Alisa D. Gean, MD
The Neuroradiologist is a doctor who reviews the X-rays, CT scans and MRI's to assist in diagnosing the patient's neurologic condition.
Alisa D. Gean, MD is a Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco. She currently serves as the Chief of Neuroradiology at San Francisco General Hospital.
Dr. Gean obtained both her BS and MD degrees at Stanford University. She then completed an Internal Medicine Internship at San Francisco Children's Hospital, followed by a Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and a two-year Fellowship in Neuroradiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
She joined the faculty at UCSF in 1989 as the Chief of Neuroradiology at San Francisco General Hospital. She is a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology and obtained her CAQ in 1996. Dr. Gean is also a National Medical Board Examiner for the American Board of Radiology for both resident certification and for the Neuroradiology CAQ examination.
Dr. Gean's editorial activities include JAMA, American Journal of Neuroradiology, Radiology, Journal of Trauma, Journal of Neurotrauma, Annals of Neurology, Journal of Neuro-AIDS, and the Journal of Computed Assisted Tomography.
Dr. Gean's primary professional interest is in the field of central nervous system trauma, but she also has secondary interests in stroke and HIV disease. These three interests arose from the large number of patients presenting to San Francisco Hospital with these issues. Dr. Gean lectures nationally and internationally on the topic of traumatic brain injury, and is a founding member of the Brain and Spine Injury Center ("BASIC") at UCSF. She has written extensively on the topic of TBI. Dr. Gean, and is the sole author of the internationally recogn
ized textbook, "Imaging of Head Trauma". She is currently working on a second edition.
In 2007, she volunteered for a month at Landsthul Regional Medical Center in Germany to study combat TBI. To this end, she has been working to better understand the difference between civilian and battlefield brain injury. Dr. Gean has previously held positions as the San Francisco mayoral delegate to the Philippines and Vietnam, and she continues to perform volunteer neuroradiology. consultation in the Asia/Pacific Rim.