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Meet the 2020 Liver Directed Therapy Master Class Faculty

Course Director


White, MD, MS

Associate Profesor of Radiology and Surgical Oncology
Medical College of Wisconsin



Bruno Odisio, MD

Associate Professor and Co-Director of Research
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Rony Avritscher is an Associate Professor and co-chair of the pre-clinical research program in the Department of Interventional Radiology. Dr. Avritscher earned his medical degree from the University of Sao Paulo, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He completed his radiology residency at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Interventional Radiology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center and subsequently joined the faculty in 2006. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Interventional Radiology. His main research focus is in image-guided interventions for hepatocellular carcinoma and other liver cancers, including translational research in animal models of liver disease and catheter-based therapies. He is interested in innovative ways to enhance the efficacy of our minimally-invasive approaches and is the recipient of several grants to investigate image-guided minimally-invasive therapies in liver cancer. He established an independent laboratory and was the recipient of a prestigious individual investigator award from CPRIT (Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas) with current focus on characterizing the heterogeneous nature of longitudinal changes of liver tumor immune microenvironment during treatment, as well as implementing novel molecular and imaging approaches to reduce disease recurrence. He is a current active member of the Society of Interventional Oncology and participates in the SIO research grant study section, as well as in the SIO research committee. Dr. Avritscher is the recipient of an SIO research grant for his work on the tumor immune microenvironment after transcatheter arterial embolization in hepatocellular carcinoma. He was recently elected a fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology in 2018 and has been chairing diverse interventional oncology session workshops at the annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology, including the sessions dedicated to catheter embolization. He is also a current member of the grant review committee for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). Other interests include advanced hybrid suite imaging, lymphatic interventions, and cirrhosis. He received the Editor’s Award for Outstanding Laboratory Investigation from the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology in 2014. He has authored over several original manuscripts, books, and abstracts, and has been an investigator in multiple clinical trials. 

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Director, Division of Interventional Oncology
Vanderbilt University


Karen Brown, MD

Interventional Radiology Section Chief
University of Utah


Khashayar Farsad, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Interventional Radiology
Oregon Health and Science University, School of Medicine

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Professor of Radiology and Surgery
University of Pennsylvania


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R. Peter Lokken, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology
University of California San Fransisco


Stephanie Dybul, MBA, RT, CIRCC

Division Administrator, Interventional Radiology
Medical College of Wisconsin


Thierry de Baere, MD

Head of Surgical Radiology
Institut Gustave Roussy



William S. Rilling, MD

Professor of Radiology and Surgery, Vice Chair of RadClinical Operations
Medical College of Wisconsin/Frodtert Hospital