Jeffrey Pollak, MD

Robert I. White, Jr. Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Director, Yale Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Program; Director, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program

Physician Biography

My principal role is the minimally invasive treatment of tumors. For smaller and more limited tumors, the preferred method is local ablation. The second method is the delivery of material through the liver artery supplying the tumor to injure and destroy the tumor. The injected material most commonly consists of concentrated chemotherapy mixed with other material, usually special plastic beads, but also may consist of special radiation emitting beads to create internal radiation therapy.

Clinical Interests

  • Angiography
  • Arterio-Arterial Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Blood Vessels
  • Bronchial Arteries
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Femoral Vein
  • Hepatic Artery
  • Hepatic Veins
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
  • Hypertension, Renal
  • Hypertension, Renovascular
  • Iliac Vein
  • Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome
  • Leiomyoma
  • Liver
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Popliteal Vein
  • Portal System
  • Portal Vein
  • Pulmonary Artery
  • Subclavian Vein
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Telangiectasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic
  • Varicocele
  • Vena Cava, Inferior
  • Vena Cava, Superior
  • Venae Cavae
  • Stents
  • Brachiocephalic Veins
  • Vascular Fistula
  • Vena Cava Filters
  • Chemoembolization, Therapeutic
  • Angioplasty
  • Aneurysm, False
  • Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Ablation Techniques
  • Uterine Artery Embolization
  • May-Thurner Syndrome
  • Mesenteric Ischemia

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Adolescent; Child
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Radiology & Biomedical Imaging: HHT Program | Interventional Radiology: Endovascular Center; Vascular Malformation Group | Vascular Center

Transplant & Renovascular Disease

Yale Cancer Center: Liver Cancer Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Diagnostic Radiology AB of Radiology (1988)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Liver A Phase II Trial of Systemic Chemotherapy (Gemcitabine and Cisplatin) in Combination with Conventional Transarterial Chemoembolization (cTACE) in Patients with Advanced Intra-Hepatic Cholangiocarcinoma (ICC)
Liver Pharmacokinetics of Doxorubicin in Conventional Transarterial Chemoembolization (cTACE) of Primary and Secondary Liver Cancer
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Predicting the Safety and Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters (PRESERVE)
Kidney Active Surveillance of the Small Renal Mass

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Contact Info

Jeffrey Pollak, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Vascular & Interventional RadiologyYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Vascular & Interventional RadiologyYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208042
Clinic Building CB 2-225

New Haven, CT 06520-8042

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