Dr. Christopher Dowd is a neurointerventional radiologist, a specialist in minimally invasive techniques for diagnosing and treating disorders involving brain and spinal blood vessels. He has a special interest in using endovascular techniques to treat brain aneurysms and vascular malformations.
After receiving his undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University, Dowd earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of California, San Diego. After completing fellowships in neuroradiology and interventional radiology at UCSF, he joined the faculty in 1987.
Dowd has received numerous prestigious awards, including the UC San Diego Department of Radiology's Elliot C. Lasser Award for research excellence and the UCSF Department of Dermatology's teacher of the year award.