Kazim Narsinh, MD

Clinical Fellow


2021 - Diagnostic/Interventional Neuroradiology Fellowship, UC San Francisco
2018 - Interventional Radiology Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
2017 - Radiology Residency, UC San Diego
2012 - Surgery Internship, Stanford
MD, 2011 - Medicine, UC San Diego
BA, 2006 - Molecular Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

Honors and Awards

Career Enhancement Award, National Institute of Heatlh (NIH NINDS) / Brain Vascular Malformation Consortium (BVMC), 2020-2021
Robert F. Mattrey Clinician-Scientist Award, UC San Diego Department of Radiology, 2017
Summit Scholarship Award, American College of Radiology - Radiology Leadership Institute (ACR-RLI), 2016
Chief Resident, UC San Diego Department of Radiology, 2015-2017
Research Scholar Award, Association of University Radiologists (AUR), 2015
Training Grant Award, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), 2014
Resident Research Grant, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), 2014
Resident-in-Training Scholarship Award, Society for Interventional Radiology (SIR), 2014
Resident Award for Best Poster, Western Angiographic & Interventional Society (WAIS), 2013
Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award Finalist, American Heart Association (AHA), 2011
Medical Student Research Award, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), 2011
First Prize, Samuel P. Hamberger Memorial Thesis Award, UC San Diego School of Medicine, 2011
Thomas E. Carew Award for Cardiovascular Research, UC San Diego School of Medicine, 2011
Research Fellowship Award for Medical Students, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), 2009


Narsinh KH, Kilbride BF, Mueller K, Murph D, Copelan A, Massachi J, Vitt J, Sun CH, Bhat H, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Moore T, Wilson MW, Cooke DL, Hetts SW. Combined Use of X-ray Angiography and Intraprocedural MRI Enables Tissue-based Decision Making Regarding Revascularization during Acute Ischemic Stroke Intervention. Radiology. 2021 Feb 09; 202750.
Narsinh KH, Gautam A, Baker A, Cooke DL, Dowd CF. Vascular anomalies: Classification and management. Handb Clin Neurol. 2021; 176:345-360.
Ross JM, Kim C, Allen D, Crouch EE, Narsinh K, Cooke DL, Abla AA, Nowakowski TJ, Winkler EA. The Expanding Cell Diversity of the Brain Vasculature. Front Physiol. 2020; 11:600767.
Copelan AZ, Smith ER, Drocton GT, Narsinh KH, Murph D, Khangura RS, Hartley ZJ, Abla AA, Dillon WP, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Hetts SW, Cooke DL, Keenan K, Nelson J, Mccoy D, Ciano M, Amans MR. Recent Administration of Iodinated Contrast Renders Core Infarct Estimation Inaccurate Using RAPID Software. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2020 12; 41(12):2235-2242.
Narsinh KH, Mueller K, Nelson J, Massachi J, Murph DC, Copelan AZ, Hetts SW, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Abla AA, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Kim H, Cooke DL. Interrater Reliability in the Measurement of Flow Characteristics on Color-Coded Quantitative DSA of Brain AVMs. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2020 12; 41(12):2303-2310.
Isikbay M, Narsinh KH, Arroyo S, Smith WS, Cooke DL, Higashida RT, Amans MR. Computed tomography perfusion abnormalities after carotid endarterectomy help in the diagnosis of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome. J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2021 Mar; 7(1):171-175.
Caton MT, Callen AL, Copelan AZ, Narsinh KH, Smith ER, Amans MR. Jugular Venous Reflux Can Mimic Posterior Fossa Dural Arteriovenous Fistulae on MRI/MRA. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 Sep 02.
Rose SC, Narsinh KH, Isaacson AJ, Fischman AM, Golzarian J. The Beauty and Bane of Pressure-Directed Embolotherapy: Hemodynamic Principles and Preliminary Clinical Evidence. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 03; 212(3):686-695.
