Joseph M. Stavas, MD
Joseph M. Stavas, MD

Joseph M. Stavas, MD

Professor
Chair, Department of Radiology
Endowed Professorship, Paul S. Mahoney Professor of Medical Imaging
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Radiology

Position

  • Professor

Education

  • University of Nebraska,B.S.,1975-77
  • Creighton University School of Medicine,M.D.,1982

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Stavas JM.  Chapter 34: Biopsy Devices for Interventional Use, Updates in Image-Guided Interventions, ed. Mauro MA, et al., Saunders Elsevier, 2013
  • Stavas JM.  Chapter 34: Biopsy Devices for Interventional Use, Updates in Image-Guided Interventions, ed. Mauro MA, et al., Saunders Elsevier, 2013
  • Stavas JM  Imaging Evaluation of Peripheral Vascular Disease, Chapter 45. In “Principles of Cardiology”, Runge M, Patterson WC, Stouffer G. (eds.) Philadelphia, Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010
  • Kumar G, Stavas JM.  Biopsy Devices in Image-Guided Interventions, ed. Mauro MA, et al. , Saunders Elsevier, 1293-1300, 2008

Articles

  • Law R, Grimm IS, Stavas JM, Baron TH. Conversion of Percutaneous Choleycystostomy to Internal Transmural Gallbladder Drainage Using an Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided, Lumen-apposing Metal Stent. PMID:26528802, Clinics of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 14, 3, 476-80, 2016
  • Pathak Vikas, Stavas Joseph, Ford Hubert, Austin Charles, Aris Robert. Long-term outcomes of the bronchial artery are diagnosis dependent. Lung India, Lung India, 33, 3-8, 2016
  • Johnson Paul, Stavas Joseph, Stouffer George. Hemodynamic and Intravascular Ultrasound Evaluation of an Infra-renal Aortic Stenosis., JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, Volume 9, Issue 1 , DOI: 10.1016/j.jcin.2015.09.030, 2016
  • Sanoff Hanna, Chang YunKyung, Stavas Joseph, Sturmer Til, Lund Jennifer. Effectiveness of Initial Transarterial Chemoembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Among Medicare Beneficiaries.  , Journal National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 13,9, 1102-10, 2015
  • Vuong Kim, Varman Katherine, Stavas Joseph, Morrell Dean. Nasal Root Venous Malformation. , Clinical Pediatrics, 54,7, 700-2, 2015
  • Moulder Janelle, Hobbs Kumari, Stavas Joseph, Siedhoff Matthew. Computed tomography-guided preoperative localization of abdominal wall endometrioma., American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 212,2, 248, 2015
  • Rahman Feraz, Stavas Joseph. Interventional Radiology Management and Treatment of Entero-cutaneous Fistulae., Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, 26,1, 7-19, 2015
  • Blatt Julie, Powell Cynthia M, Burkhart Craig N, Stavas Joseph M, Aylesworth Arthur S. Genetics of Hemangiomas, Vascular Malformations, and Primary Lymphedema., Journal of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, 36,8, 587-93, 2014
  • Foster Ryan CB, Stavas Joseph M. Bone and soft tissue ablation. Seminars in Interventional Radiology., Seminars in Interventional Radiology, 31, 167-179, 2014
  • Yu Hyeon, Stavas Joseph M. The role of interventional radiology in the management of benign and malignant gynecologic diseases, Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 68,10, 691-701, 2013
  • Isaacson Ari J, Stavas Joseph M. Image guided drainage and sclerodesis of a Morel-Lavallee lesion., Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, 24, 605-6, 2013
  • Beer Amanda, Stavas Joseph, Zolnoun Denniz, Yu Hyeon. Percutaneous sclerotherapy for giant isolated vulvar varix: a case report., Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 57,11, 506-9, 2012
  • Overby Wayne, Kohn Geoffrey, Colton Karen, Stavas Joseph, Dixon Robert, Passannante Anthony, and Farrell Timothy. Central Venous Line Placement prior to Gastric Bypass Improves Operating Room Efficiency, ISRN Surgery, Article ID 816871, 1-5, 2012
  • Llaguna Omar H, Calvo Benjamin F, Stitzenberg Karyn B, Deal Allison M, Burke Charles T, Dixon Robert G, Stavas Joseph M, Meyers Michael O. Utilization of interventional radiology in the postoperative management of patients after surgery for locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer., The American Surgeon, 77, 1086-90, 2011
  • Yu Hyeon, Stavas JM, Joseph M. Congenital tracheobronchial fistula combined with hypoplastic common hepatic duct: management by percutaneous transhepatic drainage.  Published Online, http://www.radiology.casereports.net/index.php/rcr/article/viewArticle/564/909., Radiology Case Reports, No.4, 2011
  • Yu Hyeon, Stavas JM, Dixon RG, Burke CT, Mauro MM. “Temporary Balloon Tamponade for Managing Subclavian Arterial Injury by Inadvertent Central Catheter Placement”., Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, 22, 654-9, 2011
  • Blatt J, Morrell DS, Buck S, Zdanski C, Gold S, Stavas JM, Powell C, Burkhart, C. “Beta Blockers for Infantile Hemangiomas: A Single-Institution Experience”., Clinical Pediatrics, 50, 8, 757-63, 2011
  • Blatt J, Stavas JM, Moast-Staats B, Woosley J, Morrell D. “Treatment of childhood kaposiform hemangioendothelioma with sirolimus”., Pediatric Blood Cancer, 1555, 7, 1396-8, 2010
