Sandip Biswal, MD

Radiologist

Bio:   As a Musculoskeletal Radiologist, I try to identify the cause of one's pain, discomfort, inflammation or other related musculoskeletal symptom(s) using clinical imaging approaches such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography, digital radiography & ultrasound. However, these current approaches have limitations in accurately identify pain generators. Accordingly, my group along with my collaborators have been developing clinical imaging methods that would objectively pinpoint the site of pain generation using novel agents that specifically seek out molecular and cellular pain markers to highlight hypersensitive pain-sensing nerves. Successful validation of this approach will aid in the diagnosis of pain generators but also facilitate more intelligent management of chronic pain, minimize unnecessary surgeries, improve outcomes, aid in the development of novel analgesics and potentially reduce healthcare costs associated with the management of chronic pain.

Stanford Hospital

Stanford Hospital
  • 300 - 500 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-4000
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Imaging Clinic at Stanford Hospital

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: UCSD Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship (2002) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Radiology Residency (2001) CA
  • Internship: Columbia University Medical Center (1997) NY
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (1996) MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology (2001)
  • MD, Harvard Medical School-M.I.T., Medicine (1996)
  • BS, California Inst. of Technology, Biology (1990)

Honors & Awards

  • 2005 Resident Teaching Award - Junior Faculty of the Year, Stanford University, Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine (June 2005)
  • 2006 Resident Teaching Award - Junior Faculty of the Year, Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine (June 2006)
  • 2010 Resident Teaching Award - Junior Faculty of the Year, Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine (June 2010)
  • Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Research Scholar Award., Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation (2004)
  • Moncada Award, Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (April 2008)
  • Top Scientific Abstract Award, Academy of Molecular Imaging (March 2006)

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-Section Chief Musculoskeletal Imaging, Department of Radiology (2018 - Present)
  • Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship, Department of Radiology (2009 - Present)

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