Karen T. Brown, MD, FSIR

Karen T. Brown, MD, FSIR

I have been a practicing interventional radiologist for 24 years. As an interventional radiologist, I use imaging guidance to perform in a “minimally invasive” manner procedures that might otherwise be performed surgically. There is no need for general anesthesia, no incision, and only a short recovery time.

I am known locally and nationally for my expertise in image-guided biopsy, an outpatient procedure that allows for rapid diagnosis of a tumor and then initiation of treatment. Virtually any tumor within the chest, abdomen, or pelvis can be biopsied safely with a needle using imaging guidance, thus avoiding general anesthesia and complications associated with traditional surgical biopsy. This is often a patient's first experience with an interventional radiologist.

Clinical Expertise

Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Languages Spoken

MD, Boston University School of Medicine


Massachusetts General Hospital


Massachusetts General Hospital

Board Certifications

Diagnostic Radiology; CAQ in Interventional Radiology

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