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Ross L. Ristagno, MD


  • Fellowship : University of North Carolina (Vascular and Interventional Radiology)
  • Resident : University of Cincinnati Medical Center (Diagnostic Radiology)
  • Fellowship : University of Pennyslvania (Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Division )
  • Resident : Henry Ford Hospital (Internal Medicine )
  • Internship: HEnry Ford Hospital
  • Medical Degree: University of Michigan
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Michigan
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 19830914)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (Certification Date: 19861111)
American Board of Radiology (Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology) (Certification Date: 20171016)


Critical Care Medicine
Internal Medicine
Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Diagnostic Radiology

Interventional Radiology


Arterial disease

Biliary disease

Liver disease

Venous Disease

Venous Insufficiency

Venous Thromboembolism

Venous Thrombosis

Peer Reviewed Publications

Aguado A, ristagno R, Towbin AJ, Gupta A, Haberle S, Qi Z, Patel M, Kukreha KM, Tiao GM, Geller JI 2019. Transarterial radioembolization with yttrium-90 of unresectable primary hepatic malignancy in children Pediatric Blood and Cancer, , e2750

Starnes SL, Wolujewicz M, Guitron J, Williams V, Scheler J, Ristagno R 2018. Radiotracer localization of nonpalpable pulmonary nodules: A single-center experience J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 156 5, 1986

Dhar VK, Sutton JM, Xia BT, Levinsky NC, Wilson GC, Smith M, Choe KA, Moulton J, Vu D, Ristagno R, Sussman JJ, Edwards MJ, Abbott DE, Ahmad SA. 2017. Fistulojejunostomy Versus Distal Pancreatectomy for the Management of the Disconnected Pancreas Remnant Following Necrotizing Pancreatitis. J Gastrointest Surg, 21 7, 1121

Kim, Young; Stahl, Christopher C; Makramalla, Abouelmagd; Olowokure, Olugbenga O; Ristagno, Ross L; Dhar, Vikrom K; Schoech, Michael R; Chadalavada, Seetharam; Latif, Tahir; Kharofa, Jordan; Bari, Khurram; Shah, Shimul A 2017. Downstaging therapy followed by liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma beyond Milan criteria. Surgery, 162 6, 1250-1258

Makramalla A, Itri JN, Choe KA, Ristagno RL. 2016. Transarterial Therapies for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Semin Roentgenol, 51 2, 95

Makramalla, Abouelmagd; Itri, Jason N; Choe, Kyuran Ann; Ristagno, Ross L 2016. Transarterial Therapies for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Seminars in roentgenology, 51 2, 95-105

Stahl CC, Moulton J, Vu D, Ristagno R, Choe K, Sussman JJ, Shah SA, Ahmad SA, Abbott DE. 2015. Routine use of U-tube drainage for necrotizing pancreatitis: a step toward less morbidity and resource utilization. Surgery, 158 4, 919

McDaniel JD, Kukreja K, Ristagno RL, Yazigi N, Nathan JD, Tiao G. 2013. Radiofrequency ablation of a large hepatic adenoma in a child. J Pediatr Surg, 48 6, E19

McDaniel, Janice D; Kukreja, Kamlesh; Ristagno, Ross L; Yazigi, Nada; Nathan, Jaimie D; Tiao, Gregory 2013. Radiofrequency ablation of a large hepatic adenoma in a child. Journal of pediatric surgery, 48 6, E19-22

Solomkin, Joseph S; Ristagno, Ross L; Das, Anita F; Cone, John B; Wilson, Samuel E; Rotstein, Ori D; Murphy, Brian S; Severin, Kimberley S; Bruss, Jon B 2013. Source control review in clinical trials of anti-infective agents in complicated intra-abdominal infections. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 56 12, 1765-73

Wolujewicz, Michael; Obert, Lisa; Schatzman, Carmen; Ristagno, Ross L 2012. A graphic look at massive fibroid expulsion following uterine artery embolization. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR, 23 4, 570-1

Rezaei A, Vu DN, Ristagno R, Aeron G 2010. Internal jugular vein access, a faster, safer approach to perform diagnostic and maintenance procedures in dialysis shunts. J Vasc Interv Radiol, 21 , S119

Rezaei A, Vu DN, Ristagno R, Aeron G 2010. Interventional treatment of post cholecystectomy complications, a second look. Vasc Interv Radiol , 21 , S120.

Ristagno R, Rahim K, Moulton JS, Boshell H, Rezaei A, Vu DN 2010. Retroperitoneal hemorrhage: An organized approach to differential diagnosis, inquiry for the bleeding artery and embolotherapy based on the compartmental anatomy of the retroperitoneum. Vasc Interv Radiol , 21 , S120

Zuckerman DA Rudich S Ristagno RL Schatzman CV 2008. Effectiveness of selective internal radiation in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: single center experience J Vasc Interv Radiol, 19 , S132

Boshell H, Ristagno RL 2007. Percutaneous cholecystostomy in the management of acute cholecystitis Infect Dis Clin Pract , 15 , 1-5

Ristagno RL Biddinger PW Pina EM Meyer CA 2005. Multifocal micronodular pneumocyte hyperplasia in tuberous sclerosis AJR, 184 , S37-S39

Ristagno RL Hiratzka LF Rost RC 2002. An unusual care of pneumorrhachis following resection of lung carcinoma Chest , 121 , 1712 1714

Ware T Ristagno RL 1991. Breakage of forcep valve cover Chest , 100 , 1741

Ristagno RL Heimer R Fishman AP Sampson PM 1987. Collagen chains detected by western blotting using a 125 I-labeled 45K fragment of fibronectin (45K FN) Federation Proceedings , 46 , 1992

Ristagno RL Kornstein MJ Hansen-Flaschen JJ 1986. Diagnosis of occult meat aspiration by fiberoptic bronchoscopy American Journal of Medicine , 80 , 154-156

Ristagno RL Saravolatz L. D 1985. A pseudoepidemic of Legionellosis Chest , 88 , 466-467

Ristagno RL 1981. Drugs associated with retroperitoneal fibrosis The Western Journal of Medicine, 135 , 159-160

Ristagno RL . Interventional Radiology - A Survival Guide, second edition, book review Acad Radiol , 13 , 533