Marc Kohli, MD

Associate Professor
Associate Chair, Clinical Informatics
Professor Clinical Radiology


Marc Kohli, MD is Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Medical Director of Imaging Informatics for UCSF Health, and the Associate Chair of Clinical Informatics for the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.

In his role at UCSF Marc leads the Imaging IT group, which manages over 40 applications supporting operations at UCSF Health. Currently he is leading a PACS replacement project valued at nearly $10mil. Marc also leads the Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA)/Enterprise Imaging strategy for UCSF.

Marc has an extensive record of service to informatics including Chair of the Board of Directors for the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM). Marc also participates on the Radiology Informatics Committee (RIC) for RSNA as the co-chair of a joint RSNA/ACR Committee on Common Data Elements (CDE) ( as well as co-chair of the Imaging AI in Practice (IAIP) demonstration project.

Marc has given 65 invited lectures on informatics at national conferences, delivered 3 national webinars, and 17 lectures internationally. One of his youtube videos on radiology informatics ( has been viewed over 24,000 times since 2014, and is used for imaging informatics education around the globe.

Abdominal Imaging

Informatics and Global Outreach

Professional Interests:
Radiology, Informatics, Abdominal Imaging, Ultrasound, Global outreach, Education

Education and Training:
• Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
• Internship: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
• Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
• Fellowship: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis – Abdominal Imaging and Informatics


2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California

Honors and Awards

Extra-Mile Award - Excellence in Global Outreach, IU Radiology and Imaging Sciences, 2015
Extra-Mile Award – IT and Informatics Contriubtions, IU Radiology and Imaging Sciences, 2010
Clarian Silver Service Excellence Award, Clarian Health Partners Indianapolis, IN, 2009