  • Tsai AL, Burke CT, Kennedy AS, Moore DT, Mauro MA, Dixon RD, Stavas JM, Bernard SA, Khandani AH, O’Neil BH. “Use of Yttrium-90 Micospheres in Patients with Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Portal Vein Thrombosis”., Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, 21, 9, 1377-84, 2010
  • Chin M, Stavas JM, Burke C, Dixon R, Mauro M. “Direct puncture of the recanalized paraumbilical vein for portal vein targeting during transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedures: assessment of technical success and safety”. , Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, 21, 671-6, 2010
  • Piliere G, Van Horn MH, Dixon R, Stavas JM, Aylward S, Bullitt E. “Vessel target location estimation during the TIPS procedure”., Medical Image Analysis, 13, 3, 519-29, 2009
  • Overby DW, Kohn GP, Cahan MA, Dixon RG, Stavas JM, Moll S, Burke CT, Colton KJ, Farrell TM. “Risk-group targeted inferior vena cava filter placement in gastric bypass patients”., Obesity Surgery, 19, 4, 451-5, 2009
  • Marquess JS, Burke CT, Beecham AH, Dixon, RG, Stavas JM, Sag AA, Koch GG, Mauro MA. “Factors associated with the failed retrieval of Gunther-Tulip IVC filter”., Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, 19, 9, 1321-7, 2008
  • Stavropoulos SW, Dixon RG, Burke CT, Stavas JM, Shah A, Shlansky-Goldberg RD, Trerotolo SW.  “Embedded inferior vena cava filter removal: use of endobronchial forceps., Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, 19, 9, 1297-1301, 2008
  • Sag AA, Stavas, JM, Burke, CT, Dixon, RG, Marquess, JS, Mauro, MA. “Analysis of Tilt of the Gunther Tulip Filter”., Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, 19, 5, 669-76, 2008
  • Burke CT, Dixon RG, Stavas JM. “Use of Rigid Brochoscopic Forceps in the Difficult Retrieval of the Gunther Tulip Inferior Vena Cava Filter”. , Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, 18, 10, 1319-23, 2007
  • Burke CT, Stavas JM. “Use of the Viabil Covered Stent in the Treatment of Benign Biliary Stricture with the Subsequent Development of Acute Pancreatitis”., Seminars in Interventional Radiology, 24, 3, 237-40, 2007
  • Stavas  JM, Smith TP, DeLong DM, Miller MJ, Suhocki PV, Newmann GE. “Radiation Hand Exposure during Restoration of Flow to the Thombosed Dialysis Access Graft”, Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, 17, 1611-17, 2006
  • Miller Michael J, Smith Tony P, Stavas Joseph M.  “Retrieval of the Gunther Tulip and OptEase Filters Using the Recovery Cone Removal System”., Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, 17, 899-902, 2006
  • Hiller, JY, Miller, MJ, Stavas JM, “Uterine Artery Embolization: A Minimally Invasive Option to End Fibroid Symptoms”, Advance for Nurse Practitioners, 13, 10, 20-5, 2005
  • Joekel, R.M., Stavas, J.M. “New Insights in the Cranial Anatomy of Barbourofelis Fricki (Mammalia, Carnivora)”., Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 16, 3, 585-91, 1996
  • Joekel, M., Stavas, J. “Basicranial Anatomy of Syndvoceras Cooki (Artiodactyla, Protoceratidae) and the Need for Reappraisal of Tylopod Relationships”., Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 16, 2, 320-7, 1996
  • Stavas, JM. “Radiology Centennial: Early Nebraska Shadows”., Nebraska State Medical Journal, 80, 9, 283-4, 1995
  • Stavas, JM. “Child Abuse Revisited: The Skeletal Differential”., Nebraska State Medical Journal, 78, 9, 308-10, 1993
  • Stavas, JM. “Child Abuse in Nebraska, Victory or Defeat?”, Nebraska State Medical Journal, 76, 2, 293-6, 1991
  • Stavas, JM. “Celiac Ganglion Block: CT Guidance”, Nebraska State Medical Journal, 75, 2, 27-8, 1990
  • Hustad, G., Stavas, JM. “The Deviated Trachea”., Nebraska State Medical Journal, 74, 7, 182-4, 1989
  • Stavas, JM. “Nasopharyngeal Mass in a Teenage Male”, Nebraska State Medical Journal, 73, 3, 61-4, 1989
  • Stavas, JM. “Pancreatic Pseudocyst”, Nebraska State Medical Journal, 73, 10, 313-5, 1988
  • Stavas, JM. “Bronchiectasis, Nebraska State Medical Journal, 73, 9, 295-7, 1988
  • Stavas, JM. “Parasellar Masses”, Nebraska State Medical Journal, 73, 8, 271-3, 1988
  • Stavas, JM. “Unexplained Sacral Pain (In the Elderly)”, Nebraska State Medical Journal, 73, 7, 212-4, 1988
  • Stavas, JM. “External Auditory Canal Mass”, Nebraska State Medical Journal, 73, 6, 176-7, 1988
  • Stavas, JM. “The Presacral Mass”., Nebraska State Medical Journal, 73, 5, 150-1, 1988
  • Stavas, JM, Primary Hyperparathyroidism., Nebraska State Medical Journal, 73, 4, 101-3, 1988
  • Stavas, JM. “Avascular Necrosis of Bone”, Nebraska State Medical Journal, 73, 2, 51-3, 1988
  • Stavas, JM. “The Painful Hip Prosthesis”, Nebraska State Medical Journal, 73, 1, 12-5, 1988
  • Stavas, JM. “The Newborn with Macrocephaly”, Nebraska State Medical Journal, 72, 12, 406-8, 1987
  • Stavas JM., VanSonnenberg E., Casola G., Wittich G. “Percutaneous Drainage of Thoracic Fluid Collections”, Journal of Thoracic Imaging, 2, 3, 80-7, 1987
  • Hajek P, Glysys-Morin V, Stavas, J, VanSonnenberg E. “Gadolinium Grid for MRI Biopsy”, Radiology, 163, 825-6, 1987
  • Stavas  J, McGeachie R., Taylor, D., Nelson, M.J. “Symptomatic Intracranial Pneumatocele from Mastoid Sinus of Spontaneous Origin”, Journal of Neurosurgery, 67, 773-5, 1987
  • Stavas J, Reinke D, Miller R. “Mycotic Aneurysms of the Renal Artery, British Journal of Radiology, 59, 402-3, 1986
