Matthew Bucknor, MD, MFA is an Associate Professor in Residence in the Musculoskeletal Imaging subspecialty section, and the Inaugural Associate Chair for Wellbeing and Professional Climate in the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. He also serves as Executive Sponsor of Differences Matter, a multi-year School of Medicine initiative designed to promote equity, belonging, and anti-oppression at UCSF.
He received his medical degree from Stanford School of Medicine and his four-year residency in Diagnostic Radiology at UCSF, followed by a clinical fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention at Stanford Medical Center. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Bucknor joined the Musculoskeletal Imaging faculty at UCSF.
Dr. Bucknor’s main research interest is developing new musculoskeletal applications of MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MRgHIFU) for treating bone and soft tissue lesions. He also pursues research of additional minimally invasive interventions, novel techniques for evaluating bone/soft tissue tumors and musculoskeletal injuries, as well as health equity in medicine, broadly.