Choi HH, Kotsenas AL, Chen JV, Bronsky C, Roth CJ, Kohli MD. Multi-institutional Experience with Patient Image Access Through Electronic Health Record Patient Portals. J Digit Imaging. 2022 Jan 12.
Smith-Bindman R, Yu S, Wang Y, Kohli MD, Chu P, Chung R, Luong J, Bos D, Stewart C, Bista B, Alejandrez Cisneros A, Delman B, Einstein AJ, Flynn M, Romano P, Seibert JA, Westphalen AC, Bindman A. An Image Quality-informed Framework for CT Characterization. Radiology. 2021 Nov 09; 210591.
Wiggins WF, Magudia K, Schmidt TMS, O'Connor SD, Carr CD, Kohli MD, Andriole KP. Imaging AI in Practice: A Demonstration of Future Workflow Using Integration Standards. Radiol Artif Intell. 2021 Nov; 3(6):e210152.
Choi HH, Chang SD, Kohli MD. Implementation and design of artificial intelligence in abdominal imaging. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 12; 45(12):4084-4089.
Filice RW, Mongan J, Kohli MD. Evaluating Artificial Intelligence Systems to Guide Purchasing Decisions. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Nov; 17(11):1405-1409.
Callen AL, Dupont SM, Price A, Laguna B, McCoy D, Do B, Talbott J, Kohli M, Narvid J. Between Always and Never: Evaluating Uncertainty in Radiology Reports Using Natural Language Processing. J Digit Imaging. 2020 10; 33(5):1194-1201.
Ullrich T, Kohli MD, Ohliger MA, Magudia K, Arora SS, Barrett T, Bittencourt LK, Margolis DJ, Schimmöller L, Turkbey B, Westphalen AC. Quality Comparison of 3 Tesla multiparametric MRI of the prostate using a flexible surface receiver coil versus conventional surface coil plus endorectal coil setup. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 12; 45(12):4260-4270.
Houshyar R, Tran-Harding K, Glavis-Bloom J, Nguyentat M, Mongan J, Chahine C, Loehfelm TW, Kohli MD, Zaragoza EJ, Murphy PM, Kampalath R. Effect of shelter-in-place on emergency department radiology volumes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Emerg Radiol. 2020 Dec; 27(6):781-784.
Raghavan K, Hicks RM, Kohli MD, Kolli KP, Itri JN, Seidenwurm DJ, Ordovas KG. Collaborative Opportunities for Radiology Quality Improvement Projects. Acad Radiol. 2021 03; 28(3):402-404.
Mongan J, Kohli M. Artificial Intelligence and Human Life: Five Lessons for Radiology from the 737 MAX Disasters. Radiol Artif Intell. 2020 Mar; 2(2):e190111.
Geis JR, Brady AP, Wu CC, Spencer J, Ranschaert E, Jaremko JL, Langer SG, Borondy Kitts A, Birch J, Shields WF, van den Hoven van Genderen R, Kotter E, Wawira Gichoya J, Cook TS, Morgan MB, Tang A, Safdar NM, Kohli M. Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Radiology: Summary of the Joint European and North American Multisociety Statement. Radiology. 2019 11; 293(2):436-440.
Geis JR, Brady AP, Wu CC, Spencer J, Ranschaert E, Jaremko JL, Langer SG, Kitts AB, Birch J, Shields WF, van den Hoven van Genderen R, Kotter E, Gichoya JW, Cook TS, Morgan MB, Tang A, Safdar NM, Kohli M. Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Radiology: Summary of the Joint European and North American Multisociety Statement. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2019 Nov; 70(4):329-334.
Geis JR, Brady AP, Wu CC, Spencer J, Ranschaert E, Jaremko JL, Langer SG, Kitts AB, Birch J, Shields WF, van den Hoven van Genderen R, Kotter E, Gichoya JW, Cook TS, Morgan MB, Tang A, Safdar NM, Kohli M. Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Radiology: Summary of the Joint European and North American Multisociety Statement. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Nov; 16(11):1516-1521.
Geis JR, Brady A, Wu CC, Spencer J, Ranschaert E, Jaremko JL, Langer SG, Kitts AB, Birch J, Shields WF, van den Hoven van Genderen R, Kotter E, Gichoya JW, Cook TS, Morgan MB, Tang A, Safdar NM, Kohli M. Ethics of artificial intelligence in radiology: summary of the joint European and North American multisociety statement. Insights Imaging. 2019 Oct 01; 10(1):101.
Juluru K, Heilbrun ME, Kohli MD. Describing Disease-specific Reporting Guidelines: A Brief Guide for Radiologists. Radiographics. 2019 Sep-Oct; 39(5):1233-1235.
Kohli M, Alkasab T, Wang K, Heilbrun ME, Flanders AE, Dreyer K, Kahn CE. Bending the Artificial Intelligence Curve for Radiology: Informatics Tools From ACR and RSNA. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Oct; 16(10):1464-1470.
Rajaraman S, Sornapudi S, Kohli M, Antani S. Assessment of an ensemble of machine learning models toward abnormality detection in chest radiographs. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2019 Jul; 2019:3689-3692.
