Sima Naderi, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Sima Naderi, M.D.

Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology

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Abdominal Imaging



Locations and Contact

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Philosophy of Care

I strive to provide a high level of expertise to all patients, both in my diagnostic and interventional work. In my interventional work, I provide compassion and respect for the patient before, during and after procedures.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Naderi is a fellowship trained radiologist, specializing in abdominal imaging. Her areas of interest include interpretation of abdominal ultrasound, CT, and MR. Her focus is in non-vascular interventional procedures of the abdomen and pelvis. This includes percutaneous biopsy of tumors and drainage of various types of fluid collections throughout the body. Additionally, she provides expertise in CT (virtual) Colonography.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Naderi's academic focus is education of Radiology residents and abdominal fellows in the practice of advanced imaging of the abdomen and pelvis. She provides hands-on non-vascular procedural opportunites for trainees, while always ensuring the highest patient care.


Abdominal Imaging

Undergraduate School

B.S., Biology, UC San Diego, La Jolla CA 1996

Undergraduate School

B.A., Philosophy, UC San Diego, La Jolla CA 1996

Medical School

M.D., Chicago Medical School, Chicago IL 2001


Transitional, Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield CA 2001-2002


Radiology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2002-2006


Abdominal Imaging, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2006-2007

Teacher of the Year Award, UC Davis Department of Radiology, 2010, 2012, 2016

Fananapazir G, Troppmann C, Corwin MT, Nikpour AM, Naderi S, Lamba R. Incidences of acute kidney injury, dialysis, and graft loss following intravenous administration of low-osmolality iodinated contrast in patients with kidney transplants. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Nov;41(11):2182-2186. doi:10.1007/s00261-016-0827-3. PMID:27377897.

Early HM, McGahan JP, Naderi S, Lamba R, Fananapazir G. Müllerian Adenosarcoma: A Malignant Progression of Adenomyosis? Pictorial Review With Multimodality Imaging. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Nov;34(11):2109-13. doi:10.7863/ultra.14.12022. Epub 2015 Oct 7. PMID:26446823.

Fananapazir G, Rao R, Corwin MT, Naderi S, Santhanakrishnan C, Troppmann C. Sonographic Evaluation of Clinically Significant Perigraft Hematomas in Kidney Transplant Recipients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Oct;205(4):802-6. doi:10.2214/AJR.15.14426. Erratum in: AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Jan;206(1):226. PMID:26397328.

Fananapazir G, Lamba R, Lewis B, Corwin MT, Naderi S, Troppmann C. Utility of MRI in the Characterization of Indeterminate Small Renal Lesions Previously Seen on Screening CT Scans of Potential Renal Donor Patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Aug;205(2):325-30. doi:10.2214/AJR.14.13956. Erratum in: AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Jan;206(1):226. PMID:26204282.

Gerscovich EO, Fananapazir G, McGahan JP, Hirschbein JS, Naderi S, Corwin MT, Durham BH. Sonographic appearance of a dermoid cyst (mature cystic teratoma) of the spleen. J Clin Ultrasound. 2015 Feb;43(2):132-4. doi:10.1002/jcu.22203. Epub 2014 Jul 17. PMID:25044283.

Bekele W, Gerscovich EO, Naderi S, Bishop J, Gandour-Edwards RF, McGahan JP. Sonography of an epidermoid inclusion cyst of the thyroid gland. J Ultrasound Med. 2012 Jan;31(1):128-9. doi:10.7863/jum.2012.31.1.128. PMID:22215780.

El Kady D, Gerscovich EO, Moon-Grady A, Towner D, McGahan JP, Rhee-Morris L, Naderi S. Congenital cardiac left ventricular aneurysm with pericardial effusion: early prenatal diagnosis and intervention. J Ultrasound Med. 2005 Jul;24(7):1011-5. doi:10.7863/jum.2005.24.7.1011. PMID:15972717. 

Gerscovich EO, Naderi S, Gandour-Edwards RF. Serous papillary carcinoma of the tunica vaginalis testis. J Ultrasound Med. 2011 Mar;30(3):418-20. doi:10.7863/jum.2011.30.3.418. PMID:21357566.

Harms NJ, Naderi S, Borys D, Bold RJ, Canter RJ. Complex diaphragm reconstruction using dermal collagen matrix after multivisceral resection of retroperitoneal sarcoma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Apr;139(4):1081-3. doi:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2009.07.077. Epub 2009 Oct 23. PMID:19853863.

Naderi S, McGahan JP. A primer for fetal cardiac imaging: a stepwise approach for 2-dimensional imaging. Ultrasound Q. 2008 Sep;24(3):195-206. doi:10.1097/RUQ.0b013e3181862b84. PMID:18776813.