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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.

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 2005
  • 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
  • Gastrointestinal Biopsy
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding (GI Bleed)
  • Graft and Fistula Declotting
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
  • Iliac Artery Aneurysm
  • Iliac Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Iliac Stent
  • 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 Management
  • Port Placement
  • Radioembolization
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Renal Aneurysm
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Renal Biopsy - Transjugular
  • 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)
  • 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


American College of Radiology, National Cardioavascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe, International Fellow of Society of Interventional Radiology, National 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:

Itkin M, Trerotola SO, Stavropoulos SW, Patel A, Mondschein JI, Soulen MC, Tuite CM, Shlansky-Goldberg RD, Faust TW, Reddy KR, Solomon JA, Clark TW.: Portal flow and arterioportal shunting after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt creation. J Vasc Interv Radiol 17 (1): 55-62,2006.

Itkin M, Wong JH, Clark TWI: In vivo evaluation of a microcatheter arterial port system for regional therapy J Vasc Interv Radiol 16 (2): 275-9,2005.

Itkin M: Peripheral non invasive vascular immaging In:Pretorius ES, Solomon JA Radiology Secrets 2nd Ed : 2005.

Ishii M, Fischer MC, Emami K, Alavi A, Spector ZZ, Yu J, Baumgardner JE, Itkin M, Kadlecek SJ, Zhu J, Bono M, Gefter WB, Lipson DA, Shrager JB, Rizi RR: Hyperpolarized helium-3 MR imaging of pulmonary function Radiological Clinics of North America 43 (1): 235-46,2005.

Kolbeck KJ, Itkin M, Stavropoulos SW, Trerotola SO.: Measurement of air emboli during central venous access: do "protective" sheaths or insertion techniques matter? J Vasc Interv Radiol 16 (1): 89-99,2005.

Won JH, Lee JD, Wang HJ, Han JH, Kim JH, Kim KH, Park KB, Itkin M: Effects of a holmium-166 incorporated covered stent placement in normal canine common bile ducts. J Vasc Interv Radiol 15 (5): 705-11,2005.

Weisse C, Mondschein JI, Itkin M, Iyoob C, Solomon JA: Use of a percutaneous atrial septal occluder device for complete acute occlusion of an intrahepatic portosystemic shunt in a dog J Am Vet Med Assoc 227 (2): 249-52,2005.

Stavropoulos SW, Marin H, Fairman RM, Carpenter JP, Litt HI, Itkin M, Clark TW.: Recurrent endoleak detection and measurement of aneurysm size with CTA after coil embolization of endoleaks. J Vasc Interv Radiol 16 (10): 1313-7,2005.

Jalali A, Ishii M, Edvinsson, Guan L, Itkin M, Baumgardner J, Lipson DA, Rizi RR: Detection of Simulated Pulmonary Embolism in a Porcine Model Using Hyperpolarized 3He MRI Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 51 (1): 291-8,2004.

Rizi RR, Baumgardner JE, Ishii M, Spector ZZ, Edvinsson JM, Jalali A, Yu J, Itkin M, Lipson DA, Gefter W: Determination of Regional VA/Q by Hyperpolarized 3He MRI Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 52 (1): 65-72,2004.

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-PENN (7366)

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