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. 363 Graduating IR Residents: What Jobs Are ...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts is joined by Dr. Pranav Moudgil, a new IR graduate who has just completed his first IR job search. Today’s discussion revolves around the job landscape for recent interventional radiology graduates.
44 min
Ep. 362 Catheter Shapes: Basic to Challenging C...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews interventional radiologists Dr. Kumar Madassery and Dr. Shelly Bhanot about catheter shapes and when to use each type in basic and challenging cases.
59 min
Ep. 361 Intra-Arterial and Percutaneous Treatme...
In this episode, our host Michael Barazza interviews Dr. Jafar Golzarian, interventional radiologist at the University of Minnesota, about intra-arterial and percutaneous treatment of giant hepatic hemangiomas.
38 min
Ep. 360 Stroke Thrombectomy in Special Populati...
In this episode, guest host and neurointerventional surgeon Dr. Krishna Amuluru interviews triple-boarded neurointerventional surgeon, neurointensivist, and neurologist Dr. Fawaz Al-Mufti about stroke thrombectomy in special populations.
46 min
Ep. 359 ¿A Qué Nos Referimos Cuando Hablamos de...
En este episodio de BackTable, la Dra. Sara Lojo Lendoiro entrevista al Dr. Alberto Alonso, radiólogo intervencionista en la Clínica Universidad de Navarra, sobre la importancia del trabajo multidisciplinar e interdisciplinar en la Radiología intervencionista.
38 min
Ep. 358 IR/NIR Neurosurgery Collaboration: Expa...
In this episode, guest host and interventional radiologist Dr. Dana Dunleavy interviews neurointerventional radiologist Dr. Wayne Olan about growing neuroIR and IR through a neurosurgery department. Wayne serves as the Director of Interventional and Endovascular Neurosurgery at George Washington University Medical Center.
70 min
Ep. 357 Techs and Tools: The Difference a Great...
In this episode, host Aaron Fritts is joined by Lake Odom and Chas Sanders. Lake is an IR technologist with over a decade of experience, and Chas is the founder and CEO of MARGIN, a company that handles supply chain and outpatient OBLs and ASCs. They focus on the vital role that techs play in maintaining the culture, workflow, and efficiency in an office-based lab (OBL).
48 min
Ep. 356 Digital Marketing Strategies with Dr. E...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Eric DePopas about digital marketing strategies for physicians. Eric is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Helped, a company designed to connect patients to IR physicians.
55 min
Ep. 355 Update on EndoAVF Creation with Dr. Neg...
In this episode, interventional nephrologist Dr. Neghae Mawla discusses with our host Dr. Christopher Beck about endovascular AV fistula creation.
69 min
Ep. 354 Discussing Social Media Ethics with Dr....
In this episode, co-hosts Dr. Aaron Fritts, Dr. Michael Barraza, and Dr. Eric J. Keller discuss social media ethics in medicine.
44 min
Ep. 353 MicroCT for PAD: What You Need to Know ...
In this episode, host Dr. Sabeen Dhand interviews Dr. John Rundback about analysis of arterial calcifications using microCT.
30 min
Ep. 352 Early Career Changes with Dr. Sean Mara...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Junjian Huang & Dr. Sean Maratto on navigating early-career changes. Both Dr. Huang and Dr. Maratto touch on a range of their early-career experiences and offer their advice, insights, and realizations.
50 min
Ep. 351 Discussing the Recent NYT Article with ...
In this episode, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Saher Sabri and vascular surgeon Dr. Frank Arko about their perspectives on a July 2023 New York Times article about the ethics of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) treatment in outpatient based labs (OBLs) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).
55 min
Ep. 350 Building a CLI program with Dr. Zola N’...
In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews Dr. Zola N’Dandu, an interventional cardiologist at Ochsner Medical Center in Louisiana, about building a successful critical limb ischemia (CLI) program.
33 min
Ep. 349 Cybersecurity for Physicians with Jason...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Jason Newton - an attorney with 14 years of private practice defense experience and current General Counsel at Curi - about cybersecurity in medicine and healthcare.
36 min
Ep. 348 The Legends: an Interview with Dr. Thom...
In this episode, we delve into the career of Dr. Thomas Sos, a renowned figure in the field of Interventional Radiology (IR), and the triumphs and challenges he faced in the formative years of interventional radiology.
92 min
Ep. 347 Alternatives to Private Equity in Radio...
In this episode, co-hosts Drs. Ally Baheti and Mike Barraza interview Dr. Ted Wen of Texas Radiology Associates and Dhruv Chopra of Collaborative Imaging about perspectives and helpful technology when managing an independent radiology practice.
49 min
Ep. 346 Genicular Nerve Ablation with Dr. John ...
In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barazza interviews Dr. John Smirniotopoulos about genicular nerve ablation, an innovative treatment option for the management of osteoarthritis.
48 min
Ep. 345 Carotid Interventions with Dr. Ankur Ag...
36 min
Ep. 344 SIR Global IR Training Network with Dr....
In this episode, Dr. Michael Baraza interviews Dr. Justin Guan, an interventional radiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, about the SIR Global IR training network.
17 min
Ep. 343 Microwave Ablation: A Powerful but Unde...
In this episode, Dr. Jacob Fleming interviews Dr. Majid Khan, a spine interventionalist and expert in neuroimaging, about microwave ablation, a new treatment modality that has garnered significant attention.
68 min
Ep. 342 Radial Access for PAD with Dr. Rami Tadros
In this episode, host Dr. Sabeen Dhand interviews vascular surgeon Dr. Rami Tadros about advantages and indications for radial access in PAD treatment and the current selection of radial access devices.
43 min
Ep. 341 Design Thinking in Healthcare with Dr. ...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Gregg Khodorov about design thinking to improve healthcare outcomes, getting involved with innovation as a trainee, and ways to successfully advocate for idea implementation.
41 min
Ep. 340 Awake Spine Surgery with Dr. Alok Sharan
In this episode, Dr. Jacob Fleming interviews Dr. Alok Sharan about low back awake spinal surgery. This innovative approach offers patients a more pleasant surgical experience compared to traditional surgery under general anesthesia. Not only does it provide better patient outcomes, but it also reduces the need for opioid pain medication and allows for improved mobility after the procedure.
49 min
Ep. 339 The Importance of a Multidisciplinary F...
In this episode, guest host Dr. Robert Ryu interviews Dr. Warren Clements and Dr. Premal Trivedi about the current state of IVC filter retrievals, obstacles to increasing retrieval rates, and their experiences with implementing programs to increase IVC filter retrieval rates within their respective healthcare systems.
46 min