Randall T. Higashida


Chief, Neurointerventional Radiology
Neurointerventional radiologist
Researcher who enjoys walks with his adopted dog, Scarlett

Dr. Randall T. Higashida is a renowned neurointerventional radiologist, a specialist in using imaging technologies to diagnose and treat disorders of the brain and spine. An expert on stroke in particular, he serves as chief of neurointerventional radiology.

Higashida earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Higashida is a member of numerous scientific committees and medical associations, including a task force on cerebrovascular neurosurgery and a research committee for the American Heart Association. He also has chaired the American Heart Association's council on cardiovascular radiology and has served as president of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery.

  • Education

    Tulane University, 1980

  • Residencies

    UCLA, Internal Medicine, 1981

  • Fellowships

    UCLA, Radiology, 1984

    UCLA, Interventional Neuroradiology, 1985

  • Board Certifications

    Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology

  • Academic Title


I enjoy teaching and studying how to advance minimally invasive brain surgery and stroke treatment through use of devices, imaging and drug therapy.

Clinics I work with (2)


Neurointerventional Radiology Clinic

Neurointerventional Radiology Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158

Cerebrovascular & Stroke Program

Cerebrovascular & Stroke Program

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158

Where I see patients (2)

    Soothing the soul

    Our music therapy program nurtures patients with bedside serenades, rap workshops and more.

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