Sujal Nanavati, MD

HS Clinical Professor


Sujal Nanavati, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Interventional Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He supervises both scheduled and on-call interventional radiology procedures, conducts clinical rounds, provides consultation, oversees triage and admission, protocol and interprets CT and MR imaging studies and diagnostic x-rays. He received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, in 1996, and he completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology from Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, followed by a fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2002.

Dr. Nanavati serves as Officer of the Trauma QA Committee in the Department of Radiology at the San Francisco General Hospital. He also serves on the Dialysis Access Management Board at SFGH, and he is a Liver Tumor Board Representative in the Interventional Radiology Section at SFVAMC. As Officer of the Trauma QA committee, Dr. Nanavati works with a multi-specialty team to insure that they maintain the highest level of care for trauma patients. As a member of the Interventional Radiology Liver and Tumor Board, Dr. Nanavati and his colleagues work together to define the most effective and appropriate treatment recommendations for patients with hepatic neoplasms.

Dr. Nanavati is an active member of the American College of Radiology, the Society of Interventional Radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Radiological Society of North America, and the California Radiological Society.

Interventional Radiology

Dialysis access management and interventional trauma

Professional Interests:
Interventional radiology, arterial revascularization, interventional oncology, uterine fibroid embolization, DVT thrombolysis, dialysis access management, therapeutic embolization for varicocele/pelvic congestion syndrome, interventional trauma radiology, TIPS, non-vascular interventional radiology, clinical and technical instruction of interventional radiology

Education and Training:
• Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
• Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York - General Surgery
• Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York - Diagnostic Radiology
• Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Interventional Radiology
• American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
• Pennsylvania Graduate Medical Trainee
• Pennsylvania Medical Physician and Surgeon
• California Physician and Surgeon
• American Board of Radiology - Certificate of Added Qualification, Vascular and Interventional Radiology (active)
• California X-Ray Supervisor and Operator


2019 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California

Honors and Awards

Robert Lull Award for Outstanding Hospital Consultant, Department of Internal Medicine, ZSFG, 2016
The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award, University of California, San Francisco, 2009


Tina Y Hu, Muriel E Babey, Isabella Niu, Sujal M Nanavati, Elizabeth J Murphy. SAT360 Ovarian Vein Sampling in a Pre-menopausal Woman with Hyperandrogenism: Characterization of Hormonal Profiles. Journal of the Endocrine Society. 2023 Oct 5; 7(Supplement_1):bvad114.1665.
Matthys M, Ashby J, Nanavati S, Conrad M. Image-Guided Percutaneous Removal of Retained Acupuncture Needles in Soft Tissue. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2023 12; 34(12):2251-2253.
Knox JA, Kumar V, Conrad MB, Nanavati S, Moore T, Wilson M. Synergy in IR-Hybrid CT/C-arm in the setting of critical trauma. Emerg Radiol. 2022 Jun; 29(3):605-609.
Foo ET, Kumar V, Nanavati SM, Huo E, Wilson MW, Conrad MB. Percutaneous embolization of post traumatic splenic pseudoaneurysm. Emerg Radiol. 2018 Dec; 25(6):719-722.
Yen AJ, Conrad MB, Loftus PA, Kumar V, Nanavati SM, Wilson MW, Cooke DL. Internal Jugular Vein Embolization to Control Life-Threatening Hemorrhage after Penetrating Neck Trauma. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2018 03; 29(3):435-437.
M. Quezada, P. Curl, M. Kohn, V. Kumar, S. Nanavati, M. Conrad, M. Wilson. 3:36 PMAbstract No. 401 Is preprocedure barium necessary? Complication rate for percutaneous fluoroscopic-guided gastrostomy with and without barium. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2016 Mar 1; 27(3):s180.
Velez E, Surman AM, Nanavati SM, Kumar V, Lehrman E, Wilson MW, Conrad MB. CT-detected traumatic small artery extremity injuries: surgery, embolize, or watch? A 10-year experience. Emerg Radiol. 2016 Feb; 23(1):57-61.
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.
Nanavati SM. What if endoscopic hemostasis fails? Alternative treatment strategies: interventional radiology. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2014 Dec; 43(4):739-52.
A.M. Surman, M.B. Conrad, S. Nanavati, C. Broaddus, J. Kornak, R. Sincic, M. Wilson, C.S. Wang. 3:30 PM; Abstract No. 203 Outcomes and complications of simple high dose tPA and DNase treatment protocol for infected pleural effusions. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2014 Mar 1; 25(3):s95-s96.
Surman AM, Conrad MB, Barnett CF, MacGregor JS, Nanavati S, Wilson MW. Biliary cardiac tamponade as a result of iatrogenic biliary-pericardial fistula. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Dec; 24(12):1925-8.
A. Farkas, J. Durack, S. Nanavati, E. Finlayson, R.K. Kerlan. Abstract No. 226: Outcomes following percutaneous cholecystostomy for acute cholecystitis in patients over 80 years of age. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2012 Mar 1; 23(3):s93.
Sujal M. Nanavati, Rajiv Sawhney, Christopher D. Owens. Principles of Diagnostic Angiography. Handbook of Endovascular Peripheral Interventions. 2012 Jan 1; 119-139.
Russell JS, Sawhney R, Monto A, Nanavati S, Davoren JB, Aslam R, Corvera CU. Periprocedural complications by Child-Pugh class in patients undergoing transcatheter arterial embolization or chemoembolization to treat unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma at a VA medical center. Am J Surg. 2010 Nov; 200(5):659-64.
Sawhney R, Allen D, Nanavati S. Kissing balloon-expandable iliac stents complicated by stent fracture. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2008 Oct; 19(10):1519-20.
J.D. Collins, D. Allen, S. Nanavati, R.K. Kerlan, L. Brody, D. Woo, J. LaBerge, R. Gordon, M. Wilson. Abstract No. 13: Catheter Embolization for Control of Hemorrhage Following Therapeutic Abortion: 12 Year Experience. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2008 Feb 1; 19(2):s7.