Katsuhiro Kobayashi, MD

Katsuhiro Kobayashi, MD
Appointed 02/11/13
Women's Health Network
3416 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Radiology: Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Upstate Cancer Center: Radiology
  • Women's Health Network: Women's Imaging and Radiology


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: University of Texas, Anderson Cancer Center, 2008, Body Imaging/Diagnostic Radiology
  • Fellowship: University of Texas, Anderson Cancer Center, 2006, Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Fellowship: University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 2005, Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Clinical Interests

  • Interventional oncology (chemoembolization, radioembolization and radiofrequency ablation)
  • Interventional management of portal hypertension (TIPS and BRTO)
  • Interventional management of renal/liver transplant dysfunction
  • Uterine fibroid embolization

Education Interests

  • Resident/fellow education (clinical and research mentorship on interventional radiology)
  • Quality control of interventional radiology practices

Research Interests

  • Hepatic and renal locoreginal therapy (chemoembolizaton, radiofrequency ablation)
  • Portal vein embolization
  • Application of functional imaging to interventional radiology

Specialties & Certification

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Cardiovascular/Interventional Radiology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • AVM - GI Vessel
  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Arterial/Venous/Lymphatic Malformation
  • Ascites, Malignant
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Cirrhosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • GI Bleed
  • Jaundice
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones)
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Failure
  • Trauma
  • Tube Feeding Dependency
  • Uterine Fibroids


  • Adults and Children


  • Angiography
  • Billiary Drains
  • Biopsy of Soft-Tissue Masses
  • Central Venous Access
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Interventional Catheterization
  • Intra-Arterial (IA) Chemotherapy
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Nephrostomy Tube
  • Paracentesis
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Trauma Embolization
  • Vena Cava Filters


  • American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

Languages Spoken (Other Than English)

  • Japanese

Research Abstract

§  Kobayashi K, Ozkan E, Tam A, Ensor J, Wallace MJ, Gupta S. Preoperative embolization of Spinal Tumors: variables affecting intraoperative blood loss after embolization. Acta Radiologica 2012 Oct 1;53(8):935-42

§  Kobayashi K, MD, Bhargava P, Raja S, Nasseri F, Al-Balas, HA, Smith DD, George SP, Vij MS. Image-guided biopsy: What the interventional radiologist needs to know about PET-CT. RadioGraphics 2012 Sep;32(5):1483-501.

§  Kobayashi K, Szklaruk J, Trent JC, Ensor J, Ahrar K, Wallace MJ, Madoff DC, Murthy R,Hicks ME, Gupta S. Hepatic Arterial Embolization and Chemoembolization for Imatinib-Resistant Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors. Am J Clin Oncol 2009 Dec;32(6):574-81.

§  Kobayashi K, Ramirez PT, Kim EE, Levenback, CF, Rohren EM, Frumovitz M, Mar MV, Gayed IW. Sentinel Node Mapping in Vulvovaginal Melanoma Using SPECT/CT. Clin Nucl Med. 2009 Dec;34(12):859-61.

§  Kobayashi K, Censullo ML, Rossman LL, Kyriakides, PN, Kahan BD, Cohen AM. Interventional Radiologic Management of Renal Transplantation Dysfunction: Indications, Limitations, and Technical Considerations. RadioGraphics Jul-Aug;27(4):1109-30, 2007

§  Kobayashi K, Gupta S, M.D., Jonathan C. Trent JC, Vauthey JN, Krishnamurthy S, Ensor J, Ahrar K, Wallace MJ, Madoff DC, Murthy R, Hicks ME. Hepatic Artery Chemoembolization for 110 Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: Response, Survival, and Prognostic Factors. Cancer 107(12): 2833-41, 2006

§  Kobayashi K, Madoff DC, Murthy R. Acute endovascular stent-graft occlusion after treatment of an arterioureteral fistula. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2005 Oct;16(10):1409-10

§  Kobayashi K, Furukawa A, Takahashi M, Murata K. Neoadjuvant intraarterial chemotherapy for uterine cervical cancer -Clinical efficacy and factors influencing response- CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology 26: 234-241,2003

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