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Steven Hetts, M.D.

Neurointerventional radiologist

Dr. Steven Hetts specializes in interventional neuroradiology, the minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of vascular disorders of the brain and spine, including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas, atherosclerosis and tumors.

Hetts earned a medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology at UCSF. In his research, he studies pediatric brain aneurysms and vascular malformations, spinal vascular malformations and interventional MRI. He also is chief of neuroradiology at San Francisco General Hospital and an assistant professor of radiology at UCSF.

Clinics

HHT Center of Excellence
2330 Post St., Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-1300
Fax: (415) 353-8570

Hours: Monday to Friday,
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Neurointerventional Radiology
505 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor, Room M-327
San Francisco, CA 94143
Consultation: (415) 353-1863
Scheduling: (415) 353-1869
Fax: (415) 353-8606

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More about Steven Hetts

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

Harvard School of Medicine 2000

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Jablonowski R, Wilson MW, Joudi N, Hetts SW, Saeed M. Three-dimensional MRI Assessments of Patchy and Large Myocardial Infarction in Beating and Nonbeating Swine Hearts: Validation with Microscopy. Acad Radiol. 2014 Aug; 21(8):1048-55.
  2. Alexander M, Rebhun J, Hetts S, Cooke D. E-031 treatment of acute ischemic stroke due to thrombosis of stenotic atherosclerotic lesions of the posterior circulation. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Jul; 6 Suppl 1:A51-2.
  3. Patel A, Chin A, Yang J, Thorne B, Saeed M, Wilson M, Hetts S. O-016 development and validation of an endovascular chemotherapy filter device for removing high-dose Doxorubicin from the blood: in vivo porcine study. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Jul; 6 Suppl 1:A9.
  4. Hetts S, Losey A, Lillaney P, Cooke D, Thorne B, Saeed M, Arenson R, Wilson M. O-018 Magnetically Assisted Remote-controlled Endovascular Catheter for Interventional MRI: In Vitro Navigation at 1.5 T versus X-ray Fluoroscopy. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Jul; 6 Suppl 1:A9-A10.
  5. Hetts S, Tsai T, Cooke D, Amans M, Narvid J, Dowd C, Higashida R, Halbach V. E-021 de novo, progressive, multiple, and recurrent intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas: characteristics and outcomes. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Jul; 6 Suppl 1:A47.
  6. Alexander M, Cooke D, Meyers P, Amans M, Narvid J, Dowd C, Halbach V, Higashida R, Hetts S. O-012 demographic and lesion characteristics outperform degree of stenosis in predicting outcomes following stenting for symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Jul; 6 Suppl 1:A7.
  7. Cooke DL, Stout CE, Kim WT, Kansagra AP, Yu JP, Gu A, Jewell NP, Hetts SW, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Halbach VV. Cerebral arterial fenestrations. Interv Neuroradiol. 2014 Jun 30; 20(3):261-74.
  8. Potts MB, Sheth SA, Louie J, Smyth MD, Sneed PK, McDermott MW, Lawton MT, Young WL, Hetts SW, Fullerton HJ, Gupta N. Stereotactic radiosurgery at a low marginal dose for the treatment of pediatric arteriovenous malformations: obliteration, complications, and functional outcomes. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Jul; 14(1):1-11.
  9. Alexander MD, Meyers PM, English JD, Stradford TR, Sung S, Smith WS, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Cooke DL, Hetts SW. Symptom Differences and Pretreatment Asymptomatic Interval Affect Outcomes of Stenting for Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Mar 27.
  10. Hetts SW, Cooke DL, Nelson J, Gupta N, Fullerton H, Amans MR, Narvid JA, Moftakhar P, McSwain H, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Lawton MT, Kim H. Influence of patient age on angioarchitecture of brain arteriovenous malformations. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Jul; 35(7):1376-80.
  11. Losey AD, Lillaney P, Martin AJ, Cooke DL, Wilson MW, Thorne BR, Sincic RS, Arenson RL, Saeed M, Hetts SW. Magnetically Assisted Remote-controlled Endovascular Catheter for Interventional MR Imaging: In Vitro Navigation at 1.5 T versus X-ray Fluoroscopy. Radiology. 2014 Jun; 271(3):862-9.
  12. Amans MR, Cooke DL, Vella M, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Hetts SW. Contrast Staining on CT after DSA in Ischemic Stroke Patients Progresses to Infarction and Rarely Hemorrhages. Interv Neuroradiol. 2014 Feb; 20(1):106-15.
  13. Lillaney P, Caton C, Martin AJ, Losey AD, Evans L, Saeed M, Cooke DL, Wilson MW, Hetts SW. Comparing deflection measurements of a magnetically steerable catheter using optical imaging and MRI. Med Phys. 2014 Feb; 41(2):022305.
  14. Sincic RS, Caton CJ, Lillaney P, Goodfriend S, Ni J, Martin AJ, Losey AD, Shah N, Yee EJ, Evans L, Malba V, Bernhardt AF, Settecase F, Cooke DL, Saeed M, Wilson MW, Hetts SW. System architecture for a magnetically guided endovascular microcatheter. Biomed Microdevices. 2014 Feb; 16(1):97-106.
  15. Potts MB, Shah JK, Molinaro AM, Blevins LS, Tyrrell JB, Kunwar S, Dowd CF, Hetts SW, Aghi MK. Cavernous and inferior petrosal sinus sampling and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging in the preoperative evaluation of Cushing's disease. J Neurooncol. 2014 Feb; 116(3):593-600.
  16. Suhail MS, Wilson MW, Hetts SW, Saeed M. Magnetic resonance imaging characterization of circumferential and longitudinal strain under various coronary interventions in swine. World J Radiol. 2013 Dec 28; 5(12):472-83.
  17. Cooke DL, Su H, Sun Z, Guo Y, Guo D, Saeed MM, Hetts SW, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Young WL, Halbach VV. Endovascular biopsy: evaluating the feasibility of harvesting endothelial cells using detachable coils. Interv Neuroradiol. 2013 Dec 20; 19(4):399-408.
  18. Hetts SW, English JD, Stiver SI, Singh V, Yee EJ, Cooke DL, Halbach VV. Bilateral cervical spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas with intracranial venous drainage mimicking a foramen magnum dural arteriovenous fistula. Interv Neuroradiol. 2013 Dec 20; 19(4):483-8.
  19. Amans MR, Stout C, Fox C, Narvid J, Hetts SW, Cooke DL, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, McSwain H, Halbach VV. Cerebral arteriopathy associated with Arg179His ACTA2 mutation. BMJ Case Rep. 2013; 2013.
  20. Hetts SW, Turk A, English JD, Dowd CF, Mocco J, Prestigiacomo C, Nesbit G, Ge SG, Jin JN, Carroll K, Murayama Y, Gholkar A, Barnwell S, Lopes D, Johnston SC, McDougall C. Stent-Assisted Coiling versus Coiling Alone in Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms in the Matrix and Platinum Science Trial: Safety, Efficacy, and Mid-Term Outcomes. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Apr; 35(4):698-705.

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