As an interventional radiologist, I use medical imaging technology such as X-ray, CT and PET scan, ultrasound, and MRI to perform minimally invasive procedures, which involve making very small incisions in the skin with special needles and catheters. These allow for faster recovery, and most can be performed on an outpatient basis.
At Memorial Sloan Kettering, I apply these techniques to provide certain cancer treatments, such as tumor ablation (burning or freezing tumors) or embolization (targeting or redirecting the blood supply to the tumors). Other services I provide include image-guided biopsies, which help us understand the type and behavior of tumors; placement of temporary and long-term venous catheters such as ports that facilitate the delivery of treatments; and placement of drainage catheters, which can be used to treat abscesses or to relieve fluid buildup in the chest or abdomen or treat obstructions that are caused by tumors.
My clinical and research interests are in improving procedural outcomes, particularly following pulmonary interventions.
I received my medical degree from the American University of Beirut Medical Center, in Lebanon, where I also completed a general internal medicine internship and a residency in diagnostic radiology. This was followed by a two-year interventional oncology fellowship at MSK, after which I joined the interventional radiology service staff.
- Clinical Expertise: Image-guided procedures including percutaneous tumor ablation; tumor embolization; image guided biopsy; venous access; biliary interventions
- Languages Spoken: English; Arabic; French
- Education: MD, American University of Beirut
- Residencies: American University of Beirut Hospital
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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