Zhen Jane Wang, MD


Dr. Zhen Jane Wang is a radiologist in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF, where she specializes in abdominal imaging. Wang's research focuses on the identification of novel imaging techniques, such as hyperpolarized 13C MR spectroscopic imaging (MRSI), to assess renal tumor aggressiveness. She is also studying functional imaging using magnetic resonance (MR) and computed tomography (CT) for diffuse renal disease. Wang has received several awards related to her research, including the Society of Abdominal Radiology Research Award, the Radiological Society of North America Research Scholar Award and the Department of Defense Cancer Research Concept Award.

Wang earned her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. Subsequently, she completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at UCSF, during which time she served as a chief resident. She also completed a fellowship in abdominal imaging at UCSF.


Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center of Excellence
400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 514-2381

Hours: Monday to Friday,
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Prostate Cancer Center
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Medical Oncology Phone: (415) 476-4616
Surgical Oncology Phone: (415) 353-7171
Medical Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7107
Surgical Oncology Fax: (415) 514-6195

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

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Zhen Jane Wang


Northwestern University School of Medicine 2002


UCSF Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology 2007


UCSF, Abdominal Imaging

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Yeh R, Dercle L, Garg I, Wang ZJ, Hough DM, Goenka AH. The Role of 18F-FDG PET/CT and PET/MRI in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Feb; 43(2):415-434.
  2. von Morze C, Ohliger MA, Marco-Rius I, Wilson DM, Flavell RR, Pearce D, Vigneron DB, Kurhanewicz J, Wang ZJ. Direct assessment of renal mitochondrial redox state using hyperpolarized 13 C-acetoacetate. Magn Reson Med. 2018 Apr; 79(4):1862-1869.
  3. Lall C, Bura V, Lee TK, Bhosale P, Faria SC, Choi JI, Wang ZJ. Diffusion-weighted imaging in hemorrhagic abdominal and pelvic lesions: restricted diffusion can mimic malignancy. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 Nov 06.

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