Radiology Personnel

Karim Valji, M.D.

Interventional Radiology


Karim Valji, M.D. is a UW professor of radiology and former chief of interventional radiology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He received an A.B. degree from Harvard College and M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. He trained in diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology at the University of California, San Diego before joining the faculty of that institution in 1990. In 2007, he moved to the University of Washington. Dr. Valji has authored more than 80 scientific papers and given close to 300 invited lectures in the US and around the world. He is particularly recognized for his work on thrombolysis and dialysis access interventions. His current clinical interest is venous sampling for endocrine disorders, particularly for patients with hypertension and hyperaldosteronism.

He was editor-in chief of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology from 2001 – 2005. He is the author of three books (including The Practice of Interventional Radiology) that have become standard texts in the field. Dr. Valji has been included on the Best Doctors in America list for most of the last two decades. His outside interests include travel, working out, theater (pre COVID) and reading works about human cultures and history.

Awards and Honors

Recent Publications

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An interventionalist’s guide to hemoptysis in cystic fibrosis
Monroe E., Pierce D., Ingraham C., Johnson G., Shivaram G., Valji K.
Radiographics. 2018 Mar:624-641

Monitoring and Follow-Up of High Radiation Dose Cases in Interventional Radiology
Perry B., Ingraham C., Stewart B., Valji K., Kanal K.
Academic Radiology. 2018 Jan

Value of Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Percutaneous Gastrostomy: A Double-Blind Randomized Trial
Ingraham C., Johnson G., Albrecht E., Padia S., Monroe E., Perry B., Dobrow E., Hippe D., Valji K.
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2018 Jan:55-61.e2

An interventionist’s guide to endocrine consultations
Monroe E., Carney B., Ingraham C., Johnson G., Valji K.
Radiographics. 2017 Jul:1246-1267

Who We Are and What We Can Become: An Analysis of Professional Identity Formation in IR
Keller E., McGee K., Resnick S., Trerotola S., Valji K., Johnson M., Collins J., Vogelzang R.
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2017 Jun:850-856

Orthotopic esophageal cancers: Intraesophageal hyperthermiaenhanced direct chemotherapy in rats
Shi Y., Zhang F., Bai Z., Wang J., Qiu L., Li Y., Meng Y., Valji K., Yang X.
Radiology. 2017 Jan:103-112

Yttrium-90 Radioembolization as a Salvage Treatment following Chemoembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Johnson G., Monsky W., Valji K., Hippe D., Padia S.
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2016 Aug:1123-1129

Outcomes of Locoregional Tumor Therapy for Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts
Padia S., Chewning R., Kogut M., Ingraham C., Johnson G., Bhattacharya R., Kwan S., Monsky W., Vaidya S., Hippe D., Valji K.
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology. 2015 Nov:913-921

Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Placement During Pregnancy: A Case Series of Five Patients
Ingraham C., Padia S., Johnson G., Easterling T., Liou I., Kanal K., Valji K.
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology. 2015 Oct:1205-1210

Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis for Hepatic Artery Thrombosis following Liver Transplantation
Kogut M., Shin D., Padia S., Johnson G., Hippe D., Valji K.
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2015 Sep:1317-1322