Matthew Bucknor, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Associate Chair of Wellbeing and Professional Climate
University of California- San Francisco, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Matthew Bucknor, MD is an Associate Professor in the Musculoskeletal Imaging section of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he serves as Director of Focused Ultrasound. He received his medical degree from the Stanford School of Medicine, followed by a residency in diagnostic radiology at UCSF, and a clinical fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging and intervention at Stanford Medical Center, where he completed specialized training in focused ultrasound procedures. At UCSF he has used focused ultrasound technology to perform more than 60 clinical procedures with a focus on musculoskeletal diseases, including desmoid tumors. Dr. Bucknor’s research program involves both basic and translational studies aimed at better understanding the impact of technical parameters of focused ultrasound, as well as clinical studies evaluating its use for new indications, with a particular focus on oncology. He currently oversees three focused ultrasound clinical trials at UCSF for treatment of patients with bone metastases, osteoid osteomas, and soft tissue sarcomas. He is particularly interested in developing focused ultrasound techniques to augment clinical response of tumor treatments such as immunotherapy.