Sean Woolen, MD, MS
University of California, San Francisco
An assistant professor of radiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) specializing in abdominal imaging and ultrasound, Sean Woolen also serves as director of clinical prostate MRI, patient experience leader on the Quality and Safety Committee, and a member of the Health Equity Task Force Council. Recipient of a master’s degree in biology from Purdue University and a medical doctorate from Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed postgraduate training at Indiana University School of Medicine (intern), Michigan Medicine (diagnostic radiology resident), and UCSF (abdominal imaging and ultrasound fellow). Woolen has received numerous honors for his research, including awards for Quality Investigator and Best Radiology Research Article from the University of Michigan, a Young Investigator Award from the Society for Advanced Body Imaging, a Radiological Society of North America Travel Award, and a citation for Student Excellence in Radiology from Indiana University. Focusing on health care policy and improving the practice of radiology, currently, he is leading UCSF’s collaboration with Siemens Healthineers to develop a sustainable radiology program by monitoring energy consumption of imaging devices. The data gathered and strategies developed have the potential to decrease the carbon footprints of radiology departments across the globe.