Radiology Personnel

Kenneth Maravilla, M.D.

Professor Emeritus


Dr. Maravilla is a UW professor of radiology and neurological surgery. He is director of the Diagnostic Imaging Sciences Center MR Research Laboratory and director of the Brain Imaging Core of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC). He specializes in neuroradiology and is an expert in diagnostic imaging of the brain, spine and extracranial head and neck pathology. He also conducts research in developing new techniques of MR imaging for diagnosis of central nervous system disease. He has a long interest in exploring such applications in multiple sclerosis, brain tumors and peripheral nerve disease.

Dr. Maravilla earned his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University in New York and his M.D. degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He did his internship in general surgery at Baylor Medical Center in Houston, Texas. This was followed by a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. After 10 years as a faculty member at UT Southwestern Health Sciences Center, he came to UW in 1986 to direct the UW neuroradiology section. He subsequently moved to directing the MR research lab while maintaining a busy clinical practice in neuroradiology.

He is listed in “The Best Doctors in America.” He is a fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and is board certified in diagnostic radiology. He is a former deputy editor of the American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR) and has served on the editorial boards of the AJNR, the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Korean Journal of Radiology.”

Recent Publications

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Human Hair as a Possible Surrogate Marker of Retained Tissue Gadolinium: A Pilot Autopsy Study Correlating Gadolinium Concentrations in Hair With Brain and Other Tissues Among Decedents Who Received Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents
Hasegawa M., Duncan B.R., Marshall D.A., Gonzalez-Cuyar L.F., Paulsen M., Kobayashi M., Simpson C., Maravilla K.R.
Investigative radiology. 2020 Oct:636-642

De novo EIF2AK1 and EIF2AK2 Variants Are Associated with Developmental Delay, Leukoencephalopathy, and Neurologic Decompensation
Mao D., Reuter C.M., Ruzhnikov M.R.Z., Beck A.E., Farrow E.G., Emrick L.T., Rosenfeld J.A., Mackenzie K.M., Robak L., Wheeler M.T., Burrage L.C., Jain M., Liu P., Calame D., Küry S., Sillesen M., Schmitz-Abe K., Tonduti D., Spaccini L., Iascone M., Genetti C.A., Koenig M.K., Graf M., Tran A., Alejandro M., Acosta M.T., Adam M., Adams D.R., Agrawal P.B., Alejandro M.E., Allard P., Alvey J., Amendola L., Andrews A., Ashley E.A., Azamian M.S., Bacino C.A., Bademci G., Baker E., Balasubramanyam A., Baldridge D., Bale J., Bamshad M., Barbouth D., Batzli G.F., Bayrak-Toydemir P., Beck A., Beggs A.H., Bejerano G., Bellen H.J., Bennet J., Berg-Rood B., Bernier R., Bernstein J.A., Berry G.T., Bican A., Bivona S., Blue E., Bohnsack J., Bonnenmann C., Bonner D., Botto L., Briere L.C., Brokamp E., Burke E.A., Butte M.J., Byers P., Carey J., Carrasquillo O., Chang T.C.P., Chanprasert S., Chao H.T., Clark G.D., Coakley T.R., Cobban L.A., Cogan J.D., Cole F.S., Colley H.A., Cooper C.M., Cope H., Craigen W.J., Cunningham M., D'Souza P., Dai H., Dasari S., Davids M., Dayal J.G., Dell'Angelica E.C., Dhar S.U., Dipple K., Doherty D., Dorrani N., Douine E.D., Draper D.D., Duncan L., Earl D., Eckstein D.J., Eng C.M., Esteves C., Estwick T.
American Journal of Human Genetics. 2020 Apr:570-583

Dose Finding Study of Gadopiclenol, a New Macrocyclic Contrast Agent, in MRI of Central Nervous System
Bendszus M., Roberts D., Kolumban B., Meza J.A., Bereczki D., San-Juan D., Liu B.P., Anzalone N., Maravilla K.
Investigative radiology. 2020 Mar:129-137

