Michael Heller


Interventional radiologist
Avid golfer and Chicago sports nut

Dr. Michael Heller is a radiologist who specializes in interventional oncology (image-guided, minimally invasive procedures for cancer), with expertise in techniques such as local radiation delivery via the arteries to liver tumors and metastatic bone ablation (a targeted treatment to kill tumors). He also has a special interest in caring for patients with deep and superficial venous disease (conditions related to the veins).

Heller's research interests include how to make radiological care more cost effective. He is also interested in approaches to treating liver cancer and palliative interventions, which are aimed at relieving symptoms such as pain. He enjoys educating medical students, residents and patients.

Heller earned his medical degree from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at UCSF and a fellowship in vascular interventional radiology at Northwestern.

  • Education

    Feinberg School of Medicine, 2013

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Diagnostic Radiology, 2018

  • Fellowships

    Feinberg School of Medicine, Interventional Radiology, 2019

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Patient care is the ultimate responsibility and joy in a physician's life.

Clinics I work with

Radiology at China Basin

185 Berry St., Lobby 6, Suite 180 and 190
San Francisco, CA 94107

Interventional Radiology Clinic

505 Parnassus Ave., Room M-361
San Francisco, CA 94143

Liver Tumor Clinic

350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94117

Radiology at Divisadero St.

1600 Divisadero St., Room A-142 and A-219
San Francisco, CA 94115

Radiology at Mission Bay

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