Kimberly Kallianos, MD

Assistant Professor

Kimberly Kallianos, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Kallianos received her medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed a one-year internship at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She completed a four-year diagnostic radiology residency and Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging fellowship at UCSF.

Dr. Kallianos has a passion for teaching and was selected as the radiology resident liaison for medical student teaching during her training. She also completed a dedicated year of advanced research training under the National Institutes of Health Research Training in Biomedical Imaging (T32) Grant. Her current projects include collaborative research efforts with faculty from cardiology, transplant hepatology, and rheumatology focusing on the use of cardiac magnetic resonance for assessment of myocardial disease including strain imaging in pulmonary hypertension and T2 analyses for myocardial iron overload. She is also interested in quality improvement research, including radiation dose reduction and resident/faculty agreement in interpretation of coronary computed tomography angiography.

Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging

Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging

Professional Interests:
Medical student education, medical publishing, cardiac MR strain imaging, coronary CTA, epicardial adipose tissue


Automated coronary calcium scoring using deep learning with multicenter external validation.

NPJ digital medicine

Eng D, Chute C, Khandwala N, Rajpurkar P, Long J, Shleifer S, Khalaf MH, Sandhu AT, Rodriguez F, Maron DJ, Seyyedi S, Marin D, Golub I, Budoff M, Kitamura F, Takahashi MS, Filice RW, Shah R, Mongan J, Kallianos K, Langlotz CP, Lungren MP, Ng AY, Patel BN

Cardiovascular disease in women: insights from magnetic resonance imaging.

Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Bucciarelli-Ducci C, Ostenfeld E, Baldassarre LA, Ferreira VM, Frank L, Kallianos K, Raman SV, Srichai MB, McAlindon E, Mavrogeni S, Ntusi NAB, Schulz-Menger J, Valente AM, Ordovas KG

A case of acute onset gigantomastia in a 20-year-old woman.

Clinical imaging

Vyas S, Greenwood HI, Jankowski T, Freimanis RI, Kallianos KG, Henry TS, Strachowski LM

Imaging Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm.

Radiologic clinics of North America

Kallianos KG, Burris NS

Diaphragmatic Atrophy May Limit Progression of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Venado A, Witt LJ, Kallianos K, Wolters PJ

Computed tomography guided sizing for transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement.

International journal of cardiology. Heart & vasculature

Curran L, Agrawal H, Kallianos K, Kheiwa A, Lin S, Ordovas K, Mahadevan VS

Are Women Disproportionately Represented in Education Compared to Other Roles in Academic Radiology?

Academic radiology

Webb EM, Kallianos KG, Vella M, Straus CM, Bucknor MD, Galvan J, Scoutt LM

Approach to Abnormal Chest Computed Tomography Contrast Enhancement in the Hospitalized Patient.

Radiologic clinics of North America

Kallianos KG, Hope MD, Henry TS

Imaging of the Thoracic Manifestations of Connective Tissue Disease.

Clinics in chest medicine

Elicker BM, Kallianos KG, Henry TS

Dedicated Diagnostic Radiology/Radiation Oncology Rounds: Added Value Beyond Traditional Tumor Boards.

Current problems in diagnostic radiology

Kallianos KG, Muhoozi BN, Gottschalk A, Yom SS, Chan JW, Henry TS, Elicker BM, Ordovas KG, Naeger DM

Use of the Implicit Association Test to Improve Diversity in Radiology.

Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR

Kallianos KG, Webb EM, Hess CP, Talbott J, Bucknor MD

How far have we come? Artificial intelligence for chest radiograph interpretation.

Clinical radiology

Kallianos K, Mongan J, Antani S, Henry T, Taylor A, Abuya J, Kohli M

Nonischemic Cardiomyopathies.

Radiologic clinics of North America

Flagg ER, Santos Lima AP, Kallianos KG, Ordovas KG

Approach to the Patient With Connective Tissue Disease and Diffuse Lung Disease.

Seminars in roentgenology

Kallianos KG, Elicker BM, Henry TS

Beyond Annulus Size: Imaging for TAVR Planning.

Current radiology reports

Dennis Toy,Kimberly Kallianos

Smoking-Related Lung Disease.

Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR

Elicker BM, Kallianos KG, Jones KD, Henry TS

Cardiac MRI T2* in Liver Transplant Candidates: Application and Performance of a Novel Imaging Technique to Identify Patients at Risk for Poor Posttransplant Cardiac Outcomes.

Transplantation direct

Lewin SM, Kallianos K, Nevah MI, Zhao S, Fix OK, Brooks GC, De Marco T, Qasim AN, Ordovas KG, Mehta N

Tailoring Radiology Resident Education Using Aggregated Missed-Cases Data.

Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR

Merritt BA, Henry TS, Cha S, Ordovas KG, Kallianos KG, Elicker BM, Hope MD, Naeger DM

The Stability of Factors Influencing the Choice of Medical Specialty Among Medical Students and Postgraduate Radiology Trainees.

Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR

Yen AJ, Webb EM, Jordan EJ, Kallianos K, Naeger DM

Cardiac CT and MR Applications in Electrophysiology.

Current radiology reports

Kimberly Kallianos, Purvi Parwani, Karen G. Ordovas

Gated thoracic magnetic resonance angiography at 3T: noncontrast versus blood pool contrast.

The international journal of cardiovascular imaging

Zhu C, Haraldsson H, Kallianos K, Ge L, Tseng E, Henry T, Saloner D, Hope MD

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Evaluation of Left Ventricular Myocardial Strain in Pulmonary Hypertension.

Academic radiology

Kallianos K, Brooks GC, Mukai K, Seguro de Carvalho F, Liu J, Naeger DM, De Marco T, Ordovas KG

The role of high-resolution computed tomography in the follow-up of diffuse lung disease: Number 2 in the Series "Radiology" Edited by Nicola Sverzellati and Sujal Desai.

European respiratory review : an official journal of the European Respiratory Society

Elicker BM, Kallianos KG, Henry TS

Ferumoxytol MRA for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning with renal insufficiency.

International journal of cardiology

Kallianos K, Henry TS, Yeghiazarians Y, Zimmet J, Shunk KA, Tseng EE, Mahadevan V, Hope MD

Left ventricular myocardial deformation measurements by magnetic resonance Tissue Tracking agrees with tagging (HARP) in healthy volunteers.

Critical Reviews in Computed Tomography

Kanae Mukai, Kimberly Kallianos, Florent Seguro, Gabriel Acevedo-Bolton, Karen Ordovas

Instituting a Low-dose CT-guided Lung Biopsy Protocol.

Academic radiology

Kallianos KG, Elicker BM, Henry TS, Ordovas KG, Nguyen J, Naeger DM

Dilatation of the ascending aorta is associated with presence of aortic regurgitation in patients after repair of tetralogy of Fallot.

The international journal of cardiovascular imaging

Ordovas KG, Keedy A, Naeger DM, Kallianos K, Foster E, Liu J, Saloner D, Hope MD

Evaluation of myocardial fibrosis by post gadolinium T1 measurement in patients with pulmonary hypertension.

Critical Reviews in Computed Tomography

Kimberly Kallianos, Gabriel Brooks, Charles Higgins, Karen Ordovas

Relationship of thoracic fat depots with coronary atherosclerosis and circulating inflammatory biomarkers.

Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.)

Maurovich-Horvat P, Kallianos K, Engel LC, Szymonifka J, Schlett CL, Koenig W, Hoffmann U, Truong QA

Prognostic role of MR imaging in nonischemic myocardial disease.

Magnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America

Kallianos K, Moraes GL, Ordovas KG

CT of Carotid Arteries.

Kimberly Kallianos, Ana M. Franceschi, John R. Carr, William A. Mehan, Jason M. Johnson

Oral Contraceptives (Estrogen and Progestin).

Kimberly Kallianos, Daniel Thomas Ginat, Jason M. Johnson

O010 The relationship between intrathoracic fat depots, circulating inflammatory biomarkers and coronary artery disease suggests a local atherogenic effect of the pericoronary adipose tissue compartment.

Global Heart

Pal Maurovich-Horvat, Kimberly Kallianos, Leif-Christopher Engel, Jackie Szymonifka, Christopher L. Schlett, Wolfgang Koenig, Udo Hoffmann, Quynh A. Truong

Reporting scan time reduces cardiac MR examination duration.

Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR

Lumish HS, Sidhu MS, Kallianos K, Brady TJ, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra BB

Influence of pericoronary adipose tissue on local coronary atherosclerosis as assessed by a novel MDCT volumetric method.


Maurovich-Horvat P, Kallianos K, Engel LC, Szymonifka J, Fox CS, Hoffmann U, Truong QA

Coronary artery disease. Calcium score of zero: not a gatekeeper to rule out coronary artery disease.

Reviews in cardiovascular medicine

Truong Q, Kallianos K, Cannon C

The VEGF receptor Flt-1 spatially modulates Flk-1 signaling and blood vessel branching.

Journal of Experimental Medicine

Nicholas C. Kappas, Gefei Zeng, John C. Chappell, Joseph B. Kearney, Surovi Hazarika, Kimberly G. Kallianos, Cam Patterson, Brian H. Annex, Victoria L. Bautch

The VEGF receptor Flt-1 spatially modulates Flk-1 signaling and blood vessel branching.

The Journal of cell biology

Kappas NC, Zeng G, Chappell JC, Kearney JB, Hazarika S, Kallianos KG, Patterson C, Annex BH, Bautch VL