Alexander Rybkin, MD

Title(s)Professor, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave, #1X57E
San Francisco CA 94110
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    University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine1999Riegler Radiology Award
    University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine 1996Aesculapian Society Short Term Training Program Grant for Neuroradiology Research
    Yale University 1995Departmental Distinction in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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    Alexander V. Rybkin, MD, is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Radiology at the San Francisco General Hospital and at the University of California, San Francisco. He has previously served as Co-Director of the Body Imaging/Women’s Imaging Fellowship and acted as interim Chief in the Department of Radiology at SFGH. Dr. Rybkin received his medical degree from the Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California, and completed his residency in Radiology at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in Body Imaging at SFGH.

    Dr. Rybkin’s research program focuses on developing Internet applications in Radiology. His overall research goal is to use cutting-edge technology to streamline processes in the Department of Radiology by improving efficiency, profitability, and quality of patient care. Dr. Rybkin's research includes: eReferral for Radiology, which is a computerized order entry system where physicians request specialist consultations at SFGH; radiologue (eWhiteboard), which is a web application for multidirectional information exchange in the Department of Radiology; and, which is an online departmental scheduling application.

    Dr. Rybkin is an active member of the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North American, the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.


    PACS, informatics, abdominal imaging, chest imaging, ultrasound, and musculoskeletal imaging

    Professional Interests:
    Imaging informatics, web applications and services in radiology, HIV and AIDS imaging, computerized tomography, ultrasound, obstetric/gynecological imaging, abdominal imaging, performance improvement, computerized physician order entry

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles
    • Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose
    • Residency: University of California, San Francisco - Radiology
    • Fellowship: San Francisco General Hospital - Body Imaging
    • Medical Board of California License
    • DEA Controlled Substance Registration Certificate
    • The American Board of Radiology Certificate in Diagnostic Radiology
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    1. Algorithmic Prediction of Delayed Radiology Turn-Around-Time during Non-Business Hours. Acad Radiol. 2022 05; 29(5):e82-e90. Shah V, Chillakuru YR, Rybkin A, Seo Y, Vu T, Sohn JH. PMID: 34187741.
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    2. Follow-up of incidental pulmonary nodules and association with mortality in a safety-net cohort. Diagnosis (Berl). 2019 11 26; 6(4):351-359. Lee JS, Lisker S, Vittinghoff E, Cherian R, McCoy DB, Rybkin A, Su G, Sarkar U. PMID: 31373897; PMCID: PMC7757426.
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    3. Displaying radiation exposure and cost information at order entry for outpatient diagnostic imaging: a strategy to inform clinician ordering. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 12; 25(12):977-985. Kruger JF, Chen AH, Rybkin A, Leeds K, Guzman D, Vittinghoff E, Goldman LE. PMID: 26740494.
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    4. Patients Prefer Results From the Ordering Provider and Access to Their Radiology Reports. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Jun; 12(6):556-62. Cabarrus M, Naeger DM, Rybkin A, Qayyum A. PMID: 25892226.
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    5. Clinician perspectives on considering radiation exposure to patients when ordering imaging tests: a qualitative study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Nov; 23(11):893-901. Kruger JF, Chen AH, Rybkin A, Leeds K, Frosch DL, Goldman LE. PMID: 24764135.
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    6. Clinicians' views on displaying cost information to increase clinician cost-consciousness. Am J Manag Care. 2014; 20(11):901-6. Kruger JF, Chen AH, Rybkin A, Leeds K, Frosch DL, Goldman E. PMID: 25495110.
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    7. A web-based flexible communication system in radiology. J Digit Imaging. 2011 Oct; 24(5):890-6. Rybkin AV, Wilson M. PMID: 21152949; PMCID: PMC3180535.
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    8. Diagnosis of cirrhosis by spiral computed tomography: a case-control study with feature analysis and assessment of interobserver agreement. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2008 Mar-Apr; 32(2):198-203. Keedy A, Westphalen AC, Qayyum A, Aslam R, Rybkin AV, Chen MH, Coakley FV. PMID: 18379301; PMCID: PMC2744373.
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    9. Current concepts in imaging of appendicitis. Radiol Clin North Am. 2007 May; 45(3):411-22, vii. Rybkin AV, Thoeni RF. PMID: 17601500.
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