Steven Hetts, MD

Neurointerventional radiologist

Dr. Steven Hetts specializes in neurointerventional radiology, the minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving blood vessels of the brain and spine. He cares for patients with conditions including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas, atherosclerosis and tumors. He is also chief of neuroradiology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

In his research, Hetts studies pediatric brain aneurysms and vascular malformations, spinal vascular malformations and interventional MRI.

Hetts earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology as well as a fellowship in diagnostic and neurointerventional radiology at UCSF.

Clinics

HHT Center of Excellence
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-8867
Fax: (415) 353-3158

Neurointerventional Radiology
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Consultation: (415) 353-1863
Schedule a Procedure: (415) 353-1869
Fax: (415) 353-8606

Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Center
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7596
Fax: (415) 353-2400

More about Steven Hetts

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

Harvard School of Medicine 2000

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Maani N, Hetts SW, Rayz VL. A two-scale approach for CFD modeling of endovascular Chemofilter device. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2018 Jul 31.
  2. Blumenfeld CM, Schulz MD, Aboian MS, Wilson MW, Moore T, Hetts SW, Grubbs RH. Drug capture materials based on genomic DNA-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles. Nat Commun. 2018 Jul 20; 9(1):2870.
  3. Lee SK, Mokin M, Hetts SW, Fifi JT, Bousser MG, Fraser JF. Current endovascular strategies for cerebral venous thrombosis: report of the SNIS Standards and Guidelines Committee. J Neurointerv Surg. 2018 Jun 05.
  4. Jordan CD, Han M, Kondapavulur S, Vera DB, Neumann KD, Moore T, Stillson C, Krug R, Behr S, Seo Y, VanBrocklin HF, Larson PEZ, Wilson M, Martin AJ, Hetts SW. Quantification of 89 Zr-Iron oxide nanoparticle biodistribution using PET-MR and ultrashort TE sequences. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2018 May 14.
  5. Talbott JF, Cooke DL, Mabray MC, Larson PS, Amans MR, Hetts SW, Wilson MW, Moore T, Salegio EA. Accuracy of image-guided percutaneous injection into a phantom spinal cord utilizing flat panel detector CT with MR fusion and integrated navigational software. J Neurointerv Surg. 2018 Apr 17.
  6. LaHue SC, Kim H, Pawlikowska L, Nelson J, Cooke DL, Hetts SW, Singh V. Frequency and characteristics associated with inherited thrombophilia in patients with intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula. J Neurosurg. 2018 Apr 06; 1-5.
  7. Alexander MD, Hippe DS, Cooke DL, Hallam DK, Hetts SW, Kim H, Lawton MT, Sekhar LN, Kim LJ, Ghodke BV. Targeted Embolization of Aneurysms Associated With Brain Arteriovenous Malformations at High Risk for Surgical Resection: A Case-Control Study. Neurosurgery. 2018 Mar 01; 82(3):343-349.
  8. McGregor HCJ, Surman A, Fernandez A, Saeed M, Wilson M, Hetts S, Conrad M. Pilot Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Gallbladder Cryoablation in a Porcine Model: Midterm Results. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2018 Mar; 29(3):340-344.
  9. Kondapavulur S, Cooke DL, Kao A, Amans MR, Alexander M, Darflinger R, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Damato B, Halbach VV, Matthay KK, Hetts SW. Estimation of intra-arterial chemotherapy distribution to the retina in pediatric retinoblastoma patients using quantitative digital subtraction angiography. Interv Neuroradiol. 2018 Apr; 24(2):214-219.
  10. Yu JF, Nicholson AD, Nelson J, Alexander MD, Tse SH, Hetts SW, Hemphill JC, Kim H, Cooke DL. Predictors of intracranial hemorrhage volume and distribution in brain arteriovenous malformation. Interv Neuroradiol. 2018 Apr; 24(2):183-188.
