Dr. Sommer, Professor of Radiology, Emeritus, Retired February 2016
February 28, 2016
Dr. F. Graham Sommer grew up in British Columbia, Canada. He received his BS degree from University of Victoria in 1968 and his MD degree from McGill University in 1972. He did research training in Biomedical Engineering at Stanford from 1972 to 1973 before going to UCSF to do his Radiology residency training from 1974-1977. He stayed at UCSF to complete his fellowship in US, CT, Body Scanning and Genitourinary radiology in 1978. He was appointed Assistant Professor at Yale shortly after, where he stayed for one year before joining Stanford in July 1979 as an Acting Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1988 and to Full Professor in 1997. He served as the chair of the Department's A&P Committee for over 15 years. Dr. Sommer's research interests are in advanced techniques of prostate MRI, focal prostate ablation under MRI guidance and focal ablation of pancreatic cancer. He retired in February 2016 as Professor of Radiology, Emeritus.
Thank you, Dr. Sommer, for your 37 years of service with the Department of Radiology!