  • Saxena K, Stavas J. “Inferior Glenohumoral Dislocations”, Annals of Emergency Medicine, 12, 718-20, 1983

Presentations

  • List Jeb, Gordon Greg, Cscordas Attila, Joseph Stavas. A uterine artery embolization simulation study comparing the scatter radiation reduction to the operator with two disposable radiation protection devices. SIR 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC., 2017
  • Kyung Rae Kim, Charles T. Burke, Robert G. Dixon, Joseph M. Stavas. Empiric transcatheter gastroduodenal artery embolization for massive duodenal ulcer bleeding with negative angiography compared with selective embolization with positive angiography. SIR 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC, 2017
  • Kopp Vincent J, Stavas Joseph M. Point: Does low-dose oxygen expose patients with COPD to more radiation-like risks than patients without COPD? Yes. 2016 Chest; 149(2):303-306., 2016
  • Kopp Vincent J, Stavas Joseph M. Rebuttal to:  Does low-dose oxygen expose patients with COPD to more radiation-like risks than patients without COPD? No. 2016 Chest;149(2):308-309., 2016
  • Clinical, Education and Research Update at Creighton University School of Medicine. Creighton University Medical Alumni Advisory Board Semiannual Meeting. Omaha, NE., 2016
  • Charles B. Burns Emerging Technologies Annual Lecture. Interventional Radiology Innovation for the Next Century. North Carolina State Radiologist Technologist Annual Meeting.  Concord, NC., 2016
  • Department of Anesthesiology, UNC School of Medicine. Grand Rounds: IR Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism. Chapel Hill, NC., 2016
  • Kyung Rae Kim, Charles T. Burke, Ari J. Isaacson, Hyeon Yu, Joseph M. Stavas, Robert G. Dixon. Aborted Yttrium-90 Radioembolization in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Mapping Hepatic Arteriography and Lung Shunt Study. SIR 41st Annual Scientific Meeting, Vancouver, Canada., 2016
  •  Hughes John, Isaacson Ari, Stavas Joseph. Percutaneous intraosseous doxycycline injection for aneurysmal bone cysts: a minimally invasive treatment option performed by interventional radiology. 41st Annual Society of Interventional Radiology.  Vancouver, BC. Mentored abstract., 2016
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine 40th Annual Medicine Conference: Medical Imaging Update and Case Review.  April 1, 2016, Chapel Hill, NC., 2016
  • Stavas JM, Rajasekhar A. Should IVC Filters Still be Inserted into Thrombus Management Guidelines?  American Society of Hematology.  http://ashclinicalnews.org/should-ivc-filters-still-be-inserted-into-thrombosis-management-guidelines/.  November 2015., 2015
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds. Medical Imaging and Treatment of Overgrowth Syndromes. UNC Multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Division. Chapel Hill, NC., 2015
  • Byrne James, Isaacson Ari, Bhalakia Niraj, Blatt Julie, Burkhart Craig, Stavas Joseph. Incidence of deep venous thrombosis following percutaneous treatment of lower extremity venous malformations. Society of Interventional Radiology. Atlanta, GA. Mentored abstract., 2015
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine 39th Annual Medicine Conference: Medical Imaging Update and Case Review.  Chapel Hill, NC., 2015
  • The Role of Interventional Radiology in the Treatment of Arterio-Venous Malformations and other Vascular Anomalies. Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology Grand Rounds.  Chapel Hill, NC., 2015
  • Interventional Radiology Management of New Overgrowth Syndromes. UNC Department of Dermatology. Chapel Hill, NC, 2015
  • The Role of Interventional Radiology in Trauma Management. UNC Hospital Trauma Nurses. Chapel Hill, NC., 2014
  • Change Tactics in IR, The Kotter Model: Integrated training in IR- GI Procedures. University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Interventional Radiology Division. Cincinnati, OH., 2014
  • Percutaneous Delivery of Neo-Kidney Augment for Nephron Regrowth, Tengion, INC. Scientific Research Meeting, New York, NY., 2014
  • The Balanced Scorecard in Health Care and Implications for Future Radiology Reimbursement. Catholic Health Initiative Health Care System-Creighton University/Alegent Medical Center. Omaha, NE., 2014
  • Medical Imaging in the U.S.: Too Much of a Good Thing. American Medical Athletic Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2014
  • Multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to US Health Care – Vascular Anomalies Clinic Development Model. Department of Radiology Grand Rounds, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC, 2013
  • Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety – Team STEPPS, UNC Hospital Department of Radiology, Chapel Hill, NC., 2013
  • Advanced Interventional Radiology Consortium. Symposium on Academic Interventional Radiology 2013. Portal Hypertension, Liver Transplant and Biliary Multidisciplinary Care. Asheville, NC., 2013
  • North Carolina Tri-vascular Society Meeting: Operations, management and teambuilding of a vascular anomalies clinic, Durham, NC., 2013
  • Stavas JM, UNC Medical Bulletin (ISSN 1941-6334), Summer/Fall 2013. “Lessons Learned at Mile 26 - Reflections on the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing”, 2013
