Orit Glenn, MD
Orit Glenn, MD, is a Professor in the Neuroradiology Section in the Department of Radiology, with additional expertise in pediatric and fetal neuroimaging. Dr. Glenn is a radiologist, specializing in pediatric and adult neuroradiology, at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. She leads the clinical fetal MR neuroimaging program at UCSF where she is responsible for overseeing and interpreting all fetal MR imaging studies of the brain, spine, and head and neck. Dr. Glenn received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1994, and completed her residency in Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco in 1999, followed by a fellowship in Neuroradiology and advanced training in Clinical Research from UCSF as well.
Dr. Glenn’s primary research goal is to improve our understanding of normal and abnormal brain development in utero. Her work using advanced imaging techniques has helped us to better understand how the brain normally develops in utero. Her work on the prenatal diagnosis of agenesis of the corpus callosum has led to better understanding of brain abnormalities associated with agenesis of the corpus callosum. Her work on the etiology and pathogenesis of isolated mild ventriculomegaly is to identify imaging parameters that can be used to better predict neurodevelopmental outcomes and to translate this knowledge into improved prenatal counseling and early treatment intervention during infancy. She works closely with obstetricians, perinatologists, the Fetal Treatment Center, child neurologists, and pediatric neurosurgeons at UCSF.
Dr. Glenn served as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator in several NIH grants. She has published over 65 articles and has written and contributed to over 75 abstracts. She has had many significant publications published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology and in these publications she was responsible for supervising, study ideas, study designs, recruitment of study patients, data analyses, collection of data, and writing of the manuscripts.