Aya Kamaya, MD

Radiologist

Assistant Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Imaging Clinic at Blake Wilbur Outpatient Clinic in Palo Alto

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-6855
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Imaging Clinic at Stanford Hospital

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
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Imaging Clinic at Stanford Medicine Imaging Center in Palo Alto

  • 451 Sherman Avenue
  • Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology (2004)

Fellowship, Stanford University, Body Imaging (2005)

Residency: University of Michigan Health System (2004) MI

Internship: LDS Hospital (2000) UT

Medical Education: University of Utah School of Medicine (1999) UT

A.B., Dartmouth College, Engineering Sciences (1995)

Honors & Awards

Fellow, Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (2013-)

Fellow, Society of Abdominal Radiology (2013-)

Department of Radiology Angel Funding Grant, Stanford Department of Radiology (2012)

Developmental Cancer Research Award, Stanford Cancer Center (2011-2013)

Wylie J. Dodds Research Award, The Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists (2011-2013)

2011 Research Award, The Society of Uroradiology (2011-2012)

Certificate of Merit - Research Exhibit, American Roentgen Ray Society (2010)

New Investigator Finalist, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (2010)

Certificate of Merit - Research Exhibit, American Roentgen Ray Society (2009)

Teacher of the Year Award, Stanford University Department of Radiology (2006-2007)

Teacher of the Year Award, Stanford University Department of Radiology (2005-2006)

2003 Laurence A. Mack Research Award, Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (2003)

2002 Executive Council Research Paper Award, American Roentgen Ray Society (2002)

Outstanding Scientific Paper Award, University of Michigan Health System (2002)

Utah State Finalist Clinical Vignette Competition, American College of Physicians (2000)

Summa cum Laude, Dartmouth College (-)

Presidential Scholar, Dartmouth College (-)

Tau Beta Pi, Dartmouth College (-)

Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth College (-)

Administrative Appointments

Associate Fellowship Director, Body Imaging Fellowship (2007 - Present)

CT Perfusion of the Liver: Principles and Applications in Oncology.
Kim, S. H., Kamaya, A., & Willmann, J. K. (2014). CT Perfusion of the Liver: Principles and Applications in Oncology. Radiology, 272(2), 322-344.

A multicenter phase II study of pazopanib in patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors ( GIST) following failure of at least imatinib and sunitinib
Ganjoo, K. N., Villalobos, V. M., Kamaya, A., Fisher, G. A., Butrynski, J. E., & George, S. (2014). A multicenter phase II study of pazopanib in patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors ( GIST) following failure of at least imatinib and sunitinib. ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY, 25(1), 236-240.

Classification of Hypervascular Liver Lesions Based on Hepatic Artery and Portal Vein Blood Supply Coefficients Calculated from Triphasic CT Scans.
Boas, F. E., Kamaya, A., Do, B., Desser, T. S., Beaulieu, C. F., & Sze, D. Y. (2014). Classification of Hypervascular Liver Lesions Based on Hepatic Artery and Portal Vein Blood Supply Coefficients Calculated from Triphasic CT Scans. Journal of digital imaging.

The Elusive Parathyroid Adenoma Techniques for Detection
Devcic, Z., Jeffrey, B., Kamaya, A., & Desser, T. S. (2013). The Elusive Parathyroid Adenoma Techniques for Detection. ULTRASOUND QUARTERLY, 29(3), 179-187.

New technologies in clinical ultrasound.
Kamaya, A., Machtaler, S., Safari Sanjani, S., Nikoozadeh, A., Graham Sommer, F., & Desser, T. S. (2013). New technologies in clinical ultrasound. Seminars in roentgenology, 48(3), 214-223.

Photoacoustic Imaging of the Bladder A Pilot Study
Kamaya, A., Vaithilingam, S., Chung, B. I., Oralkan, O., & Khuri-Yakub, B. T. (2013). Photoacoustic Imaging of the Bladder A Pilot Study. JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE, 32(7), 1245-1250.

