Interventional Radiology

IR Team

 
Lawrence Rusty Hofmann, MD

Lawrence Rusty Hofmann, MD

In January of 2006, Dr. Hofmann joined Stanford University Medical Center as Associate Professor, Chief of Interventional Radiology. Dr. Hofmann comes from Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, where he was the Assistant Professor of The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Radiology and Surgery.

Dr. Hofmann completed his Fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center. His residency in Diagnostic Radiology was at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. His education was at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio and received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois. He is a member of the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology and he is also a member of the American Roentgen Ray Society as well as numerous other medical affiliations. Dr. Hofmann received numerous awards and honors, one of which being Melvin Judkins Young Investigator Award American Heart Association (co-author).

Dr. Hofmann's interests are venous diseases, DVT, Angiogensesis and Stent Grafts.

 
David Hovsepian, MD

David Hovsepian, MD

David M. Hovsepian, MD joined the faculty of the Interventional Radiology section in July 2007. He holds the rank of Acting Professor of Radiology and is the Chief Quality and Safety Officer for the Department of Radiology.

Dr. Hovsepian received his BA (cum laude) from Columbia University in New York in 1982, where he majored in computer science. He attended medical school at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his residency at New York's Presbyterian Hospital. Following a two-year fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, he joined the faculty at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology where he remained for 14 years, rising to the rank of Professor of Radiology and Surgery. During his career, he has participated in the training of over 200 residents and 70 fellows.

Dr. Hovsepian's research interests over the years have included the development of stent-graft technology for the treatment of aortic aneurysms; gynecological interventional radiology, which has focused most recently on uterine fibroid embolization; the treatment of vascular malformations in children and adults; and the emerging practices of evidence-based and patient-centered radiology.

He has served on the editorial boards of Radiology and the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, and is the Deputy Editor of RSNA News. He is past Co-chairman of the ACR-RNSA Public Information Web site Committee and continues to serve on a number of committees for the Society of Interventional Radiology and Radiological Society of North America. He has received numerous awards, including being named among "Best Doctors in America" and "America's Top Doctors".

 
Daniel Sze, MD

Daniel Sze, MD

Dr. Sze completed his undergraduate education at Harvard double majoring in biochemistry and studio arts. He went on to complete an MD and PhD in Biophysics at Stanford and a residency and chief residency in Radiology at UCSF and then returned to Stanford for additional training in Interventional Radiology.

He joined the Stanford faculty in 1997. His clinical and research interests include treatment of cancers, using genetic-based therapy, chemoembolization, ablation and other minimallyinvasive methods. Other clinical research interests include treatment of aortic dissections and aneurysms, management of portal hypertension and cirrhosis, peripheral arteriovenous malformations, venous reconstruction and pulmonary embolism, organ transplant-related complications, and magnetic resonance-guided interventions.

He received the prestigious Young Investigator Award from the Society of Interventional Radiology in 2002. He has authored over 150 papers, books, and abstracts and has been a co -investigator or principal investigator in 26 clinical trials.

 
Nishita Kothary, MD

Nishita Kothary, MD

Dr. Nishita Kothary has been on staff since April 2005. Prior to coming to Stanford, Dr. Kothary was an Assistant Professor at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Kothary completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at The George Washington University in Washington DC following which she did a year of fellowship in Neuroradiology at New York University Medical Center, New York and a second fellowship in Interventional Radiology at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Dr. Kothary is a member of the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American College of Radiology as well as numerous other medical affiliations.

Dr. Kothary's interests are cancer therapies, women's health and spine.

 
John Louie, MD

John Louie, MD

Dr. Louie earned his undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley, double majoring in chemistry and biology with honors. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California and performed his Internal Medicine internship at Kaiser San Francisco. After moving to Sacramento, he completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency at the University of California at Davis while serving as chief resident. Following fellowship at Stanford in Vascular and Interventional Radiology, he joined the faculty in 2007 as a clinical instructor.

Dr. Louie is a member of the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. His clinical interest include chemoembolization, selective internal radioembolization, ablation, peripheral and visceral arterial disease, and venous disease.

 
William T. Kuo, MD

William T. Kuo, MD

Dr. William T. Kuo is Associate Professor and Fellowship Director of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kuo received a B.S. degree with honors from Duke University and he earned an M.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine with distinction in radiology, winning the Meschan award for radiology excellence. His surgical internship was accomplished at the Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, WA. He then trained in a combined interventional and diagnostic radiology residency program at the University of Rochester Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident and became one of the first in the nation to complete the Clinical Pathway in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Following residency, Dr. Kuo received further endovascular training by completing his fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center.

