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Salomao Faintuch, MD, MSc

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Clinical Director of Vascular & Interventional Radiology, BIDMC
Co-Director, Advanced Vascular Care Center
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Medical Education

Clinical Fellow, Interventional Radiology, BIDMC 
Research Fellow, Interventional Radiology, BIDMC
Master of Science, Radiological Sciences, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Resident, Radiology, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Medical Student, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Clinical Practice

  • Full spectrum of Interventional Radiology Procedures
  • Interventional Oncology: Tumor Ablations and Embolizations
  • Women’s Health: Fibroids, Adenomyosis, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, Tubal Recanalization
  • Men’s Health: Impotence, Priapism, Varicocele, Prostate Disease
  • Dialysis Access: Catheters, Angioplasty, Stenting, Thrombectomy, Banding, Collateral Vein Ligation & Embolization
  • Venous Access: Catheters, Ports, Complex Venous Recanalizations
  • Urology: Nephrostomy, Nephroureteral Stents, Ureteral Strictures
  • Biliary: Cholangiography, Drainage, Stenting, Biopsies, Lithotripsy, Cholangioscopy
  • Liver Interventions: TIPS, BRTO, post-transplant, transjugular biopsies
  • Venous Thromboembolism: IVC Filters, Deep Venous Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease: Imaging and Interventional Therapy
  • Image Guided Biopsies and Drainages

Contact Information

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Interventional Radiology
One Deaconess Road, Rosenberg 308
Boston, MA 02215 
Phone: 617-754-2523 (Maxima Baudissin, Administrative Assistant) 
Fax: 617-754-2651

To schedule a clinic consultation or procedure, please call Maxima Baudissin, Administrative Assistant at 617-754-2523.

Academic Activities & Accomplishments

Chairman of the Editorial Board, Radiological Society of North America’s Daily Bulletin

Radiological Society of North America Research Scholar

National Society Committees

  • Society of Interventional Radiology Standards of Practice Committee
  • Society of Interventional Radiology Technology Assessment Committee
  • Society of Interventional Radiology Comparative Effectiveness Committe
  • Society of Interventional Radiology Publications Council
  • Society of Interventional Radiology Government Affairs Committee
  • Society of Interventional Radiology International Affairs Committee
  • Radiological Society of North America Publications Council
  • Radiological Society of North America Public Information Committee

Editorial Board Member

  • Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Journal of the Association of Vascular Acces
  • World Journal of Radiology


  • Radiology
  • American Journal of Roentgenology
  • American Journal of Transplantation
  • NIH – NIBIB Study Section
  • Radiological Society of North America Foundation Grant Application Reviewer
  • Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting Abstract Reviewer
  • Acta Radiologica
  • Hemodialysis International
  • Journal of Vascular Access
  • International Journal of Hyperthermia


  • Series Editor for Practical Guides in Interventional Radiology, Thieme Publishers
    1. Interventional Oncology:

    3. Varicose Veins: In Press

    4. Venous Thromboembolism: Coming soon

    5. Obesity and Diabetes: New Surgical and Nonsurgical Approaches, Springer Publishers


National Guidelines and Standards of Practice Authorship

Position Statement on Noninvasive Imaging of Peripheral Arterial Disease by the Society of Interventional Radiology and the Canadian Interventional Radiology Association. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Jul;27(7):947-51.

Society of Interventional Radiology position statement: prostate artery embolization for treatment of benign disease of the prostate. Society of Interventional Radiology. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Sep;25(9):1349-51.

Reporting standards for endovascular treatment of pulmonary embolism.

Technology Assessment Committee of the Society of Interventional Radiology

J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Jan;21(1):44-53

Research reporting standards for image-guided ablation of bone and soft tissue tumors. Technology Assessment Committee of Society of Interventional Radiology.J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2009 Dec;20(12):1527-40.

Research reporting standards for percutaneous vertebral augmentation. Technology Assessment Committee of the Society of Interventional Radiology. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2009 Oct;20(10):1279-86

Recent Publications (see for 51 publications)

Assessment of Early Treatment Response With DWI After CT-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation of Functioning Adrenal Adenomas. Nunes TF, Szejnfeld D, Szejnfeld J, Kater CE, Faintuch S, Castro CH, Goldman SM. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Aug 4:W1-W7. 

MRI assessment of prostatic ischaemia: best predictor of clinical success after prostatic artery embolisation for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Kisilevzky N, Faintuch S. Clin Radiol. 2016 Sep;71(9):876-82.

Clinical Outcomes following Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Unilateral Aldosterone-Producing Adenoma: Comparison with Adrenalectomy. Sarwar A, Brook OR, Vaidya A, Sacks AC, Sacks BA, Goldberg SN, Ahmed M, Faintuch S.

J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Jul;27(7):961-7.

Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Cirrhotic Patients with Portal Hypertension: Relevance of Hagen-Poiseuille's Law. Lake-Bakaar G, Ahmed M, Evenson A, Bonder A, Faintuch S, Sundaram V. Liver Cancer. 2014 Oct;3(3-4):428-38.

Utility of liver biopsy in predicting clinical outcomes after percutaneous angioplasty for hepatic venous obstruction in liver transplant patients. Sarwar A, Ahn E, Brennan I, Brook OR, Faintuch S, Malik R, Khwaja K, Ahmed M. World J Hepatol. 2015 Jul 18;7(14):1884-93.

The risk of acute kidney injury with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts. Danziger J, Thummalakunta L, Nelson R, Faintuch S. J Nephrol. 2015 Dec;28(6):725-8.

Hepatic capsular avulsion after video-assisted thoracic biopsy of the lung.

Johnson M, Kent MS, Khwaja K, Faintuch S. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Mar;99(3):1069-71.

Hagen-Poiseuille's law: The link between cirrhosis, liver stiffness, portal hypertension and hepatic decompensation. Lake-Bakaar G, Ahmed M, Evenson A, Bonder A, Faintuch S, Sundaram V. World J Hepatol. 2015 Jan 27;7(1):28-32.

Superselective splenic artery embolization for the management of splenic laceration following colonoscopy. Brennan IM, Faintuch S, Sacks B. Acta Radiol Short Rep. 2014 Apr 23;3(3):2047981614524199.

Is prostatic artery embolization similar to uterine artery embolization? Kisilevzky N, Faintuch S. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2015 Feb;38(1):247-50. 

Radiofrequency ablation for breast cancer. Leylek AM, Whitman GJ, Vilar VS, Kisilevzky N, Faintuch S. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Dec;16(4):269-76.

Preparation for percutaneous ablation procedures. Brennan IM, Faintuch S, Ahmed M. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Dec;16(4):209-18.

Embolization therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia: influence of embolization particle size on gland perfusion. Brook OR, Faintuch S, Brook A, Goldberg SN, Rofsky NM, Lenkinski RE. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Aug;38(2):380-7.