Pitfalls in Sonographic Evaluation of Thyroid Abnormalities
Patel, B. N., Kamaya, A., & Desser, T. S. (2013). Pitfalls in Sonographic Evaluation of Thyroid Abnormalities. SEMINARS IN ULTRASOUND CT AND MRI, 34(3), 226-235.

Physiologic, Histologic, and Imaging Features of Retained Products of Conception
Sellmyer, M. A., Desser, T. S., Maturen, K. E., Jeffrey, R. B., & Kamaya, A. (2013). Physiologic, Histologic, and Imaging Features of Retained Products of Conception. RADIOGRAPHICS, 33(3), 781-796.

Aortoenteric fistulas: spectrum of CT findings
Raman, S. P., Kamaya, A., Federle, M., & Fishman, E. K. (2013). Aortoenteric fistulas: spectrum of CT findings. ABDOMINAL IMAGING, 38(2), 367-375.

Quantitatively Defining Washout in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Liu, Y. I., Shin, L. K., Jeffrey, R. B., & Kamaya, A. (2013). Quantitatively Defining Washout in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 200(1), 84-89.

Positron Emission Tomography for Predicting Pathologic Response After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
Chennupati, S. K., Quon, A., Kamaya, A., Pai, R. K., La, T., & Chang, D. T. (2012). Positron Emission Tomography for Predicting Pathologic Response After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY-CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS, 35(4), 334-339.

Multidetector Computed Tomography Triphasic Evaluation of the Liver Before Transplantation: Importance of Equilibrium Phase Washout and Morphology for Characterizing Hypervascular Lesions
Liu, Y. I., Kamaya, A., Jeffrey, R. B., & Shin, L. K. (2012). Multidetector Computed Tomography Triphasic Evaluation of the Liver Before Transplantation: Importance of Equilibrium Phase Washout and Morphology for Characterizing Hypervascular Lesions. JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED TOMOGRAPHY, 36(2), 213-219.

Photoacoustic Imaging Using a 9F MicroLinear CMUT ICE Catheter
Nikoozadeh, A., Choe, J. W., Kothapalli, S.-R., Moini, A., Sanjani, S. S., & Khuri-Yakub, P. T. (2012). Photoacoustic Imaging Using a 9F MicroLinear CMUT ICE Catheter. 2012 IEEE INTERNATIONAL ULTRASONICS SYMPOSIUM (IUS), 24-27.

Ultrasound Imaging of Bowel Pathology: Technique and Keys to Diagnosis in the Acute Abdomen
Maturen, K. E., Wasnik, A. P., Kamaya, A., Dillman, J. R., Kaza, R. K., & Maheshwary, R. K. (2011). Ultrasound Imaging of Bowel Pathology: Technique and Keys to Diagnosis in the Acute Abdomen. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 197(6), W1067-W1075.

Imaging Manifestations of Abdominal Fat Necrosis and Its Mimics
Kamaya, A., Federle, M. P., & Desser, T. S. (2011). Imaging Manifestations of Abdominal Fat Necrosis and Its Mimics. RADIOGRAPHICS, 31(7), 2021-2034.

A Bayesian Network for Differentiating Benign From Malignant Thyroid Nodules Using Sonographic and Demographic Features
Liu, Y. I., Kamaya, A., Desser, T. S., & Rubin, D. L. (2011). A Bayesian Network for Differentiating Benign From Malignant Thyroid Nodules Using Sonographic and Demographic Features. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 196(5), W598-W605.

Hepatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
Liu, Y. I., Brown, S. S., Elihu, A., Bonham, C. A., Concepcion, W., & Kamaya, A. (2011). Hepatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma. DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 56(2), 303-306.

Recurrence in the Thyroidectomy Bed: Sonographic Findings
Kamaya, A., Gross, M., Akatsu, H., & Jeffrey, R. B. (2011). Recurrence in the Thyroidectomy Bed: Sonographic Findings. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 196(1), 66-70.

