Joelle Harwin, MD

Assistant Professor


Dr. Harwin earned her medical degree at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She completed an internship in internal medicine at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, followed by diagnostic radiology residency and an abdominal imaging fellowship at UCSF.

Dr. Harwin served as chief resident during her final year of residency. In the radiology department, Dr. Harwin served on the Quality & Safety committee where she authored guidelines on imaging modality size/weight limitations and reading room safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both documents were implemented by the department and published on the UCSF website. Dr. Harwin served on the Patient Experience Leadership team where she helped with hospital and departmental transition in response to the 2020 Cures Act. She also served on the resident recruitment committee and was part of the hospital-wide Clinical Performance Improvement committee. On a state level, Dr. Harwin served as both president and vice president of the California Radiological Society Residents and Fellows Section where she organized the third annual UCLA Career Symposium and helped plan the Radiology Leadership Institute Westcoast Kickstart Your Career Sampler Workshop. Dr. Harwin is the Young and Early Career Professional Society 2024 grant recipient from the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Harwin has published on multiple topics including multidisciplinary approach to cancer in pregnancy and liver imaging in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Her research abstract “Going Beyond FDG-PET: The Next Generation of Targeted Nuclear Medicine Imaging for Breast Cancer” won the American Roentgen Ray Society 2021 Certificate of Merit. Dr. Harwin was invited to a lecture at the Association of University Radiologists 2022 on creating a sustainable workforce by optimizing relationships between program directors, trainees and program coordinators.


Harwin J, Jha P, Post A, Silverstein J, Van Loon K, Poder L. The radiologist's role in a multidisciplinary approach to cancer in pregnancy. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2023 05; 48(5):1605-1611.
Harwin J, Sugi MD, Hetts SW, Conrad MB, Ohliger MA. The Role of Liver Imaging in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. J Clin Med. 2020 Nov 21; 9(11).
Harwin JR, Richardson ML. "Tennis leg": gastrocnemius injury is a far more common cause than plantaris rupture. Radiol Case Rep. 2017 Mar; 12(1):120-123.