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.
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