Michael Corwin, M.D.

Michael Thomas Corwin, M.D.






  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Body MRI
  • Departmental Mentoring Director


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UC Davis Medical Center

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-0664
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Corwin is an abdominal radiologist who practices MRI, CT ultrasound and fluoroscopy. His main area of expertise is abdominal MRI. He has an interest in hepatobiliary imaging and the management of incidental findings at abdominal CT.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Corwin's research interests include the management of incidental findings at abdominal CT, hepatobiliary imaging, and CT radiation dose reduction.


Abdominal Imaging


M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, Durham NC 2004

B.A., University of Rochester, Rochester NY 2000

Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle WA 2004-2005


Radiology, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence RI 2005-2009


Abdominal Imaging, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA 2009-2010

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology, 2009

CA Medical Board, License, 2011

Professional Memberships

American College of Radiology

American Roentgen Ray Society

Radiologic Society of North America

Society of Abdominal Radiology

Honors and Awards

Roscoe E. Miller Best GI Paper Presentation Award. Differences in Liver Imaging and Reporting Data System Categorization between MRI and CT. Society of Abdominal Radiology Annual Meeting., 2015

Select Recent Publications

Chalfant JS, Skaggs AW, Loehfelm TW, Fananapazir G, Corwin MT. Incidentally detected biliary ductal dilatation on contrast-enhanced CT: what is the incidence of occult obstructing malignancy? Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 Sep 11. doi:10.1007/s00261-019-02217-7.

Zuo Y, Sarkar S, Corwin MT, Olson K, Badawi RD, Wang G. Structural and practical identifiability of dual-input kinetic modeling in dynamic PET of liver inflammation. Phys Med Biol. 2019 Sep 5;64(17):175023. doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/ab1f29.

Corwin MT, Navarro SM, Malik DG, Loehfelm TW, Fananapazir G, Wilson M, Campbell MJ. Differences in Growth Rate on CT of Adrenal Adenomas and Malignant Adrenal Nodules. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Sep;213(3):632-636. doi: 10.2214/AJR.19.21342. 

Moon RY, Corwin MJ, Kerr S, Heeren T, Colson E, Kellams A, Geller NL, Drake E, Tanabe K, Hauck FR. Mediators of Improved Adherence to Infant Safe Sleep Using a Mobile Health Intervention. Pediatrics. 2019 May;143(5). pii: e20182799. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-2799.

Colson ER, Schaeffer P, Hauck FR, Provini L, McClain M, Corwin MJ, Drake EE, Kellams AL, Geller NL, Tanabe K, Moon RY. Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation of Safe Infant Sleep Recommendations in the Hospital. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2019 May;48(3):332-340. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2019.02.005. 

Fananapazir G, Klimkiv L, Canvasser N, Lamba R, Loehfelm TW, Corwin MT. Radiation Dose Reduction of Unenhanced CT Limited to the Kidneys for Follow-Up of Patients With Known Nephrolithiasis Without Symptoms. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Apr 11:1-4. doi: 10.2214/AJR.18.20805. 

Sarkar S, Corwin MT, Olson KA, Stewart SL, Liu CH, Badawi RD, Wang G. Pilot Study to Diagnose Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis With Dynamic 18F-FDG PET. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Mar;212(3):529-537. doi: 10.2214/AJR.18.20012. 

Corwin MT, Khera SS, Loehfelm TW, Yang NT, Fananapazir G. Incidentally Detected Focal Fundal Gallbladder Wall Thickening at Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography: Prevalence and Computed Tomography Features of Malignancy. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2019 Jan/Feb;43(1):149-154. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000802.

Kuftinec G, Loehfelm T, Corwin M, Durbin-Johnson B, Candido M, Hluhanich R, Sarkar S. De novo hepatocellular carcinoma occurrence in hepatitis C cirrhotics treated with direct-acting antiviral agents. Hepat Oncol. 2018 Jul 25;5(1):HEP06. doi: 10.2217/hep-2018-0003. 

Corwin MT, Loehfelm TW, McGahan JP, Liang C, Khati NJ, Haji-Momenian S. Prevalence of Low-Attenuation Homogeneous Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma Mimicking Renal Cysts on CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Dec;211(6):1259-1263. doi: 10.2214/AJR.18.19744. 

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