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Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentRadiology
Address400 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
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    American Society of Neuroradiology2017Trainee Award
    Imaging Research Symposium2016Outstanding Podium Presentation
    UCSF2016Elmer Ng MD Award for Outstanding Resident in Diagnostic Radiology

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    Javier Villanueva­Meyer, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Neuroradiology subspecialty section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and he completed his one-year internship at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke. Dr. Villanueva­Meyer completed his four-year diagnostic radiology residency at the UCSF, followed by a Neuroradiology fellowship at UCSF. He also completed a NIH T32 post-doctoral fellowship in the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.

    Dr. Villanueva-Meyer’s interests focus on advanced MR imaging and imaging based tools to better delineate and characterize brain tumors. His research also involves molecular imaging where he works with collaborators within and outside of our department to develop and implement the use of PET radiotracers in both brain tumors and spinal infection.

    Dr. Villanueva­Meyer has experience in CT, MRI and plain film radiography of the brain, head and neck, spine, and peripheral nervous system in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. As well as diagnostic and therapeutic neuroradiology procedures, including percutaneous biopsy, lumbar puncture, myelography, cisternography, epidural and selective nerve root injection.

    Expertise:
    Neuroradiology

    Specialty:
    Brain Tumor Radiology

    Professional Interests:
    MRI of brain tumors, imaging of infection, molecular imaging


