Michael Ohliger, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Residence in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ohliger obtained his PhD in Medical Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in 2005, and he received his MD in Medicine from Harvard Medical School in 2007. He completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology and fellowship training in Abdominal Imaging at UCSF. He joined the UCSF faculty in 2013.
Dr. Ohliger’s main research involves the development and clinical translation of new MRI techniques for the abdomen and pelvis, with a focus on molecular imaging of liver tumors, liver metabolism and liver injury. Current research projects involve using hyperpolarized carbon-13 MRI to image liver tumors as well as fatty liver disease. Dr. Ohliger also has a major research effort (together with Dr. David Wilson and Oren Rosenberg) developing novel methods for imaging bacterial injection.
Abdomen and pelvis
Cancer, abdominal imaging, genitourinary imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, physics, radiation, molecular imaging, hyperpolarized carbon, nuclear magnetic resonance, liver, kidney, prostate, bowel
Education and Training:
• Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts - Medicine
• Internship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts - Medicine
• Residency: University of California, San Francisco - Diagnostic Radiology
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Abdominal Imaging
• Doctor of Philosophy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Harvard/MIT, Boston, Division of Health Sciences and Technology - Medical Physics
• California Physician and Surgeon License
• California X-ray Supervisor and Operator Certificate
• American Board of Radiology Certificate in Diagnostic Radiology