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Philip Orons, DO, FSIR, FAOCR

Professor of Radiology

Interest (in 3 to 10 words): Interventional Radiology

Bloomsburg State University, Bloomsburg, PA
Medical / Graduate School Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency Metropolitan Hospital - Central Division, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical / Post-doctoral Fellowship Vascular-Interventional Radiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Current Society of Interventional Radiology (1990 - Present)
Radiological Society of North America (1991 - Present)
American Osteopathic Association (1986 - Present)
American Osteopathic College of Radiology (1990 - Present)
& Programs
Clinical Interest Transplant Intervention (Liver/Kidney)
Transcatheter management of hepatic malignancies (TACE/TARE)
Cirrhosis and portal hypertension
Biliary intervention
Minimally invasive treatment of uterine fibroids
Research Interest Phase III Clinical Trial of Intra-Arterial TheraSphere in the Treatment of Patients with Unresectable HCC (Co-investigator)

Prognostic Marker: Blood and Tissue Samples in Patients with pelvic malignancies and intractable Ascites (Co-Investigator)

Targeted Intra-arterial Gemcitabine vs. Continuation of IV Gemcitabine plus Nab-Paclitaxel following Induction with sequential IV Gemcitabine plus Nab-Paclitaxel and Radiotherapy for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer (TIGeR-PaC Renovo RX RR3) Utilization of novel double balloon catheter for Chemotherapy administration in locally invasive unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma (Co-investigator)

Proximal Splenic Artery Embolization vs conservative Management in Non-operative Patients with Grade IV – V Splenic Injuries (Co-Investigator)

The effect of Y90 on nontarget/background liver function. (Co-Investigator)

Research project: IC Green pre-and post-TIPS for assessment of global reduction in liver function. (Co-Investigator)

Phase 1b/2, Multicenter, Open-label Trial to Evaluate the Safety of Talimogene Laherparepvec Injected into Liver Tumors Alone and in Combination With Systemic PembrolizumabHCC (Co-investigator)
Selected Publications   Zajko AB, Makaroun M, Orons PD, Amesur NB. Endovascular stent graft repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: experience in 50 patients using the EVT-EGS system. Cardiovasc Interv Radiol 1998, Vol 21; Supp/1, page 096.

Amesur NB; Zajko AB; Orons PD; Sammon JK; Casavilla FA. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt in patients who have undergone liver transplantation. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 1999 May;10(5):569-73.

Amesur NB, Zajko AB, Orons PD, Makaroun MS. Embolotherapy of persistent endoleaks after endovascular repair of abdomional aortic aneurysm with the Ancure-Endovascular Technologies endograft system. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 1999 Oct;10(9):1175-82.

Orons PD, Amesur NB, Dauber JH, Zajko AB, Keenan RJ, Iacono AT: Balloon dilatation and endobronchial stent placement for bronchial strictures after lung transplantation. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2000 Jan;11(1):89-99.

Hasegawa TH, Iacono AT, Orons PD, Yousem SA.. Segmental nonanastomotic bronchial stenosis after lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2000 Apr;69(4):1020-4.

Burns KE, Orons PD, Dauber JH, Grgurich WF, Stitt LW, Raghu S, Iacono AT. Endobronchial metallic stent placement for airway complications after lung transplantation - Longitudinal results. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Dec;74(6):1934-41.

Nasr JY, Orons P, Slivka A. Use of the rendezvous technique to treat a nonhealing biliary cutaneous fistula. Endoscopy. 2012 May;44 Suppl 2 Epub 2012 May 23.

Nasr JY, Hashash JG, Orons P, Marsh W, Slivka A. Rendezvous procedure for the treatment of bile leaks and injury following segmental hepatectomy. Dig Liver Dis. 2013 May;45(5):433-6. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2012.12.011. Epub 2013 Jan 23. Epub, Dig and Liver Dis, 23 January 2013.

