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Maxim Itkin, MD

Maxim Itkin, MD Physician

Director, Center for Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions Program Associate Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Itkin is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Angiomyolipoma
  • Aorta Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Aortic Stent Graft
  • Axillary Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Bile Duct Tumor
  • Biliary Stenosis
  • Biliary Stricture (Bile Duct Stricture)
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Chylothorax
  • Chylous Ascites
  • Dialysis - Graft Thrombolysis
  • Dialysis Catheter Management
  • Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Dialysis Fistula Angioplasty
  • Dialysis Graft Angioplasty
  • Embolization
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Femoral Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB)
  • Gastrointestinal Biopsy
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding (GI Bleed)
  • Graft and Fistula Declotting
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
  • Iliac Artery Aneurysm
  • Iliac Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Iliac Stent
  • Implanted Port Placement Management
  • Kidney Tumors
  • Leg Pain
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Metastases (Secondary Liver Cancer)
  • Liver Tumors
  • Lung Tumors
  • Lymphangiogram
  • Mesenteric Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Percutaneous Biliary Drainage (PBD)
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Port Placement
  • Radioembolization
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Renal Aneurysm
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Renal Stent
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Spleen Biopsy
  • Stent Graft
  • Stent Graft Aneurysm Repair
  • Subclavian Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Thoracic Duct Embolization (TDE)
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS)
  • Transjugular Renal Biopsy (TJRB)
  • Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE)
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
  • Vascular Access
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Vascular Stent
  • Venous Sampling

Description of Clinical Expertise

Interventional Radiology
Cardiovasculr Imaging

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Moscow Medical Stomatology Institute
Residency: Beilinson Hospital, Rabin Medical Center
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Fellow of Society of Interventional Radiology, National American College of Radiology , National Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Research and Education Foundation, National Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe, International International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies, International Philadelphia Angiography and Interventional Radiology Society , Local Radiological Society of North America , National Society of Interventional Radiology , National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Itkin is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Transjugular Intrahepatic Portocaval shunt
Hemodialysis access
Novel tumor ablation technique

Selected Publications:

Maxim Itkin: Imaging and the Therapeutic Intervention of Lymphatic Flow Disorders in Children Pediatric Interventional Radiology with Surgical Correlations : 2018.

Jill Savla, Maxim Itkin, Joseph W. Rossano,Yoav Dori : Postoperative Chylothorax in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease: Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment JACC : 2017 .

David Biko; Dori, Yoav; Itkin, Maxim; Johnstone, Jordan A; Victoria, Teresa: Prenatal and Postnatal Imaging in Children with Neonatal Lymphatic Flow Disorders Society of Thoracic Radiology annual Meeting, Boston, MA : 2017 .

Quin Meezinger, Gregory Nadolski, Maxim Itkin: Use of the sequential pneumatic compression devices to reduce thoracic duct catheterization procedure time Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 28 (2): S133–S134,2017.

Andrew Kozlov, Maxim Itkin, Yoav Dori, Gregory Nadolski: Comparison of Pedal and Intranodal Lymphangiography for Thoracic duct (TDE) embolization Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 28 (2): S135,2017.

Maxim Itkin, Erin Pinto, Yoav Dori: Protein Losing Enteropathy In Patients With Congenital Heart Disease: Redefining The Anatomy And Pathophysiology And Providing Novel Therapy Cardiology 2017: 20th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, Orlando Florida : 2017.

Itkin Maxim, Piccoli David, Nadolski Gregory, Rychik, Jack, DeWitt,Aaron, Pinto, Erin, Rome, Jonathan, Dori Yoav : Congenital Heart Disease Complicated by Protein-Losing Enteropathy: Redefining Pathophysiology and Providing Novel Therapy JACC : 2017.

Maxim Itkin, Yoav Dori, Gregory Nadolski: Diagnosis and treatment of non-traumatic chylothorax using advanced lymphatic imaging and percutaneous lymphatic embolization American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting, Washington, DC : 2017.

Maxim Itkin: Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions Intervenonal Radiology Compendium: An Introductory Guide to IR : 2017.

Maxim Itkin: MR Lymphangiogram and lymphatic embolization in treatment of pulmonary complication of lymphatic anomalies. Seminars in Interventional Radiology : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Interventional Radiology, 1 Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7892
Fax: (215) 615 3545
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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