Steven Hetts, MD

Neurointerventional radiologist

Dr. Steven Hetts specializes in interventional neuroradiology, the minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of vascular disorders of the brain and spine, including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas, atherosclerosis and tumors.

Hetts earned a medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology at UCSF. In his research, he studies pediatric brain aneurysms and vascular malformations, spinal vascular malformations and interventional MRI. He also is chief of neuroradiology at San Francisco General Hospital and a professor of radiology at UCSF.

Clinics

HHT Center of Excellence
185 Berry St., Suite 180, Lobby 6
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 353-8867
Fax: (415) 353-4503

Hours: Monday to Friday,
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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.

Academic Title

Professor

More about Steven Hetts

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

Harvard School of Medicine 2000

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Talbott JF, Cooke DL, Mabray MC, Larson PS, Amans MR, Hetts SW, Wilson MW, Moore T, Salegio EA. Accuracy of image-guided percutaneous injection into a phantom spinal cord utilizing flat panel detector CT with MR fusion and integrated navigational software. J Neurointerv Surg. 2018 Apr 17.
  2. LaHue SC, Kim H, Pawlikowska L, Nelson J, Cooke DL, Hetts SW, Singh V. Frequency and characteristics associated with inherited thrombophilia in patients with intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula. J Neurosurg. 2018 Apr 06; 1-5.
  3. Alexander MD, Hippe DS, Cooke DL, Hallam DK, Hetts SW, Kim H, Lawton MT, Sekhar LN, Kim LJ, Ghodke BV. Targeted Embolization of Aneurysms Associated With Brain Arteriovenous Malformations at High Risk for Surgical Resection: A Case-Control Study. Neurosurgery. 2018 Mar 01; 82(3):343-349.
  4. McGregor HCJ, Surman A, Fernandez A, Saeed M, Wilson M, Hetts S, Conrad M. Pilot Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Gallbladder Cryoablation in a Porcine Model: Midterm Results. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2018 Mar; 29(3):340-344.
  5. Gandhi CD, Al Mufti F, Singh IP, Abruzzo T, Albani B, Ansari SA, Arthur AS, Bain M, Baxter BW, Bulsara KR, Caplan JM, Chen M, Dabus G, Frei D, Hetts SW, Hussain MS, Jayaraman MV, Kayan Y, Klucznik RP, Lee SK, Mack WJ, Leslie-Mazwi T, McTaggart RA, Meyers PM, Mokin M, Patsalides AT, Prestigiacomo CJ, Pride GL, Starke RM, Sunenshine PJ, Fraser JF. Neuroendovascular management of emergent large vessel occlusion: update on the technical aspects and standards of practice by the Standards and Guidelines Committee of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery. J Neurointerv Surg. 2018 Mar; 10(3):315-320.
  6. Meybodi AT, Kim H, Nelson J, Hetts SW, Krings T, terBrugge KG, Faughnan ME, Lawton MT. Surgical Treatment vs Nonsurgical Treatment for Brain Arteriovenous Malformations in Patients with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: A Retrospective Multicenter Consortium Study. Neurosurgery. 2018 Jan 01; 82(1):35-47.
  7. Alexander MD, Rebhun JM, Hetts SW, Amans MR, Settecase F, Darflinger RJ, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Cooke DL. Technical factors affecting outcomes following endovascular treatment of posterior circulation atherosclerotic lesions. Surg Neurol Int. 2017; 8:284.
  8. Leslie-Mazwi T, Chen M, Yi J, Starke RM, Hussain MS, Meyers PM, McTaggart RA, Pride GL, Ansari S, Abruzzo T, Albani B, Arthur AS, Baxter BW, Bulsara KR, Delgado Almandoz JE, Gandhi CD, Heck D, Hetts SW, Klucznik RP, Jayaraman MV, Lee SK, Mack WJ, Mocco J, Prestigiacomo C, Patsalides A, Rasmussen P, Sunenshine P, Frei D, Fraser JF. Post-thrombectomy management of the ELVO patient: Guidelines from the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery. J Neurointerv Surg. 2017 Dec; 9(12):1258-1266.