Jahromi AH, Wang C, Adams SR, Zhu W, Narsinh K, Xu H, Gray DL, Tsien RY, Ahrens ET. Fluorous-Soluble Metal Chelate for Sensitive Fluorine-19 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Nanoemulsion Probes. ACS Nano. 2019 01 22; 13(1):143-151.
Narsinh KH, Kinney TB. Interventional and Endovascular Tips and Tricks of the Trade. Air Technique to Determine Appropriate Posterior Calyx for Nephrostomy. 2018.
Narsinh KH, Kinney TB. Interventional and Endovascular Tips and Tricks of the Trade. Use of Prolapsing Guidewire to Secure Portal Venous Access during TIPS. 2018.
Narsinh KH, Kinney TB. Interventional and Endovascular Tips and Tricks of the Trade. Water Seal Technique for Lung Biopsy. 2018.
Narsinh KH, Rose SC, Kinney TB. Interventional and Endovascular Tips and Tricks of the Trade. Portal Vein Tract Embolization after Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Interventions. 2018.
Narsinh KH, Cui J, Papadatos D, Sirlin CB, Santillan CS. Hepatocarcinogenesis and LI-RADS. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 01; 43(1):158-168.
Narsinh KH, Duncan DP, Newton IG, Minocha J, Rose SC. Liver-directed therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 01; 43(1):203-217.
Rose SC, Halstead GD, Narsinh KH. Pressure-Directed Embolization of Hepatic Arteries in a Porcine Model Using a Temporary Occlusion Balloon Microcatheter: Proof of Concept. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2017 Nov; 40(11):1769-1776.
Rose SC, Narsinh KH, Newton IG. Quantification of Blood Pressure Changes in the Vascular Compartment When Using an Anti-Reflux Catheter during Chemoembolization versus Radioembolization: A Retrospective Case Series. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2017 Jan; 28(1):103-110.
Narsinh KH, Van Buskirk M, Kennedy AS, Suhail M, Alsaikhan N, Hoh CK, Thurston K, Minocha J, Ball DS, Cohen SJ, Cohn M, Coldwell DM, Drooz A, Ehrenwald E, Kanani S, Nutting CW, Moeslein FM, Savin MA, Schirm S, Putnam SG, Sharma NK, Wang EA, Rose SC. Hepatopulmonary Shunting: A Prognostic Indicator of Survival in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Treated with 90Y Radioembolization. Radiology. 2017 Jan; 282(1):281-288.
Kao SD, Morshedi MM, Narsinh KH, Kinney TB, Minocha J, Picel AC, Newton I, Rose SC, Roberts AC, Kuo A, Aryafar H. Intravascular Ultrasound in the Creation of Transhepatic Portosystemic Shunts Reduces Needle Passes, Radiation Dose, and Procedure Time: A Retrospective Study of a Single-Institution Experience. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Aug; 27(8):1148-53.
Kislukhin AA, Xu H, Adams SR, Narsinh KH, Tsien RY, Ahrens ET. Paramagnetic fluorinated nanoemulsions for sensitive cellular fluorine-19 magnetic resonance imaging. Nat Mater. 2016 06; 15(6):662-8.
Zhong J, Narsinh K, Morel PA, Xu H, Ahrens ET. In Vivo Quantification of Inflammation in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis Rats Using Fluorine-19 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Reveals Immune Cell Recruitment outside the Nervous System. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0140238.
Zhang D, Hu J, Man W, Wang T, Zhang M, Lin J, Narsinh K, Zhang L, Li C, Sun D. Safety and Efficacy of Immediate Rotational Atherectomy in Nondilatable Calcified Coronary Lesions Complicated by Coronary Artery Dissection (RAISE). J Interv Cardiol. 2015 Oct; 28(5):456-63.
