Aaron Fischman, MD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Radiology
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Surgery
Specialties:Interventional Radiology, Radiology
Research Topics:Anatomy, Cardiovascular, Computed Tomography, Kidney, Liver, Obesity, Prostate
Aaron M. Fischman, MD FSIR, is Associate Professor of Radiology and Surgery in the Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College, he completed medical school at the State University of NY (SUNY) Upstate Medical Center in 2004. After finishing residency in Diagnostic Radiology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where he also served as Chief Resident, he then went on to complete a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He subsequently joined the division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology in 2010 and currently serves as the Program Director for the newly created IR residency and fellowship training program for the entire Mount Sinai Health System.
Dr. Fischman has a broad and active interest in minimally invasive treatments for venous disease including deep vein thrombosis (DVT), advanced IVC filter removal techniques, superficial varicose veins and venous portal venous hypertension including therapies such as Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) and Balloon Occlusion Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration of Gastric Varices (BRTO). He also focuses on minimally invasive treatments for primary and metastastic liver and kidney cancer including Yttrium-90 radioembolization, chemoembolization and thermal ablative therapies including state of the art microwave and cryoablation technologies.
At Mount Sinai, Dr. Fischman has pioneered the transradial (TR) technique for access to the arterial system from the wrist during oncologic liver interventions, uterine embolization for fibroids, and prostate embolization for men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). He trains physicians from around the world on this minimally invasive technique which allows for improved patient comfort, immediate ambulation, and faster discharge to home.
Dr. Fischman has been involved with and completed numerous multi-center clinical trials including the BEAT Obesity Trial, a new minimally invasive procedure developed to help people lose weight without surgery and the BEST Trial comparing minimally invasive embolization to traditional TURP for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Dr. Fischman has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and actively lectures around the world about new and innovative techniques for minimally invasive interventions. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the Society of Interventional Radiology, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe, Radiologic Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and the American College of Phlebology. He is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology and Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
American Board of Radiology
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Aortic Aneurysm
- Aortic Dissection
- Arteriovenous Malformations
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Gastrostomy: Permanent And Temporary
- Interventional Oncology
- Interventional Urology
- Liver Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Renal Artery Stenosis
- Renovascular Hypertension
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Varicose Veins
- Venous Thrombosis
- Venous disease
- Visceral Aneurysms
- Women's Health and Intervention (UFE,FTR)
MD, SUNY Upstate Medical Center
BA, Dartmouth College
Residency, Transitional, St. Vincent's Hospital [CLOSED]
Residency, Radiology, Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship, Interventional Radiology, Mount Sinai Hospital
Super Doctors: Rising Stars
Super Doctors: Rising Stars
Leadership Development Academy
Distinguished Educator Award - Teacher of the Year
RSNA Resident Research Award
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
Fischman AM, Swinburne NC, Patel RS. A Technical Guide Describing the Use of Transradial Access Technique for Endovascular Interventions. Techniques in vascular and interventional radiology 2015 Jun; 18(2).
Posham R, Biederman DM, Patel RS, Kim E, Tabori NE, Nowakowski FS, Lookstein RA, Fischman AM. Transradial Approach for Noncoronary Interventions: A Single-Center Review of Safety and Feasibility in the First 1,500 Cases. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2015 Dec;.
Fischman AM, Ward TJ, Horn JC, Kim E, Patel RS, Nowakowski FS, Lookstein RA. Portal Vein Embolization before Right Hepatectomy or Extended Right Hepatectomy Using Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate Foam: Technique and Initial Results. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2014 Mar;.
Fischman AM, Ward TJ, Patel RS, Arepally A, Kim E, Nowakowski FS, Lookstein RA. Prospective, Randomized Study of Coil Embolization versus Surefire Infusion System during Yttrium-90 Radioembolization with Resin Microspheres. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2014 Sep;.
Horn JC, Patel RS, Kim E, Nowakowski FS, Lookstein RA, Fischman AM. Percutaneous Microwave Ablation of Renal Tumors Using a Gas-Cooled 2.4-GHz Probe: Technique and Initial Results. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2014 Mar; 25(3).
Resnick NJ, Kim E, Patel RS, Lookstein RA, Nowakowski FS, Fischman AM. Uterine artery embolization using a transradial approach: initial experience and technique. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2014 Mar; 25(3).
Biederman DM, Marinelli B, O'Connor PJ, Titano JJ, Patel RS, Kim E, Tabori NE, Nowakowski FS, Lookstein RA, Fischman AM. Transradial access for visceral endovascular interventions in morbidly obese patients: safety and feasibility. The journal of vascular access 2016 May; 17(3).
Ward TJ, Cohen S, Fischman AM, Kim E, Nowakowski FS, Ellozy SH, Faries PL, Marin ML, Lookstein RA. Preoperative Inferior Mesenteric Artery Embolization before Endovascular Aneurysm Repair: Decreased Incidence of Type II Endoleak and Aneurysm Sac Enlargement with 24-month Follow-up. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2013 Jan; 24(1).
Patel A, Fischman AM, Saad WE. Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration of gastric varices. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 2012 Oct; 199(4).
Patel A, Weintraub JL, Nowakowski FS, Kim E, Fischman AM, Ellozy SH, Faries PL, Vouyouka AG, Marin ML, Lookstein RA. Single-Center Experience with Elective Transcatheter Coil Embolization of Splenic Artery Aneurysms: Technique and Midterm Follow-up. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2012 Jul; 23(7).
