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Michael C. Soulen, MD

Michael C. Soulen, MD Physician

Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Professor of Radiology in Surgery

Dr. Soulen is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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About Dr. Michael C. Soulen

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2017

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 1989
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 1995

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Angiomyolipoma
  • Aorta Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Axillary Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Bile Duct Tumor
  • Biliary Stricture (Bile Duct Stricture)
  • Chemoembolization
  • Femoral Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Iliac Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Tumors
  • Leg Pain
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Metastases (Secondary Liver Cancer)
  • Liver Tumors
  • Lung Tumors
  • Mesenteric Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Popliteal Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Radioembolization
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Renovascular Hypertension
  • Subclavian Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE)
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
  • Vascular Disease

Description of Clinical Expertise

interventional radiology; interventional oncology; chemoembolization; embolization; tumor ablation

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health 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: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Francis Scott Key Medical Center
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


American College of Radiology, American Heart Association, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe, International International Liver Cancer Association, International North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society, National Pennsylvania Radiological Society, Philadelphia Angiography-Interventional Radiology Society, Local Radiological Society of North America, National Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation, National Society of Interventional Radiology , National The Radiological Society of North America, National World Conference on Interventional Oncology, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Soulen 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

image-guided cancer therapy; interventional oncology; embolization; tumor ablation; stents; ultrasound-mediated drug delivery;

Selected Publications:

Anderson GS, Brinkmann F, Alavi A, Soulen MC, Zhuang H.: FDG-PET In the surveillance of hepatic tumors treated with radiofrequency ablation Clin Nuc Med 28 : 192-197,2003.

Clark TWI, Scott M, Stavropoulos SW, Lau CT, Solomon JA, Soulen MC.: Dacron-covered stents In transjugular Intrahepatic portosystemic shunts JVIR 14 (2 pt 2): S34,2003.

Itkin M, Clark TWI, Solomon JA, Stavropoulos SW, Soulen MC, Trerotola SO.: Transjugular Intrahepatic portosystemic shunt and portal vein flow measuremetns using a thermodilution catheter JVIR 14 (2 pt 2): S102,2003.

Kothary NN, Stavropoulos SW, Clark TWI, Wein AJ, Shlansky-Goldberg RD, Soulen MC.: Renal angiomyolipoma: long-term results after arterial embolization JVIR 14 (2 pt 2): S24,2003.

Soulen MC.: Percutaneous management of biliary obstruction, Chapter 8 Gastroenterology: The Requisites 4 : 2003.

Soulen MC, Kernagis LY.: Combined regional and ablative therapy of hepatic malignancies Tumor Ablation: Principles and Practice : 2003.

Stavropoulos SW, Clark TW, Jacobs D, Soulen M, Shlansky-Goldberg R, Solomon J, Baum RA.: Placement of the Trapease vena cava filter using an antecubital approach Academic Radiology 9 (4): 478-481,2002.

Yamamoto AJ, Solomon JA, Soulen MC, Tang JC, Parkinson KJ, Lin R, Shears GJ.: Sutureless securement device reduces complications of peripherally inserted central venous catheters JVIR 13 : 77-81,2002.

Roberts DA, Rosen MA, Clark TWI, Mondschein J, Soulen MC, Siegelman E, Leigh Jr JS.: Chemical-shift MR Imaging of Acetic Acid during Percutaneous Chemical Ablation Therapy: Preliminary Work J Vasc Interv Radiol 13 : 1055-1059,2002.

Soulen MC, Clark TW, Tuite CM, Kernagis LY, Hoffman V.: Safety and toxicity of oily hepatic embolization with embosphere mocrospheres versus polyvinyl alcohol In swine JVIR 12 (2 pt 2): S1,2002.

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Academic Contact Info

Dept. of Radiology
3400 Spruce Street
Silverstein Pavilion / 4283

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-3591
Fax: (215) 349-5465
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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