Daria Motamedi, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address400 Parnassus Avenue, #A366
San Francisco CA 94117
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    Radiological Society of North AmericaCum Laude Award
    Society of Academic Bone RadiologistsInvited Member
    Skeletal RadiologyExcellence in Reviewing
    American Society for Surgery of the HandSeed Grant

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    Daria Motamedi, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and Quality Champion for the Musculoskeletal Imaging Section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.

    In 2006, Dr. Motamedi received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He completed a one-year Transitional Medicine internship at UCLA in 2007 and a four-year Diagnostic Radiology residency at Cedars-Sinai/UCLA Medical Center in 2011, followed by a Musculoskeletal Imaging fellowship with Dr. Donald Resnick at UCSD in 2012. In 2013, after spending one year at Georgetown University, he joined the UCSF Musculoskeletal Imaging faculty as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology.

    Dr. Motamedi is a member of the Society of Skeletal Radiology, the European Society of Skeletal Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is also an invited member of the Society of Academic Bone Radiologists, a society consisting of the top national practitioners in his field.

    Dr. Motamedi serves as an editor for the Davies MSK Sonography Review, has written 15 book chapters, and has published 40 peer-reviewed articles and 47 abstracts.

    Dr. Motamedi lectures internationally on topics related to sports medicine and musculoskeletal ultrasound. In recent years, he has been invited to speak in India, Costa Rica, Bermuda, Australia, Sweden, and Spain.

    Dr. Motamedi is a founding member of the UCSF Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Committee and a member of the UCSF Radiology Residency Selection Committee, Quality and Safety Committee, and Seminars and Presentations Committee.

    Dr. Motamedi is the chair of the Rules Committee for the Society of Academic Bone Radiologists and a scientific MSK abstract reviewer for the Radiological Society of North America. He previously served on committees for ARRS and SSR.

    Dr. Motamedi is a reviewer for Skeletal Radiology.

    Orthopedic MRI and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.

    Professional Interests:
    Sports medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and artificial intelligence.

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
    • Internship: Harbor – University of California, Los Angeles
    • Residency: Cedars-Sinai/UCLA Medical Center, West Hollywood, California - Diagnostic Radiology
    • Fellowship: University of California, San Diego - Musculoskeletal Imaging
    • Medical Licensure, California
    • X-ray Supervisor
    • American Board of Radiology
    • Drug Enforcement Administration