Jha P, Espinoza N, Webb E, Kohli M, Poder L, Morgan T. Single institutional experience with initial ultrasound followed by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging for acute appendicitis in adults. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 07; 44(7):2357-2365.
Elsayes KM, Kielar AZ, Chernyak V, Morshid A, Furlan A, Masch WR, Marks RM, Kamaya A, Do RKG, Kono Y, Fowler KJ, Tang A, Bashir MR, Hecht EM, Jambhekar K, Lyshchik A, Rodgers SK, Heiken JP, Kohli M, Fetzer DT, Wilson SR, Kassam Z, Mendiratta-Lala M, Singal AG, Lim CS, Cruite I, Lee J, Ash R, Mitchell DG, McInnes MDF, Sirlin CB. LI-RADS: a conceptual and historical review from its beginning to its recent integration into AASLD clinical practice guidance. J Hepatocell Carcinoma. 2019; 6:49-69.
Shih G, Wu CC, Halabi SS, Kohli MD, Prevedello LM, Cook TS, Sharma A, Amorosa JK, Arteaga V, Galperin-Aizenberg M, Gill RR, Godoy MCB, Hobbs S, Jeudy J, Laroia A, Shah PN, Vummidi D, Yaddanapudi K, Stein A. Augmenting the National Institutes of Health Chest Radiograph Dataset with Expert Annotations of Possible Pneumonia. Radiol Artif Intell. 2019 Jan; 1(1):e180041.
Prevedello LM, Halabi SS, Shih G, Wu CC, Kohli MD, Chokshi FH, Erickson BJ, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Andriole KP, Flanders AE. Challenges Related to Artificial Intelligence Research in Medical Imaging and the Importance of Image Analysis Competitions. Radiol Artif Intell. 2019 Jan; 1(1):e180031.
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.
Halabi SS, Prevedello LM, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Mamonov AB, Bilbily A, Cicero M, Pan I, Pereira LA, Sousa RT, Abdala N, Kitamura FC, Thodberg HH, Chen L, Shih G, Andriole K, Kohli MD, Erickson BJ, Flanders AE. The RSNA Pediatric Bone Age Machine Learning Challenge. Radiology. 2019 02; 290(2):498-503.
Villanueva-Meyer JE, Chang P, Lupo JM, Hess CP, Flanders AE, Kohli M. Machine Learning in Neurooncology Imaging: From Study Request to Diagnosis and Treatment. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 01; 212(1):52-56.
Dhoot R, Humphrey JM, O'Meara P, Gardner A, McDonald CJ, Ogot K, Antani S, Abuya J, Kohli M. Implementing a mobile diagnostic unit to increase access to imaging and laboratory services in western Kenya. BMJ Glob Health. 2018; 3(5):e000947.
Kohli MD, Daye D, Towbin AJ, Kotsenas AL, Heilbrun ME. Social Media Tools for Department and Practice Communication and Branding in the Digital Age. Radiographics. 2018 Oct; 38(6):1773-1785.
Kohli M, Geis R. Ethics, Artificial Intelligence, and Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Sep; 15(9):1317-1319.
Kays JK, Shahda S, Stanley M, Bell TM, O'Neill BH, Kohli MD, Couch ME, Koniaris LG, Zimmers TA. Three cachexia phenotypes and the impact of fat-only loss on survival in FOLFIRINOX therapy for pancreatic cancer. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2018 08; 9(4):673-684.
Rajaraman S, Candemir S, Xue Z, Alderson PO, Kohli M, Abuya J, Thoma GR, Antani S. A novel stacked generalization of models for improved TB detection in chest radiographs. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2018 Jul; 2018:718-721.
Gichoya JW, Kohli M, Ivange L, Schmidt TS, Purkayastha S. A Platform for Innovation and Standards Evaluation: a Case Study from the OpenMRS Open-Source Radiology Information System. J Digit Imaging. 2018 06; 31(3):361-370.
Hussain MA, Langer SG, Kohli M. Learning HL7 FHIR Using the HAPI FHIR Server and Its Use in Medical Imaging with the SIIM Dataset. J Digit Imaging. 2018 06; 31(3):334-340.
Wang L, Dehm SM, Hillman DW, Sicotte H, Tan W, Gormley M, Bhargava V, Jimenez R, Xie F, Yin P, Qin S, Quevedo F, Costello BA, Pitot HC, Ho T, Bryce AH, Ye Z, Li Y, Eiken P, Vedell PT, Barman P, McMenomy BP, Atwell TD, Carlson RE, Ellingson M, Eckloff BW, Qin R, Ou F, Hart SN, Huang H, Jen J, Wieben ED, Kalari KR, Weinshilboum RM, Wang L, Kohli M. A prospective genome-wide study of prostate cancer metastases reveals association of wnt pathway activation and increased cell cycle proliferation with primary resistance to abiraterone acetate-prednisone. Ann Oncol. 2018 02 01; 29(2):352-360.
Kohli M, Morrison JJ, Wawira J, Morgan MB, Hostetter J, Genereaux B, Hussain M, Langer SG. Creation and Curation of the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine Hackathon Dataset. J Digit Imaging. 2018 02; 31(1):9-12.
Marcus SG, Candia S, Kohli MD, Mongan J, Zagoria RJ, Behr SC, Sun D, Westphalen AC. Association between misty mesentery with baseline or new diagnosis of cancer: a matched cohort study. Clin Imaging. 2018 Jul - Aug; 50:57-61.