Reiter DA, Fischman AM, Shy BD. Hepatic Artery Pseudoaneurysm Rupture: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. The Journal of emergency medicine 2012 Jan;.
Fischman AM, Epelboym Y, Siegelbaum RH, Weintraub JL, Kim E, Nowakowski FS, Lookstein RA. Emergent embolization of arterial bleeding after vacuum-assisted breast biopsy. Cardiovascular and interventional radiology 2012 Feb; 35(1).
Ward TJ, Cohen S, Patel RS, Kim E, Fischman AM, Nowakowski FS, Ellozy SH, Faries PL, Marin ML, Lookstein RA. Anatomic Risk Factors for Type-2 Endoleak Following EVAR: A Retrospective Review of Preoperative CT Angiography in 326 patients. Cardiovascular and interventional radiology 2013 May;.
Shah S, Fischman A, Marin M, Won J. Spontaneous tibioperoneal trunk and anterior tibial artery pseudoaneurysms. Vascular medicine (London, England) 2012 Jun; 17(3).
Saad WE, Anderson CL, Patel RS, Schwaner S, Caldwell S, Pelletier S, Angle J, Matsumoto AH, Fischman AM. Management of Gastric Varices in the Pediatric Population with Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration (BRTO) Utilizing Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate Foam Sclerosis with or without Partial Splenic Artery Embolization. Cardiovascular and interventional radiology 2014 May;.
Ward TJ, Piechowiak RL, Patel RS, Fischman AM, Nowakowski FS, Kim E, Ellozy SH, Faries PL, Lookstein RA. Revascularization for Critical Limb Ischemia Using the SpiderFX Embolic Protection Device in the Below-the-Knee Circulation: Initial Results. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2014 Aug;.
Bercu ZL, Fischman AM. Outcomes of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts for ascites. Seminars in interventional radiology 2014 Sep; 31(3).
Bercu ZL, Sheth SB, Noor A, Lookstein RA, Fischman AM, Nowakowski FS, Kim E, Patel RS. Percutaneous Mesocaval Shunt Creation in a Patient with Chronic Portal and Superior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis. Cardiovascular and interventional radiology 2014 Sep;.
Kim E, Ward TJ, Patel RS, Fischman AM, Nowakowski S, Lookstein RA. CT-Guided Liver Biopsy With Electromagnetic Tracking: Results From a Single-Center Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 2014 Dec; 203(6).
Biederman DM, Fischman AM, Titano JJ, Kim E, Patel RS, Nowakowski FS, Florman S, Lookstein RA. Tailoring the Endovascular Management of Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 2015 Feb;.
Bercu ZL, Fischman AM, Kim E, Nowakowski FS, Patel RS, Schiano TD, Chang CY, Lookstein RA. TIPS for Refractory Ascites: A 6-Year Single-Center Experience With Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene-Covered Stent-Grafts. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 2015 Mar; 204(3).
Patel A, Naides AI, Patel R, Fischman A. Transradial intervention: basics. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2015 May; 26(5).
Patil VV, Fischman AM, Patel RS, Kim E, Lookstein RA, Tabori NE, Nowakowski FS. GI hemorrhage arising from splenic artery: intraprocedure cone-beam CT as problem-solving tool to aide in safe catheterization of offending vessel. Clinical imaging 2015 Apr;.
Blue RC, Lo GC, Kim E, Patel RS, Scott Nowakowski F, Lookstein RA, Fischman AM. Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Flow Reduction with Adjustable Polytetrafluoroethylene-Covered Balloon-Expandable Stents Using the . Cardiovascular and interventional radiology 2015 Dec;.
Titano JJ, Biederman DM, Marinelli BS, Patel RS, Kim E, Tabori NE, Nowakowski FS, Lookstein RA, Fischman AM. Safety and Feasibility of Transradial Access for Visceral Interventions in Patients with Thrombocytopenia. Cardiovascular and interventional radiology 2016 May; 39(5).
Isaacson AJ, Fischman AM, Burke CT. Technical Feasibility of Prostatic Artery Embolization From a Transradial Approach. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 2016 Feb; 206(2).
Kihira S, Kagen AC, Vasudevan P, Jajamovich GH, Schiano TD, Andrle AF, Babb JS, Fischman A, Taouli B. Non-invasive prediction of portal pressures using CT and MRI in chronic liver disease. Abdominal radiology (New York) 2016 Jan; 41(1).
Biederman DM, Titano JJ, Tabori NE, Pierobon ES, Alshebeeb K, Schwartz M, Facciuto ME, Gunasekaran G, Florman S, Fischman AM, Patel RS, Nowakowski FS, Kim E. Outcomes of Radioembolization in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Portal Vein Invasion: Resin versus Glass Microspheres. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2016 Apr;.
Noor A, Fischman AM. Prostate Artery Embolization as a New Treatment for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia: Contemporary Status in 2016. Current urology reports 2016 Jul; 17(7).
Weiss CR, Akinwande O, Paudel K, Cheskin LJ, Holly B, Hong K, Fischman AM, Patel RS, Shin EJ, Steele KE, Moran TH, Kaiser K, Park A, Shade DM, Kraitchman DL, Arepally A. Clinical Safety of Bariatric Arterial Embolization: Preliminary Results of the BEAT Obesity Trial. Radiology 2017 May; 283(2).
Bishay VL, Biederman DM, Ward TJ, van der Bom IM, Patel RS, Kim E, Nowakowski FS, Lookstein RA, Fischman AM. Transradial Approach for Hepatic Radioembolization: Initial Results and Technique. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 2016 Nov; 207(5).