  9. Hetts SW, Yen A, Cooke DL, Nelson J, Jolivalt P, Banaga J, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Lawton MT, Kim H, Halbach VV. Pial Artery Supply as an Anatomic Risk Factor for Ischemic Stroke in the Treatment of Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Dec; 38(12):2315-2320.
  10. Yang JK, Cote AM, Jordan CD, Kondapavulur S, Losey AD, McCoy D, Chu A, Yu JF, Moore T, Stillson C, Settecase F, Alexander MD, Nicholson A, Cooke DL, Saeed M, Barry D, Martin AJ, Wilson MW, Hetts SW. Interventional magnetic resonance imaging guided carotid embolectomy using a novel resonant marker catheter: demonstration of preclinical feasibility. Biomed Microdevices. 2017 Sep 25; 19(4):88.
  11. Zhang X, Martin A, Jordan C, Lillaney P, Losey A, Pang Y, Hu J, Wilson M, Cooke D, Hetts SW. Design of catheter radio frequency coils using coaxial transmission line resonators for interventional neurovascular MR imaging. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2017 Apr; 7(2):187-194.
  12. Aboian MS, Yu JF, Gautam A, Sze CH, Yang JK, Chan J, Lillaney PV, Jordan CD, Oh HJ, Wilson DM, Patel AS, Wilson MW, Hetts SW. In vitro clearance of doxorubicin with a DNA-based filtration device designed for intravascular use with intra-arterial chemotherapy. Biomed Microdevices. 2016 12; 18(6):98.
  13. Kondapavulur S, Cote AM, Neumann KD, Jordan CD, McCoy D, Mabray MC, Liu D, Sze CH, Gautam A, VanBrocklin HF, Wilson M, Hetts SW. Optimization of an endovascular magnetic filter for maximized capture of magnetic nanoparticles. Biomed Microdevices. 2016 12; 18(6):109.
  14. Ryu WHA, Avery MB, Dharampal N, Allen IE, Hetts SW. Utility of perfusion imaging in acute stroke treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Neurointerv Surg. 2017 Oct; 9(10):1012-1016.
  15. Alexander MD, Nicholson AD, Darflinger RJ, Settecase F, Cooke DL, Dowd CF, Amans MR, Higashida RT, Hetts SW, Halbach VV. Effects on vessel measurement accuracy and subsequent occlusion after calcium channel blocker infusion during treatment of cerebral aneurysms with the Pipeline embolization device. Interv Neuroradiol. 2017 Feb; 23(1):47-51.
  16. Pride GL, Fraser JF, Gupta R, Alberts MJ, Rutledge JN, Fowler R, Ansari SA, Abruzzo T, Albani B, Arthur A, Baxter B, Bulsara KR, Chen M, Delgado Almandoz JE, Gandhi CD, Heck D, Hetts SW, Hirsch JA, Hussain MS, Klucznik R, Lee SK, Mack WJ, Leslie-Mazwi T, McTaggart RA, Meyers PM, Mocco J, Prestigiacomo C, Patsalides A, Rasmussen P, Starke RM, Sunenshine P, Frei D, Jayaraman MV. Prehospital care delivery and triage of stroke with emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO): report of the Standards and Guidelines Committee of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery. J Neurointerv Surg. 2017 08; 9(8):802-812.
  17. Hetts SW, Moftakhar P, Maluste N, Fullerton HJ, Cooke DL, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV. Pediatric intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas: age-related differences in clinical features, angioarchitecture, and treatment outcomes. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Nov; 18(5):602-610.
  18. Chen XC, Oh HJ, Yu JF, Yang JK, Petzetakis N, Patel AS, Hetts SW, Balsara NP. Block Copolymer Membranes for Efficient Capture of a Chemotherapy Drug. ACS Macro Lett. 2016 Aug 16; 5(8):936-941.
  19. Turk AS, Johnston SC, Hetts S, Mocco J, English J, Murayama Y, Prestigiacomo CJ, Lopes D, Gobin YP, Carroll K, McDougall C. Geographic Differences in Endovascular Treatment and Retreatment of Cerebral Aneurysms. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 Jul 07.
  20. De la Huerta I, Seider MI, Hetts SW, Damato BE. Delayed Cerebral Infarction Following Intra-arterial Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 06 01; 134(6):712-4.

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