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Andrew Phelps, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-476-1364
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    University of California San DiegoM.D.2006School of Medicine
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    University of California, Berkeley1998Golden Key National Honor Society
    University of California, San Diego2002Regents Scholar
    University of California, Berkeley2002Outstanding Undergraduate in Immunology
    Children’s Hospital Department of Radiology, Boston2012Fellow Teaching Award
    Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Education, UCSF2014Excellence in Teaching Award
    Radiological Society of North America2015Certificate of Merit for Educational Exhibit
    Society for Pediatric Radiology2017Certificate of Appreciation for Excellence in Reviewing Manuscripts
    UCSF Department of Radiology2018 Excellence in Medical Student Teaching

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    Andrew Phelps, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Phelps received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego in 2006, and completed his residency in Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco in 2010, where he served as Chief Resident. This was followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at the Boston Children’s Hospital in 2012.

    Dr. Phelps is a member of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), and he is the vice-chair of the SPR ultrasound committee.

    Specialty:
    Pediatric Radiology

    Professional Interests:
    Teaching, Ultrasound, Medical illustration

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: University of California, San Diego
    • Internship: University of California, Los Angeles - Medicine
    • Residency: University of California, San Francisco - Radiology
    • Residency: University of California, San Francisco - Chief Resident, Radiology
    • Fellowship: Children’s Hospital, Boston - Pediatric Radiology
    • Certificate in Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology
    • Certificate of Advanced Qualification in Pediatric Radiology, American Board of Radiology
    • Medical Licensure, California
    • Medical Licensure, DEA

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    1. Zapala MA, Livingston K, Bokhari D, Phelps AS, Courtier JL, Ma C, Seo Y, MacKenzie JD. Improved diagnostic confidence and accuracy of pediatric elbow fractures with digital tomosynthesis. Pediatr Radiol. 2019 Nov 19. PMID: 31745596.
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    2. Zapala MA, Livingston K, Phelps AS, MacKenzie JD. Digital tomosynthesis of the pediatric elbow. Pediatr Radiol. 2019 Nov; 49(12):1643-1651. PMID: 31686170.
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    3. Phelps A. Intestinal Wall Texture Analysis: Finding Fibrosis in Pediatric Patients With Crohn Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Nov; 69(5):513-514. PMID: 31449173.
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    4. Edwards EA, Cote A, Phelps AS, Naeger DM. Parents of Pediatric Radiology Patients Prefer Timely Reporting and Discussing Results with Referring Providers. Acad Radiol. 2019 Aug 14. PMID: 31420160.
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    5. Chen CA, Phelps A, Frieden IJ. Muscle herniation as a cause of superficial lumps on the legs of a healthy teenager. Pediatr Dermatol. 2019 Sep; 36(5):743-744. PMID: 31231862.
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    6. Kim JS, Son JK, Poletto E, Phelps AS, Levin TL. Effect of radiologist pregnancy on the performance of pediatric fluoroscopic studies: a survey of Society for Pediatric Radiology members. Pediatr Radiol. 2019 06; 49(7):854-861. PMID: 31154501.
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    7. Phelps A. Liver Ultrasound Texture Analysis: The Computer Finds More to Quantify Than Meets the Eye. Acad Radiol. 2019 Aug; 26(8):1008-1009. PMID: 31029494.
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    8. Uppot RN, Laguna B, McCarthy CJ, De Novi G, Phelps A, Siegel E, Courtier J. Implementing Virtual and Augmented Reality Tools for Radiology Education and Training, Communication, and Clinical Care. Radiology. 2019 Jun; 291(3):570-580. PMID: 30990383.
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    9. Wang MK, Gaither T, Phelps A, Cohen R, Baskin L. The Incidence and Durability of Compensatory Hypertrophy in Pediatric Patients with Solitary Kidneys. Urology. 2019 Jul; 129:188-193. PMID: 30986483.
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    10. Andrew Phelps, Cynthia Tan, Saveen Ahuja, Dean Kolnick, Jesse Courtier, John D MacKenzie. Visualization of pleural fissures in infants on computed tomography. World Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2019 Feb 1; 2(1):e000034.
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    11. Wagle S, Gu JT, Courtier JL, Phelps AS, Lin C, MacKenzie JD. Value of dedicated small-field-of-view sacroiliac versus large-field-of-view pelvic magnetic resonance imaging for evaluating pediatric sacroiliitis. Pediatr Radiol. 2019 06; 49(7):933-940. PMID: 30623211.
