I am an interventional radiologist who uses state-of-the-art radiology imaging equipment (such as CT, ultrasound, MRI, and real-time x-rays, called fluoroscopy) to guide minimally invasive procedures, which require only tiny incisions.
At Memorial Sloan Kettering, which I joined in 1996, I perform a wide variety of interventional radiology procedures for cancer patients, including needle biopsy, placement of venous access devices, and the placement of long-term catheters to manage fluid around the lungs or in the abdomen. I also have particular expertise in treating patients with complex biliary obstruction, such as obstruction of the kidneys/urinary tract and the bile ducts.
I am very interested in locoregional treatments of liver tumors — both primary tumors such as hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma — and metastases from a wide variety of primary cancers. These tumors may be treated with arterial-directed procedures such as embolization and radioembolization as well as by percutaneous ablation.
I have been invited to speak both nationally and internationally on topics such as embolization of liver tumors, diagnosis and treatment of biliary obstruction, percutaneous biopsy, percutaneous ablation, and placement of venous access devices. I helped start MSK’s program using radioembolization to treat liver tumors.
I also work with our Behavioral Science Service to help teach our fellows skills to improve communication with patients, as I believe that good communication is an essential component of every procedure.
- Clinical Expertise: Vascular and Interventional Radiology
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, New York University School of Medicine
- Residencies: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
- Board Certifications: Diagnostic Radiology; CAQ in Interventional Radiology
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