Esther Yuh, MD

Neuroradiologist

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.

Clinics

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

Education

Stanford University School of Medicine 2002

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology 2007

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Neuroradiology 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Shah VN, von Fischer ND, Chin CT, Yuh EL, Amans MR, Dillon WP, Hess CP. Long-Term Effectiveness of Direct CT-Guided Aspiration and Fenestration of Symptomatic Lumbar Facet Synovial Cysts. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 Jan; 39(1):193-198.
  2. Rubenstein R, Chang B, Yue JK, Chiu A, Winkler EA, Puccio AM, Diaz-Arrastia R, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Valadka AB, Gordon WA, Okonkwo DO, Davies P, Agarwal S, Lin F, Sarkis G, Yadikar H, Yang Z, Manley GT, Wang KKW. Comparing Plasma Phospho Tau, Total Tau, and Phospho Tau-Total Tau Ratio as Acute and Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury Biomarkers. JAMA Neurol. 2017 Sep 01; 74(9):1063-1072.
  3. Yue JK, Robinson CK, Burke JF, Winkler EA, Deng H, Cnossen MC, Lingsma HF, Ferguson AR, McAllister TW, Rosand J, Burchard EG, Sorani MD, Sharma S, Nielson JL, Satris GG, Talbott JF, Tarapore PE, Korley FK, Wang KKW, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Diaz-Arrastia R, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Manley GT. Apolipoprotein E epsilon 4 (APOE-e4) genotype is associated with decreased 6-month verbal memory performance after mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Behav. 2017 Sep; 7(9):e00791.
  4. Yue JK, Ngwenya LB, Upadhyayula PS, Deng H, Winkler EA, Burke JF, Lee YM, Robinson CK, Ferguson AR, Lingsma HF, Cnossen MC, Pirracchio R, Korley FK, Vassar MJ, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Gordon WA, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Manley GT. Emergency department blood alcohol level associates with injury factors and six-month outcome after uncomplicated mild traumatic brain injury. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Nov; 45:293-298.
  5. Nielson JL, Cooper SR, Yue JK, Sorani MD, Inoue T, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Petrossian TC, Paquette J, Lum PY, Carlsson GE, Vassar MJ, Lingsma HF, Gordon WA, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Manley GT, Ferguson AR. Uncovering precision phenotype-biomarker associations in traumatic brain injury using topological data analysis. PLoS One. 2017; 12(3):e0169490.
  6. Palacios EM, Yuh EL, Chang YS, Yue JK, Schnyer DM, Okonkwo DO, Valadka AB, Gordon WA, Maas AIR, Vassar M, Manley GT, Mukherjee P. Resting-State Functional Connectivity Alterations Associated with Six-Month Outcomes in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2017 04 15; 34(8):1546-1557.
  7. Yue JK, Winkler EA, Sharma S, Vassar MJ, Ratcliff JJ, Korley FK, Seabury SA, Ferguson AR, Lingsma HF, Meeuws S, Adeoye OM, Rick JW, Robinson CK, Duarte SM, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Dikmen SS, McAllister TW, Diaz-Arrastia R, Valadka AB, Gordon WA, Okonkwo DO, Manley GT. Temporal profile of care following mild traumatic brain injury: predictors of hospital admission, follow-up referral and six-month outcome. Brain Inj. 2017; 31(13-14):1820-1829.
  8. Palacios EM, Martin AJ, Boss MA, Ezekiel F, Chang YS, Yuh EL, Vassar MJ, Schnyer DM, MacDonald CL, Crawford KL, Irimia A, Toga AW, Mukherjee P. Toward Precision and Reproducibility of Diffusion Tensor Imaging: A Multicenter Diffusion Phantom and Traveling Volunteer Study. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Mar; 38(3):537-545.
