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Stephen J. Hunt, MD, PhD, DABR

Stephen J. Hunt, MD, PhD, DABR Physician

Co-Director, Penn Image-Guided Interventions (PIGI) Laboratory Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Hunt is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ablation
  • Celiac Plexus Nerve Block
  • Chemoembolization
  • Chemotherapy Embolization of Tumor
  • Cryoablation
  • Embolization
  • Hepatic Artery Embolization
  • Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement
  • Microwave Ablation (MWA)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Osteoid Osteoma Ablation
  • Radioembolization of Tumors
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Cancer
  • Tips Creation
  • Tips Revision
  • Varicocele Embolization

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
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency: Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Association for Cancer Research, National American Medical Association, National Association of Health Care Journalists, National Cancer Research Institute, National Focused Ultrasound Foundation, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Angio Club, Local Radiological Society of North America, National Society of Interventional Oncology, International Society of Interventional Radiology, National Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Hunt is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • 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:

immuno-oncology, interventional oncology, cancer, cancer biology, immunotherapy, cell biology, cell physiology, animal models, translational research, vascular disease, health policy, health economics, GIS, artificial intelligence, ultrasound, AVUS, embolization, ablation, abscopal effect

Selected Publications:

Lam Marnix G E H, Hunt Stephen J, El-Haddad Ghassan E, Alavi Abass: Evolving Role of PET in Interventional Radiology-Based Oncology Procedures. PET clinics 14 (4): xiii-xiv,2019.

Alexander Erica S, Nadolski Gregory J, Soulen Michael C, Stavropoulos S William, Hunt Stephen J, Gade Terence P, Itkin Maxim, Shamimi-Noori Susan: Iatrogenic celiac and hepatic artery dissections during intra-arterial regional tumor therapies: a 16-year retrospective review. Abdominal radiology (New York) 44 (10): 3480-3485,2019.

Seraj Siavash Mehdizadeh, Ayubcha Cyrus, Zadeh Mahdi Zirakchian, Alavi Abass, Hunt Stephen J: The Evolving Role of PET-Based Novel Quantitative Techniques in the Interventional Radiology Procedures of the Liver. PET clinics 14 (4): 419-425,2019.

Hunt Stephen J, Seraj Siavash Mehdizadeh, Alavi Abass: PET Assessment of Immune Effects from Interventional Oncology Procedures. PET clinics 14 (4): 477-485,2019.

Perkons Nicholas R, Kiefer Ryan M, Noji Michael C, Pourfathi Mehrdad, Ackerman Daniel, Siddiqui Sarmad, Tischfield David, Profka Enri, Johnson Omar, Pickup Stephen, Mancuso Anthony, Pantel Austin, Denburg Michelle R, Nadolski Gregory J, Hunt Stephen J, Furth Emma E, Kadlecek Stephen, Gade Terence P F: Hyperpolarized Metabolic Imaging Detects Latent Hepatocellular Carcinoma Domains Surviving Locoregional Therapy. Hepatology : 2019.

Tischfield David J, Ackerman Daniel, Noji Michael, Chen James X, Johnson Omar, Perkons Nicholas R, Nadolski Gregory J, Hunt Stephen J, Soulen Michael C, Furth Emma E, Gade Terence P: Establishment of hepatocellular carcinoma patient-derived xenografts from image-guided percutaneous biopsies. Scientific reports 9 (1): 10546,2019.

Erinjeri Joseph P, Fine Gabriel C, Adema Gosse J, Ahmed Muneeb, Chapiro Julius, den Brok Martijn, Duran Rafael, Hunt Stephen J, Johnson D Thor, Ricke Jens, Sze Daniel Y, Toskich Beau Bosko, Wood Bradford J, Woodrum David, Goldberg S Nahum: Immunotherapy and the Interventional Oncologist: Challenges and Opportunities-A Society of Interventional Oncology White Paper. Radiology 292 (1): 25-34,2019.

Wu Jing, Chang Joshua, Bai Harrison X, Su Chang, Zhang Paul J, Karakousis Giorgos, Reddy Shilpa, Hunt Stephen, Soulen Michael C, Stavropoulos S William, Zhang Zishu: A Comparison of Cryoablation with Heat-Based Thermal Ablation for Treatment of Clinical T1a Renal Cell Carcinoma: A National Cancer Database Study. JVIR 30 (7): 1027-1033.e3,2019.

Nishiofuku Hideyuki, Cortes Andrea C, Ensor Joe E, Minhaj Adeeb A, Polak Urszula, Lopez Mirtha S, Kiefer Ryan, Hunt Stephen J, Kichikawa Kimihiko, Hicks Marshall E, Gade Terence P, Avritscher Rony: Factors impacting technical success rate of image-guided intra-arterial therapy in rat orthotopic liver tumor model. American journal of translational research 11 (6): 3761-3770,2019.

D'Souza Julia C, Sultan Laith R, Hunt Stephen J, Schultz Susan M, Brice Angela K, Wood Andrew K W, Sehgal Chandra M: B-mode ultrasound for the assessment of hepatic fibrosis: a quantitative multiparametric analysis for a radiomics approach. Scientific reports 9 (1): 8708,2019.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Image-Guided Interventions Laboratory
3400 Spruce Street/1 Silverstein
HUP Department of Radiology

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