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Karim Valji, MD

Dr. Valji is a radiologist with expertise in vascular and interventional radiology.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Communication is the key to optimal patient care and satisfaction.

Dr. Valji's Resume


  • Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Chief, Interventional Radiology, University of Washington Medical Center

Clinical Expertise

Thrombolysis, dialysis access interventions, venous sampling for endocrine tumors


Education And Training

  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School
  • Residency & Fellowship: University of California, San Diego

More Information

View Dr. Valji's profile on the UW Medicine website.

Dr. Valji's Story

Karim Valji, MD is a professor of radiology and chief of interventional radiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He trained at the University of California, San Diego before joining the faculty of that institution in 1990. He moved to UW Medicine in 2007.

Dr. Valji has written more than 80 publications and given more than 250 invited lectures in the field of radiology. He is particularly recognized for his work on thrombolysis and dialysis access interventions and has also served as editor-in chief of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. The two editions of his previous textbook,Vascular and Interventional Radiology, have become standard works in the field. Dr. Valji has been on Seattle Magazine's Top Doctors list since 2001. His outside interests include travel, working out, reading works about human cultures and history, and theater.