Pallav Kolli, MD

Assistant Professor
Associate Chair for Quality and Safety
Asst Prof of Clin Radiology

Biography

K. Pallav Kolli, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Kolli obtained his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois in 2006, and completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco in 2011, followed by a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at UCSF in 2012.

Dr. Kolli serves as the departmental lead for Radiology quality and safety programs within both the School of Medicine and UCSF Health. He is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance, developing best-practice guidelines for safe diagnostic and interventional procedures, and implementing initiatives for continuous quality improvement in Radiology. In this role, he oversees the departmental MRI Safety and Radiation Oversight Committees.

Dr. Kolli’s areas of interest include magnetic-resonance guidance for interventional procedures, interventional oncology procedures, and venous interventions. From 2010-2012, Dr. Kolli was appointed investigator of the project Endovascular Thermal Tissue Ablation in the Interventional MRI Environment. The project explored the potential to perform thermal tissue ablation using a novel steerable endovascular catheter in the interventional MRI environment.

Dr. Kolli is a member of the Radiological Society of North America, the Society of Interventional Radiology, and the American Roentgen Ray Society.

Expertise:
Interventional Radiology

Specialty:
Interventional oncology and MRI

Professional Interests:
Interventional oncology, assessing outcomes of interventional radiologic procedures, and investigating novel methods of imaging guidance for interventional procedures, such as MRI-guided interventions

Education and Training:
• Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
• Internship: Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Chicago, Illinois - Transitional Medicine
• Residency: University of California, San Francisco - Diagnostic Radiology
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Vascular and Interventional Radiology
• American Board of Radiology Certification in Diagnostic Radiology
• Licensed to practice medicine in the state of California