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    12. Bonham LW, Phelps A, Rosson GD, Fritz J. MR Imaging-Guided Cryoneurolysis of the Sural Nerve. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2018 11; 29(11):1622-1624. PMID: 30274861.
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    13. Zaccagnino E, Devincent C, Leelakanok N, Phelps AS, Zapala M, Worters PW, Courtier J. Assessment of quiet T2 weighted PROPELLER sequence in pediatric abdominal imaging. Clin Imaging. 2019 Jan - Feb; 53:12-16. PMID: 30286312.
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    14. Alexander MD, Hughes N, Cooke DL, Hess CP, Frieden IJ, Phelps AS, Dowd CF. Revisiting classic MRI findings of venous malformations: Changes in protocols may lead to potential misdiagnosis. Neuroradiol J. 2018 Oct; 31(5):509-512. PMID: 30089411.
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    15. Stieglitz E, Dinh T, Phelps AS, Pampaloni MH, Olshen AB, Robbins E. ABVD Without Radiation for Newly Diagnosed Pediatric and Young Adult Patients With Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Single Center Retrospective Analysis of 28 Consecutive Patients. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2018 05; 40(4):290-294. PMID: 29432308.
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    16. Kumar P, Gill RM, Phelps A, Tulpule A, Matthay K, Nicolaides T. Surveillance Screening in Li-Fraumeni Syndrome: Raising Awareness of False Positives. Cureus. 2018 Apr 24; 10(4):e2527. PMID: 29946497.
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    17. Perito ER, Phelps A, Vase T, Feldstein VA, Lustig RH, Rosenthal P. Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients: Carotid and Aorta Intima-Media Thickness and Their Predictors. J Pediatr. 2018 02; 193:119-127.e1. PMID: 29224938.
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    18. Phelps A, Callen AL, Marcovici P, Naeger DM, Mongan J, Webb EM. Can Radiologists Learn From Airport Baggage Screening?: A Survey About Using Fictional Patients for Quality Assurance. Acad Radiol. 2018 02; 25(2):226-234. PMID: 29122472.
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    19. Cabarrus MC, Yeh BM, Phelps AS, Ou JJ, Behr SC. From Inguinal Hernias to Spermatic Cord Lipomas: Pearls, Pitfalls, and Mimics of Abdominal and Pelvic Hernias. Radiographics. 2017 Nov-Dec; 37(7):2063-2082. PMID: 29131768.
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    20. Hightower JS, Phelps A, Halbach VV, Kohi MP. Collateral Damage: Catheterization of the Epidural Space during Deep Venous Thrombosis Thrombolysis. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2017 Sep; 28(9):1332-1334. PMID: 28841958.
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    21. Edwards EA, Pigg N, Courtier J, Zapala MA, MacKenzie JD, Phelps AS. Intussusception: past, present and future. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Aug; 47(9):1101-1108. PMID: 28779197.
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    22. Phelps AS, Chow JS, Back SJ, Nguyen HT, Koning JL, Darge K. Urinary tract dilation illustrations. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 08; 47(9):1214-1215. PMID: 28779205.
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    23. Chow JS, Koning JL, Back SJ, Nguyen HT, Phelps A, Darge K. Classification of pediatric urinary tract dilation: the new language. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Aug; 47(9):1109-1115. PMID: 28779200.
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    24. Phelps AS, Epelman M. Introduction: Pediatric ultrasound. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 08; 47(9):1029-1030. PMID: 28779208.
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    25. Leelakanok N, Phelps AS, Zapala MA, Kato K, Ohliger M, Li Y, Courtier J. Assessing 3D T2 FSE sequence for identification of the normal appendix: working toward a single-sequence MR appendicitis protocol. Emerg Radiol. 2017 Dec; 24(6):653-660. PMID: 28725923.
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    26. Perito ER, Vase T, Ramachandran R, Phelps A, Jen KY, Lustig RH, Feldstein VA, Rosenthal P. Hepatic steatosis after pediatric liver transplant. Liver Transpl. 2017 07; 23(7):957-967. PMID: 28426902.
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    27. Oates A, Ahuja S, Lee MM, Phelps AS, Mackenzie JD, Courtier JL. Pediatric renal transplant biopsy with ultrasound guidance: the 'core' essentials. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Nov; 47(12):1572-1579. PMID: 28573315.
