Thomas Link, MD, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||400 Parnassus Avenue|
San Francisco CA 94117
|Johannes Gutenberg University||M.D.||1987||School of Medicine|
|Skeletal Radiology ||2014||Certificate of Special Distinction|
|The Journal of Othopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy||2012||George J. Davies - James A. Gould, Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award|
|Current Radiology Reports||2012||Editor-in-Chief|
|Radiology||2011||Editor’s Recognition Award with Distinction|
|International Skeletal Society, Washington||2009||The Founder's Lecturer |
|European Journal of Radiology||2007
|World Congress on Osteoarthritis, Prague. Czech Republic||2007||Plenary Lecturer|
|Osteoarthritis and Cartilage ||2006
||2008||Top Cited Award|
|Osteoporosis Group of the European Society of Skeletal Radiology (ESSR)||2006||Appointed Chairman|
|Medical School of Technical University of Munich, Germany||2000||Teaching Award |
|Society of Pediatric Radiology ||1997||Caffey Award|
Thomas M. Link, MD, PhD, is Chief of the Musculoskeletal Imaging Section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Link completed his medical residency in Muenster, Germany. He performed a research fellowship at University of California, San Francisco in 1996, and was a Visiting Associate Professor at UCSF. Before joining the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging in 2003 he was a Vice-Chair of the Department of Radiology at the Technical University of Munich.
As Clinical Director of the Musculoskeletal and Quantitative Imaging Research (MQIR) Group, Dr. Link’s main interest is translational research. He wants to provide clinical background to basic science researchers, assessing clinical feasibility of research projects and to apply new imaging techniques in clinical studies.
Dr. Link’s research program in MQIR has five main focuses: imaging of osteoporosis, particularly developing new imaging techniques for assessment of bone quality and density, application on new imaging techniques for the clinical assessment of osteoarthritis, cartilage and prevention of cartilage degeneration, new imaging sequences for musculoskeletal imaging at high field, and MR guided high intensity focused ultrasound for treatment of osseous abnormalities.
Dr. Link has published extensively with 309 articles, 15 reviewed articles, 39 book chapters, and 3 books.
Bone tumors and interventional procedures, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
New techniques for musculoskeletal imaging, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, cartilage imaging, high field musculoskeletal MRI at 3.0 and 7.0T, MR-guided focused ultrasound
Education and Training:
• Medical School: Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
• Medical School: Groote Schuur Hospital University of Cape Town, Cape Town, RSA
• Internship: City Hospital Idar-Obserstein, Teaching Hospital of the Johannes-Gutenberg,
• Residency: Department of Radiology Center for Rheumatic Diseases of the State of Rheinland-Pfalz, Bad Kreuznach, Germany
• Residency: Department of Radiology, KKH Hellersen, Teaching Hospital of the University of Bonn, Germany
• Residency: Department of Radiology, University Hospital, Muenster
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco Department of Radiology
• Doctor of Philosophy: University Hospital, Muenster Department of Radiology
• Board Examination in Radiology (including Radiation Therapy), Muenster, Germany
• Board Examination in Diagnostic Radiology, Muenster, Germany
• ECFMG (USMLE, Step 1 and 2)
• Temporary California License
• USMLE Step 3
• DEA License
• Permanent California License
• Fluoroscopy Supervisor License
• Equivalence certification of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Medicine (for German qualifications) by Center for Educational Documentation, Boston
New techniques for musculoskeletal imaging, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, cartilage imaging, high field musculoskeletal MRI, 3.0T MRI, 7.0T MRI, MR-guided focused ultrasound
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