Benjamin M. Yeh, MD


Professor, Abdominal Imaging, Department of Radiology, UCSF; Assistant Chief of Radiology, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Phone: (415) 514-9318 (voice)
Box 0628, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0628

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Harvard College, AB, 1988-1992, Biochemistry
Duke University Medical School, MD, 1992-1996, Medicine
Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston, 1996-1997, Medicine Internship
UCSF, Department of Radiology, 1997-2001, Radiology Residency
UCSF, Department of Radiology, 2001-2002, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

Professional Experience

  • 2002-2007
    Assistant Professor, Abdominal Imaging, UCSF Dept. of Radiology
  • 2007-2011
    Associate Professor, Abdominal Imaging, UCSF Dept. of Radiology
  • 2006-2010
    Vice-Chair, American College of Radiology Imaging Network, Abdominal Imaging committee
  • 2007-2010
    Co-director, MR and CT Contrast Media Development Specialized Resource Group, UCSF Dept of Radiology. This group comprised three laboratories at UCSF and met monthly to explore means to develop new contrast materials and applications for MR and CT imaging.
  • 2008-2011
    Chair, Radiological Society of North America Scientific Program Gastrointestinal Subcommittee
  • 2009-present
    Assistant Chief of Radiology, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • July 2011-
    Professor, Abdominal Imaging, UCSF Dept. of Radiology

Honors & Awards

  • 1995
    Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 2001
    Margulis Society Excellence in Research Award, UCSF Dept. of Radiology
  • 2002
    Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award, UCSF Dept. of Radiology
  • 2005
    UCSF Department of Radiology Hideo Minagi Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2006
    RSNA Trainee Prize for GU Radiology, Resident ZJ Wang, MD. Role: Primary mentor
  • 2007
    RSNA Trainee Prize for GU Radiology, Fellow ZJ Wang, MD. Role: Primary mentor
  • 2007
    RSNA Trainee Prize for GI Radiology, Medical Student Lisa Chu, BA. Role: Primary mentor
  • 2008
    Mentor for Howard Hughes Research Grant for Medical Student, Lisa Chu, BA
  • 2008
    Cum laude Award, Society of Computed Body Tomography / Magnetic Resonance
  • 2008
    Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2009
    Mentor for Howard Hughes Research Grant for Medical Student, Rahi Kumar, BA
  • 2009
    Hounsfield Award, Society of Computed Body Tomography / Magnetic Resonance for best CT paper
  • 2010
    Mentor for Howard Hughes Research Grant for Vanja Varenika, BA & Miguel Cabarrus, BA(RSNA Trainee Prizes are for the single best paper by a trainee in that scientific category at the Radiological Society of North America, the largest annual meeting for the Radiology specialty)
  • 2011
    Society of Gastroenterologists Visiting Professor Award
  • 2011
    Mentor for Howard Hughes Research Grant for Medical Student, Samira Rathnayake, BA

