Dr. Dheeraj Rajan graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1994. He began his surgical residency at SUNY Syracuse and completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency at Wayne State University in 1999 and Fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000.
Over his career, he has published 100 manuscripts primarily focused on arterial and dialysis interventions, multiple book chapters and one textbook titled “Essentials of Percutaneous Dialysis Interventions”. He is a Professor of Medicine and the Division Chief of VIR at the University of Toronto. Dr. Rajan also sits on various committees for the Society of Interventional Radiology, the KDOQI rewrite and Implementations committees, and CorHealth Vascular Network of Ontario. He formerly was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and reviews for multiple medical journals.
Dr. Rajan’s current focus is on the percutaneous creation of dialysis fistulas where he was one of the pioneers for the procedure itself which has subsequently been commercially adopted globally.
- Outcomes of Wrist-Access Deep Venous Embolization Following Percutaneous Fistula Creation: A Two-Year Single Center Experience
CONCLUSION: In this single center experience crossing alongside the anastomosis of a newly formed percutaneous fistula from an antegrade venous […]
- Percutaneous Hemodialysis Fistula Creation
Two devices have been recently introduced to the European Union and North American clinical practice that allow for percutaneous creation of […]
- Uterine Artery Embolization for Pedunculated Subserosal Fibroids: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
CONCLUSIONS: UAE for pedunculated subserosal fibroids has a low risk of adverse events and effectively reduces fibroid and uterine size.
- KDOQI 2019 Vascular Access Guidelines: What Is New
The new Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) Vascular Access Guidelines have a patient focus for comprehensive vascular access […]
- Endovascular community response to mortality data in use of paclitaxel devices for peripheral vascular disease
CONCLUSIONS: After the report of data with concerns of mortality associated with paclitaxel device use in 2018, a rapid reduction in overall […]
- Hepatic Arterial Blood Flow Modulation in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Pilot Study of the Influence of Intraarterial Norepinephrine Assessed with CT Perfusion
CONCLUSIONS: Norepinephrine causes increased blood flow toward HCC tumors, but with a corresponding smaller increase in blood flow to noncancerous […]
- Complication rates associated with antegrade use of vascular closure devices: a systematic review and pooled analysis
CONCLUSIONS: Clinically meaningful differences in overall pooled complications were identified between VCDs with a trend toward significance. […]
- The role of surgery for assisted maturation after endovascular and percutaneous arteriovenous fistula creation
Even in the best of circumstances, a significant number of patients will require adjunctive endovascular and/or surgical revision prior to achieving […]
- KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Vascular Access: 2019 Update
The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) has provided evidence-based guidelines for hemodialysis vascular […]
- A Single-Center Experience With Percutaneous Interventional Management of Refractory Chylous Ascites
CONCLUSIONS: In our experience, lymphangiography and embolization was a safe, relatively effective and minimally invasive method for treating […]
- Sources of Error in Interventional Radiology: How, Why, and When
This article aims to provide an overview of the sources for error in interventional radiology (IR). Being both a procedure and an imaging-based […]
- Avoiding and Managing Error in Interventional Radiology Practice: Tips and Tools
While there are limited data on error in interventional radiology (IR), the literature so far indicates that many errors in IR are potentially […]
- Patient selection, education, and cannulation of percutaneous arteriovenous fistulae: An ASDIN White Paper
End-stage kidney disease patients who are candidates for surgical arteriovenous fistula creation commonly experience obstacles to a functional […]
- Management of acute limb ischemia after glue embolization of endoleak following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
We describe the case of a 73-year-old woman who developed a type II endoleak and subsequent aneurysm sac expansion following endovascular abdominal […]
- Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty in Hemodialysis Circuits: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
CONCLUSIONS: Significant improvement in patency was identified with DCBA in AVF at 3, 6, 12, and 24 months. A single comparative study identified […]
- Drug-eluting balloon angioplasty versus uncoated balloon angioplasty for the treatment of in-stent restenosis of the femoropopliteal arteries
BACKGROUND: Stents are placed in the femoropopliteal arteries for numerous reasons, such as atherosclerotic disease, the need for dissection, and […]
- Comparison between Surgical and Endovascular Hemodialysis Arteriovenous Fistula Interventions and Associated Costs
CONCLUSIONS: Both incident and prevalent patients with endoAVF required fewer interventions and had lower costs within the first year compared with […]
- A Prospective Clinical Study of a Percutaneous Vascular Access System for Hemodialysis Catheters
CONCLUSIONS: The DermaPort™ system can be effectively implanted and facilitates catheter interventions in hemodialysis patients requiring long-term […]
- Transabdominal Direct Sac Puncture Embolization of Type II Endoleaks after Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
CONCLUSIONS: Percutaneous transabdominal embolization is a safe and efficacious treatment for type II endoleak, with a short procedure time.
- Financial Impact of PEVAR Compared With Standard Endovascular Repair in Canadian Hospitals
CONCLUSIONS: A change in AAA repair technique from EVAR to PEVAR can be a cost-effective solution for Canadian hospitals.
- Outcomes at a single center after subintimal arterial flossing with antegrade-retrograde intervention for critical limb ischemia
CONCLUSIONS: Retrograde pedal access is a viable revascularization technique for achieving limb salvage in patients with critical limb ischemia with […]
- Endovascular Proximal Forearm Arteriovenous Fistula for Hemodialysis Access: Results of the Prospective, Multicenter Novel Endovascular Access Trial (NEAT)
CONCLUSIONS: An endoAVF can be reliably created using a radiofrequency magnetic catheter-based system, without open surgery and with minimal […]
- Comparison of post-creation procedures and costs between surgical and an endovascular approach to arteriovenous fistula creation
CONCLUSIONS: Compared to patients with SAVF, patients with endoAVF required fewer post-creation procedures and had lower associated mean costs within […]
- Intraarterial Lidocaine for Pain Control in Uterine Artery Embolization: A Prospective, Randomized Study
CONCLUSIONS: Lidocaine injected in the uterine arteries reduced postprocedural pain and narcotic agent dose after UAE. There were more cases of […]
- Direct sac puncture versus transarterial embolization of type II endoleaks: An evaluation and comparison of outcomes
Purpose To determine the outcomes of type II endoleak embolization with aneurysm sac obliteration and whether the approach - direct sac puncture or […]
- Drug-eluting balloon angioplasty versus uncoated balloon angioplasty for peripheral arterial disease of the lower limbs
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can lead to disabling ischemia and limb loss. Treatment modalities have included risk […]
- Safety and Effectiveness of Percutaneously Inserted Peritoneal Ports Compared to Surgically Inserted Ports in a Retrospective Study of 87 Patients with Ovarian Carcinoma over a 10-Year Period
CONCLUSION: Percutaneously inserted peritoneal ports are a safe alternative to surgically inserted ports, demonstrating similar technical success and […]
- Comparison of Clinical Outcomes following Glue versus Polyvinyl Alcohol Portal Vein Embolization for Hypertrophy of the Future Liver Remnant prior to Right Hepatectomy
CONCLUSIONS: PVE performed with NBCA + AVP compared with PVA ± coils resulted in greater degree of hypertrophy of the future liver remnant, less […]
- Does Technical Success of Angioplasty in Dysfunctional Hemodialysis Accesses Correlate with Access Patency?
CONCLUSION: Technical failures of PTA had a significant impact on access patency among AVFs with a trend toward poorer access patency within AVGs.
- New Approaches to Arteriovenous Fistula Creation
An autogenous arteriovenous fistula is considered the ideal access for hemodialysis delivery. However, surgical creation of an arteriovenous fistula […]