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Dr. Michael Ohliger is a radiologist who specializes in abdominal imaging to screen for, diagnose and treat cancer and other conditions affecting the liver, kidneys, intestines, uterus, ovaries and prostate.

Ohliger's research involves new imaging methods for the abdomen and pelvis, with a focus on molecular imaging of liver tumors, liver function and liver injury. His research projects include using hyperpolarized carbon-13 MRI to capture images of liver tumors and to help diagnose fatty liver disease. He also works on developing novel imaging methods for diagnosing bacterial infections. Ohliger directs radiology research operations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Ohliger earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. He completed a medical internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, followed by a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in abdominal imaging at UCSF. He has a doctorate in medical physics from the Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology joint Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, MD, 2007

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Diagnostic Radiology, 2012

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Abdominal Imaging, 2013

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (2)

    Decorative Caduceus

    Hyperpolarized Pyruvate (13C) Magnetic Resonance Imaging In Patients With Fatty Liver Disease

    Establishing suitable radiofrequency (RF) coils for individual applications and proper use of MRI techniques such as parallel imaging to achieve optimal image quality will be conducted during the participant's scan. There is no fo...