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    Dr. Soonmee Cha is a radiologist based in San Francisco, California. She has been working in the medical field for more than 17 years. Dr. Cha is a board-certified specialist in diagnostic radiology and neuroradiology. She received several awards during her career: the America's Top Doctors award, the America's Top Doctors for Cancer award, the Super Doctor award. Dr. Soonmee Cha has also been an active researcher and she contributed to several published studies, covering topics like pediatric neuro-oncology, conventional MRI features in differentiating tumefactive demyelinating lessions, CNS angitis as a brain tumor mimic. At the moment, Dr. Cha is affiliated with the UCSF Medical Center, the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

  • Education & Training


    Georgetown University

    Medical School


    Inova Fairfax Hospital



    North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System



    NYU School of Medicine


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Radiology

  • Hospital & Practice

    UCSF Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (415) 353-1037

    505 Parnassus Ave

    San Francisco, California 94143

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Soonmee Cha has contributed to 3 publications.

    Performance of Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Values and Conventional MRI Features in Differentiating Tumefactive Demyelinating Lesions From Primary Brain Neoplasms.

    Mabray, M. C.,Cohen, B. A.,Villanueva-Meyer, J. E.,Valles, F. E.,Barajas, R. F.,Rubenstein, J. L.,Cha, S.; AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Oct 27.

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    CNS angiitis as a brain tumor mimic with a branching vascular abnormality on T2* MRI.

    Mabray, M. C.,Cha, S.; Neurology. 2015 Nov 18.

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    Reduced apparent diffusion coefficient in neuromyelitis optica-associated optic neuropathy.

    Horton, J. C.,Douglas, V. C.,Cha, S.; J Neuroophthalmol. 2015 Jan 13.

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