Ralph Wang, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus
+1 415 353-4890
UCSF School of Medicine
505 Parnassus Ave, L126
San Francisco, CA, 94143
Tufts University
MD: Tufts University School of Medicine 
MAS: University of California, San Francisco
Residency: Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine

Research and Academic Interests: 
Dr. Wang's research interests include ultrasound visualization of DVT, ultrasoud guidance for venous access, and ultrasound guidance for neural blockade.

Excellence in Teaching Award - Academy of Medical Educators 2012


Medical expulsive therapy use in emergency department patients diagnosed with ureteral stones.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Wang RC, Addo N, Chi T, Moore C, Mallin M, Shiboski S, Stoller M, Smith-Bindman R

Derivation of decision rules to predict clinically important outcomes in acute flank pain patients.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Wang RC, Rodriguez RM, Fahimi J, Hall MK, Shiboski S, Chi T, Smith-Bindman R

Emergency Department Imaging Modality Effect on Surgical Management of Nephrolithiasis: A Multicenter, Randomized Clinical Trial.

The Journal of urology

Metzler IS, Smith-Bindman R, Moghadassi M, Wang RC, Stoller ML, Chi T

Effect of Tamsulosin on Stone Passage for Ureteral Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Annals of emergency medicine

Wang RC, Smith-Bindman R, Whitaker E, Neilson J, Allen IE, Stoller ML, Fahimi J

In reply.

Annals of emergency medicine

Wang RC, Rodriguez RM, Shiboski S, Kang TL, Bailitz J

Managing Urolithiasis.

Annals of emergency medicine

Wang RC

External Validation of the STONE Score, a Clinical Prediction Rule for Ureteral Stone: An Observational Multi-institutional Study.

Annals of emergency medicine

Wang RC, Rodriguez RM, Moghadassi M, Noble V, Bailitz J, Mallin M, Corbo J, Kang TL, Chu P, Shiboski S, Smith-Bindman R

Ultrasonography versus computed tomography for suspected nephrolithiasis.

The New England journal of medicine

Smith-Bindman R, Aubin C, Bailitz J, Bengiamin RN, Camargo CA, Corbo J, Dean AJ, Goldstein RB, Griffey RT, Jay GD, Kang TL, Kriesel DR, Ma OJ, Mallin M, Manson W, Melnikow J, Miglioretti DL, Miller SK, Mills LD, Miner JR, Moghadassi M, Noble VE, Press GM, Stoller ML, Valencia VE, Wang J, Wang RC, Cummings SR

Oblique-axis vs. short-axis view in ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Wilson JG, Berona KM, Stein JC, Wang R

Cardiac tamponade.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Wilson JG, Epstein SM, Wang R, Kanzaria HK

Detection of Acute Pulmonary Embolism by Bedside Ultrasound in a Patient Presenting in PEA Arrest: A Case Report.

Case reports in emergency medicine

Chung-Esaki H, Knight R, Noble J, Wang R, Coralic Z

Radiological imaging of patients with suspected urinary tract stones: national trends, diagnoses, and predictors.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Westphalen AC, Hsia RY, Maselli JH, Wang R, Gonzales R

Use of a ß-hCG discriminatory zone with bedside pelvic ultrasonography.

Annals of emergency medicine

Wang R, Reynolds TA, West HH, Ravikumar D, Martinez C, McAlpine I, Jacoby VL, Stein JC

Differential use of diagnostic ultrasound in u.s. Emergency departments by time of day.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Stein JC, Jacoby VL, Vittinghoff E, Wang R, Kwan E, Reynolds T, McAlpine I, Gonzales R

Emergency physician ultrasonography for evaluating patients at risk for ectopic pregnancy: a meta-analysis.

Annals of emergency medicine

Stein JC, Wang R, Adler N, Boscardin J, Jacoby VL, Won G, Goldstein R, Kohn MA

Visual stimulus: splinter localization with ultrasound.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Wang R, Frazee BW

Community-acquired necrotizing soft tissue infections: a review of 122 cases presenting to a single emergency department over 12 years.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Frazee BW, Fee C, Lynn J, Wang R, Bostrom A, Hargis C, Moore P

Effect of head rotation on vascular anatomy of the neck: an ultrasound study.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Wang R, Snoey ER, Clements RC, Hern HG, Price D

Ultrasound-guided deep brachial and basilic vein cannulation in the emergency department.

The California journal of emergency medicine / California Chapter of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Wang R, Snoey E, Frazee B