Preeti Sukerkar, MD, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Residency Site Director, SF VAMC
Asst Prof of Clin Radiology


In August, 2019, Dr. Preeti Sukerkar joined UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging as an assistant clinical professor in the Musculoskeletal Imaging Section.

Dr. Sukerkar received her PhD in Chemistry in 2011 and her medical degree in 2013 from the Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. In 2014, Dr. Sukerkar completed a one-year internship in internal medicine at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago. Her four-year diagnostic radiology residency was accomplished in 2018 at Stanford Healthcare, Palo Alto, CA, where she served as chief resident. She then completed a fellowship in both Musculoskeletal Imaging and in Body MRI at Stanford in 2019.

In 2013, Dr. Sukerkar was the recipient of the first prize in the MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago. In 2016, Dr. Sukerkar was a recipient of Stanford’s Etta Kalin Moskowitz Fund research Award and a Top 10 Poster Award at the QI/Patient Safety Symposium.


Fellowship, 2019 - Musculoskeletal Imaging / Body MRI, Stanford University
Residency, 2018 - Diagnostic Radiology, Stanford University
Internship, 2014 - , Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
MD, 2013 - Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2011 - Chemistry, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Honors and Awards

Etta Kalin Moskowitz Fund Research Award, Stanford University, 2016
First Prize, Enterprise Forum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2013


Sceats LA, Sukerkar PA, Raghavan SS, Esmaeili Shandiz A, Shelton A, Kin C. Fragility of Life: Recurrent Intestinal Perforation Due to Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Dig Dis Sci. 2019 08; 64(8):2120-2123.
Sukerkar PA, Fast AM, Riley G. Extreme Sports Injuries to the Pelvis and Lower Extremity. Radiol Clin North Am. 2018 Nov; 56(6):1013-1033.
Theruvath AJ, Sukerkar PA, Bao S, Rosenberg J, Luna-Fineman S, Kharbanda S, Daldrup-Link HE. Bone marrow oedema predicts bone collapse in paediatric and adolescent leukaemia patients with corticosteroid-induced osteonecrosis. Eur Radiol. 2018 Jan; 28(1):410-417.
Townsend TR, Moyle-Heyrman G, Sukerkar PA, MacRenaris KW, Burdette JE, Meade TJ. Progesterone-targeted magnetic resonance imaging probes. Bioconjug Chem. 2014 Aug 20; 25(8):1428-37.
Hung AH, Liang T, Sukerkar PA, Meade TJ. High dynamic range processing for magnetic resonance imaging. PLoS One. 2013; 8(11):e77883.
Sukerkar PA, MacRenaris KW, Townsend TR, Ahmed RA, Burdette JE, Meade TJ. Synthesis and biological evaluation of water-soluble progesterone-conjugated probes for magnetic resonance imaging of hormone related cancers. Bioconjug Chem. 2011 Nov 16; 22(11):2304-16.
Strauch RC, Mastarone DJ, Sukerkar PA, Song Y, Ipsaro JJ, Meade TJ. Reporter protein-targeted probes for magnetic resonance imaging. J Am Chem Soc. 2011 Oct 19; 133(41):16346-9.
Sukerkar PA, MacRenaris KW, Meade TJ, Burdette JE. A steroid-conjugated magnetic resonance probe enhances contrast in progesterone receptor expressing organs and tumors in vivo. Mol Pharm. 2011 Aug 01; 8(4):1390-400.
Sukerkar PA, Rezvi UG, Macrenaris KW, Patel PC, Wood JC, Meade TJ. Polystyrene microsphere-ferritin conjugates: a robust phantom for correlation of relaxivity and size distribution. Magn Reson Med. 2011 Feb; 65(2):522-30.
Sukerkar PA. Imaging modalities for back pain. Virtual Mentor. 2007 Feb 01; 9(2):119-22.
Messmore BW, Sukerkar PA, Stupp SI. Mirror image nanostructures. J Am Chem Soc. 2005 Jun 08; 127(22):7992-3.