Suresh Vedantham, MD

Professor of Radiology

Professor of Surgery
Assistant Dean, Clinical Research
Medical Director, Center for Clinical Studies

Clinical Expertise:
Interventional Radiology
Suresh Vedantham, MD, is a professor of radiology and of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. An interventional radiologist at the School of Medicine’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Vedantham specializes in the delivery and evaluation of imaging-guided therapies for venous disease including venous blood clots. In his clinical practice, he sees patients with complex venous disorders who are referred to him locally and nationally for treatment that often includes innovative image-guided procedures. Vedantham also serves as assistant dean for clinical research and directs the Trial-CARE Center that promotes clinical trial innovation and efficiency. Vedantham is the national principal investigator of the landmark NIH-sponsored ATTRACT and C-TRACT clinical trials that are defining the role of image-guided venous treatments. The ATTRACT Trial was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2017 and subsequently won a prestigious Top Ten Award from the Clinical Research Forum. Vedantham served as the 2017-2018 president of the Society of Interventional Radiology and also as an executive board member for the American Venous Forum, American College of Phlebology, American Board of Phlebology, Vascular Disease Foundation, and Venous Disease Coalition.

Clinical Interests

venous disease including deep vein thrombosis, post-thrombotic syndrome, varicose veins, thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy, stents, interventional radiology

Research Interests

venous disease and care, venous thrombosis

Link to Publications

Education History


Interventional Radiology, Stanford University


Diagnostic Radiology, University of California, Los Angeles

Medical Degree

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


Northwestern University


National Blood Clot Alliance
American Medical Association
Radiological Society of North America
Association of University Radiologists
American College of Phlebology
Distinguished Fellow, American Venous Forum
Fellow, American College of Radiology
Fellow, Society of Interventional Radiology
Editorial Board member, Vascular Medicine


2024 Leader in Innovation Award, Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation
2021 Charles T. Dotter Memorial Award, American Heart Association
2019 Venous Educator Innovator and National Statesman Award, VIVA Physicians
2018 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Award, Clinical Research Forum
2018 Distinguished Investigator Award, Academy Radiology Biomedical Imaging Research