Vaz Zavaletta, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiology-Pediatric Radiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School
Graduate School :
  • PhD, Mayo Graduate School
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Houston (TX)
Internship:
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Program
Residency:
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Program, Radiology
Fellowships:
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Pediatric Interventional Radiology
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Radiology-Pediatric Radiology

Publications

  • Davis MA, Gichoya JW, Banerjee I, Sung D, Newsome J, Vey BL, Gerard R, Khan F, Zavaletta V, Mazaheri S, Heilbrun ME. Balancing the Scales: An Analysis of Social Determinants of Health, Radiology Report Acuity, and Radiology Staffing Models in an Academic Health System. J Am Coll Radiol. 2022 Jan;19(1 Pt B):172-177. PubMed PMID: 35033306
  • Stowell JT, Zavaletta VA, Carroll EF, Grimstad FW. Multidisciplinary approach to imaging for gender-affirming surgery: engaging surgeons, radiologists, and patients to ensure a positive imaging experience. Ann Transl Med. 2021 Apr;9(7):610. PubMed PMID: 33987308
  • Zavaletta, V.A., Wittling, M., Shah, J., Gill, A.E., & Hawkins, M. (2021). Abstract No. 81 Bleomycin-soaked bio-resorbable particle embolization of benign vascular anomalies. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 32.
  • Swietlik, J.F., Niemann, D., Zavaletta, V.A., Ferguson, J.S., & Ozkan, O.V. (2021). Bronchial Dieulafoy Lesion Embolization with Onyx: a Case Report. SN Comprehensive Clinical Medicine, 3, 684 - 687.
  • V. Zavaletta, C.M. Hawkins, R. Swerdlin, A. Gill.. Minimally-invasive, image-guided treatment of fibroadipose vascular anomalies (FAVA): A single center experience. Accepted as Oral Presentation to IPR 2021
  • V. Zavaletta, M. Wittling, A.E. Gill, J.H. Shah, C.M. Hawkins. Bleomycin-soaked Bio-resorbable Particle Embolization of Benign Vascular Anomalies. Accepted as Oral Presentation, SIR 2021
  • Stowell JT, Zavaletta VA. Radiologists' Education in Transgender Health Care Must Include Sensitivity to Language. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 Mar;214(3):W69. PubMed PMID: 32083502
  • V. Zavaletta, Gail Peters More Than Just a Bile Duct Injury: Managing Complex Hepatobiliary Injuries After Cholecystectomy. SIR 2020
  • V. Zavaletta, O. Ozkan, J.B. Robbins, M. Kleedehn. Feasability of Implementing A Mindfulness Group Practice in Interventional Radiology. CIRSE 2020
  • Zavaletta V, Robbins JB. Gender Diversity in Radiology: It Is Not Just Black and White; It Is Multiple Shades of Gray. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Apr;16(4 Pt B):621-623. PubMed PMID: 30947896
  • E. Meram, V. Zavaletta, P. Laeseke, O. Ozkan. Hepatic Venous Outflow Obstruction in Liver Transplant Patients: Venography, Pressure Gradients, or Biopsy. CIRSE 2018
  • Delmotte P, Zavaletta VA, Thompson MA, Prakash YS, Sieck GC. TNFa decreases mitochondrial movement in human airway smooth muscle. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2017 Jul 1;313(1):L166-L176. PubMed PMID: 28473328
  • Zavaletta, V.A., Delmotte, P., Thompson, M.A., Pabelick, C.M., Prakash, Y.S., & Sieck, G.C. (2011). Mitochondrial Kinetics In Human Airway Smooth Muscle. ATS 2011.
  • Christner JA, Zavaletta VA, Eusemann CD, Walz-Flannigan AI, McCollough CH. Dose reduction in helical CT: dynamically adjustable z-axis X-ray beam collimation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Jan;194(1):W49-55. PubMed PMID: 20028890
  • Liu, X., Primak, A.N., Zavaletta, V.A., Yu, L., & McCollough, C.H. (2008). SU-GG-I-09: Evaluation of Noise Reduction Methods On Very Low Dose CT Renal Perfusion Imaging. Medical Physics, 35, 2644-2644.
  • Zavaletta VA, Bartholmai BJ, Robb RA. High resolution multidetector CT-aided tissue analysis and quantification of lung fibrosis. Acad Radiol. 2007 Jul;14(7):772-87. PubMed PMID: 17574128
  • Zavaletta, V.A., Bartholmai, B.J., & Robb, R.A. (2007). 3D MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF LUNG PATHOLOGY. 2007 4th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, 308-311.
  • Zavaletta, V.A., Bartholmai, B.J., & Robb, R.A. (2007). Nonlinear histogram binning for quantitative analysis of lung tissue fibrosis in high-resolution CT data. SPIE Medical Imaging.
  • Zavaletta, V. et al. “High resolution multidetector CT aided tissue analysis and quantification of lung fibrosis.” SPIE Medical Imaging (2006).
  • Karwoski, R.A., Bartholmai, B.J., Zavaletta, V.A., Holmes, D.R., & Robb, R.A. (2008). Processing of CT images for analysis of diffuse lung disease in the lung tissue research consortium. SPIE Medical Imaging.
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), member
  • American College of Radiology (ACR), member, Chair of Workgroup for Gender Diversity
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), member
  • Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), member
  • Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), member
  • International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA), member
  • Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), member
  • Society for Pediatric Interventional Radiology (SPIR), member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the best care for my patients. I believe in treating the person as a whole, taking every aspect of a patient’s body and health into consideration during diagnosis and treatment.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School (0001)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Mayo Graduate School (0001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Houston (TX) (0001)
Internships:
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Program (0001)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Program, Radiology (0001)
Fellowships:
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Vascular and Interventional Radiology (0001)
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Pediatric Interventional Radiology (0001)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Radiology-Pediatric Radiology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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