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Brinda Rao Korivi, M.D., M.P.H.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Dr. Rao Korivi is an Assistant Professor of Abdominal Imaging. After completion of a Body Imaging/MSK Fellowship at MD Anderson in 2007, she worked in private practice at River Oaks Imaging in Houston for approximately 2 years, and then has been part of the MD Anderson staff since 2009.

Her academic interests include teaching. She coordinates the UT Houston resident lecture curriculum for the MD Anderson Abdominal Imaging faculty, and gives regular lectures to the medical students, residents, and fellows, and has given lectures at abdominal imaging QI meetings.

Dr. Rao Korivi is a member of the CCMS institution Credentialing Committee. She holds adjunct appoints at the University of Houston and the Department of Allied Sciences. 

Research Interests

Melanoma Moonshots program through the DI QIAC program.

Research collaboration with the Endocrinology service; involved in a grant involving changes in body fat composition changes in thyroid cancer patients from effects of drugs including cabozantinib.

Clinical Interests

Melanoma and Lymphoma Multidisciplinary Tumar Boards

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Unit Number: 1473
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT 15.6095
Phone: 713-568-8868
Fax: 713-745-1152

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2001 Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Houston, TX, MD, Medicine
1997 University of Houston Health Science Center School of Public Health, Houston, TX, MPH, Public Health
1996 Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, BS, Cell and Molecular Biology

Postgraduate Training

7/2006-6/2007 Clinical Fellowship, Body Imaging and Musculoskeletal, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
7/2002-6/2006 Diagnostic Radiology Residency, University of Missouri-Columbia Hospitals, Columbia, MO
7/2001-6/2002 Internship, University of Missouri-Columbia Hospitals, Columbia, MO

Board Certifications

2006 American Board of Radiology

Honors and Awards

2000 American Medical Association/Texas Medical Association School representative for Dallas and Austin regional conferences
2000 Association of the American Physicians for India (AAPI) School representative
1999 American Medical Student Association, School representative for the Dallas and Austin regional conferences, National officers election committee
1999 Association of the American Physicians for India (AAPI) School representative
1998 Secretary of the Texas A&M College of Medicine Chapter
1996 Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Mortar, Tulane University
1992 Board, Dean's List, Tulane Honors Program

Professional Memberships

American College of Radiology
Member, 2002
American Roentgen Ray Society
Member, 2006
Harris County Medical Association
Member, 2007
Radiological Society of North America
Member, 2006
Texas Medical Association
Member, 2007

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Korivi BR, Jensen CT, Patnana M, Patel KP, Bathala T. A rare presentation of lymphoma of the cervix. Case Reports in Radiology,, 4/2014.
2. Vicens R, Jensen Corey T, Korivi BR, Bhosale, Priya R. Malignant renal epithelioid angiomyolipoma with liver metastasis after resection: a case report with multimodality imaging and review of the literature. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 38(4):574-7, 2014.
3. Almeida MFA, Patnana M, Korivi BR, Kalhour N, Marcal L. Sarcoma of the Kidney. Case reports in radiology, 2014.
4. Korivi BR, Elsayes KM. Cross-sectional imaging work-up of adrenal masses. World J Radiol 5(3):88-97, 3/2013. PMCID: PMC3650209.
5. Barrett MO, Anderson JT, Rao BR, Vaslow D, Hoernschemeyer DG. Multilevel pediatric cervicothoracic intervertebral disc calcifications. Am J Orthop 37(7):E126-8, 2008. PMID: 18795190.
6. Birnbaum M, Wright K, Rao BR. Functional role for SP1 in the transcriptional amplification of a cell-cycle regulated histone H4 gene. Biochemistry 34(23):7648-7658, 1995. PMID: 7779811.

Invited Articles

1. Korivi,BR, MD, MPH; Faria de Castro, Silvana MD, PhD; Garg, Naveen, MD; Elsayes Khaled, MD; Qayyum, Aliya MD. An Update of Practical CT Adrenal Imaging – What Physicians Need To Know, 10/2014.
2. Korivi BR, Elsayes KM. Current Imaging Techniques in Adrenal Imaging. World J Radiol 5(3):88-97,, 3/2013. e-Pub 3/2013.


1. Lily Kwatampora, Maria E. Cabanillas, Brinda Rao Korivi, David Fogelman, Ramona Dadu, Shalini Dalal, Naifa L Busaidy. Effect of Cabozantinib on Body Composition in Advanced Thyroid Cancer. Endocrine Society Conference, 2014.
2. Rauch M, Bhosale P, Tamma E, Devine C, Rao Korivi B, Szklaruk J. Hepatobiliary Vascular Anatomy in the Era of Dual Energy CT (DECT). Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2014.
3. S Faria, MD, T L Sagebiel, MD; B Rao, MD; S Gupta, MD; C E Devine, MD; M Patnana, MD. Metastatic melanoma: pictorial review of the usual and unusual faces of this serious tumor. Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2014.
4. Baiomy A, Amir Habra M, Morani AC, Rao B, Abdelsalam ME, Elsayes KM. Cushing Syndrome; Pathogenesis, Diagnostic Work and Spectrum of Imaging Findings with Pathologic Correlation and Impact on Clinical Management. Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2013.

Book Chapters

1. Rao BR. Testicular Germ Cell Tumors. In: Oncologic Imaging. Ed(s) Silverman P, 2012.

Last updated: 8/31/2015