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Adj A/Prof Anil Gopinathan

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  • Head of Division & Senior Consultant, Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore




Diagnostic Radiology

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology

Special Interests:

Neurovascular and spinal interventions, Interventional oncology, dialysis access related interventions, embolisations and percutaneous ablations

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Dr Anil has over 16 years of experience in the field of interventional radiology. He has been a NUHS faculty since 2010 and has previously worked as an honorary Consultant Radiologist at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals, United Kingdom. He has performed several hundreds of peripheral vascular and body interventions (including liver transplant related interventions, Y90 radioembolisations and thermal ablations for various malignancies). His special interest is in minimally invasive neuro-vascular therapies (for ischemic stroke, brain aneurysms and vascular malformations). He established the in-house neuorinterventional service at NUH. He has successfully rolled out some of the latest endovascular treatments viz intrasaccular flow disruption and acute flow diversion for brain aneurysms, embolization therapy for chronic subdural hematoma, intra-arterial chemosurgery for retinoblastoma, dural venous sinus stenting for idiopathic intracranial hypertension, etc.

Dr Anil is involved in various research projects and has 121 scientific publications to his credit; including 86 journal articles in Medline indexed journals of repute (45 of these are as lead/last/corresponding author). He regularly reviews manuscripts for well-known journals like Cancer Imaging, European Radiology, AJNR etc. He is also actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education. Between, 2011-2016, he has served as core-faculty for the NUHS-Radiology residency programme.  He has also organized several conferences and workshops related to endovascular/ interventional radiological treatments in Singapore. For his keen interest in teaching and domain expertise, he frequently appears as an invited speaker at various regional and international conferences.  Dr Anil is also the Secretary of SNVIS (Society of Neurovascular Intertervention & Surgery) and Vice President of SODAS (Society of Dialysis Access Specialists).

Journals & Publications

  1. Endovascular embolisation of external carotid artery system haemorrhage in radiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2022 Jul 6. doi: 10.1007/s00405-022-07491-8.
  2. Aspiration Versus Stent Retriever Thrombectomy for Distal, Medium Vessel Occlusion Stroke in the Posterior Circulation: A Sub-analysis of the TOPMOST Study. Stroke, Publish Ahead of Print , doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.121.037792
  3. Effect of frailty on outcomes of endovascular treatment for acute ischaemic stroke in older patients. Age Ageing. 2022;51(4):afac096. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afac096. PMID: 35486669
  4. Effect of Sex on Outcomes of Mechanical Thrombectomy in Basilar Artery Occlusion: A Multicentre Cohort Study. Cerebrovasc Dis 2022. doi: 10.1159/000524048
  5. Benefit and risk of intravenous alteplase in patients with acute large vessel occlusion stroke and low ASPECTS. J Neurointerv Surg. 2022 Jan 25:neurintsurg-2021-017986. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2021-017986. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35078927.
  6. Bridging Thrombolysis versus Direct Mechanical Thrombectomy in Stroke Due to Basilar Artery Occlusion. J Stroke. 2022 Jan;24(1):128-137. doi: 10.5853/jos.2021.02082. Epub 2022 Jan 31.PMID: 35135066
  7. Indirect Flow Diversion for Off-Centered Bifurcation Aneurysms and Distant Small-Vessel Aneurysms, a Retrospective Proof of Concept Study From Five Neurovascular Centers. Front. Neurol. 2022: 12:901470 doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.801470.
  8. Combined balloon guide catheter, aspiration catheter, and stent retriever technique versus balloon guide catheter and stent retriever alone technique: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Neurointerv Surg. 2022 Jan 31:neurintsurg-2021-018406. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2021-018406. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35101960

Professional Memberships

  • Secretary, Society of Neurovascular Interventions and Surgery (SNVIS Singapore)
  • Vice President, Society of Dialysis Access Specialists (SODAS)
  • Member, European Society of Minimally invasive neurotherapy (ESMINT)
  • World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (WFITN)
  • College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine Singapore
  • Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe
  • European Society of Radiology, British Society of Endovascular therapy, since 2010
  • Singapore Radiological Society

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