Nishita Kothary, MD

Interventional radiologist

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

Interventional Radiology

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-724-7362
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Imaging Clinic at Advanced Medicine Center Building in Palo Alto

  • 875 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
  • Phone: 650-723-6855
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Professional Education

Fellowship: New York University Med Ctr (2002) NY

Residency: George Washington University (2001) DC

Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2003) PA

Residency: Medical College of Ohio (1998) OH

Internship: Good Samaritan Hospital (1997) OH

Board Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology (2001)

Board Certification: Vascular and Interventional Radiology, American Board of Radiology (2006)

Medical Education: Topiwala National Medical College/BYL Nair Charitable Hospital (1996) India

MD, U of Penn, Philadelphia, Interventional Radiology (2003)

MD, NYU, New York, Neuroradiology (2002)

MD, GW Univ, Washington DC, Radiology (2001)

Administrative Appointments

Director, Clinical Operations (IR), Stanford Univ Med Ctr, Division of Interventional Radiology (2008 - Present)

Education Director, Interventional Radiology, Stanford (2006 - Present)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Prophylactic Topically Applied Ice to Prevent Cutaneous Complications of Nontarget Chemoembolization and Radioembolization
Wang, D. S., Louie, J. D., Kothary, N., Shah, R. P., & Sze, D. Y. (2013). Prophylactic Topically Applied Ice to Prevent Cutaneous Complications of Nontarget Chemoembolization and Radioembolization. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 24(4), 596-600.

Migration of implanted markers for image-guided lung tumor stereotactic ablative radiotherapy
Hong, J. C., Eclov, N. Cw., Yu, Y., Rao, A. K., Dieterich, S., & Maxim, P. G. (2013). Migration of implanted markers for image-guided lung tumor stereotactic ablative radiotherapy. JOURNAL OF APPLIED CLINICAL MEDICAL PHYSICS, 14(2), 77-89.

Migration of implanted markers for image-guided lung tumor stereotactic ablative radiotherapy.
Hong, J. C., Eclov, N. Cw., Yu, Y., Rao, A. K., Dieterich, S., & Maxim, P. G. (2013). Migration of implanted markers for image-guided lung tumor stereotactic ablative radiotherapy. Journal of applied clinical medical physics , 14(2), 4046-?.

Correlation of the Diameter of the Left Common Iliac Vein with the Risk of Lower-extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis
Carr, S., Chan, K., Rosenberg, J., Kuo, W. T., Kothary, N., & Hofmann, L. V. (2012). Correlation of the Diameter of the Left Common Iliac Vein with the Risk of Lower-extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 23(11), 1467-1472.

The diagnostic yield of CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy in solid organ transplant recipients
Hsu, J. L., Kuschner, W. G., Paik, J., Bower, N., Guillamet, M. Cv., & Kothary, N. (2012). The diagnostic yield of CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy in solid organ transplant recipients. CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, 26(4), 615-621.

Complex Retrieval of Embedded IVC Filters: Alternative Techniques and Histologic Tissue Analysis
Kuo, W. T., Cupp, J. S., Louie, J. D., Kothary, N., Hofmann, L. V., & Hovsepian, D. M. (2012). Complex Retrieval of Embedded IVC Filters: Alternative Techniques and Histologic Tissue Analysis. CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 35(3), 588-597.

Applying a Structured Innovation Process to Interventional Radiology: A Single-Center Experience
Sista, A. K., Hwang, G. L., Hovsepian, D. M., Sze, D. Y., Kuo, W. T., & Hofmann, L. V. (2012). Applying a Structured Innovation Process to Interventional Radiology: A Single-Center Experience. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 23(4), 488-494.

Yttrium-90 Radioembolization of Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastatic to the Liver
Abdelmaksoud, M. Hk., Louie, J. D., Hwang, G. L., Kothary, N., Minor, D. R., & Sze, D. Y. (2012). Yttrium-90 Radioembolization of Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastatic to the Liver. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 23(3), 323-330.

Percutaneous Cholecystostomy for Acute Cholecystitis: Ten-Year Experience
Joseph, T., Unver, K., Hwang, G. L., Rosenberg, J., Sze, D. Y., & Hovsepian, D. M. (2012). Percutaneous Cholecystostomy for Acute Cholecystitis: Ten-Year Experience. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 23(1), 83-88.

Common iliac vein stenosis: a risk factor for oral contraceptive-induced deep vein thrombosis
Chan, K. T., Tye, G. A., Popat, R. A., Kuo, W. T., Unver, K., & Hofmann, L. V. (2011). Common iliac vein stenosis: a risk factor for oral contraceptive-induced deep vein thrombosis. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 205(6).

