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Leonardo P. Marcal, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Assistant Professor, Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Dr. Leonardo P. Marcal earned his medical degree from the Federal University of Espirito Santo School of Medicine in Vitoria, Brazil in 1997 after which he began his clinical residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI which he completed in June, 2003. In July, 2003 he began a fellowship in Body Imaging at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and in 2006 he joined the Department of Radiology of MD Anderson Cancer as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Marcal has been Board certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology since 2003 and holds active medical licenses in Michigan and Texas. He is a member of several professional organizations, such as the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU), among others. 

Dr. Marcal is a productive author with 16 peer-reviewed articles, 4 invited articles, 6 book chapters and 17 abstracts to his credit. 

In September 2012, he was promoted to Associate Professor.

Research Interests

Pelvic MRI

Hepatobiliary imaging

Pancreatic imaging

Structured reporting

Clinical Interests

Pelvic MRI

Hepatobiliary imaging

Pancreatic imaging

Structured reporting

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit Number: 1473
Houston, TX 77030

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1997 Federal University of Espirito Santo School of Medicine, Victoria, ES, Brazil, MD, Medicine
1991 Federal University of Espirito Santo School of Economics, Vitoria, ES, Brazil, BS, Economics

Postgraduate Training

2003-2004 Clinical Fellowship, Body Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Ronelle DuBrow, M.D.
6/1999-6/2003 Clinical Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, Duane Mezwa, M.D.
6/1998-10/1999 Clinical Residency, Transitional Year, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, S. Winokur, M.D.

Board Certifications

6/2003 American Board of Radiology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 8/2006-8/2012

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Member, Body Imaging Small Bowel Research Group, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Houston, TX, 1/2011-present
Member, Body Imaging Pancreas Research Group, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Houston, TX, 1/2011-present
Member, MRI Clinical Utility Committee, Houston, TX, 7/2008-present

Consultantships

Consultant, Cancer Network, São Paulo, Brazil, 1/2013-present

Institutional Committee Activities

Representative, Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty Senate, 9/2013-present
Member, Diagnostic Imaging Promotion Committee, 8/2013-present
Member, Body Imaging Quality Assurance Committee (Peer Review), Department of Diagnostic Radiology, 1/2008-present

Honors and Awards

2013 Certificate of Merit, Education Exhibit - Pre-operative Imaging of Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma: What the Surgeon Wants to Know, Radiological Society of North America
2013 Certificate of Merit, Education Exhibit - The Role of Intra-Operative Ultrasound in Oncologic Therapy, Radiological Society of North America
2011 Certificate of Merit: High-Resolution MR Imaging of Cervical Cancer, Radiological Society of North America
2011 Certificate of Merit: Role of the High-Resolution MRI, Radiological Society of North America
2002 Certificate of Merit, Radiological Society of North America

