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Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, MD MPH, a native of Nassau, Bahamas, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Interventional Radiology in the Department of Radiology at Boston Medical Center. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College (Saint Paul, MN), a Doctorate of Medicine from Wake Forest University School of Medicine where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society. He holds an Advanced Professional Masters in Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Care Policy and Health Care Administration from Yale University. He completed a residency in Radiology as well as a 4th year concentration in Interventional Radiology (IR) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship in IR at the University of Virginia Medical Center. At Boston Medical Center, he currently serves as the Program Director for the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology pathway and the Director of the Radiology Medical Student Selective and Electives. His professional interests include optimizing medical student and trainee education, interprofessional management of frostbite, complications and risk management in IR, and engaging resilience and vitality as antidotes for burnout. He is the Founding Chair of RISQCS (Radiology Interventions Safety Quality and Complications Symposium) a dedicated medicolegal, patient-safety, and risk management IR educational initiative for medical students, IR trainees and practicing IRs. In his personal time, he serves as a certified yoga instructor as well as a high performance coach for professional athletes and other performance-minded individuals.
Dr. Schwartz is an Interventional Radiologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. He is Program Director of the IR-Integrated and IR-Independent Residencies, as well as the Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship. He completed his own Residency and Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His clinical interestest include hepatobiliary and transplant interventions, interventional oncology, and prostate artery embolization.
Program Director of the Vascular and Interventional Radiology residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Trained at UCLA for Cardiovascuar and Interventional Radiology. Trained at University of Chicago for Internship in Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology. Went to medical school at University of Miami. Passionate about longitudinal patient care.
Clinical interests include aortic disease (dissections/aneursmal disease), critical limb ischemia and limb salvage. He also has a busy interventional oncology practice treating patients with hepatocellular cancer and liver metastases(colorectal, neuroendocrine). He also enjoys treating patients debilitated by fibroids and BPH.
His primary interest is in training medical students and residents and transforming vascular and interventional radiology training to incorporate weekly resident continuity clinics, early integration of ICU training throughout the residency and comprehensive training for his residents in all aspects of Vascular and interventional radiology including neurointerventional therapy, peripheral vascular disease, interventional oncology, Men's health, Women's health, controlling life threatening bleeding, managing patients with DVT and pulmonary embolus.
Minhaj S. Khaja, MD, MBA, is an associate professor of radiology who specializes in vascular disease treatment and research, as well as the education of future interventional and diagnostic radiologists. He sees patients with a variety of vascular diseases, including those with aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm, and deep vein thrombosis. Dr. Khaja was born in Chicago and completed a five-year, MD/MBA joint degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He did both his residency and a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at the University of Virginia. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Khaja became an assistant professor of radiology at the University of Michigan Health System, where he was the associate program director of the diagnostic radiology residency and the program director of the interventional radiology residency. He returned to UVA in 2019 and serves as the Program Director of the Independent IR Residency.Dr. Khaja has a strong passion for medical education. He is the editor of a popular review book titled “Vascular & Interventional Imaging: Case Review.” He is also an active participant and has a leadership role in many national service organizations, including the Society of Interventional Radiology, the American College of Radiology, American Board of Radiology and the Association of Program Directors in Interventional Radiology and Radiology. In his free time, Dr. Khaja enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, including two foster children.
William Sherk, MD, is an Interventional Radiologist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and associate program director of the Integrated Interventional Radiology residency. He graduated from Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and completed an Integrated IR residency at the University of Michigan. Clinical interests include aortic and deep venous disease treatment.
Nik Kolicaj, MD, is a Vascular and Interventional Radiology Physician at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Kolicaj graduated medical school from Wayne State University and completed his Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital, followed by a Vascular Interventional Radiology fellowship at Brown University. After his fellowship, Dr. Kolicaj spent many years practicing as an IR Physician at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. He has a passion for teaching the new generation of IR’s, which lead to his return to Henry Ford Hospital as a teaching Faculty Physician.
Yolanda Bryce, MD completed her Medical School training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California in 2009 followed by completion of residency training in Diagnostic Radiology in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2014. She then completed subspecialty training in Breast Imaging at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2015 followed by a Fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute in 2016, with Certification for Diagnostic Radiology/Interventional Radiology thereafter. She joined the faculty in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in the Department of Radiology in August 2016 where she specializes in diagnosing and treating primary and metastatic breast cancer patients, starting and growing a clinical breast cryoablation program for patients who are nonsurgical candidates or who refuse surgery. Her research includes the use of breast cryoablation with immunotherapy to impact outcome. She also has a special interest in vascular disease in oncologic patients, founding a vascular lab and growing a peripheral arterial disease program at MSKCC, holding Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation accreditation and boarded through the American Board of Vascular Medicine.
Dr. Kaufman attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine followed by a general surgery internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She then moved to New Haven, Connecticut where she completed her radiology residency at Yale New-Haven Hospital. After residency, she moved across the country to San Diego to complete a fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the University of California San Diego. Following fellowship Dr. Kaufman joined the staff at the University of Utah as an Assistant Professor. She currently serves as the Associate Program Director of the IR/DR Residency and the IR Fellowship. She is very involved with medical student education serving as a medical student mentor and on the University of Utah Medical School Admissions Committee. Dr. Kaufman performs a wide variety of interventional radiology procedures including vascular and non-vascular procedures. Her specific clinical and research interests include vascular malformations, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, venous interventions, and women’s interventions. When not at work Dr. Kaufman is an avid runner and enjoys spending time outdoors exploring Utah with her family and their dog.