Imaging Guidance with C-arm CT: Prospective Evaluation of Its Impact on Patient Radiation Exposure during Transhepatic Arterial Chemoembolization
Kothary, N., Abdelmaksoud, M. Hk., Tognolini, A., Fahrig, R., Rosenberg, J., & Hofmann, L. V. (2011). Imaging Guidance with C-arm CT: Prospective Evaluation of Its Impact on Patient Radiation Exposure during Transhepatic Arterial Chemoembolization. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 22(11), 1535-1544.

Embolization of Parasitized Extrahepatic Arteries to Reestablish Intrahepatic Arterial Supply to Tumors before Yttrium-90 Radioembolization
Abdelmaksoud, M. Hk., Louie, J. D., Kothary, N., Hwang, G. L., Kuo, W. T., & Sze, D. Y. (2011). Embolization of Parasitized Extrahepatic Arteries to Reestablish Intrahepatic Arterial Supply to Tumors before Yttrium-90 Radioembolization. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 22(10), 1355-1362.

In Vitro Design and Characterization of the Nonviral Gene Delivery Vector lopamidol, Protamine, Ethiodized Oil Reagent
Higgins, L. J., Hwang, G. L., Rosenberg, J., Katzenberg, R. H., Kothary, N., & Hofmann, L. V. (2011). In Vitro Design and Characterization of the Nonviral Gene Delivery Vector lopamidol, Protamine, Ethiodized Oil Reagent. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 22(10), 1457-1463.

Consolidation of Hepatic Arterial Inflow by Embolization of Variant Hepatic Arteries in Preparation for Yttrium-90 Radioembolization
Abdelmaksoud, M. Hk., Louie, J. D., Kothary, N., Hwang, G. L., Kuo, W. T., & Sze, D. Y. (2011). Consolidation of Hepatic Arterial Inflow by Embolization of Variant Hepatic Arteries in Preparation for Yttrium-90 Radioembolization. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 22(10), 1364-1372.

HIGH RETENTION AND SAFETY OF PERCUTANEOUSLY IMPLANTED ENDOVASCULAR EMBOLIZATION COILS AS FIDUCIAL MARKERS FOR IMAGE-GUIDED STEREOTACTIC ABLATIVE RADIOTHERAPY OF PULMONARY TUMORS
Hong, J. C., Yu, Y., Rao, A. K., Ditererich, S., Maxim, P. G., & Loo, B. W. (2011). HIGH RETENTION AND SAFETY OF PERCUTANEOUSLY IMPLANTED ENDOVASCULAR EMBOLIZATION COILS AS FIDUCIAL MARKERS FOR IMAGE-GUIDED STEREOTACTIC ABLATIVE RADIOTHERAPY OF PULMONARY TUMORS. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 81(1), 85-90.

Photothermal Ablation with the Excimer Laser Sheath Technique for Embedded Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal: Initial Results from a Prospective Study
Kuo, W. T., Odegaard, J. I., Louie, J. D., Sze, D. Y., Unver, K., & Hofmann, L. V. (2011). Photothermal Ablation with the Excimer Laser Sheath Technique for Embedded Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal: Initial Results from a Prospective Study. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 22(6), 813-823.

Common Iliac Vein Stenosis and Risk of Symptomatic Pulmonary Embolism: An Inverse Correlation
Chan, K. T., Popat, R. A., Sze, D. Y., Kuo, W. T., Kothary, N., & Hofmann, L. V. (2011). Common Iliac Vein Stenosis and Risk of Symptomatic Pulmonary Embolism: An Inverse Correlation. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 22(2), 133-141.

C-arm Computed Tomography for Hepatic Interventions: A Practical Guide
Tognolini, A., Louie, J., Hwang, G., Hofmann, L., Sze, D., & Kothary, N. (2010). C-arm Computed Tomography for Hepatic Interventions: A Practical Guide. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 21(12), 1817-1823.

Renewing Focus on Resident Education: Increased Responsibility and Ownership in Interventional Radiology Rotations Improves the Educational Experience
Kothary, N., Ghatan, C. E., Hwang, G. L., Kuo, W. T., Louie, J. D., & Hofmann, L. V. (2010). Renewing Focus on Resident Education: Increased Responsibility and Ownership in Interventional Radiology Rotations Improves the Educational Experience. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 21(11), 1697-1702.

