Scott O. Trerotola, MD, FACR, FSIR, is the Stanley Baum professor of radiology and professor of radiology in surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he is also Associate Chair and Chief of Interventional Radiology as well as Vice Chair for Quality and Safety.
Dr. Trerotola pursues research in hemodialysis and venous access, IVC filters and PAVM embolotherapy, among other topics. He holds eight patents on devices for interventional procedures. He has developed multiple techniques in widespread use in IR including balloon-assisted placement of large bore gastrostomy, ultra-high pressure angioplasty, forceps removal of inferior vena caval filters, and backbleeding treatment for arterial emboli during dialysis declotting to name but a few.
Dr. Trerotola is a strong advocate of research in IR and evidence-based practice, an increasingly important focus as health care reform develops: among his more than 250 research and educational publications are multiple prospective randomized trials. He has mentored over 40 medical students and 25 residents in research publications.
Dr Trerotola has received tremendous recognition for his achievements, including awards for teaching, distinction in reviewing and for patient advocacy. He has given invited lectures worldwide, including the inaugural Man-Chung Han lecture to the Korean Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, and in 2015 he gave the Society of Interventional Radiology’s Dotter lecture.
Dr Trerotola is kindly sponsored by Bard.