Interventional radiology uses image-guided procedures (X-rays, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and CT) to diagnose and treat diseases throughout the body. Many of these procedures require minimally-invasive technics using a small needle, which minimize the risk and improve recovery time in comparison to traditional open surgery.
Meet Our Team
Patrick S. Warren, MD, is Section Chief for Interventional Radiology in the Radiology Department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
James Murakami, MD, MS, is a pediatric interventional radiologist who has worked at Nationwide Children’s Hospital since 1999. Since joining Nationwide Children’s, Dr. Murakami’s clinical work has been centered on IR with special focus on sclerotherapy and minimally invasive percutaneous treatments of a variety of illnesses.
Mark J. Hogan, MD, is a Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Interventional Radiology expert at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He initiated the Section of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Nationwide Children's Hospital and was the section Chief from 1995-2017.
Leah Braswell, MD, is the Associate Chief of Pediatric Interventional Radiology and the Program Director for the Pediatric Interventional Radiology Fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Nicholas A. Zumberge, MD, is a Pediatric Radiologist in the Department of Radiology at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Zumberge is a board certified Neuroradiologist; he specializes in the practice of Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology.
Anna Lillis, MD, PhD, is a pediatric interventional radiologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She earned her medical degree and PhD in Pathology from Duke University in 2008. She completed Radiology Residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Pediatric Radiology Fellowship and advanced Pediatric Interventional Radiology training at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Conditions We Treat
An aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a highly destructive, blood-filled benign (non-cancerous) bone tumor. ABCs can cause pain, swelling and fractures. Doctors at Nationwide Children's have developed a minimally invasive approach to treating aneurysmal bone cysts utilizing sclerotherapy techniques.
Dermoid cysts, also called epidermoid cysts or dermal/epidermal inclusion cysts, are masses in children and adults, most commonly found in the head, face, neck and upper chest. Dermoid cyst ablation is a minimally-invasive procedure that is an alternative to surgically removing the dermoid cyst.
A lymphatic malformation is the result of abnormal formation and development during fetal development of the otherwise normal lymphatic vessels in the body. This is usually in one area of the body: neck, chest, abdomen and extremities.
A ranula is a fluid collection or cyst that forms in the mouth under the tongue. It is filled with saliva that has leaked out of a damaged salivary gland. If a ranula stays in the mouth underneath the tongue it is called a simple ranula. If it grows down into the neck it is called a plunging ranula.
Sialorrhea, also known as hypersalivation or drooling, means excessive saliva flow. Anterior sialorrhea is when patients have forward spillage of saliva from their mouths onto their faces and clothes. Posterior sialorrhea is when patients have spillage of saliva from their mouths down their airways.
Services We Offer
Our expert team of Interventional Radiologists offers minimally invasive Sclerotherapy treatment options for a number of conditions including:
Prior to advancements at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, there were no successful interventional radiological (minimally invasive) therapies for ranulas and sialorrhea. The need for salivary gland ablation treatment was recognized, so our interventional radiologists developed a new procedure.
Using advanced imaging technology, the Interventional Radiology team at Nationwide Children's can insert medicine directly into an aneurysmal bone cyst through small needles or probes. It can be a game-changing treatment option for kids suffering from this painful condition.
Dermoid cysts are the most common orbital/periorbital tumors found in the pediatric population. Traditionally, the only treatment option for a dermoid cyst was surgical removal of the cyst. The therapeutic challenges that come with surgery led to the development of a minimally-invasive treatment offered by Interventional Radiology at Nationwide Children's.
Prior to advancements at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, there were no successful interventional radiological (minimally invasive) therapies for ranulas. The need for salivary gland ablation treatment was recognized, so our interventional radiologists developed a new procedure. This animation helps show and explain how patients with both simple ranulas and plunging (dividing) ranulas have been successfully treated without surgery for 10 years at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Dr. Shiels' Legacy
Dr. Shiels dedicated his life to advancing the field of radiology in order to provide the best care to children in our community, across the country and around the world. As we remember and celebrate his work, we will remain ever-grateful for his passionate mentorship of our radiology team and staff – some of whom have worked side by side with Dr. Shiels for more than a decade. Everything Dr. Shiels learned over his career, he taught to and instilled in his staff including his revolutionary advancements in interventional radiology and ultrasound; treating lymphatic malformations; bone tumor ablation, aneurysmal bone cyst and salivary gland ablation. His passion inspires the entire team to continue delivering the best possible care to children everywhere and his legacy will live in the advancements we continue to make here at Nationwide Children’s.
Meet Dr. Murakami: Improving Children's Lives Through Innovative Imaging
Using advanced imaging technology, Dr. James Murakami and his IR team insert medicine directly into a disease through small needles or probes. It can be a game-changing treatment option for kids suffering from rare conditions or diseases, including certain types of cysts or tumors.