Shankar PR, Heller M, *Woodard J, Agarwal V, Orons, P. Resident-led Discussion-Based Curriculum for Diagnostic Radiology Residency Physics Education: Implementation and Early Results. Acad Radiol. 2013 Oct; 20(10):1306-10.

Tohme S, Nace GW, Zajko A, Amesur N, Orons P, Chalhoub D, Marsh JW, Geller DA, Tsung A: Survival and tolerability of liver radioembolization: a comparison of elderly and younger patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. HPB (Oxford). 2014 Dec;16(12):1110-6

Tohme S, Sukato D, McDonald K, Zajko A, Amesur N, Orons P, Chalhoub D, Marsh J, Geller D, Tsung A. Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio a Simple and Novel Biomarker for Prediction of Survival after Radioembolization for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Sep 5

Chen JY, Agarwal V, Orons PD. Competitiveness of the Match for Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology Fellowships. J Am Coll Radiol 2014 Nov;11(11):1069-73.

Medsinge A, Zajko A, Orons P, Amesur N, Santos E. A Case-Based Approach to Common Embolization Agents Used in Vascular Interventional Radiology. Am J Roentgenol 2014;203: 699-708.

Sukato DC, Tohme S, Chalhoub D, Han K, Zajko A, Amesur N, Orons P, Marsh JW, Geller DA, Tsung A. The Prognostic Role of Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio in Patients with Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treated with Radioembolization. JJ Vasc Interv Radiol 2015;26:816824

Ching KC, Santos E, McCluskey KM, Orons PD, Bandi R, Friend CJ, Xing M, Zureikat AH, Zeh HJ. Covered Stents and Coil Embolization for Treatment of Postpancreatectomy Arterial Hemorrhage. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Jan;27(1):73-9
Honors and  
Michael P. Federle Mentorship Award - 2008
Presented to Dr. Orons by the UPMC Diagnostic Radiology Residency Class of 2008. Given to the one person who, over the course of the residency, has been the most significant role model based on the following attributes: Leadership, Expertise, Achievement, Professionalism, and Commitment to Education

American Osteopathic Association Mentor Hall of Fame Award - 2009
The AOA Mentor Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing excellence in mentoring by those who serve or have served as trusted advisors to members of the osteopathic profession.

UPMC Department of Radiology Excellence in Teaching Award - 2011
Presented to Dr. Orons by the UPMC Diagnostic Radiology Residency Class of 2011

UPMC Department of Radiology Excellence in Teaching Award - 2012
Presented to Dr. Orons by the UPMC Diagnostic Radiology Residency Class of 2012

UPMC Medical Education Recognition Award - 2013
Presented to Dr. Orons by UPMC Graduate Medical Education in recognition of outstanding service to UPMC

Named as an American Osteopathic Association "Unsung Hero" - 2014
An Unsung Hero is an osteopathic physician who has enhanced the image of osteopathic medicine by living each day as an example of what an osteopathic physician should be. Serving as an outstanding physician and role model, he or she enhances our profession, creates opportunities for current and future DOs, and instills pride in being a DO and a member of the AOA.

Named as Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology - 2015
Fellowship in the AOCR is by nomination only and is conferred upon individuals based on their outstanding contributions to the healing art, to the practice of radiology, to research or for such other meritorious services have reflected credit upon the AOCR

UPMC FY2016 Excellence in Patient Experience Honor Roll - 2016
Annual award given to physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners with at least 10 survey responses who consistently achieve a 9 or 10 rating in the Rate provider 9-10 domain on the CG-CAHPS survey. For 2016, only 72 out of more than 1500 UPMC physicians received this honor.

Named as Fellow of the Society of Interventional RadiologyFebruary 2019
Fellowship is one of the most prestigious honors granted to SIR's Members and is the ultimate recognition of professional achievement. Fellowship recognition is based on outstanding credentials, achievements and community contributions to interventional radiology and the SIR.
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