Christopher P. Hess
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Dr. Hess is currently Alexander Margulis distinguish professor and chairman of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and also completed an M.D. at the University of Illinois. After completing clinical residency in Radiology and serving as chief resident, he went on to complete his clinical fellowship in Neuroradiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He has previously served as Chief of Neuroradiology, Associate Chair for Quality and Safety, and Neuroradiology Fellowship Program Director at UCSF and as Chief of Neuroradiology in the San Francisco Veterans Association Healthcare system.

Dr. Hess’ primary clinical research interests lie in computational neuroimaging of brain development and degeneration, brain tumors epilepsy, vascular disease, and his basic science interests lie in around the development of techniques for ultra-high field and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging. He is broadly published and lectures nationally and internationally and has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and multiple foundations for his research in these areas. He is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and of the American Society for Functional Neuroradiology, and holds leadership roles within the Radiological Society of North America, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and the American Society of Neuroradiology, serves as deputy editor Radiology, is on the editorial board for the American Journal of Neuroradiology and for Academic Radiology and is a regular NIH study section panel member.