Kari Nelson

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Associate Clinical Professor, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Chief, Radiological Sciences
School of Medicine

M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002
B.A., UC Berkeley, 1996

Phone: (714) 456-6921
Email: k2nelson@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
101 The City Drive South
Bldg. 1, Route 140
Mail Code: 5005
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Vascular intervention and imaging, radiation safety, clinical outcomes
Academic Distinctions
Certificate of Merit for Education Exhibit, 102nd Scientific Assembly RSNA, November 2016
RSNA Educational Exhibit Award: Excellence in Design for Educational Poster 2005
AUR Trainee Award for a Scientific Presentation May 2005
SIR Annual Scientific Meeting Resident-in-Training Scholarship 2005
Obstetrics/Gynecology Intern of the Year, awarded June 2003
Golden Key National Honor Society, membership awarded 1993
Appointments
Medical Director, Department of Radiological Sciences, 2014-present
Faculty Advisor, UCI AMWA Student Chapter, 2014-present
Sedation Committee, UC Irvine Medical Center, 2014-present
PICC Team Physician Supervisor, UC Irvine Medical Center, 2014-present
Faculty Advisor, Interventional Radiology Interest Group, UC Irvine, 2014-present
Faculty Interviewer, IR Fellowship Candidates, 2014-present
Faculty Reviewer, Radiology Residency Candidates, 2014-present
Co-Director, UC Irvine Ablative Oncology Center, 2015-present
CORE Lead, UCI EPIC Interventional Radiology 2016-present
Chair, UCI IR fellowship Clinical Competency Committee, 2016-present
Chair, UCI IR fellowship Program Evaluation Committee, 2016-present
Chair, UC Irvine Endovascular Committee, October 2017-present
Clinical Faculty Advancement Committee member, April 2018-present
Research Abstract
Sadegh B, Javan H, Katrivesis K, Nelson KJ, Fernando D, Kuncir E, Lekawa M, Abi-Jaoudeh N. Tiered Response Algorithm for Endovascular Management of Traumatic Hemorrhage. RSNA 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 2018.

Javan H, Sadeghi B, Ushinsky A*, Abi-Jaoudeh N, Nelson KJ, Fernando D, Uchio E, Katrivesis J, Borghei P. Safety and feasibility of prostate artery embolization in the management of prostate cancer bleeding. 33rd CIRSE Scientific Meeting, September 2018.

Padgett M*, Nelson KJ, Lam A, Fernando D, Katrivesis J, Abi-Jaoudeh N, Kohi M, Moriarty J, Picel A, Dong P. The role of IR in postpartum hemorrhage. 43rd Society of Interventional Radiology Scientific Meeting, March 2018.

Ballah D, Cochran R, Dong PR, Ihenachor E, Khan S, Lee AG, Lee EW, Moriarty JM, Nelson KJ, Padgett M, Picel AC, Kohi MP. Outcomes of the University of California invasive placenta registry: how different adjunctive procedures reduce intraoperative blood loss during cesarean hysterectomy. 43rd Society of Interventional Radiology Scientific Meeting, March 2018.

Ihenachor E, Khan S, Nelson KJ, Picel A, Dong P, Kohi M, Moriarty JM. Feasibility and safety of aortic balloon occlusion for management of obstetric hemorrhage with invasive placenta: initial results. 43rd Society of Interventional Radiology Scientific Meeting, March 2018.

Cochran RL, Kohi MP, Moriarty J, Dong PR, Nelson KJ, Picel AC. Evaluation of blood loss and transfusion requirements in patients with invasive placenta treated with arterial occlusion balloons or internal iliac artery ligation. 43rd Society of Interventional Radiology Scientific Meeting, March 2018.

Ushinsky A*, Javan H, Katrivesis J, Borghei P, Nelson KJ, Fernando D, Houshyar R, Uchio E, Abi-Jaoudeh N. Transcatheter embolization for control of intractable hematuria from prostate cancer. 43rd Society of Interventional Radiology Scientific Meeting, March 2018.

Lam AH*, Bui K*, Fernando D, Katrivesis J, Nelson KJ, Yoshida E, Abi-Jaoudeh. Patient and facility demographics-related outcomes in early stage non-small cell lung cancer treated with ablation: a national cancer database analysis. 43rd Society of Interventional Radiology Scientific Meeting, March 2018.

Lam AH*, Bui K*, Fernando D, Gunasekaran S*, Javan H, Katrivesis J, Mendoza E*, Nelson KJ, Padgett M*, Sadeghi B, Secrist M*, Abi-Jaoudeh N. Changes in two-dimensional perfusion angiography before and after inferior vena cava filter retrieval. 43rd Society of Interventional Radiology Scientific Meeting, March 2018.

