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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

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.

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Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

Harvard School of Medicine 2000

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Saeed M, Hetts SW, Do L, Wilson MW. Assessment of microembolization associated with revascularization in acute myocardial infarction: MDCT cardiac perfusion and function study. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Dec; 29(8):1861-9.
  6. Wintermark M, Sanelli PC, Albers GW, Bello JA, Derdeyn CP, Hetts SW, Johnson MH, Kidwell CS, Lev MH, Liebeskind DS, Rowley HA, Schaefer PW, Sunshine JL, Zaharchuk G, Meltzer CC. Imaging Recommendations for Acute Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack Patients: A Joint Statement by the American Society of Neuroradiology, the American College of Radiology and the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery. J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 Nov; 10(11):828-32.
  7. Wintermark M, Sanelli PC, Albers GW, Bello J, Derdeyn C, Hetts SW, Johnson MH, Kidwell C, Lev MH, Liebeskind DS, Rowley H, Schaefer PW, Sunshine JL, Zaharchuk G, Meltzer CC. Imaging Recommendations for Acute Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack Patients: A Joint Statement by the American Society of Neuroradiology, the American College of Radiology, and the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Nov; 34(11):E117-27.
  8. Hetts SW, Saeed M, Martin AJ, Evans L, Bernhardt AF, Malba V, Settecase F, Do L, Yee EJ, Losey A, Sincic R, Lillaney P, Roy S, Arenson RL, Wilson MW. Endovascular Catheter for Magnetic Navigation under MR Imaging Guidance: Evaluation of Safety In Vivo at 1.5T. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Nov; 34(11):2083-91.
  9. Wilson MW, Martin AB, Lillaney P, Losey AD, Yee EJ, Bernhardt A, Malba V, Evans L, Sincic R, Saeed M, Arenson RL, Hetts SW. Magnetic catheter manipulation in the interventional MR imaging environment. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Jun; 24(6):885-91.
  10. Thampi S, Hetts SW, Cooke DL, Stewart PJ, Robbins E, Banerjee A, Dubois SG, Char D, Halbach V, Matthay K. Superselective intra-arterial melphalan therapy for newly diagnosed and refractory retinoblastoma: results from a single institution. Clin Ophthalmol. 2013; 7:981-9.
  11. Saeed M, Hetts SW, Do L, Wilson MW. Coronary microemboli effects in preexisting acute infarcts in a swine model: cardiac MR imaging indices, injury biomarkers, and histopathologic assessment. Radiology. 2013 Jul; 268(1):98-108.
  12. Hetts SW, Saeed M, Martin A, Lillaney P, Losey A, Yee EJ, Sincic R, Do L, Evans L, Malba V, Bernhardt AF, Wilson MW, Patel A, Arenson RL, Caton C, Cooke DL. Magnetically-Assisted Remote Controlled Microcatheter Tip Deflection under Magnetic Resonance Imaging. J Vis Exp. 2013; (74).
  13. Alexander MD, English J, Hetts SW. Occipital artery anastomosis to vertebral artery causing pulsatile tinnitus. BMJ Case Rep. 2013; 2013.
  14. Moftakhar P, English JD, Cooke DL, Kim WT, Stout C, Smith WS, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Hetts SW. Density of thrombus on admission CT predicts revascularization efficacy in large vessel occlusion acute ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2013 Jan; 44(1):243-5.
  15. Saeed M, Hetts SW, Do L, Sullivan SM, Wilson MW. MRI quantification of left ventricular function in microinfarct versus large infarct in swine model. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Jan; 29(1):159-68.
  16. Saeed M, Hetts SW, Do L, Sullivan S, Wilson MW. MDCT has the potential to predict percutaneous coronary intervention outcome in swine model: microscopic validation. Acta Radiol. 2012 Nov 1; 53(9):987-94.
  17. Hetts SW, Mong S, Sincic R, English JD, Wilson MW. Delayed transcutaneous extrusion of embolic coils after embolization of facial artery pseudoaneurysm. Interv Neuroradiol. 2012 Sep; 18(3):353-7.
  18. Moftakhar P, Hetts SW, Ko NU. Vascular myelopathies. Semin Neurol. 2012 Apr; 32(2):146-53.
  19. Hetts SW, Keenan K, Fullerton HJ, Young WL, English JD, Gupta N, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Lawton MT, Halbach VV. Pediatric intracranial nongalenic pial arteriovenous fistulas: clinical features, angioarchitecture, and outcomes. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2012 Oct; 33(9):1710-9.
  20. Muller L, Saeed M, Wilson MW, Hetts SW. Remote control catheter navigation: options for guidance under MRI. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2012; 14:33.

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