BackTable Vascular & Interventional

The BackTable Podcast is a resource for interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, and other interventional and endovascular specialists to learn tips, techniques, and the ins and outs of the devices in their cabinets. Listen on or on the streaming platform of your choice. You can also visit to browse our open access, physician-catered knowledge center for all things vascular and interventional; now featuring practice tools, procedure walkthroughs, and expert guidance on more than 40 endovascular procedures.

Ep. 108 Adding Wound Care To Your Practice- Pro...
We talk with Interventional Radiologists Dr. Robbie Morrison and Dr. Srini Tummala about the pros and cons of adding a wound care services to your endovascular practice.
32 min
Ep. 107 Management and Treatment of Pulmonary A...
Dr. Theresa Caridi, Section Chief of Interventional Radiology at UAB School of Medicine, discusses the pathophysiology and treatment of Pulmonary AVM's, as well as the importance of multidisciplinary management of patients with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT).
60 min
Ep. 106 Treating Extraspinal Painful Bony Metas...
Dr. Steven Yevich from MD Anderson Cancer Center talks with us about his approach to Treatment and Management of Painful Extra-spinal Bony Metastases.
25 min
Ep. 105 A Career of Innovation with Dr. Michael...
Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) President Dr. Michael Dake tells us stories of the Aortic and Endovascular Innovations he participated in throughout various stages in his career.
51 min
Ep. 104 Bringing IR to East Africa: The Road2IR...
Dr. Fabian Laage Gaupp tells us the origin story of, an initiative to build self-sustaining IR training programs in East Africa. In collaboration with Yale and Emory Departments of Radiology, Road2IR has helped establish East Africa’s first accredited IR training program in Tanzania!
38 min
Special 100th Episode Tribute Interview with Dr...
Dr. Mary Costantino interviews the BackTable Team in honor of hitting the 100th episode mark. We had a great time telling the origin story of BackTable, reminiscing the early days of the podcast, and where we hope to go in 2021. It doesn't happen without all the amazing guests and guest hosts along the way.
63 min
Ep. 103 Getting it Right on Insurance Claims wi...
Dr. Ezana Azene M.D., Ph.D. talks with us about how he found his side gig reviewing insurance claims, and shares tips on how to avoid insurance claim denials for procedures.
27 min
Ep. 102 Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Part II- Tec...
In Part 2 of their Pelvic Congestion Syndrome discussion, Dr. Mark Meissner and Dr. Michael Cumming get into their specific techniques, tips and tricks for embolization, and follow up care.
29 min
Ep. 101 Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Part I- Diag...
Vascular Surgeon Dr. Mark Meissner and Interventional Radiologist Dr. Michael Cumming discuss diagnosis and treatment planning for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. This is Part 1 of 2 on Pelvic Congestion Syndrome.
31 min
Ep. 100 Why Dr. Rusty Hofmann Built an Innovati...
Bryan Hartley talks with Lawrence "Rusty" Hofmann MD about his experiences in device and digital health innovation, including the inspiring story behind building Grand Rounds, a digital health company helping patients get better access to expert healthcare.
21 min
Ep. 99 Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating S...
In this episode, Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Amir Lava…
31 min
Ep. 98 Using AI to Improve Stroke Care with Dr....
In this episode, Dr. Ameer Hassan joins Dr. Sabeen Dhand to discuss the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve stroke care. We explain the hub and spoke model and how the primary stroke centers communicate in the hub.
33 min
Ep. 97 Nephrostomy Tube Placement- Basic to Adv...
In this episode, Dr. David Field joins Dr. Aaron Fritts to discuss nephrostomy tube placement. We talk about the most common indications for this procedure, and Dr. Field explains why he prefers the single stick technique over the double stick technique.
44 min
Ep. 96 Building a PAE Program Alongside Urology...
In this episode, Dr. Matt Raynor and Dr. Ari Isaacson join Dr. Michael Barraza to discuss their prostatic artery embolization (PAE) program.
38 min
Ep. 95 Needs Driven Innovation with Dr. Todd Br...
In this episode, Dr. Brinton tells us how he started as a biomedical engineer and why he eventually went to medical school. We discuss how important mentorship can be, and we talk about how he was able to balance residency with building a company.
49 min
Ep. 94 Innovation in Spine Interventions with D...
In this episode, Dr. Douglas Beall joins Dr. Michael Barraza to discuss innovation in spine interventions. Dr. Beall tells us how he got his training in spine interventions and shifted to a more clinical approach.
45 min
Ep. 93 Deep Venous Arterialization for CLI with...
In this episode, Dr. Fadi Saab joins Dr. Sabeen D…
46 min
Ep. 92 Interventional Oncology in Private Pract...
In this episode, Dr. Justin Lee joins Dr. Christo…
41 min
Ep. 91 Interventional Oncology in Private Pract...
In this episode, Dr. Justin Lee joins Dr. Christo…
26 min
Ep. 90 Pedal Acceleration Time for Limb Salvage...
In this episode, Jill Sommerset joins Dr. Mary Costantino to discuss how she developed Pedal Acceleration Time (PAT) for limb salvage.
49 min
Ep. 89 Online Education in Vascular Medicine: d...
In this episode, Dr. Theodosios Bisdas joins Dr. Aaron Fritts to discuss online education and his e-learning platform, Vascupedia. Dr. Bisdas talks about how he started the platform and the three main parts of the website: main arena, polling station, and exhibition area.
27 min
Ep. 88 Intro to Structural Heart Disease with D...
In this episode, Dr. Rajeev Narayan joins Dr. Achal Sahai to discuss structural heart disease and the (Transcatheter aortic valve replacement) TAVR procedure.
51 min
Ep. 87 Deep Dive Into Ascites with Dr. Rajeev Suri
In this episode, Dr. Rajeev Suri joins Dr. Christopher Beck to discuss ascites and paracentesis. Dr. Suri touches on what a potential paracentesis candidate might present with and speaks about why no lab values or blood tests are needed prior to the procedure.
39 min
Ep. 86 Building a PAD practice with Dr. Srini T...
Building a PAD practice with Dr. Srini Tummala
43 min
Ep. 85 Genicular Artery Embolization for OA wit...
In this episode, Dr. Jafar Golzarian joins Dr. Mi…
34 min