Randall Higashida, MD

Neurointerventional radiologist

A renowned ineurointerventional radiologist and expert in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke, Dr. Randall T. Higashida serves as chief of the Division of Interventional Neurovascular Radiology at UCSF Medical Center. Higashida earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. He completed his residency and fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center.

Higashida is a member of numerous scientific committees and medical associations, including the Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery Task Force Committee and the American Heart Association Research Committee. He served as a chairman of the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Radiology & Interventions and is past president of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery. Currently, Higashida holds the position of clinical professor of radiology, neurological surgery, neurology and anesthesiology at UCSF Medical Center.


Neurointerventional Radiology
505 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor, Room M-327
San Francisco, CA 94143
Consultation: (415) 353-1863
Scheduling: (415) 353-1869
Fax: (415) 353-8606

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Tulane University 1980


UCLA, Internal Medicine 1981


UCLA, Radiology 1984
UCLA, Interventional Neuroradiology 1985

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Eskey CJ, Meyers PM, Nguyen TN, Ansari SA, Jayaraman M, McDougall CG, DeMarco JK, Gray WA, Hess DC, Higashida RT, Pandey DK, Peņa C, Schumacher HC. Indications for the Performance of Intracranial Endovascular Neurointerventional Procedures: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2018 Apr 19.
  2. Kondapavulur S, Cooke DL, Kao A, Amans MR, Alexander M, Darflinger R, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Damato B, Halbach VV, Matthay KK, Hetts SW. Estimation of intra-arterial chemotherapy distribution to the retina in pediatric retinoblastoma patients using quantitative digital subtraction angiography. Interv Neuroradiol. 2018 Apr; 24(2):214-219.
  3. Ammanuel S, Alexander MD, Damato B, Cooke DL, Halbach VV, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Hetts SW. Improved procedural safety following protocol changes for selective ophthalmic arterial infusion of chemotherapy for treatment of ocular retinoblastoma. Interv Neuroradiol. 2018 Jan 01; 1591019918755088.

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