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Dr. Maureen Kohi

Dr. Maureen Kohi is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Vascular and Interventional Radiology Division of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.

Here's what Dr. Kohi's nominator has to say about her:

I am nominating Dr. Kohi to be featured by the Women of UCSF Health because she is a champion of women with a passion for superior patient care, innovation and research in treating women's health through minimally invasive treatment options and thoroughly embodies UCSF P.R.I.D.E. Dr. Maureen Kohi is an inspiring leader and mentor through both her words and actions. Dr. Kohi successfully completed fellowships in Vascular and Interventional Radiology and in Women's imaging at UCSF. 

- Carrie Pond, Radiology Service Supervisor.

Tell us about your UCSF journey:

I have been at UCSF for the past 13 years.  I completed my Diagnostic Radiology residency at UCSF, and then continued on to do fellowships in both Interventional Radiology and Women’s Imaging. I then joined the faculty in the Interventional Radiology division. My experience at UCSF has been truly extraordinary and fulfilling -- I have met outstanding clinicians and researchers who have provided guidance and mentorship to support my career growth.  I now serve as Division Chief of Interventional Radiology and am honored to work side-by-side with my colleagues and trainees, our hardworking nurses and technologists, and our wonderful staff to deliver the best minimally invasive image-guided care to our patients. Additionally, I am also extremely fortunate to have the support and mentorship of our visionary Chair, Dr. Christopher Hess, who has consistently acted as a tremendous advocate for Interventional Radiology.

What advice would you give yourself early on in your career? To a woman entering your field today?

My advice to anyone, particularly women, is to dream big and don’t let other people’s opinions negatively impact what you want to accomplish. Also don’t forget to make time to have fun and not sweat the small stuff. Life is short and we should all be taking better care of ourselves and each other.

Can you tell us about an important role model or mentor in your life?

One of my most influential mentors has been Dr. Christine Glastonbury, our Vice Chair of Academics and the interim Division Chief of Neuroradiology. Without her guidance, I would have never been able to achieve what I have in my career. She is one of the most compassionate and brilliant individuals I have ever met and I am consistently in awe of how hard she works to help the professional advancement and career development of her colleagues and trainees. We are extremely fortunate to have her in our Department.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work, I like to spend time with my family (husband and 10-year-old son) and friends. I enjoy cooking and baking with my son and participating in athletic activities as a family or with friends.

What’s a favorite movie or TV Show you’ve watched recently?

Like most other people I know, I am a big fan of The Game of Thrones. I have watched every episode and found the ending fascinating. Mondays were a great time for staff bonding as we would dissect the episode to pieces. I’m in search of a replacement, but haven’t found one that’s as incredible.

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