Judy Yee, MD, associate professor in residence, has accepted the position of chief of Radiology at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and vice-chair for the Department of Radiology, a post recently vacated by Gretchen A.W. Gooding, MD.
Yee has served as chief of CT and Gastrointestinal Radiology at the SF VAMC since 1993. "Dr. Yee has been a pioneer in the development of virtual colonoscopy as well as an excellent clinician and teacher," said Chairman Ron Arenson. "Her leadership skills will serve us and the VA well in the years ahead." Yee won the Marion Churchill White Outstanding Academic Achievement Award from Barnard College, Columbia University, where she graduated from in 1983. After receiving her MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, Yee did an internship in pediatrics at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. She returned to Albert Einstein College of Medicine to complete a residency in radiology. Yee came to UCSF in 1992, garnering the Howard L. Steinbach Award for the Outstanding Fellow during her cross-sectional imaging fellowship before joining the UCSF Radiology faculty at the SF VAMC. An accomplished researcher, Yee is highly regarded as a pioneer in the development of virtual colonoscopy and has published numerous papers in significant scientific journals. She opened a state-of-the-art 3D Imaging Laboratory at the VA in January 2002, which she has been able to equip with numerous advanced computer workstations for post-processing radiology data for research as well as clinical cases. Yee teaches advanced imaging techniques to medical students, residents and fellows in the laboratory. She has also developed a highly successful virtual colonoscopy course, offered as part of the UCSF Radiology Postgraduate Education curriculum, which is attended by physicians from all over the country. Yee is a frequent participant on local television, helping raise the public's awareness of colon cancer. With her exceptional ability as a clinician in gastrointestinal radiology, her pioneer spirit toward research, and her skill teaching residents, fellows and medical students, we are fortunate to have Judy Yee at the helm of Radiology at the VA.
Submitted by Raymond Yee, Columbia College 1982, School of Public Health 1985, who is solely responsible for the content.