Kimberly Kallianos, MD

Associate Professor
Modality Director, CT
Director, Cardiac & Pulmonary Imaging Fellowship Program
Assoc Prof- Clinical Radiology


Kimberly Kallianos, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Kallianos received her medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed a one-year internship at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She completed a four-year diagnostic radiology residency and Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging fellowship at UCSF.

Dr. Kallianos has a passion for teaching and was selected as the radiology resident liaison for medical student teaching during her training. She also completed a dedicated year of advanced research training under the National Institutes of Health Research Training in Biomedical Imaging (T32) Grant. Her current projects include collaborative research efforts with faculty from cardiology, transplant hepatology, and rheumatology focusing on the use of cardiac magnetic resonance for assessment of myocardial disease including strain imaging in pulmonary hypertension and T2 analyses for myocardial iron overload. She is also interested in quality improvement research, including radiation dose reduction and resident/faculty agreement in interpretation of coronary computed tomography angiography.

Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging

Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging

Professional Interests:
Medical student education, medical publishing, cardiac MR strain imaging, coronary CTA, epicardial adipose tissue


2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Fellowship, 2017 - Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging, School of Medicine - Radiology
Residency, 2016 - School of Medicine - Radiology, University of California, San Francisco
MD, 2011 - School of Medicine, Harvard

Honors and Awards

Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Medical Education Resident Award, UCSF, 2016-2017
Margulis Society Resident Research Award, UCSF, 2016


