James R. Fink M.D.

James R. Fink M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Brain Tumors, Diagnostic Radiology, Neuro-Oncology, Neuroradiology, Radiology & Imaging


Radiology and Imaging Services


English, French, German


Primary Location

Radiology/Imaging Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.7200|Map It 


Dr. Fink is a neuroradiologist who has focused his research efforts on neuro-oncology and brain tumor imaging. His clinical duties as an associate professor of radiology in the Neuroradiology Section include diagnostic neuroimaging studies and procedures at UWMC, HMC and the VA Puget Sound.

He conducts research on imaging-based diagnosis, grading and treatment response assessment for brain tumors. He has long held a special interest in assisting his colleagues in neuro-oncology to provide optimal care to their patients.

Dr. Fink earned his bachelor's degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and his M.D. from the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California. Being a Southern California native, he went on to complete his residency in diagnostic radiology and his fellowship in diagnostic neuroradiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, before arriving at the UW in 2005.

Dr. Fink is board certified in diagnostic radiology and holds a C.A.Q. in diagnostic neuroradiology. He has been a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology since 2005. He has been a General Electric-Association of University Radiologists Radiology Research Foundation (GERRAF) grant recipient, and he is currently a national study co-chair for the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN).

Patient Care Philosophy

As a radiologist, I believe we should use our advanced imaging resources in a patient-centered and cost-effective way to obtain the most accurate diagnosis possible in a timely manner, in order to facilitate the best possible care and outcomes for our patients.

Personal Interests

Family, fitness and reading.

Clinical Interests

Clinical research in advanced neuroimaging for brain tumors.

Research Interests

Advanced MRI, including MR spectroscopy, MR perfusion, MR diffusion, for brain tumor diagnosis, grading and treatment response assessment and PET imaging of brain tumor hypoxia and proliferation.


UCLA Medical CenterMedical education1998
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA-Registrar's OfficeFellowshipDiagnostic Neuroradiology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA-Registrar's OfficeResidencyDiagnostic Radiology
Santa Clara Valley Medical CenterInternshipMedicine


Board Certifications

American Board of RadiologyNeuroradiology2005
American Board of RadiologyDiagnostic Radiology2003
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