Ross Ristagno

Ross L Ristagno , MD

3188 Bellvue Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219-0761
Phone 513-584-2146
Fax 513-558-1599


Bachelor's Degree: University of Michigan Ann Arbor Michigan , 1975

Medical Degree: University of Michigan Ann Arbor Michigan, 1979

Resident : Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, MI, 1982 (Internal Medicine )

Fellowship : University of Pennyslvania Philadelphia, Penn, 1986 (Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Division )

Resident : University of Cincinnati Medical Center Cincinnati, OH, 2005 (Diagnostic Radiology)

Fellowship : University of North Carolina Chapel Hill NC, 2006 (Vascular and Interventional Radiology)


American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 09-14-1983 )

American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (Certification Date: 11-11-1986 )

American Board of Radiology (Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology) (Certification Date: 10-16-2017 )

Clinical Interests

Diagnostic Radiology

Interventional Radiology


Arterial disease

Biliary disease

Liver disease

Venous Disease

Venous Insufficiency

Venous Thromboembolism

Venous Thrombosis


Critical Care Medicine

Internal Medicine

Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology

Positions and Work Experience

2008 -To Present Section Chief, Interventional Radiology, University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, Cincinnati OH

2008 -To Present Staff Radiologist , Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center , Cincinnati OH

2007 -To Present Consulting Radiologist , The Drake Hospital , Cincinnati OH

2007 -To Present Radiologist, University Pointe Surgical Hospital , West Chester OH

2006 -To Present Attending Radiologist , University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center , Cincinnati OH

2006 -To Present Attending Radiologist, The Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center , Cincinnati OH

2006 -To Present Assistant Professor of Radiology, Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology, University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, Cincinnati OH

1997 -2000 Medical Staff Physician , Anderson Mercy Hospital, Cincinnati OH

1997 -2001 Medical Staff Physician , Kenwood Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati OH

1996 -2001 Medical Staff Physician , Anderson Mercy Hospital , Cincinnati OH

1993 -2001 President, Tri-state Pulmonary Associates, Inc, Cincinnati OH

1991 -2001 Medical Staff Physician, Deaconess Hospital , Cincinnati OH

1987 -2001 Medical Staff Physician, Brown County General Hospital, Georgetown OH

1986 -2001 Attending Staff Physician, The Christ Hospital , Cincinnati OH

1986 -2001 Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Private Practice,

1983 -1986 Medical Staff Physician , Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

1980 -1982 Emergency Room Physician, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit and West Bloomfield Michigan

Research Support

Grant: #R01CA158439 Investigators:Ahmad, Syed; Chadalavada, Seetharam; Choe, K. Ann; Mast, T. Douglas; Rao, Marepalli; Ristagno, Ross; Shah, Shimul; Wang, Jiang 06-01-2018 -05-31-2023 National Cancer Institute Monitoring and control of human liver cancer ablation using real-time, 3D echo decorrelation imaging Role:Collaborator $437,316.00 Awarded Level:Federal


Published Abstracts

Rezaei A, Vu DN, Ristagno R, Aeron G (2010. ) Internal jugular vein access, a faster, safer approach to perform diagnostic and maintenance procedures in dialysis shunts. .[Abstract]J Vasc Interv Radiol, 21 ,S119 -S120

Rezaei A, Vu DN, Ristagno R, Aeron G (2010. ) Interventional treatment of post cholecystectomy complications, a second look. .[Abstract]Vasc Interv Radiol , 21 ,S120.

Ristagno R, Rahim K, Moulton JS, Boshell H, Rezaei A, Vu DN (2010. ) Retroperitoneal hemorrhage: An organized approach to differential diagnosis, inquiry for the bleeding artery and embolotherapy based on the compartmental anatomy of the retroperitoneum. Vasc Interv Radiol , 21 ,S120 -S121

Zuckerman DA Rudich S Ristagno RL Schatzman CV (2008. ) Effectiveness of selective internal radiation in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: single center experience .[Abstract]J Vasc Interv Radiol, 19 ,S132

Ristagno RL Heimer R Fishman AP Sampson PM (1987. ) Collagen chains detected by western blotting using a 125 I-labeled 45K fragment of fibronectin (45K FN) .[Abstract]Federation Proceedings , 46 ,1992

Peer Reviewed Publications

Boshell H, Ristagno RL (2007. ) Percutaneous cholecystostomy in the management of acute cholecystitis .Infect Dis Clin Pract , , 15 ,1-5

