Bhavya Rehani, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone628-206-8024
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    University of California, San Francisco2020Chancellor Award for Public Service (Faculty Category)
    RSNA2020RSNA Annual Oration Award
    Beckers Hospital Review2019Rising Star: Leader in Healthcare under 40
    Women in Business Stevie Awards2018Woman of The Year
    Stevie Awards for Women in Business2018Female Innovator of the Year
    Silicon Valley Business Journal2019Woman of Influence 2019
    Woman in Business Stevie 2018Organization of the year- Health4theworld
    RSNA Research and Education Foundation2012Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award
    American College of Radiology Government Relations2011  - 2012ACR J.T. Rutherford Government Relations Fellowship, Washington D.C
    RSNA Annual Meeting2011Excellence in Design Poster Award, co-recipient
    Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting2011Certificate of Merit Award for Educational Exhibit
    American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Annual Meeting2011Certificate of Merit Award for Educational Exhibit
    American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)2010Introduction to Academic Radiology, Travel Scholarship
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and American Association of Univ2010 Introduction to Molecular Imaging, Travel Scholarship
    Kettering Medical Center2008Helen L. Popoway Research Award, First Prize
    Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting2007Highlights Paper Award for Scientific Presentation

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    Bhavya Rehani, MD, a recognized authority on global health and health inequities among vulnerable populations.

    Dr. Rehani is the Co-Founder, CEO and President of Health4theworld, an award-winning nonprofit organization. https://www.health4theworld.org/founders-bhavya__rehani/

    She completed her residency from University of Cincinnati, Neuro-radiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and has been a faculty at UCSF.

    Growing up in India, Dr. Rehani witnessed the poor access to healthcare for her own grandparents in rural India. Inspired to find a solution and give back, she launched Health4theWorld.

    Acclaimed for her service to the global community, Dr. Rehani was recently awarded the 2020 UCSF Chancellor Award for Public service. Dr. Rehani received RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award in 2012 and RSNA Education Scholar Grant in 2015. In 2019, she was awarded the Silicon Woman of Influence Award by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and named in “Rising Stars: 66 Leaders in Healthcare Under 40”by the Becker’s Health Review. In 2018, Dr. Rehani was awarded the Woman of the Year and Female Innovator of Year by Women in Business Awards & Health4theworld was awarded the Organization of the year. Her work has been featured in Forbes, NBC and SF Business Times.

    Health4theworld provides free education & technology resources in 80 countries. Faculty in radiology & 19 other specialties from 25 academic institutions have provided weekly live and asynchronous learning through Health4theWorld Academy with more than 500 videos posted since the last 5 years. Dr Rehani has led the integration of innovative technologies in global health including virtual reality, machine learning, mobile health( Health4theworld Stroke App) to help patients in the remote corners of the world. During COVID-19, her work has focused on providing humanitarian assistance in low- and middle-income countries. Apart from weekly education in radiology & medicine during COVID19, Health4theworld provides PPE donations to radiologists & healthcare professionals in US and low to middle income countries. Health4theworld has global chapters in radiology which are working together to address challenges associated with COVID19 & beyond.



