Research Summary

Steven Hetts, MD, is an Associate Professor of Radiology in Residence at the University of California, San Francisco, and he is Chief of Neuroradiology at the San Francisco General Hospital where he has established a new clinical Interventional Neuroradiology service, providing cutting edge minimally invasive endovascular therapy. Dr. Hetts received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts in 2000, and completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology and Interventional Neuroradiology from UCSF.

Dr. Hetts is involved in translational research as Co-Director of the Interventional Radiology Laboratory at China Basin, including the conception, performance, and management of research projects translating basic science and engineering research into clinical applicability. One of his projects is Magnetic Catheter Navigation and Microinfarction Evaluation in the Brain and Heart. Dr. Hetts also implements many clinical research projects involving retrospective and prospective patient data. The main focus of his clinical research is endovascular therapy for cerebrovascular disease, spinal vascular disease, and neurooncology.

Research Funding

  • June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2020 - Endovascular Chemofiltration: Optimizing Removal of Chemotherapeutics and Nanoparticles from the Blood to Reduce Toxicity, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: R01CA194533
  • February 1, 2016 - January 31, 2018 - Improved sensitivity and safety for endovascular MR imaging at 3T, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIBIB, Sponsor Award ID: R21EB020283
  • August 1, 2011 - May 31, 2015 - Endovascular Interventional MRI: Optimizing Tools and Techniques at 3T, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIBIB, Sponsor Award ID: R01EB012031
  • June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2020 - Endovascular Chemofiltration: Optimizing Removal of Chemotherapeutics and Nanoparticles from the Blood to Reduce Toxicity, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: R01CA194533

Education

Harvard College, Boston, MA, AB summa cum laude, 06/1996, Biology
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, MD, 06/2000, Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, Internship, 06/2001, Internal Medicine
UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, Residency, 06/2005, Diagnostic Radiology
UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, Fellowship, 06/2006, Diagnostic Neuroradiology
UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, Fellowship, 02/2008, Interventional Neuroradiology

Honors & Awards

  • 1992
    United States Presidential Scholar, highest academic honor for US high school students
  • 1993-1996
    John Harvard Scholarship and Dean’s List, Harvard College
  • 1995
    Phi Beta Kappa, elected in Senior 45, Harvard College
  • 1996
    Biology Undergraduate Honors Thesis, summa cum laude
  • 1997
    Finalist, Rhodes Scholarship, California Nominee to Region VIII Competition
  • 1999
    Aesculapian Club, Harvard Medical School
  • 2001
    Nominee, Resident Teaching Award, Department of Internal Medicine, Stanford Hospital
  • 2002, 2003
    Margulis Society Radiology Resident Research Award
  • 2003
    American Roentgen Ray Society Introduction to Research Program
  • 2004
    International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Amersham Fellowship
  • 2004
    American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology Annual Research Award
  • 2005
    Executive Council Award, Residents in Radiology Competition, American Roentgen Ray Society
  • 2010, 2011
    American Society of Neuroradiology, Neuroradiology Research and Education Foundation Scholar Award in Neuroradiology Research
  • 2012
    Visiting Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • 2015
    Nominee, QB3 Award for Startup of the Year, ChemoFilter
  • 2015
    Fellow, Rosenman Institute, UCSF