Fahad Alfares, Michael Bunker, Phillip Moore, Mark W. Cocalis, Shravan Sridhar, Kimberly Kallianos, Naveen Swami, V. Mohan Reddy, Shafkat Anwar. SERIAL 3D PRINTING TO PLAN A STAGED PALLIATION IN A PATIENT WITH COMPLEX CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE AND MAJOR AORTOPULMONARY COLLATERALS. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2023 Mar 1; 81(8):2582.
Kimberly Kallianos, Daniel Thomas Ginat, Jason M. Johnson. Oral Contraceptives (Estrogen and Progestin). . 2022 Nov 30; 427-432.
Kallianos K. Imaging of Pulmonary Manifestations of Connective Tissue Disease. Radiol Clin North Am. 2022 Nov; 60(6):915-924.
Vakil P, Wen Z, Lima AS, Weber EJ, Kallianos KG, Elicker BM, Naeger DM, Henry TS, Ordovas KG. Predictive Value of Coronary Artery Calcium in Patients Receiving Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiography for Suspected Pulmonary Embolism in the Emergency Department. J Thorac Imaging. 2022 Sep 01; 37(5):279-284.
Eng D, Chute C, Khandwala N, Rajpurkar P, Long J, Shleifer S, Khalaf MH, Sandhu AT, Rodriguez F, Maron DJ, Seyyedi S, Marin D, Golub I, Budoff M, Kitamura F, Takahashi MS, Filice RW, Shah R, Mongan J, Kallianos K, Langlotz CP, Lungren MP, Ng AY, Patel BN. Automated coronary calcium scoring using deep learning with multicenter external validation. NPJ Digit Med. 2021 Jun 01; 4(1):88.
Fite BZ, Hinostroza V, States L, Hicks-Nelson A, Baratto L, Kallianos K, Codari M, Yu B, Jha P, Shams M, Stoyanova T, Chapelin FF, Liu A, Rashidi A, Soto F, Quintana Y, Davidzon GA, Marycz K, Gibbs IC, Chonde DB, Patel CB, Daldrup-Link HE. Increasing Diversity in Radiology and Molecular Imaging: Current Challenges. Mol Imaging Biol. 2021 10; 23(5):625-638.
Elicker BM, Kallianos KG. Biopsy of Subsolid Nodules Suspicious for Adenocarcinoma: Counterpoint-Biopsy Has Limited Utility in the Diagnostic Evaluation of Subsolid Nodules. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 Oct; 217(4):815-816.
Bucciarelli-Ducci C, Ostenfeld E, Baldassarre LA, Ferreira VM, Frank L, Kallianos K, Raman SV, Srichai MB, McAlindon E, Mavrogeni S, Ntusi NAB, Schulz-Menger J, Valente AM, Ordovas KG. Cardiovascular disease in women: insights from magnetic resonance imaging. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2020 09 28; 22(1):71.
Kallianos KG, Lorca MC, Moraes GL, Devcic Z, Lobach I, Ordovas KG. Pericardial Fat Enhancement: New Computed Tomography Biomarker Influences the Relationship Between Pericardial Fat and Coronary Artery Disease. J Thorac Imaging. 2020 Jul; 35(4):270-275.
Vyas S, Greenwood HI, Jankowski T, Freimanis RI, Kallianos KG, Henry TS, Strachowski LM. A case of acute onset gigantomastia in a 20-year-old woman. Clin Imaging. 2020 Dec; 68:57-60.
Kallianos KG, Burris NS. Imaging Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm. Radiol Clin North Am. 2020 Jul; 58(4):721-731.
Venado A, Witt LJ, Kallianos K, Wolters PJ. Diaphragmatic Atrophy May Limit Progression of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 05 01; 201(9):e72-e73.
Curran L, Agrawal H, Kallianos K, Kheiwa A, Lin S, Ordovas K, Mahadevan VS. Computed tomography guided sizing for transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2020 Aug; 29:100523.
Webb EM, Kallianos KG, Vella M, Straus CM, Bucknor MD, Galvan J, Scoutt LM. Are Women Disproportionately Represented in Education Compared to Other Roles in Academic Radiology? Acad Radiol. 2020 12; 27(12):1767-1773.
Kallianos KG, Hope MD, Henry TS. Approach to Abnormal Chest Computed Tomography Contrast Enhancement in the Hospitalized Patient. Radiol Clin North Am. 2020 Jan; 58(1):93-103.
Elicker BM, Kallianos KG, Henry TS. Imaging of the Thoracic Manifestations of Connective Tissue Disease. Clin Chest Med. 2019 09; 40(3):655-666.
Kallianos KG, Muhoozi BN, Gottschalk A, Yom SS, Chan JW, Henry TS, Elicker BM, Ordovas KG, Naeger DM. Dedicated Diagnostic Radiology/Radiation Oncology Rounds: Added Value Beyond Traditional Tumor Boards. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2020 Jul - Aug; 49(4):248-253.
Kallianos KG, Webb EM, Hess CP, Talbott J, Bucknor MD. Use of the Implicit Association Test to Improve Diversity in Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Jul; 16(7):976-979.
Kallianos K, Mongan J, Antani S, Henry T, Taylor A, Abuya J, Kohli M. How far have we come? Artificial intelligence for chest radiograph interpretation. Clin Radiol. 2019 05; 74(5):338-345.
Flagg ER, Santos Lima AP, Kallianos KG, Ordovas KG. Nonischemic Cardiomyopathies. Radiol Clin North Am. 2019 Jan; 57(1):67-73.
Kallianos KG, Elicker BM, Henry TS. Approach to the Patient With Connective Tissue Disease and Diffuse Lung Disease. Semin Roentgenol. 2019 Jan; 54(1):21-29.
Dennis Toy, Kimberly Kallianos. Beyond Annulus Size: Imaging for TAVR Planning. Current Radiology Reports. 2018 Dec 1; 6(12):48.
Elicker BM, Kallianos KG, Jones KD, Henry TS. Smoking-Related Lung Disease. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2019 Jun; 40(3):229-238.
Lewin SM, Kallianos K, Nevah MI, Zhao S, Fix OK, Brooks GC, De Marco T, Qasim AN, Ordovas KG, Mehta N. Cardiac MRI T2* in Liver Transplant Candidates: Application and Performance of a Novel Imaging Technique to Identify Patients at Risk for Poor Posttransplant Cardiac Outcomes. Transplant Direct. 2018 Jul; 4(7):e363.
