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    Esther Yuh, MD, PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentRadiology
    Address185 Berry Street Bldg B
    San Francisco CA 94158
    Phone415-514-8991
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      Collapse Biography 
      Collapse Education and Training
      University of California, San FranciscoResidency Radiology
      Stanford UniversityM.D.School of Medicine2002
      Collapse Awards and Honors
      GE-NFL (General Electric - National Football League)2014Head Health Challenge
      Radiological Society of North American2012Magna Cum Laude Award
      University of California, San Francisco2010Nominee Exceptional Physician Award
      University of California, San Francisco Department of Radiology2009Outstanding Teaching Fellow of the Year
      General Electric--Association of University Radiologists2008Research Academic Fellowship
      University of California, San Francisco 1995President's Dissertation Year Fellowship
      American Physical Society1994Invited Speaker, Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society

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      Esther Yuh, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. She obtained her M.D. at Stanford University in 2002, and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics in 2007, Radiology residency at UCSF in 2007, and advanced fellowship training in Neuroradiology at UCSF in 2009.

      In 2009, she was honored as UCSF Department of Radiology's Outstanding Teaching Fellow of the Year. In 2010, Dr Yuh was a nominee for UCSF Medical Center's Exceptional Physician Award.

      Expertise:
      Neuroradiology

      Specialty:
      Brain, head and neck, spine CT and MRI

      Professional Interests:
      Head trauma, image-guided spine interventions, neuroradiology

      Education and Training:
      • Medical School: Stanford University, California - Medicine
      • Internship: Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics, California - Internal Medicine
      • Residency: University of California, San Francisco - Diagnostic Radiology
      • Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Neuroradiology
      • California Medical License
      • American Board of Radiology Certificate
      • Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology

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      Head trauma, computer-aided detection, stroke, computer vision, medical physics, neuroradiology, image-guided spine interventions, MRI, CT.