Professional Memberships

American College of Radiology, Reston, VA
Member, 2007-present
American Roentgen Ray Society, Leesburg, VA
Member, 1999-present
Harris County Medical Society, Houston, TX
Member, 2007-present
Radiological Society of North America, Oak Brook, IL
Member, 1999-present
Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, Reston, VA
Member, 2007-present
Texas Radiological Society, Austin, TX
Member, 2007-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Vikram R, Balachandran A, Bhosale PR, Tamm EP, Marcal LP, Charnsangavej C. Pancreas: peritoneal reflections, ligamentous connections, and pathways of disease spread. Radiographics 29(2):e34, Mar-Apr, 3/2009. e-Pub 1/2009. PMID: 19168761.
2. Schenberg LC, Marçal LP, Seeberger F, Barros MR, Sudré EC. L-type calcium channels selectively control the defensive behaviors induced by electrical stimulation of dorsal periaqueductal gray and overlying collicular layers. Behav Brain Res 111(1-2):175-185, 6/2000. PMID: 10840143.
3. Ozkan E, Balachandran A, Bhosale PR, Tamm EP, Marcal LP, Szklaruk J. Pictorial essay: multimodality imaging of metastases from pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Clin Imaging 34(4):277-287, Jul-Aug, 7/2010. PMID: 20630340.
4. Tan CH, Marcal LP, Tan D, Patnana M. Magnetic resonance imaging diagnosis of iron overload in a leukemic patient after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Transfusion 50(5):1113-1117, 5/2010. e-Pub 1/2010. PMID: 20070618.
5. Marcal LP, Nothaft MA, Coelho F, Choi H. Deep pelvic endometriosis: MR imaging. Abdom Imaging 35(6):708-715, 12/2010. e-Pub 4/2010. PMID: 20390267.
6. Bose D, Tamm E, Liu J, Marcal LP, Balachandran A, Bhosale P, Fleming JB, Lee JE, Evans DB, Hwang RF. Multidisciplinary management strategy for incidental cystic lesions of the pancreas. J Am Coll Surg 211(2):205-215, 8/2010. e-Pub 6/2010. PMID: 20670858.
7. Tan CH, Vikram R, Boonsirikamchai P, Bhosale P, Marcal LP, Faria S, Charnsangavej C. Extramural venous invasion by gastrointestinal malignancies: CT appearances. Abdom Imaging 36(5):491-502, 10/2011. e-Pub 12/2010. PMID: 21184063.
8. Tan CH, Tamm EP, Marcal LP, Balachandran A, Charnsangavej C, Vikram R, Bhosale P. Imaging features of hematogenous metastases to the pancreas: pictorial essay. Cancer Imaging 11:9-15, 2011. e-Pub 3/2011. PMCID: PMC3080124.
9. Tamm EP, Bhosale PR, Vikram R, Marcal LP, Balachandran A. Imaging of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: state of the art. World J Radiol 5(3):98-105, 3/2013. PMCID: PMC3650210.
10. Marcal LP, Nothaft MA, Coelho F, Volpato R, Iyer R. Mullerian duct anomalies: MR imaging. Abdom Imaging 36(6):756-764, 12/2011. e-Pub 1/2011. PMID: 21207225.
11. Peungjesada S, Aloia TA, Kaur H, Marcal LP, Choi H, Vauthey JN, Loyer EM. Intrabiliary growth of colorectal liver metastasis: spectrum of imaging findings and implications for surgical management. AJR Am J Roentgenol 201(4):W582-9, 10/2013. PMID: 24059396.
12. Marcal LP, Patnana M, Bhosale P, Bedi DG. Intraoperative abdominal ultrasound in oncologic imaging. World J Radiol 5(3):51-60, 3/2013. PMCID: PMC3650205.
13. Yang T, Pandya A, Marcal LP, Bude RO, Platt JF, Bedi DG, Elsayes KM. Sonohysterography: principles, technique and role in diagnosis of endometrial pathology. World J Radiol 5(3):81-7, 3/2013. PMCID: PMC3650208.
14. Almeida MF, Patnana M, Korivi BR, Kalhor N, Marcal L. Ewing sarcoma of the kidney: a rare entity. Case Rep Radiol 2014:283902, 2014. e-Pub 1/2014. PMCID: PMC3913202.
15. Marcal LP, Fox PS, Evans DB, Fleming JB, Varadhachary GR, Katz MH, Tamm EP. Analysis of free-form radiology dictations for completeness and clarity for pancreatic cancer staging. Abdom Imaging. e-Pub 4/2015. PMID: 25906341.
16. Volpato R, Castro C, Hadad D, Ribeiro F, Filho E, Marcal LP. Nosocomial rapidly growing mycobacterial infections following laparoscopic surgery: CT imaging findings. Eur Radiol, 3/2015. PMID: 25773938.

Invited Articles

1. Tamm EP, Balachandran A, Bhosale P, Marcal LP. Primary pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Appl Radiol 37(6):26-34, Jun, 6/2008.
2. Marcal LP, Elsayes K, Bhosale P, Patnana M, Bedi, DG. Intraoperative abdominal ultrasound in oncologic imaging: State of the art. World J Radiol, 3/2013.
3. Yang T, Pandya A, Marcal LP, Bude RO, Platt JF, Elsayes KM. Characterization of Endometrial Masses by Saline Infusion Sonohysterography. World J Radiol. In Press.
4. Rauch GM, Kaur H, Choi H, Ernst RD, Klopp AH, Boonsirikamchai P, Westin SN, Marcal LP. Optimization of MR Imaging for Pretreatment Evaluation of Patients with Endometrial and Cervical Cancer. Radiographics 34(4):1082-98, Jul-Aug, 7/2014. PMCID: PMC4307629.
Other Articles
1. Marcal LP, Ernst RE, Patnana M, Ott L, Vikram R, Borst DJ, Reading RM, Bedi DG. 3D Ultrasound in gynecology. White Paper. Submitted.

