Tara Morgan, MD

Radiologist

Dr. Tara Morgan is a radiologist specializing in abdominal imaging and ultrasound. She helped launch a musculoskeletal ultrasound program at UCSF that aims to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, including those affecting the joints and tendons. She also helps care for fetal surgery patients, including providing imaging guidance in the operating room, and performs endovaginal imaging for pelvic procedures.

Morgan's research investigates new ultrasound techniques, including methods such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound, which can identify diseases in patients who cannot receive CT or MRI scans. She also studies patient outcomes after musculoskeletal ultrasound-guided procedures and fetal imaging.

Morgan received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she also completed a residency in diagnostic radiology. She then completed a fellowship in abdominal imaging at UCSF.

Morgan is a member of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, where she created a group to encourage junior radiologists with an interest in ultrasound. She also belongs to the American Roentgen Ray Society, Radiological Society of North America, and Society of Abdominal Radiology. She is an assistant professor of radiology at UCSF. She is an avid mountain biker and traveler.

Clinics

Fetal Treatment Center
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (800) 793-3887
Fax: (415) 502-0660

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

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.

Radiology at the Ambulatory Care Center
400 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Scheduling: (415) 353-2666
Phone (Interventional Radiology): (415) 353-1300
Fax: (415) 353-7299

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

Radiology at the Women's Health Center
2356 Sutter St., Room J-146 and J-226
San Francisco, CA 94115
Scheduling: (415) 353-2573
Fax: (415) 353-7299

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

UCSF Imaging Center at Montgomery Street
1725 Montgomery St., Suite 250
San Francisco, CA 94111
Scheduling: (415) 353-2573
Phone: (415) 502-1330
Fax: (415) 986-2213

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

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Tara Morgan

Education

University of Maryland School of Medicine 2007

Residencies

University of Maryland Medical System, Diagnostic Radiology 2012

Fellowships

UCSF, Abdominal Imaging 2013

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Weinstein S, Jordan E, Goldstein R, Yee J, Morgan T. How to set up a contrast-enhanced ultrasound service. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Apr; 43(4):808-818.
  2. Morgan TA, Maturen KE, Dahiya N, Sun MRM, Kamaya A. US LI-RADS: ultrasound liver imaging reporting and data system for screening and surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Jan; 43(1):41-55.
  3. Tang A, Bashir MR, Corwin MT, Cruite I, Dietrich CF, Do RKG, Ehman EC, Fowler KJ, Hussain HK, Jha RC, Karam AR, Mamidipalli A, Marks RM, Mitchell DG, Morgan TA, Ohliger MA, Shah A, Vu KN, Sirlin CB. Evidence Supporting LI-RADS Major Features for CT- and MR Imaging-based Diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Systematic Review. Radiology. 2018 Jan; 286(1):29-48.
  4. Morgan TA, Piper SL, Lattanza LL, Goldstein RB, Link T, Motamedi D. Distal Forearm Fracture Open Reduction-Internal Fixation: Sonographic Detection of Hardware Malalignment and Associated Tendon Injuries Missed by Radiography. J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Oct; 36(10):2173-2177.
  5. Morgan TA, Basta A, Filly RA. Fetal stomach and gallbladder in contact with the bladder wall is a common ultrasound sign of stomach-down left congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Clin Ultrasound. 2017 Jan; 45(1):8-13.
  6. Plett SK, Poder L, Brooks RA, Morgan TA. Transvaginal Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy of Deep Pelvic Masses: How We Do It. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Jun; 35(6):1113-22.
  7. Morgan TA, Salmeen K, Filly RA. A Benign Anomalous Umbilical Vein: Not All Umbilical Veins That Wander Are Lost. Ultrasound Q. 2016 Mar; 32(1):47-50.
  8. Morgan TA, Smith-Bindman R, Harbell J, Kornak J, Stock PG, Feldstein VA. US Findings in Patients at Risk for Pancreas Transplant Failure. Radiology. 2016 07; 280(1):281-9.
  9. Bolster F, Fardanesh R, Morgan T, Katz DS, Daly B. Cross-sectional imaging of thoracic and abdominal complications of cerebrospinal fluid shunt catheters. Emerg Radiol. 2016 Apr; 23(2):117-25.
  10. Morgan TA, Feldstein VA. In Utero Diagnosis of Unilateral Bronchial Atresia: One Pathologically Proven and 2 Presumed Cases With Similar Sonographic Findings at Presentation. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Aug; 34(8):1501-7.
  11. Weinstein S, Morgan T, Poder L, Shin L, Jeffrey RB, Aslam R, Yee J. Value of Intraoperative Sonography in Pancreatic Surgery. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Jul; 34(7):1307-18.
  12. Morgan TA, Helibrun ME, Kahn CE. Reporting initiative of the Radiological Society of North America: progress and new directions. Radiology. 2014 Dec; 273(3):642-5.
  13. Morgan TA, Rabban JT, Filly RA. Testicular malakoplakia: a rare sonographic mimic of malignancy. J Clin Ultrasound. 2015 Mar; 43(3):199-202.
  14. Chen JJ, Juluru K, Morgan T, Moffitt R, Siddiqui KM, Siegel EL. Implications of surface-rendered facial CT images in patient privacy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Jun; 202(6):1267-71.
  15. Morgan TA, Avrin DE, Carr CD, Dreyer KJ, Flanders AE, Khorasani R, Langlotz CP, Arenson RL. Meaningful use for radiology: current status and future directions. Radiology. 2013 Nov; 269(2):318-21.
  16. Yee J, Weinstein S, Morgan T, Alore P, Aslam R. Advances in CT Colonography for Colorectal Cancer Screening and Diagnosis. J Cancer. 2013; 4(3):200-9.
  17. Mazura JC, Juluru K, Chen JJ, Morgan TA, John M, Siegel EL. Facial recognition software success rates for the identification of 3D surface reconstructed facial images: implications for patient privacy and security. J Digit Imaging. 2012 Jun; 25(3):347-51.
  18. Morgan TA, Flanders AE, Olmsted WW, Steenburg SD, Siegel EL. Challenges encountered and lessons learned in initial experience with the next generation of interactive radiology literature in RadioGraphics. Radiographics. 2012 May-Jun; 32(3):929-34.
  19. Shah PA, Cunningham SC, Morgan TA, Daly BD. Hepatic gas: widening spectrum of causes detected at CT and US in the interventional era. Radiographics. 2011 Sep-Oct; 31(5):1403-13.
  20. Siegel EL, Flanders AE, Morgan TA, Steenburg SD. Explore the potential next generation of interactive radiology literature in RadioGraphics. Radiographics. 2010 Jul-Aug; 30(4):849-50.

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