Kanchan P. Kulkarni, MD| Nuclear Medicine | MedStar Health

Kanchan P. Kulkarni, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Nuclear Medicine

Languages: English

(202) 877-0023

About me

Kanchan P. Kulkarni, MD, is a board-certified nuclear medicine physician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She has been a faculty physician at the Hospital Center since 2004 and has been the section director of Nuclear Endocrinology since 2008. She has also been an assistant professor of Internal Medicine at Georgetown University since July 2009. Dr. Kulkarni received her medical degree in Mumbai, India in 1999. She then relocated to the United States to complete her post-graduate training. She practiced nuclear medicine part time in a private radiology group at Frankford and Northeast Hospital in Philadelphia from 2006 to 2007.

Dr. Kulkarni's philosophy of care is based on the idea of "patient first." She is committed to offering the best possible patient care using the latest technology, science, innovation and compassion. Dr. Kulkarni is sensitive to patient needs; she listens to and values all that her patients have to say.

Dr. Kulkarni says that imaging is her passion. Nuclear medicine combines anatomical and functional imaging. This complete picture of the patient's issue allows her to make a diagnosis or determine whether a particular treatment is working. With nuclear medicine, Dr. Kulkarni can understand what's happening and confirm it with imaging.

Dr. Kulkarni has a special interest in education and research. Her main research interest is nuclear endocrinology with a focus on nuclear thyroidology and the use of radioactive iodine for differentiated thyroid cancer. She has authored and co-authored multiple articles and abstracts, many of which are related to the use of radioiodine in diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer.

Professional Society Memberships

  • Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • Vice President and Program Chair, Mid-Eastern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear
  • American College of Nuclear Medicine
  • Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Procedures I perform

  • Bile Duct Scan
  • Bone Scan
  • Computed Tomography
  • Ct Scan Of Kidney
  • I-123 Scan Post Isthmusectomy
  • Joint Scan
  • Nuclear Cardiology Test Reading
  • Pet Ct Scan
  • Renal Scan Dmsa
  • Sentinel Node Injection
  • Sestamibi Scan
  • Shunt Studies
  • Spleen Scan
  • Technetium Pyrophosphate Scan
  • Thallium Stress Test
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Wbc Scan
  • Y 90 Treatment
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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Gorman Building Room 2005
Washington, DC, 20007

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Department of Nuclear Medicine GB Room 1
Washington, DC, 20010


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Board Certification: American Board of Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Medicine

Residency Program: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2004)

Internship Program: Flushing Hospital Medical Center (2002)

Medical School: Topiwala National Medical College (1999)