Dr. Kuo is an international authority on catheter-directed therapy for acute PE and complex IVC filter retrieval. He has pioneered treatment of IVC filter complications using advanced endovascular techniques including laser-assisted filter retrieval, and his team at Stanford was the first in the world to successfully use this innovative procedure in humans. His research has led to improvements in the treatment of venous thromboembolism and new protocols for managing embedded IVC filters. Dr. Kuo routinely applies his expertise to treat patients from around the country and around the world, and he has established the Stanford IVC Filter Clinic as a national and international referral center for the management of filter-related complications.

Dr. Kuo's work has been published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Chest, and Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. For his pioneering work on photothermal tissue ablation for embedded filter removal, he received the prestigious Gary Becker Young Investigator Award from the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation in 2011. He has received numerous other awards including the Patientsí Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Award, and Top 10 Doctor Award. He has also been named a Top Physician by Castle Connolly Medical and U.S. News & World Report. As a nationally recognized expert, he has testified before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the safety of catheter-based treatment for acute pulmonary embolism.

 
Gloria Hwang, MD

Gloria Hwang, MD

Dr. Hwang completed her undergraduate education at Harvard, graduating with a magna cum laude in biochemical sciences. She then attended medical school at Stanford. After receiving her MD, she went on to complete an internship in surgery and a residency in Diagnostic Radiology, during which she served as Chief Resident, at Stanford. After a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship, she underwent clinical fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Stanford. She joined the faculty in 2008 as an assistant professor.

Dr. Hwang's clinical and research interests include interventional oncology, including chemoembolization and ablative therapies. She is interested in pancreatic interventions and the development of novel therapies for pancreatic cancer and type I diabetes. She also has an interest in gene-based therapies and the combination of molecular imaging with image-guided minimally invasive interventions.

 
David Wang, MD

David Wang, MD

Dr. David Wang joined the faculty in 2011. He completed fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center as the Constantin Cope-Cook Medical Fellow preceded by residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at Stanford University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, where he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellow and the lead founder of Stanford's Pacific Free Clinic. Dr. Wang earned his undergraduate degrees at Stanford University, graduating with honors and distinction in Biological Sciences and Economics.

His clinical interests include interventional oncology, minimally invasive treatment of arterial and venous diseases, and endovascular management of dialysis accesses. His research interests include therapeutic applications of molecular imaging, use of interventional techniques to advance molecular and cell-based therapies, targeted gene and drug delivery, tissue engineering, and device design and development.

 
Rajesh Shah, MD

Rajesh Shah, M.D.

Dr. Rajesh Shah joined the faculty of the Interventional Radiology section in August 2011. He received his BS (magna cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He worked in web development before going to medical school at The University of Chicago. He completed his internship at California Pacific Medical Center followed by a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. He did a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Stanford. Dr. Shah worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center before joining the faculty at Stanford as Chief of Interventional Radiology at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Health Care System. His interests include chemoembolization, bland embolization, selective internal radiation therapy, lung and liver ablation, and arterial and venous interventions.

 
Kathrine Jackson, FNP

Katherine Jackson, FNP

Katherine is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1996 and Master of Science in Nursing in 2000 from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has practiced in a variety of settings including academic university hospitals, private practice and consulting in the business and legal sectors.

Currently, in Interventional Radiology at Stanford Hospital and Clinics she provides care for a broad spectrum of patients undergoing specialized minimally invasive procedures including Oncology, Vascular, Women's Health and Pediatrics. She participates in ongoing research projects, patient education, pre-procedure evaluation and consent, post procedure evaluation and follow up. She is a Member of ASC turnaround time Committee and IR IT Task Force. In her free time she enjoys traveling and outdoor activities with her husband and twin sons.

 
Ryan Daugherty, NP

Ryan Daugherty, NP

Ryan Daugherty is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner who graduated from University of California, San Francisco with a Master in Science. He also has experience of over 12 years as a Register Nurse in many different Intensive Care Units. A few of his passions besides his family and providing the best possible care to ones under his care are anything to do with snow or two wheels. He split my time between South Lake Tahoe and San Francisco bay which provides environment for the people, music, art, food, and different ways of life that feeds my happiness.

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