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. 321 New Innovations in Lower GI Bleed Embol...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts and interventional radiologist Dr. Kevin Henseler discuss his treatment algorithm and new technologies for embolization of GI bleeds.
48 min
Ep. 320 Appropriate Use of IVUS in Lower Extrem...
In this episode, host Dr. Sabeen Dhand interviews interventional cardiologist Dr. Eric Secemsky about the role of intravascular ultrasound in lower extremity interventions, and how he published a consensus document to standardize its use across specialties and provide a framework for new users.
28 min
Ep. 319 How to Collaborate with GI on a New Out...
29 min
Ep. 318 Back on the Road2IR with Dr. Janice New...
In this episode, Dr. Isabel Newton hosts a panel discussion on updates about Road2IR, an international consortium aimed at increasing access to IR procedures and education in East Africa and beyond. She is joined by Drs. Fabian Laage Gaupp, Judy Gichoya, and Janice Newsome.
65 min
Ep. 317 A Lifetime of IR Innovation and Curiosi...
In this episode, guest host Dr. Peder Horner interviews Dr. Harold Coons about the history of IR, his contributions to the field, where the field is headed, and his advice for trainees and early career IRs.
51 min
Ep. 316 Basivertebral Nerve Ablation with Dr. O...
In this episode, Dr. Jacob Fleming interviews Dr. Olivier Clerk-Lamalice about basivertebral nerve ablation for vertebrogenic back pain, including indications, procedure technique and exciting tech on the horizon in minimally invasive spine interventions.
58 min
Ep. 315 Arterial Thrombectomy with Dr. Alexande...
In this episode, host Dr. Chris Beck interviews Dr. Alexander Ushinsky about his standard workup and treatment when performing arterial thrombectomy in acute limb ischemia (ALI).
59 min
Ep. 314 Tunneled Pleural and Peritoneal Cathete...
In this week’s episode. Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews co-hosts and IRs Dr. Ally Baheti and Dr. Chris Beck about indications, procedural steps, and patient education for tunneled pleural and peritoneal catheters.
44 min
Ep. 313 Augmented Reality: Clinical Use Scenari...
In this panel episode recorded at SIR 2023, Drs. Stephen Hunt, Chuck Martin, and Gaurav Gadodia update us on current applications and future directions of augmented reality in interventional radiology.
54 min
Ep. 312 Which Dissections Matter, and How to Tr...
In this multidisciplinary episode, guest host and vascular surgeon Dr. Krishna Mannava interviews interventional cardiologist Dr. John Phillips about when and how he treats dissections after balloon angioplasty in peripheral vasculature.
36 min
Ep. 311 Working with Industry with Dr. Gregory ...
In this episode, Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Gregory Makris about making the transition to industry, including how to market yourself, and how to maintain your clinical and technical skills while working in industry.
46 min
Ep. 310 Intravascular Lithotripsy for Fem-Pop D...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Jim Melton and Amanda Stanley about intravascular lithotripsy in the ASC, including reimbursement trends, patient selection and the future of the device.
24 min
Ep. 309 Physician Finances and Perspectives on ...
In this episode, host Dr. Aparna Baheti interviews Dr. Tarang Patel, diagnostic radiologist and creator of the Doctor Money Matters Podcast, about private equity in radiology, from why to get in to how to get out.
44 min
Ep. 308 When Providers Become Patients: Testic...
In this episode of BackTable, Dr. Bagrodia interviews Dr. William Flanary, a physician-comedian popularly known as Dr. Glaucomflecken, about lessons he has learned as a two-time testicular cancer survivor and the importance of humor in medicine.
57 min
Ep. 307 IR Locums Update with Dr. Kavi Devulapa...
In the second part of our IR Locums series, guest host Dr. Shamit Desai interviews Drs. Kavi Devulapalli and Vishal Kadakia, reuniting at SIR 2023, to discuss the process of finding and negotiating locum tenens opportunities. They each provide an update on their clinical practice and perspectives about the job market in the last year.
62 min
Ep. 306 Physician Side Gigs with Dr. Nisha Mehta
In this episode, Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Nisha Mehta, a radiologist and founder of the Physician Side Gigs online community.
50 min
Ep. 305 Tools for Crossing Challenging CTO's wi...
In this episode, host Dr. Sabeen Dhand interviews Dr. Jihad Mustapha, interventional cardiologist, about new technology for treating CLI, including CTOP classification, CTO crossing techniques, and reentry devices.
44 min
Ep. 304 Código TEP: ¿Lo Hacemos Posible? con Sa...
En este episodio de BackTable VI, Dr. Pilar Bayona Molano, Dr. Juan Ciampi, y Dr. Sara Lojo Lendoiro discuten el manejo de embolia pulmonar para pacientes con niveles de riesgos diferentes.
32 min
Ep. 303 Why Do I Need a Physician Coach? with D...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Elsie Koh about physician coaching and leadership training, including the difference between mentorship and coaching, how to break through common barriers, and how to empower yourself to realize your potential.
34 min
Ep. 302 Treating Cerebral Aneurysms with Dr. Aa...
In this episode, neurointerventional radiologists Dr. Sabeen Dhand and Aaron Bress discuss treatment decisions and devices used in the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms.
35 min
Ep. 301 New Technologies for Treatment of Cereb...
In this episode, host Dr. Sabeen Dhand speaks with neurosurgeons Drs. David Altschul and Omar Tanweer about updates on cerebral aneurysms, including device innovation, risk stratification, and the importance of the doctor-patient relationship in decision-making.
38 min
Ep. 300 Which Medical Device, a Tool to Help yo...
In this episode, co-hosts Dr. Aaron Fritts and Dr. Diana Velazquez-Pimentel interview Dr. Phil Haslam, founder of Which Medical Device and current president of BSIR, about the process of creating a resource bank of medical devices that spans multiple specialties.
39 min
Ep. 299 Robotics in Interventional Oncology wit...
In this episode, host Aaron Fritts interviews engineer Lucien Blondel, co-founder and CTO of Quantum Surgical. We discuss robotic applications for interventional oncology procedures and the Epione robot’s impacts on workflow and accuracy.
44 min
Ep. 298 New Innovations in the Treatment of PE:...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews FLOW Medical cofounders Dr. Osman Ahmed and Dr. Jonathan Paul about how they built a company with the goal of designing a data-driven thrombolytic device that can deliver personalized care for patients with pulmonary embolism.
37 min
Ep. 297 Flipping a Hospital-Based IR Practice w...
In this episode, our host Ally Baheti speaks with interventional radiologist Dr. Sebouh Gueyikian about elevating the scope of IR procedures and leadership techniques to lead successful change within an IR/DR practice.
53 min