Selected Publications

  1. Valenzuela DM, Behr SC, Coakley FV, Wang ZJ, Webb EM, Yeh BM. Computed tomography of iatrogenic complications of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, stenting, and intubation. Radiol Clin North Am. 2014 Sep; 52(5):1055-70.
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  2. Jha RC, Mitchell DG, Weinreb JC, Santillan CS, Yeh BM, Francois R, Sirlin CB. LI-RADS Categorization of Benign and Likely Benign Findings in Patients at Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Pictorial Atlas. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Jul; 203(1):W48-69.
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  3. Somsouk M, To'o K, Ali M, Vittinghoff E, Yeh BM, Yee J, Monto A, Inadomi JM, Aslam R. Esophageal varices on computed tomography and subsequent variceal hemorrhage. Abdom Imaging. 2014 Apr; 39(2):251-6.
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  4. Schneider JG, Wang ZJ, Wang W, Yee J, Fu Y, Yeh BM. Patient-Tailored Scan Delay for Multiphase Liver CT: Improved Scan Quality and Lesion Conspicuity With a Novel Timing Bolus Method. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Feb; 202(2):318-23.
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  5. Zissen MH, Wang ZJ, Yee J, Aslam R, Monto A, Yeh BM. Contrast-Enhanced CT Quantification of the Hepatic Fractional Extracellular Space: Correlation With Diffuse Liver Disease Severity. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Dec; 201(6):1204-10.
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  6. Chu LL, Webb EM, Stengel JW, Yeh BM, Lu Y, Coakley FV. CT of acute appendicitis: can diagnostic accuracy serve as a practical performance metric for readers specialized in abdominal imaging? Clin Imaging. 2014 Jan-Feb; 38(1):56-9.
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  7. Kelley RK, Hwang J, Magbanua MJ, Watt L, Beumer JH, Christner SM, Baruchel S, Wu B, Fong L, Yeh BM, Moore AP, Ko AH, Korn WM, Rajpal S, Park JW, Tempero MA, Venook AP, Bergsland EK. A phase 1 trial of imatinib, bevacizumab, and metronomic cyclophosphamide in advanced colorectal cancer. Br J Cancer. 2013 Oct 1; 109(7):1725-34.
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  8. Wang W, Wang ZJ, Webb EM, Westphalen AC, Gross AJ, Yeh BM. Omental infarction preceded by anatomically upturned omentum. Clin Imaging. 2013 Nov-Dec; 37(6):1125-7.
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  9. Zhang LJ, Luo S, Yeh BM, Zhou CS, Tang CX, Zhao Y, Li L, Zheng L, Huang W, Lu GM. Diagnostic accuracy of three-dimensional contrast-enhanced MR angiography at 3-T for acute pulmonary embolism detection: comparison with multidetector CT angiography. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 12; 168(5):4775-83.
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  10. Penn A, Wang W, Wang ZJ, Yee J, Webb EM, Yeh BM. Demographics and frequency of the intermittently upturned omentum at CT. Eur J Radiol. 2013 Nov; 82(11):e637-40.
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  11. Mongan J, Rathnayake S, Fu Y, Gao DW, Yeh BM. Extravasated contrast material in penetrating abdominopelvic trauma: dual-contrast dual-energy CT for improved diagnosis--preliminary results in an animal model. Radiology. 2013 Sep; 268(3):738-42.
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  12. Keedy AW, Breiman RS, Webb EM, Roberts JP, Coakley FV, Yeh BM. Determinants of second-order bile duct visualization at CT cholangiography in potential living liver donors. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 May; 200(5):1028-33.
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  13. Kelley RK, Nimeiri HS, Munster PN, Vergo MT, Huang Y, Li CM, Hwang J, Mulcahy MF, Yeh BM, Kuhn P, Luttgen MS, Grabowsky JA, Stucky-Marshall L, Korn WM, Ko AH, Bergsland EK, Benson AB, Venook AP. Temsirolimus combined with sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma: a phase I dose-finding trial with pharmacokinetic and biomarker correlates. Ann Oncol. 2013 Jul; 24(7):1900-7.
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  14. Webb EM, Wang ZJ, Westphalen AC, Nakakura EK, Coakley FV, Yeh BM. Can CT features differentiate between inferior vena cava leiomyosarcomas and primary retroperitoneal masses? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jan; 200(1):205-9.
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  15. Varenika V, Fu Y, Maher JJ, Gao D, Kakar S, Cabarrus MC, Yeh BM. Hepatic fibrosis: evaluation with semiquantitative contrast-enhanced CT. Radiology. 2013 Jan; 266(1):151-8.
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  16. Sai V, Rakow-Penner R, Yeh BM, Coakley FV, Westphalen AC, Webb EM, Wang ZJ. Renal cyst pseudoenhancement at 16- and 64-dector row MDCT. Clin Imaging. 2013 May-Jun; 37(3):520-5.
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  17. Mongan J, Rathnayake S, Fu Y, Wang R, Jones EF, Gao DW, Yeh BM. In vivo differentiation of complementary contrast media at dual-energy CT. Radiology. 2012 Oct; 265(1):267-72.
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  18. Kane AJ, Wang ZJ, Qayyum A, Yeh BM, Webb EM, Coakley FV. Frequency and etiology of unexplained bilateral hydronephrosis in patients with breast cancer: results of a longitudinal CT study. Clin Imaging. 2012 Jul-Aug; 36(4):263-6.
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  19. Greenfield NP, Azziz AS, Jung AJ, Yeh BM, Aslam R, Coakley FV. Imaging late complications of cholecystectomy. Clin Imaging. 2012 Nov-Dec; 36(6):763-7.
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  20. Liu YI, Jha P, Wang ZJ, Yeh BM, Poder L, Westphalen AC, Coakley FV. Abdominal complications of chemotherapy: findings at computed tomography. Clin Imaging. 2012 Jan-Feb; 36(1):54-60.
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