English: Dr. Hricak was born in Zagreb, Croatia (formerly Yugoslavia) and earned her MD degree from the University of Zagreb. In 1972 she came to the US and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Michigan, followed by a fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. In 1982 she moved to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she accelerated rapidly through the academic ranks. She was promoted to Professor of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Urology and Gynecology in 1986 and later became the chief of the abdominal section of the Department of Radiology at UCSF Medical Center. While at UCSF, she earned her Dr. Med. Sc. (equivalent to Ph.D.) from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.
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