  9. Yue JK, Winkler EA, Rick JW, Burke JF, McAllister TW, Oh SS, Burchard EG, Hu D, Rosand J, Temkin NR, Korley FK, Sorani MD, Ferguson AR, Lingsma HF, Sharma S, Robinson CK, Yuh EL, Tarapore PE, Wang KK, Puccio AM, Mukherjee P, Diaz-Arrastia R, Gordon WA, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Manley GT. DRD2 C957T polymorphism is associated with improved 6-month verbal learning following traumatic brain injury. Neurogenetics. 2017 01; 18(1):29-38.
  10. Winkler EA, Yue JK, Ferguson AR, Temkin NR, Stein MB, Barber J, Yuh EL, Sharma S, Satris GG, McAllister TW, Rosand J, Sorani MD, Lingsma HF, Tarapore PE, Burchard EG, Hu D, Eng C, Wang KK, Mukherjee P, Okonkwo DO, Diaz-Arrastia R, Manley GT. COMT Val158Met polymorphism is associated with post-traumatic stress disorder and functional outcome following mild traumatic brain injury. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Jan; 35:109-116.
  11. Wang KK, Yang Z, Yue JK, Zhang Z, Winkler EA, Puccio AM, Diaz-Arrastia R, Lingsma HF, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Valadka AB, Gordon WA, Okonkwo DO, Manley GT, Cooper SR, Dams-O'Connor K, Hricik AJ, Inoue T, Maas AI, Menon DK, Schnyer DM, Sinha TK, Vassar MJ. Plasma Anti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Autoantibody Levels during the Acute and Chronic Phases of Traumatic Brain Injury: A Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury Pilot Study. J Neurotrauma. 2016 Jul 01; 33(13):1270-7.
  12. Winkler EA, Yue JK, McAllister TW, Temkin NR, Oh SS, Burchard EG, Hu D, Ferguson AR, Lingsma HF, Burke JF, Sorani MD, Rosand J, Yuh EL, Barber J, Tarapore PE, Gardner RC, Sharma S, Satris GG, Eng C, Puccio AM, Wang KK, Mukherjee P, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Diaz-Arrastia R, Manley GT. COMT Val 158 Met polymorphism is associated with nonverbal cognition following mild traumatic brain injury. Neurogenetics. 2016 Jan; 17(1):31-41.
  13. Korley FK, Diaz-Arrastia R, Wu AH, Yue JK, Manley GT, Sair HI, Van Eyk J, Everett AD. Circulating Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Has Diagnostic and Prognostic Value in Traumatic Brain Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2016 Jan 15; 33(2):215-25.
  14. Cage TA, Yuh EL, Hou SW, Birk H, Simon NG, Noss R, Rao A, Chin CT, Kliot M. Magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging can visualize nerve fibers and their relationship to peripheral nerve tumors. Neurosurg Focus, Sept. 2015.
  15. Cage TA, Yuh EL, Hou SW, Birk H, Simon NG, Noss R, Rao A, Chin CT, Kliot M. Visualization of nerve fibers and their relationship to peripheral nerve tumors by diffusion tensor imaging. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Sep; 39(3):E16.
  16. McMahon PJ, Panczykowski DM, Yue JK, Puccio AM, Inoue T, Sorani MD, Lingsma HF, Maas AI, Valadka AB, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Manley GT, Okonkwo DO. Measurement of the glial fibrillary acidic protein and its breakdown products GFAP-BDP biomarker for the detection of traumatic brain injury compared to computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. J Neurotrauma. 2015 Apr 15; 32(8):527-33.
  17. Talbott JF, Gean A, Yuh EL, Stiver SI. Reply: To PMID 24948502. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Mar; 36(3):E25.
  18. Lingsma HF, Yue JK, Maas AI, Steyerberg EW, Manley GT. Outcome prediction after mild and complicated mild traumatic brain injury: external validation of existing models and identification of new predictors using the TRACK-TBI pilot study. J Neurotrauma. 2015 Jan 15; 32(2):83-94.
  19. Yuh EL, Jain Palrecha S, Lagemann GM, Kliot M, Weinstein PR, Barbaro NM, Chin CT. Diffusivity measurements differentiate benign from malignant lesions in patients with peripheral neuropathy or plexopathy. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Jan; 36(1):202-9.
  20. Yuh EL, Hawryluk GW, Manley GT. Imaging concussion: a review. Neurosurgery. 2014 Oct; 75 Suppl 4:S50-63.

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