofler C, Mahendra M, Wang Y, Chu CA, Stewart C, Delman BN, Haas B, Lee C, Bolch WE, Smith-Bindman R. Dose length product to effective dose coefficients in children. Pediatr Radiol. 2023 Mar 16.
Haas BM, Zhang L, Nichols H, Orwig N, Hess CP, Kolli KP. What referring clinicians value most: Accuracy of radiology results and personal interactions with radiologists. Clin Imaging. 2023 May; 97:72-77.
Haas BM. Editorial Comment: Report Extent of Consolidation and Pulmonary Artery Diameter in Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease Who Are Undergoing Initial Evaluation of Lung Cancer. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 10; 217(4):870.
Trinh B, Calabrese E, Vu T, Forman HP, Haas BM. Low-Volume and High-Volume Readers of Neurological and Musculoskeletal MRI: Achieving Subspecialization in Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Feb; 17(2):314-322.
Haas BM, Mogel GT, Attaya HN. Peer learning on a shoe string: success of a distributive model for peer learning in a community radiology practice. Clin Imaging. 2020 Feb; 59(2):114-118.
Haas BM, Hahn LD, Oliva I. What is the added sensitivity of non-lateral cervical spine radiographs in the evaluation of acute cervical spine trauma? Emerg Radiol. 2019 Apr; 26(2):133-138.
Haas BM, Clayton JD, Elicker BM, Ordovas KG, Naeger DM. CT-Guided Percutaneous Lung Biopsies in Patients With Suspicion for Infection May Yield Clinically Useful Information. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Feb; 208(2):459-463.
Kalra VB, Wu X, Haas BM, Forman HP, Philpotts LE. Cost-Effectiveness of Tomosynthesis in Annual Screening Mammography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Nov; 207(5):1152-1155.
Haas BM, Elicker BM, Nguyen J, Ordovas KG, Jones KD, Henry TS, Naeger DM. Nondiagnostic Computed Tomography-guided Percutaneous Lung Biopsies Are More Likely When Infection Is Suspected. J Thorac Imaging. 2016 May; 31(3):151-5.
Durand MA, Haas BM, Yao X, Geisel JL, Raghu M, Hooley RJ, Horvath LJ, Philpotts LE. Early clinical experience with digital breast tomosynthesis for screening mammography. Radiology. 2015 Jan; 274(1):85-92.
Haas BM, Kalra V, Geisel J, Raghu M, Durand M, Philpotts LE. Comparison of tomosynthesis plus digital mammography and digital mammography alone for breast cancer screening. Radiology. 2013 Dec; 269(3):694-700.
Haas BM, Haines GK, Shin MS. Progressive dyspnea complicated by fever and massive hemoptysis in a 61-year-old man with extremity chondrosarcoma. Chest. 2013 Aug; 144(2):695-699.
Haas B, Chittams JL, Trerotola SO. Large-bore tunneled central venous catheter insertion in patients with coagulopathy. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Feb; 21(2):212-7.
B. Haas, S. Trerotola, M. Itkin, A. Patel, S. Stavropoulos, R. Shlansky-Goldberg, M. Soulen, J. Solomon. Abstract No. 89: Tunneled Central Venous Catheter Insertion in Patients with Coagulopathy and Thrombocytopenia. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2009 Feb 1; 20(2):s35-s36.