Robert Kerlan, MD

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Robert Kerlan, MD

Professor, Department of Radiology, UCSF

Phone: (415) 353-1300 (appts)
Box 0628, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0628

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Research Summary

Robert K. Kerlan Jr., MD, FSIR, is a Professor of Clinical Radiology, Chief of Interventional Radiology at UCSF Mt. Zion Medical Center, and Chief of Interventional Radiology at UCSF. Dr. Kerlan received his medical degree from the University of Southern California in 1978, and completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology from UCSF in 1980, followed by a Chief residency from UCSF in 1981

Dr. Kerlan's primary research interest includes the management of liver disease including biliary disease, portal hypertension, and hepatic malignancy. He has an interest in developing innovative procedures to diagnose and treat patients with problems related to liver donor transplantation. Dr. Kerlan has also been closely involved with the development of stent grafts to prolong the durability procedure of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS). He and his colleagues have developed a number of innovative techniques to perform TIPS in patients with occluded hepatic veins.

Dr. Kerlan is a Distinguished Reviewer for the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, the American Journal of Transplantation, and Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. He has 202 published articles and he has written 20 book chapters, 3 books, and 5 significant publications.

Expertise:

Interventional Radiology

Specialty:

Management of liver disease including biliary disease, portal hypertension, and hepatic malignancy

Professional Interests:

Interventional radiology, liver and bile ducts, hepatocellular carcinoma, chemoembolization, ablation

Education and Training:

• Medical School: University of Southern California, Los Angeles

• Internship: University of California, Los Angeles - Internal Medicine

• Residency: University of California, San Francisco - Radiology

• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Chief Resident, Radiology

• California Medical License

• Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners

• Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology

• Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology with added

• Qualifications in Vascular and Interventional Radiology

• ABR Maintenance of Competence in Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Selected Publications

  1. Intraprocedural Safety and Technical Success of the MVP Micro Vascular Plug for Embolization of Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 Nov; 26(11):1735-9.
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  2. Diagnostic utility of data from adrenal venous sampling for primary aldosteronism despite failed cannulation of the right adrenal vein. Surgery. 2016 Jan; 159(1):267-74.
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  3. Transarterial Chemoembolization and (90)Y Radioembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Review of Current Applications Beyond Intermediate-Stage Disease. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Oct; 205(4):742-52.
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  4. Imaging Predictors of Elevated Lung Shunt Fraction in Patients Being Considered for Yttrium-90 Radioembolization. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 Oct; 26(10):1472-8.
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  5. Patient Radiation Dose Reduction during Transarterial Chemoembolization Using a Novel X-Ray Imaging Platform. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 Sep; 26(9):1331-8.
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  6. Crossed legs: an unexpected occurrence during an ALN filter placement. Clin Imaging. 2015 Nov-Dec; 39(6):1128-9.
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  7. Implications of discordant findings between hepatic angiography and cross-sectional imaging in transplant candidates with hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Transpl. 2015 Apr; 21(4):454-67.
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  8. Hemothorax Resulting from Injury to the Right Inferior Phrenic Artery following Transhepatic Procedures. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 Apr; 26(4):600-1.
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  9. Downstaging of hepatocellular cancer before liver transplant: Long-term outcome compared to tumors within Milan criteria. Hepatology. 2015 Jun; 61(6):1968-77.
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  10. Hook, line, and sinker: hook wire localization of a retained suture needle in the perineum. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Sep; 25(9):1479-80.
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  11. 90Y glass microspheres for the treatment of unresectable metastatic liver disease from chemotherapy-refractory gastrointestinal cancers: a pilot study. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2014 Jun; 45(2):168-80.
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  12. The inferior emissary vein: a reliable landmark for right adrenal vein sampling. Acta Radiol. 2015 Apr; 56(4):454-7.
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  13. Percutaneous interventions in failing "necklace" hemodialysis grafts: long-term outcomes. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Feb; 25(2):199-205.
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  14. Efficacy of TACE in TIPS patients: comparison of treatment response to chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with and without a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2013 Oct; 36(5):1336-43.
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  15. Outcomes of metallic biliary stent insertion in patients with malignant bilobar obstruction. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Jul; 24(7):1003-10.
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  16. Reply to Re: Hepatotoxicity after transarterial chemoembolization and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: do two rights make a wrong? J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Jul; 24(7):1076.
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  17. Failure of filter reexpansion during unsuccessful retrieval of Option inferior vena cava filter. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Jul; 24(7):1065-7.
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  18. Distribution of reported StarClose SE vascular closure device complications in the manufacturer and user facility device experience database. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Jul; 24(7):1051-6.
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  19. Clinical outcomes of percutaneous drainage of breast fluid collections after mastectomy with expander-based breast reconstruction. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Sep; 24(9):1369-74.
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  20. The changing face of percutaneous image-guided biopsy: molecular profiling and genomic analysis in current practice. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Aug; 24(8):1094-103.
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