Our Radiologists

Pratik Mukherjee, MD, PhD
Christopher Hess, MD, PhD

Pratik Mukherjee, MD, PhD
Pratik Mukherjee
Dr. Pratik Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D. is an Attending Neuroradiologist and an Associate Professor of Radiology and Bioengineering. He currently serves as the principal investigator for a NIH research grant entitles "Macrostructural & Microstructural Imaging Biomarkers of Traumatic Brain Injury" and on a collaborative activity award from the McDonnell Foundation on Attentional Dynamics Consortium in Traumatic Brain Injury. Dr. Mukherjee is a member of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences. Dr. Mukherjee is also an associate member of the UCB/ UCSF Division of Bioengineering.
Dr. Mukherjee earned a Ph.D. in computational neuroscience from Rockefeller University and a medical degree from Cornell University. He completed a medical internship in the Cornell Medical Center at New York Hospital, and a radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Specialities: Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Radiology
Education: Cornell University School of Medicine, 1995
Residencies: Washington University Medical Center, 2000
Fellowship: Washington University Medical Center, 2002

Christopher Hess, MD/PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging
Chief, Neuroradiology, San Francisco VA Medical Center

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Christopher Hess M.D.
Christopher Hess, MD/PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging at UCSF. After completing his doctoral training in electrical engineering and medical school at the University of Illinois, he completed his internship in Internal Medicine and then residency and fellowship in radiology at UCSF, focusing on neuroradiology.

Dr. Hess’s clinical interests lie in epilepsy, movement disorders and dementia. His research efforts focus on the development and application of computational brain analysis techniques, including quantitative morphology, brain connectivity and multimodal image analysis. He also has a strong interest in using ultrahigh field 7 tesla MRI for these problems in the evaluation of abnormal brain development and degeneration.

University of Illinois, BS, 1992
University of Illinois, PhD, 1999
University of Illinois, MD, 2002


UCSF Medical Center, Radiology, 2006


UCSF Medical Center, Neuroradiology, 2007