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Etay Ziv, MD, PhD

Interventional Radiologist

Clinical Expertise

Percutaneous tumor ablation; tumor embolization; image-guided biopsy (including PET and MRI); biliary interventions; venous thrombolyis; filter retrieval

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About Me


MD, PhD, Columbia University


Mount Sinai Hospital; University of California, San Francisco


University of California, San Francisco

Board Certifications


As an interventional radiologist, I use image guidance (x-rays, ultrasound, CT, PET, or MRI) to perform minimally invasive procedures. The images are used to direct tiny catheters, wires, and needles in order to diagnose and treat tumors. Using image guidance allows us to perform a wide variety of procedures without making large incisions, leading to shorter recovery times and fewer complications. We can also treat tumors by burning or freezing them (ablation) or clogging the arteries that supply them with different materials (embolization). Other procedures we perform include biopsies, opening an obstructed channel (for example, a vessel, a bile duct, or a ureter), or stopping a bleeding vessel.

I am also trained as a computational biologist, which means I develop, adapt, and apply algorithms from machine learning and information theory to biology. Some of my previous work focused on building mathematical models of biological networks such as gene networks and structural brain networks. Currently I am working on applying these same tools to analyzing genomic data from tumors to better predict and ultimately better tailor treatments to individual patients.


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Research and Publications

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Publications on PubMed

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