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Maxim Itkin, MD

Maxim Itkin, MD Physician

Director, Penn Center for Lymphatic Disorders Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Professor of Pediatrics

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About Dr. Maxim Itkin

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2017 - 2018

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Radiology, 2017

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)
  • Plastic Bronchitis
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Port Placement
  • Protein Losing Enteropathy (PLE)
  • 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

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
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry 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: 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 Cardiovascular 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 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.
  • 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:

Vella Laura A, Buggert Marcus, Manne Sasikanth, Herati Ramin S, Sayin Ismail, Kuri-Cervantes Leticia, Bukh Brody Irene, O'Boyle Kaitlin C, Kaprielian Hagop, Giles Josephine R, Nguyen Son, Muselman Alexander, Antel Jack P, Bar-Or Amit, Johnson Matthew E, Canaday David H, Naji Ali, Ganusov Vitaly V, Laufer Terri M, Wells Andrew D, Dori Yoav, Itkin Maxim G, Betts Michael R, Wherry E John: T follicular helper cells in human efferent lymph retain lymphoid characteristics. The Journal of clinical investigation 130 : 2019.

Bruce Rubin, Maxim Itkin: Plastic Bronchitis "ERS Handbook of Respiratory Medicine" Editors Paolo Palange and Anita K. Simonds. : 2019.

Russell Peter Spencer, Hong Jiwon, Windsor John Albert, Itkin Maxim, Phillips Anthony Ronald John: Renal Lymphatics: Anatomy, Physiology, and Clinical Implications. Frontiers in physiology 10 : 251,2019.

Geanacopoulos Alexandra T, Savla Jill J, Pogoriler Jennifer, Piccione Joseph, Phinizy Pelton, DeWitt Aaron G, Blinder Joshua J, Pinto Erin, Itkin Maxim, Dori Yoav, Goldfarb Samuel B: Bronchoscopic and histologic findings during lymphatic intervention for plastic bronchitis. Pediatric pulmonology 53 (11): 1574-1581,2018.

Rauen Katherine A, Schoyer Lisa, Schill Lisa, Stronach Beth, Albeck John, Andresen Brage S, Cavé Hélène, Ellis Michelle, Fruchtman Steven M, Gelb Bruce D, Gibson Christopher C, Gripp Karen, Hefner Erin, Huang William Y C, Itkin Maxim, Kerr Bronwyn, Linardic Corinne M, McMahon Martin, Oberlander Beverly, Perlstein Ethan, Ratner Nancy, Rogers Leslie, Schenck Annette, Shankar Suma, Shvartsman Stanislav, Stevenson David A, Stites Edward C, Stork Philip J S, Sun Cheng, Therrien Marc, Ullian Erik M, Yeh Erika: Proceedings of the fifth international RASopathies symposium: When development and cancer intersect. American journal of medical genetics. Part A 176 (12): e40632,2018.

Chick Jeffrey Forris Beecham, Nadolski Gregory J, Lanfranco Anthony R, Haas Andrew, Itkin Maxim: Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Lymphangiography and Percutaneous Lymphatic Embolization for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Recurrent Chyloptysis. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR : 2018.

Tischfield David J, Nadolski Gregory J, Hunt Stephen J, Itkin Maxim, Shlansky-Goldberg Richard D, Gade Terence P: Retrospective comparison of outcomes and associated complications between large bore radiologically inserted gastrostomy tube types. Abdominal radiology (New York) 44 (1): 318-326,2018.

Gurevich Alexey, Nadolski Gregory J, Itkin Maxim: Novel Lymphatic Imaging and Percutaneous Treatment of Chyluria. Cardiovascular and interventional radiology 41 (12): 1968-1971,2018.

Li Dong, Wenger Tara L, Seiler Christoph, March Michael E, Gutierrez-Uzquiza Alvaro, Kao Charlly, Bhoj Elizabeth, Tian Lifeng, Rosenbach Misha, Liu Yichuan, Robinson Nora, Behr Mechenzie, Chiavacci Rosetta, Hou Cuiping, Wang Tiancheng, Bakay Marina, Pellegrino da Silva Renata, Perkins Jonathan A, Sleiman Patrick, Levine Michael A, Hicks Patricia J, Itkin Maxim, Dori Yoav, Hakonarson Hakon: Pathogenic variant in EPHB4 results in central conducting lymphatic anomaly. Human molecular genetics : 2018.

Buggert Marcus, Nguyen Son, Salgado-Montes de Oca Gonzalo, Bengsch Bertram, Darko Samuel, Ransier Amy, Roberts Emily R, Del Alcazar Daniel, Brody Irene Bukh, Vella Laura A, Beura Lalit, Wijeyesinghe Sathi, Herati Ramin S, Del Rio Estrada Perla M, Ablanedo-Terrazas Yuria, Kuri-Cervantes Leticia, Sada Japp Alberto, Manne Sasikanth, Vartanian Shant, Huffman Austin, Sandberg Johan K, Gostick Emma, Nadolski Gregory, Silvestri Guido, Canaday David H, Price David A, Petrovas Constantinos, Su Laura F, Dori Yoav: Identification and characterization of HIV-specific resident memory CD8 T cells in human lymphoid tissue. Science immunology 3 (24): 2018.

Academic Contact Info

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

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

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