As an interventional radiologist, I perform minimally invasive procedures using needles and catheters, providing an alternative to surgery for many patients. I can guide a needle or a catheter toward a tumor using CT, ultrasound, or x-ray, then burn or freeze the tumor (ablation), block its blood supply (embolization), or implant microscopic radioactive particles to treat it (radioembolization). These procedures can be used to treat cancer in the lung, liver, and kidney. I can also reopen blood vessels that are blocked or narrowed by a blood clot or a tumor using minimally invasive techniques that are performed through a catheter.
I have done thousands of image-guided procedures and use a multidisciplinary clinical approach, which involves coordinating care with surgeons, oncologists, and other specialists to decide the best treatment strategy for each patient.
My research focuses on creating radiology software that can improve diagnosis and treatment planning. Recent projects include using perfusion imaging to classify liver tumors, optimizing surveillance schedules for hepatocellular carcinoma, and reducing CT scan artifacts caused by metal implants.
- Clinical Expertise: Tumor ablation and embolization; Radioembolization of liver tumors; DVT thrombolysis; IVC filter removal
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, PhD, Stanford University
- Residencies: Stanford Hospital
- Fellowships: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Board Certifications: Diagnostic Radiology
As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.Learn more
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