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    1. Pekmezci M, Villanueva-Meyer J, Goode B, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Grenert JP, Bastian BC, Chamyan G, Maher OM, Khatib Z, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Samuel D, Mueller S, Banerjee A, Clarke JL, Cooney T, Torkildson J, Gupta N, Theodosopoulos P, Chang EF, Berger M, Bollen AW, Perry A, Tihan T, Solomon DA. The genetic landscape of ganglioglioma. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2018 Jun 07; 6(1):47. PMID: 29880043.
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    2. Qin H, Carroll VN, Sriram R, Villanueva-Meyer J, von Morze C, Wang ZJ, Mutch CA, Keshari KR, Flavell RR, Kurhanewicz J, Wilson DM. Imaging glutathione depletion in the rat brain using ascorbate-derived hyperpolarized MR and PET probes. Sci Rep. 2018 May 21; 8(1):7928. PMID: 29786697.
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    3. Mutch CA, Ordonez AA, Qin H, Parker M, Bambarger LE, Villanueva-Meyer J, Blecha J, Carroll V, Taglang C, Flavell R, Sriram R, VanBrocklin H, Rosenberg O, Ohliger MA, Jain SK, Neumann KD, Wilson DM. [11C]Para-Aminobenzoic Acid: A Positron Emission Tomography Tracer Targeting Bacteria-Specific Metabolism. ACS Infect Dis. 2018 May 08. PMID: 29712422.
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    4. Sriram R, Sun J, Villanueva-Meyer J, Mutch C, De Los Santos J, Peters J, Korenchan DE, Neumann K, Van Criekinge M, Kurhanewicz J, Rosenberg O, Wilson D, Ohliger MA. Detection of Bacteria-Specific Metabolism Using Hyperpolarized [2-13C]Pyruvate. ACS Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 13. PMID: 29405697.
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    5. Villanueva-Meyer J, Wood MD, Choi BS, Mabray MC, Butowski NA, Tihan T, Cha S. MRI Features and IDH Mutational Status of Grade II Diffuse Gliomas: Impact on Diagnosis and Prognosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Mar; 210(3):621-628. PMID: 29261348.
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    6. Lambert JW, Phillips ED, Villanueva-Meyer J, Nardo L, Facchetti L, Gould RG. Axial or Helical? Considerations for wide collimation CT scanners capable of volumetric imaging in both modes. Med Phys. 2017 Nov; 44(11):5718-5725. PMID: 28833277.
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    7. Villanueva-Meyer J, Mabray MC, Cha S. Current Clinical Brain Tumor Imaging. Neurosurgery. 2017 Sep 01; 81(3):397-415. PMID: 28486641.
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    8. Barajas RF, Villanueva-Meyer J, Perry A, Berger M, Cha S. Biologically aggressive regions within glioblastoma identified by spin-lock contrast T1 relaxation in the rotating frame (T1?) MRI. Radiol Case Rep. 2017 Dec; 12(4):827-832. PMID: 29484081.
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    9. Neumann KD, Villanueva-Meyer J, Mutch CA, Flavell RR, Blecha JE, Kwak T, Sriram R, VanBrocklin HF, Rosenberg OS, Ohliger MA, Wilson DM. Imaging Active Infection in vivo Using D-Amino Acid Derived PET Radiotracers. Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 11; 7(1):7903. PMID: 28801560.
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    10. Tremblay MA, Villanueva-Meyer J, Cha S, Tihan T, Gelfand JM. Clinical and imaging correlation in patients with pathologically confirmed tumefactive demyelinating lesions. J Neurol Sci. 2017 Oct 15; 381:83-87. PMID: 28991721.
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    11. Villanueva-Meyer J, Han SJ, Cha S, Butowski NA. Early tumor growth between initial resection and radiotherapy of glioblastoma: incidence and impact on clinical outcomes. J Neurooncol. 2017 Aug; 134(1):213-219. PMID: 28567589.
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    12. Ehman EC, Johnson GB, Villanueva-Meyer J, Cha S, Leynes AP, Larson PEZ, Hope TA. PET/MRI: Where might it replace PET/CT? J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Nov; 46(5):1247-1262. PMID: 28370695.
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    13. Villanueva-Meyer J, 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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    14. Mabray MC, Cohen BA, Villanueva-Meyer J, Valles FE, Barajas RF, Rubenstein JL, Cha S. Performance of Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Values and Conventional MRI Features in Differentiating Tumefactive Demyelinating Lesions From Primary Brain Neoplasms. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Nov; 205(5):1075-85. PMID: 26496556.
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    15. Villanueva-Meyer J, Cha S. From Shades of Gray to Microbiologic Imaging: A Historical Review of Brain Abscess Imaging: RSNA Centennial Article. Radiographics. 2015 Sep-Oct; 35(5):1555-62. PMID: 26207582.
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    16. Villanueva-Meyer J, Glastonbury C, Marcovici P. Congenital midline cervical cleft. J Radiol Case Rep. 2015 Mar; 9(3):7-11. PMID: 25926928; PMCID: PMC4395014.
