Tara Morgan, MD


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.


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


University of Maryland School of Medicine 2007


University of Maryland Medical System, Diagnostic Radiology 2012


UCSF, Abdominal Imaging 2013

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Morgan TA, Jha P, Poder L, Weinstein S. Advanced ultrasound applications in the assessment of renal transplants: contrast-enhanced ultrasound, elastography, and B-flow. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Apr 09.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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