John Mongan, MD


Dr. John Mongan is a radiologist specializing in abdominal imaging and ultrasound.

His research focuses on using computers to recognize disease and make radiologists more efficient and accurate.

Mongan received his medical degree and doctorate from UC San Diego. He completed a radiology residency at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in abdominal imaging and ultrasound, also at UCSF. He is an assistant professor of radiology at UCSF Medical Center.

Mongan is the vice chair of informatics for the radiology department, where he supervises development of clinical software.

Board Certification

Clinical Informatics, American Board of Preventive Medicine

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

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University of California at San Diego, PhD, Bioinformatics 2006
University of California at San Diego School of Medicine 2008


UCSF Medical Center, Radiology 2013


UCSF Medical Center, Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound 2014

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Marcus SG, Candia S, Kohli MD, Mongan J, Zagoria RJ, Behr SC, Sun D, Westphalen AC. Association between misty mesentery with baseline or new diagnosis of cancer: a matched cohort study. Clin Imaging. 2017 Dec 15; 50:57-61.
  2. Phelps A, Callen AL, Marcovici P, Naeger DM, Mongan J, Webb EM. Can Radiologists Learn From Airport Baggage Screening?: A Survey About Using Fictional Patients for Quality Assurance. Acad Radiol. 2017 Nov 06.
  3. Kovacs MD, Mesterhazy J, Avrin D, Urbania T, Mongan J. Correlate: A PACS- and EHR-integrated Tool Leveraging Natural Language Processing to Provide Automated Clinical Follow-up. Radiographics. 2017 Sep-Oct; 37(5):1451-1460.
  4. Rajkomar A, Lingam S, Taylor AG, Blum M, Mongan J. High-Throughput Classification of Radiographs Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks. J Digit Imaging. 2017 Feb; 30(1):95-101.
  5. Tzou DT, Weinstein S, Usawachintachit M, Mongan J, Greene KL, Chi T. Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Detects Recurrent Renal Cell Carcinoma in the Setting of Chronic Renal Insufficiency. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2017 Aug; 15(4):e735-e737.
  6. Usawachintachit M, Tzou DT, Mongan J, Taguchi K, Weinstein S, Chi T. Feasibility of Retrograde Ureteral Contrast Injection to Guide Ultrasonographic Percutaneous Renal Access in the Nondilated Collecting System. J Endourol. 2017 Feb; 31(2):129-134.
  7. Usawachintachit M, Tzou DT, Mongan J, Weinstein S, Chi T. Antegrade ultrasound contrast injection facilitates accurate nephrostomy tube positioning during percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Int J Urol. 2017 Mar; 24(3):239-240.
  8. Chi T, Usawachintachit M, Mongan J, Kohi MP, Taylor A, Jha P, Chang HC, Stoller M, Goldstein R, Weinstein S. Feasibility of Antegrade Contrast-enhanced US Nephrostograms to Evaluate Ureteral Patency. Radiology. 2017 Apr; 283(1):273-279.
  9. Mongan J, Sebro R. Definition of Confidence Interval. Radiographics. 2016 Sep-Oct; 36(5):1602.
  10. Li Y, Mongan J, Behr SC, Sud S, Coakley FV, Simko J, Westphalen AC. Beyond Prostate Adenocarcinoma: Expanding the Differential Diagnosis in Prostate Pathologic Conditions. Radiographics. 2016 Jul-Aug; 36(4):1055-75.
  11. Rathnayake S, Mongan J, Torres AS, Colborn R, Gao DW, Yeh BM, Fu Y. In vivo comparison of tantalum, tungsten, and bismuth enteric contrast agents to complement intravenous iodine for double-contrast dual-energy CT of the bowel. Contrast Media Mol Imaging. 2016 Jul; 11(4):254-61.
  12. Mongan J, Kline J, Smith-Bindman R. Age and sex-dependent trends in pulmonary embolism testing and derivation of a clinical decision rule for young patients. Emerg Med J. 2015 Nov; 32(11):840-5.
  13. Yu JP, Kansagra AP, Mongan J. The radiologist's workflow environment: evaluation of disruptors and potential implications. J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Jun; 11(6):589-93.
  14. Mongan J, Rathnayake S, Fu Y, Gao DW, Yeh BM. Extravasated contrast material in penetrating abdominopelvic trauma: dual-contrast dual-energy CT for improved diagnosis--preliminary results in an animal model. Radiology. 2013 Sep; 268(3):738-42.
  15. Coakley FV, Hanley-Knutson K, Mongan J, Barajas R, Bucknor M, Qayyum A. Pancreatic imaging mimics: part 1, imaging mimics of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Aug; 199(2):301-8.
  16. Mongan J, Rathnayake S, Fu Y, Wang R, Jones EF, Gao DW, Yeh BM. In vivo differentiation of complementary contrast media at dual-energy CT. Radiology. 2012 Oct; 265(1):267-72.
  17. Mongan J, Svrcek-Seiler WA, Onufriev A. Analysis of integral expressions for effective Born radii. J Chem Phys. 2007 Nov 14; 127(18):185101.
  18. Mongan J, Simmerling C, McCammon JA, Case DA, Onufriev A. Generalized Born model with a simple, robust molecular volume correction. J Chem Theory Comput. 2007 Jan 01; 3(1):156-169.
  19. Lewis JA, Mongan J, McCammon JA, Cohen SM. Evaluation and binding-mode prediction of thiopyrone-based inhibitors of anthrax lethal factor. ChemMedChem. 2006 Jul; 1(7):694-7.
  20. Puerta DT, Mongan J, Tran BL, McCammon JA, Cohen SM. Potent, selective pyrone-based inhibitors of stromelysin-1. J Am Chem Soc. 2005 Oct 19; 127(41):14148-9.

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