University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Robert Kerlan, MD

Robert Kerlan, MD

Professor, Department of Radiology, UCSF

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. Devulapalli KK, Fidelman N, Soulen MC, Miller M, Johnson MS, Addo E, El-Haddad G, Nutting C, Morrison J, Farsad K, Lokken RP, Gaba RC, Fleming J, Brown DB, Kwan SW, Rose SC, Pennycooke KA, Liu DM, White SB, Gandhi R, Lazar AA, Kerlan RK. 90Y Radioembolization for Hepatic Malignancy in Patients with Previous Biliary Intervention: Multicenter Analysis of Hepatobiliary Infections. Radiology. 2018 May 08; 170962.
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  2. Kohi MP, Poder L, Thiet MP, Kerlan RK. Uterine Artery Embolization prior to Gravid Hysterectomy in the Setting of Invasive Placenta. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2017 09; 28(9):1295-1297.
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  3. Lehrman ED, Heller M, Poder L, Kerlan R, Huddleston HG, Kohi MP. Transvaginal Obliteration of a Complex Uterine Arteriovenous Fistula Using Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2017 06; 28(6):842-843.
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  4. Kohlbrenner R, Kolli KP, Taylor AG, Kohi MP, Lehrman ED, Fidelman N, Conrad M, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK, Gould R. Radiation Dose Reduction during Uterine Fibroid Embolization Using an Optimized Imaging Platform. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2017 Aug; 28(8):1129-1135.e1.
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  5. Peter Lokken R, Fidelman N, Pallav Kolli K, Kerlan RK. Letters to the Editor. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 12; 27(12):1938-1939.
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  6. Fidelman N, Kerlan RK, Hawkins RA, Pampaloni M, Taylor AG, Kohi MP, Kolli KP, Atreya CE, Bergsland EK, Kelley RK, Ko AH, Korn WM, Van Loon K, McWhirter RM, Luan J, Johanson C, Venook AP. Radioembolization with 90Y glass microspheres for the treatment of unresectable metastatic liver disease from chemotherapy-refractory gastrointestinal cancers: final report of a prospective pilot study. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2016 Dec; 7(6):860-874.
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  7. Lokken RP, Fidelman N, Kolli KP, Kerlan RK. Safety and Efficacy of Doxorubicin Drug-Eluting Embolic Chemoembolization of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Supplied by Extrahepatic Collateral Arteries. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Nov; 27(11):1698-1704.
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  8. Rafiei P, Walser EM, Duncan JR, Rana H, Ross JR, Kerlan RK, Gross KA, Balter S, Bartal G, Abi-Jaoudeh N, Stecker MS, Cohen AM, Dixon RG, Thornton RH, Nikolic B. Society of Interventional Radiology IR Pre-Procedure Patient Safety Checklist by the Safety and Health Committee. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 May; 27(5):695-9.
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  9. Taylor AG, Kolli KP, Kerlan RK. Techniques for Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Reduction and Occlusion. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Mar; 19(1):74-81.
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  10. Conrad MB, Ishaque BM, Surman AM, Kerlan RK, Hope MD, Dickey MA, Hetts SW, Wilson MW. 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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  11. Pasternak JD, Epelboym I, Seiser N, Wingo M, Herman M, Cowan V, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Kerlan RK, Lee JA, Duh QY, Suh I. Diagnostic utility of data from adrenal venous sampling for primary aldosteronism despite failed cannulation of the right adrenal vein. Surgery. 2016 Jan; 159(1):267-73.
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  12. Fidelman N, Kerlan RK. 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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  13. Olorunsola OG, Kohi MP, Behr SC, Kolli PK, Taylor AG, Tong RT, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK, Fidelman N. 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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  14. Kohlbrenner R, Kolli KP, Taylor AG, Kohi MP, Fidelman N, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK, Agarwal VK, Lehrman ED, Nanavati S, Avrin DE, Gould R. 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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  15. Kohi MP, Taylor AG, Kolli KP, Fidelman N, Kerlan RK. Crossed legs: an unexpected occurrence during an ALN filter placement. Clin Imaging. 2015 Nov-Dec; 39(6):1128-9.
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  16. Bartolome B, Kohi MP, Fidelman N, Taylor AG, Kolli KP, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK. 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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  17. Young K, Fidelman N, Yao FY, Hills NK, Kohi MP, Kolli KP, Taylor AG, Kerlan RK. 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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  18. Yao FY, Mehta N, Flemming J, Dodge J, Hameed B, Fix O, Hirose R, Fidelman N, Kerlan RK, Roberts JP. 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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  19. Kohi MP, Naeger DM, Lorenson MJ, Taylor AG, Kolli KP, Fidelman N, Kerlan RK. 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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  20. Fidelman N, Kerlan RK, Hawkins RA, Taylor AG, Kohi MP, Kolli KP, Bergsland EK, Kelley RK, Ko AH, Korn WM, McWhirter RM, Luan J, Venook AP. 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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