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Richard Shlansky-Goldberg, MD

Richard Shlansky-Goldberg, MD Physician

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Professor of Radiology in Surgery

Dr. Shlansky-Goldberg is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Richard Shlansky-Goldberg

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 - 2017

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

Recognized in Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors 2003-04, 2007-08, 2010, 2012-14

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 1989

Clinical Expertise:

  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE)
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
  • Varicocele Embolization

Description of Clinical Expertise

My expertise is in treating women with symptomatic fibroids utilizing uterine artery embolization also known as uterine fibroid embolization helping to start the program at University of Pennsylvania with collaboration with the department of obstetrics and gynecology. The minimally invasive procedure affords faster recovery with a high success rate. It is also being used to treat women with adenomyosis who experience severe bleeding and pain

Embolization is also performed for other conditions such as varicocele in men and pelvic congestion syndrome in women.

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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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:
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Philadelphia Angiography and Interventional Radiology Society , Local American Roentgen Ray Society, National American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe, International Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, National Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Foundation, Evidence-based research committee, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Shlansky-Goldberg 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.


Selected Publications:

Stavropoulos SW, Ge BH, Mondschein JI, Shlansky-Goldberg RD, Sudheendra D: Retrieval of Tip-embedded Inferior Vena Cava Filters by Using the Endobronchial Forceps Technique: Experience at a Single Institution. Radiology : 2015.

Franz E Boas, Peter Kelley, Vahma, Charles Vollmer, Jeffery Drebin: Targeted transgastric drainage of isolated pancreatic duct segments to cure persistent pancreaticocutaneous fistulas from pancreatitis J Vasc Interv Radiol 26 : 247-251,2015.

Nadolski G, Mondschein JI, Shlansky-Goldberg RD, William Stavropoulos S, Soulen MC, Dagli MS, Clark TW: Diagnostic Yield of Transjugular Liver Biopsy Samples to Evaluate for Infectious Etiology of Liver Dysfunction in Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 37 : 471-5,2014.

Leontiev O, Shlansky-Goldberg RD, Stavropoulos SW, Mondschein JI, Itkin M, Clark TW: Should all inflow stenoses be treated in failing autogenous hemodialysis fistulae? J Vasc Interv Radiol. 25 : 542-7,2014.

Itkin M, Mondshein JI, Stavropoulos SW, Shlansky-Goldberg RD: Peripherally inserted central catheter thrombosis--reverse tapered versus nontapered catheters: a randomized controlled study. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 25 : 85-91,2014.

Richard D Shlansky-Goldberg, Mark Rosen, Jeffrey Mondschein, S William Stavropoulos, Scott O Trerotola: Comparison of Polyvinyl Alcohol Microspheres and Tris-acryl Gelatin Microspheres for Uterine Fibroid Embolization: Results of a Single-Center Randomized Study J Vasc Interv Radiol. : in press,2014.

Nadolski GJ, Trerotola SO, William Stavropoulos S, Shlansky-Goldberg RD, Soulen MC: Translumbar Hemodialysis Catheters in Patients with Limited Central Venous Access: Does Patient Size Matter? J Vasc Interv Radiol 24 : 997-1002,2013.

Rickels MR, Liu C, Shlansky-Goldberg RD, Soleimanpour SA, Vivek K, Kamoun M, Min Z, Markmann E, Palangian M, Dalton-Bakes C, Fuller C, Chiou AJ, Barker CF, Luning Prak ET: Improvement in β-Cell Secretory Capacity Following Human Islet Transplantation According to the CIT07 Protocol. Diabetes 62 : 2890-7,2013.

Leontiev O, Mondschein JI, Dagli MS, Clark TW, Soulen MC, Stavropoulos SW, Farrelly C, Shlansky-Goldberg RD: Catheter-based Intraaccess Blood Flow Measurement as a Problem-solving Tool in Hemodialysis Access Intervention. J Vasc Interv Radiol 24 : 717-21,2013.

Nadolski G, Praestgaard A, Shlansky-Goldberg RD, Soulen MC, Stavropoulos SW, Trerotola SO: Medical emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrests in interventional radiology. J Vasc Interv Radiol. : 1779-85,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Silverstein, 1st Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-5466
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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