Jessica Hayward, MD

Associate Professor
Director, Breast Imaging Fellowship Program
Co-Chair, Residency Selection Committee
Assoc Professor Clin Radiology


Jessica Hayward, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Breast Imaging section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.  She received her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School 2008 followed by a one-year internal medicine internship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City in 2009.  Dr. Hayward then completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York followed by a Women’s Imaging fellowship at UCSF. In August 2014, Dr. Hayward accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology in Women’s Imaging at San Francisco General Hospital.

Dr. Hayward strives to better the health of women through her clinical work and research in the breast imaging and ultrasound sections at San Francisco General Hospital. She is an active member of the Society of Breast Imaging, Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, the American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Radiological Society of North America.

Breast Imaging

Breast imaging and intervention, obstetrical and gynecologic ultrasound

Professional Interests:
Breast cancer, screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound and MRI, obstetrics and gynecology imaging

Education and Training:
• Medical School: Dartmouth School of Medicine, Hanover, NH
• Internship: Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY- Internal Medicine
• Residency: Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY- Diagnostic Radiology
• Residency: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY- Radiology resident
• Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY- Radiology resident
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco- Women’s Imaging

Honors and Awards

Radiology Resident Academic Development Program, Siemens-AUR, 2011
Henry Goldberg Medical Student Award Finalist, Alliance of Medical School Educators in Radiology, 2008
Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society, 2007