Development of New Hepaticoenteric Collateral Pathways after Hepatic Arterial Skeletonization in Preparation for Yttrium-90 Radioembolization
Abdelmaksoud, M. Hk., Hwang, G. L., Louie, J. D., Kothary, N., Hofmann, L. V., & Sze, D. Y. (2010). Development of New Hepaticoenteric Collateral Pathways after Hepatic Arterial Skeletonization in Preparation for Yttrium-90 Radioembolization. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 21(9), 1385-1395.

Computed Tomography-Guided Percutaneous Needle Biopsy of Indeterminate Pulmonary Pathology: Efficacy of Obtaining a Diagnostic Sample in Immunocompetent and Immunocompromised Patients
Kothary, N., Bartos, J. A., Hwang, G. L., Dua, R., Kuo, W. T., & Hofmann, L. V. (2010). Computed Tomography-Guided Percutaneous Needle Biopsy of Indeterminate Pulmonary Pathology: Efficacy of Obtaining a Diagnostic Sample in Immunocompetent and Immunocompromised Patients. CLINICAL LUNG CANCER, 11(4), 251-256.

Utility of C-arm CT in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma undergoing Transhepatic Arterial Chemoembolization
Tognolini, A., Louie, J. D., Hwang, G. L., Hofmann, L. V., Sze, D. Y., & Kothary, N. (2010). Utility of C-arm CT in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma undergoing Transhepatic Arterial Chemoembolization. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 21(3), 339-347.

A Primer on Image-guided Radiation Therapy for the Interventional Radiologist
Kothary, N., Dieterich, S., Louie, J. D., Koong, A. C., Hofmann, L. V., & Sze, D. Y. (2009). A Primer on Image-guided Radiation Therapy for the Interventional Radiologist. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 20(7), 859-862.

Incorporating Cone-beam CT into the Treatment Planning for Yttrium-90 Radioembolization
Louie, J. D., Kothary, N., Kuo, W. T., Hwang, G. L., Hofmann, L. V., & Sze, D. Y. (2009). Incorporating Cone-beam CT into the Treatment Planning for Yttrium-90 Radioembolization. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 20(5), 606-613.

Percutaneous Implantation of Fiducial Markers for Imaging-Guided Radiation Therapy
Kothary, N., Dieterich, S., Louie, J. D., Chang, D. T., Hofmann, L. V., & Sze, D. Y. (2009). Percutaneous Implantation of Fiducial Markers for Imaging-Guided Radiation Therapy. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 192(4), 1090-1096.

Safety and Efficacy of Percutaneous Fiducial Marker Implantation for Image-guided Radiation Therapy
Kothary, N., Heit, J. J., Louie, J. D., Kuo, W. T., Loo, B. W., & Hofmann, L. V. (2009). Safety and Efficacy of Percutaneous Fiducial Marker Implantation for Image-guided Radiation Therapy. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 20(2), 235-239.

Radiologic Monitoring of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Tumor Viability after Transhepatic Arterial Chemoembolization: Estimating the Accuracy of Contrast-enhanced Cross-sectional Imaging with Histopathologic Correlation
Hunt, S. J., Yu, W., Weintraub, J., Prince, M. R., & Kothary, N. (2009). Radiologic Monitoring of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Tumor Viability after Transhepatic Arterial Chemoembolization: Estimating the Accuracy of Contrast-enhanced Cross-sectional Imaging with Histopathologic Correlation. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 20(1), 30-38.

Catheter-directed embolectomy, fragmentation, and thrombolysis for the treatment of massive pulmonary embolism after failure of systemic thrombolysis
Kuo, W. T., Van den Bosch, M. Aaj., Hofmann, L. V., Louie, J. D., Kothary, N., & Sze, D. Y. (2008). Catheter-directed embolectomy, fragmentation, and thrombolysis for the treatment of massive pulmonary embolism after failure of systemic thrombolysis. CHEST, 134(2), 250-254.

Complications of ablative therapies in lung cancer
Padda, S., Kothary, N., Donington, J., Cannon, W., Loo, B. W., & Wakelee, H. (2008). Complications of ablative therapies in lung cancer. CLINICAL LUNG CANCER, 9(2), 122-126.

Transarterial chemoembolization for primary hepatocellular carcinoma in patients at high risk
Kothary, N., Weintraub, J. L., Susman, J., & Rundback, J. H. (2007). Transarterial chemoembolization for primary hepatocellular carcinoma in patients at high risk. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 18(12), 1517-1526.

A novel endovascular adjustable polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent for the management of hepatic encephalopathy after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt
Weintraub, J. L., Mobley, D. G., Weiss, M. E., Swanson, E., & Kothary, N. (2007). A novel endovascular adjustable polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent for the management of hepatic encephalopathy after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 18(4), 563-566.