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    1. Influenza vaccine related periostitis: A case report of a rare complication. Radiol Case Rep. 2024 May; 19(5):1745-1747. Julian KR, Sweetwood K, Motamedi D. PMID: 38384696; PMCID: PMC10877120.
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    2. Poster 183: Preoperative Shoulder Osteoarthritis Severity (SOAS) Score Predicts Change in ASES Scores at 2 Years Following Rotator Cuff Repair. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2023 Jul 31; 11(7 suppl3):2325967123s00169. Vijittrakarnrung VC, Motamedi MD, Ma MC, Feeley FB, Lansdown LD, Davies DM. .
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    3. Podium Presentation Title: Increasing Shoulder Osteoarthritis Severity Score Predicts Lower Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System-Upper Extremity (PROMIS-UE) Score After Cuff Repair. Arthroscopy The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 2023 Jun 1; 39(6):e36. Davies DM, Kucirek KN, Motamedi MD, Ma MC, Feeley FB, Lansdown LD. .
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    4. Relationship Between Preoperative Shoulder Osteoarthritis Severity Score and Postoperative PROMIS-UE Score After Rotator Cuff Repair. Orthop J Sports Med. 2023 Jan; 11(1):23259671221143801. Davies MR, Kucirek N, Motamedi D, Ma CB, Feeley BT, Lansdown D. PMID: 36636030; PMCID: PMC9829989.
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    5. Stener-like lesion of the medial collateral ligament of the knee. Radiol Case Rep. 2023 Mar; 18(3):913-916. Denisov D, Chen DS, Motamedi D. PMID: 36593919; PMCID: PMC9803692.
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    6. Identification of Risk Factors in the Development of Heterotopic Ossification After Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2022 08 18; 107(9):e3944-e3952. Singh S, Morshed S, Motamedi D, Kidane J, Paul A, Hsiao EC, Wentworth KL. PMID: 35451005; PMCID: PMC9387692.
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    7. Ultrasound-guided interventions of the upper extremity joints. Skeletal Radiol. 2023 May; 52(5):897-909. Patel RP, McGill K, Motamedi D, Morgan T. PMID: 35962837; PMCID: PMC10027633.
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    8. Paper 79: Increasing Shoulder Osteoarthritis Severity (SOAS) Score Predicts Lower PROMIS-UE Score Following Rotator Cuff Repair. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2022 Jul 1; 10(7_suppl5):2325967121s00642. Davies DM, Kucirek KN, Motamedi MD, Ma MC, Feeley FB, Lansdown LD. .
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    9. CT-like MRI: a qualitative assessment of ZTE sequences for knee osseous abnormalities. Skeletal Radiol. 2022 Aug; 51(8):1585-1594. Bharadwaj UU, Coy A, Motamedi D, Sun D, Joseph GB, Krug R, Link TM. PMID: 35088162; PMCID: PMC9198000.
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    10. MRI-Based Shoulder Osteoarthritis Severity Score (SOAS) is Predictive of Functional Improvement Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. JSES: Seminars in Arthroplasty. 2021. Davies MR, Tang A, Motamedi D, Ma CB, Feeley BT, Lansdown D.
    11. MRI-Based Shoulder Osteoarthritis Severity Score (SOAS) is Predictive of Functional Improvement Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Seminars in Arthroplasty JSES. 2021 Aug 1. Davies DM, Tang TA, Motamedi MD, Benjamin BC, Feeley FB, Lansdown LD. .
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    12. Problem Solved: Integral Applications of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. J Ultrasound Med. 2021 Aug; 40(8):1693-1704. Motamedi D, Bauer AH, Patel R, Morgan TA. PMID: 33155690.
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    13. Desmoid Tumor Causing Shoulder Pain in an Adolescent Male. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2020 08; 50(8):467. Blanchard L, Nicklies E, Motamedi D. PMID: 32736495.
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    14. Pleomorphic Sarcoma in a Patient with Osteopetrosis. J Radiol Case Rep. 2020 Jul; 14(7):1-9. McGill K, Motamedi D, Azimi N, Horvai A, O'Donnell R. PMID: 33088414; PMCID: PMC7536008.
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    15. MON-348 Surgical Management of Bilateral Hip Fracture in a Patient with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Treated with Palovarotene. Journal of the Endocrine Society. 2020 May 8; 4(Suppl 1). Singh SS, Kidane KJ, Wentworth WK, Motamedi MD, Morshed MS, Hsiao HE. .
