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Ansar Z. Vance, MD

Ansar Z. Vance, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Dr. Vance is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Aorta Stenting
  • Ablation
  • Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration
  • Biopsy
  • Catheter Ablation for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Celiac Plexus Nerve Block
  • Chemoembolization
  • Chylothorax
  • Cryoablation
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Drainage & Stenting
  • Embolization
  • Gonadal Embolization
  • Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Removal
  • Leg Swelling (Edema)
  • Lower Extremity Angiogram
  • Lower Extremity Vein Lysis
  • Mesenteric Artery Stenting
  • Microwave Ablation (MWA)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nephrostomy
  • Osteoid Osteoma Ablation
  • Peripheral Artery Angioplasty
  • Portal Vein Embolization
  • Portal Vein Recanalization
  • Prostate Arterial Embolization
  • Pulmonary Artery Lysis
  • Radioembolization of Tumors
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Saphenous Vein RF Ablation
  • SVC/IVC Stent
  • Thoracic Aorta Stenting
  • Thoracic Duct Embolization (TDE)
  • Tips Creation
  • Transradial Access for Vascular Interventions
  • Upper Extremity Angiogram
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
  • Varicocele Embolization
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Northeastern Ohio University - College of Medicine
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Residency: Christiana Care Health System
Fellowship: Christiana Care Health System


American College of Radiology, National American Roentgen Ray Society, National Radiologic Society of North America, National Society of Vascular & Interventional Radiology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Vance is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Vance AZ, McKenna G, Graif A, Fedele CR, Chohan O, Garcia MJ, Kimbiris GK, Leung DA.: Review of iliocaval occlusion and advanced interventional techniques for complex iliocaval reconstruction. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, IL : 2017.

Graif A, Grilli CG, Kimbiris GK, Agriantonis DJ, Chohan O, Fedele CR, Gakhal MS, Vance AZ, Leung DA.: Comparison of ultrasound-accelerated versus pigtail catheter directed thrombolysis for the treatment of acute massive and submassive pulmonary embolism. Journal of Vascular & Interventional Radiology. 28 (10): 1339-1347,2017.

Vance AZ, Fedele CR, Graif A, Kimbiris G, Lie KT, Leung DA.: IVC Stenting post endobronchial forcep- and laser-assisted removal of a 16-year-old embedded Bard Simon Nitinol® permanent IVC filter causing chronic back pain related to an extruded leg into an intervertebral disk. Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE), Copenhagen, Denmark : 2017.

Graif A, Vance AZ, Kimbiris G, Grilli CJ, Leung DA.: Evaluation of fibrinogen levels during catheter-directed thrombolysis with and without ultrasound acceleration for acute pulmonary embolism. Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiological Society of America (CIRSE) Copenhagen, Denmark : 2017.

Vance AZ, Graif A, Patel R, Fedele CR, Garcia MJ, Kimbiris G, Grilli CJ, Agriantonis DA, Leung DA.: Embolization of type II endoleaks with ethylene-vinyl-alcohol copolymer (EVOH, Onyx®): technical and clinical outcomes. Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) : 2017.

Vance AZ, Nwosu U, Fedele CR, Graif A, McKenna G, Grilli CG, Garcia MJ, Putnam S, Leung DA.: Outcome of percutaneous CT-guided cryoablation of renal neoplasms: volumetric analysis of ice-ball to lesion ratio as a predictor of recurrence. Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE), Copenhagen Denmark : 2017.

Liao M, Vance AZ, Chedrawy C, Leung DA.: Percutaneous transabdominal approach for treatment of Type II endoleaks. Academic IR Conference, Washington, DC : 2017.

Satti S, Vance AZ, Fowler D, Farmah AV, Sivapatham T.: Basilar artery perforator aneurysms (BAPAs): Review of the Literature and Classification. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery. 9 (7): 669-673,2017.

Satti S, Vance AZ, Golwala S, Eden T.: Patient Preference for Transradial Access over Transfemoral Access for Cerebrovascular Procedures. Journal of Vascular & Interventional Neurology. 9 (4): 1-5,2017.

Wrigley CW, Vance AZ, Niesen T, Grilli C, Velez JD, Agriantonis DJ, Kimbiris G, Garcia MJ, Leung DA.: Endovascular recanalization of native chronic total occlusions in patients with failed lower-extremity bypass grafts. Journal of Vascular & Interventional Radiology. 25 (9): 1353-9,2014.

Satti, S, Golwala S, Vance AZ, Tuerff S.: Subclavian Steal: Endovascular Treatment of Total Occlusions of the Subclavian Artery Using a Retrograde Transradial Subintimal Approach. Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology. 22 (3): 340-8,2016.

Graif A, Vance AZ, Garcia MJ, Lie KT, McGarry MK, Leung DA.: Transcatheter Embolization of Type I Endoleaks Associated with Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Using Ethylene- Vinyl-Alcohol Copolymer Liquid Embolic. Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery. 51 (7): 28-32,2017.

Vance AZ, Fedele CR, Graif A, Rao DB, Leung DA.: Hybrid Snorkel Endovascular Repair of a Ruptured AAA related to a Type IA Endoleak utilizing an Axillary Conduit. Journal of Vascular & Interventional Radiology. 28 (4): 562-563,2017.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
3400 Spruce St., 1 Silverstein, Ste. 130

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)