Gavin Udstuen

Gavin Udstuen , MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Vice Chair of Quality and Safety, Department of Radiology

Medical Sciences Building

COM Radiology Neuroradiology - 0761

Professional Summary

Dr. Gavin Udstuen is a staff neuroradiologist and a member of UC Physicians, with a designation of assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati.  His primary responsibility is as Medical Director of University Pointe Imaging Center (UPIC) in West Chester.  He interprets studies performed at UPIC as well as other locations within the UC Health system, with a focus on diagnostic neuroradiology.

His professional interests include brain neoplasms, head and neck imaging, vascular pathology, and degenerative spine disease.  He has completed a Bachelor of Science from Duke University, degree in Medicine from the University of Cincinnati, Internship at Good Samaritan Hospital, Diagnostic Radiology residency from the University of Cincinnati, and Fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology from the University of Cincinnati.  After graduating from fellowship, he went into private practice in Ashland, Kentucky until joining the UC Neuroradiology Department in late 2002.

He is currently involved in a number of initiatives and committees related to practice development and outpatient imaging center performance.  His teaching file found in this website was constructed in 2000 and still has value for trainees and others at this institution and worldwide.  He is participating in the Neuroradiology Maintenance of Certification through the American Board of Radiology and passed the cognitive examination for recertification in December 2010, with the current MOC cycle to be completed in 2012 for ten year renewal.    


Bachelor's Degree: Duke University Durham, North Carolina Durham, NC, 1989

Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 1995

Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital Cincinnati, OH , 1996 (Internal Medicine )

Residency : University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2000 (Diagnostic Radiology )

Fellowship: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2001 (Neuroradiology)


American Board of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology) (Certification Date: 05-17-2000 )

American Board of Radiology (Neuroradiology) (Certification Date: 11-11-2002 ) - (Recertification Date: to 12-06-2012 )

Clinical Interests

Diagnostic Radiology






Positions and Work Experience

10-04-2002 -To Present Medical Director, Full time diagnostic radiologist with provisional staff privileges; Assistant Professor appointment at University of Cincinnati , University Radiology Associates, University of Cincinnati. , University Pointe Imaging Center; Weschester, OH

- Staff Radiologist, 7/2/2001-9/26/2002 and 05/15/2005-12/20/08. Full time diagnostic radiologist with provisional staff privileges, 7/2/2001-9/26/2002. Teleradiologist with provisional staff privileges, 05/15/2005-12/20/08. , Tri-State Radiology PSC, King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, KY

06-2000 -06-2001 Radiologist, Part-time radiology staff with provisional privileges, Mercy Anderson Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio

06-1999 -07-2000 Radiologist, Weekend radiology with medical associate privileges , Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio

07-1999 -11-2000 Radiologist, Weekend radiology with provisional staff privileges , McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital, Oxford, OH

07-1998 -03-1999 Radiologist, Radiology moonlighting, outpatient private practice. , Troy Radiologists Incorporated, Troy, OH

06-1998 -07-2000 Radiologist, Evening radiology moonlighting at Wellington Diagnostic Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, with staff supervision , University Radiology Associates, Cincinnati, OH

09-1998 -07-2000 Radiologist, Evening radiology moonlighting, with staff supervision , Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

07-1989 -08-1991 Research Assistant II, Responsibilities: cDNA library construction and screening, DNA sequencing, subcloning, membrane vesicle transport studies -Research focus: molecular genetics and molecular biology of anion exchange proteins. , University of Cincinnati, Department of Digestive Diseases, Cincinnati, OH

05-1988 -05-1989 Research Assistant, Under John Lucke, M.D. Responsibilities: technical assistance with heart transplantation studies, isolated heart studies, and in vivo sonomicrometer studies of ventricular dynamics in dogs , Duke University, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Durham, NC


Peer Reviewed Publications

Udstuen G, Claar J. (04-2001. ) Imaging of Acute Head Trauma in the Adult .Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MRI , , 22 (2 ) ,135-137

Derex L, Tomsick T, Broderick J, Udstuen G, et al (04-2001. ) Outcome of Stroke Patients without Angiographically Revealed Arterial Occlusion within Four Hours of Symptom Onset .Amer J Neuroradiol, , 22 ,685-690

Vagal, Achala; Mahoney, Mary; Allen, Becky; Kapur, Sangita; Udstuen, Gavin; Wang, Lily; Braley, Susan; Makramalla, Abouelmagd; Chadalavada, Seetharam; Choe, Kyuran A; Scheler, Jennifer; Brown, Ann; England, Eric; Hudepohl, Joseph; Rybicki, Frank J (2020. ) Rescheduling Nonurgent Care in Radiology: Implementation During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR, , 17 (7 ) ,882-889 More Information

Vagal, Achala; Mahoney, Mary; Anderson, Jeffrey L; Allen, Becky; Hudepohl, Joseph; Chadalavada, Seetharam; Choe, Kyuran A; Kapur, Sangita; Gaskill-Shipley, Mary; Makramalla, Abouelmagd; Brown, Ann; Braley, Susan; England, Eric; Scheler, Jennifer; Udstuen, Gavin; Rybicki, Frank J (2020. ) Recover Wisely From COVID-19: Responsible Resumption of Nonurgent Radiology Services.Academic radiology, , 27 (10 ) ,1343-1352 More Information

Other Publications

Udstuen G (2000. ) University of Cincinnati Neuroradiology Webpage ( Interactive teaching files by unknown and diagnosis, presented at 2000 American Roentgen Ray Society Meeting, Washington, DC. Sole author of this site with 150 teaching files, also used to teach University Hospital radiology residents in fellow's conference .


Invited Presentations

Udstuen G (10-08-1999. ) Presented Radiologic Discussion of Budd-Chiari Syndrome .Clinical Pathologic Conference - Budd-Chiari Syndrome, University Hospital, Cincinnati OH. Conference. .

Udstuen, G (04-1998. ) Introduction to Research Program .98th Annual Roentgen Ray Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Professional Meeting. .

Honors and Awards

1993 New Advances in Retinoblastoma Gene Research: Role of pRB in the Cell Cycle and Transgenic Models Adriano Essay Competition. 1st Place. Sponsored by the Department of Pathology, University of Cincinnati Hospital

Contact Information

UC Health Surgical Hospital Imaging Center
770 University Ct.
West Chester  Ohio, 45069
Phone: 513-475-8092
Fax: 513-475-7421