Susan Wall, MD

Title(s)Professor, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address505 Parnassus Avenue, #M388
San Francisco CA 94117
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    Humboldt State UniversityBS1967Nursing
    San Diego State UniversityBS1974Chemistry
    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.1978 School of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco Residency 1982School of Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoFellowship1983Abdominal Imaging
    University of California, San Francisco, 1 yr sabbaticalFellowship1993Interventional Radiology
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    University of California, San Francisco2017Radiology Award for Outstanding Faculty Mentoring
    UCSF Department of Radiology2006Outstanding Alumni Award
    Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists1997Visiting Professorship Award (1st woman)
    UCSF School of Medicine1978Gold Headed Cane Award (Most Outstanding Graduate)
    San Diego State University1974Summa cum Laude
    Humboldt State University1967Magna cum Laude
    UCSF School of MedicineOutstanding Alumnus Award
    Society of Gastrointestinal RadiologistsCannon Medal

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    Susan D. Wall, MD is a Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Advisor to the Chair for Faculty Development at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Wall received her medical degree from UCSF where she completed a residency in Radiology (Chief Resident), a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging and during a sabbatical while an Associate Professor also a one year fellowship in Interventional Radiology. She served as the Vice Chair of Radiology from 1988 to 2019.

    Dr. Wall held the position of Associate Dean and then Senior Associate Dean for the UCSF School of Medicine for seven years prior to retiring to part-time in 2005. As the Associate Dean she oversaw all of Graduate Medical Education which included 73 nationally accredited programs and more than 1,300 trainees. As the Senior Associate Dean she additionally was responsible for the Medical Education Program at UCSF-Fresno. Dr. Wall has served on and chaired numerous committees both locally and nationally. For Radiology at UCSF she chaired the Merit and Promotions Committee for years. She created and chaired the Human Relations Committee which became a model for the School of Medicine and the University regarding professionalism. Nationally, Dr. Wall is past president of the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists where she was honored as the first woman to become the Annual Visiting Professor. Dr. Wall served as Chair of the Editorial Board of the Radiological Society of North America News (RSNA). She served on numerous committees for national academic societies including the Refresher Course Committee and the Publications Council for RSNA, the American College of Radiology Intersociety Conference, and the Steering Committee of the Group on Resident Affairs of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC).

    Dr. Wall is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert on Interventional Radiology, Abdominal Imaging, and Graduate Medical Education. She has published more than 130 manuscripts.

    Academic Affairs

    Interventional Radiology, Abdominal imaging, Medical Education

    Professional Interests:
    Abdominal imaging, interventional techniques, developing junior faculty mentoring program

    Education and Training:
    • Bachelor of Science: Humboldt State University, California - Nursing Magna Cum Laude
    • Bachelor of Science: San Diego State University, California - Chemistry
    • Medical Degree: University of California, San Francisco
    • Internship: University of California, San Francisco - Pediatrics
    • Residency: University of California, San Francisco Department of Radiology - Chief Resident
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    1. Hiring Through the Lens of Diversity: Strategies to Create Diverse Departments. Acad Radiol. 2021 12; 28(12):1775-1778. Glastonbury CM, Bucknor M, Wall SD, Hess CP. PMID: 32863152.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Diversity and Inclusion Efforts in University of California, San Francisco Radiology: Reflections on 3 Years of Pipeline, Selection, and Education Initiatives. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Dec; 16(12):1716-1719. Bucknor MD, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Kumar V, Talbott JF, Wall SD, Glastonbury CM, Dillon WP, Arenson RL, Wilson MW, Hess CP. PMID: 31299250.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Gender Issues Persist in Academic Radiology Promotions. Radiology. 2017 04; 283(1):4-6. Glastonbury CM, Wall SD, Arenson RL. PMID: 28318440.
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    4. Contractile force is enhanced in Aortas from pendrin null mice due to stimulation of angiotensin II-dependent signaling. PLoS One. 2014; 9(8):e105101. Sutliff RL, Walp ER, Kim YH, Walker LA, El-Ali AM, Ma J, Bonsall R, Ramosevac S, Eaton DC, Verlander JW, Hansen L, Gleason RL, Pham TD, Hong S, Pech V, Wall SM. PMID: 25148130; PMCID: PMC4141771.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    5. Managing discontinuity in academic medical centers: strategies for a safe and effective resident sign-out. J Hosp Med. 2006 Jul; 1(4):257-66. Vidyarthi AR, Arora V, Schnipper JL, Wall SD, Wachter RM. PMID: 17219508.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 68     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Impact of reduced duty hours on residents' educational satisfaction at the University of California, San Francisco. Acad Med. 2006 Jan; 81(1):76-81. Vidyarthi AR, Katz PP, Wall SD, Wachter RM, Auerbach AD. PMID: 16377825.
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    7. Comparison of supine and prone scanning separately and in combination at CT colonography. Radiology. 2003 Mar; 226(3):653-61. Yee J, Kumar NN, Hung RK, Akerkar GA, Kumar PR, Wall SD. PMID: 12601201.
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