Research Summary

William P. Dillon, MD, is the Elizabeth A. Guillaumin Professor of Radiology and Executive Vice-Chair in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging where clinically he serves in the section of Neuroradiology. Dr. Dillon received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed his residency at the University of Utah, followed by a fellowship in Neuroradiology at the University of California, San Francisco in 1982. From 1992 to 2013, he was Chief of the Neuroradiology section UCSF.

Dr. Dillon is past president of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR) and the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR). Dr. Dillon received the Gold Medal from the ASHNR in 2008 and the Gold Medal from the ASNR in 2015. He was also the recipient of the ASNR Outstanding Researcher Award in 2014. He was a Senior Editor for the American Journal of Neuroradiology from 1998 to 2011, and has been a co-investigator in 25 funded projects and 10 clinical trials. He has published over 300 articles, 23 book chapters, and 3 books.

Dr. Dillon received the Francis A. Sooy, MD teaching award for Clinical Excellence from the Department of Otolaryngology, UCSF in 1993, and the J. Elliott Royer award for contributions to clinical neurology in 2011. He has been elected as one of the Best Doctors of America every year since 1995 and had been nominated several times for the UCSF Health Exceptional Physician Award.

His interests are varied and include imaging of the head and neck, spinal pain management, imaging of stroke, vascular diseases of the brain, and imaging of brain tumors.

Education

University of Santa Clara, CA, B.S., 1970-74, Biology
University of CA at Los Angeles, CA, M.D., 1974-78, Medicine
Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, WA, Intern, 1978-79, Internal Medicine
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Resident, 1979-82, Diagnostic Radiology
University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, 1/82-6/82, Neuroradiology

Honors & Awards

  • 1992
    Francis A. Sooy, M.D. Award for clinical excellence, Otolaryngology
  • 1993-1994
    President, American Society of Head and Neck Radiology
  • 1998-2011
    Senior Editor, American Journal of Neuroradiology
  • 2011
    J. Elliott Royer Award