Education

Residency, - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Publications

Goldhoff PE, Vohra P, Kolli KP, Ljung BM. Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Liver Lesions Yields Higher Tumor Fraction for Molecular Studies: A Direct Comparison With Concurrent Core Needle Biopsy. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019 Sep 01; 17(9):1075-1081.
Fidelman N, Johanson C, Kohi MP, Kolli KP, Kohlbrenner RM, Lehrman ED, Taylor AG, Kelley RK, Yao FY, Roberts JP, Kerlan RK. Prospective Phase II trial of drug-eluting bead chemoembolization for liver transplant candidates with hepatocellular carcinoma and marginal hepatic reserve. J Hepatocell Carcinoma. 2019; 6:93-103.
Knox J, Watson E, Fidelman N, Taylor AG, Kolli K, Lehrman E, Kohlbrenner R, Kohi MP. Outcomes after Peripancreatic Fluid Drainage in Patients with Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2019 Jun; 30(6):918-921.
Lee KA, Taylor A, Bartolome B, Fidelman N, Kolli KP, Kohi M, Kohlbrenner R, Laberge J, Lehrman E, Kerlan R. Safety and Efficacy of Transjugular Liver Biopsy in Patients with Left Lobe-Only Liver Transplants. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2019 Feb 13.
Kohlbrenner R, Lehrman ED, Taylor AG, Kohi MP, Fidelman N, Kumar V, Conrad M, Kolli KP. Operator Dose Reduction during Transjugular Liver Biopsy Using a Radiation-Attenuating Drape: A Prospective, Randomized Study. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2018 09; 29(9):1248-1253.
Kohlbrenner R, Kolli KP, Taylor AG, Kohi MP, Lehrman ED, Fidelman N, Conrad M, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK, Gould R. Radiation Dose Reduction during Uterine Fibroid Embolization Using an Optimized Imaging Platform. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2017 Aug; 28(8):1129-1135.e1.
Kohi MP, Kohlbrenner R, Kolli KP, Lehrman E, Taylor AG, Fidelman N. Catheter directed interventions for acute deep vein thrombosis. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2016 Dec; 6(6):599-611.
Fidelman N, Kerlan RK, Hawkins RA, Pampaloni M, Taylor AG, Kohi MP, Kolli KP, Atreya CE, Bergsland EK, Kelley RK, Ko AH, Korn WM, Van Loon K, McWhirter RM, Luan J, Johanson C, Venook AP. Radioembolization with 90Y glass microspheres for the treatment of unresectable metastatic liver disease from chemotherapy-refractory gastrointestinal cancers: final report of a prospective pilot study. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2016 Dec; 7(6):860-874.
Lokken RP, Fidelman N, Kolli KP, Kerlan RK. Safety and Efficacy of Doxorubicin Drug-Eluting Embolic Chemoembolization of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Supplied by Extrahepatic Collateral Arteries. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Nov; 27(11):1698-1704.
Kolli KP, LaBerge JM. Interventional Management of Nonvascular Renal Transplant Complications. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Sep; 19(3):218-27.
Kolli KP, LaBerge JM. Interventional Management of Vascular Renal Transplant Complications. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Sep; 19(3):228-36.
Taylor AG, Kolli KP, Kerlan RK. Techniques for Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Reduction and Occlusion. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Mar; 19(1):74-81.
Kohi MP, Fidelman N, Behr S, Taylor AG, Kolli K, Conrad M, Hwang G, Weinstein S. Periprocedural Patient Care. Radiographics. 2015 Oct; 35(6):1766-78.
Kohlbrenner R, Kolli KP, Taylor AG, Kohi MP, Fidelman N, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK, Agarwal VK, Lehrman ED, Nanavati S, Avrin DE, Gould R. Patient Radiation Dose Reduction during Transarterial Chemoembolization Using a Novel X-Ray Imaging Platform. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 Sep; 26(9):1331-8.
Kohi MP, Taylor AG, Kolli KP, Fidelman N, Kerlan RK. Crossed legs: an unexpected occurrence during an ALN filter placement. Clin Imaging. 2015 Nov-Dec; 39(6):1128-9.
Bartolome B, Kohi MP, Fidelman N, Taylor AG, Kolli KP, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK. Hemothorax resulting from injury to the right inferior phrenic artery following transhepatic procedures. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 Apr; 26(4):600-1.
Young K, Fidelman N, Yao FY, Hills NK, Kohi MP, Kolli KP, Taylor AG, Kerlan RK. Implications of discordant findings between hepatic angiography and cross-sectional imaging in transplant candidates with hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Transpl. 2015 Apr; 21(4):454-67.
Kohi MP, Naeger DM, Lorenson MJ, Taylor AG, Kolli KP, Fidelman N, Kerlan RK. Hook, line, and sinker: hook wire localization of a retained suture needle in the perineum. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Sep; 25(9):1479-80.
Fidelman N, Kerlan RK, Hawkins RA, Taylor AG, Kohi MP, Kolli KP, Bergsland EK, Kelley RK, Ko AH, Korn WM, McWhirter RM, Luan J, Venook AP. 90Y glass microspheres for the treatment of unresectable metastatic liver disease from chemotherapy-refractory gastrointestinal cancers: a pilot study. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2014 Jun; 45(2):168-80.
Kohi MP, Agarwal VK, Naeger DM, Taylor AG, Kolli KP, Fidelman N, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK. The inferior emissary vein: a reliable landmark for right adrenal vein sampling. Acta Radiol. 2015 Apr; 56(4):454-7.
Kuo YC, Kohi MP, Naeger DM, Tong RT, Kolli KP, Taylor AG, Laberge JM, Kerlan RK, Fidelman N. Efficacy of TACE in TIPS patients: comparison of treatment response to chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with and without a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2013 Oct; 36(5):1336-43.
Tong RT, Kohi M, Fidelman N, Kuo YC, Foster R, Peled A, Kolli KP, Taylor AG, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK. Clinical outcomes of percutaneous drainage of breast fluid collections after mastectomy with expander-based breast reconstruction. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Sep; 24(9):1369-74.
Kumar AS, Sidani SM, Kolli K, Stahl TJ, Ayscue JM, Fitzgerald JF, Smith LE. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery for rectal carcinoids: the largest reported United States experience. Colorectal Dis. 2012 May; 14(5):562-6.
Saeed M, Hetts SW, Ursell PC, Do L, Kolli KP, Wilson MW. Evaluation of the acute effects of distal coronary microembolization using multidetector computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Jun; 67(6):1747-57.