Thomas Urbania, MD

TitleAssistant Clinical Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
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    University of California, San FranciscoResidency School of Medicine - Radiology
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    Radiology Society of North America2011Medical Imaging Resource Center Subcommittee of the Radiology Informatics Committee
    University of California San Francisco2011Exceptional Physician Award Nominee
    University of California, San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging2010Fellow/Clinical Instructor Teaching Award

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    Thomas H. Urbania, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia in 2004. He completed a four-year Diagnostic Radiology residency in 2009, and a one-year Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging fellowship in 2010 at UCSF.

    Dr. Urbania’s research focuses on using information technology to improve the practice of radiology and radiology education. He believes that radiological education can be improved by making the latest clinical research available at the time of interpretation. By doing so, building effective teaching files, and providing clinical follow-up information to residents as vital feedback about their interpretations.

    His prior experience as a software developer has assisted him with creating and customizing computer applications that improve the practice of radiology and radiological education. One of Dr. Urbania’s goals is to create a software tool that integrates with the radiology image-viewing workstation allowing the radiologist to ask a question about a particular interesting or difficult case at the time of interpretation.

    Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging

    Cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), thoracic oncology, high-resolution chest CT, thoracic trauma

    Professional Interests:
    Medical informatics, hospital information systems, radiology informatics, radiology information systems, picture archiving and communication system (PACS)

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
    • Internship: Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia
    • Residency: University of California, San Francisco - Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
    • Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging
    • Medical License, California
    • Board Certification, American Board of Radiology
    • Fluoroscopy Supervisor's and Operator's Permit

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    1. Kovacs MD, Mesterhazy J, Avrin D, Urbania T, Mongan J. Correlate: A PACS- and EHR-integrated Tool Leveraging Natural Language Processing to Provide Automated Clinical Follow-up. Radiographics. 2017 Sep-Oct; 37(5):1451-1460. PMID: 28898194.
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    2. Ley B, Urbania T, Husson G, Vittinghoff E, Brush DR, Eisner MD, Iribarren C, Collard HR. Code-based Diagnostic Algorithms for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Case Validation and Improvement. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Jun; 14(6):880-887. PMID: 28355518.
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    3. Wang P, Jones KD, Urisman A, Elicker BM, Urbania T, Johannson KA, Assayag D, Lee J, Wolters PJ, Collard HR, Koth LL. Pathologic Findings and Prognosis in a Large Prospective Cohort of Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis. Chest. 2017 09; 152(3):502-509. PMID: 28223152.
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    4. Avrin DE, Urbania TH. Demise of film. Acad Radiol. 2014 Mar; 21(3):303-4. PMID: 24507419.
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    5. Assayag D, Elicker BM, Urbania TH, Colby TV, Kang BH, Ryu JH, King TE, Collard HR, Kim DS, Lee JS. Rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease: radiologic identification of usual interstitial pneumonia pattern. Radiology. 2014 Feb; 270(2):583-8. PMID: 24126367; PMCID: PMC4228744.
    6. Mooney JJ, Elicker BM, Urbania TH, Agarwal MR, Ryerson CJ, Nguyen MLT, Woodruff PG, Jones KD, Collard HR, King TE, Koth LL. Radiographic fibrosis score predicts survival in hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Chest. 2013 Aug; 144(2):586-592. PMID: 23392130.
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    7. Ryerson CJ, Urbania TH, Richeldi L, Mooney JJ, Lee JS, Jones KD, Elicker BM, Koth LL, King TE, Wolters PJ, Collard HR. Prevalence and prognosis of unclassifiable interstitial lung disease. Eur Respir J. 2013 Sep; 42(3):750-7. PMID: 23222877.
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    8. Naeger DM, Phelps A, Kohi M, Patel A, Elicker B, Ordovas K, Urbania T, Avrin D, Qayyum A. Cross-specialty integrated resident conferences: an educational approach to bridging the gap. Acad Radiol. 2012 Aug; 19(8):1029-34. PMID: 22578415.
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    9. Hope MD, Urbania TH, Yu JP, Chitsaz S, Tseng E. Incidental aortic valve calcification on CT scans: significance for bicuspid and tricuspid valve disease. Acad Radiol. 2012 May; 19(5):542-7. PMID: 22104287.
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    10. Malone CD, Urbania TH, Crook SE, Hope MD. Bovine aortic arch: a novel association with thoracic aortic dilation. Clin Radiol. 2012 Jan; 67(1):28-31. PMID: 22070947.
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    11. Hope MD, Hope TA, Crook SE, Ordovas KG, Urbania TH, Alley MT, Higgins CB. 4D flow CMR in assessment of valve-related ascending aortic disease. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Jul; 4(7):781-7. PMID: 21757170.
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    12. Hope MD, Hope TA, Urbania TH, Higgins CB. Four-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging with wall shear stress analysis before and after repair of aortopulmonary fistula. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Nov; 3(6):766-8. PMID: 21081744.
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    13. Hope MD, Hope TA, Meadows AK, Ordovas KG, Urbania TH, Alley MT, Higgins CB. Bicuspid aortic valve: four-dimensional MR evaluation of ascending aortic systolic flow patterns. Radiology. 2010 Apr; 255(1):53-61. PMID: 20308444.
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    14. Urbania TH, Hope MD, Huffaker SD, Reddy GP. Role of computed tomography in the evaluation of acute chest pain. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2009 Jan-Feb; 3(1 Suppl):S13-22. PMID: 19203744.
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    15. Urbania TH, Kammen BF, Nancarrow PA, Morrell RE. Bilateral renal masses in a 10-year-old girl with renal failure and urinary tract infection: the importance of functional imaging. Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Feb; 39(2):172-5. PMID: 19002451.
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