John M. Racadio, MD

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

Interventional Radiologist

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Radiology

Phone 513-636-3385

Fax 513-636-4208


Vascular access; gastrointestinal interventional radiology

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.

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.

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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.

Patel MN, Racadio JM, Levitt MA, Bischoff A, Racadio JM, Peña A. Complex cloacal malformations: use of rotational fluoroscopy and 3-D reconstruction in diagnosis and surgical planning. Pediatr Radiol. 2012 Mar;42(3):355-63.

Sheyn DD, Racadio JM, Racadio JM, Patel MN, Kukreja K, Rampton JW, Johnson ND. Use of an Amplatz dilator to facilitate transrectal abscess drainage in children. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2011 May;22(5):687-90.

Racadio JM, Kukreja K. Pediatric biliary interventions. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Dec;13(4):244-9.

Sidhu M, Strauss KJ, Connolly B, Yoshizumi TT, Racadio J, Coley BD, Utley T, Goske MJ. Radiation safety in pediatric interventional radiology. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Sep;13(3):158-66.

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.

Fricke BL, Racadio JM, Duckworth T, Donnelly LF, Tamer RM, Johnson ND. Placement of peripherally inserted central catheters without fluoroscopy in children: initial catheter tip position. Radiology. 2005 Mar;234(3):887-92.

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.