Akhilesh K. Sista, MD

  • Specialty: Vascular & Interventional Radiology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-5898
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About Me

Conditions and Treatments

stasis ulcer, thrombosis, deep vein thrombosis, venous disease, lung embolism, venous insufficiency, therapeutic embolization

Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
  • Section Chief, Vascular Interventional Radiology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology, 2009
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, 2011
  • Residency, Univ of CA San Francisco, Diagnostic Radiology, 2009
  • MD from Johns Hopkins University, 2004
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NYU Radiology Associates

560 1st Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

Research My Research

Interests

pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis

Research Summary

I specialize in the endovascular treatment of venous thromboembolic disease. I have given more than 80 invited talks at international meetings on the topic and have served on several national committees.

In addition to having authored or coauthored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, including clinical practice standards in the medical and radiological literature, I serve on the editorial boards of Vascular Medicine and Seminars in Interventional Radiology.

I am the national principal investigator of the Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of the Indigo Aspiration System in Acute Pulmonary Embolism (EXTRACT-PE) study, which evaluates the safety and efficacy of a thrombus aspiration device in the treatment of pulmonary embolism. I am also on the national steering committee for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute–funded Chronic Venous Thrombosis: Relief with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Therapy (C-TRACT) trial, which aims to determine whether endovascular care should be routinely employed in patients with severe chronic deep vein thrombosis.

As the prior site principal investigator for the Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis (ATTRACT) trial, the Pulmonary Embolism Response to Fragmentation, Embolectomy, and Catheter Thrombolysis (PERFECT) registry, and principal investigator of the RESPECT pulmonary embolism registry, I am involved in national and local research looking into improving outcomes in patients with venous thromboembolic disease.

My research is also translational. I received grant funding from the Radiological Society of North America to investigate the physiological consequences of submassive pulmonary embolism, with an eye toward optimizing the safety and efficacy of catheter-directed therapy for submassive pulmonary embolism patients. I recently chaired a multidisciplinary expert consensus panel, sponsored by the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation, tasked with identifying priorities for research on submassive pulmonary embolism.

Academic Contact

Academic office

660 First Avenue

Third Floor

New York, NY 10016

Phone

212-263-5898

Research Interests Timeline

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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • A Phase 1B Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Multi-Center Single Ascending Dose Study to Assess the Safety Efficacy Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of DS-1040B When Added to Standard of Care Anticoagulation Therapy in Subjects with

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  • The effect of Transjugular Intraheptic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) on gastrointestinal motility and the gut microbiota.

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  • RadioEmbolization for the ADvancement of Y90 Glass Microspheres Registry for patients with liver cancer (READY90)

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