Jesse Courtier, MD

Pediatric radiologist

Dr. Jesse Courtier is a pediatric radiologist with a special interest in fetal and full-body pediatric imaging using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MR enterography and pelvic floor MRI.

Courtier earned a medical degree at the University of Iowa and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Kansas in Wichita and a fellowship in abdominal imaging and in pediatric radiology at UCSF. He is an associate professor of radiology at the UCSF School of Medicine where he received the 2010 UCSF Outstanding Clinical Fellow Teaching Award. Courtier is a member of the American College of Radiology, Radiologic Society of North America, Society of Pediatric Radiology and American Roentgen Ray Society.


Fetal Treatment Center
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (800) 793-3887
Fax: (415) 502-0660

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

Board Certification

Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology
Pediatric Radiology, American Board of Radiology

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Jesse Courtier


University of Iowa School of Medicine 2003


University of Kansas Medical Center, Diagnostic radiology 2008


UCSF Medical Center, Abdominal Imaging, Pediatric Radiology 2010

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Busby LP, Courtier JL, Glastonbury CM. Bias in Radiology: The How and Why of Misses and Misinterpretations. Radiographics. 2018 Jan-Feb; 38(1):236-247.
  2. Edwards EA, Pigg N, Courtier J, Zapala MA, MacKenzie JD, Phelps AS. Intussusception: past, present and future. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Aug; 47(9):1101-1108.
  3. Leelakanok N, Phelps AS, Zapala MA, Kato K, Ohliger M, Li Y, Courtier J. Assessing 3D T2 FSE sequence for identification of the normal appendix: working toward a single-sequence MR appendicitis protocol. Emerg Radiol. 2017 Dec; 24(6):653-660.

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