Informatics in Radiology RADTF: A Semantic Search-enabled, Natural Language Processor-generated Radiology Teaching File
Do, B. H., Wu, A., Biswal, S., Kamaya, A., & Rubin, D. L. (2010). Informatics in Radiology RADTF: A Semantic Search-enabled, Natural Language Processor-generated Radiology Teaching File. RADIOGRAPHICS, 30(7), 2039-2048.

Pathological response after chemoradiation for T3 rectal cancer
Chennupati, S. K., Kamaya, A., Fisher, G. A., Ford, J. M., Kunz, P., & Chang, D. T. (2010). Pathological response after chemoradiation for T3 rectal cancer. COLORECTAL DISEASE, 12(7), E24-E30.

Pathological response after chemoradiation for T3 rectal cancer.
Chennupati, S. K., Kamaya, A., Fisher, G. A., Ford, J. M., Kunz, P., & Chang, D. T. (2010). Pathological response after chemoradiation for T3 rectal cancer. Colorectal disease , 12(7 Online), e24-30.

3-D Deep Penetration Photoacoustic Imaging with a 2-D CMUT Array.
Ma, T. J., Kothapalli, S. R., Vaithilingam, S., Oralkan, O., Kamaya, A., & Khuri-Yakub, B. T. (2010). 3-D Deep Penetration Photoacoustic Imaging with a 2-D CMUT Array. Proceedings / IEEE ... Ultrasonics Symposium. IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, 2010, 375-377.

Three-Dimensional Photoacoustic Imaging Using a Two-Dimensional CMUT Array
Vaithilingam, S., Ma, T.-J., Furukawa, Y., Wygant, I. O., Zhuang, X., & Khuri-Yakub, B. T. (2009). Three-Dimensional Photoacoustic Imaging Using a Two-Dimensional CMUT Array. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ULTRASONICS FERROELECTRICS AND FREQUENCY CONTROL, 56(11), 2411-2419.

Hypervascular Liver Lesions
Kamaya, A., Maturen, K. E., Tye, G. A., Liu, Y. I., Parti, N. N., & Desser, T. S. (2009). Hypervascular Liver Lesions. SEMINARS IN ULTRASOUND CT AND MRI, 30(5), 387-407.

Imaging and Diagnosis of Postpartum Complications Sonography and Other Imaging Modalities
Kamaya, A., Ro, K., Benedetti, N. J., Chang, P. L., & Desser, T. S. (2009). Imaging and Diagnosis of Postpartum Complications Sonography and Other Imaging Modalities. ULTRASOUND QUARTERLY, 25(3), 151-162.

Retained Products of Conception Spectrum of Color Doppler Findings
Kamaya, A., Petrovitch, I., Chen, B., Frederick, C. E., & Jeffrey, R. B. (2009). Retained Products of Conception Spectrum of Color Doppler Findings. JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE, 28(8), 1031-1041.

Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy after shrinkage of a caval tumor thrombus with sunitinib
Harshman, L. C., Srinivas, S., Kamaya, A., & Chung, B. I. (2009). Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy after shrinkage of a caval tumor thrombus with sunitinib. NATURE REVIEWS UROLOGY, 6(6), 338-343.

Intraoperative Ultrasound of the Pancreas
Shin, L. K., Brant-Zawadzki, G., Kamaya, A., & Jeffrey, R. B. (2009). Intraoperative Ultrasound of the Pancreas. ULTRASOUND QUARTERLY, 25(1), 39-48.

Optimal Vascular and Parenchymal Contrast Enhancement: The Current State of the Art
Fleischmann, D., & Kamaya, A. (2009). Optimal Vascular and Parenchymal Contrast Enhancement: The Current State of the Art. RADIOLOGIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 47(1), 13-?.

A Controlled Vocabulary to Represent Sonographic Features of the Thyroid and its application in a Bayesian Network to Predict Thyroid Nodule Malignancy.
Liu, Y. I., Kamaya, A., Desser, T. S., & Rubin, D. L. (2009). A Controlled Vocabulary to Represent Sonographic Features of the Thyroid and its application in a Bayesian Network to Predict Thyroid Nodule Malignancy. Summit on translational bioinformatics, 2009, 68-72.

