L. Jay Starkey, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, School of Medicine
  • Fellowship Director, Neuroradiology
  • Assistant Professor, Neuroradiology


Dr. Starkey joined OHSU as an assistant professor in neuroradiology in 2018 from St. Luke’s International Hospital (SLIH) in Tokyo, Japan, where he practiced as a staff neuroradiologist. He received his medical degree in 2009 from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), followed by internship at University of California San Diego (UCSD) from 2009-2010, residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics from 2010-11 and subsequently at UCSF from 2011-14. 

Dr. Starkey became interested in neuroimaging as an undergraduate while working part time for a population-based longitudinal study on Alzheimer’s disease. He subsequently worked at the UCSD from 1999-2004 as a research associate in a magnetic resonance neuroimaging laboratory studying morphological and functional changes in the brain related to normal aging, Alzheimer disease, Huntington disease, fetal alcohol syndrome, and drug abuse.  He worked as a neuroradiology fellow/clinical instructor and subsequently staff neuroradiologist at SLIH from 2014-18.

Dr. Starkey has broad educational and research interests. He was voted Resident Educator of the Year at the University of Iowa and enjoys teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.  He has been given four Magna Cum Laude, three Cum Laude, and several Certificate of Merit awards by the Radiological Society of North America for educational exhibits. During his time as a Blakemore-Freeman Fellow, he became interested in medical error and medical safety, researching medical error handled through the criminal system in Japan.   He is also interested in imaging safety in radiology and helped SLIH participate in international research on CT-dose and introduced a CT-dose reduction initiative.

Dr. Starkey is interested in Asian heath issues and is fluent in Japanese.  As a medical student he was a founding member of the San Francisco Hepatitis B Collaborative, a student-run health clinic providing screening and vaccinations to at-risk populations. He also cared for Japanese-speaking patients at the Nihon Clinic in San Diego and Pacific Pediatrics in San Francisco. He took a hiatus from medical school to study kanji and medical Japanese as a Blakemore-Freeman Fellow at the Stanford Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies in Yokohama.  Dr. Starkey worked and lectured using Japanese while practicing as a radiologist in Japan.

Dr. Starkey’s hobbies include video production and art.  He is married with two children.


  • M.D., 2007, University of California, San Francisco
  • Internship:

    • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 2010
  • Residency:

    • Radiology Residency, University of California, San Francisco, CA 2014
  • Fellowship:

    • Neuroradiology Fellowship, St. Luke's International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan 2016
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Radiology, 2014



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