General Session

Case-Based Discussion and Q&A

Monday, February 5
2:08 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: Great Hall 1-3

William T. Kuo

Professor, Interventional Radiology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

DR. WILLIAM T. KUO, MD, FSIR, FCCP, FSVM, FCIRSE, is Professor of Vascular & Interventional Radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine where he is Director of the IR Fellowship Program, Director of the IR-DR Residency Program, and Founding Director of the Stanford IVC Filter Clinic. Dr. Kuo is a recognized expert on advanced IVC filter retrieval, venous interventions, and catheter-directed therapy (CDT) for acute PE. His landmark PE meta-analysis was the first to reveal the safety and effectiveness of CDT as a life-saving procedure for acute PE, leading to major changes in treatment guidelines; and he initiated the world’s first multicenter registry on CDT for acute PE. He has written many seminal and award-winning papers, and his work is cited in all major guidelines on antithrombotic therapy.

At Stanford, Dr. Kuo pioneered several techniques including excimer laser-assisted IVC filter retrieval for which he received the 2011 Gary Becker Young Investigator Award, and his team at Stanford was the first to perform this procedure in humans. His innovations have changed the paradigm on managing embedded vena cava filters, allowing thousands more patients each year to achieve successful filter removal. He is frequently invited to lecture nationally and abroad, and he has testified as an expert before the FDA. Dr. Kuo has established the Stanford IVC Filter Clinic as a quaternary referral center that accepts challenging cases from around the country and around the world. His innovative work has been featured on multiple media outlets including ABC and NBC Nightly News.

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Kenneth Rosenfield

Section Head Vascular Medicine and Intervention
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Rosenfield is an interventional cardiologist and vascular specialist performing complex cardiac and vascular interventions. He is Section Head for Vascular Medicine and Intervention in the Division of Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned a masters degree in Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College. In addition to being a master clinician and interventionalist, Dr. Rosenfield has dedicated much of his career to educating fellows, residents, students, and colleagues. He is the recipient of the distinguished Laennec award for his outstanding teaching and mentorship. He is also a researcher and clinical trialist. He designed and served as national principle investigator for several landmark studies, including Aspire 2, Levant 2, Superb, ACT 1, and NIH BEST-CLI trial. He is a leader in the cardiovascular world, having been elected to the Board of Governors of American College of Cardiology, immediate past-President of the MA ACC Chapter, and immediate past-President of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). Dr. Rosenfield is a founding member of VIVA, a 501c3 organization, and sits on its board of directors. At Massachusetts General Hospital, he is the Medical director of the PERT Program, which he founded with his colleagues; he also founded the National PERT Consortium, a 501c3 organization dedicated to improving management, outcomes, and awareness of Pulmonary Embolism, and he served as its initial President; he remains a member of the PERT Consortium Executive Committee.

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Akhilesh Sista

Section Chief, Associate Professor
New York University Langone School of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine

Dr. Sista is an Associate Professor and the Section Chief of the NYU Langone Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He completed his Radiology residency at UCSF in 2009 and his IR fellowship at Stanford in 2011. He was an Assistant Professor in the IR Division of Weill Cornell Medical College from 2011-2016, and joined NYU in March of 2016.

Dr. Sista specializes in the endovascular treatment of venous thromboembolic disease (VTE). He has given >70 invited talks at international meetings on the topic and served on national committees. He has authored or co-authored >50 peer-reviewed publications, including clinical practice standards in the medical and radiologic literature. He is on the Editorial Board of Vascular Medicine and Seminars in Interventional Radiology. He is the national Principal Investigator (PI) for the EXTRACT-PE study, sponsored by Penumbra, Inc, and is on the national steering committee for the NIH-sponsored C-TRACT trial for chronic DVT. He chaired a multi-disciplinary expert consensus panel, sponsored by the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation, that identified research priorities for submassive pulmonary embolism. As the prior site PI for the ATTRACT trial, ACCESS-PTS, and the PERFECT registry, he is involved in national and local research looking into improving outcomes for patients with VTE. His research is also translational, as he received grant funding from the Radiological Society of North America to investigate the physiologic consequences of submassive pulmonary embolism in a porcine model with an eye towards optimizing the safety and efficacy of catheter-directed therapy for submassive PE patients.

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Keith M. Sterling

Chief, Department of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology
Inova Alexandria Hospital
George Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Sterling is an interventional radiologist who has been in practice in Northern Virginia since 1995. He is Chief of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology of the Association of Alexandria Radiologists and Medical Director of the Advanced Interventional Vein & Vascular Center. He is currently the President of the Medical Staff at Inova Alexandria Hospital.

He is a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology. He maintains an appointment as Associate Professor of Radiology at George Washington University School of Medicine and has trained residents and fellows over his entire professional career. Dr. Sterling is a frequently invited lecturer and is a nationally-recognized leader in the field of IR. He has been principal investigator on numerous research trials involving thrombolysis and medical devices. He serves on multiple task forces and committees for the SIR and the Inova Health System. He has been consistently recognized by his peers as one of the “Top Doctors” in Washingtonian and Northern Virginia magazines.

Dr. Sterling graduated with honors in 1985 from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. He earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1989. He served his medical internship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York. He was a resident in Diagnostic Radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology/Washington University School of Medicine.

His areas of special expertise are women’s intervention, VTE, PAD, vascular malformations and acute stroke therapy.

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Keith M. Sterling

Chief, Department of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology
Inova Alexandria Hospital
George Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Sterling is an interventional radiologist who has been in practice in Northern Virginia since 1995. He is Chief of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology of the Association of Alexandria Radiologists and Medical Director of the Advanced Interventional Vein & Vascular Center. He is currently the President of the Medical Staff at Inova Alexandria Hospital.

He is a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology. He maintains an appointment as Associate Professor of Radiology at George Washington University School of Medicine and has trained residents and fellows over his entire professional career. Dr. Sterling is a frequently invited lecturer and is a nationally-recognized leader in the field of IR. He has been principal investigator on numerous research trials involving thrombolysis and medical devices. He serves on multiple task forces and committees for the SIR and the Inova Health System. He has been consistently recognized by his peers as one of the “Top Doctors” in Washingtonian and Northern Virginia magazines.

Dr. Sterling graduated with honors in 1985 from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. He earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1989. He served his medical internship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York. He was a resident in Diagnostic Radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology/Washington University School of Medicine.

His areas of special expertise are women’s intervention, VTE, PAD, vascular malformations and acute stroke therapy.

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