Selected Publications

  1. Mamlouk MD, Shen PY, Sedrak MF, Dillon WP CT-guided Fibrin Glue Occlusion of Cerebrospinal Fluid-Venous Fistulas.  View on PubMed
  2. Caton MT, Laguna B, Soderlund KA, Dillon WP, Shah VN Spinal Compliance Curves: Preliminary Experience with a New Tool for Evaluating Suspected CSF Venous Fistulas on CT Myelography in Patients with Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension.  View on PubMed
  3. Shlobin NA, Shah VN, Chin CT, Dillon WP, Tan LA Cerebrospinal Fluid-Venous Fistulas: A Systematic Review and Examination of Individual Patient Data.  View on PubMed
  4. Copelan AZ, Smith ER, Drocton GT, Narsinh KH, Murph D, Khangura RS, Hartley ZJ, Abla AA, Dillon WP, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Hetts SW, Cooke DL, Keenan K, Nelson J, Mccoy D, Ciano M, Amans MR Recent Administration of Iodinated Contrast Renders Core Infarct Estimation Inaccurate Using RAPID Software.  View on PubMed
  5. Drocton GT, Copelan A, Eisenmenger L, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Dillon WP, Shah VN, Meisel K, Amans M Venous sinus stenting as a treatment approach in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and encephaloceles.  View on PubMed
  6. Shahlaee A, Hennein LM, Winn BJ, Dillon WP, Rasool N Bilateral superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis associated with high altitude.  View on PubMed
  7. Dillon WP MRI Biomarkers of Bevacizumab Therapy Correlate with Progression-Free Survival but Not Overall Survival in Recurrent Glioblastoma.  View on PubMed
  8. Shah VN, Dillon WP Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension With Brain Sagging Attributable to a Cerebrospinal Fluid-Venous Fistula.  View on PubMed
  9. Hellmuth J, Casaletto K, Cuneo R, Possin KL, Dillon W, Geschwind MD Bilateral basal ganglia infarcts presenting as rapid onset cognitive and behavioral disturbance.  View on PubMed
  10. Rehani B, Ammanuel SG, Zhang Y, Smith W, Cooke DL, Hetts SW, Josephson SA, Kim A, Hemphill JC, Dillon W A New Era of Extended Time Window Acute Stroke Interventions Guided by Imaging.  View on PubMed
  11. Jenkins NW, Iriondo C, Shah V, Bahroos E, Ravanfar V, Regan M, Seo Y, Dillon WP, Majumdar S, Talbott JF Quantitative [18F]-Naf-PET-MRI Analysis for the Evaluation of Dynamic Bone Turnover in a Patient with Facetogenic Low Back Pain.  View on PubMed
  12. Bucknor MD, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Kumar V, Talbott JF, Wall SD, Glastonbury CM, Dillon WP, Arenson RL, Wilson MW, Hess CP Diversity and Inclusion Efforts in University of California, San Francisco Radiology: Reflections on 3 Years of Pipeline, Selection, and Education Initiatives.  View on PubMed
  13. Kim S, Dillon WP, Hope TA, El-Sayed IH, van Zante A, Wu K, Masharani U Ectopic Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma of the Nasopharynx Diagnosed by Gallium 68 DOTATATE Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography.  View on PubMed
  14. Rehani B, Zhang Y, Ammanuel S, Smith W, Gonzalez RG, Cooke DL, Hetts SW, Josephson SA, Kim A, Hemphill JC, Dillon W Imaging in neurointerventional stroke treatment: review of the recent trials and what your neurointerventionalist wants to know from emergency radiologists.  View on PubMed
  15. Broce IJ, Tan CH, Fan CC, Jansen I, Savage JE, Witoelar A, Wen N, Hess CP, Dillon WP, Glastonbury CM, Glymour M, Yokoyama JS, Elahi FM, Rabinovici GD, Miller BL, Mormino EC, Sperling RA, Bennett DA, McEvoy LK, Brewer JB, Feldman HH, Hyman BT, Pericak-Vance M, Haines JL, Farrer LA, Mayeux R, Schellenberg GD, Yaffe K, Sugrue LP, Dale AM, Posthuma D, Andreassen OA, Karch CM, Desikan RS Dissecting the genetic relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and Alzheimer's disease.  View on PubMed
  16. Dillon WP Challenges in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension.  View on PubMed
  17. Li Y, Barkovich MJ, Karch CM, Nillo RM, Fan CC, Broce IJ, Tan CH, Cuneo D, Hess CP, Dillon WP, Glenn OA, Glastonbury CM, Olney N, Yokoyama JS, Bonham LW, Miller B, Kao A, Schmansky N, Fischl B, Andreassen OA, Jernigan T, Dale A, Barkovich AJ, Desikan RS, Sugrue LP Regionally specific TSC1 and TSC2 gene expression in tuberous sclerosis complex.  View on PubMed
  18. Barkovich MJ, Tan CH, Nillo RM, Li Y, Xu D, Glastonbury CM, Glenn OA, Dillon WP, Hess CP, Mueller S, Kline C, Dale AM, Jernigan TL, Sugrue LP, Barkovich AJ, Desikan RS Abnormal Morphology of Select Cortical and Subcortical Regions in Neurofibromatosis Type 1.  View on PubMed
  19. Wintermark M, Lee Y, Kerr A, Hess C, Dillon WP, Mukherji SK, Norbash A, Seidenwurm D, Law M Impact of Neuroradiology Staffing on Academic Hospital Level Quality and Cost Measures for the Neuroscience Service Line.  View on PubMed
  20. Bonham LW, Karch CM, Fan CC, Tan C, Geier EG, Wang Y, Wen N, Broce IJ, Li Y, Barkovich MJ, Ferrari R, Hardy J, Momeni P, Höglinger G, Müller U, Hess CP, Sugrue LP, Dillon WP, Schellenberg GD, Miller BL, Andreassen OA, Dale AM, Barkovich AJ, Yokoyama JS, Desikan RS CXCR4 involvement in neurodegenerative diseases.  View on PubMed

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