Vishal Kumar, MD

Assistant Professor
Asst Prof Clinical Radiology

Biography

Vishal Kumar, MD is an assistant professor of clinical radiology in the Interventional Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco and at the San Francisco General Hospital. He received his medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. In 2008, he completed a one-year internal medicine internship from Olive­View UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar, California. From 2008-2009, Dr. Kumar completed one year of his Diagnostic Radiology residency program at Harbor­UCLA in Torrance, California, and from 2009-2012, he finished the remainder of his Diagnostic Radiology residency at UCSF, followed by a vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at UCSF in 2013.

Dr. Kumar joins the esteemed faculty of UCSF with a commitment to delivering the highest level of clinical excellence, professionalism and patient safety. His particular research interests include educating medical students about the field of interventional radiology, implementing emerging technologies to assess and improve patient outcomes, and comparative effectiveness/cost efficiency.

Expertise:
Interventional Radiology

Specialty:
Management of oncologic disease, including hepatic, biliary and renal malignancies. Dialysis interventions and venous access

Professional Interests:
Interventional oncology, venous access, percutaneous drainage and biopsy, medical education, workflow efficiency, informatics

Education and Training:
• Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
• Internship: Olive­View UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, California
• Residency: Harbor­UCLA, Torrance, California
• Residency: University of California, San Francisco
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco – Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha, UCLA Medical School, 2007

Publications

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, 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.