Rina Patel, MD

Associate Professor
Assistant Director, Musculoskeletal Fellowship Program
Assoc Prof Clinical Radiology


Rina Patel, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Musculoskeletal Imaging section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. She obtained her MD at Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Patel completed her one-year internship at University of Chicago Medical Center, Illinois, where also completed her diagnostic radiology and chief residency. This was followed by a musculoskeletal fellowship from UCSF. Prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Patel held an Assistant Professor position at the Loyola University Health System Department of Radiology, Musculoskeletal Section, in Maywood, Illinois.

Dr. Patel’s areas of clinical interest include sports imaging and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Dr. Patel has published several peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed articles, as well as 13 abstracts. Her research program focuses on sports medicine related and technical projects.

Musculoskeletal Radiology

Sport imaging, Musculoskeletal diagnostic and interventional ultrasound

Professional Interests:
Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal interventional procedures, sports medicine and orthopedic MRI


2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Fellowship, - Musculoskeletal Radiology, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, - Diagnostic Radiology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Illinois
MD, - Medicine, Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Honors and Awards

MAGIS Star Award, Loyola University Medical Center, 2017
Demos Outstanding Educator, Loyola University Medical Center, 2016-2017
Research and Education Foundation Member-in-training Award for Outstanding ARRS presentation, Association of Women Radiologists, 2012
UCMC Quality Fair Winner, University of Chicago Medical Center, 2011
Resident Professionalism Award, University of Chicago Medical Center, Department of Radiology, 2011


Baal JD, Yoon D, Patel RP, Chin CT, Shah VN. Advanced Imaging of the Peripheral Nerves, From the AJR "How We Do It" Special Series. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2024 Feb 14.
Patel RP, McGill K, Motamedi D, Morgan T. Ultrasound-guided interventions of the upper extremity joints. Skeletal Radiol. 2023 May; 52(5):897-909.