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    28. Villanueva-Meyer JE, Naeger DM, Courtier JL, Hope MD, Lambert JW, MacKenzie JD, Phelps AS. Pediatric chest CT at chest radiograph doses: when is the ultralow-dose chest CT clinically appropriate? Emerg Radiol. 2017 Aug; 24(4):369-376. PMID: 28289906.
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    29. Leelakanok N, Zapala MA, Edwards EA, Phelps AS, Mackenzie JD, Courtier J. Incidental Findings on Pediatric Abdominal Magnetic Resonance Angiography. Acad Radiol. 2017 09; 24(9):1107-1113. PMID: 28285838.
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    30. Jordan EJ, Feldstein VA, Moses W, Phelps AS. Radiologic assessment of fetal tracheal balloon occlusion. Clin Imaging. 2017 Mar - Apr; 42:113-118. PMID: 27951457.
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    31. Phelps A, Ramachandran R, Courtier J, Perito E, Rosenthal P, MacKenzie JD. Ultrasound elastography: is there a shear wave speed cutoff for pediatric liver fibrosis and inflammation? Clin Imaging. 2017 Jan - Feb; 41:95-100. PMID: 27840268.
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    32. Courtier J, Webb EM, Phelps AS, Naeger DM. Assessing the learning potential of an interactive digital game versus an interactive-style didactic lecture: the continued importance of didactic teaching in medical student education. Pediatr Radiol. 2016 Dec; 46(13):1787-1796. PMID: 27580908.
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    33. Ehman EC, Phelps AS, Ohliger MA, Rhee SJ, MacKenzie JD, Courtier JL. Detection of bowel inflammation with fused DWI/T2 images versus contrast-enhanced images in pediatric MR enterography with histopathologic correlation. Clin Imaging. 2016 Nov - Dec; 40(6):1135-1139. PMID: 27497037.
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    34. Cheng SN, Phelps A. Correlating the Sonographic Finding of Echogenic Debris in the Bladder Lumen With Urinalysis. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Jul; 35(7):1533-40. PMID: 27246660.
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    35. Li Y, Phelps A, Zapala MA, MacKenzie JD, MacKenzie TC, Courtier J. Magnetic resonance imaging of Müllerian duct anomalies in children. Pediatr Radiol. 2016 May; 46(6):796-805. PMID: 27229498.
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    36. Phelps A, Wan J, Straus C, Naeger DM, Webb EM. Incorporation of Ultrasound Education Into Medical School Curricula: Survey of Directors of Medical Student Education in Radiology. Acad Radiol. 2016 07; 23(7):830-5. PMID: 27311803.
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    37. Phelps AS, Gould RG, Courtier JL, Marcovici PA, Salani C, MacKenzie JD. How Much Does Lead Shielding during Fluoroscopy Reduce Radiation Dose to Out-of-Field Body Parts? J Med Imaging Radiat Sci. 2016 Jun; 47(2):171-177. PMID: 31047181.
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    38. Sagar Wagle, Andrew S. Phelps, John D. MacKenzie. “Weak Links” of the Pediatric Skeleton: Common Foci for Disease and Trauma. Part 2—Areas of Weakness Beyond Bone and Cartilage Transitions. Current Radiology Reports. 2016 Feb 1; 4(2):7.
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    39. Sagar Wagle, Andrew S. Phelps, John D. MacKenzie. “Weak Links” of the Pediatric Skeleton: Common Foci for Disease and Trauma. Part 1: The Link Between Bone and Cartilage. Current Radiology Reports. 2016 Feb 1; 4(2):6.
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    40. Breen M, Phelps A, Estrada C, Chow JS. CT cystography for evaluation of bladder perforation--be safe and know the limitations--reply to Dr. Karmazyn. Pediatr Radiol. 2016 Apr; 46(4):580. PMID: 26637317.
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    41. Lambert JW, Phelps AS, Courtier JL, Gould RG, MacKenzie JD. Image quality and dose optimisation for infant CT using a paediatric phantom. Eur Radiol. 2016 May; 26(5):1387-95. PMID: 26304803.
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    42. Barajas RF, Phelps A, Foster HC, Courtier J, Buelow BD, Gupta N, Nicolaides T, Glenn OA, Banerjee A. Metastatic Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma to the Peritoneal Cavity Via Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: Case Report and Literature Review. J Neurol Surg Rep. 2015 Jul; 76(1):e91-6. PMID: 26251821.