Ristagno RL Biddinger PW Pina EM Meyer CA (2005. ) Multifocal micronodular pneumocyte hyperplasia in tuberous sclerosis .AJR, , 184 ,S37-S39

Ristagno RL Hiratzka LF Rost RC (2002. ) An unusual care of pneumorrhachis following resection of lung carcinoma .Chest , , 121 ,1712 1714

Ware T Ristagno RL (1991. ) Breakage of forcep valve cover .Chest , , 100 ,1741

Ristagno RL Kornstein MJ Hansen-Flaschen JJ (1986. ) Diagnosis of occult meat aspiration by fiberoptic bronchoscopy .American Journal of Medicine , , 80 ,154-156

Ristagno RL Saravolatz L. D (1985. ) A pseudoepidemic of Legionellosis .Chest , , 88 ,466-467

Ristagno RL (1981. ) Drugs associated with retroperitoneal fibrosis .The Western Journal of Medicine, , 135 ,159-160

Ristagno RL Interventional Radiology - A Survival Guide, second edition, book review .Acad Radiol , , 13 ,533

Dhar VK, Sutton JM, Xia BT, Levinsky NC, Wilson GC, Smith M, Choe KA, Moulton J, Vu D, Ristagno R, Sussman JJ, Edwards MJ, Abbott DE, Ahmad SA. (2017. ) Fistulojejunostomy Versus Distal Pancreatectomy for the Management of the Disconnected Pancreas Remnant Following Necrotizing Pancreatitis.J Gastrointest Surg, , 21 (7 ) ,1121 More Information

Makramalla A, Itri JN, Choe KA, Ristagno RL. (2016. ) Transarterial Therapies for Hepatocellular Carcinoma.Semin Roentgenol, , 51 (2 ) ,95 More Information

Stahl CC, Moulton J, Vu D, Ristagno R, Choe K, Sussman JJ, Shah SA, Ahmad SA, Abbott DE. (2015. ) Routine use of U-tube drainage for necrotizing pancreatitis: a step toward less morbidity and resource utilization.Surgery, , 158 (4 ) ,919 More Information

McDaniel JD, Kukreja K, Ristagno RL, Yazigi N, Nathan JD, Tiao G. (2013. ) Radiofrequency ablation of a large hepatic adenoma in a child.J Pediatr Surg, , 48 (6 ) ,E19 More Information

Starnes SL, Wolujewicz M, Guitron J, Williams V, Scheler J, Ristagno R (2018. ) Radiotracer localization of nonpalpable pulmonary nodules: A single-center experience.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, , 156 (5 ) ,1986 More Information

Aguado A, ristagno R, Towbin AJ, Gupta A, Haberle S, Qi Z, Patel M, Kukreha KM, Tiao GM, Geller JI (2019. ) Transarterial radioembolization with yttrium-90 of unresectable primary hepatic malignancy in children .Pediatric Blood and Cancer, , e2750 More Information

Kim, Young; Stahl, Christopher C; Makramalla, Abouelmagd; Olowokure, Olugbenga O; Ristagno, Ross L; Dhar, Vikrom K; Schoech, Michael R; Chadalavada, Seetharam; Latif, Tahir; Kharofa, Jordan; Bari, Khurram; Shah, Shimul A (2017. ) Downstaging therapy followed by liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma beyond Milan criteria.Surgery, , 162 (6 ) ,1250-1258 More Information

Makramalla, Abouelmagd; Itri, Jason N; Choe, Kyuran Ann; Ristagno, Ross L (2016. ) Transarterial Therapies for Hepatocellular Carcinoma.Seminars in roentgenology, , 51 (2 ) ,95-105 More Information

Solomkin, Joseph S; Ristagno, Ross L; Das, Anita F; Cone, John B; Wilson, Samuel E; Rotstein, Ori D; Murphy, Brian S; Severin, Kimberley S; Bruss, Jon B (2013. ) Source control review in clinical trials of anti-infective agents in complicated intra-abdominal infections.Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, , 56 (12 ) ,1765-73 More Information

Wolujewicz, Michael; Obert, Lisa; Schatzman, Carmen; Ristagno, Ross L (2012. ) A graphic look at massive fibroid expulsion following uterine artery embolization.Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR, , 23 (4 ) ,570-1 More Information

McDaniel, Janice D; Kukreja, Kamlesh; Ristagno, Ross L; Yazigi, Nada; Nathan, Jaimie D; Tiao, Gregory (2013. ) Radiofrequency ablation of a large hepatic adenoma in a child.Journal of pediatric surgery, , 48 (6 ) ,E19-22 More Information