  11. Gandhi CD, Al Mufti F, Singh IP, Abruzzo T, Albani B, Ansari SA, Arthur AS, Bain M, Baxter BW, Bulsara KR, Caplan JM, Chen M, Dabus G, Frei D, Hetts SW, Hussain MS, Jayaraman MV, Kayan Y, Klucznik RP, Lee SK, Mack WJ, Leslie-Mazwi T, McTaggart RA, Meyers PM, Mokin M, Patsalides AT, Prestigiacomo CJ, Pride GL, Starke RM, Sunenshine PJ, Fraser JF. Neuroendovascular management of emergent large vessel occlusion: update on the technical aspects and standards of practice by the Standards and Guidelines Committee of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery. J Neurointerv Surg. 2018 Mar; 10(3):315-320.
  12. Ammanuel S, Alexander MD, Damato B, Cooke DL, Halbach VV, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Hetts SW. Improved procedural safety following protocol changes for selective ophthalmic arterial infusion of chemotherapy for treatment of ocular retinoblastoma. Interv Neuroradiol. 2018 Jan 01; 1591019918755088.
  13. Meybodi AT, Kim H, Nelson J, Hetts SW, Krings T, terBrugge KG, Faughnan ME, Lawton MT. Surgical Treatment vs Nonsurgical Treatment for Brain Arteriovenous Malformations in Patients with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: A Retrospective Multicenter Consortium Study. Neurosurgery. 2018 Jan 01; 82(1):35-47.
  14. Alexander MD, Rebhun JM, Hetts SW, Amans MR, Settecase F, Darflinger RJ, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Cooke DL. Technical factors affecting outcomes following endovascular treatment of posterior circulation atherosclerotic lesions. Surg Neurol Int. 2017; 8:284.
  15. Settecase F, McCoy DB, Darflinger R, Alexander MD, Cooke DL, Dowd CF, Hetts SW, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Amans MR. Improving mechanical thrombectomy time metrics in the angiography suite: Stroke cart, parallel workflows, and conscious sedation. Interv Neuroradiol. 2018 Apr; 24(2):168-177.
  16. Leslie-Mazwi T, Chen M, Yi J, Starke RM, Hussain MS, Meyers PM, McTaggart RA, Pride GL, Ansari AS, Abruzzo T, Albani B, Arthur AS, Baxter BW, Bulsara KR, Delgado Almandoz JE, Gandhi CD, Heck D, Hetts SW, Klucznik RP, Jayaraman MV, Lee SK, Mack WJ, Mocco J, Prestigiacomo C, Patsalides A, Rasmussen P, Sunenshine P, Frei D, Fraser JF. Post-thrombectomy management of the ELVO patient: Guidelines from the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery. J Neurointerv Surg. 2017 12; 9(12):1258-1266.
  17. Hetts SW, Yen A, Cooke DL, Nelson J, Jolivalt P, Banaga J, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Lawton MT, Kim H, Halbach VV. Pial Artery Supply as an Anatomic Risk Factor for Ischemic Stroke in the Treatment of Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Dec; 38(12):2315-2320.
  18. Yang JK, Cote AM, Jordan CD, Kondapavulur S, Losey AD, McCoy D, Chu A, Yu JF, Moore T, Stillson C, Settecase F, Alexander MD, Nicholson A, Cooke DL, Saeed M, Barry D, Martin AJ, Wilson MW, Hetts SW. Interventional magnetic resonance imaging guided carotid embolectomy using a novel resonant marker catheter: demonstration of preclinical feasibility. Biomed Microdevices. 2017 Sep 25; 19(4):88.
  19. Cooke DL, McCoy DB, Halbach VV, Hetts SW, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Lawson D, Nelson J, Wang CY, Kim H, Werb Z, McCulloch C, Hashimoto T, Su H, Sun Z. Endovascular Biopsy: In Vivo Cerebral Aneurysm Endothelial Cell Sampling and Gene Expression Analysis. Transl Stroke Res. 2018 Feb; 9(1):20-33.
  20. Jovin TG, Saver JL, Ribo M, Pereira V, Furlan A, Bonafe A, Baxter B, Gupta R, Lopes D, Jansen O, Smith W, Gress D, Hetts S, Lewis RJ, Shields R, Berry SM, Graves TL, Malisch T, Rai A, Sheth KN, Liebeskind DS, Nogueira RG. Diffusion-weighted imaging or computerized tomography perfusion assessment with clinical mismatch in the triage of wake up and late presenting strokes undergoing neurointervention with Trevo (DAWN) trial methods. Int J Stroke. 2017 08; 12(6):641-652.

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