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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.

About Dr. Michael C. Soulen

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2016

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
  • Interventional Radiology
  • 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
  • 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: 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 Pennsylvania Radiological Society, Philadelphia Angiography-Interventional Radiology Society, Local Society of Interventional Radiology, 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-PENN (7366)

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