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Robert K. Kerlan, Jr. M.D.

Robert K. Kerlan, Jr. M.D.

Robert K. Kerlan Jr., M.D.
Professor of Clinical Radiology,
Department of Radiology
Chief of Interventional Radiology,
UCSF Medical Center

Contact Information

Interventional Radiology
505 Parnassus Ave., Room M-361
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1300
Appointments: (415) 353-2573
Fax: (415) 353-8570
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  • University of Southern California School of Medicine 1977
  • UCSF Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology 1981
  • American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology - General
  • American Board of Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology - Subspecialty
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Department of Radiology, UCSF
  • Chemoembolization
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Primary Liver Cancer)
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Chemoembolization (TACE) in Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Liver Transplantation
  1. Thomas MB, Jaffe D, Choti MM, Belghiti J, Curley S, Fong Y, Gores G, Kerlan R, Merle P, O'Neil B, Poon R, Schwartz L, Tepper J, Yao F, Haller D, Mooney M, Venook A. Hepatocellular carcinoma: consensus recommendations of the national cancer institute clinical trials planning meeting. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Sep 1; 28(25):3994-4005. 
  2. Roberts JP, Venook A, Kerlan R, Yao F. Hepatocellular carcinoma: Ablate and wait versus rapid transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2010 Aug; 16(8):925-9. 
  3. Posselt AM, Bellin MD, Tavakol M, Szot GL, Frassetto LA, Masharani U, Kerlan RK, Fong L, Vincenti FG, Hering BJ, Bluestone JA, Stock PG. Islet Transplantation in Type 1 Diabetics Using an Immunosuppressive Protocol Based on the Anti-LFA-1 Antibody Efalizumab. Am J Transplant. 2010 Aug; 10(8):1870-80. 
  4. Kwan SW, Bhargavan M, Kerlan RK, Sunshine JH. Effect of advanced imaging technology on how biopsies are done and who does them. Radiology. 2010 Sep; 256(3):751-8. 
  5. Kwan SW, Kerlan RK, Sunshine JH. Utilization of interventional oncology treatments in the United States. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Jul; 21(7):1054-60. 
  6. Kerlan RK, Laberge JM. Fistula first, stent graft second. N Engl J Med. 2010 Feb 11; 362(6):550-2. 
  7. Mission JF, Kerlan RK, Tan JH, Fang MC. Rates and predictors of plans for inferior vena cava filter retrieval in hospitalized patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Apr; 25(4):321-5. 
  8. Szot GL, Lee MR, Tavakol MM, Lang J, Dekovic F, Kerlan RK, Stock PG, Posselt AM. Successful clinical islet isolation using a GMP-manufactured collagenase and neutral protease. Transplantation. 2009 Sep 27; 88(6):753-6. 
  9. Guy J, Somsouk M, Shiboski S, Kerlan R, Inadomi JM, Biggins SW. New model for end stage liver disease improves prognostic capability after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Nov; 7(11):1236-40. 
  10. Brandt-Zawadski M, Kerlan RK. Patient-centered radiology: use it or lose it! Acad Radiol. 2009 May; 16(5):521-3. 
  11. Costouros NG, Niho H, Mahadevan U, Kerlan RK, Bloom AI. Angiographic embolization for control of life-threatening hemorrhage from benign rectal ulcers. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2009 Apr; 20(4):561-2. 
  12. Yao FY, Kerlan RK, Hirose R, Davern TJ, Bass NM, Feng S, Peters M, Terrault N, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Excellent outcome following down-staging of hepatocellular carcinoma prior to liver transplantation: an intention-to-treat analysis. Hepatology. 2008 Sep; 48(3):819-27. 
  13. 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. 
  14. 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. 
  15. 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. 


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