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S. William Stavropoulos, MD

S. William Stavropoulos, MD Physician

Modality Chief, Interventional Radiology
Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Department of Radiology
Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Surgery
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Dr. Stavropoulos is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. S. William Stavropoulos

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue, 2011-2016

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 1998
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 2000

Clinical Expertise:

  • Angiomyolipoma
  • Complex Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Removal
  • Cryoablation
  • Endoleak
  • Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement
  • Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Tumors
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Tumors
  • Radioembolization
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS)
  • Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE)
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
  • Varicocele Embolization

Description of Clinical Expertise

Kidney tumor ablation, Liver tumor treatment, Tuberous Sclerosis - kidney AML treatment, Endoleak repair, Uterine fibroid embolization, Varicocele, IVC filter placement and removal, Venous access

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: Loyola University of Chicago
Residency: University of Florida Health System - Shands
Fellowship: University of Florida Health System - Shands


American College of Radiology, National American Medical Association, National American Roentgen Ray Society, National Pennsylvania Medical Association, Local Philadelphia Angiography and Interventional Radiology Society, Local Radiological Society of North America, National Society of Interventional Radiology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Stavropoulos 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:

Endoleak repair, IVC Filters, Venous access, Renal AML, Renal cell carcinoma, Liver cancer

Selected Publications:

Parmer SS, Carpenter JP, Stavropoulos SW, Fairman RM, Pochettino A, Woo EY, Moser GW, Bavaria JE: Endoleaks after endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms Journal of Vascular Surgery 44 (3): 447-452,2006.

Mondshine RT, Owens S, Mondschein JI, Cizman B, Stavropoulos SW, Clark TW: Combination embolization and radiofrequency ablation therapy for renal cell carcinoma in the setting of coexisting arterial disease Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 19 (4): 616-620,2008.

Park J, Carpenter JP, Fairman RM, Stavropoulos SW: Type 2 endoleak embolization comparison: Translumbar embolization versus modified transarterial embolization Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 19 (2): S18,2008.

Stavropoulos SW, Tucker J, Carpenter JP: Thoracic endoleak embolization using a direct percutaneous puncture of the endoleak through lung parenchyma Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 20 (9): 1248-1251,2009.

Shlansky-Goldberg RD, Coryell L, Stavropoulos SW, Trerotola SO, Mondschein J, Beshara M, Butts SF, Sondheimer S, Tureck RW, Rosen M: Outcomes following fibroid expulsion after uterine artery embolization Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 22 (11): 1586-93,2011.

Wehrenberg-Klee E, Clark TW, Malkowicz SB, Soulen MC, Wein AJ, Mondschein JI, Arsdalen KV, Guzzo TJ, Stavropoulos SW: Impact on renal function of percutaneous thermal ablation of renal masses in patients with preexisting chronic kidney disease Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 23 (1): 41-45,2012.

Dinglasan LA, Trerotola SO, Shlansky-Goldberg RD, Mondschein J, Stavropoulos SW: Removal of fractured inferior vena cava filters: Feasibility and outcomes Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 23 (2): 181-187,2012.

Nadolski GN, Stavropoulos SW: Renal Angiomyolipomas Embolization Therapy: Principles and Clinical Applications : 450-460,2015.

Stavropoulos SW, Ge BH, Mondschein JI, Shlansky-Goldberg RD, Sudheendra D, Trerotola SO: Retrieval of Tip-embedded Inferior Vena Cava Filters by Using the Endobronchial Forceps Technique: Experience at a Single Institution. Radiology 12 : 2015.

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Academic Contact Info

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

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6839
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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