Roy Gordon, MD

Professor Emeritus
Professor - Emeritus


Roy Gordon, MD retired after 25 years of services to UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. Dr. Gordon received his MA in Animal Physiology from the University of Oxford in England and he received his BM BCh in Medicine from the University of Oxford. He completed a residency in Urology and Radiology from Hadassah University Hospital Jerusalem, Israel, followed by a fellowship in Angiography and Interventional Radiology from the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in 1979. He established the section of Interventional Radiology at Hadassah Hospital in 1979 and was Chairman of the Department from 1981 to 1987. In 1987 he joined the IR section at UCSF and was chief of IR from 1997 to 2006.

Dr. Gordon’s research is focused on two main areas: the treatment of uterine fibroids by minimally invasive techniques such as uterine artery embolization, clinical follow-up of patients after UAE, and investigating the contribution and importance of the ovarian arteries in patients undergoing UAE, which is key for those patients wishing to maintain fertility. Another interest is the use of expandable metallic stents in the airways to treat obstructions of a benign type such as post lung transplantation, relapsing polychondritis, post-intubation structures and a variety of other entities.

Dr. Gordon has published over 200 articles based on his research and studies. He has written 6 book chapters and 36 abstracts.

Interventional Radiology

Uterine artery embolization, airway stenting, percutaneous interventions

Professional Interests:
Biliary tract, TIPS, application of expandable metallic stents for treatment of benign airway obstructions and transcatheter intravascular embolotherapy

Education and Training:
• Medical School: University of Oxford, England, BM BCh - Medicine
• Internship: Middlesex Hospital, University of London
• Residency: Hadassah University Hospital Jerusalem, Israel - Urology and Radiology
• Fellowship: Hospital, University of Pennsylvania - Angiography/Interventional Radiology
• Masters of Art: University of Oxford University, England - MA, Animal Physiology
• Medical Practitioner Full Registration, General Medical Council, England
• Doctor, Ministry of Health, Israel
• Federal Licensing Examination (FLEX)
• Medical Physician and Surgeon, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
• American Board of Radiology
• Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology, Israel Ministry of Health
• Physician and Surgeon, License, California Board of Medical Quality Assurance
• American Board of Radiology, Certificate of Added Qualification in Angiography and Interventional Radiology

Honors and Awards

Plenary Session Lecturer, Society of Interventional Radiology, Toronto, Canada, 2007


