Faculty

CHARLES BURKE, MD

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Dr. Burke trained as a Department resident from 1997-2001, serving as Chief Resident from 1999-2000. He completed a Vascular-Interventional Radiology fellowship in the department in 2002.  Apart from spending 2005-2006 in private practice in his home state of Arkansas, Dr. Burke, has worked as an Associate Professor of Radiology in the Department since completing his fellowship.  In 2003, 2006 and 2007, Dr. Burke was named "America's Top Radiologist" by Consumers Research Council of America.  He received the Department's Charles A. Bream Teaching Award (selected by residents) in 2004.  He currently serves as the Department's Chief of Vascular-Interventional Radiology and Vice Chair of Interventional Service, as well as an applicant interviewer for the UNC School of Medicine.

ROBERT DIXON, MD

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Dr. Dixon completed a Radiology residency at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY in 2003, where he served as Chief Resident from 2001-2002.  He then completed his Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship at UNC in 2004, and has stayed on as Associate Professor in the Vascular and Interventional Radiology division.  Dr. Dixon is board certified in Radiology, with an additional Certification of Advanced Qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. His areas of interest include oncologic interventions, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, biliary interventions, IVC filtration, radiation safety, and case-based teaching.  He has published numerous articles and book chapters on these topics and has lectured nationally as well.  In addition, he is the UNC VIR fellowship program director, a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology Safety and Health Committee, a reviewer for the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, and an examiner for the American Board of Radiology.

ARI ISAACSON, MD

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Dr. Isaacson completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency and Vascular & Interventional Radiology fellowship at the University of North Carolina after 3 years of service as a flight surgeon in the US Navy. In 2013, he stayed in Chapel Hill and joined the faculty as an assistant professor. Dr. Isaacson’s clinical interests include arterial embolization, interventional oncology and vascular imaging. Chief among his research interests is prostatic artery embolization, a new minimally invasive treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia. He is the principal investigator for an ongoing clinical trial being performed at UNC with FDA oversight. Dr. Isaacson has received multiple grants to study both embolization and novel nanoparticle treatment of liver cancer. He also enjoys teaching and mentoring students and residents and is the faculty advisor for the UNC School of Medicine Interventional Radiology Interest Group.

VISHAL KHIATANI, MD

Dr. Khiatani completed his undergraduate training in Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, San Diego in 2003.  He then obtained his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007.  After medical school, Dr. Khiatani completed his diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Illinois, Chicago in 2012.  He spent his fellowship year at UNC in Vascular and Interventional Radiology, then went on to private practice in eastern North Carolina for 3 years. He returned to UNC in January of 2016 as an Assistant Professor.  Dr. Khiatani practices all facets of Interventional Radiology, but has particular interest in peripheral arterial interventions, endovascular treatment of pulmonary embolism, and spinal augmentation including kyphoplasty.

 

KYUNG KIM, MD

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Kyung Kim, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Radiology.  He completed both his Radiology residency and Interventional Radiology fellowship at Asan medical Center in South Korea.  He also completed his Interventional Radiology Fellowship at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX.  Dr. Kim's special interests include interventional oncology, biliary intervention, liver transplant-related intervention, dialysis access intervention, perpheral vascular intervention, and gastrointestinal intervention.

DAVID MAURO, MD

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Dr. Mauro completed his diagnostic Radiology residency in 2014 at the University of Virginia where he served as Chief Resident from 2012 to 2014.  He remained at UVA to complete a Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship and serve as a Clinical Instructor within the Division of Body Imaging.  Following this, he completed an Interventional Radiology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.  Dr. Mauro joined the UNC Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology following fellowship.  Dr. Mauro is board certified in Radiology.  His areas of interest include interventional oncology, cardiovascular imaging, and medical education.

MATT MAURO, MD

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Matthew A. Mauro, MD, is the Chairman of the Department of Radiology and Professor of Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals.  He is also the CEO of UNC Faculty Physicians.  Dr. Mauro's special interests include interventional oncology, uterine artery embolization, the management of vascular malformations, angioplasty and stenting, biliary drainage procedures, embolization and stent grafts. Dr. Mauro's involvement with the residency program includes lectures and one-on-one contact with the residents. He is a member and fellow of numerous radiological societies and has published extensively in various refereed journals.

HYEON YU, MD

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Hyeon Yu, MD, completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Chung-Ang University College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea.  He then completed his 2-year fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, and has stayed on as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Vascular and Interventional Radiology Division.  Dr. Yu is interested in oncologic interventions, including chemoembolization, radioembolization, and ablation therapy of tumors.  His interests also include radiation dose reduction and safety in various interventional procedures and vascular imaging studies.