Peralta S, Katt W, Balkman C, Butler S, Carney P, Todd-Donato A, Drozd M, Duhamel G, Fiani N, Ford J, Grenier J, Hayward J, Heikinheimo K, Hume K, Moore E, Puri R, Sylvester S, Warshaw S, Webb S, White A, Wright A, Cerione R. Opportunities for targeted therapies: trametinib as a therapeutic approach to canine oral squamous cell carcinomas. Res Sq. 2024 May 02.
Xu K, Chung M, Hayward JH, Kelil T, Lee AY, Ray KM. MRI of the Lactating Breast. Radiographics. 2024 Feb; 44(2):e230129.
Hayward JH, Lee AY, Sickles EA, Ray KM. Prevalent vs Incident Screen: Why Does It Matter? J Breast Imaging. 2024 Jan 08.
Tang F, Hayward J. Clinical Utility of Abbreviated Breast MRI to Assess Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy. Radiol Imaging Cancer. 2024 Jan; 6(1):e249002.
Hastings-Robinson A, Chung M, Hayward JH, Ray KM, Price ER, Navarro R, Joe BN, Lee AY. The role of digital mammographic surveillance for detection of asymptomatic recurrence in autologous flap reconstructions. Clin Imaging. 2024 Feb; 106:110062.
Chang A, Hayward J. New Suspicious Findings at Breast MRI after Neoadjuvant Therapy. Radiol Imaging Cancer. 2023 11; 5(6):e239018.
Chung M, Calabrese E, Mongan J, Ray KM, Hayward JH, Kelil T, Sieberg R, Hylton N, Joe BN, Lee AY. Deep Learning to Simulate Contrast-enhanced Breast MRI of Invasive Breast Cancer. Radiology. 2023 03; 306(3):e213199.
Hayward JH. Updates in Transgender Breast Imaging. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2023 Feb; 44(1):23-34.
Holtz JN, Woodard GA, Hayward JH, Ray KM, Kannan N, Greenwood HI, Joe BN, Lee AY. The Value of Targeted Ultrasound for the Primary Evaluation of Breast Symptoms in Pregnant Women of All Ages. J Breast Imaging. 2021 Sep 16; 3(5):556-563.
Taliaferro AS, Price ER, Hayward JH, Wong JM, Balassanian R, Fay JS, Freimanis RI, Joe BN, Lee AY. Utility and Outcomes of Preoperative Screening Breast MRI for Planned Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy in High-Risk Patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2022 02; 218(2):241-248.
Velazquez AI, Hayward JH, Gregory B, Dixit N. Trends in Breast Cancer Screening in a Safety-Net Hospital During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 08 02; 4(8):e2119929.
Eckstein DA, Price ER, Hayward JH, Joe BN, Lee AY. Frequency and Outcomes of New Suspicious Lesions on Breast MRI in the Setting of Neoadjuvant Therapy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 03; 216(3):633-639.
Chapman MC, Lee AY, Hayward JH, Joe BN, Price ER. Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Sentinel Node Tracer Injection: Effects on Breast MRI Quality. J Breast Imaging. 2020 Nov 21; 2(6):577-582.
Chung M, Hayward JH, Woodard GA, Knobel A, Greenwood HI, Ray KM, Joe BN, Lee AY. US as the Primary Imaging Modality in the Evaluation of Palpable Breast Masses in Breastfeeding Women, Including Those of Advanced Maternal Age. Radiology. 2020 11; 297(2):316-324.
Wright AG, Hayward JH, Price ER, Ray KM, Joe BN, Lee AY. Primum non nocere: Utility and outcomes of pediatric breast ultrasound. Clin Imaging. 2020 Dec; 68:131-135.
Hayward JH, Ray KM, Price ER, Sickles EA, Conlon K, Lobach I, Joe BN, Lee AY. Performance of screening MRI in high risk patients at initial versus subsequent screen. Clin Imaging. 2020 Oct; 66:87-92.
Chapman MC, Hayward JH, Woodard GA, Joe BN, Lee AY. The Role of Breast MRI in Detecting Asymptomatic Recurrence After Therapeutic Mastectomy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 07; 215(1):254-261.
Linden OE, Hayward JH, Price ER, Kelil T, Joe BN, Lee AY. Utility of Diagnostic Mammography as the Primary Imaging Modality for Palpable Lumps in Women With Almost Entirely Fatty Breasts. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 04; 214(4):938-944.
Lee AY, Plecha D, Woodard GA, Price ER, Hayward JH, Mark S, Joe BN. Utilization of Patient Navigators in Breast Imaging Facilities Across the United States: A Survey of Breast Imaging Radiologists. J Breast Imaging. 2020 Feb 04; 2(1):16-21.
Chen CA, Hayward JH, Woodard GA, Ray KM, Starr CJ, Hylton NM, Joe BN, Lee AY. Complete Breast MRI Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Prediction of Pathologic Complete Response. J Breast Imaging. 2019 Sep 04; 1(3):217-222.
Joe BN, Hayward JH. More Lives Risked with Risk-based versus Age-based Breast Cancer Screening. Radiology. 2019 Aug; 292(2):329-330.
Dashevsky BZ, Hayward JH, Woodard GA, Joe BN, Lee AY. Utility and Outcomes of Imaging Evaluation for Palpable Lumps in the Postmastectomy Patient. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 08; 213(2):464-472.
Lai YC, Ray KM, Lee AY, Hayward JH, Freimanis RI, Lobach IV, Joe BN. Microcalcifications Detected at Screening Mammography: Synthetic Mammography and Digital Breast Tomosynthesis versus Digital Mammography. Radiology. 2018 12; 289(3):630-638.
Laguna B, Hayward JH, Lee AY, Joe BN, Ray KM. Paraneoplastic neurologic syndrome as a presentation of underlying breast malignancy. Breast J. 2018 11; 24(6):1038-1042.
Qiao Y, Hayward JH, Balassanian R, Ray KM, Joe BN, Lee AY. Tuberculosis mastitis presenting as bilateral breast masses. Clin Imaging. 2018 Nov - Dec; 52:28-31.
Ray KM, Hayward JH, Joe BN. Role of MR Imaging for the Locoregional Staging of Breast Cancer. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2018 May; 26(2):191-205.
Kerridge WD, Carpentier B, Hayward JH, Vargas JE. A Case of Ruptured Interstitial Ectopic Pregnancy: Ultrasonographic Appearance With Gross Pathology Correlate. Ultrasound Q. 2017 Jun; 33(2):181-183.
Carpentier B, Hayward J, Strachowski L. Enhancing Your Acoustics: Ultrasound Image Optimization of Breast Lesions. J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Jul; 36(7):1479-1485.
Hayward JH, Ray KM, Wisner DJ, Kornak J, Lin W, Joe BN, Sickles EA. Improving Screening Mammography Outcomes Through Comparison With Multiple Prior Mammograms. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 10; 207(4):918-924.
Hayward JH, Ray KM, Wisner DJ, Joe BN. Follow-up outcomes after benign concordant MRI-guided breast biopsy. Clin Imaging. 2016 Sep-Oct; 40(5):1034-9.
Kovanlikaya A, Watson E, Hayward J, Beneck D, Sockolow R, Solomon A, Christos P, Brill PW. Magnetic resonance enterography and wireless capsule endoscopy in the evaluation of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Clin Imaging. 2013 Jan-Feb; 37(1):77-82.
Lewis P, Hayward J, Chertoff J. Student interviews for radiology residency: what influences how students rank programs? J Am Coll Radiol. 2010 Jun; 7(6):439-45.