Brain tissue gadolinium retention in pediatric patients after contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance exams: pathological confirmation
Stanescu A., Shaw D., Murata N., Murata K., Rutledge J., Maloney E., Maravilla K.
Pediatric Radiology. 2020 Jan

VarSight: Prioritizing clinically reported variants with binary classification algorithms
Holt J., Wilk B., Birch C., Brown D., Gajapathy M., Moss A., Sosonkina N., Wilk M., Anderson J., Harris J., Kelly J., Shaterferdosian F., Uno-Antonison A., Weborg A., Acosta M., Adam M., Adams D., Agrawal P., Alejandro M., Allard P., Alvey J., Amendola L., Andrews A., Ashley E., Azamian M., Bacino C., Bademci G., Baker E., Balasubramanyam A., Baldridge D., Bale J., Bamshad M., Barbouth D., Batzli G., Bayrak-Toydemir P., Beck A., Beggs A., Bejerano G., Bellen H., Bennet J., Berg-Rood B., Bernier R., Bernstein J., Berry G., Bican A., Bivona S., Blue E., Bohnsack J., Bonnenmann C., Bonner D., Botto L., Briere L., Brokamp E., Burke E., Burrage L., Butte M., Byers P., Carey J., Carrasquillo O., Chang T., Chanprasert S., Chao H., Clark G., Coakley T., Cobban L., Cogan J., Cole F., Colley H., Cooper C., Cope H., Craigen W., Cunningham M., D'Souza P., Dai H., Dasari S., Davids M., Dayal J., Dell'Angelica E., Dhar S., Dipple K., Doherty D., Dorrani N., Douine E., Draper D., Duncan L., Earl D., Eckstein D., Emrick L., Eng C., Esteves C., Estwick T., Fernandez L., Ferreira C., Fieg E., Fisher P., Fogel B., Forghani I., Fresard L., Gahl W., Glass I.
BMC Bioinformatics. 2019 Oct

Correlates of HIV RNA concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid during antiretroviral therapy: a longitudinal cohort study
Livelli A., Vaida F., Ellis R., Ma Q., Ferrara M., Clifford D., Collier A., Gelman B., Marra C., McArthur J., McCutchan J., Morgello S., Sacktor N., Simpson D., Grant I., Letendre S., Abramson I., Al-Lozi M., Archibald S., Atkinson J., Best B., Cushman C., Dawson M., Fennema-Notestine C., Franklin D., Head E., Heaton R., Jones T., Maravilla K., Marcotte T., Mintz L., Naidich T., Smith D., Stegbauer K., Tang C., Teshome M.
The Lancet HIV. 2019 Jul:e456-e462

Radiologic evidence that hypothalamic gliosis is improved after bariatric surgery in obese women with type 2 diabetes
van de Sande-Lee S., Melhorn S., Rachid B., Rodovalho S., De-Lima-Junior J., Campos B., Pedro T., Beltramini G., Chaim E., Pareja J., Cendes F., Maravilla K., Schur E., Velloso L.
International Journal of Obesity. 2019 Jan

Gadolinium retention: A research roadmap from the 2018 NIH/ACR/RSNA workshop on gadolinium chelates
McDonald R., Levine D., Weinreb J., Kanal E., Davenport M., Ellis J., Jacobs P., Lenkinski R., Maravilla K., Prince M., Rowley H., Tweedle M., Kressel H.
Radiology. 2018 Nov:517-534

Comparison of gadoterate meglumine and gadobutrol in the MRI diagnosis of primary brain tumors: A double-blind randomized controlled intraindividual crossover study (the REMIND study)
Maravilla K., San-Juan D., Kim S., Elizondo-Riojas G., Fink J., Escobar W., Bag A., Roberts D., Hao J., Pitrou C., Tsiouris A., Herskovits E., Fiebach J.
American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2017 Sep:1681-1688

Brain iron concentrations in regions of interest and relation with serum iron levels in Parkinson disease
Costa-Mallen P., Anzai Y., Gatenby C., Friend S., Maravilla K., Hu S., Cain K., Agarwal P.
Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2017 Jul:38-44