Lam AH*, Bui K*, Fernando D, Katrivesis J, Nelson KJ, Yoshida E, Abi-Jaoudeh. Comparison of ablation at high-volume centers with stereotactic body radiation in early-stage primary non-small cell carcinoma: a national cancer center database study. 43rd Society of Interventional Radiology Scientific Meeting, March 2018.

Lam AH*, Yoshida EJ, Bui KT*, Fernando D, Nelson KJ, Abi-Jaoudeh N. Demographic and facility volume related outcomes in ablation for early stage hepatocellular carcinoma: a national cancer center database analysis. 103rd RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 2017.

Abi-Jaoudeh N, Fernando D, Nelson K, Javan H, Guzman R, Seery T, Liang P, Chen P, Hwang J, Lee R, Imagawa D. Phase 1 dose escalation study of a hypoxia-activating agent tirapazamine in combination of trans-arterial embolization in patients with intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma. International Liver Cancer Association 11th Annual Conference, September 2017.

Manzano W*, Savage D*, Khalsa R*, Nelson K. SIR-MSC: Uterine Fibroid Embolization. YouTube educational video, September 2017.

Abi-Jaoudeh N, Fernando D, Nelson K, Javan H, Guzman R, SeeryT, Liang PC, Chen PJ, Huang CY, Imagawa D. Phase I dose escalating study of a hypoxia-activating agent tirapazamine in combination of trans-arterial embolization in patients with intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma. EASL International Liver Congress, April 2017.

Javan H, Solberg A*, Sadeghi B, Hernandez-Rangel E, Kuoy E*, Bui K*, Lam A*, Knipping S*, Nelson K, Fernando D, Abi-Jaoudeh N. Accuracy of virtual parenchymal perfusion software in predicting treatment volumes during intra-arterial therapies. 42nd Society of Interventional Radiology Scientific Meeting, March 2017.

Findeiss L, Hamrick K, Nelson K. Vascular/Interventional radiology improvement team for analgesia and sedation (VIRITAS): A data driven approach to creating a sedation safety screening process. . 42nd Society of Interventional Radiology Scientific Meeting, March 2017.

Bui K*, Lam A*, Kuoy E*, Solberg A*, Javan H, Sadeghi B, Fernando D, Nelson K, Abi-Jaoudeh N. Update to dose reduction techniques in the interventional suite. 42nd Society of Interventional Radiology Scientific Meeting, March 2017.

Lam A*, Bui K*, Ton J*, Abi-Jaoudheh N, Fernando D, Nelson K. Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome: Imaging findings and Interventional treatment options. 102nd RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 2016.

Nguyentat M*, Ushinsky A*, Nelson K, Houshyar R. Imaging features of mycotic aneurysm in the emergency setting. American Society of Emergency Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting, September 2016.

Ushinsky A*, Nguyentat M*, Nelson K, Houshyar R. Delayed phase CT in trauma. American Society of Emergency Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting, September 2016.

Bossemani T, Nowroozizadeh B, Lu D, Wang B, Nelson K. Challenging large pulmonary lymphoma mass: correlation of imaging and immunostains for tumor markers. 2016 Pathways to Cures: Translational Science Day. June 2016.

Yang, L*, Fernando D, Nelson K, Abi-Jaoudeh N. Management outcomes in hepatocellular carcinoma rupture. Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies, May 2016.

Dutta R, Kaler K, Vernez SL, Okhunov Z, Youssef RF, Landman J, Nelson K. Comparison of radiation dosages between computed tomography-guided and ultrasound facilitated computed tomography-guided cryoablation of small renal cortical neoplasms. American Urologic Association Scientific Meeting, May 2016.

Lam A*, Rapp G*, Bui K*, Nelson K, Fernando D, Goodwin S, Abi-Jaoudeh N. Pre and post-procedural evaluation of imaging biomarkers after radioembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma as an indicator of progression. 41st Society of Interventional Radiology Scientific Meeting, April 2016.

Khalsa B*, Kwon Y, Nelson K. Nanoparticles as an imaging platform for selective localization of lower gastrointestinal bleeding. ISET Scientific Poster, January 2015.

Dissanayake S*, Nguyen CV*, Bosemani T, Nelson KJ, Fujitani R, Krishnam M. Reducing ionizing radiation dose in EVAR surveillance CTA: dual-bolus injection technique versus standard arterial and delayed phase CTA. 39th Annual Society of Interventional Radiology Scientific Meeting, March 2014.

Kuoy E*, Nguyen CV*, Dissanayake S*, Nelson KJ, Krishnam M. Quantitative assessment of LV function and volumes with 3-slice segmentation of cine SSFP short axis images: our experience. Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Scientific Sessions, January 2014.