  • Stavas JM, Your Health Radio Program, Radio Station WCHL, Chapel Hill, NC. Physician responsibility and understanding of disaster relief in light of the Boston Marathon. http://yourhealthradio.org/. May 7, 2013., 2013
  • Stavas JM, Your Health Website, Radio Station WCHL Website, Chapel Hill, NC. “The finish line at Boston”. http://yourhealthradio.org/2013/05/07/the-finish-line-boston-april-15-2013/., 2013
  • Young MT, Yu H, Zacks S, Stavas JM. Embolization of Spontaneous Porto-systemic Shunt for Treatment of Refractory Hepatic Encephalopathy.  Society of Interventional Radiology, New Orleans, LA.  Mentored abstract., 2013
  • Shields FM, Stavas JM, Yu, HE. Code Blue Update in the Interventional Radiology Suite: Implications for Quality Improvement. Department of Radiology Research Day, Chapel Hill, NC.  Mentored abstract., 2013
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine 37th Annual Medicine Conference: Medical Imaging Update and Case Review. Chapel Hill, NC., 2013
  • Opening Doors Diversity Symposium, “Department of radiology diversity committee experience: from ally to empowerment”.  Friday Center, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC., 2012
  • Stavas JM, Your Health Radio Program, Radio Station WCHL, Chapel Hill, NC. New concepts in interventional radiology for improvement of patient outcomes and management. http://news.unchealthcare.org/som-vital-signs/2012/sept13/your-health, Sept 15, 2012, 2012
  • Alegent-Creighton Health Care, Creighton University School of Medicine Department of Radiology Grand Rounds, “Effective leadership with the model of incidental renal mass evaluation”, Omaha, NE., 2012
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds Conference, “Current Trends in IR and their use in Ob-Gyn”, Chapel Hill, NC., 2012
  • Jain Deeptee, O’Conner Shannon, Berchuck Jacob, Gibler Kyle, Stavas Joe (senior advisor mentor). Leadership Model Expansion to Other Institutions of Higher Education, Duke Sports Medicine Feagin Leadership Program, Duke University School of Medicine, May 18, 2012. Durham, NC. Mentored abstract., 2012
  • American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology – North Carolina Annual Society Meeting, “Interventional Radiology in the Ob-Gyn Practice”, Charlotte, NC., 2012
  • Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting, “Expert Film Panel Review – Analysis of Key Imaging Findings-Plenary Session”, San Francisco, CA., 2012
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine 36th Annual Medicine Conference: Medical Imaging Update and Case Review.  Chapel Hill, NC., 2012
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Surgery Division of Urology Grand Rounds.  Ablation techniques and management of small renal masses. February 8, 2012, Chapel Hill, NC., 2012
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Adult and Pediatric Nephrology Grand Rounds. Medical imaging and interventional management of pediatric vasculitis conditions affecting the renal artery.  Chapel Hill, NC., 2011
  • Stavas, JM. Medical Imaging: Expect the Unexpected: (An Interactive Session) Radiological Society of North America. Chicago, IL., 2011
  • Shields FM, Stavas JM, Yu, HE. Code Blue in the Interventional Radiology Suite: Implications for Quality Improvement. Radiological Society of North America.  Chicago, IL.  Mentored abstract., 2011
  • Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting. Medical Imaging: Expect the Unexpected (An Interactive Session).  Chicago, IL., 2011
  • University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management.  Seminar: Transformational Change in Health Care – Lessons learned. Chapel Hill, NC., 2011
  • Visitng Professorship.  Texas Children’s Hospital – Baylor University School of Medicine
    Topic Presented: Human Resource Management in Radiology for the 21st Century - hiring across multiple generations. Houston, Texas, 2011
  • Dixon RG, Maymani H, Ogden K, Yu Hyeon, Burke C, Stavas J. Estimated Effective Dose of CT Guided Abdominal Procedures. ARRS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA., 2011
  • University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management.  Seminar: Human resource management for health care entering the 21st century – multigenerational hiring. Chapel Hill, NC., 2011
  • Visting Professorship.  University of Missouri – Columbia (Missouri University Health Care System)
    Topics Presented:  Management of Vascular Anomalies for the Interventional Radiologist, Board Review Presentations.  Columbia, Missouri., 2011
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine 35rd Annual Medicine Conference: Medical Imaging Update and Case Review. Chapel Hill, NC., 2011
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine Department of Surgery, Transplant Education Conference Series. The Role of IR in Liver Transplantation, Chapel Hill, NC., 2011
  • University of North Carolina Hospital Cardiovascular Nursing Annual Conference, Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism, Chapel Hill, NC., 2011
  • Visiting Professorships.  Detroit Area Radiology Residents Annual Conference (Henry Ford Hospital Medical Center, Wayne State Medical Center, William Beaumont Medical Center, Oakwood Hospital, Provident-St. Johns Medical Center), at the Department of Radiology, Henry Ford Hospital.
