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Courtney Lawhn Heath

MD

Nuclear radiologist
Urban hiking enthusiast and former professional harpist

About me

Dr. Courtney Lawhn Heath is a radiologist who specializes in nuclear radiology, in which small amounts of radioactive materials, called radiopharmaceuticals, are used to diagnose and treat disease. She uses molecular imaging to diagnose a wide range of diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases, heart disease and cancer. Using radionuclide therapy (tumor-targeting radiopharmaceuticals), she cares for patients with thyroid, neuroendocrine and prostate cancers, as well as benign thyroid disorders, such as Graves' disease.

Lawhn Heath's research interests include molecular imaging of breast cancer and prostate cancer. She is also interested in applications of the technology for neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease.

Lawhn Heath earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed a dual-pathway diagnostic radiology residency and nuclear medicine fellowship at UCSF.

  • Education

    Pritzker School of Medicine, MD, 2014

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Diagnostic Radiology, 2019

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Nuclear Medicine, 2019

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

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