Hideyo Minagi, MD

Professor Emeritus
Clinical Professor Emeritus


Dr. Minagi obtained his medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1961, followed by internship at the Queen’s Hospital in Honolulu, HI. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency at UCSF in 1966. After serving two years in the US Public Health Service, he was appointed to the UCSF faculty at San Francisco General Hospital in 1968, where he specialized in general radiology.

Dr. Minagi officially retired in 2000, but has remained on the radiology faculty at SFGH on a recall basis. He no longer practices diagnostic radiology, thus rendering San Francisco a safer place in which to live. He does, however, continue to teach radiology residents and medical students at San Francisco General Hospital.

Diagnostic Radiology

Plain film radiology

Professional Interests:
Resident and medical student radiology education

Education and Training:
• Medical School: University of Oregon, Portland
• Internship: Queens Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii
• Residency: University of California, San Francisco
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco
• Medical License: California
• Certified, American Board of Radiology


Residency, - Radiology, University of California, San Francisco

Honors and Awards

Dr. Hideyo Minagi Endowed Chair in Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, 1999
Honorary Member, Gold Headed Cane Society, 1999
Outstanding Alumni Award, University of California, San Francisco, 1996
Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of California, San Francisco, 1981
Hideyo Minagi Outstanding Teacher Award, University of California, San Francisco, 1975


Cruz CJ, Minagi H. Large-bowel obstruction resulting from traumatic diaphragmatic hernia: imaging findings in four cases. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1994 Apr; 162(4):843-5.
Schapera A, Marks JD, Minagi H, Goodman P, Katz JA. Perioperative pulmonary function in acute respiratory failure: effect of ventilator type and gas mixture. Anesthesiology. 1989 Sep; 71(3):396-402.
Minagi H, Jeffrey RB. Radiologic techniques in the treatment of the critically ill trauma patient. Crit Care Clin. 1986 Oct; 2(4):821-38.