A photo of Alan Oestreich.

Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Emeritus, UC Department of Radiology



My Biography & Research


Alan E. Oestreich, MD, received his AB from Princeton University and his MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Oestreich's radiology training was at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester. Dr. Oestreich is in charge of the teaching program for fourth-year medical students. His special areas of interest include orthopaedic radiology, metabolic disease, dysphasia, conventional pediatric radiology, perception, as well as mathematical applications in radiology.

Dr. Oestreich is co-author of the textbook Atlas of Pediatric Orthopaedic Radiology, author of Pediatric Radiology -- Medical Outline Series, and serves as pediatric radiology editor for Yearbook of Diagnostic Radiology.

Clinical Interests

Bone radiology; conventional radiology

Research Interests

Bone growth; metabolic bone disease

Academic Affiliation

Emeritus, UC Department of Radiology


Radiology and Medical Imaging, Radiology

My Education

MD: Johns Hopkins University; School of Medicine; Baltimore, MD, 1965.

Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, 1966-69.

Certification: Radiology, 1970; Pediatric Radiology, 2004.

My Publications

Oestreich AE. Early radiology and the National Medical Association. J Natl Med Assoc. 2011 Jan;103(1):46-9.

Oestreich AE. Umbilical vein catheterization -- appropriate and inappropriate placement. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Dec;40(12):1941-9.

Oestreich AE. Scenes from the past: "Skeeter": Harlem Renaissance author's description of a young man's impression of a radiology examination room. Radiographics. 2010 Sep;30(5):1411-4.

Oestreich AE, Stanek JW. Preautopsy imaging in cerebro-costo-mandibular syndrome. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Dec;40 Suppl 1:S50.

Oestreich AE. Systematic evaluation of bone dysplasias by the paediatric radiologist. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Jun;40(6):975-7.

Oestreich AE, Bhojwani N. Stress fractures of ankle and wrist in childhood: nature and frequency. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Aug;40(8):1387-9.

Oestreich AE. Letter to the Editors. Skeletal Radiol. 2010 Jan 9.

Donnelly LF, O'Hara SM, Oestreich AE, Rogers LF, Brogdon BG. Interaction between academic radiology and the news media: a potentially powerful and unpredictable process -- five stories. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 May;192(5):1382-7.

Oestreich AE. Worldwide survey of damage from swallowing multiple magnets. Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Feb;39(2):142-7.

Oestreich AE. The usefulness of magnification in postgastric magnetopathy. Pediatr Radiol. 2007 Dec;37(12):1268-9.