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    43. Breen M, Phelps A, Estrada C, Chow JS. The role of imaging in pediatric bladder augmentation. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Sep; 45(10):1440-7. PMID: 25903841.
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    44. Basta AM, Courtier J, Phelps A, Copp HL, MacKenzie JD. Scrotal swelling in the neonate. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Mar; 34(3):495-505. PMID: 25715370.
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    45. Webb EM, Vella M, Straus CM, Phelps A, Naeger DM. Interpretive versus noninterpretive content in top-selling radiology textbooks: what are we teaching medical students? Acad Radiol. 2015 Apr; 22(4):520-6. PMID: 25601307.
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    46. Phelps AS, Naeger DM, Courtier JL, Lambert JW, Marcovici PA, Villanueva-Meyer JE, MacKenzie JD. Pairwise comparison versus Likert scale for biomedical image assessment. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Jan; 204(1):8-14. PMID: 25539230.
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    47. Pierre K, Borer J, Phelps A, Chow JS. Bladder exstrophy: current management and postoperative imaging. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Jul; 44(7):768-86; quiz 765-7. PMID: 24939762.
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    48. Akash P. Kansagra, John-Paul J. Yu, David M. Naeger, Andrew S. Phelps. Risk Stratification and Radiologic Evaluation of Central Venous Port Malfunction. Journal of the Association for Vascular Access. 2014 Jun 1; 19(2):77-83.
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    49. Andrew S Phelps, Sarah E Umetsu, Tara B Karamlou, Philip C Ursell, Jesse L Courtier. Congenital pulmonary airway malformation with severe hyperinflation in patient with tetralogy of fallot. Research. 2014 May 13; 1.
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    50. Naeger DM, Straus CM, Phelps A, Courtier J, Webb EM. Student-created independent learning modules: An easy high-value addition to radiology clerkships. Acad Radiol. 2014 Jul; 21(7):879-87. PMID: 24751676.
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    51. Paltiel HJ, Phelps A. US of the pediatric female pelvis. Radiology. 2014 Mar; 270(3):644-57. PMID: 24568702.
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    52. Koc G, Courtier JL, Phelps A, Marcovici PA, MacKenzie JD. Computed tomography depiction of small pediatric vessels with model-based iterative reconstruction. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Jul; 44(7):787-94. PMID: 24531191.
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    53. Li KC, Marcovici P, Phelps A, Potter C, Tillack A, Tomich J, Tridandapani S. Digitization of medicine: how radiology can take advantage of the digital revolution. Acad Radiol. 2013 Dec; 20(12):1479-94. PMID: 24200474.
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    54. Naeger DM, Wilcox C, Phelps A, Ordovas KG, Webb EM. Residents teaching medical students: how do they compare with attending educators? J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Jan; 11(1):63-7. PMID: 24075217.
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    55. Naeger DM, Kohi MP, Webb EM, Phelps A, Ordovas KG, Newman TB. Correctly using sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values in clinical practice: how to avoid three common pitfalls. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jun; 200(6):W566-70. PMID: 23701086.
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    56. Naeger DM, Phelps A, Kohi M, Elicker B, Ordovas K, Webb EM. Reading room electives: say goodbye to the "radi-holiday". J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 Jun; 10(6):442-8. PMID: 23499399.
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    57. Phelps A, Naeger DM, Marcovici P. Embedding 3D radiology models in portable document format. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Dec; 199(6):1342-4. PMID: 23169728.
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    58. Naeger DM, Phelps A, Kohi M, Patel A, Elicker B, Ordovas K, Urbania T, Avrin D, Qayyum A. Cross-specialty integrated resident conferences: an educational approach to bridging the gap. Acad Radiol. 2012 Aug; 19(8):1029-34. PMID: 22578415.
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    59. Phelps A, Naeger DM, MacKenzie J, Qayyum A. Educating radiology residents in the new era: implementation and evaluation of online end-of-rotation examinations. Acad Radiol. 2011 Nov; 18(11):1442-6. PMID: 21971261.
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    60. Naeger DM, Phelps A, Shah V, Avrin D, Qayyum A. Clinician-educator pathway for radiology residents. Acad Radiol. 2011 May; 18(5):640-4. PMID: 21371915.
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