Lotfi Hacein-Bey, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Lotfi Hacein-Bey, M.D.

Chief, Division of Neuroradiology

Professor, Department of Radiology

Program Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship

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Interventional Radiology



Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Hacein-Bey's philosophy of care is multidisciplinary, evidence-based, compassionate, and personalized to each individual patient.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hacein-Bey is a diagnostic and interventional neuroradiologist with interest and expertise in cerebrovascular,head and neck and spine neuroradiological intervention, and in all aspects of diagnostic neuroradiology.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Hacein-Bey's research interests include cerebrovascular diseases and stroke, functional brain and spinal cord evaluation with advanced neuroimaging, and certain spine disorders. Dr. Hacein-Bey's academic interests include novel ways of teaching and educating the next generation of physicians, and ethical aspects of medicine, including those related to increasing reliance on artificial intelligence.


Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Undergraduate School

French Baccalaureate in Sciences, Inter-Colleges Jesuit School, Algiers, Algeria 1975

Medical School

M.D., Algiers Medical School,Algiers, Algeria 1981


Medicine/Surgery, Algiers Medical School,Algiers, Algeria 1980-1981


Pediatrics/OB-GYN, Algiers Medical School,Algiers, Algeria 1980-1981


University of Paris V-St. Louis Hospital, Paris, France 1984-1987


Interventional Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA 1997-1998


Neuroradiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 1989-1993


Interventional Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1989-1993

Guest Faculty and Moderator, French Society of Radiology 70th Annual Meeting, Paris, France, October 6-10, 2022

Guest Speaker and Moderator, European Congress of Radiology, The Cube 3.0-Neurological Day, Session Code Cube 21, Vienna, Austria, July 16, 2022

Guest Speaker, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Practical stroke imaging Transatlantic Course on Stroke Imaging and Endovascular Treatment: Now and the Future. Session MSSR24B, RSNA, December 1, 2021

Guest Speaker, European Congress of Radiology, Practical stroke imaging Transatlantic Course, ESR (European Society of Radiology) and RSNA November 3-4, 2020

Fellow, American Society of Functional Neuroradiology, 2020

Magnat M, Mastellari T, Krystal S, Hanafi R, Mateos M, Hacein-Bey L, Haroche A, Rogers JP, Williams SCR, Pruvo JP, Amad A. Feasibility and usefulness of brain imaging in catatonia. J Psychiatr Res. 2023 Jan;157:1-6. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2022.11.003. Epub 2022 Nov 17. PMID:36427412.

Kuchcinski G, Patin L, Lopes R, Leroy M, Delbeuck X, Rollin-Sillaire A, Lebouvier T, Wang Y, Spincemaille P, Tourdias T, Hacein-Bey L, Devos D, Pasquier F, Leclerc X, Pruvo JP, Verclytte S. Quantitative susceptibility mapping demonstrates different patterns of iron overload in subtypes of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Eur Radiol. 2023 Jan;33(1):184-195. doi:10.1007/s00330-022-09014-9. Epub 2022 Jul 26. PMID:35881183.

Ivanovic V, Paydar A, Chang YM, Broadhead K, Smullen D, Klein A, Hacein-Bey L. Impact of Shift Volume on Neuroradiology Diagnostic Errors at a Large Tertiary Academic Center. Acad Radiol. 2022 Sep 27:S1076-6332(22)00490-1. doi:10.1016/j.acra.2022.08.035. Epub ahead of print. PMID:36180325.

Kubo M, Kuwayama N, Massoud TF, Hacein-Bey L. Anatomy of Intracranial Veins. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2022 Aug;32(3):637-661. doi:10.1016/j.nic.2022.05.002. PMID:35843667.

Paydar A, Jenner ZB, Simkins TJ, Chang YM, Hacein-Bey L, Ozturk A, Birkeland A, Assadsangabi R, Raslan O, Shadmani G, Apperson M, Ivanovic V. Autoimmune disease of head and neck, imaging, and clinical review. Neuroradiol J. 2022 Oct;35(5):545-562. doi:10.1177/19714009221100983. Epub 2022 May 22. PMID:35603923.

Leclerc X, Guillaud O, Reyns N, Hodel J, Outteryck O, Bala F, Bricout N, Bretzner M, Ramdane N, Pruvo JP, Hacein-Bey L, Kuchcinski G. Follow-Up MRI for Small Brain AVMs Treated by Radiosurgery: Is Gadolinium Really Necessary? AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2020 Mar;41(3):437-445. doi:10.3174/ajnr.A6404. Epub 2020 Feb 6. PMID:32029465.

Provenzale JM, Buch K, Filippi CG, Gaskill-Shipley M, Hacein-Bey L, Soares BP. Peering into Peer Review: AJR Neuroradiology reviewers discuss their approaches to assessing a manuscript. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 Jan;214(1):45-49. doi:10.2214/AJR.19.21999. Epub 2019 Oct 31. PMID:31670589.

Hacein-Bey L, Heit, JJ, Konstas AA. Neuro-interventional management of acute ischemic stroke. Special issue on Ischemic Stroke. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2018 Nov;28(4):625-638. doi:10.1016/j.nic.2018.06.011.

Pruvo JP, Berge J, Kuchcinski G, Bretzner M, Leclerc X, Hacein-Bey L. Health Care Organization for the Management of Stroke: The French Perspective. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2018 Nov;28(4):691-698. doi:10.1016/j.nic.2018.06.010. PMID:30322603.

Tranvinh E, Heit JJ, Hacein-Bey L, Provenzale J, Wintermark M. Contemporary Imaging of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Jun;208(6):1320-1330. doi:10.2214/AJR.16.17306. Epub 2017 Mar 7. PMID:28267351.