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Robert Flavell


Chief, Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics

Dr. Robert Flavell is a radiologist who cares for both adults and children, and specializes in nuclear medicine, the use of small amounts of radioactive materials to evaluate organ systems. He is chief of molecular imaging and therapeutics for the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.

In research, Flavell focuses on developing new methods of diagnosing and treating cancer using molecular imaging technology, which shows what is taking place in the body at a cellular and molecular level.

After earning a doctorate in chemical biology at the Rockefeller University, Flavell earned his medical degree at Weill Cornell Medicine. At UCSF, he completed a residency in diagnostic radiology, followed by a fellowship in nuclear medicine.

  • Education

    Weill Cornell Medicine, 2010

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Diagnostic Radiology, 2015

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Nuclear Medicine, 2016

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor