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Julius Chapiro, MD/PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Associate Professor , Digestive Diseases; Associate Professor , Biomedical Engineering; Principal Investigator, Yale Interventional Oncology Laboratory , Radiology & Biomedical Imaging; Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Therapies, Radiology & Biomedical Imaging; Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Core, Liver Center

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Julius Chapiro, MD/PhD



Dr. Chapiro is an Associate Professor in Radiology, Digestive Diseases (Hepatology) and in Biomedical Engineering, Principal Investigator of the Yale Interventional Oncology Research Lab and Director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Therapies. After graduating from the University of Leipzig and upon completion of his research thesis at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen with summa cum laude, he served as a postdoctoral research fellow in interventional oncology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and then as radiology resident at the Department of Radiology, Charité University Hospital in Berlin. He joined the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging in 2016 as a research scientist and interventional radiology resident from Berlin, Germany.

Dr. Chapiro’s research focuses on developing new quantitative imaging biomarkers for the diagnosis, characterization, and therapeutic management of liver cancer. His translational research portfolio includes the development of novel embolic agents as well as the application of artificial intelligence solutions for the management of liver cancer. His basic research interest mainly focuses on developing new tools to characterize the tumor microenvironment and the immune system in the setting of loco-regional, image-guided therapies of liver cancer.

Creating innovative and clinically applicable imaging solutions for liver cancer with advanced molecular imaging, image post-processing and machine learning approaches and translating them to clinical practice has been his central mission for the past decade. He authored and co-authored >150 original research articles, reviews and book chapters and gave more than 100 talks and invited lectures within the last seven years. His research has also resulted in several patents, 510(k)-approved medical products and significant grant support from federal, foundational and industry sources. He is an active research mentor to more than 50 undergraduate, medical and graduate students as well as peers both at Yale and other national and international institutions. Being an active contributor, journal-, abstract- and grant reviewer in several professional societies (RSNA, SIR and SIO), he is also committed to education and the mission of disseminating research data and scientific knowledge. Dr. Chapiro consults the Editorial Board of the Journal of Hepatology and Radiology (RSNA), is a member of the American College of Radiology Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) Steering Committee, he additionally chairs the Grant Committee of the Society of Interventional Oncology and is the Chair of the Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee for the Subspecialty of Interventional Radiology at the Annual Radiological Society of North America meeting 2021-2023. He is the co-initiator of the "Rising Star" Student Exchange Program in collaboration with the Charité University Hospital in Berlin and directs the Center for Minimally Invasive Therapies. Dr. Chapiro is the Associate Director of the Clinical and Translational Core of the Yale Liver Center.

Education & Training

  • Interventional Radiology Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Diagnostic Radiology Resident
    Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Research Fellow in Interventional Oncology
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • MD/PhD
    University of Leipzig

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