Veal DR, Lee AY, Kerlan RK, Gordon RL, Fidelman N. Outcomes of metallic biliary stent insertion in patients with malignant bilobar obstruction. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Jul; 24(7):1003-10.
Kohi MP, Naeger DM, Kukreja J, Fidelman N, Laberge JM, Gordon RL, Kerlan RK. Preoperative CT-Guided percutaneous wire localization of ground glass pulmonary nodules with a modified Kopans wire. J Thorac Dis. 2013 Apr; 5(2):E31-4.
Olorunsola OG, Kohi MP, Fidelman N, Westphalen AC, Kolli PK, Taylor AG, Gordon RL, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK. Caval penetration by retrievable inferior vena cava filters: a retrospective comparison of Option and Günther Tulip filters. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Apr; 24(4):566-71.
Arrayeh E, Fidelman N, Gordon RL, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK, Klimov A, Bloom AI. Transcatheter arterial embolization for upper gastrointestinal nonvariceal hemorrhage: is empiric embolization warranted? Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2012 Dec; 35(6):1346-54.
Kohi MP, Fidelman N, Naeger DM, LaBerge JM, Gordon RL, Kerlan RK. Hepatotoxicity after transarterial chemoembolization and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: do two rights make a wrong? J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Jan; 24(1):68-73.
Lee AY, Gregorius J, Kerlan RK, Gordon RL, Fidelman N. Percutaneous transhepatic balloon dilation of biliary-enteric anastomotic strictures after surgical repair of iatrogenic bile duct injuries. PLoS One. 2012; 7(10):e46478.
Fidelman N, Kwan SW, LaBerge JM, Gordon RL, Ring EJ, Kerlan RK. The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: an update. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Oct; 199(4):746-55.
Statler JD, Miller DL, Dixon RG, Kuo MD, Cohen AM, Duncan JR, Gordon RL, Gross K, Saad WE, Silberzweig JE, Stecker MS, Suri R, Thornton RH, Bartal G, Society of Interventional Radiology Safety and Health Committee. Society of interventional radiology position statement: prevention of unintentionally retained foreign bodies during interventional radiology procedures. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2011 Nov; 22(11):1561-2.
Fidelman N, Kerlan RK, Laberge JM, Gordon RL. Accuracy of percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography in predicting the location and nature of major bile duct injuries. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2011 Jun; 22(6):884-92.
Durack JC, Westphalen AC, Kekulawela S, Bhanu SB, Avrin DE, Gordon RL, Kerlan RK. Perforation of the IVC: rule rather than exception after longer indwelling times for the Günther Tulip and Celect retrievable filters. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2012 Apr; 35(2):299-308.
Tan JH, Fidelman N, Durack JC, Hays SR, Leard LL, Laberge JM, Kerlan RK, Golden JA, Gordon RL. Management of recurrent airway strictures in lung transplant recipients using AERO covered stents. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Dec; 21(12):1900-4.
Bhagat N, Fidelman N, Durack JC, Collins J, Gordon RL, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK. Complications associated with the percutaneous insertion of fiducial markers in the thorax. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2010 Dec; 33(6):1186-91.
Fidelman N, Gordon RL, Bloom AI, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK. Reperfusion of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after successful embolotherapy with vascular plugs. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2008 Aug; 19(8):1246-50.
Fidelman N, Bloom AI, Kerlan RK, Laberge JM, Wilson MW, Ring EJ, Gordon RL. Hepatic arterial injuries after percutaneous biliary interventions in the era of laparoscopic surgery and liver transplantation: experience with 930 patients. Radiology. 2008 Jun; 247(3):880-6.
Sobkin PR, Bloom AI, Wilson MW, LaBerge JM, Hastings GS, Gordon RL, Brody LA, Sawhney R, Kerlan RK. Massive abdominal wall hemorrhage from injury to the inferior epigastric artery: a retrospective review. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2008 Mar; 19(3):327-32.
