Biography

Sanjeeva Kalva, M.D., is Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Chief of its Vascular & Interventional Radiology Division.

What I really admire about UT Southwestern is that people are willing to accept new ideas –and they’re interested in a team-level approach for patients.

He grew up in South India, where was drawn to medicine as an opportunity to serve other people at a very close level. He trained there in interventional radiology, then spent four years on faculty at Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore, India, where he performed wide-ranging vascular interventional procedures.

In 2003, Dr. Kalva joined the Harvard Medical School as a researcher, studying abdominal interventions at Massachusetts General Hospital. He then did an IR fellowship there, and after completion he was recruited at once to the Harvard faculty. Dr. Kalva spent a decade at Harvard caring for patients, teaching, and conducting cutting-edge research in IR before joining the UT Southwestern faculty as Chief of Interventional Radiology in 2013.

In addition to leading multiple research studies and publishing book chapters, a book, and many peer-reviewed papers, he has helped establish standards of care for his peers in the field, including the use of inferior vena cava filters and the management of aortic disease. He is actively involved in education, teaching IR to medical students, residents, and fellows and offering interdisciplinary lectures to physicians whose specialties overlap with IR.

For his clinical, teaching, and research acumen, Dr. Kalva has won numerous awards. Massachusetts General Hospital awarded him both the Dr. Athanasoulis Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Outstanding Performance Award for excellence in patient care and teaching. In 2012, he was honored by being named a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology.

Education

Medical School
Kurnool Medical College (1993)
Internship
Government General Hospital (1993), Transitional Year
Residency
Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (1998), Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship
Koval Medical Center and Hospital (2000), Interventional Radiology
Fellowship
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital (2004), Research
Fellowship
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital (2006), Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Research Interest

  • Liver Cancer, Chemoembolization, Radioembolization, Ablation
  • Portal Hypertension, Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt, Balloon-occluded Retrograde Trasnsvenous Obliteration of varices
  • Pulmonary Vascular Diseases: Arteriovenous malformation, Thromboembolism
  • Varicose veins, Chronic Venous insufficiency, Venous hypertension, Endovenous Laser Ablation, Sclerotherapy, Phlebectomy
  • Venous thromboembolism, Vena Cava Filters, Venous thrombolysis

Publications

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Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Certificate of Merit
    Radiological Society of North America (2013-2013)
  • Outstanding Performance Award
    Massachusetts General Hospital (2013-2013)
  • Dr. Athanasoulis Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Massachusetts General Hospital (2012-2012)
  • Fellow of Society of Interventional Radiology
    Society of Interventional Radiology (2012)
  • Cum Laude Award
    Radiological Society of North America (2011-2011)
  • Certificate of Merit
    Radiological Society of North America (2010-2010)
  • Cum Laude Award
    Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (2009-2009)
  • Cum Laude Award
    Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (2009-2009)
  • Certificate of Merit
    Radiological Society of North America (2008-2008)
  • Cum Laude Award
    Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (2007-2007)
  • Hounsefield Award
    Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (2007-2007)
  • Certificate of Merit
    Radiological Society of North America (2005-2005)
  • Cum Laude Award
    Radiological Society of North America (2005-2005)
  • Cum Laude Award
    Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (2005-2005)
  • Certificate of Merit with Excellence in Design
    Radiological Society of North America (2003-2003)
  • Certificate of Merit
    Radiological Society of North America (1999-1999)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Phlebology (2015)
  • Society of Interventional Radiology (2012)
  • American Medical Association (2008)
  • American College of Radiology (2006)
  • American Roentgen Ray Society (2006)
  • New England Society of Interventional Radiology (2004-2013)
  • Society of Interventional Radiology (2004)
  • Radiological Society of North America (1999)