Rose SC, Kikolski SG, Morshedi MM, Narsinh KH. Feasibility of Intraprocedural Transluminal Hepatic and Femoral Artery Blood Pressure Measurements as an Alternative Embolization Safety Endpoint When Antireflux Devices Are Used During Lobar Chemoembolization. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Jul; 205(1):196-202.
Ramaswamy R, Narsinh KH, Tuan A, Kinney TB. Systemic Air Embolism following Percutaneous Lung Biopsy. Semin Intervent Radiol. 2014 Dec; 31(4):375-7.
Wang Y, Li C, Cheng K, Zhang R, Narsinh K, Li S, Li X, Qin X, Zhang R, Li C, Su T, Chen J, Cao F. Activation of liver X receptor improves viability of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells to attenuate myocardial ischemia injury through TLR4/NF-κB and Keap-1/Nrf-2 signaling pathways. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2014 Dec 20; 21(18):2543-57.
Ramaswamy RS, Choi HW, Mouser HC, Narsinh KH, McCammack KC, Treesit T, Kinney TB. Role of interventional radiology in the management of acute gastrointestinal bleeding. World J Radiol. 2014 Apr 28; 6(4):82-92.
Narsinh KH, Ramaswamy R, Kinney TB. Management of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia patients. Semin Intervent Radiol. 2013 Dec; 30(4):408-12.
Zhang Z, Li S, Cui M, Gao X, Sun D, Qin X, Narsinh K, Li C, Jia H, Li C, Han Y, Wang H, Cao F. Rosuvastatin enhances the therapeutic efficacy of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells for myocardial infarction via PI3K/Akt and MEK/ERK pathways. Basic Res Cardiol. 2013 Mar; 108(2):333.
Fan W, Cheng K, Qin X, Narsinh KH, Wang S, Hu S, Wang Y, Chen Y, Wu JC, Xiong L, Cao F. mTORC1 and mTORC2 play different roles in the functional survival of transplanted adipose-derived stromal cells in hind limb ischemic mice via regulating inflammation in vivo. Stem Cells. 2013 Jan; 31(1):203-14.
Fan W, Sun D, Liu J, Liang D, Wang Y, Narsinh KH, Li Y, Qin X, Liang J, Tian J, Cao F. Adipose stromal cells amplify angiogenic signaling via the VEGF/mTOR/Akt pathway in a murine hindlimb ischemia model: a 3D multimodality imaging study. PLoS One. 2012; 7(9):e45621.
Lan F, Liu J, Narsinh KH, Hu S, Han L, Lee AS, Karow M, Nguyen PK, Nag D, Calos MP, Robbins RC, Wu JC. Safe genetic modification of cardiac stem cells using a site-specific integration technique. Circulation. 2012 Sep 11; 126(11 Suppl 1):S20-8.
Sun D, Wang J, Tian Y, Narsinh K, Wang H, Li C, Ma X, Wang Y, Wang D, Li C, Wu JC, Tian J, Cao F. Multimodality imaging evaluation of functional and clinical benefits of percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with chronic total occlusion lesion. Theranostics. 2012; 2(8):788-800.
Chen J, Zhao L, Sun D, Narsinh K, Li C, Zhang Z, Qi S, Wei G, Li W, Guo W, Cao F. Liver X receptor activation attenuates plaque formation and improves vasomotor function of the aortic artery in atherosclerotic ApoE(-/-) mice. Inflamm Res. 2012 Dec; 61(12):1299-307.
Wang S, Li W, Xue Z, Lu Y, Narsinh K, Fan W, Li X, Bu Q, Wang F, Liang J, Wu K, Cao F. Molecular imaging of p53 signal pathway in lung cancer cell cycle arrest induced by cisplatin. Mol Carcinog. 2013 Nov; 52(11):900-7.
Liu J, Narsinh KH, Lan F, Wang L, Nguyen PK, Hu S, Lee A, Han L, Gong Y, Huang M, Nag D, Rosenberg J, Chouldechova A, Robbins RC, Wu JC. Early stem cell engraftment predicts late cardiac functional recovery: preclinical insights from molecular imaging. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Jul; 5(4):481-90.
