Dr. Christopher Dowd is an expert in the field of neurointerventional radiology, with special interests in treating brain aneurysms and vascular malformations using endovascular techniques. After receiving his undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University, he went on to complete his medical degree at University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.; a residency in diagnostic radiology at University of California, San Diego, as well as fellowships in neuroradiology and interventional radiology at UCSF, before joining the faculty in 1987.

Dowd is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Clinical Teacher of the Year award from the UCSF Department of Dermatology and Elliot Lasser Award from the UCSD Department of Radiology. He currently holds the position of Clinical Professor of Radiology, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, and Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF.

  • Education

    University of Virginia, 1983

  • Residencies

    UC San Diego, Radiology, 1987

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Neuroradiology, 1989

  • Board Certifications

    Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology

    Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology

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Clinics I work with

Birthmarks & Vascular Anomalies Center

Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5B
San Francisco, CA 94158

Neurointerventional Radiology

505 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor, Room L-349
San Francisco, CA 94143

Radiology at Mission Bay

1975 Fourth St., First Floor, C1422
San Francisco, CA 94158