Selected Publications

  1. Caton MT, Narsinh KH, Baker A, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Cooke DL, Hetts SW, Halbach VV, Amans MR Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas of the Foramen Magnum Region: Clinical Features and Angioarchitectural Phenotypes.  View on PubMed
  2. Chaudhary N, Elijovich L, Martinez M, Fifi JT, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Shaibani A, Pandey AS, Suzuki S, Field RR, Gemmete JJ, Cooke DL, Narayanan S, Hetts SW, Orbach DB, Pearl MS Pediatric diagnostic cerebral angiography: practice recommendations from the SNIS Pediatric Committee.  View on PubMed
  3. Caton MT, Copelan AZ, Narsinh KH, Baker A, Abla AA, Higashida RT, Amans MR, Hetts SW, Cooke DL The Geometry of Y-stent Configurations Used for Wide-Necked Aneurysm Treatment: Analyzing Double-Barrel Stents in vitro Using Flat-Panel CT.  View on PubMed
  4. Hanel RA, Yoon N, Sauvageau E, Aghaebrahim A, Lin E, Jadhav AP, Jovin TG, Khaldi A, Gupta RG, Johnson A, Frei D, Loy D, Malek A, Toth G, Siddiqui A, Reavey-Cantwell J, Thomas A, Hetts SW, Jankowitz BT, Zaidat OO Neuroform Atlas Stent for Treatment of Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysms: 1-Year Outcomes From Neuroform Atlas Stent Pivotal Trial.  View on PubMed
  5. Nogueira RG, Abdalkader M, Qureshi MM, Frankel MR, Mansour OY, Yamagami H, Qiu Z, Farhoudi M, Siegler JE, Yaghi S, Raz E, Sakai N, Ohara N, Piotin M, Mechtouff L, Eker O, Chalumeau V, Kleinig TJ, Pop R, Liu J, Winters HS, Shang X, Vasquez AR, Blasco J, Arenillas JF, Martinez-Galdamez M, Brehm A, Psychogios MN, Lylyk P, Haussen DC, Al-Bayati AR, Mohammaden MH, Fonseca L, Luís Silva M, Montalverne F, Renieri L, Mangiafico S, Fischer U, Gralla J, Frei D, Chugh C, Mehta BP, Nagel S, Mohlenbruch M, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Farooqui M, Hassan AE, Taylor A, Lapergue B, Consoli A, Campbell BC, Sharma M, Walker M, Van Horn N, Fiehler J, Nguyen HT, Nguyen QT, Watanabe D, Zhang H, Le HV, Nguyen VQ, Shah R, Devlin T, Khandelwal P, Linfante I, Izzath W, Lavados PM, Olavarría VV, Sampaio Silva G, de Carvalho Sousa AV, Kirmani J, Bendszus M, Amano T, Yamamoto R, Doijiri R, Tokuda N, Yamada T, Terasaki T, Yazawa Y, Morris JG, Griffin E, Thornton J, Lavoie P, Matouk C, Hill MD, Demchuk AM, Killer-Oberpfalzer M, Nahab F, Altschul D, Ramos-Pachón A, Pérez de la Ossa N, Kikano R, Boisseau W, Walker G, Cordina SM, Puri A, Luisa Kuhn A, Gandhi D, Ramakrishnan P, Novakovic-White R, Chebl A, Kargiotis O, Czap A, Zha A, Masoud HE, Lopez C, Ozretic D, Al-Mufti F, Zie W, Duan Z, Yuan Z, Huang W, Hao Y, Luo J, Kalousek V, Bourcier R, Guile R, Hetts S, Al-Jehani HM, AlHazzani A, Sadeghi-Hokmabadi E, Teleb M, Payne J, Lee JS, Hong JM, Sohn SI, Hwang YH, Shin DH, Roh HG, Edgell R, Khatri R, Smith A, Malik A, Liebeskind D, Herial N, Jabbour P, Magalhaes P, Ozdemir AO, Aykac O, Uwatoko T, Dembo T, Shimizu H, Sugiura Y, Miyashita F, Fukuda H, Miyake K, Shimbo J, Sugimura Y, Beer-Furlan A, Joshi K, Catanese L, Abud DG, Neto OG, Mehrpour M, Al Hashmi A, Saqqur M, Mostafa A, Fifi JT, Hussain S, John S, Gupta R, Sivan-Hoffmann R, Reznik A, Sani AF, Geyik S, Akil E, Churojana A, Ghoreishi A, Saadatnia M, Sharifipour E, Ma A, Faulder K, Wu T, Leung L, Malek A, Voetsch B, Wakhloo A, Rivera R, Barrientos Iman DM, Pikula A, Lioutas VA, Thomalla G, Birnbaum L, Machi P, Bernava G, McDermott M, Kleindorfer D, Wong K, Patterson MS, Fiorot JA, Huded V, Mack