Miguel Hernandez Pampaloni, MD, PhD


Dr. Miguel Hernandez Pampaloni is chief of Nuclear Medicine at UCSF Medical Center. Nuclear medicine is a specialized area of radiology that uses very small amounts of radioactive substances to examine organ function and structure. It also can be used to treat certain diseases.

Pampaloni earned a medical degree at Complutense University School of Medicine in Madrid, Spain. He completed training in nuclear medicine at the San Carlos Hospital, Complutense University, followed by a Ph.D. in 1998. He was a postdoctoral fellow in cardiovascular nuclear medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He was a clinical research fellow in PET cardiology at the Imperial College of Medicine, London, England. He completed a residency in nuclear medicine and worked at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine from 2004 to 2009, then joined UCSF, where he's an associate professor in residence in radiology.


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

Nuclear Medicine, American Board of Nuclear Medicine

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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Universidad Complutense School of Medicine 1991


Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Nuclear Medicine 1996
University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Nuclear Medicine 2008


UCLA Medical Center, Nuclear Radiology 2002
Imperial College, Hammersmith Hospital 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Pittman S, Sethi P, Flavell RR, De Marco T, Hernandez Pampaloni M. Abnormal pulmonary 18F-florbetapir uptake in a patient evaluated for recurrent cardiac amyloidosis following orthotopic heart transplant. J Nucl Cardiol. 2017 Nov 03.
  2. Hernandez Pampaloni M, Facchetti L, Nardo L. Pitfalls in [8F]FDG PET imaging in gynecological malignancies. Q J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2016 Jun; 60(2):124-38.
  3. Pampaloni MH, Nazer B, Botvinick E. Erratum to: Isolated right ventricular cardiac sarcoidosis demonstrated by (18)FDG positron emission tomography. J Nucl Cardiol. 2015 Feb; 22(1):221.

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