Antonio Westphalen, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Director, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Clinical Prostate MR Imaging Program, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Membership

Prostate Cancer

Research Summary

Antonio Westphalen, MD, MAS, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Residence in the Abdominal Imaging Section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and Urology at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Westphalen received his medical degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil in 1995, and completed his residency from the Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and from the Hospital Moinhos de Vento, Brazil, followed by a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco in 2005. Shortly after, Dr. Westphalen completed his MAS degree from the Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Research in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from UCSF. He received his PhD from the Doctoral Degree Program in Surgical Sciences, Urology at Universidade Federal do Sul, Brazil in 2012.

Dr. Westphalen is the Director of the Clinical Prostate MR Imaging Program and a member of the UCSF Department of Radiology’s Clinical Research Team and of the Prostate Cancer Imaging Group. Dr. Westphalen’s research emphasizes on the use of advanced imaging technologies to diagnose and treat patients with prostate cancer. Dr. Westphalen’s unique background has allowed him to expand his research and provide new expertise to the Prostate Cancer Imaging Group.

Dr. Westphalen has published over 100 articles related to his research, study cases, and reviews. His publications have appeared in the major journals in the fields of radiology, urology, and radiation oncology.

Education

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, M.D., 06/1995
Resident, Radiology, Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 06/1999
Resident, Radiology, Hospital Moinhos de Vento, Brazil, 06/2001
Clinical Fellow in Abdominal Imaging, Department of Radiology, UCSF, 06/2005
Clinical Fellow (T32 - NIH supported research year), Department of Radiology, UCSF, 06/2006
Master's Degree Program in Clinical Research, Dept of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF, M.A.S. 06/2011
Doctoral Degree Program in Surgical Sciences - Urology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Ph.D. 06/2013

Honors & Awards

  • 2013
    Selected as a speaker at the Society of Abdominal Radiology International Educational Conference, a collaborative educational program in which members travel to countries in Central and South America and provided lectures at the host country’s national or regional radiological meetings.
  • 2015
    Invited to speak at the plenary session of the Abdominal Radiology Course - Society of Abdominal Radiology - "Role of MR Imaging in Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer"
  • 2016
    Keynote Speaker at the 2016 ARRS Annual Meeting. Imaging Differentiation of Diverticulitis from Colon Cancer. April 17-22, 2016, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 2016
    2016 Society of Abdominal Radiology Genitourinary Clinical Research Award. Rosenkrantz AB, Ginocchio LA, Cornfeld D, Froemming AT, Gupta RT, Turkbey B, Westphalen AC, Margolis D. Inter-observer Reproducibility of the PI-RADS Version 2 Lexicon: A Multi-Center Study of Six Experienced Prostate Radiologists.
  • 2016
    Radiological Society of North America Student Travel Award - Eric J. Jordan, MD (resident): Evaluating the Additional Utility of ADC Values to PI-RADS v2 - Role: mentor