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    1. Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Response in a Major New York City Hot Zone. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2021 Nov-Dec; 50(6):764-767. Yee J, Erdfarb A, Goldberg-Stein S, Clemente B, Rodriguez J, Rehani B, Liszewski M. PMID: 34274190.
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    2. COVID-19 Radiology Preparedness, Challenges & Opportunities: Responses From 18 Countries. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2021 Apr 24. Rehani B, Rodriguez JA, Nguyen JK, Patel MM, Ammanuel SG, Winford E, Dillon WP. PMID: 33994227.
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    3. A 15-Year Analysis of International Medical Graduates Matching Into Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programs in the United States. Acad Radiol. 2020 Nov 03. Wadhwa V, Vilanilam GK, Chhabra A, Bhargava P, Rehani B, Zaheer A, Jambhekar K, Ram R. PMID: 33158699.
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    4. Early detection of deep vein thrombosis in patients with coronavirus disease 2019: who to screen and who not to with Doppler ultrasound? J Ultrasound. 2021 Jun; 24(2):165-173. Ierardi AM, Coppola A, Fusco S, Stellato E, Aliberti S, Andrisani MC, Vespro V, Arrichiello A, Panigada M, Monzani V, Grasselli G, Venturini M, Rehani B, Peyvandi F, Pesenti A, Blasi F, Carrafiello G. PMID: 32809207.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. A New Era of Extended Time Window Acute Stroke Interventions Guided by Imaging. Neurohospitalist. 2020 Jan; 10(1):29-37. Rehani B, Ammanuel SG, Zhang Y, Smith W, Cooke DL, Hetts SW, Josephson SA, Kim A, Hemphill JC, Dillon W. PMID: 31839862.
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    6. Creating 3D models from Radiologic Images for Virtual Reality Medical Education Modules. J Med Syst. 2019 May 03; 43(6):166. Ammanuel S, Brown I, Uribe J, Rehani B. PMID: 31053902.
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    7. Imaging in neurointerventional stroke treatment: review of the recent trials and what your neurointerventionalist wants to know from emergency radiologists. Emerg Radiol. 2019 Apr; 26(2):195-203. Rehani B, Zhang Y, Ammanuel S, Smith W, Gonzalez RG, Cooke DL, Hetts SW, Josephson SA, Kim A, Hemphill JC, Dillon W. PMID: 30552527.
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    8. Evaluation of medical physics training in radiology residency in 67 countries. Phys Med. 2018 Oct; 54:30-33. Rehani MM, Pauwels R, Rehani B. PMID: 30337007.
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    9. Worldwide Analysis of Radiology Access and Education for Stroke Care: View From Abroad From 14 Countries. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Jan; 16(1):89-95. Uribe J, Ammanuel S, Rehani B. PMID: 30197276.
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    10. Brain MRI Features of CSF Human Immunodeficiency Virus Escape. J Neuroimaging. 2018 11; 28(6):601-607. Narvid J, Callen A, Talbott J, Uzelac A, Dupont SM, Chow F, Price RW, Rehani B. PMID: 30079471.
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    11. Utility of Repeat Head CT in Patients with Blunt Traumatic Brain Injury Presenting with Small Isolated Falcine or Tentorial Subdural Hematomas. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 Apr; 39(4):654-657. Devulapalli KK, Talbott JF, Narvid J, Gean A, Rehani B, Manley G, Uzelac A, Yuh E, Huang MC. PMID: 29496726.
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    12. Worldwide Implementation of Radiology Quality and Safety Programs. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 11; 14(11):1504-1509.e1. Mutch CA, Rehani B, Lau LSW. PMID: 28838749.
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    13. Encephalomyelitis After Varicella Zoster Reactivation in an Immunocompromised Patient. Neurohospitalist. 2018 Apr; 8(2):NP1-NP2. Busby LP, Herron SM, Talbott JF, Uzelac A, Rehani B. PMID: 29623163.
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    14. Radiology education in Europe: Analysis of results from 22 European countries. World J Radiol. 2017 Feb 28; 9(2):55-62. Rehani B, Zhang YC, Rehani MM, Palkó A, Lau L, Lette MN, Dillon WP. PMID: 28298965.
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    15. Radiology Education in Asia: Differences, Similarities, and Opportunities. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 01; 14(1):111-118. Rehani B, Gao KT, Lau L, Rehani MM, Zhang YC, Dillon WP. PMID: 28061957.
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    16. Radiology Education in Latin America. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 03; 14(3):397-403. Rehani B, Zhang YC, Gao KT, Soto Giordani G, Lau L, Rehani MM, Dillon WP. PMID: 28011158.
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    17. Radiology Education in Africa: Analysis of Results From 13 African Countries. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 02; 14(2):247-252. Rehani B, Brown I, Dandekar S, Sarkodie B, Mwango G, Rehani MM, Lau L, Zhang YC, Dillon WP. PMID: 27818015.
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    18. Making imaging around the world better: global survey of radiologists in 10 Countries. Annals of Global Health. 2016 Aug 20; 82(3):408. Brown BI, Busby BL, Dowd DC, Salamon SN, Romero RJ, Vagal VA, Mutch MC, Cooke CD, Hetts HS, Dillon DW, Rehani RB. .
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    19. RISE (Radiology International Student Education): creation and utilization of virtual online classroom for global radiology education. Annals of Global Health. 2016 Aug 20; 82(3):408-409. Busby BL, Brown BI, Mwango MG, Rawlings-Fein RM, Sundaram SP, Mutch MC, Rehani RB, Dillon DW. .
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    20. Wernicke-Like Encephalopathy Associated With Ifosfamide. Neurohospitalist. 2017 Jan; 7(1):49-50. Lin JK, Chow DS, Sheu L, Rehani B. PMID: 28042371.
