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Rajeev Suri, M.D., FACR, FSIR

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Dr. Rajeev Suri is a Vascular Interventional Radiologist, Tenured Professor, and Vice Chair of Clinical Operations in Radiology. In his previous roles as Vice Chair of Education, Radiology Residency Director and Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program Director, he has always promoted education for medical students, residents and fellows. During his tenure at UTHSCSA, he has continued his research and clinical interests in interventional oncology, portal hypertension and peripheral arterial disease, and has published, lectured and presented at several national and international meetings. 

Selected Publications

Rivero JR, De La Cerda J, Wang H, Farrell AM, Liss MA, Suri R, Rodriguez R, Kaushik D. Partial Nephrectomy versus Cryoablation or Radiofrequency Ablation for Clinical Stage 1 Renal Masses: Systematic Review and meta-analysis of more than 3900 patients. Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology 2018; 29(1); 18-29

Ghumman SS, Weinerman J, Khan A, Cheema M, Garcia M, Levin D, Suri R, Prasad A. Contrast Induced-Acute Kidney Injury Following Peripheral Angiography with Carbon Dioxide versus Iodinated Contrast Media: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review of Current Literature. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2017 Sept; 90(3): 437-448

Lopera J, Hegg R, Bready E, Kroma G, Garza-Berlanga A, Suri R. Complex biliary interventions: Percutaneous small bowel access confirmation with Cone beam CT and retrograde biliary obstruction recanalization. Gastrointestinal Intervention 2017 July: 6 (2): 140-144

Zafar AM, Suri R, Nguyen TK, Petrash CC, Fazal Z. Understanding pre-procedure patient-flow in interventional radiology. Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology 2016; Aug 27(8); 1189-94

Katabathina V, Zafar M, Suri R. Clinical presentations, Imaging and management of acute cholecystitis. Techniques Vascular Interventional Radiology 2015 Dec: 18(4); 256-65

Lopera JE, Katabathina V, Bosworth B, Garg D, Kroma G, Garza-Berlanga A, Suri R, Wholey M. Segmental liver ischemia/infarction after elective transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt creation: Clinical Outcomes in 10 patients. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2015; 26(6); 835-41

Lopera JE, Speeg KV, Young C, Garg D, Michalek J, Chen Y, Kroma G, Suri R, Garza-Berlanga A. Effect of liver volume in morbidity and mortality after elective transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. Gastrointestinal Intervention 2014; 3(2): 93-97

Lopera JE, Shapiro M, Sanchez D, Maya C, Kroma G, Garza-Berlanga A, Suri R. Superior vena cava (SVC) filters placed over central lines – analysis of line trapping and difficulties with line retrieval: an in-vitro experimental study. Acta Radiologica 2014; 55(6): 732-736

Lopera J, Suri R, Kroma GM, Garza-Berlanga A, Thomas J. Role of interventional procedures in Obstetrics/Gynecology. Radiologic Clinic of North America 2013; 51 (6): 1049-66

Sundarakumar DK, Smith CM, Lopera JE, Kogut M, Suri R. Endovascular Interventions for traumatic portal vein hemorrhage complicated by portal hypertension. World Journal of Radiology 2013: 5 (10): 381-385

Hardman RL, Rahal A, Walker J, Tavakoli S, Rodriguez P, Vargas D, Suri R, Garcia-Rojas X, Jung AJ, Fullerton GD, Clarke G, Dodd III GD. Combined Radiology Residency-PhD Program: 10-year review of program results (Voice of Experience). Journal of American College of Radiology 2013; 10(10): 738-741

Lopera JE, Suri R, Kroma G, Gadani S, Dolmatch B. Traumatic occlusion and dissection of the main renal artery: Endovascular treatment. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2011; 22(11): 1570-74

Restrepo CS, Ocazionez D, Suri R, Vargas D. Aortitis: Imaging spectrum of the infectious and inflammatory conditions of the aorta. Radiographics2011; 31: 435-451

Cura M, El-Merhi F,Bugnone A, Palacios R, Suri R, Dalsaso T. Renal aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms. Clinical Imaging 2011; 35(1): 29-41

Cura M, El-Merhi F, Suri R, Bugnone A, Dalsaso T. Vascular Malformations and Arteriovenous Fistulas of the Kidney. Acta Radiologica 2010; 51(2); 144-9

Lopera JE, Trimmer CK, Lamba R, Suri R, Cura MA, El-Merhi F, Kroma G. MDCT Angiography of mesenteric bypass surgery for the treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia. American Journal of Roentgenology 2009; 193(5): 1439-45

Kroma G, Lopera JE, Cura M, Suri R, El-Merhi F, Reading J. Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic shunt flow reduction with adjustable polytetrafluoroethylene-covered balloon-expandable stents. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2009; 20 (7): 981-86

Barge J, Lopera JE, Harper R, Cura M, Kroma G, El-Merhi F, Suri R. In-vitro model of translumbar embolization of endoleaks with nBCA: Risk of “gluing” different access devices. Vascular Disease Management 2009; 6(4): 92-98

Cura M, Cura A, Suri R, El-Merhi F, Lopera JE, Kroma G. Causes of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic shunt dysfunction. American Journal of Roentgenology 2008; 191(6): 1751-57.

Lopera JE A, Suri R, Cura M, Kroma G, ElMerhi F. Crural artery traumatic injuries: treatment with embolization. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2008; 31(3): 550-57

Hagino RT, Sheehan MK, Jung I, Canby ED, Suri R, Toursarkissian B. Target lesion characteristics in failing vein grafts predict the success of endovascular and open revision. J Vasc Surgery 2007; 46(6): 1167-72

Sheehan MK, Hagino RT, Canby E, Wholey MH, Postoak D, Suri R, Toursarkissian B. Type 2 Endoleaks after Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Grafting with Systematic Mesenteric and Lumbar Coil Embolization. Ann Vasc Surg 2006; 20(4): 458-463

Suri R, Wholey MH, Postoak D, Hagino RT, Toursarkissian B. Distal embolic protection during femoropopliteal atherectomy. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2006; 67: 417-422

Kattapuram TM, Suri R, Rosol MS, Rosenberg AE, Kattapuram SV. Idiopathic and diabetic skeletal muscle necrosis: evaluation by magnetic resonance imaging. Skeletal Radiology 2005; 34: 203-209

UT System Distinguished Teaching Professor

Professor and Vice Chair, Radiology 


M.D., Christian Medical College, Panjab University, India, 1991

Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, India (1993-96) and Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles (2000-03)

Fellowship, Vascular Interventional Radiology, UCLA (2003-04)



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