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Julius Chapiro, MD/PhD

Assistant Professor



Dr. Chapiro is an Assistant Professor in Radiology, Digestive Diseases (Hepatology) and in Biomedical Engineering and Principal Investigator of the Yale Interventional Oncology Research Lab. 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 >130 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, is a member of the American College of Radiology Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) Steering Committee, he additionally serves on the Society of Interventional Oncology Research Committee 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 co-directs the Yale Interventional Oncology Research Laboratory. Dr. Chapiro is the Associate Director of the Clinical and Translational Core of the Yale Liver Center.

Education & Training

  • MD/PhD
    University of Leipzig (2012)

Departments & Organizations