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      1. Yue JK, Winkler EA, Rick JW, Burke JF, McAllister TW, Oh SS, Burchard EG, Hu D, Rosand J, Temkin NR, Korley FK, Sorani MD, Ferguson AR, Lingsma HF, Sharma S, Robinson CK, Yuh EL, Tarapore PE, Wang KK, Puccio AM, Mukherjee P, Diaz-Arrastia R, Gordon WA, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Manley GT. DRD2 C957T polymorphism is associated with improved 6-month verbal learning following traumatic brain injury. Neurogenetics. 2016 Nov 8. PMID: 27826691.
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      2. Winkler EA, Yue JK, Ferguson AR, Temkin NR, Stein MB, Barber J, Yuh EL, Sharma S, Satris GG, McAllister TW, Rosand J, Sorani MD, Lingsma HF, Tarapore PE, Burchard EG, Hu D, Eng C, Wang KK, Mukherjee P, Okonkwo DO, Diaz-Arrastia R, Manley GT. COMT Val(158)Met polymorphism is associated with post-traumatic stress disorder and functional outcome following mild traumatic brain injury. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Oct 18. PMID: 27769642.
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      3. Wang KK, Yang Z, Yue JK, Zhang Z, Winkler EA, Puccio A, Diaz-Arrastia R, Lingsma H, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Valadka A, Gordon WA, Okonkwo DO, Manley GT. Plasma Anti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Autoantibody Levels during the Acute and Chronic Phases of Traumatic Brain Injury: A Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury Pilot Study. J Neurotrauma. 2016 Jul 1; 33(13):1270-7. PMID: 26560343.
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      4. Winkler EA, Yue JK, McAllister TW, Temkin NR, Oh SS, Burchard EG, Hu D, Ferguson AR, Lingsma HF, Burke JF, Sorani MD, Rosand J, Yuh EL, Barber J, Tarapore PE, Gardner RC, Sharma S, Satris GG, Eng C, Puccio AM, Wang KK, Mukherjee P, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Diaz-Arrastia R, Manley GT. COMT Val (158) Met polymorphism is associated with nonverbal cognition following mild traumatic brain injury. Neurogenetics. 2016 Jan; 17(1):31-41. PMID: 26576546.
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      5. Korley FK, Diaz-Arrastia R, Wu AH, Yue JK, Manley GT, Sair HI, Van Eyk J, Everett AD, Okonkwo DO, Valadka AB, Gordon WA, Maas AI, Mukherjee P, Yuh EL, Lingsma HF, Puccio AM, Schnyer DM. Circulating Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Has Diagnostic and Prognostic Value in Traumatic Brain Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2016 Jan 15; 33(2):215-25. PMID: 26159676.
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      6. Cage TA, Yuh EL, Hou SW, Birk H, Simon NG, Noss R, Rao A, Chin CT, Kliot M. . Magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging can visualize nerve fibers and their relationship to peripheral nerve tumors. Neurosurg Focus, Sept. 2015.
      7. Cage TA, Yuh EL, Hou SW, Birk H, Simon NG, Noss R, Rao A, Chin CT, Kliot M. Visualization of nerve fibers and their relationship to peripheral nerve tumors by diffusion tensor imaging. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Sep; 39(3):E16. PMID: 26323818.
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      8. McMahon PJ, Panczykowski DM, Yue JK, Puccio AM, Inoue T, Sorani MD, Lingsma HF, Maas AI, Valadka AB, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Manley GT, Okonkwo DO, Casey SS, Cheong M, Cooper SR, Dams-O'Connor K, Gordon WA, Hricik AJ, Lawless K, Menon D, Schnyer DM, Vassar MJ. Measurement of the glial fibrillary acidic protein and its breakdown products GFAP-BDP biomarker for the detection of traumatic brain injury compared to computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. J Neurotrauma. 2015 Apr 15; 32(8):527-33. PMID: 25264814; PMCID: PMC4394160 [Available on 04/15/16].
      9. Talbott JF, Gean A, Yuh EL, Stiver SI. Reply. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Mar; 36(3):E25. PMID: 25542880.
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      10. Lingsma HF, Yue JK, Maas AI, Steyerberg EW, Manley GT, Cooper SR, Dams-O'Connor K, Gordon WA, Menon DK, Mukherjee P, Okonkwo DO, Puccio AM, Schnyer DM, Valadka AB, Vassar MJ, Yuh EL. Outcome prediction after mild and complicated mild traumatic brain injury: external validation of existing models and identification of new predictors using the TRACK-TBI pilot study. J Neurotrauma. 2015 Jan 15; 32(2):83-94. PMID: 25025611; PMCID: PMC4291219 [Available on 01/15/16].
      11. Yuh EL, Jain Palrecha S, Lagemann GM, Kliot M, Weinstein PR, Barbaro NM, Chin CT. Diffusivity measurements differentiate benign from malignant lesions in patients with peripheral neuropathy or plexopathy. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Jan; 36(1):202-9. PMID: 25300985.
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      12. Yuh EL, Hawryluk GW, Manley GT. Imaging concussion: a review. Neurosurgery. 2014 Oct; 75 Suppl 4:S50-63. PMID: 25232884.
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      13. Yuh EL, Cooper SR, Mukherjee P, Yue JK, Lingsma HF, Gordon WA, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Schnyer DM, Vassar MJ, Maas AI, Manley GT, Casey SS, Cheong M, Dams-O'Connor K, Hricik AJ, Inoue T, Menon DK, Morabito DJ, Pacheco JL, Puccio AM, Sinha TK. Diffusion tensor imaging for outcome prediction in mild traumatic brain injury: a TRACK-TBI study. J Neurotrauma. 2014 Sep 1; 31(17):1457-77. PMID: 24742275; PMCID: PMC4144386.
      14. Talbott JF, Gean A, Yuh EL, Stiver SI. Calvarial fracture patterns on CT imaging predict risk of a delayed epidural hematoma following decompressive craniectomy for traumatic brain injury. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Oct; 35(10):1930-5. PMID: 24948502.
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      15. Yuh EL, Jain Palrecha S, Lagemann GM, Kliot M, Weinstein PR, Barbaro NM, Chin CT. Diffusivity measurements differentiate benign from malignant lesions in patients presenting with peripheral neuropathy or plexopathy. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. In press, 2014 Jun. . 2014.
