Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Liver tumors
  • IVC filter placement and retrieval
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Varicose veins
  • Cirrhosis
  • Portal hypertension
  • Dialysis access management
  • Embolization
  • TACE (transarterial chemoembolization)
  • Y90 (Yttrium-90 radioembolization)
  • Ablation
  • Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
Medical Education
  • MBBS, Kurnool Medical College
  • Residency, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Fellowship, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital|Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology
Foreign Languages
  • Hindi
  • Telugu
  • Tamil
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Waltham: Mass General Waltham
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Sanjeeva Kalva, MD is the chief of Interventional Radiology in the Department of Radiology. He is a world-renowned expert in minimally invasive approaches to treating liver cancer.

Dr. Kalva trained as an interventional radiologist in India where he served on the faculty at Kovai Medical Center and Hospital in Coimbatore. In 2004, he completed a research fellowship at Harvard Medical School followed by a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital until 2013 when he became the chief of Interventional Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. 

Dr. Kalva has published multiple research papers and book chapters in the peer-reviewed literature. His research focuses on the effectiveness of minimally invasive procedures to treat liver cancer, venous thromoboembolism, portal hypertension, varicose veins and pulmonary vascular disease including arteriovenous malformations. 

Dr. Kalva has won several awards for his work in interventional radiology including the Outstanding Performance Award and the Dr. Athanasoulis Award for Excellence in Teaching, both at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an active member of a number of professional associations including the Radiological Society of North America and the American College of Radiology and has also been named a fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Kalva is actively involved in research studies related to trans-arterial therapy of liver cancer through chemoembolization using drug-eluting microspheres and radiation-emitting-microspheres. He is also involved in various research studies pertaining to diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism, inferior vena cava filters, and venous thrombolysis.   Other areas of his research include transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts for liver cirrhosis and Budd-Chiari syndromes, pulmonary arteriovenous malformations, pulmonary embolism, uterine fibroid embolization and varicose veins.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

News & Events

  • Welcome back, Dr. Kalva

    The Division of Interventional Radiology has welcomed a new leader. Sanjeeva Kalva, MD, had his first day as chief of the division on Oct. 18, however this is not his first time on the MGH campus.


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