Zarnegar R, Bloom AI, Lee J, Kerlan RK, Wilson MW, Laberge JM, Gordon RL, Kebebew E, Clark OH, Duh QY. Is adrenal venous sampling necessary in all patients with hyperaldosteronism before adrenalectomy? J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2008 Jan; 19(1):66-71.
Woo DH, Laberge JM, Gordon RL, Wilson MW, Kerlan RK. Management of portal venous complications after liver transplantation. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2007 Sep; 10(3):233-9.
Fidelman N, Allen D, Bloom AI, LaBerge JM, Hastings GS, Kerlan RK, Gordon RL, Wilson MW. Percutaneous interventions in subclavian artery-to-contralateral subclavian vein "necklace" hemodialysis grafts: experience in five patients. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2007 May; 18(5):597-601.
Beirne JP, Bloom AI, Bass NM, Kerlan RK, Wilson MW, Gordon RL, Laberge JM. Safety and efficacy of TIPS in patients with hemophilia and cirrhosis. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2007 Feb; 18(2):309-12.
Thornton RH, Heyman MB, Wilson MW, Zarrinpar A, Kerlan RK, LaBerge JM, Zwass M, Gordon RL. Sharp recanalization of a short esophageal occluding stricture in a patient with epidermolysis bullosa. Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Nov; 64(5):793-6.
Wang J, LaBerge JM, Chertow GM, Kerlan RK, Wilson MW, Gordon RL. Tesio catheter access for long-term maintenance hemodialysis. Radiology. 2006 Oct; 241(1):284-90.
Fidelman NA, Wilson MW, Bloom AI, Kerlan RK, LaBerge JM, Gordon RL. Orthopedic spinal and hip prostheses: effects of magnetic susceptibility artifacts during MR arteriography and venography of abdomen and pelvis. Radiology. 2006 Sep; 240(3):894-9.
Thornton RH, Gordon RL, Kerlan RK, LaBerge JM, Wilson MW, Wolanske KA, Gotway MB, Hastings GS, Golden JA. Outcomes of tracheobronchial stent placement for benign disease. Radiology. 2006 Jul; 240(1):273-82.
Ponrartana S, Laberge JM, Kerlan RK, Wilson MW, Gordon RL. Management of patients with "ex vacuo" pneumothorax after thoracentesis. Acad Radiol. 2005 Aug; 12(8):980-6.
Hiramoto JS, Laberge JM, Bracamonte E, Gordon RL, Kerlan RK. SIR 2005 film panel case: peripheral embolization from cardiac myxoma. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2005 Aug; 16(8):1061-6.
Kerlan RK, LaBerge JM, Wilson MW, Gordon RL. Residual thrombus within a retrievable IVC filter. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2005 Apr; 16(4):555-7.
Thornton RH, Kerlan RK, Gordon RL, Laberge JM, Wilson MW, Wolanske KA, Roberts JP. Percutaneous salvage of a failing rex shunt. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2005 Mar; 16(3):399-402.
LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK, Schneider DB, Gordon RL. Extensive peripheral, iliofemoral, and caval thrombosis in a 16-year-old girl. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2005 Jan; 16(1):133-7.
Schneider DB, Dimuzio PJ, Martin ND, Gordon RL, Wilson MW, Laberge JM, Kerlan RK, Eichler CM, Messina LM. Combination treatment of venous thoracic outlet syndrome: open surgical decompression and intraoperative angioplasty. J Vasc Surg. 2004 Oct; 40(4):599-603.
Hoxworth JM, LaBerge JM, Gordon RL, Wolanske KA, Kerlan RK, Wilson MW. Inferior vena cava thrombosis after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt revision with a covered stent. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2004 Sep; 15(9):995-8.
Fidelman N, Wilson MW, Boddington S, Knoess N, Lutz J, Wolanske KA, Kerlan RK, Laberge JM, Gordon RL. Postoperative evaluation of complex aortovisceral and aortorenal reconstructions by magnetic resonance angiography. Acad Radiol. 2004 Sep; 11(9):1055-8.
Wilson MW, Kerlan RK, Fidelman NA, Venook AP, LaBerge JM, Koda J, Gordon RL. Hepatocellular carcinoma: regional therapy with a magnetic targeted carrier bound to doxorubicin in a dual MR imaging/ conventional angiography suite--initial experience with four patients. Radiology. 2004 Jan; 230(1):287-93.
Chuter TA, Pak LK, Gordon RL, Reilly LM, Messina LM. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and graft thrombosis following endovascular aneurysm repair. J Endovasc Ther. 2003 Dec; 10(6):1087-90.
