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.

Special COVID-19 Weekend Update with UPenn IR D...
Dr. Stephen Hunt of Penn Medicine at University o…
32 min
Ep. 59 Endovascular Treatment of DVT with Dr. D...
Vascular Surgeons David Dexter and Steven Abramow…
58 min
Ep. 58 Endovascular Treatment of PE with Dr. Ve...
Interventional Cardiologist Thomas Tu, MD and Int…
44 min
Ep. 57 Practicing IR in the UK with Dr. Gregory...
Dr. Christopher Beck talks with Dr. Gregory Makri…
44 min
Ep. 56 Transitioning from a Hospital to OBL pra...
In Part 2 of this 2-part series, Dr. Tim yates and Dr. Lincoln Patel provide insight on marketing strategies, as well as the importance of experience and partners in an outpatient based endovascular practice.
41 min
Ep. 55 Transitioning from a Hospital to OBL pra...
In Part 1 of this 2-part series, Dr. Tim yates and Dr. Lincoln Patel provide insight on how they made their career change decisions, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of a hospital-based vs. outpatient-based endovascular practice.
49 min
Ep. 54 Inclusivity in IR with Dr. Barbara Hamil...
Dr. Barbara Hamilton and Dr. Mary Costantino, MD discuss inclusivity in IR, including the importance of mentorship and diversity in medicine.
23 min
Ep. 53 International Volunteer Work with Dr. St...
Dr. Stephen Hunt shares his international volunteer experiences traveling with IR4Nigeria and RAD-AID International. Get involved at
25 min
Ep. 52 IVUS for Iliac Vein Compression with Dr....
Dr. Michael Cumming and Dr. Mark Lessne discuss the utility of Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) in the diagnosis and treatment of Deep Venous Disease, including patient selection, appropriate assessment of stenoses and assistance with stent placement.
43 min
Ep. 51 Cone Beam CT Technique with Dr. Austin B...
Dr. Austin Bourgeois and Dr. Christopher Beck discuss ways you can improve your Cone Beam imaging for liver directed therapy, prostate artery embolization and how it can be used to improve safety of other procedures, such as G-tube placement.
42 min
Ep. 50 Practicing IR in India with Dr. Deepa Shree
Dr. Deepa Shree tells us about the challenges she…
47 min
Ep. 49 Collaboration in the Hybrid OR with Dr. ...
Director of IR Innovation Dr. John Racadio and Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief Dr. Daniel von Allmen of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital discuss their experiences in the Hybrid OR, how they built it, and how cross-specialty collaboration with pulmonary, urology, and orthopedic surgeons has greatly improved patient care.
29 min
Ep. 48 IR and ENT Treatment of Epistaxis with D...
In this episode, Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Sabeen Dhand join Dr. Gopi Shah to discuss IR and ENT treatment of epistaxis.
32 min
Ep. 47 BRTO vs. PARTO and other Techniques with...
Special Guest Dr. Luke Wilkins of University of Virginia VIR discusses BRTO and PARTO techniques for treatment of gastric variceal bleeding.
40 min
Ep. 46 Collaboration not Competition between IR...
Interventional Cardiologist (IC) Dr. Achal Sahai and Interventional Radiologist (IR) Dr. Christopher Beck discuss ways these two specialties collaborate on complex cases, share endovascular techniques, and avoid the "turf war" trap.
44 min
Ep. 45 Coping with Complications with Dr. Maure...
Dr. Maureen Kohi from UCSF Medical Center and Dr. Sandeep Bagla from Vascular Institute of Virginia discuss the challenges of dealing with procedural complications, and the importance of talking with colleagues and mentors in effective coping.
58 min
Ep. 44 TIPS Procedure Techniques: East to West ...
East Coast "McBreamy" and "Western Peder" discuss their Colapinto vs. Uchida needle preference, advantages of the ICE catheter, and other great pearls and pitfalls for the TIPS Procedure. Special thanks to our sponsor RADPAD® Radiation Protection. Protect yourself and your patients during those lengthy TIPS cases.
59 min
Ep. 43 Managing Urosepsis with Dr. Caire and Dr...
Urologist Dr. Arthur Caire and IR Dr. Shelby Bennett return to the BackTable Podcast to discuss their approaches to urosepsis, stent vs. nephrostomy for a variety of presentations, and the middle-of-the-night patient.
33 min
Ep. 42 Physician Contract Negotiation with Dr. ...
Dr. Mary Costantino and her contract lawyer Courtney Angeli discuss the essentials of physician contract negotiation: finding the right lawyer, partnerships, non-competes, and critical pitfalls to avoid.
59 min
Ep. 41 IR and Urology Collaboration on Renal Ma...
Urologist Dr. Arthur Caire and IR Dr. Shelby Bennett discuss their approaches to treating renal masses, including ways in which IR and Urology collaborate, laparoscopic versus percutaneous ablation, follow-up imaging, and more.
38 min
Ep. 40 Treating the Difficult IV Access (DiVA) ...
Dr. Arun Jagannathan and Dr. Jeffrey Chick discus…
16 min
Ep. 39 Better Biopsies With Dr. Thor Johnson
Dr. Thor Johnson discusses his experience with th…
11 min
Ep. 38 Special guest Physician on Fire (POF) ta...
Physician on FIRE (PoF) founder Dr. Leif Dahleen discusses financial independence for physicians.
50 min
Ep. 37 Treating PAD in the OBL with Dr. Mike Wa...
Dr. Mike Watts and Dr. Omar Saleh discussing the ins and outs of treating PAD in the Outpatient Based Lab (OBL) setting. Includes great info on practice building, patient safety, and essential equipment.
56 min
Ep. 36 Building the UFE and OBL practice with D...
Dr. Mary Costantino tells us the story of how she built her OBL practice in Portland and discusses the advantages of performing UFE and other procedures in the outpatient setting.
52 min