EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Fellow in Cardiology, University of Washington Medical Center, 2004.
M.D., Jefferson Medical College, 1998.
Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor 2001.
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles 1992.
Kelley R. Branch M.D.
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific Street
Campus Box 356422
Seattle, WA 98195-6422
Fax: (206) 616-4847
Board Certification in Cardiovascular Disease, 2004.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2001.
AREAS OF CLINICAL EXPERTISE
Nuclear Medicine (PET and SPECT)
Advanced Cardiac Imaging (Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI)
Fusion imaging (PET/CT)
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
CT and MRI cardiac imaging
Sympathetic nervous system receptor imaging
Neurocardiology and neurogenic stunned myocardium
CT and MRI use in valvular disease
CT utilization in the Emergency Department
National Institutes of Health K12 Mentored Research Award, 2006-2011
UW School of Medicine Outstanding Faculty in Continuing Medical Education Award, 2008
American College of Cardiology/Merck Fellowship Award, 2003-2004
Cardiology Teaching Excellence Award, University of Washington
Chin, PE, Branch, KR, Becker, KJ, Post-ictal neurogenic stunned myocardium, Neurology 64:1977-1978, 2005.
Branch, KR, O'Brien, KD, Otto, CM, Aortic valve sclerosis as a marker of active atherosclerosis, Curr. Cardiol. Reports 4:111-117, 2002.
Branch, KR, Caldwell, JH, Soine, L, O'Brien, KD, Vascular (humoral) rejection manifesting as inducible myocardial ischemia on nuclear perfusion imaging, J. Nucl. Card. 12:123-124, 2005.
Chin, PE, Branch, KR, Becker, KJ, Myocardial infarction following limited convulsive seizure, Neurology 63:2453-4,2004.
Jaski, BE, Lingle, RJ, Kim, J, Branch, KR, Goldsmith, R, Johnson, MR, Lahpor, JR, Icenogle, TB, Pina, I, Adamson, R, Favrot, LK, Dembitsky, WP, Comparison of functional capacity in patients with end-stage heart failure following implantation of a left ventricular assist device versus heart transplantation: Results of the Experience with Left Ventricular Assist Device with Exercise trial, J. Heart Lung Transplant 18:1031-1040, 1999.
Chen G, Branch KR, Alessio AM, Pham P, Kinahan P, Caldwell JH. Effect of post-reconstruction smoothing on myocardial blood flow measurement with N-13-ammonia positron emission tomography. J. Nucl. Cardiol. 48:1259-65, 2007.
Shuman WP, Branch KR, May JM, Mitsumori LM, Lockhart DW, Dubinsky TJ, Caldwell JH. Prospective ECG gating vs Retrospective ECG gating for 64 channel cardiac CT of the coronary arteries: Comparison of image quality and patient radiation dose. Radiology 248:431-7, 2008.