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Director, Interventional Radiology, Research and Innovation, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Interventional Radiologist

Professor, UC Department of RadiologyUC Department of Pediatrics; UC Department of Surgery



My Biography & Research


John M. Racadio, MD, is the director of the Interventional Radiology Translational Research and Simulation Lab (IR-TRSL). Its core functions include: 1) Conducting original research in new methods and applications of current and emerging Interventional Radiology (IR) technologies for minimally invasive image guided therapy for all patient populations. 2) Providing consultation and access to advanced imaging and IR techniques for researchers and industry clients. 3) Educating and training researchers, clinicians, fellows and students in the use of IR imaging technologies and image guided therapy techniques. As the director of Interventional Radiology Research and Innovation, he has partnered with the Department of Surgery to plan, develop, and build a new Image Guided Hybrid OR at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The technology and capabilities of this clinical Hybrid OR mirror those of the IR-TRSL. Through a collaborative approach between Interventional Radiology and Surgery, Dr. Racadio and colleagues strive to develop new approaches and techniques for Image Guided Surgery, which can be practiced in the IR-TRSL and translated into clinical practice in the Hybrid OR.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric interventional radiology; image guided surgery

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of RadiologyUC Department of Pediatrics; UC Department of Surgery


Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Radiology, Imaging

My Education

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

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

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

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

My Publications

Streby KA, Geller JI, Currier MA, Warren PS, Racadio JM, Towbin AJ, Vaughan MR, Triplet M, Ott-Napier K, Dishman DJ, Backus LR, Stockman B, Brunner M, Simpson K, Spavin R, Conner J, Cripe TP. Intratumoral Injection of HSV1716, an Oncolytic Herpes Virus, Is Safe and Shows Evidence of Immune Response and Viral Replication in Young Cancer Patients. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Jul 15;23(14):3566-3574.

Elmi-Terander A, Skulason H, Söderman M, Racadio J, Homan R, Babic D, van der Vaart N, Nachabe R. Surgical Navigation Technology Based on Augmented Reality and Integrated 3D Intraoperative Imaging: A Spine Cadaveric Feasibility and Accuracy Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Nov 1;41(21):E1303-E1311.

Racadio JM, Nachabe R, Homan R, Schierling R, Racadio JM, Babić D. Augmented Reality on a C-Arm System: A Preclinical Assessment for Percutaneous Needle Localization. Radiology. 2016 Oct;281(1):249-55.

Racadio J, Strauss K, Abruzzo T, Patel M, Kukreja K, Johnson N, den Hartog M, Hoornaert B, Nachabe R. Significant dose reduction for pediatric digital subtraction angiography without impairing image quality: preclinical study in a piglet model. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Oct;203(4):904-8.

Racadio J, Nachabe R, Carelsen B, Racadio J, Hilvert N, Johnson N, Kukreja K, Patel M. Effect of real-time radiation dose feedback on pediatric interventional radiology staff radiation exposure. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Jan;25(1):119-26. 

Hawkins CM, Racadio JM, McKinney DN, Racadio JM, Vu DN. Varicocele retrograde embolization with boiling contrast medium and gelatin sponges in adolescent subjects: a clinically effective therapeutic alternative. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2012 Feb;23(2):206-10.

Racadio JM, Babic D, Homan R, Rampton JW, Patel MN, Racadio JM, Johnson ND. Live 3D guidance in the interventional radiology suite. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Dec;189(6):W357-64. Review.

Vo NJ, Hammelman BD, Racadio JM, Strife CF, Johnson ND, Racadio JM. Anatomic distribution of renal artery stenosis in children: implications for imaging. Pediatr Radiol. 2006 Oct;36(10):1032-6.

Williams JM, Racadio JM, Johnson ND, Donnelly LF, Bissler JJ. Embolization of renal angiomyolipomata in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex. Am J Kidney Dis. 2006 Jan;47(1):95-102.

Racadio JM, Doellman DA, Johnson ND, Bean JA, Jacobs BR. Pediatric peripherally inserted central catheters: complication rates related to catheter tip location. Pediatrics. 2001 Feb;107(2):E28.