Rose SC, Nelson KJ, Finch MF. Protecting the gut from toxic hepatic regional therapy. CIRSE Electronic Poster Exhibition (EPOS), September 2009.

Nelson KJ, Martin RK, Kono Y, Read WL, Rose SR. 90Y radioembolization-induced hepatitis B virus reactivation. CIRSE Electronic Poster Exhibition (EPOS),
September 2008.

Nelson KJ, Turba UC, Hagspiel KD, Angle JF, Matsumoto AH. Optional IVC filter retrieval:Preliminary data. RSNA Scientific Presentation, November 2006.

Nelson KJ, Turba UC. Percutaneous intravascular foreign body retrieval: 10 years of experience. CIRSE Electronic Poster Exhibition (EPOS), September 2006.

Nelson KJ, Harvey JA. Complications of breast augmentation: MR and mammographic findings. AUR Educational Exhibit, April 2006.

Rochman C, Nelson K, Harvey J. Dystrophic or DCIS? Improving Positive Predictive Value of Biopsy Recommendations for Coarse Heterogeneous Breast Calcifications. RSNA Educational Exhibit, November 2005.

Nelson KJ, Ciambotti JM, Gay SB, Brant WE. Block-teaching seminars in radiology resident education. AUR Scientific Presentation, May 2005.

Nelson KJ. Clinical Quiz: Pre-eclampsia complicated by blindness. www.appliedradiology.com January 2005

Rilling WS, Nelson KJ. Traumatic axillary artery pseudoaneurysm. ACR Teaching File 2002.

*author is a trainee
Publications
Randau C*, Nelson KJ, Fernando D, Abi-Jaoudeh N. Ureteroarterial fistula. ACR Case in Point, anticipated publication November 2018.

Lam A*, Yoshida E, Bui K*, Katrivesis J, Fernando D, Nelson K, Abi-Jaoudeh N. Patient and Facility Demographics Related Outcomes in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treated with Radiofrequency Ablation: A National Cancer Database Analysis. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2018; in press.

Padgett M*, Nelson KJ. Thermal Ablation for Renal Cell Carcinoma: Current Guidelines and Supporting Evidence. Endovascular Today 2018;17(10):67-69.

Lam A*, Yoshida E, Bui K*, Fernando D, Nelson K, Abi-Jaoudeh. A National Cancer Database Analysis of Radiofrequency Ablation versus Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2018;29:1211-1217.

Nelson KJ, Picel AC, Spencer EB, Kohi MP. Uterine Fibroid Embolization in a Patient with Lupus and Previous VTE. Endovascular Today 2018;17(8):62-66.

Lam A*, Bui K*, Hernandez Rangel E, Nguyentat M*, Fernando D, Nelson K, Abi-Jaoudeh N. Radiogenomics and IR. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2018;29:706-713.

Picel AC, Cochran RL, Nelson KJ. Treating postpartum hemorrhage and invasive placenta. Endovascular Today 2018; 17(1):64-68.

Daun M*, Nelson K (2018). Visceral and Solid Organ Trauma. In IR Playbook: A Comprehensive Introduction to Interventional Radiology (pp. 357-369). Springer.

Englander M, Ghatan C, Hamilton B, Josephs S, Nelson K, Traube L. Society of Interventional Radiology Position Statement on Parental Leave. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2017; 28(7):993-994.

Rapp G*, Nelson KJ, Imagawa DK, Huang JY, Lee JG. Management of an accessory bile duct leak following pancreaticoduodenectomy: a novel approach utilizing a percutaneous and endoscopic rendezvous. ACG Case Reports Journal 2017; 4:e2.

Bossemani T, Nowroozizadeh B, Lu D, Wang B, Nelson K. Unexpected pathology diagnosis in a patient with large pulmonary mass: primary pulmonary Hodgkin’s lymphoma. (2016) Int J Cancer Oncol 3(2):1-3.

Dutta R, Okhunov Z, Vernez S, Kaler K, Gulati A, Youssef RY, Nelson K, Lotan Y, Landman J. Cost comparison between different techniques of percutaneous renal biopsy for small renal masses. J Endourol. 2016 May; 30 Suppl 1: S28-33. Doi:10.1089/end.2016.0015

*author is a trainee
Professional Societies
Society of Interventional Radiology
Western Angiographic & Interventional Society
Radiological Society of North America
American College of Radiology
American Medical Women's Association
American Medical Association
Association of University Radiologists
Other Experience
Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology
UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology
Xray Associates of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology
The Permanente Medical Group, San Francisco, CA

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Radiological Sciences
UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA

Graduate Programs
Vascular and Interventional Radiology (DR)

Cardiothoracic Radiology (DR)

Radiology-Diagnostic

Transitional Year

Last updated
07/02/2019