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. Combined Use of X-ray Angiography and Intraprocedural MRI Enables Tissue-based Decision Making Regarding Revascularization during Acute Ischemic Stroke Intervention.  View on PubMed
  2. Alexander MD, Halbach VV, Hetts SW "And do no harm": Complications in interventional neuroradiology.  View on PubMed
  3. Rutledge C, Cooke DL, Hetts SW, Abla AA Brain arteriovenous malformations.  View on PubMed
  4. Pearl MS, Gupta N, Hetts SW Interventional neuro-oncology.  View on PubMed
  5. Hetts SW, Cooke DL Preface.  View on PubMed
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Harwin J, Sugi MD, Hetts SW, Conrad MB, Ohliger MA The Role of Liver Imaging in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia.  View on PubMed
  9. 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
  10. Narsinh KH, Mueller K, Nelson J, Massachi J, Murph DC, Copelan AZ, Hetts SW, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Abla AA, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Kim H, Cooke DL Interrater Reliability in the Measurement of Flow Characteristics on Color-Coded Quantitative DSA of Brain AVMs.  View on PubMed
  11. Mummaneni PV, Burke JF, Chan AK, Sosa JA, Lobo EP, Mummaneni VP, Antrum S, Berven SH, Conte MS, Doernberg SB, Goldberg AN, Hess CP, Hetts SW, Josephson SA, Kohi MP, Ma CB, Mahadevan VS, Molinaro AM, Murr AH, Narayana S, Roberts JP, Stoller ML, Theodosopoulos PV, Vail TP, Wienholz S, Gropper MA, Green A, Berger MS Consensus-based perioperative protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.  View on PubMed
  12. Yu JF, Pung L, Minami H, Mueller K, Khangura R, Darflinger R, Hetts SW, Cooke DL Virtual 2D angiography from four-dimensional digital subtraction angiography (4D-DSA): A feasibility study.  View on PubMed
  13. Copelan A, Drocton G, Caton MT, Smith ER, Cooke DL, Nelson J, Abla AA, Fox C, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Lawton MT, Kim H, Fullerton HJ, Gupta N, Hetts SW Brain Arteriovenous Malformation Recurrence After Apparent Microsurgical Cure: Increased Risk in Children Who Present With Arteriovenous Malformation Rupture.  View on PubMed
  14. Faughnan ME, Mager JJ, Hetts SW, Palda VA, Lang-Robertson K, Buscarini E, Deslandres E, Kasthuri RS, Lausman A, Poetker D, Ratjen F, Chesnutt MS, Clancy M, Whitehead KJ, Al-Samkari H, Chakinala M, Conrad M, Cortes D, Crocione C, Darling J, de Gussem E, Derksen C, Dupuis-Girod S, Foy P, Geisthoff U, Gossage JR, Hammill A, Heimdal K, Henderson K, Iyer VN, Kjeldsen AD, Komiyama M, Korenblatt K, McDonald J, McMahon J, McWilliams J, Meek ME, Mei-Zahav M, Olitsky S, Palmer S, Pantalone R, Piccirillo JF, Plahn B, Porteous MEM, Post MC, Radovanovic I, Rochon PJ, Rodriguez-Lopez J, Sabba C, Serra M, Shovlin C, Sprecher D, White AJ, Winship I, Zarrabeitia R Second International Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia.  View on PubMed
  15. Morshed RA, Abla AA, Murph D, Dao JM, Winkler EA, Burkhardt JK, Colao K, Hetts SW, Fullerton HJ, Lawton MT, Gupta N, Fox CK Clinical outcomes after revascularization for pediatric moyamoya disease and syndrome: A single-center series.  View on PubMed
  16. Fox CK, Fullerton HJ, Hetts SW, Halbach VV, Auguste KI, Lawton MT, Gupta N Single-center series of boys with recurrent strokes and rotational vertebral arteriopathy.  View on PubMed
  17. Zaidat OO, Hanel RA, Sauvageau EA, 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 Pivotal Trial of the Neuroform Atlas Stent for Treatment of Anterior Circulation Aneurysms: One-Year Outcomes.  View on PubMed
  18. Vella M, Alexander MD, Mabray MC, Cooke DL, Amans MR, Glastonbury CM, Kim H, Wilson MW, Langston DE, Conrad MB, Hetts SW Comparison of MRI, MRA, and DSA for Detection of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia.  View on PubMed
  19. Raper DMS, Winkler EA, Rutledge WC, Hetts SW, Abla AA Interhemispheric Surgical Approaches for Ruptured Intraventricular Arteriovenous Malformation-Associated Aneurysms: Technical Report and Case Series.  View on PubMed
  20. Winkler EA, Lu A, Morshed RA, Yue JK, Rutledge WC, Burkhardt JK, Patel AB, Ammanuel SG, Braunstein S, Fox CK, Fullerton HJ, Kim H, Cooke D, Hetts SW, Lawton MT, Abla AA, Gupta N Bringing high-grade arteriovenous malformations under control: clinical outcomes following multimodality treatment in children.  View on PubMed

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