Gene Kitamura, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Musculoskeletal Imaging Division
Undergraduate: La Sierra University, CA
Medical School: Loma Linda University, CA
Intern/Transitional Year: Kettering Medical Center, OH
Radiology Residency: Loma Linda University, CA
Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship: Tulane Medical Center, LA

Representative Publications

  1. Kitamura G, Chung CY, Moore BE. Ankle Fracture Detection Utilizing a Convolutional Neural Network Ensemble Implemented with a Small Sample, De Novo Training, and Multiview Incorporation. Journal of digital imaging (2019): 1-6. DOI:
  2. Kitamura G, Albers MBV, Lesniak BP, Rabuck SJ, Musahl V, Andrews CL, Ghodadra A, Fu F.  3-Dimensional Printed Models May Be a Useful Tool When Planning Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.  Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation (2019):   DOI:
  3. Kitamura G, Deible C.  Retraining an open-source pneumothorax detecting machine learning algorithm for improved performance to medical images.  Clinical Imaging (2020): DOI:
  4. Kitamura G.  Deep learning evaluation of pelvic radiographs for position, hardware presence, and fracture detection.  European Journal of Radiology (2020).  DOI:

Research Interests

  • Deep learning
  • 3D printing
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Musculoskeletal intervention
  • Ultrasound