Merritt BA, Henry TS, Cha S, Ordovas KG, Kallianos KG, Elicker BM, Hope MD, Naeger DM. Tailoring Radiology Resident Education Using Aggregated Missed-Cases Data. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Jul; 15(7):1013-1015.
Yen AJ, Webb EM, Jordan EJ, Kallianos K, Naeger DM. The Stability of Factors Influencing the Choice of Medical Specialty Among Medical Students and Postgraduate Radiology Trainees. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Jun; 15(6):886-891.
Zhu C, Kallianos K, Henry T, Hope MD. Ferumoxtyol-enhanced MR Angiography for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Planning in Patients with Renal Failure. Radiology. 2018 04; 287(1):362-363.
Kimberly Kallianos, Purvi Parwani, Karen G. Ordovas. Cardiac CT and MR Applications in Electrophysiology. Current Radiology Reports. 2017 Dec 1; 5(12):63.
Zhu C, Haraldsson H, Kallianos K, Ge L, Tseng E, Henry T, Saloner D, Hope MD. Gated thoracic magnetic resonance angiography at 3T: noncontrast versus blood pool contrast. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Mar; 34(3):475-483.
Kallianos K, Brooks GC, Mukai K, Seguro de Carvalho F, Liu J, Naeger DM, De Marco T, Ordovas KG. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Evaluation of Left Ventricular Myocardial Strain in Pulmonary Hypertension. Acad Radiol. 2018 Jan; 25(1):129-135.
Kallianos KG, Webb EM, Conrad M, Ahearn B, Naeger DM. Interest in Interventional Radiology at Different Stages of Training: Possible Implications for the New Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2018 Sep; 47(5):293-295.
Elicker BM, Kallianos KG, Henry TS. The role of high-resolution computed tomography in the follow-up of diffuse lung disease: Number 2 in the Series "Radiology" Edited by Nicola Sverzellati and Sujal Desai. Eur Respir Rev. 2017 Jun 30; 26(144).
Kallianos K, Henry TS, Yeghiazarians Y, Zimmet J, Shunk KA, Tseng EE, Mahadevan V, Hope MD. Ferumoxytol MRA for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning with renal insufficiency. Int J Cardiol. 2017 Mar 15; 231:255-257.
Kanae Mukai, Kimberly Kallianos, Florent Seguro, Gabriel Acevedo-Bolton, Karen Ordovas. Left ventricular myocardial deformation measurements by magnetic resonance Tissue Tracking agrees with tagging (HARP) in healthy volunteers. Critical Reviews in Computed Tomography. 2016 Dec 1; 18(Suppl 1):q54.
Kallianos KG, Elicker BM, Henry TS, Ordovas KG, Nguyen J, Naeger DM. Instituting a Low-dose CT-guided Lung Biopsy Protocol. Acad Radiol. 2016 09; 23(9):1130-6.
Ordovas KG, Keedy A, Naeger DM, Kallianos K, Foster E, Liu J, Saloner D, Hope MD. Dilatation of the ascending aorta is associated with presence of aortic regurgitation in patients after repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Aug; 32(8):1265-72.
Kimberly Kallianos, Gabriel Brooks, Charles Higgins, Karen Ordovas. Evaluation of myocardial fibrosis by post gadolinium T1 measurement in patients with pulmonary hypertension. Critical Reviews in Computed Tomography. 2015 Dec 1; 17(Suppl 1):p380.
Maurovich-Horvat P, Kallianos K, Engel LC, Szymonifka J, Schlett CL, Koenig W, Hoffmann U, Truong QA. Relationship of thoracic fat depots with coronary atherosclerosis and circulating inflammatory biomarkers. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Jun; 23(6):1178-84.
Kallianos K, Moraes GL, Ordovas KG. Prognostic role of MR imaging in nonischemic myocardial disease. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2015 Feb; 23(1):89-94.
Kimberly Kallianos, Ana M. Franceschi, John R. Carr, William A. Mehan, Jason M. Johnson. CT of Carotid Arteries. 3D Imaging Technologies in Atherosclerosis. 2015 Jan 1; 61-92.
Kimberly Kallianos, Daniel Thomas Ginat, Jason M. Johnson. Oral Contraceptives (Estrogen and Progestin). Neuroimaging Pharmacopoeia. 2015 Jan 1; 329-334.
Pal Maurovich-Horvat, Kimberly Kallianos, Leif-Christopher Engel, Jackie Szymonifka, Christopher L. Schlett, Wolfgang Koenig, Udo Hoffmann, Quynh A. Truong. O010 The relationship between intrathoracic fat depots, circulating inflammatory biomarkers and coronary artery disease suggests a local atherogenic effect of the pericoronary adipose tissue compartment. Global Heart. 2014 Mar 1; 9(1):e3.
Lumish HS, Sidhu MS, Kallianos K, Brady TJ, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra BB. Reporting scan time reduces cardiac MR examination duration. J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Apr; 11(4):425-8.
Maurovich-Horvat P, Kallianos K, Engel LC, Szymonifka J, Fox CS, Hoffmann U, Truong QA. Influence of pericoronary adipose tissue on local coronary atherosclerosis as assessed by a novel MDCT volumetric method. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Nov; 219(1):151-7.
Truong Q, Kallianos K, Cannon C. Coronary artery disease. Calcium score of zero: not a gatekeeper to rule out coronary artery disease. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2010; 11(4):271-3.
Nicholas C. Kappas, Gefei Zeng, John C. Chappell, Joseph B. Kearney, Surovi Hazarika, Kimberly G. Kallianos, Cam Patterson, Brian H. Annex, Victoria L. Bautch. The VEGF receptor Flt-1 spatially modulates Flk-1 signaling and blood vessel branching. Journal of Experimental Medicine. 2008 Jun 9; 205(6):i16-i16.
Kappas NC, Zeng G, Chappell JC, Kearney JB, Hazarika S, Kallianos KG, Patterson C, Annex BH, Bautch VL. The VEGF receptor Flt-1 spatially modulates Flk-1 signaling and blood vessel branching. J Cell Biol. 2008 Jun 02; 181(5):847-58.