Dr. Siddharth Padia is a specialist in vascular and interventional radiology at UCLA Medical Center. His areas of clinical expertise and research interests include liver cancer, interventional oncology, vascular disease and portal hypertension.
Dr. Padia earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After completing his transitional internship at The University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Dr. Padia began his residency in diagnostic radiology at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and graduated as Chief Resident. After spending many years practicing interventional radiology at the University of Washington, Dr. Padia joined the faculty at UCLA.
Dr. Padia specializes in a novel way to treat liver cancer by infusing highly radioactive particles (Yttrium-90) into the liver, and has treated over 800 patients with this therapy. He recently refined the technique by focusing higher doses to small amounts of tissue. These resulted in a success rate in excess of 90% of patients with liver cancer, and potentially surpasses other forms of treatment for patients with liver cancer. Due to his expertise in this field, he is the primary author of the national treatment guidelines for Yttrium 90 radioembolization, and is a director of the national annual course to educate physicians on this therapy.