Andrew Picel

TitleAssistant Clinical Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
Address200 W. Arbor Drive #8756
San Diego CA 92103
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    University of California, San DiegoResidency and Fellowship DIRECT Interventional Radiology Pathology
    Wake Forest University School of MedicineDoctor of Medicine
    University of GeorgiaBS Mathematics and Biology
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    Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology2017JVIR Editorial Fellow
    UC San Diego2017Award for Excellence in Clinical Care
    Association of University Radiologists2016Academic Faculty Development Program
    UC San Diego2015Award for Excellence in Clinical Care
    UC San Diego2013Radiology Chief Resident

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    Andrew C. Picel, MD, is a board-certified radiologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating disease through the use of medical imaging techniques. These imaging techniques include X-ray, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound. As an interventional radiologist, Dr. Picel uses minimally invasive, image-guided procedures targeted to treat the disease process.

    Dr. Picel was one of the first physicians in the region to test a minimally invasive therapy to treat severe lower urinary tract symptoms related to benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), called prostate artery embolization (PAE). This now FDA-approved treatment does not have the sexual side effects of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), the standard treatment for men who have not responded to medications and lifestyle modifications. He currently works closely with urologists to evaluate and treat patients with BPH.

    Dr. Picel provides treatment for individuals with circulatory system diseases, such as peripheral arterial and venous disease. He performs numerous procedures for the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins. These procedures commonly include endovenous ablation and sclerotherapy.

    Clinically, Dr. Picel also has a special interest in interventional oncology and performs TACE and TARE to treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). He also performs uterine fibroid embolization and occlusion balloon placement for invasive placenta.

    An assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Picel trains interventional radiology fellows and radiology residents. His research interests focus on prostate artery embolization and pelvic embolization for invasive placenta.

    Outside of work, Dr. Picel enjoys sailing, spending time with family, and traveling.

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    1. Inui T, Picel A, Barleben A, Lane JS. Endovascular Management of a Large Persistent Sciatic Artery Aneurysm. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 May 14. PMID: 29772318.
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    2. Thistlethwaite PA, Gower JR, Hernandez M, Zhang Y, Picel AC, Roberts AC. Needle localization of small pulmonary nodules: Lessons learned. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jan 17. PMID: 29455962.
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    3. Picel AC, Wolford B, Cochran RL, Ramos GA, Roberts AC. Prophylactic Internal Iliac Artery Occlusion Balloon Placement to Reduce Operative Blood Loss in Patients with Invasive Placenta. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2018 Feb; 29(2):219-224. PMID: 29128157.
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    4. Schooley RT, Biswas B, Gill JJ, Hernandez-Morales A, Lancaster J, Lessor L, Barr JJ, Reed SL, Rohwer F, Benler S, Segall AM, Taplitz R, Smith DM, Kerr K, Kumaraswamy M, Nizet V, Lin L, McCauley MD, Strathdee SA, Benson CA, Pope RK, Leroux BM, Picel AC, Mateczun AJ, Cilwa KE, Regeimbal JM, Estrella LA, Wolfe DM, Henry MS, Quinones J, Salka S, Bishop-Lilly KA, Young R, Hamilton T. Development and Use of Personalized Bacteriophage-Based Therapeutic Cocktails To Treat a Patient with a Disseminated Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Infection. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Oct; 61(10). PMID: 28807909.
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    5. Kao SD, Morshedi MM, Narsinh KH, Kinney TB, Minocha J, Picel AC, Newton I, Rose SC, Roberts AC, Kuo A, Aryafar H. Intravascular Ultrasound in the Creation of Transhepatic Portosystemic Shunts Reduces Needle Passes, Radiation Dose, and Procedure Time: A Retrospective Study of a Single-Institution Experience. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Aug; 27(8):1148-53. PMID: 27052948.
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    6. Picel AC, Koo SJ, Roberts AC. Transcatheter Arterial Embolization with n-Butyl Cyanoacrylate for the Treatment of Acquired Uterine Vascular Malformations. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2016 Aug; 39(8):1170-6. PMID: 27021069.
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    7. Nwoke F, Picel AC. May-Thurner Syndrome and Horseshoe Kidney. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Mar; 27(3):369. PMID: 26916939.
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    8. Ramaswamy RS, Picel AC. Foreign body ingestion resulting in hydronephrosis. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 May; 26(5):679. PMID: 25636668.
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    9. Picel AC, Lane JS. Endovascular repair of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm with arteriovenous fistula and duplication of the inferior vena cava. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Dec; 25(12):1901. PMID: 25457139.
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    10. Picel AC, Kansal N. Essentials of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair imaging: preprocedural assessment. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Oct; 203(4):W347-57. PMID: 25247964.
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    11. Picel AC, Kansal N. Essentials of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair imaging: postprocedure surveillance and complications. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Oct; 203(4):W358-72. PMID: 25247965.
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    12. Picel AC, Davidson TM. An aberrant internal carotid artery discovered during evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea: a report of 2 cases with consideration of a possible association. Ear Nose Throat J. 2011 Jan; 90(1):29-31. PMID: 21229508.
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