Book Chapter

Ristagno RL (2000 ) Atelectasis In Conn's Current Therapy 52nd Edition .(pp. 170 -171).Rakel Robert E ed

Ristagno RL Hiratzka L (1991 ) Atelectasis In Current Diagnosis 8 .(pp. 387 -391).Conn Rex B ed


Poster Presentations

Stultz D Ristagno RL (10-2002. ) Code blue in the CT suite .Poster presentation at Ohio American College of Physicians Meeting,

Gollamudi J, Kukreja K, Ristagno R (11-30-2010. ) Treatment of deep venous thrombosis in children with mechanical anc catheter directed thrombolysis. Radiologic Society of North America – 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. .

Clarke CN, Miao Y, Ristagno R, Ahmad S, Solomkin J (04-19-2010. ) Role of resistant gram-positive bacteria in treatment failure for percutaneous drainage of post-operative complicated intra-abdominal infection (CIAI). .Surgical Infection Society Thirtieth Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada. .

Dong-sik Kim MD PhD Jiang Wang MD Travis C. Doty RN BSN Amit D Tevar MD Joseph F Buell MD Ross . Ristagno MD Steven M Rudich MD Ph (03-2009. ) Comparison of Radiologic and Pathologic Response following 90Y Microspheres Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma .Oral Poster Presentation at the Annual American Hepatopancreatobiliary Meeting, Miami Beach Florida. .

Rudich S Schatzman C Tevar A Buell J Woodle ES Doty T Marshall A Ristagno R Zuckerman D (03-2008. ) Selective internal radiation therapy for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: is there a benefit? .Eighth American Hepatopancreatobiliary Congress Annual Scientific Session and Post Graduate Course, Ft. Lauderdale Florida. . .

Honors and Awards

2008 The Harold B. Spitz, M.D. Resident Teaching Award Department of Radiology University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

2001 Outstanding Teaching Attending Award Department of Internal Medicine The Christ Hospital

1995 Marion A. Blankenhorn Society Teaching Award Department of Internal Medicine University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

1986 Dorothy M. Steward Research Award American Lung Association


The Christ Hospital (Medical Intensive Care Unit ) Director Type:Departmental Service 1993 -1999

(Critical Care Collaborative Clinical Committee ) Co-Director Type:Departmental Service 1993 -1999

The Christ Hospital (Pulmonary Medicine ) Director Type:Departmental Service 1995 -2001

The Christ Hospital (Respiratory Care ) Director Type:Departmental Service 1995 -2001

The Christ Hospital (University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Fourth-year Medical Student Elective in Pulmonary Medicine ) Director Type:University/College Service 1998 -2001

The Christ Hospital (University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Fourth-year Medical Student Elective in Critical Care Medicine ) Director Type:University/College Service 1999 -2001

(Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship ) Director Type:University/College Service 2008 -To Present

University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Team ) Director Type:Departmental Service 2007 -To Present

Cincinnati Academic Health Center (Chief Preceptor Radiologist Assistant Student Training ) Type:Departmental Service 2008 -To Present

University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center (Section Chief Interventional Radiology ) Type:Departmental Service 2008 -To Present

Professional Affiliation

2008 -To Present: Association of Program Directors in Interventional Radiology

2008 -To Present: Endovascular Procedures Committee University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center , Cincinnati OH

2005 -To Present: Member Society of Interventional Radiology ,

2003 -To Present: Member American Roentgen Ray Society ,

2001 -To Present: Member The Radiologic Society of North America,

2001 -To Present: Member American College of Radiology,

1996 -1999: Clinical Resource Management Committee Alliance of Greater Cincinnati , Cincinnati OH

1995 -2001: Coporate Quality Committee The Christ Hospital , Cincinnati OH

1995 -2001: Endoscopy Committee The Christ Hospital , Cincinnati OH

1994 -2001: Medical Ethics Committee The Christ Hospital , Cincinnati OH

1994 -2001: Internal Medicine Residency Cirriculum Committee The Christ Hospital , Cincinnati OH

1983 -To Present: Member Ohio State Mecial Association ,

1983 -To Present: Fellow Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati,

1982 -To Present: Fellow American College of Chest Physicians,

Contact Information

Academic - 3188 Bellvue Avenue
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45219-0761
Phone: 513-584-2146
Fax: 513-558-1599