Interventional Radiology

  • Meet the Team

    The Interventional Radiology program is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.

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    Faculty

    A photo of Todd Abruzzo.

    Todd Abruzzo, MD
    Chief, Pediatric Interventional Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-803-2758

    todd.abruzzo@cchmc.org

    Todd Abruzzo, MD

    Chief, Pediatric Interventional Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-803-2758

    Email: todd.abruzzo@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric interventional neuroradiology

    Biography

    Todd Abruzzo, MD, has helped establish a national referral center for pediatric vascular malformations, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, and retinoblastoma at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He plays a major role in the endovascular treatment of children at Cincinnati Children’s. Through close collaboration with other members of the Fetal Care Program at Cincinnati Children’s, he has helped to develop a comprehensive care plan for children with vein of Galen malformations and other congenital vascular anomalies. While working with other physicians, he has helped build a nationally recognized program for the treatment of retinoblastoma with intra-arterial chemotherapy.

    Education and Training

    BA: University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

    MD: S.U.N.Y Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY.

    Residency: Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

    Fellowship: Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

    Publications

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    William S. Ball, MD
    Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-8574

    juanita.hunter@cchmc.org

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    William S. Ball, MD

    Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Research Consultant, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    UC Department of Pediatrics, UC Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Phone: 513-636-8574

    Email: juanita.hunter@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric neuroradiology

    Biography

    William Ball, MD, received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Louisiana State University. He is a graduate of Tulane Medical School, and is board certified in both pediatrics and radiology with added certification in Neuroradiology. He joined the faculty in Radiology at Cincinnati Children's in 1984, and became chief of section in Pediatric Neuroradiology, a position he held from 1988-2001. 

    In 1991, Dr. Ball developed and created the Imaging Research Center (IRC) at Cincinnati Children's, and served as its director from April 1991-2002. As a researcher, Dr. Ball has contributed over 123 scientific contributions to literature, 11 book chapters and was the editor of a complete text Pediatric Neuroradiology that is still in circulation today. He is currently a tenured professor in biomedical engineering, radiology and pediatrics.

    Dr. Ball became chair of the newly formed Department of Biomedical Engineering (UCBME) at UC in 2001, a position he held until 2008. In 2008, Dr. Ball returned to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as full-time attending staff neuroradiologist where he continued his research in pediatric cerebrovascular occlusive disease with a focus on Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). He returned to the university in August of 2011 as interim vice-president for research. He retired from the practice of neuroradiology in December of 2012 to become permanent vice-president for research at the University of Cincinnati. He continues his research in pediatric CVD at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital under a multi-institutional grant from NIH in SCD.

    Education and Training

    MD: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 1974.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Charity Hospital, Tulane Service, New Orleans, LA, 1977; Pediatrics, Oschner Foundation Hospital, Division of Pediatrics, New Orleans, LA, 1977; Radiology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM.

    Fellowships: Pediatric Radiology / Pediatric Neuroradiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1981; Neuroradiology, University of New Mexico Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM.

    Certification: Certification of Added Qualifications Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology 1999, American Board of Radiology, 1982; American Board of Pediatrics, 1982.

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    Neil D. Johnson, MD
    Medical Director, Vascular Access Team

    513-636-8557

    neil.johnson@cchmc.org

    Neil D. Johnson, MD

    Medical Director, Vascular Access Team

    Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-8557

    Fax: 513-803-3015

    Email: neil.johnson@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Body imaging; vascular / interventional radiology

    Biography

    Neil D. Johnson, MD, grew up in Australia and received his MD equivalent MBBS from Melbourne University. His pediatric training was at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne with a diagnostic radiology residency at Royal Melbourne Hospital. Dr. Johnson completed a fellowship in pediatric radiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.

    Dr. Johnson's particular interests are body imaging and vascular / interventional radiology. His technical expertise in performing interventional studies in children is recognized by his surgical colleagues. His basic computer interests and knowledge have been the key to the department's networks, and he is the physician leader for the PACS implementation.

    Education and Training

    MBBS: Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1976. 

    Internship: Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, 1977-1978. 