Emergency Gynecologic Imaging
Kamaya, A., Shin, L., Chen, B., & Desser, T. S. (2008). Emergency Gynecologic Imaging. SEMINARS IN ULTRASOUND CT AND MRI, 29(5), 353-368.

Fetus in fetu: 11 fetoid forms in a single fetus - Review of the literature and imaging
Gerber, R. E., Kamaya, A., Miller, S. S., Cronin, D. M., Dwyer, B., & Barth, R. A. (2008). Fetus in fetu: 11 fetoid forms in a single fetus - Review of the literature and imaging. JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE, 27(9), 1381-1387.

Ultrasound of thyroid nodules
Desser, T. S., & Kamaya, A. (2008). Ultrasound of thyroid nodules. NEUROIMAGING CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 18(3), 463-478.

An unusual imaging and clinical presentation of papillary thyroid carcinoma
Liu, Y. I., Shin, L. K., Kamaya, A., & Jeffrey, R. B. (2008). An unusual imaging and clinical presentation of papillary thyroid carcinoma. JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE, 27(8), 1241-1244.

Initial evaluation of F-18-fluorothymidine (FLT) PET/CT scanning for primary pancreatic cancer
Quon, A., Chang, S. T., Chin, F., Kamaya, A., Dick, D. W., & Koong, A. C. (2008). Initial evaluation of F-18-fluorothymidine (FLT) PET/CT scanning for primary pancreatic cancer. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING, 35(3), 527-531.

Investigating Large 2D Arrays for Photoacoustic and Acoustic Imaging using CMUT Technology
Vaithilingam, S., Ma, T.-J., Furukawa, Y., Oralkan, O., Kamaya, A., & Khuri-Yakub, B. T. (2008). Investigating Large 2D Arrays for Photoacoustic and Acoustic Imaging using CMUT Technology. 2008 IEEE ULTRASONICS SYMPOSIUM, VOLS 1-4 AND APPENDIX, 1238-1241.

A Bayesian classifier for differentiating benign versus malignant thyroid nodules using sonographic features.
Liu, Y. I., Kamaya, A., Desser, T. S., & Rubin, D. L. (2008). A Bayesian classifier for differentiating benign versus malignant thyroid nodules using sonographic features. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, 419-423.

A co-axial scanning acoustic and. photoacoustic microscope
Vaithilingam, S., Ma, T.-J., Furukawa, Y., de la Zerda, A., Oralkan, O., & Khuri-Yakub, B. T. (2007). A co-axial scanning acoustic and. photoacoustic microscope. 2007 IEEE ULTRASONICS SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS, VOLS 1-6, 2413-2416.

Sonography of the abnormal parathyroid gland.
Kamaya, A., Quon, A., & Jeffrey, R. B. (2006). Sonography of the abnormal parathyroid gland. Ultrasound quarterly, 22(4), 253-262.

Multiple lesions of the spleen: Differential diagnosis of cystic and solid lesions
Kamaya, A., Weinstein, S., & Desser, T. S. (2006). Multiple lesions of the spleen: Differential diagnosis of cystic and solid lesions. SEMINARS IN ULTRASOUND CT AND MRI, 27(5), 389-403.

Characterization of a linear streak artifact with pulse inversion tissue harmonics in musculoskeletal Sonography
Kamaya, A., Abate, S., Nan, B., Grover, I., Adler, R. S., & Rubin, J. M. (2004). Characterization of a linear streak artifact with pulse inversion tissue harmonics in musculoskeletal Sonography. JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE, 23(12), 1597-1605.

Twinkling artifact on color Doppler sonography: Dependence on machine parameters and underlying cause
Kamaya, A., Tuthill, T., & Rubin, J. M. (2003). Twinkling artifact on color Doppler sonography: Dependence on machine parameters and underlying cause. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 180(1), 215-222.