Richard Tapnio, MD, MHS is Assistant Professor of Interventional Radiology at McGovern Medical School. After receiving his BS in Chemical Engineering and MHS in the School of Public Health, both at Johns Hopkins, he completed medical school at Rutgers. He was a radiology resident in the Mount Sinai Health System, where he also served as Chief Resident. After finishing fellowship at Rush University Medical Center, he joined the team at UTHealth.

Dr. Tapnio has broad interests in minimally invasive treatments for venous and peripheral arterial disease, dialysis access, portal hypertension, and interventional oncology – including therapies for liver and kidney cancers such as ablation, radioembolization, and chemoembolization.

Dr. Tapnio enjoys teaching and has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications. He is an active member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, American College of Radiology, and Texas Radiological Society. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.


Medical School
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, August 2009 – May 2013
Internal Medicine Residency
Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY, July 2013 – June 2014
Diagnostic Radiology Residency
Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY, July 2014 – June 2018
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, July 2018 – June 2019


Publication Information

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  1.  Richard Tapnio, Marcin Kolber, Pratik A. Shukla, Eric Berkowitz. Transcatheter Embolization of Cystic Artery Pseudoaneurysms Secondary to Acute Cholecystitis (2017). Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 51(7), 498-500.
  2. Doyun Park, Richard Tapnio, Todd E. Markowitz, Paula Klein. Severe Coagulopathy after Y-90 Treatment of Breast Cancer Liver Metastases. Submitted to The Breast Journal (2018).
  3. Pratik Shukla, Marcin Kolber, Richard Tapnio, Adam Zybulewski, Rajesh Patel. Safety and Feasibility of Ultrasound Guided Gastric Access for Percutaneous Transabdominal Gastrostomy Tube Placement. Submitted to Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging (2018).



  1.  “Chemoembolization of Lung Tumors: A Summary of Outcomes.” SIR 2017 Annual Meeting (Washington, DC).
  2. “Safety and Feasibility of Ultrasound Guided Gastric Access for Percutaneous Transabdominal Gastrostomy Tube Placement.” Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2018 Annual Meeting (Los Angeles, CA).