Kerlan RK, Coffey JO, Milkman MS, LaBerge JM, Wilson MW, Cea Wolanske KA, Gordon RL. Massive vaginal hemorrhage after uterine fibroid embolization. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2003 Nov; 14(11):1465-7.
Wolanske KA, Gordon RL, Wilson MW, Kerlan RK, LaBerge JM, Jacoby AF. Coil embolization of a tuboovarian anastomosis before uterine artery embolization to prevent nontarget particle embolization of the ovary. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2003 Oct; 14(10):1333-8.
Yilmaz LP, Abraham CZ, Reilly LM, Gordon RL, Schneider DB, Messina LM, Chuter TA. Is cross-femoral bypass grafting a disadvantage of aortomonoiliac endovascular aortic aneurysm repair? J Vasc Surg. 2003 Oct; 38(4):753-7.
Wilson MW, Fidelman N, Weber OM, Martin AJ, Gordon RL, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK, Wolanske KA, Saeed M. Experimental renal artery embolization in a combined MR imaging/angiographic unit. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2003 Sep; 14(9 Pt 1):1169-75.
Wolanske KA, Gordon RL, Kerlan RK, Wilson MW, LaBerge JM, Jacoby AF. Reversal of flow in the ovarian artery during uterine artery embolization. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2003 Jun; 14(6):785-7.
Kerlan RK, LaBerge JM, Wilson MW, Gordon RL, Kirkwood K, Sawhney R. SIR 2003 film panel case 5: massive hemorrhage from portal vein disruption. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2003 Jun; 14(6):797-802.
Matsen SL, Messina LM, Laberge JM, Gordon RL, Kerlan RK, Schneider DB. SIR 2003 film panel case 7: arterial thoracic outlet syndrome presenting with upper extremity emboli and posterior circulation stroke. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2003 Jun; 14(6):807-12.
Schneider DB, Curry TK, Eichler CM, Messina LM, Gordon RL, Kerlan RK. Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for the management of venous thoracic outlet syndrome. J Endovasc Ther. 2003 Apr; 10(2):336-40.
Wilson MW, Fidelman N, Lull RJ, Marder SR, Laberge JM, Kerlan RK, Gordon RL. Evaluation of active bleeding into hematomas by technetium-99m red blood cell scintigraphy before angiography. Clin Nucl Med. 2002 Nov; 27(11):763-6.
Messina LM, Schneider DB, Chuter TA, Reilly LM, Kerlan RK, LaBerge JM, Wilson MW, Ring EJ, Gordon RL. Integrated fellowship in vascular surgery and intervention radiology: a new paradigm in vascular training. Ann Surg. 2002 Oct; 236(4):408-414; discussion 414-5.
Wilson MW, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK, Martin AJ, Weber OM, Roberts T, Vitalich C, Higgins CB, Gordon RL. MR portal venography: preliminary results of fast acquisition without contrast material or breath holding. Acad Radiol. 2002 Oct; 9(10):1179-84.
Abraham CZ, Chuter TA, Reilly LM, Okuhn SP, Pethan LK, Kerlan RB, Sawhney R, Buck DG, Gordon RL, Messina LM. Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair with the Zenith stent graft: short to midterm results. J Vasc Surg. 2002 Aug; 36(2):217-24; discussion 224-5.
Gotway MB, Golden JA, LaBerge JM, Webb WR, Reddy GP, Wilson MW, Kerlan RK, Gordon RL. Benign tracheobronchial stenoses: changes in short-term and long-term pulmonary function testing after expandable metallic stent placement. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2002 Jul-Aug; 26(4):564-72.
Fidelman N, Wilson MW, Weber OM, Martin AJ, Kerlan RK, LaBerge JM, Gordon RL. Real-time MR properties of particulate embolic agents tested in a dynamic flow model. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2002 Jun; 13(6):613-8.
Kerlan RK, LaBerge JM, Wilson MW, Gordon RL. SCVIR 2002 film panel case 6: hematuria caused by ureteroarterial fistula. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2002 Jun; 13(6):644-7.
Smith AK, Coakley FV, Jackson R, Gordon RL. CT and MRI of retroperitoneal edema associated with large uterine leiomyomas. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2002 May-Jun; 26(3):459-61.
Kim S, Gotway MB, Webb WR, Gordon RL, Golden JA. Tracheal compression by the stomach following gastric pull-up: diagnosis with CT and treatment with expandable metallic stent placement. Chest. 2002 Mar; 121(3):998-1001.
LaBerge JM, Ring EJ, Gordon RL. Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystenlic Shunts: TIPS. Surg Technol Int. 1991 Nov; I:300-305.