Akhilesh Sista MD FSIR, Chair

Co-Chair, Interventions Committee

Dr. Akhilesh Sista is the Section Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at NYU-Langone School of Medicine. His clinical expertise lies in the medical and endovascular treatment of venous thromboembolic disease (VTE). He served as the Chairperson of SIR Foundation’s Research Consensus Panel with experts from 6 disciplines on Submassive Pulmonary Embolism in December 2015 which developed specific research questions to be answered by future research. He is the National Principal Investigator for Penumbra, Inc.’s ongoing retrospective and prospective trial of the Indigo CAT-8 thromboaspiration device in the setting of PE. His PE research is also translational, having received grant funding from the Radiologic Society of North America to investigate the physiologic consequences of submassive pulmonary embolism in a porcine model.
In addition to his role on the C-TRACT Steering Committee, Dr. Sista serves as Co-Chair of the Interventions Committee.