    Topics Presented:Vascular Anomalies Diagnosis and Management, Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism, The Current Status of Cryo-ablation in Loco-Regional Cancer Treatment
    Detroit, Michigan., 2010
  • University of Minnesota Department of Radiology, Veterans Administration Hospital. The Clinical and Imaging Findings in Vascular Malformations. Minneapolis, MN., 2010
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, North Carolina Cardiovascular Update: The Diagnosis and Interventional Management of Pulmonary Embolism. Chapel Hill, NC., 2010
  • North Carolina State Dermatology Association Annual Conference: Medical Imaging of Vascular Malformations, Asheville, NC., 2010
  • Sag AA, Burke CT, Stavas JM, Dixon RG, Marquess JS, Mauro MA, Tilt-Drift and Tilt-Flip: Incidence and Sequelae with the Günther-Tulip Inferior Vena Cava Filter. Society of Interventional Radiology 35th Annual Scientific Meeting, Tampa, FL.  Mentored abstract., 2010
  • Creighton University School of Medicine Department of Radiology, Grand Rounds Case Review, Omaha, NE., 2010
  • Stavas JM, Koruda MA, Dixon RG, Burke CT, Sadiq TT, Yu H, Mauro, MM.  Closure of chronic enterocutaneous fistulae with porcine extracellular matrix with image guided placement. American Roentgen Ray Society, San Diego, CA., 2010
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine 34rd Annual Internal Medicine Conference: Radiology Case Review.  Chapel Hill, NC., 2010
  • Yu H, Moser C, Burke CT, Kim KR, Stavas JM, Dixon RG. A dose reduction protocol for CT-guided procedures. Society of Interventional Radiology 35th Annual Scientific Meeting, Tampa, FL., 2010
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds: Patho-physiology Conference-Understanding TIPS and B-RTO Procedures, Chapel Hill, NC., 2010
  • Ryan Andrew, Stavas J. American College of Radiology: Case in Point. February 4, 2010. www:http://caseinpoint.acr.org/edactic/QMachine.ASP?UID=2LCOURXO, 2010
  • Stavas JM, Dixon RG, Burke CT, Kasthuri R. Radiological Society of North America Inferior Vena Cava Interventions, Chicago, IL, 2009
  • Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting:  Interventional Pearls for the Interventional Radiologist, San Diego, CA., 2009
  • Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting:  Interventional Pearls for the Interventional Radiologist, San Diego, CA., 2009
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology Grand Rounds: Current status of IVC Filters, Chapel Hill, NC., 2009
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds: Vascular Anomalies and Malformations, Chapel Hill, NC., 2009
  • Stavas JM, Koruda MA, Dixon RG, Burke CT, Sadiq TT, Yu H, Lozevski JM, Mauro, MM.  Closure of chronic entero-cutaneous fistulae with porcine extracellular matrix: early results with image guided placement. Radiology-Biomedical Research Imaging Center Symposium. Chapel Hill, NC., 2009
  • Dixon RG, Maymani H, Ogden K, Smith K, Yu H, Burke C, Stavas J.  Estimated effective dose of CT guided abdominal procedures. Radiology-Biomedical Research Imaging Center Symposium.  Chapel Hill, NC., 2009
  • American College of Radiology Annual Meeting: Job Search Principles for Radiology Residents, Resident Section of the ACR, Washington, DC., 2009
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine 33rd Annual Internal Medicine Conference: Radiology Case Review, Chapel Hill, NC., 2009
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Medicine Grand Rounds:  Infected Central Venous Catheters, Chapel Hill, NC., 2009
  • Stavas JM, Burke CT, Dixon RG, Koruda, MA, Green, JS, Beauman G. Mauro MA Image guided percutaneous placement of porcine small intestinal submucosal collagen matrix across enterocutaneous fistula: technical factors associated with matrix delivery and bowel wall attachment. Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL., 2008
  • Stavas JM, Dixon RG, Burke CT, Moll ST. Radiological Society of North America Inferior Vena Cava Interventions Refresher Seminar,  Chicago, IL., 2008
  • Stavas JM, Dixon RG, Burke CT. Radiological Society of North America Vascular/Interventional Cases of the Day, LL-ED 1014, Chicago, IL., 2008
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine 32nd Annual Internal Medicine Conference: Radiology Review Cases of the Day, Chapel Hill, NC., 2008
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism Management, Chapel Hill, NC., 2008
  • Stavas JM, Dixon RG, Burke CT. Radiological Society of North America Interventional/Vascular Cases of the Day, 2008. www.rsna.org/education., 2008
  • Stavas JM, Dixon RG, Burke CT, Moll ST. Radiological Society of North America Inferior Vena Cava Interventions Refresher Seminar, Chicago, IL., 2007
  • Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, Inferior Vena Cava Interventions (How-to Workshop).  Chicago, IL., 2007
  • Stavas JM, Dixon RG, Burke CT. Radiological Society of North America Interventional/Vascular Cases of the Day, 2008. www.rsna.org/education., 2007
  • Stavas JM, Dixon RG, Burke CT. Radiological Society of North America Vascular/Interventional Cases of the Day, LL-ED1014.  Chicago, IL.
