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About Claude Sirlin, MD
Claude B. Sirlin, MD, is a board-certified radiologist who sees patients with a wide range of abdominal conditions affecting the gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems. He specializes in liver imaging, metabolic imaging and imaging of abdominal cancers.
Renowned in his field, Dr. Sirlin founded and directs UC San Diego Health's Liver Imaging Group, which actively collaborates with hepatologists, surgeons, pathologists and statisticians to advance screening, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of individuals with liver disease. He is also the co-director of the Cancer Imaging Program at Moores Cancer Center, chair of the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System Committee for the American College of Radiology, and co-director of the Radiologist Clinician-Scientist Training Program.
As a professor in the Department of Radiology and clinician scientist, Dr. Sirlin instructs medical students, residents, and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Over the last 15 years, he has supervised more than 100 students in clinical imaging research. His research interests include MRI imaging of liver cancer and liver disease. He has published more than 190 peer-reviewed articles and is a reviewer for multiple radiology journals.
Dr. Sirlin completed fellowship training in abdominal imaging using MRIs, CT scans and ultrasound at Stanford University School of Medicine. He was a resident in diagnostic radiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine and earned his medical degree from UC San Francisco School of Medicine. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology.
He has earned numerous awards for both research and teaching.
Dr. Sirlin was on the rowing team at Harvard University that won the national collegiate championships in 1987. He took a leave of absence from medical school to train for the 1992 Olympic rowing team.
In his free time, he enjoys cycling, watching movies and playing with his children.
- UC San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
- UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
- Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
- American Board of Radiology
- Diagnostic Radiology
Conditions and Treatments
- Body Imaging
- Imaging for Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Issues
- Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Genitourinary Radiology
- Liver Disease
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Abdominal Imaging
- Liver Imaging
- Computed Tomography (CT)