Maya Vella, MD

Assistant Professor
Asst Prof Clinical Radiology

Biography

Dr. Vella completed her MD, residency and fellowship at UCSF while also serving as a T32 scholar during 2020-21.

As a clinician scientist, Dr. Vella has published research on the use of PET/CT in lung cancer staging in the veteran population, on MRI sequences in screening for cerebral arteriovenous malformations in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia patients and on gender disparities between education leadership and other forms of leadership in academic radiology.

Current projects include the creation and evaluation of an imaging-based criteria for the diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, analysis of medical student grading schema, and evaluation of the natural history of pulmonary metastases in gastrointestinal tumors.

Publications

Burns S, Vella M, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Atreya CE, Feng M, Kelley RK, Tempero MA, Van Loon K, Ko AH. Characteristics and Growth Rate of Lung Metastases in Patients With Primary Gastrointestinal Malignancies and Lung-dominant Metastatic Disease: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis. Am J Clin Oncol. 2022 01 01; 45(1):22-27.
Vella M, Alexander MD, Mabray MC, Cooke DL, Amans MR, Glastonbury CM, Kim H, Wilson MW, Langston DE, Conrad MB, Hetts SW. Comparison of MRI, MRA, and DSA for Detection of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2020 06; 41(6):969-975.
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.
Vella M, Meyer CS, Zhang N, Cohen BE, Whooley MA, Wang S, Hope MD. Association of Receipt of Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Mortality in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 11 01; 2(11):e1915828.
Cheung H, Lawhn-Heath C, Lopez G, Vella M, Aparici CM. Metastatic cervical paravertebral solitary fibrous tumor detected by fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography. Radiol Case Rep. 2018 Apr; 13(2):464-467.
Webb EM, Vella M, Straus CM, Phelps A, Naeger DM. Interpretive versus noninterpretive content in top-selling radiology textbooks: what are we teaching medical students? Acad Radiol. 2015 Apr; 22(4):520-6.
Amans MR, Cooke DL, Vella M, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Hetts SW. Contrast staining on CT after DSA in ischemic stroke patients progresses to infarction and rarely hemorrhages. Interv Neuroradiol. 2014 Jan-Feb; 20(1):106-15.
Lu W, Bacino CA, Richards BS, Alvarez C, VanderMeer JE, Vella M, Ahituv N, Sikka N, Dietz FR, Blanton SH, Hecht JT. Studies of TBX4 and chromosome 17q23.1q23.2: an uncommon cause of nonsyndromic clubfoot. Am J Med Genet A. 2012 Jul; 158A(7):1620-7.