Gichoya JW, Kohli MD, Haste P, Abigail EM, Johnson MS. Proving Value in Radiology: Experience Developing and Implementing a Shareable Open Source Registry Platform Driven by Radiology Workflow. J Digit Imaging. 2017 Oct; 30(5):602-608.
Kohli MD, Summers RM, Geis JR. Medical Image Data and Datasets in the Era of Machine Learning-Whitepaper from the 2016 C-MIMI Meeting Dataset Session. J Digit Imaging. 2017 Aug; 30(4):392-399.
Kohli M, Prevedello LM, Filice RW, Geis JR. Implementing Machine Learning in Radiology Practice and Research. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Apr; 208(4):754-760.
Chen PH, Loehfelm TW, Kamer AP, Lemmon AB, Cook TS, Kohli MD. Toward Data-Driven Radiology Education-Early Experience Building Multi-Institutional Academic Trainee Interpretation Log Database (MATILDA). J Digit Imaging. 2016 12; 29(6):638-644.
Takahashi EA, Kohli MD, Teague SD. A Practice Quality Improvement Project: Reducing Dose of Routine Chest CT Imaging in a Busy Clinical Practice. J Digit Imaging. 2016 10; 29(5):622-6.
Kohli M, Schonlau D. Radiology Quality Measure Compliance Reporting: an Automated Approach. J Digit Imaging. 2016 06; 29(3):297-300.
Chou HY, Steenburg SD, Dunkle JW, Gussick SD, Petersen MJ, Kohli MD, Shen C, Lin H. Streamlining emergent hand and wrist radiography with a modified four-view protocol. Emerg Radiol. 2016 Aug; 23(4):333-8.
Kohli M, Mayo-Smith W, Zagoria R, Sandrasegaran K. Image-guided intervention in the coagulopathic patient. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 04; 41(4):667-76.
Sandrasegaran K, Thayalan N, Thavanesan R, Kohli M, Berry W, Shah A, Kwo P. Risk factors for bleeding after liver biopsy. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 04; 41(4):643-9.
J. Gichoya, P. Haste, A. Mills, M. Kohli, M. Johnson. Abstract No. 621 Creating an interventional oncology translational database: early experience at Indiana University. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2016 Mar 1; 27(3):s273.
Demner-Fushman D, Kohli MD, Rosenman MB, Shooshan SE, Rodriguez L, Antani S, Thoma GR, McDonald CJ. Preparing a collection of radiology examinations for distribution and retrieval. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Mar; 23(2):304-10.
Kohli M, Dreyer KJ, Geis JR. Rethinking radiology informatics. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Apr; 204(4):716-20.
Kohli M, Dreyer KJ, Geis JR. The imaging 3.0 informatics scorecard. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Apr; 12(4):396-402.
Durand DJ, Kohli MD. Advanced practice quality improvement project: how to influence physician radiologic imaging ordering behavior. J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Dec; 11(12 Pt A):1155-9.
Wang KC, Kohli M, Carrino JA. Technology standards in imaging: a practical overview. J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Dec; 11(12 Pt B):1251-9.
Matthew P. Lungren, Bianca T. Nguyen, Marc D. Kohli, Ali M. Tahvildari. Educational Strategies and Volunteering in Global Health Radiology. . 2014 May 31; 93-109.
Kohli MD, Warnock M, Daly M, Toland C, Meenan C, Nagy PG. Building blocks for a clinical imaging informatics environment. J Digit Imaging. 2014 Apr; 27(2):174-81.
Tirkes T, Hollar MA, Tann M, Kohli MD, Akisik F, Sandrasegaran K. Response criteria in oncologic imaging: review of traditional and new criteria. Radiographics. 2013 Sep-Oct; 33(5):1323-41.
Kohli MD, Bradshaw JK. What is a wiki, and how can it be used in resident education? J Digit Imaging. 2011 Feb; 24(1):170-5.
Maglinte DD, Bartram CI, Hale DA, Park J, Kohli MD, Robb BW, Romano S, Lappas JC. Functional imaging of the pelvic floor. Radiology. 2011 Jan; 258(1):23-39.
Maglinte DD, Kohli MD, Romano S, Lappas JC. Air (CO2) double-contrast barium enteroclysis. Radiology. 2009 Sep; 252(3):633-41.
M.D. Kohli, D.D.T. Maglinte. CT enteroclysis in small bowel Crohn's disease. Clinical Imaging. 2009 Sep 1; 33(5):413.
Kohli MD, Maglinte DD. CT enteroclysis in incomplete small bowel obstruction. Abdom Imaging. 2009 May-Jun; 34(3):321-7.
Kohli MD, Maglinte DD. CT enteroclysis in small bowel Crohn's disease. Eur J Radiol. 2009 Mar; 69(3):398-403.
Kohli M, Hawes D, Mamlin B, Biondich P, Johnson M. Developing a radiology information system and picture archiving and communications system (RIS/PACS) for a Kenyan hospital. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 988.
Kohli MD, Trerotola SO, Namyslowski J, Stecker MS, McLennan G, Patel NH, Johnson MS, Shah H, Seshadri R. Outcome of polyester cuff retention following traction removal of tunneled central venous catheters. Radiology. 2001 Jun; 219(3):651-4.