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Aaron Fischman

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Radiology
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Surgery
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Certifications

  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology

  • American Board of Radiology

Education

  • MD, SUNY Upstate Medical Center

  • B.A., Dartmouth College
    Economics

  • Residency, Transitional
    St. Vincent's Hospital [CLOSED]

  • Residency, Radiology
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Interventional Radiology
    Mount Sinai Hospital

Biography

    Aaron M. Fischman, MD, is Assistant Professor of Radiology and Surgery in the Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. 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 Associate Program Director for the fellowship training program.

    Dr. Fischman has a broad and active interest in minimally invasive treatments for venous disease including deep vein thrombosis (DVT), 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 during oncologic liver interventions and uterine embolization for fibroids.  This minimally invasive technique allows for improved patient comfort, immediate ambulation, and faster discharge to home.

    Dr. Fischman is currently involved in numerous multi-center clinical trials including the BEST Trial comparing minimally invasive embolization to traditional TURP for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).  He is Primary Investigator in the COSY Trial: Coiling the GDA vs. Surefire during Yttrium-90 Infusion.  He is Co-Investigator on the HIQuality Study evaluating a new method of delivery for chemotherapeutic agents during chemoembolization procedures. 

    Dr. Fischman has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and actively lectures around the country 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.

Awards

  • 2012 -
    Distinguished Educator Award - Teacher of the Year
    Harold Mitty Excellence in Education

  • 2009 -
    RSNA Resident Research Award
    Radiological Society of North America

  • 2004 -
    Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
    Upstate Medical University

Publications

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;.

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).

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).

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Fischman during 2012 and/or 2013. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Consulting:

  • Celonova Biosciences, Inc.; Surefire Medical, Inc.; Terumo Interventional Systems

Industry-Sponsored Lectures: MSSM faculty occasionally give lectures at events sponsored by industry, but only if the events are free of any marketing purpose.

  • Philips Healthcare; Surefire Medical, Inc.; Terumo Interventional Systems

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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