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    21. Abstract TP241: High-yield Interventions Reduce Time to tPA in Ischemic Stroke. Stroke. 2016 Feb 1; 47(suppl_1). Kozak KB, Singh SV, Cole CS, Martin MC, Mutch MC, Rehani RB. .
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    22. Abstract TP311: Multidisciplinary Stroke Simulation: Novel Team Based Approach to Decrease Door-to-Needle Times. Stroke. 2016 Feb 1; 47(suppl_1). Mutch MC, Threlkeld TZ, Cole CS, Martin MC, Kozak KB, Cooke CD, Singh SV, Rehani RB. .
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    23. Rosai-Dorfman Disease Isolated to the Thoracic Epidural Spine. J Radiol Case Rep. 2015 Nov; 9(11):6-16. Kozak B, Talbott J, Uzelac A, Rehani B. PMID: 27252790.
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    24. Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction: Health Policy Update. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Nov; 36(11):2007-9. Rehani B, Hirsch JA, Dillon WP, González RG, Lev MH, Schaefer PW. PMID: 26381559.
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    25. Diagnostic Performance of Brain MRI in Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome. J Neuroimaging. 2016 05; 26(3):303-8. Narvid J, Rehani B, Talbott JF. PMID: 26360519.
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    26. MR and CT Perfusion Imaging: Clinical Applications and Theoretical Principles. Chapter: Lacunar Stroke and Microangiopathy. 2015. Zipser B, Rehani B, Schaefer P. View Publication.
    27. How Can We Make Stroke Imaging Better around the World? :Global Survey of Radiologists in 18 Countries. Radiological Society of North America. 2014. Rehani B. View Publication.
    28. Radiological Society of North America 2013 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. "Making Imaging Around The World Better: Global survey of Radiologists in 10 countries". 2013. Rehani B, Schaefer P, Gonzalez RG, Choy G. View Publication.
    29. Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Chapter: Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Epidermoid. 2013. Rehani B, Cornelius R. View Publication.
    30. Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Chapter: Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Arachnoid Cyst. 2013. Rehani B, Cornelius R. View Publication.
    31. Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Chapter: Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Cholesterol Granuloma. 2013. Rehani B, Cornelius R. View Publication.
    32. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Epidermoid. Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. 2013 Jan 1; 1535-1537. Rehani RB, Cornelius CR. .
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    33. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cholesterol Granuloma. Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. 2013 Jan 1; 1531-1533. Rehani RB, Cornelius CR. .
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    34. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Arachnoid Cyst. Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. 2013 Jan 1; 1525-1527. Rehani RB, Cornelius CR. .
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    35. Association between visceral adiposity and colorectal polyps on CT colonography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jul; 199(1):48-57. Summers RM, Liu J, Sussman DL, Dwyer AJ, Rehani B, Pickhardt PJ, Choi JR, Yao J. PMID: 22733893.
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    36. Lead poisoning from a gunshot wound. South Med J. 2011 Jan; 104(1):57-8. Rehani B, Wissman R. PMID: 21079537.
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    37. Imaging overutilisation: Is enough being done globally? Biomed Imaging Interv J. 2011 Jan-Mar; 7(1):e6. Rehani B. PMID: 21655115.
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    38. CT colonography computer-aided polyp detection: Effect on radiologist observers of polyp identification by CAD on both the supine and prone scans. Acad Radiol. 2010 Aug; 17(8):948-59. Summers RM, Liu J, Rehani B, Stafford P, Brown L, Louie A, Barlow DS, Jensen DW, Cash B, Choi JR, Pickhardt PJ, Petrick N. PMID: 20542452.
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    39. Multiple intraosseous lipomatosis: a case report. Cases J. 2009 May 15; 2:7399. Rehani B, Wissman R. PMID: 19829952.
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    40. Increased F-18 FDG uptake on positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging caused by plantar fibromatosis. Clin Nucl Med. 2008 Apr; 33(4):280-1. Scheler J, Rehani B, Percy T, Pelstring R, Bharija A, Ames D, Mantil J. PMID: 18356670.
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    41. F18 fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in progressive transformation of germinal centres. Biomed Imaging Interv J. 2008 Jan; 4(1):e6. Rehani B, Dowdy Y, Bharija A, Strohmeyer P. PMID: 21614317.
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    42. Advanced adenoma diagnosis with FDG PET in a visibly normal mucosa: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2007 Sep 20; 1:99. Rehani B, Chasen RM, Dowdy Y, Bharija A, Satter M, Strohmeyer P, Mantil J. PMID: 17883865.
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    43. Comparison of arterial and venous pH, bicarbonate, PCO2 and PO2 in initial emergency department assessment. Emerg Med J. 2007 Aug; 24(8):569-71. Malatesha G, Singh NK, Bharija A, Rehani B, Goel A. PMID: 17652681.
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    44. Gallbladder metastasis from malignant melanoma: diagnosis with FDG PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med. 2006 Dec; 31(12):812-3. Rehani B, Strohmeyer P, Jacobs M, Mantil J. PMID: 17117082.
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