Christopher Hess, MD, MS, PhD

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 a 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

Board Certification

Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology

Academic Title

Professor

More about Christopher Hess

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. Zhu C, Wang X, Degnan AJ, Shi Z, Tian B, Liu Q, Hess C, Saloner D, Lu J. Wall enhancement of intracranial unruptured aneurysm is associated with increased rupture risk and traditional risk factors. Eur Radiol. 2018 Jun 05.
  2. Wu CX, Ma L, Chen XZ, Chen XL, Chen Y, Zhao YL, Hess C, Kim H, Jin HW, Ma J. Evaluation of Angioarchitectural Features of Unruptured Brain Arteriovenous Malformation by Susceptibility Weighted Image (SWI). World Neurosurg. 2018 May 30.
  3. Bonham LW, Karch CM, Fan CC, Tan C, Geier EG, Wang Y, Wen N, Broce IJ, Li Y, Barkovich MJ, Ferrari R, Hardy J, Momeni P, Höglinger G, Müller U, Hess CP, Sugrue LP, Dillon WP, Schellenberg GD, Miller BL, Andreassen OA, Dale AM, Barkovich AJ, Yokoyama JS, Desikan RS. CXCR4 involvement in neurodegenerative diseases. Transl Psychiatry. 2018 Apr 11; 8(1):73.

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