Yannan Yu, MD



06/2026 - Diagnostic radiology, UCSF
06/2022 - internship, UMass Medical Center
06/2021 - neuroradiology post-doc fellow, Stanford University
MD, 07/2016 - Clinical Medicine, Peking Union Medical College
08/2014 - Clinical Medicine, Zhejiang University


Khankari J, Yu Y, Ouyang J, Hussein R, Do HM, Heit JJ, Zaharchuk G. Automated detection of arterial landmarks and vascular occlusions in patients with acute stroke receiving digital subtraction angiography using deep learning. J Neurointerv Surg. 2023 Jun; 15(6):521-525.
Zhao MY, Woodward A, Fan AP, Chen KT, Yu Y, Chen DY, Moseley ME, Zaharchuk G. Reproducibility of cerebrovascular reactivity measurements: A systematic review of neuroimaging techniques. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2022 05; 42(5):700-717.
Zhou P, Wang Y, Sun J, Yu Y, Mossa-Basha M, Zhu C. Assessment of Therapeutic Response to Statin Therapy in Patients With Intracranial or Extracranial Carotid Atherosclerosis by Vessel Wall MRI: A Systematic Review and Updated Meta-Analysis. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2021; 8:742935.
Yu Y, Heit JJ, Zaharchuk G. Improving Ischemic Stroke Care With MRI and Deep Learning Artificial Intelligence. Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2021 Aug 01; 30(4):187-195.
McCullough-Hicks ME, Yu Y, Mlynash M, Albers GW, Zaharchuk G. The bright vessel sign on arterial spin labeling MRI for heralding and localizing large vessel occlusions. J Neuroimaging. 2021 09; 31(5):925-930.
Zhang X, Yan S, Zhong W, Yu Y, Lou M. Early NT-ProBNP (N-Terminal Probrain Natriuretic Peptide) Elevation Predicts Malignant Edema and Death After Reperfusion Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients. Stroke. 2021 01; 52(2):537-542.
Zhang S, Lin L, Zhang R, Wang M, Yu Y, Shi Z, Parsons M, Geng Y. Absent Contrast Filling of Ipsilateral Superficial Middle Cerebral Vein Predicts Midline Shift in Acute Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion. Front Neurol. 2020; 11:570844.
Zhang S, Zhang R, Jin B, Shi Z, Li C, Yu Y, Wang Z. Absent filling of the superficial middle cerebral vein is associated with reperfusion but not parenchymal hematoma in stroke patients undergoing thrombectomy: an observational study. Ann Transl Med. 2020 Nov; 8(21):1410.
Yu Y, Xie Y, Thamm T, Gong E, Ouyang J, Huang C, Christensen S, Marks MP, Lansberg MG, Albers GW, Zaharchuk G. Use of Deep Learning to Predict Final Ischemic Stroke Lesions From Initial Magnetic Resonance Imaging. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 03 02; 3(3):e200772.
Wang K, Shou Q, Ma SJ, Liebeskind D, Qiao XJ, Saver J, Salamon N, Kim H, Yu Y, Xie Y, Zaharchuk G, Scalzo F, Wang DJJ. Deep Learning Detection of Penumbral Tissue on Arterial Spin Labeling in Stroke. Stroke. 2020 02; 51(2):489-497.
Meng Y, Li M, Yu Y, Xu Y, Gao S, Feng F, Xu WH. Quantitative score of the vessel morphology in middle cerebral artery atherosclerosis. J Neurol Sci. 2019 Apr 15; 399:111-117.
Yu YN, Li ML, Xu YY, Meng Y, Trieu H, Villablanca JP, Gao S, Feng F, Liebeskind DS, Xu WH. Middle cerebral artery geometric features are associated with plaque distribution and stroke. Neurology. 2018 11 06; 91(19):e1760-e1769.
Bellwald S, Balasubramaniam R, Nagler M, Burri MS, Fischer SDA, Hakim A, Dobrocky T, Yu Y, Scalzo F, Heldner MR, Wiest R, Mono ML, Sarikya H, El-Koussy M, Mordasini P, Fischer U, Schroth G, Gralla J, Mattle HP, Arnold M, Liebeskind D, Jung S. Association of anemia and hemoglobin decrease during acute stroke treatment with infarct growth and clinical outcome. PLoS One. 2018; 13(9):e0203535.
Yu Y, Guo D, Lou M, Liebeskind D, Scalzo F. Prediction of Hemorrhagic Transformation Severity in Acute Stroke From Source Perfusion MRI. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2018 09; 65(9):2058-2065.
Yu Y, Han Q, Ding X, Chen Q, Ye K, Zhang S, Yan S, Campbell BC, Parsons MW, Wang S, Lou M. Defining Core and Penumbra in Ischemic Stroke: A Voxel- and Volume-Based Analysis of Whole Brain CT Perfusion. Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 10; 6:20932.
Yan S, Liu K, Tong L, Yu Y, Zhang S, Lou M. Different risk factors for poor outcome between patients with positive and negative susceptibility vessel sign. J Neurointerv Surg. 2016 Oct; 8(10):1001-5.