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    16. Surgical management of bilateral hip fractures in a patient with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva treated with the RAR-γ agonist palovarotene: a case report. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2020 Apr 03; 21(1):204. Singh S, Kidane J, Wentworth KL, Motamedi D, Morshed S, Schober AE, Hsiao EC. PMID: 32245464; PMCID: PMC7126417.
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    17. Secondary aneurysmal bone cysts and associated primary lesions: imaging features of 49 cases. Clin Imaging. 2020 Jun; 62:23-32. Gutierrez LB, Link TM, Horvai AE, Joseph GB, O'Donnell RJ, Motamedi D. PMID: 32036238.
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    18. Use of Pocket-Sized Ultrasound Device in the Diagnosis of Shoulder Pathology. Clin J Sport Med. 2020 01; 30(1):20-24. Lau BC, Motamedi D, Luke A. PMID: 31855908.
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    19. Influenza Vaccine-related Subacromial/Subdeltoid Bursitis: A Case Report. J Radiol Case Rep. 2019 Jun; 13(6):24-31. Wright A, Patel R, Motamedi D. PMID: 31558960; PMCID: PMC6742453.
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    20. MR distribution of active inflammatory and chronic structural sacroiliac joint changes in axial spondyloarthropathy: Challenging conventional wisdom. Clin Imaging. 2019 Nov - Dec; 58:70-73. Motamedi D, Patel R, Devulapalli KK, Gensler LS, Steinbach L. PMID: 31252214.
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    21. Orthopaedic Residents' Interpretation of Point-of-Care Assessment of Distal Radial Fractures with Use of Pocket-Sized Ultrasound Devices. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 May 01; 101(9):e38. Lau BC, Motamedi D, Lee N. PMID: 31045677.
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    22. Intra-articular Osteoid Osteoma of the Distal Femur Treated with Osteochondral Grafting: A Report of 2 Cases. JBJS Case Connect. 2019 Apr-Jun; 9(2):e0211. Monroe EJ, Chambers CC, Davoodian A, Cho SJ, Motamedi D, Allen CR. PMID: 31211746.
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    23. Delayed Diagnosis in a Case of Smoldering Sporotrichal Monoarthropathy. J Radiol Case Rep. 2019 Jan; 13(1):17-23. Patel R, Busby LP, Motamedi D. PMID: 31565164; PMCID: PMC6743637.
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    24. Incorporating musculoskeletal ultrasound into your radiology practice: patients, patience, and why your department cannot do without it. Skeletal Radiol. 2019 Feb; 48(2):191-194. Morgan TA, Motamedi D. PMID: 30456553.
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    25. The immediate and long-term effects of negative pressure soft tissue mobilization on the iliotibial bands of runners using magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 2018 Oct 1; 22(4):863. DaPrato DC, Krug KR, Souza SR, Motamedi MD. .
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    26. Imaging-Based Prevalence of Superior Labral Anterior-Posterior Tears Significantly Increases in the Aging Shoulder. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Sep; 6(9):2325967118797065. Lansdown DA, Bendich I, Motamedi D, Feeley BT. PMID: 30238014; PMCID: PMC6141924.
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    27. Use of Pocket-Sized Ultrasound Device in the Diagnosis of Shoulder Pathology. Clin J Sport Med. 2018 Feb 14. Lau BC, Motamedi D, Luke A. PMID: 29461266.
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    28. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva: a current review of imaging findings. Skeletal Radiol. 2018 Aug; 47(8):1043-1050. Bauer AH, Bonham J, Gutierrez L, Hsiao EC, Motamedi D. PMID: 29445932.
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    29. CT-Guided Bone Biopsies in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: Factors Predictive of Maximum Tumor Yield. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2017 Aug; 28(8):1073-1081.e1. Holmes MG, Foss E, Joseph G, Foye A, Beckett B, Motamedi D, Youngren J, Thomas GV, Huang J, Aggarwal R, Alumkal JJ, Beer TM, Small EJ, Link TM. PMID: 28549709.
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    30. Distal Forearm Fracture Open Reduction-Internal Fixation: Sonographic Detection of Hardware Malalignment and Associated Tendon Injuries Missed by Radiography. J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Oct; 36(10):2173-2177. Morgan TA, Piper SL, Lattanza LL, Goldstein RB, Link T, Motamedi D. PMID: 28503753.
