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Michael Hope, M.D.


Dr. Michael D. Hope is a radiologist with UCSF Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging. In addition to his clinical expertise, Hope has extensive research experience, with over 35 peer-reviewed publications. His research focuses on magnetic resonance (MR) blood flow imaging in the clinical management of patients with cardiovascular disease.

Hope earned his medical degree from Stanford University Medical Center. Subsequently, he completed an internal medicine internship at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, followed by a diagnostic radiology residency and fellowship in cardiopulmonary imaging at UCSF. Hope is an assistant professor of cardiac and pulmonary imaging at UCSF.

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Stanford University School of Medicine 2004


UCSF Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology 2009


UCSF Medical Center, Cardiopulmonary Imaging 2010

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Burris NS, Hope MD. Bicuspid Valve-Related Aortic Disease: Flow Assessment with Conventional Phase-Contrast MRI. Acad Radiol. 2015 Mar 10.
  2. Sigovan M, Dyverfeldt P, Wrenn J, Tseng EE, Saloner D, Hope MD. Extended 3D Approach for Quantification of Abnormal Ascending Aortic Flow. Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Feb 23.
  3. Hope MD, Gasper WJ, Rapp J, Owens CD, Haraldsson H, Saloner D. Vascular Inflammation in a Growing Iliac Artery Aneurysm. Clin Nucl Med. 2015 Feb 11.
  4. Kari FA, Kocher N, Beyersdorf F, Tscheuschler A, Meffert P, Rylski B, Siepe M, Russe MF, Hope MD. Four-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging-derived ascending aortic flow eccentricity and flow compression are linked to aneurysm morphology† Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015 Jan 30.
  5. Sohrabi S, Hope M, Saloner D, Keedy A, Naeger D, Lorca MC, Ordovas KG. Left Atrial Transverse Diameter on Computed Tomography Angiography Can Accurately Diagnose Left Atrial Enlargement in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. J Thorac Imaging. 2015 Jan 27.
  6. Hope MD, Sigovan M, Dyverfeldt P. Letter by hope et Al regarding article, "bicuspid aortic cusp fusion morphology alters aortic three-dimensional outflow patterns, wall shear stress, and expression of aortopathy". Circulation. 2014 Nov 4; 130(19):e170.
  7. Benedetti N, Hope MD. Prevalence and Significance of Incidentally Noted Dilation of the Ascending Aorta on Routine Chest Computed Tomography in Older Patients. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2014 Oct 14.
  8. Burris NS, Hope MD. 4D Flow MRI Applications for Aortic Disease. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2015 Feb; 23(1):15-23.
  9. Burris NS, Sigovan M, Knauer HA, Tseng EE, Saloner D, Hope MD. Systolic flow displacement correlates with future ascending aortic growth in patients with bicuspid aortic valves undergoing magnetic resonance surveillance. Invest Radiol. 2014 Oct; 49(10):635-9.
  10. Velez E, Boyer N, Acevedo-Bolton G, Hope MD, Boyle A. CT-Reconstructed Three-Dimensional Printed Models of the Right Subclavian Artery and Aorta Define Age-Related Changes and Facilitate Benchtop Catheter Testing. J Invasive Cardiol. 2014 Oct; 26(10):E141-4.
  11. Dusch MN, Thadani SR, Dhillon GS, Hope MD. Diastolic function assessed by cardiac MRI using longitudinal left ventricular fractional shortening. Clin Imaging. 2014 Sep-Oct; 38(5):666-8.
  12. Thadani SR, Dyverfeldt P, Gin A, Chitsaz S, Rao RK, Hope MD. Comprehensive evaluation of culture-negative endocarditis with use of cardiac and 4-dimensional-flow magnetic resonance imaging. Tex Heart Inst J. 2014 Jun; 41(3):351-2.
  13. Liu J, Dyverfeldt P, Acevedo-Bolton G, Hope M, Saloner D. Highly accelerated aortic 4D flow MR imaging with variable-density random undersampling. Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Oct; 32(8):1012-20.
  14. Haraldsson H, Hope M, Acevedo-Bolton G, Tseng E, Zhong X, Epstein FH, Ge L, Saloner D. Feasibility of asymmetric stretch assessment in the ascending aortic wall with DENSE cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2014; 16(1):6.
  15. Hope MD, Hope TA. Functional and molecular imaging techniques in aortic aneurysm disease. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2013 Nov; 28(6):609-18.
  16. Hope MD, Sigovan M, Wrenn SJ, Saloner D, Dyverfeldt P. MRI hemodynamic markers of progressive bicuspid aortic valve-related aortic disease. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Jul; 40(1):140-5.
  17. Hope MD, Sedlic T, Dyverfeldt P. Cardiothoracic magnetic resonance flow imaging. J Thorac Imaging. 2013 Jul; 28(4):217-30.
  18. Ordovas KG, Muzzarelli S, Hope MD, Naeger DM, Karl T, Reddy GP, Marchiori E, Higgins CB. Cardiovascular MR imaging after surgical correction of tetralogy of Fallot: approach based on understanding of surgical procedures. Radiographics. 2013 Jul-Aug; 33(4):1037-52.
  19. Azadani AN, Chitsaz S, Mannion A, Mookhoek A, Wisneski A, Guccione JM, Hope MD, Ge L, Tseng EE. Biomechanical properties of human ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jul; 96(1):50-8.
  20. Hope TA, Kvitting JP, Hope MD, Miller DC, Markl M, Herfkens RJ. Evaluation of Marfan patients status post valve-sparing aortic root replacement with 4D flow. Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Nov; 31(9):1479-84.

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.