Ronald Zagoria, MD


Dr. Ronald Zagoria is a radiologist and the chief of Abdominal Imaging at UCSF Medical Center. His clinical interests include uro-oncology, urolithiasis and infertility. He specializes in image-guided tumor ablation for kidney cancer. Zagoria has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America, America's Top Radiologist, America's Top Doctors for Cancer and Top Doctor for the International Association of Radiologists by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and U.S. News and World Report. He has given over 300 lectures and presentations and has written over 300 publications, including textbooks, book chapters, journal articles and abstracts.

Prior to joining UCSF, Zagoria served as the chief of Genitourinary Imaging and Intervention and executive vice chair for the Department of Radiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Currently, he is a professor of radiology at UCSF.


Radiology at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor, Room M-327
San Francisco, CA 94143
Scheduling: (415) 353-2573
Main Phone: (415) 353-1968
Interventional Radiology: (415) 353-1300
Fax: (415) 353-7299

Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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University of Maryland School of Medicine 1983


Wake Forest University 1986


University of Massachusetts Medical Center 1987

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Wang ZJ, Westphalen AC, Zagoria RJ. CT and MRI of small renal masses. Br J Radiol. 2018 May 10; 20180131.
  2. Calabrese E, Baghdanian AH, Zagoria RJ, Behr SC. Arteriovenous malformation of the ureter diagnosed by CT urogram. Urol Case Rep. 2018 Jul; 19:20-22.
  3. Jordan EJ, Fiske C, Zagoria R, Westphalen AC. PI-RADS v2 and ADC values: is there room for improvement? Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Mar 17.

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