Radiology Personnel

George Soltes, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor
Interventional Radiology


Dr. Soltes is an interventional radiologist and a UW associate professor in the Department of Radiology. He performs the full spectrum of interventional radiology procedures with particular interest in venous access, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts and uterine fibroid embolization.

Dr. Soltes earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Following diagnostic radiology residency at Baylor, he came to the University of Washington for interventional radiology fellowship.

Following fellowship, Dr. Soltes practiced interventional radiology in Houston for 17 years before returning to UW as a faculty member in 2012. He is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology and is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Interventional Radiology.

Recent Publications

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Endovascular retrieval of contraceptive implant embolized to pulmonary artery
Wilcox K., Turcer F., Soltes G., Shin D.
Radiology Case Reports. 2018 Dec:1285-1288

Transhepatic hemodialysis catheters: Functional outcome and comparison between early and late failure
Younes H., Pettigrew C., Anaya-Ayala J., Soltes G., Saad W., Davies M., Lumsden A., Peden E.
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2011 Feb:183-191

Treatment of acute inguinal hemorrhage from metastatic penile carcinoma using an endovascular stent graft
Link R., Soltes G., Coburn M.
Journal of Urology. 2004 Nov:1878-1879

Achievement of insulin independence via pancreatic islet transplantation using a remote isolation center: A first-year review
Barshes N., Lee T., Goodpasture S., Brunicardi F., Alejandro R., Ricordi C., Soltes G., Barth M., Hamilton D., Goss J.
Transplantation Proceedings. 2004 May:1127-1129

Development of a human pancreatic islet-transplant program through a collaborative relationship with a remote islet-isolation center
Goss J., Goodpastor S., Brunicardi F., Barth M., Soltes G., Garber A., Hamilton D., Alejandro R., Ricordi C.
Transplantation. 2004 Feb:462-466

Reversal of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS)-Induced Hepatic Encephalopathy Using a Strictured Self-Expanding Covered Stent
Cox M., Soltes G., Lin P., Bush R., Lumsden A.
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology. 2003 Nov:539-542

Pancreatic islet transplantation: The radiographic approach
Goss J., Soltes G., Goodpastor S., Barth M., Lam R., Brunicardi F., Froud T., Alejandro R., Ricordi C.
Transplantation. 2003 Jul:199-203

Preventing complications of central venous catheterization [1] (multiple letters)
Berlin D., Perrin L., Soltes G., Barth M., Roehm J., Ouriel K., Dewachter P., Mouton-Faivre C., Mertes P., Beer F., Towers M., Gould M., McGee D.
New England Journal of Medicine. 2003 Jun:2684-2686

Preventing complications of central venous catheterization.
Soltes G., Barth M., Roehm J.
The New England journal of medicine. 2003 Jan

Achievement of insulin independence in three consecutive type-1 diabetic patients via pancreatic islet transplantation using islets isolated at a remote islet isolation center
Goss J., Schock A., Brunicardi F., Goodpastor S., Garber A., Soltes G., Barth M., Froud T., Alejandro R., Ricordi C.
Transplantation. 2002 Dec:1761-1766