Interventional Radiology

The primary mission of the Division of Interventional Radiology and Image-Guided Medicine at Emory is to provide safe, effective and advanced minimally-invasive treatments to our patients. The Division provides cutting-edge treatments to patients with peripheral vascular disease, vascular malformations, venous disease such as deep venous thrombosis, and performs varicose vein and dialysis interventions. Our interventional radiologists help patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids using innovative non-surgical therapies. We provide comprehensive interventional oncologic care for cancers of liver, kidney, lung, and bone at the world-renowned NCI-designated Emory Winship Cancer Institute. The Division's faculty members are field leaders, and serve patients from the initial evaluation to treatment through to careful assessment with personalized care. The clinical activities are supplemented by innovative research, particularly in cancer treatments with embolotherapies, radioembolizations and thermoablations and venous diseases with thrombectomy, thrombolysis, and laser. Teaching is a priority and an integral part of the Division. There are 8 ACGME fellows per year participating in the dynamic IR fellowship program.

- Janice Newsome, MD
   Interim Division Director of Interventional Radiology and Image Guided Medicine


Contact Information

Division of Interventional Radiology & Image Guided Medicine
Department of Radiology - Emory University Hospital
1364 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Appointments and Scheduling: (404) 712-7033


RaSheen Castro
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (404) 712-7118
Fax: (404) 712-7970


Ranitta McDowell
Interventional Radiology Program Coordinator
Phone: (404) 778-2626
Fax: (404) 712-7908






Highlights and Accomplishments

SIR Dotter Lecture and Gold Medal
Louis Martin, MD

Dr. Martin was awarded the 2012 SIR Dotter Lecture and Gold Medal. This award honors Dr. Martin's extraordinary contributions to the field, dedicated service to the Society and distinguished career achievements in interventional radiology. As Honoree, Dr. Austin [n1] delivered a lecture at SIR's Annual Scientific Meeting.

Dr. Martin has been very active in SIR leadership, having served on the FDA Device Forum since 1997 (which he chaired from 2001-2005), the Standards of Practice Committee since 1995 and several other committees for SIR, the American College of Radiology, American Board of Radiology, American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology


Jaffan AA, Chu V, Murphy TP, Fate of retrograde pedal access after subintimal arterial flossing with antegrade-retrograde intervention (SAFARI) procedure in patients with intermittent claudication: preliminary experience in three patients. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2013 Jan; 24(1):139-42

Jaffan AA. Balloon occlusion of the contralateral iliac artery to assist recanalization of the ipsilateral iliac artery in total aortoiliac occlusion: a technical note, Case Rep Radiol 2103;Epub 2013 may 15

Xing M, Kokabi N, Camacho J, Kooby DA, El-Rayes BF, Kim HS, Radioembolization versus Chemoembolization in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: a Review of Comparative Effectiveness, J of Comparative Effectiveness Research, Vol 2(4), 2013:1-10.

Gaddh M, Rassi FE, Gupta P, Yamada K, Tran H, Antun A, Kim HS, Khoury HJ;

Venous Access Catheter-Related Thrombosis in Cancer Patients, Leukemia and Lymphoma (in press)

Dhanasekaran R, Khana V, Kooby DA, Kauh JS, Carew JD, Kim HS, Chemoembolization Combined with Radiofrequency Ablation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Survival Benefits and Tumor Treatment Response, Journal of Cancer Therapy Journal of Cancer Therapy, Vol 4(2), 2013:493-499

To see additional publications, please view faculty bios