    Residency: Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1978-1980. 

    Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology Registrar, 1981-1982, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne; Radiology Registrar, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 1982-1985; Pediatric Radiology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1985-1986.

    Certification: American Board of Radiology, 1995.

    Publications

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    Blaise V. Jones, MD
    Chief, Neuroradiology

    513-636-8574

    blaise.jones@cchmc.org

    Blaise V. Jones, MD

    Chief, Neuroradiology

    Associate Director for Clinical Operations

    Medical Director, MRI

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-8574

    Fax: 513-636-1388

    Email: blaise.jones@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric neuroradiology; cerebrovascular disease; neuro-oncology

    Biography

    Blaise V. Jones, MD, completed his undergraduate work at Duke University in 1984 and received his MD from Georgetown University in 1988. Dr. Jones did his radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Cincinnati and a pediatric neuroradiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Jones was an assistant professor of radiology and pediatrics and section chief of MR imaging at the M.S. Hershey Center of the Penn State University School of Medicine before joining the pediatric neuroradiology faculty at Cincinnati Children's.

    He is past president of the American Society for Pediatric Neuroradiology and former chair of the Pediatric Neuroradiology Committee of the Society for Pediatric Radiology. He is an examiner for the American Board of Radiology in Neuroradiology.

    Education and Training

    MD: Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC, 1988.

    Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1989-1993. 

    Fellowships: Neuroradiology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1994; Pediatric Neuroradiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1994-1995. 

    Certification: Maintenance of Certification in Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology, 2006; Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology, 1996; Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1993; Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1989.

    Publications

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    Manish N. Patel, DO
    Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-6695

    manish.patel@cchmc.org

    Manish N. Patel, DO

    Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-6695

    Fax: 513-636-1388

    Email: manish.patel@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Dr. Manish Patel, DO, has helped to expand the treatment options for high flow vascular malformations. Dr. Patel is a pediatriciInterventional radiologist and an associate professor of radiology. Additionally, he works as director of daily operations in the Interventional Radiology team and as the associate fellowship director of the pediatric radiology fellowship program. Dr. Patel obtained his DO degree from the University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his residency at University of Missouri Kansas City, and completed his fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His key interests are pediatric interventional radiology, vascular access, and vascular malformations. He is currently working on research of the effects of Rapamycin on VMs as well as treatment options for high flow lesions. 

    Education and Training

    DO: University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, MO, 1999.

    Internship: Metropolitan Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI.

    Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: American Board of Radiology and American Osteopathic Board of Radiology, 2004.

    Publications

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    John M. Racadio, MD
    Division Chief, Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-3385

    john.racadio@cchmc.org

    John M. Racadio, MD

    Division Chief, Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Interventional Radiologist

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-3385

    Fax: 513-636-4208

    Email: john.racadio@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Vascular access; gastrointestinal interventional radiology

    Biography

    John Racadio, MD, has been practicing interventional radiology (IR) for 14 years and has been the division chief of interventional radiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for the past 11 years. He has expertise in performing a wide range of vascular procedures including angiography, angioplasty, embolization, vascular access, and thrombolysis in patients ranging from 500g to 150kg.

    He is also the director of the interventional radiology research lab, which is part of the Department of Radiology Imaging Research Center (IRC). This state-of-the-art IR lab, which is identical to our clinical IR labs, possesses cutting edge digital flat detector technology including 3-D rotational angiography (3DRA), 3-D Roadmapping, and C-arm cone beam CT. These features provide superior image quality for digital subtraction angiography, 3-D angiography reconstruction, and “CT-like” imaging. Lab support staff includes RT(R) licensed IR technologists, and an IR lab manager. The long term goal of the IR research lab is to develop new image guided interventional procedures and imaging techniques and protocols to improve clinical outcomes. Having an IR research lab identical to our IR clinical labs facilitates translation of lab results into clinical practice.

    Education and Training

    BS: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 1987.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.

    Residency: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1997.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997-1998.

    Certification: Certificate of Added Qualifications, Pediatric Radiology, November 2001; Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1997.

    Publications

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