Matthew Bobinski, M.D., Ph.D.

Matthew Bobinski, M.D., Ph.D.



Radiology - Neuroradiology





  • Professor, Department of Radiology
  • Chief, Division of Neuroradiology


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4860 Y St., Suite 3100
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Fax: 916-734-8490
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Bobinski has clinical interests in Neuroradiology, focusing on head and neck radiology and advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. He has special interest and expertise in evaluation of brain and head and neck tumors and pathologies at the skull base. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Bobinski's research interests are in imaging of head and neck cancer and effects of its treatment. His research projects also include brain tumors, Alzheimer's disease, degenerative brain disorders and dementia.



Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Center for Neuroscience
Center for Skull Base Surgery


M.D., Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland 1988

Ph.D., Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland 1993

Internship: Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island NY 1997-1998


Radiology, SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn NY 1998-2001


Radiology, New York University Medical Center, New York NY 2002-2004

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology,

American Board of Radiology, Neuroradiology,

Professional Memberships

American Roentgen Ray Society

American Society of Head and Neck Radiology

American Society of Neuroradiology

Radiological Society of North America

Honors and Awards

Elected to �Best Doctors in Sacramento Region, Radiology,� 2012, 2017, 2018, 2019

Teacher of The Year, Department Of Radiology, UCD, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2017

Select Recent Publications

Bobinski M, Lee SP, Farwell G, Shen YP, Glastonbury CM. Imaging of Recurrent Head and Neck Tumors in Patients with Prior Flap Reconstruction. J Clin Exp Radiol. 2018;1:1-5.

Bobinski M, Shen PY, Dublin AB. Basic Imaging of Skull Base Trauma. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2016 Oct;77(5):381-7. doi:10.1055/s-0036-1583540. Epub 2016 May 9. PMID:27648394.

Dublin AB, Bobinski M. Imaging Characteristics of Olfactory Neuroblastoma (Esthesioneuroblastoma). J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2016 Feb;77(1):1-5. doi:10.1055/s-0035-1564053. Epub 2015 Sep 14. PMID:26949582.

Liu J, Ahmadpour A, Bewley AF, Lechpammer M, Bobinski M, Shahlaie K. Chondroblastoma of the Clivus: Case Report and Review. J Neurol Surg Rep. 2015 Nov;76(2):e258-64. doi:10.1055/s-0035-1564601. Epub 2015 Oct 9. PMID:26623238.

Lu A, Shah P, Shen P, Lee P, Nidecker AE, Nundkumar A, Latchaw R, Bobinski M. Temporal evolution on MRI of successful treatment of rabies. Clin Imaging. 2015 Sep-Oct;39(5):893-6. doi:10.1016/j.clinimag.2015.04.013. Epub 2015 Apr 25. PMID:25956434.

Lu A, Shen P, Lee P, Dahlin B, Waldau B, Nidecker AE, Nundkumar A, Bobinski M. CrossFit-related cervical internal carotid artery dissection. Emerg Radiol. 2015 Aug;22(4):449-52. doi:10.1007/s10140-015-1318-5. Epub 2015 Apr 28. PMID:25917634.

Khodayari B, Daly ME, Bobinski M, Farwell DG, Shelton DK, Chen AM. Observation versus neck dissection for positron-emission tomography-negative lymphadenopathy after chemoradiotherapy. Laryngoscope. 2014 Apr;124(4):902-6. doi:10.1002/lary.24411. Epub 2013 Oct 22. PMID:24115118.

Gire JD, Roberto RF, Bobinski M, Klineberg EO, Durbin-Johnson B. The utility and accuracy of computed tomography in the diagnosis of occipitocervical dissociation. Spine J. 2013 May;13(5):510-9. doi:10.1016/j.spinee.2013.01.023. Epub 2013 Feb 22. PMID:23434369.

Kerr EE, Borys E, Bobinski M, Shahlaie K. Posterior fossa calcifying pseudoneoplasm of the central nervous system. J Neurosurg. 2013 Apr;118(4):896-902. doi:10.3171/2013.1.JNS121755. Epub 2013 Feb 8. PMID:23394341.

Li B, Bobinski M, Gandour R, Chen AM. Overstaging of Cartilage Invasion by Multidetector CT Scans for Laryngeal Cancer and its Potential Effect on the Use of Organ Preservation. Br J Radiol. 2011 Jan;84(997):64-69. doi:10.1259/bjr/66700901. Epub 2010 Sep 21. PMID:20858661.