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About Cynthia Sawhney Santillan, MD

Dr. Santillan is a body imager who interprets computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound (US) of the abdomen and pelvis. She strives to provide excellent patient care by working as a team with physicians throughout the medical center to diagnose and treat complicated medical problems.

As Chief of Body CT, she is constantly working to improve the quality of CT imaging at UCSD. Dr. Santillan lectures and serves as a moderator at national meetings, including the meetings of the American Roentgen Ray Society, Radiological Society of North America and Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists.

She is actively involved in resident education. Her research interests include liver imaging and cost-effectiveness analysis.

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For more information, see Radiology and Liver Cancer Care.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2010-10-02

Board Certifications

  • Radiology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Liver Imaging
  • Imaging of the Small Bowel and Colon
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • MR and CT Enterography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound for Neuraxial Block
  • Ultrasound Imaging
  • Body Imaging
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted