University of California San Francisco | About UCSF | UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco
Search Site | Find a Doctor

Elissa Price, M.D.


Dr. Elissa Price is a radiologist at the UCSF Women's Health Center at Mount Zion. Prior to joining UCSF Medical Center, she worked at Maimonides Cancer Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. In her research, she focuses on breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Price earned a medical degree at the University of Toronto, where she received the Gold Medal from the Faculty of Medicine. She completed a radiology residency at the University of Toronto, followed by a breast imaging fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She is an assistant professor of radiology at UCSF.


Breast Imaging
1600 Divisadero St., Room H-2906
San Francisco, CA 94115
Scheduling: (415) 353-2573
Phone: (415) 353-9800
Fax: (415) 353-9910

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

Radiology at the Women's Health Center
2356 Sutter St., Room J-146 and J-226
San Francisco, CA 94115
Scheduling: (415) 353-2573
Fax: (415) 353-7140

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

More about Elissa Price


University of Toronto School of Medicine 2004


University of Toronto 2009


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 2010

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Price ER, Wong J, Mukhtar R, Hylton N, Esserman LJ. How to use magnetic resonance imaging following neoadjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced breast cancer. World J Clin Cases. 2015 Jul 16; 3(7):607-13.
  2. Price ER, Joe BN, Sickles EA. The developing asymmetry: revisiting a perceptual and diagnostic challenge. Radiology. 2015 Mar; 274(3):642-51.
  3. Karp NL, Price ER, Wisner DJ, Chang CB, Hylton NM, Joe BN. Extra-mammary findings on breast MRI: a pictorial review. Clin Imaging. 2015 Jul-Aug; 39(4):547-52.
  4. Ray KM, Price ER, Joe BN. Breast density legislation: mandatory disclosure to patients, alternative screening, billing, reimbursement. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Feb; 204(2):257-60.
  5. Price ER, Hargreaves J, Lipson JA, Sickles EA, Brenner RJ, Lindfors KK, Joe BN, Leung JW, Feig SA, Ojeda-Fournier H, Kurian AW, Love E, Ryan L, Ikeda DM. Response. Radiology. 2014 Jun; 271(3):927-8.
  6. Price ER, Hargreaves J, Lipson JA, Sickles EA, Brenner RJ, Lindfors KK, Joe BN, Leung JW, Feig SA, Bassett LW, Ojeda-Fournier H, Daniel BL, Kurian AW, Love E, Ryan L, Walgenbach DD, Ikeda DM. The California breast density information group: a collaborative response to the issues of breast density, breast cancer risk, and breast density notification legislation. Radiology. 2013 Dec; 269(3):887-92.
  7. Price ER, Brooks JD, Watson EJ, Brennan SB, Comen EA, Morris EA. The impact of bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy on breast MRI background parenchymal enhancement and fibroglandular tissue. Eur Radiol. 2014 Jan; 24(1):162-8.
  8. Price ER. Magnetic resonance imaging-guided biopsy of the breast: fundamentals and finer points. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2013 Aug; 21(3):571-81.
  9. Yitta S, Joe BN, Wisner DJ, Price ER, Hylton NM. Recognizing artifacts and optimizing breast MRI at 1.5 and 3 T. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jun; 200(6):W673-82.
  10. Kohi MP, Brasic N, Vohra P, Price ER, Joe BN. Breast metastasis from testicular leiomyosarcoma. Breast J. 2013 May-Jun; 19(3):336-7.
  11. Price ER, Morris EA. Magnetic resonance imaging-guided breast biopsies: tips and tricks. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2011 Feb; 62(1):15-21.
  12. Burmeister M, Kim S, Price ER, de Lange T, Tantravahi U, Myers RM, Cox DR. A map of the distal region of the long arm of human chromosome 21 constructed by radiation hybrid mapping and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Genomics. 1991 Jan; 9(1):19-30.
  13. Cox DR, Burmeister M, Price ER, Kim S, Myers RM. Radiation hybrid mapping: a somatic cell genetic method for constructing high-resolution maps of mammalian chromosomes. Science. 1990 Oct 12; 250(4978):245-50.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.