W, Tenser M, Eskey C, Multani S, Kelly M, Janardhan V, Cornett O, Singh V, Murayama Y, Mokin M, Yang P, Zhang X, Yin C, Han H, Peng Y, Chen W, Crosa R, Frudit ME, Pandian JD, Kulkarni A, Yagita Y, Takenobu Y, Matsumaru Y, Yamada S, Kono R, Kanamaru T, Yamazaki H, Sakaguchi M, Todo K, Yamamoto N, Sonoda K, Yoshida T, Hashimoto H, Nakahara I, Cora E, Volders D, Ducroux C, Shoamanesh A, Ospel J, Kaliaev A, Ahmed S, Rashid U, Rebello LC, Pereira VM, Fahed R, Chen M, Sheth SA, Palaiodimou L, Tsivgoulis G, Chandra R, Koyfman F, Leung T, Khosravani H, Dharmadhikari S, Frisullo G, Calabresi P, Tsiskaridze A, Lobjanidze N, Grigoryan M, Czlonkowska A, de Sousa DA, Demeestere J, Liang C, Sangha N, Lutsep HL, Ayo-Martín Ó, Cruz-Culebras A, Tran AD, Young CY, Cordonnier C, Caparros F, De Lecinana MA, Fuentes B, Yavagal D, Jovin T, Spelle L, Moret J, Khatri P, Zaidat O, Raymond J, Martins S, Nguyen T Global impact of COVID-19 on stroke care.  View on PubMed
  6. Nguyen TN, Haussen DC, Qureshi MM, Yamagami H, Fujinaka T, Mansour OY, Abdalkader M, Frankel M, Qiu Z, Taylor A, Lylyk P, Eker OF, Mechtouff L, Piotin M, Lima FO, Mont'Alverne F, Izzath W, Sakai N, Mohammaden M, Al-Bayati AR, Renieri L, Mangiafico S, Ozretic D, Chalumeau V, Ahmad S, Rashid U, Hussain SI, John S, Griffin E, Thornton J, Fiorot JA, Rivera R, Hammami N, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Dasenbrock HH, Vu HL, Nguyen VQ, Hetts S, Bourcier R, Guile R, Walker M, Sharma M, Frei D, Jabbour P, Herial N, Al-Mufti F, Ozdemir AO, Aykac O, Gandhi D, Chugh C, Matouk C, Lavoie P, Edgell R, Beer-Furlan A, Chen M, Killer-Oberpfalzer M, Pereira VM, Nicholson P, Huded V, Ohara N, Watanabe D, Shin DH, Magalhaes PS, Kikano R, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Farooqui M, Abou-Hamden A, Amano T, Yamamoto R, Weeks A, Cora EA, Sivan-Hoffmann R, Crosa R, Möhlenbruch M, Nagel S, Al-Jehani H, Sheth SA, Lopez Rivera VS, Siegler JE, Sani AF, Puri AS, Kuhn AL, Bernava G, Machi P, Abud DG, Pontes-Neto OM, Wakhloo AK, Voetsch B, Raz E, Yaghi S, Mehta BP, Kimura N, Murakami M, Lee JS, Hong JM, Fahed R, Walker G, Hagashi E, Cordina SM, Roh HG, Wong K, Arenillas JF, Martinez-Galdamez M, Blasco J, Rodriguez Vasquez A, Fonseca L, Silva ML, Wu TY, John S, Brehm A, Psychogios M, Mack WJ, Tenser M, Todaka T, Fujimura M, Novakovic R, Deguchi J, Sugiura Y, Tokimura H, Khatri R, Kelly M, Peeling L, Murayama Y, Winters HS, Wong J, Teleb M, Payne J, Fukuda H, Miyake K, Shimbo J, Sugimura Y, Uno M, Takenobu Y, Matsumaru Y, Yamada S, Kono R, Kanamaru T, Morimoto M, Iida J, Saini V, Yavagal D, Bushnaq S, Huang W, Linfante I, Kirmani J, Liebeskind DS, Szeder V, Shah R, Devlin TG, Birnbaum L, Luo J, Churojana A, Masoud HE, Lopez CY, Steinfort B, Ma A, Hassan AE, Al Hashmi A, McDermott M, Mokin M, Chebl A, Kargiotis O, Tsivgoulis G, Morris JG, Eskey CJ, Thon J, Rebello L, Altschul D, Cornett O, Singh V, Pandian J, Kulkarni A, Lavados PM, Olavarria VV, Todo K, Yamamoto Y, Silva GS, Geyik S, Johann J, Multani S, Kaliaev A, Sonoda K, Hashimoto H, Alhazzani A, Chung DY, Mayer SA, Fifi JT, Hill MD, Zhang H, Yuan Z, Shang X, Castonguay AC, Gupta R, Jovin TG, Raymond J, Zaidat OO, Nogueira RG, SVIN COVID-19 Registry, the Middle East North Africa Stroke and Interventional Neurotherapies Organi , Japanese Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology Society (JVIN) Decline in subarachnoid haemorrhage volumes associated with the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.  View on PubMed