     , 2007
  • Tri-vascular Angiography Society: Evaluation and Interventional Management of Vascular Anomalies. Durham, NC., 2007
  • American College of Surgeons 93rd Annual Clinical Congress, Scientific Session: Occult Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Role of the Interventional Radiologist. New Orleans, LA., 2007
  • Creighton University School of Medicine Department of Radiology Grand Rounds Conference: Tumor Ablation Techniques, Omaha, NE., 2007
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine Area Health Education Commission (AHEC) Lecture Series: Image Guided Tumor Ablation Techniques, Rutherfordton, NC., 2007
  • Creighton University School of Medicine, Radiology Department Grand Rounds Oncologic Intervention Strategies, Omaha, NE., 2007
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds: Interventional Gynecologic Oncology, Chapel Hill, NC., 2007
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 31st Annual Internal Medicine Conference: Radiology Review Cases of the Day, March 23, 2007, Chapel Hill, NC., 2007
  • Stavas JM, Ross AS, Pryor AD, Pappas T. American College of Surgeons Multimedia Presentations:  The Evaluation of the Occult Gastrointestinal Bleeder. 2007 www.ACS.org, 2007
  • Stavas JM, Dixon RG, Burke CT. Radiological Society of North America Interventional/Vascular Cases of the Day, 2007. www.rsna.org/education, 2007
  • Stavas JM, Dixon RG, Mauro M, Moll ST. Radiological Society of North America Inferior Vena Cava Interventions Refresher Seminar. Chicago, IL., 2006
  • Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting. Inferior Vena Cava Interventions (How-to Workshop).  Chicago, IL., 2006
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: Treatment Strategies for Post-Thrombotic Syndrome, Chapel Hill, NC., 2006
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Annual Radiology Resident Review Course: Nonvascular Interventions-Renal, Biliary, Biopsies, and Drainages; Durham, NC., 2006
  • Stavas JM, Smith TP, DeLong DM, Miller MJ, Suhocki PV, Newmann GE. “Radiation Hand Exposure during Restoration of Flow to the Thrombosed Dialysis Access Graft” Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario., 2006
  • Society of Interventional Radiology: Trans-jugular Intrahepatic Porto-systemic Shunts, Association of Vascular Interventional Radiographers Toronto, Ontario., 2006
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Medicine Grand Rounds:  IVC Filter Update, Chapel Hill, NC., 2006
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Radiology Summer Review Course: Vascular Malformations-Imaging and Treatment; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina., 2005
  • Creighton University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology Grand Rounds Conference:  Renal and Biliary Interventions; Omaha, NE., 2005
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Annual Radiology Resident Review Course:  Nonvascular Interventions-Renal, Biliary, Biopsies, and Drainages; Durham, NC., 2005
  • Duke University School of Medicine - Duke Community Outreach Conference: Uterine Fibroid Embolization; Teer House, Durham, NC., 2005
  • Duke University School of Medicine:  Perspectives of Private Practice and Academic Radiology; Durham, NC, 2005
  • Stavas, JM “I Wonder: A Poem” Duke University Medical Center Press, Health Hearts Network at Duke; They Wrote Us a Poem Volume VII, p. 46. 2005., 2005
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology:  Interventional Radiology Vascular Intervention for Medical Students; Durham, NC., 2004
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology:  Occupational Exposure Safety; Durham, NC., 2004
  • Creighton University School of Medicine Department of Radiology Grand Rounds:  Carotid Artery Stenting; Omaha, NE., 2004
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Vascular Surgery Conference:  Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease; Durham, NC., 2004
  • St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center Conference on Aging:  Osteoporosis and the Elderly; Lincoln, NE., 2004
  • Lincoln Medical Education Foundation - Lincoln Family Practice Residency Program:  Chest Radiography; Lincoln, NE., 2004
  • Lincoln Spine Conference:  Treatment of Osteoporosis Compression Fractures; Lincoln, NE., 2003
  • Nebraska State Nurse Practitioner Convention:  Abdominal and Chest Pain Evaluation with Diagnostic Imaging; February 20, 2003, Kearney, NE., 2003
  • Southeast Nebraska Rural Physicians Association:  Abdominal Pain and the Use of Interventional Radiology; Doane College Crete, NE., 2002
  • Lincoln Orthopedic Association Annual Nurses Conference:  Basic Orthopedic Imaging; Advanced Medical Imaging Center, Lincoln, NE., 2002
  • Nebraska State Physician’s Assistants Annual Convention:  Imaging of Abdominal and Back Pain, Kearney, NE., 2002
  • Nebraska State Physician’s Assistants Annual Convention:  CXR Interpretation; April 4, 2001, Kearney, NE., 2001
  • Southeast Nebraska Independent Physicians Conference:  Neuroradiology for the Primary Care Physician, Doane College, Crete, Nebraska., 2001
  • St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center Conference:  Radiology of Breast Cancer; Lincoln, NE., 2000
  • Lincoln Spine Conference:  Imaging Disorders and Interventional Bone Biopsy Techniques; Lincoln, NE., 2000
  • Nebraska State Radiology Technologist Conference:  Radiology and the Burn Patient; Lincoln, NE., 2000
  • Lincoln Medical Education Foundation - Lincoln Family Practice Residency Program:  Neonatal CXR Analysis; Lincoln, NE., 1999
  • Neonatal Grand Rounds-St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center:  Necrotizing Enterocolitis; May 26, 1999, Lincoln, NE., 1999
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln Health Services - University of Nebraska Health Center:  CXR Analysis; Lincoln, NE., 1999
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University Department of Forensic Medicine:  Forensic Science Course-The Radiology of Child Abuse and Forensic Medicine; Lincoln, NE., 1999
  • Lincoln Medical Education Foundation - Lincoln Family Practice Residency Program: Treatment of Deep Venous Thrombosis with Lytic Agents; Lincoln, NE., 1998
  • Radiology Perspectives Conference:  Interventional Radiology in Emergency Situations; Bryan-LGH Medical Center, Lincoln, NE., 1998
  • Nebraska District Radiologic Technologist Conference:  Interventional Radiology of Occluded Vessels, St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln, NE., 1998
  • Neonatal Grand Rounds-St. Elizabeth Hospital:  Evaluation of Intracranial Hemorrhage; Lincoln, NE., 1998
  • Bryan Hospital School of Nursing Forensic Science Course:  Forensic Radiology and Child Abuse Evaluation; Lincoln, NE., 1997
  • Joekel RM, Stavas JM “Oriodont Evaluation with Computed Tomography” Chicago Field Museum of History., 1997
  • Bryan Hospital School of Nursing Forensic Science Course:  The Radiology of Child Abuse; Lincoln, NE., 1996
  • University of Nebraska College of Dentistry:  Medical Imaging Strategies of the Temporal Mandibular Joint; Lincoln, NE., 1996
  • Nebraska State Ultrasound Society Annual Conference:  Pediatric Abdominal Ultrasound;  Lincoln, NE, 1996
  • Nebraska State Radiologist Technologist Meeting:  The Radiology of Stroke; April 27, 1995, Lincoln, NE., 1995
  • Reinhard KJ, Guillen S, Stavas J. “Nondestructive Analysis of Mitas Chiribaya Mummy from Arica, Chile” Nebraska Academy of Sciences., 1995
  • Nebraska State Ultrasound Society Annual Meeting:  Testicular Ultrasound; St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lincoln, NE., 1994
  • University of Nebraska College of Dentistry:  Maxillofacial Pain Symposium-Imaging of Head/Neck Pain Conditions; Lincoln, NE., 1994
  • Joekel MR, Stavas JM “Computed Tomography Scanning of the Holotype of Barbourofelis Fricki: An Example of the Utility of the Technique” Nebraska Academy of Sciences.