    17. Phelps AS, Naeger DM, Courtier JL, Lambert JW, Marcovici PA, Villanueva-Meyer J, 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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    18. Bakken TE, Roddey JC, Djurovic S, Akshoomoff N, Amaral DG, Bloss CS, Casey BJ, Chang L, Ernst TM, Gruen JR, Jernigan TL, Kaufmann WE, Kenet T, Kennedy DN, Kuperman JM, Murray SS, Sowell ER, Rimol LM, Mattingsdal M, Melle I, Agartz I, Andreassen OA, Schork NJ, Dale AM. Association of common genetic variants in GPCPD1 with scaling of visual cortical surface area in humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Mar 06; 109(10):3985-90. PMID: 22343285.
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    19. Simoni J, Villanueva-Meyer J, Simoni G, Moeller JF, Wesson DE. Control of oxidative reactions of hemoglobin in the design of blood substitutes: role of the ascorbate-glutathione antioxidant system. Artif Organs. 2009 Feb; 33(2):115-26. PMID: 19178455.
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    20. Khalkhali I, Baum JK, Villanueva-Meyer J, Edell SL, Hanelin LG, Lugo CE, Taillefer R, Freeman LM, Neal CE, Scheff AM, Connolly JL, Schnitt SJ, Houlihan MJ, Sampalis JS, Haber SB. (99m)Tc sestamibi breast imaging for the examination of patients with dense and fatty breasts: multicenter study. Radiology. 2002 Jan; 222(1):149-55. PMID: 11799940.
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    21. Khalkhali I, Villanueva-Meyer J, Edell SL, Connolly JL, Schnitt SJ, Baum JK, Houlihan MJ, Jenkins RM, Haber SB. Diagnostic accuracy of 99mTc-sestamibi breast imaging: multicenter trial results. J Nucl Med. 2000 Dec; 41(12):1973-9. PMID: 11138681.
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    22. De La Peña RC, Ketonen L, Villanueva-Meyer J. Imaging of brain tumors in AIDS patients by means of dual-isotope thallium-201 and technetium-99m sestamibi single-photon emission tomography. Eur J Nucl Med. 1998 Oct; 25(10):1404-11. PMID: 9818280.
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    23. Ketonen L, De la Peña RC, Villanueva-Meyer J. MR and TL-210 spect imaging with pathologic correlation for the assessment of CNS lymphoma vs. toxoplasmosis in AIDS patients. J NeuroAIDS. 1998; 2(1):21-42. PMID: 16873183.
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    24. Sabbagh MN, Lynn P, Jhingran S, Massman P, Villanueva-Meyer J, Olup J, Doody RS. Correlations between SPECT regional cerebral blood flow and psychometric testing in patients with Alzheimer's disease. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 1997; 9(1):68-74. PMID: 9017531.
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    25. Villanueva-Meyer J, Leonard MH, Briscoe E, Cesani F, Ali SA, Rhoden S, Hove M, Cowan D. Mammoscintigraphy with technetium-99m-sestamibi in suspected breast cancer. J Nucl Med. 1996 Jun; 37(6):926-30. PMID: 8683313.
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    26. Cesani F, Ernst R, Storey G, Villanueva-Meyer J. Multicentric meningioma evaluation with Tc-99m MIBI SPECT, CT, and MRI. Clin Nucl Med. 1995 Jun; 20(6):557-8. PMID: 7648749.
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    27. Cesani F, Ernst R, Walser E, Villanueva-Meyer J. Tc-99m sestamibi imaging of a pancreatic VIPoma and parathyroid adenoma in a patient with multiple type I endocrine neoplasia. Clin Nucl Med. 1994 Jun; 19(6):532-4. PMID: 7914844.
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    28. Mena I, Giombetti RJ, Miller BL, Garrett K, Villanueva-Meyer J, Mody C, Goldberg MA. Cerebral blood flow changes with acute cocaine intoxication: clinical correlations with SPECT, CT, and MRI. NIDA Res Monogr. 1994; 138:161-73. PMID: 7603541.
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    29. Chang L, Anderson T, Migneco OA, Boone K, Mehringer CM, Villanueva-Meyer J, Berman N, Mena I. Cerebral abnormalities in myotonic dystrophy. Cerebral blood flow, magnetic resonance imaging, and neuropsychological tests. Arch Neurol. 1993 Sep; 50(9):917-23. PMID: 8363445.
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    30. Strickland TL, Mena I, Villanueva-Meyer J, Miller BL, Cummings J, Mehringer CM, Satz P, Myers H. Cerebral perfusion and neuropsychological consequences of chronic cocaine use. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 1993; 5(4):419-27. PMID: 8286941.
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    31. Aquino S, Villanueva-Meyer J. Uptake of Tc-99m MDP in soft tissues related to radiographic contrast media extravasation. Clin Nucl Med. 1992 Dec; 17(12):974. PMID: 1464180.
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    32. Miller BL, Mena I, Giombetti R, Villanueva-Meyer J, Djenderedjian AH. Neuropsychiatric effects of cocaine: SPECT measurements. J Addict Dis. 1992; 11(4):47-58. PMID: 1486093.
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    33. Miller BL, Cummings JL, Villanueva-Meyer J, Boone K, Mehringer CM, Lesser IM, Mena I. Frontal lobe degeneration: clinical, neuropsychological, and SPECT characteristics. Neurology. 1991 Sep; 41(9):1374-82. PMID: 1891084.
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