Karim Valji, MD, FSIR
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington School of Medicine
Thrombolysis, dialysis access interventions, venous sampling for endocrine tumors
Communication is the key to optimal patient care and satisfaction.”
Why do you practice oncology?
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.