General Session

What Studies are Necessary to Result in Wide Spread Adoption of Invasive Therapy?

Monday, February 5
1:56 PM - 2:03 PM
Location: Great Hall 1-3

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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