  7. Jankowitz BT, Jadhav AP, Gross B, Jovin TG, Alhajeri AA, Fraser JF, Hanel RA, Sauvageau E, Aghaebrahim A, Frei D, Bellon R, Loy D, Puri AS, Malek AM, Thomas A, Toth G, Lopes DK, Crowley RW, Arthur AS, Reavey-Cantwell J, Lin E, Siddiqui AH, Alexander MJ, Khaldi A, Colby GP, Caplan JM, Satti SR, Turk AS, Spiotta AM, Klucznik R, Hallam DK, Kung D, Froehler MT, Callison RC, Kan P, Hetts SW, Zaidat OO Pivotal trial of the Neuroform Atlas stent for treatment of posterior circulation aneurysms: one-year outcomes.  View on PubMed
  8. Fargen KM, Lee SK, Mokin M, Kayan Y, De Leacy R, Al-Mufti F, Ansari SA, Haranhalli N, Prestigiacomo CJ, Schirmer CM, Fraser JF, Hetts SW, SNIS Standards and Guidelines Committee , SNIS Board of Directors Social media usage for neurointerventionalists: report of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery Standards and Guidelines Committee.  View on PubMed
  9. Chenbhanich J, Hu Y, Hetts S, Cooke D, Dowd C, Devine P, UCLA Clinical Genomics Center , Russell B, Kang SHL, Chang VY, Abla AA, Cornett P, Yeh I, Lee H, Martinez-Agosto JA, Frieden IJ, Shieh JT Segmental overgrowth and aneurysms due to mosaic PDGFRB p.(Tyr562Cys).  View on PubMed
  10. Yan KL, Ko NU, Hetts SW, Weinsheimer S, Abla AA, Lawton MT, Kim H Maternal and Fetal Outcomes in Women with Brain Arteriovenous Malformation Rupture during Pregnancy.  View on PubMed
  11. Narsinh KH, Kilbride BF, Mueller K, Murph D, Copelan A, Massachi J, Vitt J, Sun CH, Bhat H, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Moore T, Wilson MW, Cooke DL, Hetts SW Combined Use of X-ray Angiography and Intraprocedural MRI Enables Tissue-based Decision Making Regarding Revascularization during Acute Ischemic Stroke Intervention.  View on PubMed
  12. Alexander MD, Halbach VV, Hetts SW "And do no harm": Complications in interventional neuroradiology.  View on PubMed
  13. Rutledge C, Cooke DL, Hetts SW, Abla AA Brain arteriovenous malformations.  View on PubMed
  14. Pearl MS, Gupta N, Hetts SW Interventional neuro-oncology.  View on PubMed
  15. Hetts SW, Cooke DL Preface.  View on PubMed
  16. Narsinh KH, Caton MT, Mahmood NF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Hetts SW, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Cooke DL Intrasaccular flow disruption (WEB) of a large wide-necked basilar apex aneurysm using PulseRider-assistance.  View on PubMed
  17. Ravindra VM, Alexander M, Taussky P, Bollo RJ, Hassan AE, Scoville JP, Griauzde J, Awad AW, Jumaa M, Zaidi S, Lee JJ, Hafeez MU, Nascimento FA, LoPresti MA, Couldwell WT, Hetts SW, Lam SK, Kan P, Grandhi R Endovascular Thrombectomy for Pediatric Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Multi-Institutional Experience of Technical and Clinical Outcomes.  View on PubMed
  18. McDougall CG, Johnston SC, Hetts SW, Gholkar A, Barnwell SL, Vazquez Suarez JC, Massó Romero J, Chaloupka JC, Bonafe A, Wakhloo AK, Tampieri D, Dowd CF, Fox AJ, Turk AS Five-year results of randomized bioactive versus bare metal coils in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms: the Matrix and Platinum Science (MAPS) Trial.  View on PubMed
  19. Harwin J, Sugi MD, Hetts SW, Conrad MB, Ohliger MA The Role of Liver Imaging in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia.  View on PubMed
  20. 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

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