Personal HistoryDr. Haskal received his undergraduate and medical degrees through the six-year program at Boston University, Boston, Mass., in 1986. He completed his fellowship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He joined the radiology department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia as an assistant professor in 1992. In 1999, he moved to Columbia University, New York City, as a full professor and Director of the Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Since the fall of 2008, he has been a tenured professor and Vice Chair at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Since 1994, Haskal has chaired or served on many Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), American Heart Association, Radiological Society of North America, American College of Cardiology, and American College of Radiology committees. In 2007, he chaired the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, Wash. He is co-founder and co-director of the Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies (GEST) scientific meeting, a meeting that draws 900-1000 annual attendees from over 60 countries.
Dr. Haskal is the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, the flagship journal of the SIR. Prior to this he completed a 5 year role as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR) and editorial board and reviewer positions for more than 10 other peer-reviewed journals. During his editorial tenure, the impact factor of CVIR doubled. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the SIR Research Foundation and the SIR Executive Council.
Dr. Haskal is world-renown. He has published more that 250 scientific articles, abstracts, and books, in journals ranging from Radiology and Circulation, to the New England Journal of Medicine. He recently served as co-Lead Investigator of the SIR Research Concensus Panel on CCSVI and MS. He will co-lead a course on the subject at the SIR Annual Meeting.
Dr. Haskal also co-chaired and co-authored the influential American Heart Association/ American College of Cardiology’s 2005 comprehensive Guidelines for the Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease (already cited by more than 450 peer reviewed papers). Haskal has given more than 500 invited lectures worldwide, and been awarded numerous honorary fellowships, national and international awards. He has led, designed or participated in more than 30 clinical and animal research studies. His research and publications have included portal hypertension, venous disease, liver transplantation, peripheral vascular disease, uterine fibroid embolization, interventional oncology, human gene therapy, hemodialysis-related matters, and numerous societal guidelines documents,
Prior to moving to Maryland, he had been continuously named to local and national lists of “Top Doctors” and “Best Doctors” (since 1993).
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