Darren Klass, MD, PhD - Interventional Radiologist, Vancouver, Canada
Advancing new vascular access and delivery pathways for embolotherapy.
"The advances we're making, and their impact on patient care, inspire me to push forward."

Never one to accept the status quo, Dr. Klass is always looking for new ways to advance embolotherapy.

Whether he's helping design embolics to better treat liver cancer, or improving transradial access to reduce complications and recovery time, Dr. Klass' leadership is driving rapid improvement in patient care.

"Seeing my patient up on his feet an hour after the procedure and cancer-free three years later is my motivation."

Merit Medical is proud to support the work of visionary interventional radiologists like Dr. Klass.

Dr. Klass is an interventional radiologist at Vancouver Imaging, working at Vancouver General and UBC Hospitals in Vancouver, Canada.

He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and then trained initially as a surgeon and then as a radiologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in Norwich, England, before completing a fellowship in interventional radiology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Dr. Klass is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in England and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada.

He has an interest in thermal ablation techniques and clinical outcomes thereof. He has specialist training in MR angiography and venography, with particular reference to low dose contrast enhanced MR angiography.

Dr. Klass has performed over 400 radial interventions including liver, renal and splenic interventions, uterine artery embolization and embolization procedures throughout the abdomen and pelvis for acute hemorrhage. His current practice is approximately 90% radial access.

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