Abstracts

1. Tamm EP, Marcal LP, Evans D, Fleming J, Varadhachary GR, Charnsangavej C, Katz MH. Analysis of free form radiology dictations for completeness and clarity for pancreatic cancer staging by evaluating against the RSNA CT oncology primary pancreas mass dictation template. Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting Program (#SSA07-09), 11/2011.
2. Wagner-Bartak N, Marcal LP, Garg N, Szklaruk J. Imaging of extrahepatic bile duct cancer: implications of the revised AJCC staging classification. Am J Roentgenol 196(Supplement 5), 5/2011.
3. Marcal LP, Ernst R, Bedi DG, Patnana M, Vining DJ, Reading R, Borst D. Applications of 3D ultrasound. Proceedings of the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 11/2010.
4. Faria S, Marcal LP, Bhosale P, Sagebiel TL, Rauch GM, Szklaruk J, Raval B. Large common and uncommon retroperitoneal masses: a radiological approach to the correct diagnosis. Proceedings of the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 11/2010.
5. Tan CH, Vikram R, Boonsirikamchai P, Bhosale P, Marcal LP, Charnsangavej C. Extramural venous invasion by gastrointestinal malignancies: CT appearances. Proceedings of the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 11/2009.
6. Faria S, Tan CH, Marcal LP, Bhosale P, Vikram R, Boonsirikamchai P. Pathways of spread of disease to the thorax: what the abdominal radiologist needs to know. Proceedings of the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 11/2009.
7. Marcal LP, Vikram R, Bhosale P, Balachandran A, Tamm E, Charnsangavej C. Pathways of perineural and periarterial spread by pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Proceedings of the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 11/2008.
8. Bhosale P, Balachandran A, Marcal LP, Vikram R, Tamm E. Imaging findings after whipple surgery. Proceedings of the American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, 4/2008.
9. Okan E, Balachandran A, Bhosale P, Marcal LP, Vikram R, Tamm E. Multimodality imaging of metastases from pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Proceedings of the American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting (#E213), 4/2008.
10. Bedi D, Patnana M, Gonzalez-de Luna MA, Viswanathan C, Bhosale P, Ernst RD, Bronstein Y, Balachandran A, LePetross C, Devine C, Marcal LP, Vikram K, Lem KW. Ovarian cancer screening: unveiling the corpus luteum and other actors - how to sort them out. AJR Am J Roentenol 190(4 Supplement - E246), 4/2008.
11. Marcal LP, Balachandran A, Bhosale P, Tamm E, Dunnington J, Eftekhari F. Multimodality imaging of pancreatic metastases. Proceedings of the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 11/2007.
12. Vikram R, Balachandran A, Bhosale P, Tamm E, Marcal LP, Charnsangavej C. Pancreas-peritoneal reflections, ligamentous connections, and pathways of disease spread. Proceedings of the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 11/2007.
13. Marcal, LP, Devine C, Vikram R, Bronstein Y, Balachandran A, Parulekar S. Ovarian cancer screening: unmasking the corpus luteum and other actors. Proceedings of the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society, 2007.
14. Marcal LP, Torres Z, Dutra C, Vieira A, Leite J, Filho J. MR imaging of complex injuries of the posterolateral corner of the knee. Proceedings of the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 11/2006.
15. Marcal LP, Nothaft M, Baptista R, Rodrigues M, Volpato R, Coelho F. MR imaging of deep pelvic endometriosis. Proceedings of the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 11/2006.
16. Marcal LP, Nothaft M, Baptista R, Rodrigues M, Volpato R, Coelho F. MR imaging of mulerian duct anomalies. Proceedings of the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 11/2006.
17. Marcal LP, Dutra C, Baptista R, Leite J, Pasolini J, Torres Z. SLAP lesions I to IX. Proceedings of the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 11/2006.

Book Chapters

1. Ganesan K, Morani AC, Marcal LP, Bhosale PR, Elsayes KM. Cross-sectional imaging of the uterus. In: Cross-sectional imaging of the abdomen and pelvis - a practical algorithmic approach, 1. Ed(s) Khaled M. Elsayes. Springer-Verlag New York, 875-936, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-4939-1883-6.
2. Marcal LP, Nothaft M. Magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of female genital anomalies. In: Female genital tract congenital malformations. Springer London, 99-111, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-4471-5145-6.
3. Ballester-Ortiz G, Marcal LP, Viswanathan C, Szlaruk J. Computer tomography. In: Biliary Tract and Gallbladder Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 2nd. Ed(s) Herman JM, Pawlik TM, Thomas Jr CR. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 167-200, 2014. ISBN: 978-3-642-40557-0.
4. Szklaruk J, Javle M, Abdalla EK, Marcal LP, Krishnan S. Cholangiocarcinoma. In: Oncologic Imaging: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Ed(s) Paul M. Silverman, M.D. Elsevier: Philadelphia, PA, 121-151, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-4377-2232-1.
5. Tamm EP, Balachandran A, Bhosale P, Marcal LP. MRI/MRCP of Pancreatic Cancer. In: Pancreatic Cancer, 1st Edition. Ed(s) JP Neoptolemos, R Urrutia, JL Abbruzzese, MW Buchler. Springer: New York, 731-761, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-387-77497-8.
6. Marcal LP, Szklaruk J, Viswanathan C. Computed tomography. In: Biliary Tract and Gallbladder Cancer: Diagnosis and Therapy. Ed(s) CR Thomas Jr, CD Fuller. Demos Medical Publishing: New York, 141-166, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-933864-42-6.

Last updated: 5/21/2015