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Dr. Stephen Reis received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at San Diego in 2003 with a focus on Biochemistry and Cellular Biology.  In 2007, Dr. Reis earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He completed his transitional internship year at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center, an affiliate of New York Medical College, in New York City in 2008. During this year of training, Dr. Reis developed a strong foundation in Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Reis went on to complete his Diagnostic Radiology residency at Westchester Medical Center. He was selected by his peers to serve as Chief Resident during his final year of residency, where he developed strong clinical and leadership skills which continue to serve him today.  In 2012, he was awarded the Rita Girolamo, M.D. award for his clinical, academic and research excellence during residency.

In 2013, Dr. Reis completed advanced subspecialty training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.  He was recruited to join the section of Interventional radiology at UTSW following completion of his training for his interests in pulmonary oncologic intervention and uterine fibroid embolization.    Dr. Reis’ other areas of interest and expertise include chemoembolization, radioembolization, radiofrequency ablation, biliary stent placement, percutaneous biopsy, IVC filter placement and retrieval, venous access procedures, dialysis access intervention and peripheral vascular interventions. Dr. Reis also has a keen interest in institutional efforts to improve patient quality and safety and serves as the IR section’s quality assurance liaison.


Medical School
Drexel University (2005)
Medical School
New York Medical College (2007)
St. Vincent's Catholic Med. Ctr. - Transitional Year Prog. (2008), Transitional Year
New York Medical College at Westchester Med. Ctr. (2012), Diagnostic Radiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013), Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Clinical Interest

Dialysis Access Management

  • Dialysis Catheter Access for Hemodialysis
  • Dialysis Fistual or Graft Declot
  • Dialysis Fistulogram/Graftogram

Disease Diagnosis

  • Adrenal Vein Sampling
  • Image Guided Abscess or Fluid Drainage
  • Image Guided Biopsy
  • Parathyroid Vein Sampling
  • Venous Sampling

Endovascular Therapy - Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

  • Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement or Removal/Retrieval
  • May Turner Syndrome (Illiofemoral Deep Vein Thrombosis)

Endovascular Therapy - Embolization/Exclusions

  • Angiomyolipoma of Kidney
  • Claudication
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
  • Mesenteric Artery Aneurysm
  • Mesenteric Ischemia
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Artery Aneurysm
  • Splenic Artery Aneurysm
  • Uterine Fibroids/Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
  • Varicocele

Endovascular Therapy - Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions
  • Venography

Interventional Therapy for Portal Hypertension

  • Portal Hypertension (Variceal Bleeding, Refractory Ascities)
  • Portal Vein Embolization
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS)

Tumor Ablation

  • Cryoablation
  • Microwave Ablation (MVA)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Treatment Hepatocellular Carcinoma or Hepatoma
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)Treatment for Lung Cancer
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)Treatment for Renal Cancer
  • Radiofrequency Ablation for Liver Metastases & Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Y90 Radioembolization

Tumor Embolization

  • Bland Embolization
  • Chemoembolization (TACE)
  • Radioembolization (SIR Spheres)

Varicose Vein Treatment

  • Laser Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Varicose Veins

Research Interest

  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Complications and Retrieval
  • Interventional Oncology
  • Pulmonary Chemoembolization
  • Uterine Artery Embolization
  • Venous Sampling


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Improving Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval Rates with the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control Methodology.
Sutphin PD, Reis SP, McKune A, Ravanzo M, Kalva SP, Pillai AK J Vasc Interv Radiol 2015 Jan
Interpretation of outside imaging studies: solutions from a tertiary care trauma center.
Reis SP, Lefkovitz Z, Kaur S, Seiler M J Am Coll Radiol 2012 Aug 9 8 591-594.e1
Spontaneous splenic rupture secondary to Babesia microti infection: treatment with splenic artery embolization.
Reis SP, Maddineni S, Rozenblit G, Allen D J Vasc Interv Radiol 2011 May 22 5 732-4

Honors & Awards

  • Rita Girolamo Award for Outstanding Resident of the Year
    Dr. Reis received this award which is given to the outstanding radiology resident of the year in the graduating class from New York Medical College (2012)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society of Interventional Radiology (2010)
  • American College of Radiology (2008)
  • Radiology Society of North America (2008)