Esther Yuh, MD


Dr, Esther Yu is a neuroradiologist at UCSF Medical Center who uses imaging technology to diagnose and treat disorders of the brain, spine, neck and central and peripheral nervous systems. Her expertise includes image-guided spine treatments and computer-aided detection of head trauma and other neurological disorders. She is certified by the American Board of Radiology.

Yu earned a medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine internship at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. At UCSF, she completed a diagnostic radiology residency and a clinical fellowship in neuroradiology. She has received several honors, including the General Electric Association of University Radiologists Research Academic Fellowship, UCSF Department of Radiology's Outstanding Teaching Fellow and a nomination for UCSF Medical Center's Exceptional Physician Award. Yu is an associate professor of neuroradiology at UCSF.


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.

Board Certification

Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Esther Yuh


Stanford University School of Medicine 2002


UCSF Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology 2007


UCSF Medical Center, Neuroradiology 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ngwenya LB, Gardner RC, Yue JK, Burke JF, Ferguson AR, Huang MC, Winkler EA, Pirracchio R, Satris GG, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Manley GT. Concordance of common data elements for assessment of subjective cognitive complaints after mild-traumatic brain injury: a TRACK-TBI Pilot Study. Brain Inj. 2018 Jun 04; 1-8.
  2. Gardner RC, Rubenstein R, Wang KKW, Korley FK, Yue JK, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Valadka A, Okonkwo DO, Diaz-Arrastia R, Manley G. Age-Related Differences in Diagnostic Accuracy of Plasma GFAP and Tau For Identifying Acute Intracranial Trauma on CT: A TRACK-TBI Study. J Neurotrauma. 2018 May 02.
  3. Korley FK, Yue JK, Wilson D, Hrusovsky K, Diaz-Arrasta R, Ferguson AR, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Wang KKW, Valadka A, Puccio A, Okonkwo DO, Manley G. Performance Evaluation of a Multiplex Assay for Simultaneous Detection of Four Clinically Relevant TBI Biomarkers. J Neurotrauma. 2018 Apr 25.

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