Dr Sista Health Watch Part 1
Lovonia Mallory interviews Dr. Akhilesh Sista the Section Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at NYU-Langone School of Medicine in Manhattan, New York, for the another installment of Health Watch.
Dr Sista’s clinical expertise lies in the medical and endovascular treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep venous thrombosis. He has given >70 invited talks at international meetings on these topics and has served on national committees, and has authored or co-authored >50 peer-reviewed publications, including clinical practice standards in the medical and radiologic literature. He served as the Chairperson of the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation’s Research Consensus Panel with experts from 6 disciplines on Submassive Pulmonary Embolism in December 2015 which developed specific research questions to be answered by future research. He is the National Principal Investigator for EXTRACT-PE, Penumbra, Inc.’s prospective trial of the Indigo CAT-8 thromboaspiration device in the setting of PE. His PE research is also translational, having received grant funding from the Radiologic Society of North America to investigate the physiologic consequences of submassive pulmonary embolism in a porcine model.