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Christopher Hess, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

Neuroradiologist

Dr. Christopher Hess is a neuroradiologist at UCSF Medical Center who is trained in the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose and monitor neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia, and movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy. He also has expertise in diagnosing vascular anomalies and in CT-guided spinal procedures.

Hess earned a medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and a master of science and Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed a residency in radiology and a fellowship in neuroradiology at UCSF. He is an associate professor of radiology at UCSF and chief of Neuroradiology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco.

Clinics

Birthmarks & Vascular Anomalies Center
1701 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
Appointments: (415) 353–7823
Clinic: (415) 353–7800
Fax: (415) 353–7478

Hours: First Friday of the month, 8 a.m. – noon

Imaging Center at China Basin
185 Berry St., Lobby 6, Suite 190
San Francisco, CA 94107
Scheduling: (415) 353-2573
Phone: (415) 353-4500
Fax: (415) 353-7140

Hours: Monday to Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Precision Spine and Peripheral Nerve Center
185 Berry St. Lobby 6, Suite 180
San Francisco, CA 94107
Main Phone: (415) 353-4500
Appointments: (415) 353-2573
Center Nurse: (415) 353-3717
Fax: (415) 353-7140

Hours: Monday to Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

University of Illinois School of Medicine 2002

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology 2007

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Neuroradiology 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Abla AA, Nelson J, Kim H, Hess CP, Tihan T, Lawton MT. Silent arteriovenous malformation hemorrhage and the recognition of "unruptured" arteriovenous malformation patients who benefit from surgical intervention. Neurosurgery. 2015 May; 76(5):592-600.
  2. Patel AS, Schulman JM, Ruben BS, Hoffman WY, Dowd CF, Frieden IJ, Hess CP. Atypical MRI features in soft-tissue arteriovenous malformation: a novel imaging appearance with radiologic-pathologic correlation. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Sep; 45(10):1515-21.
  3. Desikan RS, Schork AJ, Wang Y, Thompson WK, Dehghan A, Ridker PM, Chasman DI, McEvoy LK, Holland D, Chen CH, Karow DS, Brewer JB, Hess CP, Williams J, Sims R, O'Donovan MC, Choi SH, Bis JC, Ikram MA, Gudnason V, DeStefano AL, van der Lee SJ, Psaty BM, van Duijn CM, Launer L, Seshadri S, Pericak-Vance MA, Mayeux R, Haines JL, Farrer LA, Hardy J, Ulstein ID, Aarsland D, Fladby T, White LR, Sando SB, Rongve A, Witoelar A, Djurovic S, Hyman BT, Snaedal J, Steinberg S, Stefansson H, Stefansson K, Schellenberg GD, Andreassen OA, Dale AM. Polygenic Overlap Between C-Reactive Protein, Plasma Lipids, and Alzheimer Disease. Circulation. 2015 Jun 9; 131(23):2061-9.
  4. Mamlouk MD, Saket RR, Hess CP, Dillon WP. Adding Value in Radiology: Establishing a Designated Quality Control Radiologist in Daily Workflow. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Mar 14.
  5. Chen Y, Tymofiyeva O, Hess CP, Xu D. Effects of rejecting diffusion directions on tensor-derived parameters. Neuroimage. 2015 Apr 1; 109:160-70.
  6. Bian W, Banerjee S, Kelly DA, Hess CP, Larson PE, Chang SM, Nelson SJ, Lupo JM. Simultaneous imaging of radiation-induced cerebral microbleeds, arteries and veins, using a multiple gradient echo sequence at 7 Tesla. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Dec 4.
  7. Osorio JA, Benet A, Hess CP, McDermott MW, Abla AA. Primary vertebral artery reanastomosis during retrosigmoid skull base approach following iatrogenic near-transection with monopolar electrocautery. Neurosurgery. 2014 Dec; 10 Suppl 4:631-9.
  8. Alexandrescu S, Orengo JP, Toossi S, Perry A, Treseler P, Hess C, Margeta M. CNS intravascular large cell lymphoma in a patient with autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Neuropathology. 2014 Nov 6.
  9. Caverzasi E, Mandelli ML, DeArmond SJ, Hess CP, Vitali P, Papinutto N, Oehler A, Miller BL, Lobach IV, Bastianello S, Geschwind MD, Henry RG. White matter involvement in sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Brain. 2014 Dec; 137(Pt 12):3339-54.
  10. Gastelum E, Sear K, Hills N, Roddy E, Randazzo D, Chettout N, Hess C, Cotter J, Haas-Kogan DA, Fullerton H, Mueller S. Rates and characteristics of radiographically detected intracerebral cavernous malformations after cranial radiation therapy in pediatric cancer patients. J Child Neurol. 2015 Jun; 30(7):842-9.
  11. Nguyen JT, Koerper MA, Hess CP, Dowd CF, Hoffman WY, Dickman M, Frieden IJ. Aspirin therapy in venous malformation: a retrospective cohort study of benefits, side effects, and patient experiences. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 31(5):556-60.
  12. Bettcher BM, Gelfand JM, Irani SR, Neuhaus J, Forner S, Hess CP, Geschwind MD. More than memory impairment in voltage-gated potassium channel complex encephalopathy. Eur J Neurol. 2014 Oct; 21(10):1301-10.
  13. Tymofiyeva O, Hess CP, Xu D, Barkovich AJ. Structural MRI connectome in development: challenges of the changing brain. Br J Radiol. 2014 Jul; 87(1039):20140086.
  14. Tymofiyeva O, Ziv E, Barkovich AJ, Hess CP, Xu D. Brain without anatomy: construction and comparison of fully network-driven structural MRI connectomes. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e96196.
  15. Apple AC, Possin KL, Satris G, Johnson E, Lupo JM, Jakary A, Wong K, Kelley DA, Kang GA, Sha SJ, Kramer JH, Geschwind MD, Nelson SJ, Hess CP. Quantitative 7T phase imaging in premanifest Huntington disease. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Sep; 35(9):1707-13.
  16. Trattner S, Pearson GD, Chin C, Cody DD, Gupta R, Hess CP, Kalra MK, Kofler JM, Krishnam MS, Einstein AJ. Standardization and optimization of CT protocols to achieve low dose. J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Mar; 11(3):271-8.
  17. Graves J, Kraus V, Soares BP, Hess CP, Waubant E. Longitudinally extensive optic neuritis in pediatric patients. J Child Neurol. 2015 Jan; 30(1):120-3.
  18. Desikan RS, Thompson WK, Holland D, Hess CP, Brewer JB, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Andreassen OA, McEvoy LK, Hyman BT, Dale AM. The role of clusterin in amyloid--associated neurodegeneration. JAMA Neurol. 2014 Feb; 71(2):180-7.
  19. You SC, Geschwind MD, Sha SJ, Apple A, Satris G, Wood KA, Johnson ET, Gooblar J, Feuerstein JS, Finkbeiner S, Kang GA, Miller BL, Hess CP, Kramer JH, Possin KL. Executive functions in premanifest Huntington's disease. Mov Disord. 2014 Mar; 29(3):405-9.
  20. Hess CP, Christine CW, Apple AC, Dillon WP, Aminoff MJ. Changes in the thalamus in atypical parkinsonism detected using shape analysis and diffusion tensor imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 May; 35(5):897-903.

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