Mark Sugi


  • Assistant Professor, Radiology


Dr. Mark Sugi is a radiologist specializing in abdominal imaging and ultrasound. He has clinical interests in obstetric and gynecologic imaging as well as ultrasound-guided procedures. Dr. Sugi's research interests include fetal development, maternal health during pregnancy and placenta accreta spectrum disorder (a pregnancy complication in which the placenta attaches to the uterus abnormally). Dr. Sugi is actively involved with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the HHT Center of Excellence, which specializes in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of a genetic disorder that affects the blood vessels. He is also interested in novel methods of learning and ways to enhance radiology training, including through the use of pathology-driven, interactive case databases. Dr. Sugi earned his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, serving as chief resident, followed by a fellowship in abdominal imaging and ultrasound at UCSF.

Education & Training

  • University of California , San Francisco, CA

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

  • Mayo Clinic , Scottsdale, AZ

    Residency, Diagnostic Radiology

  • University of California , Los Angeles, CA

    David Geffen School of Medicine

  • University of California , San Francisco, CA

    Fellowship, Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound


  • Grosu S, Wang ZJ, Obmann MM, Sugi MD, Sun Y, Yeh BM. Reduction of Peristalsis-Related Streak Artifacts on the Liver with Dual-Layer Spectral CT. Diagnostics (Basel). 2022 Mar 23; 12(4). PubMed

  • An C, Obmann MM, Sun Y, Wang ZJ, Sugi MD, Behr SC, Zagoria RJ, Woolen SA, Yeh BM. Positive Versus Neutral Oral Contrast Material for Detection of Malignant Deposits in Intraabdominal Nonsolid Organs on CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2022 08; 219(2):233-243. PubMed

  • Chen JV, Ohliger MA, Chung M, Sugi MD, Ye J, Nishimura SL, Choi HH. Diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischemia assisted by dual-energy CT: a case report. Emerg Radiol. 2022 Jun; 29(3):611-614. PubMed

  • Sugi MD, Tan N. Introduction to the special section on young professionals in abdominal radiology: perspectives. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2021 12; 46(12):5453. PubMed

  • Sugi MD, Penna R, Jha P, Poder L, Behr SC, Courtier J, Mok-Lin E, Rabban JT, Choi HH. Müllerian Duct Anomalies: Role in Fertility and Pregnancy. Radiographics. 2021 Oct; 41(6):1857-1875. PubMed

  • Gupta RT, Caserta MP, Magudia K, Masch WR, Millet JD, Sugi MD, Wildman-Tobriner B, Maturen KE. Past, present, and future of abdominal radiology fellowship recruitment. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2021 12; 46(12):5462-5465. PubMed

  • Sugi MD, Kawashima A, Salomao MA, Bhalla S, Venkatesh SK, Pickhardt PJ. Amyloidosis: Multisystem Spectrum of Disease with Pathologic Correlation. Radiographics. 2021 Sep-Oct; 41(5):1454-1474. PubMed

  • Murphy A, Kearns C, Sugi MD, Sweet DE. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Radiographics. 2021 Jul-Aug; 41(4):E105-E106. PubMed

  • Sugi MD, Kennedy TA, Shah V, Hartung MP. Bridging the gap: interactive, case-based learning in radiology education. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2021 12; 46(12):5503-5508. PubMed

  • Czaplicki CD, Cumsky JL, Sugi MD, Flug JA, Long JR, Dahiya N. Sonography of the Post-Operative Rotator Cuff: Normal Postoperative Findings, Postsurgical Complications and Common Artifacts. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2022 May-Jun; 51(3):344-350. PubMed

  • Magudia K, Sugi MD, Balthazar P, Donelan K, Gupta RT, Maturen KE. The SCARD Fellowship Policy and the Abdominal Imaging Fellowship: A Follow-up Survey After the First Year. Acad Radiol. 2022 02; 29(2):287-293. PubMed

  • Lee AY, Lam A, Hicks RM, Isikbay M, Heller MB, Sugi MD, Behr S, Kohi MP. Visceral Aneurysm Formation and Intraabdominal Hemorrhage Associated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2021 01; 32(1):151-152. PubMed

  • Harwin J, Sugi MD, Hetts SW, Conrad MB, Ohliger MA. The Role of Liver Imaging in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. J Clin Med. 2020 Nov 21; 9(11). PubMed

  • Isikbay M, Sugi MD, Bowman MS, Choi HH. Traumatic testicular rupture: Multimodality imaging with intraoperative correlate. Clin Imaging. 2021 Mar; 71:13-16. PubMed

  • Munawar K, Sugi MD, Prabhu V. Radiology in the News: A Content Analysis of Radiology-Related Information Retrieved From Google Alerts. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2021 Nov-Dec; 50(6):825-830. PubMed

  • Sugi MD, Patel AG, Yi J, Patel MD. The Flipped Ovary Sign in Ovarian Torsion. J Ultrasound Med. 2021 Apr; 40(4):839-843. PubMed

  • Zurcher K, Sugi MD, Naidu SG, Oklu R, Knuttinen G, Alzubaidi S, Eversman W, Dahiya N, Young SW, Kriegshauser JS. Multimodality Imaging Techniques for Performing Challenging Core Biopsies. Radiographics. 2020 May-Jun; 40(3):910-911. PubMed

  • Sugi MD, Sun DC, Menias CO, Prabhu V, Choi HH. Acute diverticulitis: Key features for guiding clinical management. Eur J Radiol. 2020 Jul; 128:109026. PubMed

  • Magudia K, Sugi MD, Balthazar P, Donelan K, Bay CP, Gupta R, Maturen K. Prospects of a Fellowship Match for Abdominal Imaging: A National Survey by the Society of Abdominal Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Jun; 17(6):804-811. PubMed

  • Sugi MD, Joshi G, Maddu KK, Dahiya N, Menias CO. Imaging of Renal Transplant Complications throughout the Life of the Allograft: Comprehensive Multimodality Review. Radiographics. 2019 Sep-Oct; 39(5):1327-1355. PubMed

  • Sugi MD, Menias CO, Lubner MG, Bhalla S, Mellnick VM, Kwon MH, Katz DS. CT Findings of Acute Small-Bowel Entities. Radiographics. 2018 Sep-Oct; 38(5):1352-1369. PubMed

  • Kriegshauser JS, Paden RG, He M, Humphreys MR, Zell SI, Fu Y, Wu T, Sugi MD, Silva AC. Rapid kV-switching single-source dual-energy CT ex vivo renal calculi characterization using a multiparametric approach: refining parameters on an expanded dataset. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 06; 43(6):1439-1445. PubMed

  • Hoang P, Wallace A, Sugi M, Fleck A, Pershad Y, Dahiya N, Albadawi H, Knuttinen G, Naidu S, Oklu R. Elastography techniques in the evaluation of deep vein thrombosis. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2017 Dec; 7(Suppl 3):S238-S245. PubMed

  • Sugi MD, Albadawi H, Knuttinen G, Naidu SG, Mathur AK, Moss AA, Oklu R. Transplant artery thrombosis and outcomes. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2017 Dec; 7(Suppl 3):S219-S227. PubMed

  • Li A, King J, Moro A, Sugi MD, Dawson DW, Kaplan J, Li G, Lu X, Strieter RM, Burdick M, Go VL, Reber HA, Eibl G, Hines OJ. Overexpression of CXCL5 is associated with poor survival in patients with pancreatic cancer. Am J Pathol. 2011 Mar; 178(3):1340-9. PubMed

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