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David E. Avrin, M.D., Ph.D.

David E. Avrin, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus, Radiology
  • Department of Radiology

Contact Information

Academic Office
Phone: (415) 476-4796
Fax: (415) 502-3217
[email protected] 
Interventional Radiology
505 Parnassus Ave., Room M-361
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1300
Appointments: (415) 353-2573
Billing: (415) 514-8888
Fax: (415) 353-8570
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Dr. David Avrin is a clinical member of the Body Interventional Radiology and Abdominal Imaging Sections. As past vice-chair of informatics, Dr. Avrin oversaw the integration of medical imaging and patient-care information systems that enables radiologists to deliver more relevant clinical care, as well as contribute significantly to the educational, and research missions. Before completing his medical degree, Dr. Avrin received a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Dr. Avrin's research is focused on creating the infrastructure and applications for seamless clinical system integration, and support for education and research. Dr. Avrin is a member of the Medical Center informatics team that seeks to improve quality of care, safety and efficiency through IT. To date, he has written fifty-five papers on these topics, and five book chapters on the clinical applications of digital medical imaging, and the investment and role of these various systems in the academic missions of education and research.

He is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Imaging in Medicine. He has served in several university and national leadership positions, most recently as the program director of the UCSF Clinical Informatics Fellowship, and the chairman of the RSNA Steering Committee for Digital Roadmap Content.

Abdominal Imaging and Interventional Radiology

Abdominal and pelvic CT, CT portion of PET/CT, CTA and abdominal MR including MRCP and MRA
  Dept or School    
  End Date    
  • Stanford University Hospital
  • Resident
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • 1979
  • University of California San Francisco
  • Visiting Fellow
  • Department of Radiology
  • 1979
  • Stanford University Hospital
  • Intern
  • Radiology and Medicine
  • 1976
  • Stanford University
  • M.D.
  • School of Medicine
  • 1975
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D
  • 1974
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S./M.S.
  • 1967
  •   Award  
      Confired By    
  • Academic Radiology Editor's Recognition Award
  • Association of University Radiologists
  • 2014
  • Speaker
  • American Board of Medical Specialties at the White House-sponsored National Policy Forum Arlington
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Merit RSNA InfoRad Exhibit
  • RSNA
  • 2005
  • Certificate of Merit infoRAD Exhibit
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • 2005
  • Award for service on ACR Committee on DICOM Standards; Commission on Standards & Accreditation
  • American College of Radiology Distinguished Committee Service
  • 2001
  • Associate Editor
  • RadioGraphics, Informatics (infoRAD)
  • 2001
  • Fellow
  • Society of Computer Applications in Radiology
  • 2000
  • Fellow
  • American College of Radiology, Washington, DC
  • 1999
  • Best Paper of Session; European Congress of Radiology; Vienna, Austria
  • European Congress of Radiology
  • 1993
    • 1979, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Radiology, Resident
    • 1979, UCSF Medical Center, Radiology, Fellow
    • American Board of Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology
    • Chemoembolization
    • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Primary Liver Cancer)
    • Interventional Radiology
    • Liver Transplantation
    • PACS
    • interventional radiology
    • imaging databases
    • abdominal imaging
    • integration
    • workflow
    • medical informatics
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    1. Avrin D. The "P" in HIPAA Stands for Portability. J Digit Imaging. 2022 08; 35(4):733-734. View in PubMed
    2. Avrin D. Editorial. J Digit Imaging. 2020 02; 33(1):2. View in PubMed
    3. Avrin D. Making Technology Work for Radiologists. Acad Radiol. 2020 02; 27(2):260-261. View in PubMed
    4. Mongan J, Avrin D. Impact of PACS-EMR Integration on Radiologist Usage of the EMR. J Digit Imaging. 2018 10; 31(5):611-614. View in PubMed
    5. Avrin D. Interventional Radiology in the United States: Who Does Your Intervention Depends on Where You Are Located. Radiology. 2018 10; 289(1):148-149. View in PubMed
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