     , 1994
  • University of Nebraska School of Medicine Lincoln Medical Education Foundation - Lincoln Family Practice Residency Conference:  First Trimester Ultrasound; Lincoln, NE., 1994
  • University of Nebraska Health Service Health Center:  The Most Commonly Missed Fractures; Lincoln, NE., 1994
  • Lancaster County Dental Society:  Specialized TMJ Imaging,  Lincoln, NE., 1994
  • Crete Nebraska Hospital Quarterly Staff Meeting:  CT for the Family Practitioner,  Crete, NE., 1994
  • University of Nebraska College of Dentistry:  Imaging of the Temporomandibular Disorders; Course D-1D842, Lincoln, NE., 1993
  • University of Nebraska School of Medicine Lincoln Medical Education Foundation - Lincoln Family Practice Residency Conference:  Pediatric Chest Analysis;  Lincoln, NE., 1993
  • University of Nebraska School of Medicine Lincoln Medical Education Foundation - Lincoln Family Practice Residency Conference:  Abdominal Plain Film Evaluation; Lincoln, NE., 1992
  • St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center Quarterly Staff Meeting:  Sinus Imaging Update; Lincoln, NE., 1992
  • Lincoln General Hospital Lifestyles Lecture Series:  Breast Cancer Awareness; Lincoln, NE., 1992
  • Lancaster County Attorney Association - Medical and Legal Investigations of Death Lecture Series:  Child Abuse-Radiologists Perspective; Lincoln, NE., 1992
  • Lincoln Specialty Care Family Practice Symposium:  Abdomen and Chest Imaging, Lincoln, NE., 1992
  • University of Nebraska Health Center Conference:  Imaging of the Wrist, Lincoln, NE., 1992
  • Lincoln Nebraska Bar Association:  The Radiology of Workman’s Compensation; Lincoln, NE., 1992
  • St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center Pediatric Outreach Seminar:  Child Abuse Revisited, Lincoln, NE., 1991
  • Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Grand Rounds:  Breast Cancer Update, Lincoln, NE, 1991
  • Lincoln Emergency Department Physician’s Conference:  Child Abuse in the Emergency Department, Lincoln, NE., 1991
  • Nebraska Association of Neuroscience Nurses:  Neurological Imaging of the Neonatal and Pediatric Patient; Lincoln, NE., 1991
  • University of Nebraska Health Center Conference:  MRI for the General Practitioner; Lincoln, NE., 1990
  • Nebraska District Radiology Technologist Society Meeting:  What Radiology Technologists Need to Know About Child Abuse; Lincoln, NE., 1990
  • Lincoln General Hospital Quarterly Staff Meeting:  MRI Update; Lincoln, NE., 1990
  • Lincoln Vascular Symposium:  Radiology of Vascular Disease, New and Old; Lincoln, NE., 1990
  • St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center Neonatal Grand Rounds: Child Abuse-A Radiologic Approach; Lincoln, NE., 1990
  • Nebraska Medical Diagnostic Technologist State Meeting:  The Radiology of Child Abuse, Lincoln, NE., 1990
  • Nebraska Medical Diagnostic Sonographer Annual State Meeting:  The Neural Axis in Utero; Lincoln, NE., 1990
  • Lincoln General Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Conference: In Utero Doppler Ultrasound; Lincoln, NE., 1990
  • Nebraska District Radiology Technologist Society:  Radiation Safety; St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lincoln, NE., 1990
  • Lancaster County Medical Society:  Diagnostic Imaging for the General Practitioner; Lincoln, NE., 1989
  • Nebraska Eastern District Ultrasonography Conference: Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound; Lincoln, NE., 1989
  • Nebraska District Ultrasonography Conference: Ectopic Pregnancy; Lincoln, NE., 1988
  • Stavas JM, VanSonnenberg E, Casola G. “Radiologic Drainage of Infected and Noninfected Thoracic Fluid Collections” Society of Thoracic Radiology, Washington, D.C., 1988
  • Casola G, VanSonnenberg E., Sukthanker R, Varney R, Stavas J, Cohen M., Christensen R, Wittich G. “Radiological Percutaneous Gastrostomy and Gastroenterostomy: Indications, Results, and Difficulties”  Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL., 1987
  • VanSonnenberg E, Casola G., Stavas J, Neff C, Varney R. “Radiologic Drainage of Infected and Noninfected Thoracic Fluid Collections” Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL 1987., 1987
  • Lancaster County Medical Society:  Diagnostic Imaging: New Modalities; Lincoln, NE., 1987
  • St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center Quarterly Staff Meeting:  MRI: State of the Art; Lincoln, NE. , 1987
  • Sixth Annual University of California-San Diego Imaging and Interventional Conference: Percutaneous Cecostomy and Percutaneous Gastrostomy; San Diego, CA., 1987
  • Sixth Annual University of California-San Diego Imaging and Interventional Conference: Celiac Ganglion Block and Pancreatic Ducto-gram; San Diego, CA., 1987
  • Minnesota Radiological Society Winter Conference:  Percutaneous Gastrostomy;  St. Paul, MN., 1986
  • Creighton University School of Medicine, Radiology Ground Rounds:  Cavernous Sinus Imaging, Omaha, NE., 1985
  • University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Radiology Grand Rounds:  Parasellar Pathology – CT and MRI Findings; Minneapolis, MN., 1985

