Ask the Experts: Interventional Radiology

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    • Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology
    • Resiliency
    • Risk Management
    • interventional radiology
    • Frostbite management
    Director: Radiology Medical Student Selective and Electives; Program Director: Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) Pathway; Assistant Professor, Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Boston Medical Center
    Director: Radiology Medical Student Selective and Electives; Program Director: Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology...
    • Assistant Professor, Division of Interventional Radiology in the Department of Radiology at Boston Medical Center

    Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, MD MPH 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 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship in Interventional Radiology (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 Clerkship 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. 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.

    • Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology
    • Physician at Henry Ford Hospital

    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.

    • Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology
    • Vascular and Interventional Physician at Kaiser

    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.

    • Vascular and Interventional Radiology
    • Radiology

    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 thrombosisDr. 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.