Joseph P. Erinjeri, MD, PhD

Joseph P. Erinjeri, MD, PhD

I am an interventional oncologist, a type of interventional radiologist who uses image-guided, minimally invasive techniques to perform procedures to treat cancer. Rather than making a surgical incision, I perform procedures using miniaturized instruments, many of which are small enough to be used through a needle or catheter. Because of these innovations, many of the procedures I perform use only sedation, without the need of a breathing tube or an overnight stay.

The first experience most patients have with an interventional radiologist is during either a biopsy (to diagnose cancer) or a mediport placement (to begin chemotherapy). Unlike open surgical biopsies, which require a surgical incision, the biopsies I perform are done using a tiny acupuncture-like needle. Nearly all patients go home the same day, and a diagnosis is usually made within two to three days after the biopsy. During mediport placement, I work with each individual’s body and needs to place a mediport that allows effective delivery of chemotherapy through a small, cosmetically pleasing device.

Location
Phone
212-639-3363
Clinical Expertise

Thermal Ablation of Tumors; Tumor Embolization; Mediport Placement; Image Guided Biopsy; Central Venous Access Placement

Languages Spoken
English
Education

MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis)

Residencies

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Fellowships

Weill Cornell Medical College; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Interventional Radiology; Diagnostic Radiology

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