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • A Phase I, First-Time-in-Human Study of MEDI9197, a TLR 7/8 Agonist, Administered Intratumorally in Subjects with a Solid Tumor Cancer Sponsor: MedImmune LLC AstraZeneca, Gaithersburg, MD. Application Number 122226 Protocol Number D6410C00001 Co-PIs: Joe Stavas and Juneko Grilley-Olson Date: August 2015 – present, 3% effort
  • Phase II Study of Autologous Neo-Kidney Augment (NKA) in Type 2 Diabetics with Chronic Kidney Disease. NCT02836574 Sponsor: RegenMed (Cayman) Ltd. PI: Randy Sunil Jagadesh, MD Creighton University CHI, Omaha, NE Sub-investigator: Joseph Stavas, MD Creighton University CHI, Omaha, NE Date: May 2016 - present
  • Phase II FDA Clinical Trial - Open Label and Efficacy Study of Autologous Neo-Kidney Augment in patients with Type II diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease. NCT02525263 Sponsor: Regenerative Medicine Therapeutics (Cayman) Winston-Salem, NC Co-PI: Randy Detweiler, MD UNC Co-PI: Joe Stavas, Lead IR United States Clinical Trial Date: May 2014 – present
  • A Phase III Randomized, Double-Blind Trial of Chemoembolization with or without Sorafenib in Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) in Patients with and without Vascular Invasion UNC Study Number 11-1555; ECOG1208 - CIRB PI: Cheryl Carlson, MD Department of Medicine, Division of GI Oncology Co-investigator: Joe Stavas Date: June 23, 2014 - present
  • Gene sequencing in vascular anomalies UNC Study Number 14-1556 PI: Julie Blatt, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology Co-investigator: Joe Stavas Date: June 1, 2014 – present
  • Integrated approaches for identifying molecular targets in alcoholic cirrhosis Study protocol number: RFA-AA-12-007 Sponsor: National Institute on Alcohol, Abuse, and Alcoholism, National Institute of Health PI: Ramon Bataller, Department of Medicine, Division of GI Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill Co-investigator: Joe Stavas 2% effort Date: January 2014- present
  • COOK IVC Filter Comparison Study – Clinical Research Trial Study protocol number: 14-0280 UNC School of Medicine Sponsor: COOK, Inc. Bloomington, IN PI: Charles Burke, Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology Co-investigator: Joe Stavas Date: February 2014 – present
  • Development of a Prospective Liver Tumor Repository Study protocol Number: Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center 1006 Sponsor: North Carolina Cancer Research Fund PI: Hannah Sanoff, MD UNC Department of Medicine, Division of GI Oncology Co-investigator: Joe Stavas Date: July 2013-present
  • Phase 1/2a Dose-escalation Study of JX-594 (Thymidine Kinase-Deactivated Vaccinia Virus plus GM-CSF) Administered by Multiple Intravenous (IV) Infusions Followed by Intratumoral (IT) Boosts Alone and in Combination with Irinotecan in Patients with Metastatic, Refractory Colorectal Carcinoma Study protocol number: JX594-CRC019 Sponsor: Jennerex, Inc. 575 Market Street, San Francisco, CA PI: UNC Lineberger Cancer Center, Hanna Sanoff, MD Co-investigator: Joe Stavas Date: May 2012-May 2013
  • Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus removal with adjunctive catheter-directed thrombolysis (ATTRACT) Sponsor: NIH, Washington University School of Medicine Clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT 00790335 PI: University of North Carolina Study Location, Stephan Moll, MD Sub-investigator: Joe Stavas Date: January 2010- present
  • 3D Image Guided Endovascular Surgery Sponsor: NIH/ National Institute of Heart, Lung, and Blood Sponsor Award #: 5R01HLO69808-05 PI: Elizabeth Bullitt, MD Co-Investigator: Joe Stavas, 25% Date: January 2006-January 2008
  • Periodontal Disease Status in End Stage Renal Disease Sponsor: Renal Research Initiative, New York, NY PI: Abhijit Kshirsagar, MD Co-Investigator: Joe Stavas, 5% Date: January 2007-2009
  • A Humanitarian Device Exemption Use Protocol of TheraSphere for Treatment of Un-resectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Metastatic Disease to the Liver Medical IRB Study # 04-RAD-507-ORC PI: Stephen Bernard, MD Co-Investigator: Joe Stavas Date: January 2009-present

Awards and Honors

  • Paul S. Mahoney Endowed Chair of Medical Imaging, Creighton University, 2016
  • US News and World Report Best Doctors, US News and World Report , 2015
  • Best Doctors in America, One Boston Place, 2015
  • Delta Omega, National Public Health Honorary Society, Theta Chapter University of North Carolina, 2012
  • Fellowship Society of Interventional Radiology, Society of Interventional Radiology, 2011
  • Best Doctors in North Carolina, NC Business Magazine, 2009
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Radiology Dr. Charles Bream , 2009
  • Collaborative Clinician Award, UNC SOM Department of Ob-Gyn, 2008
  • US News and World Report Best Doctors, US News and World Report , 2008
  • Best Doctors in America, One Boston Place, Boston, MA, 2008
  • Fellowship American College of Radiology, American College of Radiology, 1999
  • Teaching Award, American Academy of Family Physicians , 1993