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    31. The Validity and Reliability of a Pocket-Sized Ultrasound to Diagnose Distal Radius Fracture and Assess Quality of Closed Reduction. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Jun; 42(6):420-427. Lau BC, Robertson A, Motamedi D, Lee N. PMID: 28460717.
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    32. Axial traction magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the glenohumeral joint in healthy volunteers: initial experience. Clin Imaging. 2017 Mar - Apr; 42:178-182. Garwood ER, Souza RB, Zhang A, Zhang AL, Ma CB, Link TM, Motamedi D. PMID: 28095361.
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    33. The Use of Pocket-sized Handheld Ultrasound to Diagnose Distal Radius Fracture and Assess Quality of Closed Reduction Level 2 Evidence. The Journal Of Hand Surgery. 2016 Sep 1; 41(9):s24-s25. Lau LB, Robertson RA, Motamedi MD, Lee LN. .
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    34. Multiple hereditary exostoses: A pseudoaneurysm masquerading as tumor. J Radiol Case Rep. 2016 Aug; 10(8):50-59. Trivedi H, Link TM, O'Donnell RJ, Horvai AE, Motamedi D. PMID: 27761193; PMCID: PMC5065283.
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    35. Arterial calcification due to CD73 deficiency (ACDC): imaging manifestations of ectopic mineralization. Skeletal Radiol. 2016 Nov; 45(11):1583-7. Gutierrez LB, Link T, Chaganti K, Motamedi D. PMID: 27562569.
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    36. Giant Cell Tumor of Bone: Documented Progression over 4 Years from Its Origin at the Metaphysis to the Articular Surface. Case Rep Radiol. 2016; 2016:9786925. Burke C, Link T, O'Donnell RJ, Cho SJ, Motamedi D. PMID: 27630783; PMCID: PMC5005548.
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    37. Utility of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Suprapatellar Fat Pad Impingement: A Case Report. J Clin Case Rep. 2016; 837(6). Gutierrez L, Morgan T, Feeley B, Link T, Motamedi D. View Publication.
    38. Intra-articular osteoid osteoma at the femoral trochlea treated with osteochondral autograft transplantation. J Radiol Case Rep. 2016 Jun; 10(6):22-29. Leeman JJ, Motamedi D, Wildman-Tobriner B, O'Donnell RJ, Link TM. PMID: 27761182; PMCID: PMC5065266.
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    39. Loaded versus unloaded magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the knee: Effect on meniscus extrusion in healthy volunteers and patients with osteoarthritis. Eur J Radiol Open. 2016; 3:100-7. Patel R, Eltgroth M, Souza R, Zhang CA, Majumdar S, Link TM, Motamedi D. PMID: 27331081; PMCID: PMC4906039.
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    40. Pitfalls in shoulder MRI: part 1--normal anatomy and anatomic variants. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Sep; 203(3):501-7. Motamedi D, Everist BM, Mahanty SR, Steinbach LS. PMID: 25148152.
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    41. Pitfalls in shoulder MRI: part 2--biceps tendon, bursae and cysts, incidental and postsurgical findings, and artifacts. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Sep; 203(3):508-15. Motamedi D, Everist BM, Mahanty SR, Steinbach LS. PMID: 25148153.
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    42. Superior labral anteroposterior lesions of the shoulder: part 1, anatomy and anatomic variants. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Sep; 197(3):596-603. Modarresi S, Motamedi D, Jude CM. PMID: 21862801.
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    43. Superior labral anteroposterior lesions of the shoulder: part 2, mechanisms and classification. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Sep; 197(3):604-11. Modarresi S, Motamedi D, Jude CM. PMID: 21862802.
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    44. Thermal ablation of osteoid osteoma: overview and step-by-step guide. Radiographics. 2009 Nov; 29(7):2127-41. Motamedi D, Learch TJ, Ishimitsu DN, Motamedi K, Katz MD, Brien EW, Menendez L. PMID: 19926767.
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    45. Localization of deletion to a 300 Kb interval of chromosome 11q13 in cervical cancer. Oncogene. 2002 Aug 15; 21(36):5631-42. Srivatsan ES, Chakrabarti R, Zainabadi K, Pack SD, Benyamini P, Mendonca MS, Yang PK, Kang K, Motamedi D, Sawicki MP, Zhuang Z, Jesudasan RA, Bengtsson U, Sun C, Roe BA, Stanbridge EJ, Wilczynski SP, Redpath JL. PMID: 12165862.
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