Sun D, Narsinh K, Wang H, Li C, Li W, Zhang Z, Li J, Cao F. Effect of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells transplantation in diabetic patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Jul 31; 167(2):537-47.
Sheikh AY, Huber BC, Narsinh KH, Spin JM, van der Bogt K, de Almeida PE, Ransohoff KJ, Kraft DL, Fajardo G, Ardigo D, Ransohoff J, Bernstein D, Fischbein MP, Robbins RC, Wu JC. In vivo functional and transcriptional profiling of bone marrow stem cells after transplantation into ischemic myocardium. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012 Jan; 32(1):92-102.
Lee AS, Xu D, Plews JR, Nguyen PK, Nag D, Lyons JK, Han L, Hu S, Lan F, Liu J, Huang M, Narsinh KH, Long CT, de Almeida PE, Levi B, Kooreman N, Bangs C, Pacharinsak C, Ikeno F, Yeung AC, Gambhir SS, Robbins RC, Longaker MT, Wu JC. Preclinical derivation and imaging of autologously transplanted canine induced pluripotent stem cells. J Biol Chem. 2011 Sep 16; 286(37):32697-704.
Narsinh K, Narsinh KH, Wu JC. Derivation of human induced pluripotent stem cells for cardiovascular disease modeling. Circ Res. 2011 Apr 29; 108(9):1146-56.
Narsinh KH, Plews J, Wu JC. Comparison of human induced pluripotent and embryonic stem cells: fraternal or identical twins? Mol Ther. 2011 Apr; 19(4):635-8.
Narsinh KH, Sun N, Sanchez-Freire V, Lee AS, Almeida P, Hu S, Jan T, Wilson KD, Leong D, Rosenberg J, Yao M, Robbins RC, Wu JC. Single cell transcriptional profiling reveals heterogeneity of human induced pluripotent stem cells. J Clin Invest. 2011 Mar; 121(3):1217-21.
Wang Y, Narsinh K, Zhao L, Sun D, Wang D, Zhang Z, Sun Z, Zhang R, Wang H, Cao F. Effects and mechanisms of ghrelin on cardiac microvascular endothelial cells in rats. Cell Biol Int. 2011 Feb; 35(2):135-40.
Narsinh KH, Jia F, Robbins RC, Kay MA, Longaker MT, Wu JC. Generation of adult human induced pluripotent stem cells using nonviral minicircle DNA vectors. Nat Protoc. 2011 Jan; 6(1):78-88.
Narsinh KH, Wu JC. Gene correction in human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells: promises and challenges ahead. Mol Ther. 2010 Jun; 18(6):1061-3.
Cao F, Xie X, Gollan T, Zhao L, Narsinh K, Lee RJ, Wu JC. Comparison of gene-transfer efficiency in human embryonic stem cells. Mol Imaging Biol. 2010 Jan-Feb; 12(1):15-24.
Cao F, Sun D, Li C, Narsinh K, Zhao L, Li X, Feng X, Zhang J, Duan Y, Wang J, Liu D, Wang H. Long-term myocardial functional improvement after autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells transplantation in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: 4 years follow-up. Eur Heart J. 2009 Aug; 30(16):1986-94.
Narsinh KH, Cao F, Wu JC. Molecular imaging of human embryonic stem cells. Methods Mol Biol. 2009; 515:13-32.
Nag A, Narsinh K, Martinson HG. The poly(A)-dependent transcriptional pause is mediated by CPSF acting on the body of the polymerase. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2007 Jul; 14(7):662-9.
Nag A, Narsinh K, Kazerouninia A, Martinson HG. The conserved AAUAAA hexamer of the poly(A) signal can act alone to trigger a stable decrease in RNA polymerase II transcription velocity. RNA. 2006 Aug; 12(8):1534-44.