Kirti Kulkarni

Associate Professor of Radiology
Director, Breast Imaging Fellowship

Phone: 773.702.3654
Fax: 773.834.4097


Medical School: MBBS, Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Medical College, University of Pune, Maharashtra, India, 1995
Internship: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 1996
Residency: Radiology, Sir Jamshetjee Jejeebhoy Group of Hospitals & Grant Medical College, Byculla, Mumbai, India, 1999
Fellowship: Breast Imaging, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2007; Abdominal Imaging, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2008

DMRE (Diploma in Radiology)

Certification: American Board of Radiology, 2012


  • Award for Excellence in Teaching as a Fellow, University of Chicago Medical Center: 2007- 2008
  • Marc Tetalman Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching as an Attending, University of Chicago Medical Center: 2008- 2009

Clinical Interests

Breast Imaging (DCE-MRI, Interventional breast procedures, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound); Abdominal Imaging, MR enterography.

Research Interests

Using dynamic contrast enhanced breast MRI to evaluate extent and neoadjuvant chemotherapy response, evaluate negative margin excision rate after breast MRI and role of PET-Mammography in revealing early cancers. Other research interest involves using dynamic contrast enhanced Prostate MRI in evaluating extent of prostate cancer, diffusion weighted MRI studies in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.