Vishal Kumar, MD

Assistant Professor
Asst Prof Clinical Radiology

Biography

Vishal Kumar, MD is an assistant professor of clinical radiology in the Interventional Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco and at the San Francisco General Hospital. He received his medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. In 2008, he completed a one-year internal medicine internship from Olive­View UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar, California. From 2008-2009, Dr. Kumar completed one year of his Diagnostic Radiology residency program at Harbor­UCLA in Torrance, California, and from 2009-2012, he finished the remainder of his Diagnostic Radiology residency at UCSF, followed by a vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at UCSF in 2013.

Dr. Kumar joins the esteemed faculty of UCSF with a commitment to delivering the highest level of clinical excellence, professionalism and patient safety. His particular research interests include educating medical students about the field of interventional radiology, implementing emerging technologies to assess and improve patient outcomes, and comparative effectiveness/cost efficiency.

Expertise:
Interventional Radiology

Specialty:
Management of oncologic disease, including hepatic, biliary and renal malignancies. Dialysis interventions and venous access

Professional Interests:
Interventional oncology, venous access, percutaneous drainage and biopsy, medical education, workflow efficiency, informatics

Education and Training:
• Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
• Internship: Olive­View UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, California
• Residency: Harbor­UCLA, Torrance, California
• Residency: University of California, San Francisco
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco – Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha, UCLA Medical School, 2007

Publications

Kumar MH, Kumar MS, Kumar VS, Kumar SH. Nager acrofacial dysostosis: a rare genetic disorder causing bilateral temperomandibular joint ankylosis in a 10-year-old girl. BMJ Case Rep. 2015; 2015.
Kumar MH, Kumar MS, Kumar VS, Kumar SH. Non-syndromic primary maxillary peg central incisors with multiple wormian bones in a 6-year-old boy: an unusual presentation. BMJ Case Rep. 2015; 2015.
Velez E, Surman AM, Nanavati SM, Kumar V, Lehrman E, Wilson MW, Conrad MB. CT-detected traumatic small artery extremity injuries: surgery, embolize, or watch? A 10-year experience. Emerg Radiol. 2016 Feb; 23(1):57-61.
Kumar SM, Kumar HM, Kumar VS, Kumar SH. Herpes-associated erythema multiforme worsened by a Siddha drug, Alpinia galanga, in an 18-year-old man. BMJ Case Rep. 2015; 2015.
Kumar MH, Kumar MS, Kumar VS, Kumar SH. An adult with 3-M syndrome. BMJ Case Rep. 2015; 2015.