Ruth B. Goldstein, MD, is an Emeritus Professor of Radiology in the Department of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. At UCSF, Dr. Goldstein has active roles in the clinical programs of Fetal Treatment, Transplant, Nephrology, Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Goldstein received her medical degree from UCSF in 1979. She completed an Internal Medicine internship at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in 1980. In 1982, she completed a fellowship in Nuclear Medicine at the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. From 1984-1985, Dr. Goldstein served as Chief Resident and in 1985 she completed her Diagnostic Radiology residency at UCSF, followed by a one-year fellowship program in Ultrasound from UCSF in 1986.
Dr. Goldstein is a clinical researcher, and her main academic interest is improvement of sonographic observations in fetal imaging. She has extensive experience in other prenatal therapies including radiofrequency ablation of cardiac twins, laser ablation for twin-transfusion syndrome, and prenatal repair of fetal myelomeningocele. Dr. Goldstein also has ongoing research in thyroid cancer imaging and pre-operative evaluation and long-term outcomes of patients with thyroid nodules.
Dr. Goldstein has written extensively on the fetal central nervous system, fetal cerebral ventricle and posterior fossa, and on the management of fetal congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Dr. Goldstein has published over 127 articles and 34 book chapters.
Thyroid cancer imaging, pre-operative evaluation, fetal imaging
Post-menopausal bleeding, saline infusion sonohysterography, fetal anomalies, fetal chest mass, fetal central nervous system, sonography versus MRI, periventricular leukomalacia
Education and Training:
• Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
• Internship: University of Minnesota Hospitals - Internal Medicine
• Residency: University of Minnesota Hospitals - Internal Medicine
• Residency: University of California, San Francisco - Radiology
• Chief Resident: University of California, San Francisco - Radiology
• Fellowship: Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois - Nuclear Medicine
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Ultrasound
• National Board of Medical Examiners
• California Medical Board
• Minnesota Medical Board
• American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, with Special Competence in Nuclear Medicine