Radiology Personnel

Kenneth Maravilla, M.D.

Professor
Director of the Diagnostic Imaging Sciences Center MR Research Laboratory
Neuroradiology

Biography

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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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

Brain pathology of a patient 7 years after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for multiple sclerosis
Wundes A., Bowen J., Kraft G., Maravilla K., McLaughlin B., von Geldern G., Georges G., Nash R., Lu J.
Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2017 Feb:339-341

Gadolinium tissue deposition in brain and bone
Murata N., Murata K., Gonzalez-Cuyar L., Maravilla K.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2016 Dec:1359-1365

Macrocyclic and other non-group 1 gadolinium contrast agents deposit low levels of gadolinium in brain and bone tissue: Preliminary results from 9 patients with normal renal function
Murata N., Gonzalez-Cuyar L., Murata K., Fligner C., Dills R., Hippe D., Maravilla K.
Investigative Radiology. 2016 Jul:447-453

Brain regulation of appetite in twins
Melhorn S., Mehta S., Kratz M., Tyagi V., Webb M., Noonan C., Buchwald D., Goldberg J., Maravilla K., Grabowski T., Schur E.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2016 Feb:314-322

Alterations in Connectivity on Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Provocation of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: A MAPP Research Network Feasibility Study of Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes
Kleinhans N., Yang C., Strachan E., Buchwald D., Maravilla K.
Journal of Urology. 2016 Jan:639-645

High levels of gadolinium deposition in the skin of a patient with normal renal function
Roberts D., Lindhorst S., Welsh C., Maravilla K., Herring M., Braun K., Thiers B., Davis W.
Investigative Radiology. 2016 Jan:280-289

Radiologic evidence that hypothalamic gliosis is associated with obesity and insulin resistance in humans
Schur E., Melhorn S., Oh S., Lacy J., Berkseth K., Guyenet S., Sonnen J., Tyagi V., Rosalynn M., De Leon B., Webb M., Gonsalves Z., Fligner C., Schwartz M., Maravilla K.
Obesity. 2015 Nov:2142-2148

Absent cavum septum pellucidum: a review with emphasis on associated commissural abnormalities
Sundarakumar D., Farley S., Smith C., Maravilla K., Dighe M., Nixon J.
Pediatric Radiology. 2015 Jul:950-964

Fast whole-brain three-dimensional macromolecular proton fraction mapping in multiple sclerosis
Yarnykh V., Bowen J., Samsonov A., Repovic P., Mayadev A., Qian P., Gangadharan B., Keogh B., Maravilla K., Henson L.
Radiology. 2015 Jan:210-220