Research/ Scholarly Activity

The BCVI-IVR faculty will serve as mentor and co-investigators. Completion of the project implies writing it up as a formal scientific manuscript for one of the national journals. The fellows are encouraged to go to one national meeting during the year. Ideally, the fellow should submit his/her project for presentation at the national meeting that he/she chooses to attend. If the project is completed, then presented at a national/international meeting after the fellow leaves BCVI, BCVI will still pay for that individual's meeting and travel.

Objectives
  • To learn the process of formulating an investigative thought process including formulating a hypothesis.
  • To be able to perform a detailed focused literature search.
  • To analyze data in a critical manner, understanding scientific methods.
  • To create an abstract worthy of presentation of publication in a scientific meeting or journal.
  • Radiology Grand Rounds "Annual Research Presentations" will be presented (place TBA).
Due Dates
  • December 1 - Formulate hypothesis for study; complete literature section
  • February 1 - Review data and begin abstract
  • March 1 - Complete abstract
  • May 1 - Complete manuscript/Power Point presentation
  • Mid May - Formal presentation
Fellows Research Projects

2015-2016

Yolanda Bryce, MD - Outcomes in Patients with Hostile Neck Anatomy Undergoing EVAR as a Function of Time Period Performed and Type of Fixation Utilized.
Mentors:   James F. Benenati, MD, Barry Katzen, MD, Shaun Samuels, MD

Kyle Cooper, MD - Determining the Endpoints of CLI Interventions
Mentors:  James Benenati, MD and Constantino Peña, MD
 
Behrang Homayoon, MD - Assessing the Utility of DECT Lung Perfusion Scanning in Patients Who Undergo Catheter Directed Therapy for Submassive Pulmonary Embolism
Mentors:   Constantino Peña, MD
 
Amardeep Johar, MD - Safety and Effectiveness of the Penumbra Peripheral Aspiration Thrombectomy System in Massive and Submassive Pulmonary Embolism: A Single Center Experience
Mentors:   James Benenati, MD and Constantino Peña, MD
 
Robert Tartaglione, MD - Usage of Temporary IVC Filters During Lower Extremity Venous Thrombolysis
Mentors:   Alex Powell, MD

2014-2015

S. Reha Butros, MD - Effect of neck thrombus to long term GFR in patients with suprarenal aortic fixation versus infrarenal fixation Mentors: James F. Benenati, MD, Constantino Peña, MD, Frederic A. Baumann, MD   

Charles J. McGraw, MD - TVIR--Large vessel closure chapter 
Mentors: Ripal Gandhi, MD, James Benenati, MD, Frederic A. Baumann, MD   

Emerson E. Sharpe III, M.D. - Vacuum Assisted Embolectomy:  A Single Center Review 
Mentors:  James F. Benenati, MD, Ripal Gandhi, MD, Frederic A. Baumann, MD   

Jaime S. Wagner, D.O. - TVIR--Antegrade access chapter 
Mentors: Alex Powell, MD, Ripal Gandhi, MD, Frederic A. Baumann, MD   

Timothy E. Yates, M.D. - 8 French Angio Seal for Small vs. Large Caliber Arterial Access 
Mentors:  James F. Benenati, MD, Ripal Gandhi MD, Frederic A. Baumann, MD


2013-2014

Hyun J. Bang, MD - MRI evaluation with new agents T slip- eval of non-contrast MR for visceral vessels.
Mentors:  James Benenati, MD,  Constantino Peña, MD                       
 
Aseem K. Bhandari, MD - Real world experience with first peripheral drug eluting stent:  BCVI experience.
Mentors:   James Benenati, MD, Melanie Schernthaner, MD                       
 
Daniel C. Brown, MD - BCVI experience on management of visceral artery aneurysms
Mentors:    James Benenati, MD, Ripal Gandhi, MD
                                   
Cuong H. Lam, MD - New AAA endovascular devices
Mentors:  James Benenati, MD, Ripal Gandhi, MD                 
 
M. Reza Rajebi, MD - Visual assessment of stenoses vs caliper measured stenoses
Mentors:  James Benenati, MD, Melanie Schernthaner, MD, Gail Walker

2012-2013

Peter Biegler, MD - EKOS Assisted Thrombolysis in Arterial Occlusions
Mentors: Shaun Samuels, MD

Matthew Cronin, MD - Long Segment SFA and Popliteal Artery Stenting:  A Single Center Experience
Mentors: Alex Powell, MD

Andrew Hall, MD - Carotid Duplex Velocity Criteria.  Internal Validation with Carotid Angiography
Mentors: James Benenati MD, Ripal Gandhi MD

Juan Gomez, MD - Initial Experience with an Endovascular Robot
Mentors: James Benenati MD, Barry Katzen MD, Constantino Pena MD


2011-2012

Reginald Baker, MD - EKOS Assisted Thrombolysis
Mentors: Shaun Samuels, MD and Heiko Uthoff, MD

Francisco Contreras, MD - Prospective Randomized Evaluation of a Novel Fabric Radiation Attenuation Device in Endovascular Interventional Radiology: The Prefer Trial
Mentors: Constantino Peña, MD and Heiko Uthoff, MD

Mary Brookes Ezell, MD - Percutaneous Biliary Biopsy: A New Approach
Mentors: Alex Powell, MD and Heiko Uthoff, MD

Andrew McBride, MD - Embologenic Pathology of the Aorta
Mentors: Ripal T. Gandhi, MD James Benenati, MD and Heiko Uthoff, MD

2010-2011

Keri Campbell, DO - Endosensor Placement in AAA sacks: Is there a value? A single center review of the experience using this technology
Mentors: Ripal T. Gandhi, MD, James Benenati, MD, and Dr. Philipp Geisbûsch, MD

Joseph Couvillon, MD - Optional Inferior Vena Cava Filters: A single center experience with placement and retrieval
Mentors: Constantino Peña, MD and Philipp Geisbûsch, MD

Michael Nguyen, MD & Trey Pham, MD - Embolic Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta for Abrams textbook of Angiography
Mentors: James Benenati, MD and Ripal T. Gandhi, MD

2009-2010

Amer Naiem, MD - Percutaneous Endograft Placement - BCVI Outcomes
Mentor: Barry Katzen, MD

Derek Mittleider, MD - Biopsy Yields for Liver, Lung and Thyroid Biopsies at BCVI
Mentors: Shaun Samuels, MD and James F. Benenati, MD

Paul Rochon, MD - Visceral Artery Aneurysms - BCVI Experience
Mentors: Ripal T. Gandhi, MD, and James F. Benenati, MD

Brian Schiro, MD - Endovascular Treatment of Thoracic Aortic Disease: 15 Years Experience in a Single Center
Mentor: Constantino Pena, MD