      16. Yuh EL, Cooper SR, Mukherjee P, Yue JK, Lingsma HF, Gordon WA, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Schnyer DM, Vassar MJ, Maas AIR, Manley GT, Casey SS, Cheong M, Dams-O'Connor K, Hricik AJ, Inoue T, Menon DK, Morabito DJ, Pacheco JL, Puccio AM, and Sinha TK. . . Diffusion tensor imaging for outcome prediction in mild traumatic brain injury: A TRACK-TBI study. J Neurotrauma, 17 Apr. 2014.
      17. Steinbach S, Yuh EL, Burbelko M, Hundt W. Detection of micrometastases of squamous cell carcinoma tumor cells in muscle tissue. Anticancer Res. 2013 Dec; 33(12):5213-21. PMID: 24324053.
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      18. Dams-O'Connor K, Spielman L, Singh A, Gordon WA, Lingsma HF, Maas AI, Manley GT, Mukherjee P, Okonkwo DO, Puccio AM, Schnyer DM, Valadka AB, Yue JK, Yuh EL. The impact of previous traumatic brain injury on health and functioning: a TRACK-TBI study. J Neurotrauma. 2013 Dec 15; 30(24):2014-20. PMID: 23924069; PMCID: PMC3868372.
      19. Diaz-Arrastia R, Wang KK, Papa L, Sorani MD, Yue JK, Puccio AM, McMahon PJ, Inoue T, Yuh EL, Lingsma HF, Maas AI, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Manley GT. Acute biomarkers of traumatic brain injury: relationship between plasma levels of ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase-L1 and glial fibrillary acidic protein. J Neurotrauma. 2014 Jan 1; 31(1):19-25. PMID: 23865516; PMCID: PMC3880090.
      20. Yue JK, Vassar MJ, Lingsma HF, Cooper SR, Okonkwo DO, Valadka AB, Gordon WA, Maas AI, Mukherjee P, Yuh EL, Puccio AM, Schnyer DM, Manley GT. Transforming research and clinical knowledge in traumatic brain injury pilot: multicenter implementation of the common data elements for traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma. 2013 Nov 15; 30(22):1831-44. PMID: 23815563; PMCID: PMC3814815.
      21. Okonkwo DO, Yue JK, Puccio AM, Panczykowski DM, Inoue T, McMahon PJ, Sorani MD, Yuh EL, Lingsma HF, Maas AI, Valadka AB, Manley GT. GFAP-BDP as an acute diagnostic marker in traumatic brain injury: results from the prospective transforming research and clinical knowledge in traumatic brain injury study. J Neurotrauma. 2013 Sep 1; 30(17):1490-7. PMID: 23489259; PMCID: PMC3751263.
      22. Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Lingsma HF, Yue JK, Ferguson AR, Gordon WA, Valadka AB, Schnyer DM, Okonkwo DO, Maas AI, Manley GT. Magnetic resonance imaging improves 3-month outcome prediction in mild traumatic brain injury. Ann Neurol. 2013 Feb; 73(2):224-35. PMID: 23224915; PMCID: PMC4060890.
      23. Yuh EL, Cooper SR, Ferguson AR, Manley GT. Quantitative CT improves outcome prediction in acute traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma. 2012 Mar 20; 29(5):735-46. PMID: 21970562; PMCID: PMC3303103.
      24. Hundt W, Yuh EL, Burbelko M, Kiessling A, Bednarski MD, Steinbach S. Gene expression analysis of SCC tumor cells in muscle tissue. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 Jun; 269(6):1653-63. PMID: 22002462.
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      25. Yuh EL, Dillon WP. Intracranial hypotension and intracranial hypertension. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2010 Nov; 20(4):597-617. PMID: 20974378.
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      26. Hundt W, Yuh EL, Steinbach S, Bednarski MD, Guccione S. Mechanic effect of pulsed focused ultrasound in tumor and muscle tissue evaluated by MRI, histology, and microarray analysis. Eur J Radiol. 2010 Nov; 76(2):279-87. PMID: 19545959.
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      27. Yuh EL, Barkovich AJ, Gupta N. Imaging of ependymomas: MRI and CT. Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Oct; 25(10):1203-13. PMID: 19360419; PMCID: PMC2744772.
      28. Hundt W, Yuh EL, Steinbach S, Bednarski MD. Effect of continuous high intensity focused ultrasound in a squamous cell carcinoma tumor model compared to muscle tissue evaluated by MRI, histology, and gene expression. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2009 Apr; 8(2):85-98. PMID: 19334789.
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      29. Yuh EL, Gean AD, Manley GT, Callen AL, Wintermark M. Computer-aided assessment of head computed tomography (CT) studies in patients with suspected traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma. 2008 Oct; 25(10):1163-72. PMID: 18986221.
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      30. Hundt W, Yuh EL, Steinbach S, Bednarski MD, Guccione S. Comparison of continuous vs. pulsed focused ultrasound in treated muscle tissue as evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging, histological analysis, and microarray analysis. Eur Radiol. 2008 May; 18(5):993-1004. PMID: 18205005.
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      31. Hundt W, Yuh EL, Bednarski MD, Guccione S. Gene expression profiles, histologic analysis, and imaging of squamous cell carcinoma model treated with focused ultrasound beams. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Sep; 189(3):726-36. PMID: 17715123.
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      32. Yuh EL, Shulman SG, Mehta SA, Xie J, Chen L, Frenkel V, Bednarski MD, Li KC. Delivery of systemic chemotherapeutic agent to tumors by using focused ultrasound: study in a murine model. Radiology. 2005 Feb; 234(2):431-7. PMID: 15671000.
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      33. Wintermark M, Fischbein NJ, Mukherjee P, Yuh EL, Dillon WP. Unilateral putaminal CT, MR, and diffusion abnormalities secondary to nonketotic hyperglycemia in the setting of acute neurologic symptoms mimicking stroke. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2004 Jun-Jul; 25(6):975-6. PMID: 15205134.
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      34. Chen L, Bouley D, Yuh E, D'Arceuil H, Butts K. Study of focused ultrasound tissue damage using MRI and histology. J Magn Reson Imaging. 1999 Aug; 10(2):146-53. PMID: 10441017.
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      35. Yuh EL, Jeffrey RB, Birdwell RL, Chen BH, Napel S. Virtual endoscopy using perspective volume-rendered three-dimensional sonographic data: technique and clinical applications. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1999 May; 172(5):1193-7. PMID: 10227488.
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