Members of RCT Interventional Team
Meet the members of Radiology Consultants of Tulsa who specialize in Interventional Radiology.

W. Jordan Taylor, M.D.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease, with an emphasis on the indications and use of stents and thrombolytic therapy
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS) for portal hypertension and variceal bleeding
  • Embolization and chemoembolization of malignancy
  • Venous access procedures and dialysis access management
  • Dr. Taylor completed his fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio under Julio Palmaz, M.D., inventor of the first FDA approved vascular stent, which revolutionized the treatment of artherosclerotic vascular disease. Dr. Palmaz was also the first to perform TIPS in humans, using a stent, for the decompression of bleeding varices from portal hypertension.

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    Steven E. Sheffner, M.D.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease
  • Embolization for tumor and bleeding control
  • Venous access, tunnelled and nontunnelled catheters
  • Gastrostomy/Gastrojejunostomy tube placement performed percutaneously under fluoroscope guidance
  • Biliary and Genitourinary Interventions
  • Uterine artery embolization
  • Vertebraplasty
  • Dr. Sheffner completed his fellowship training in Interventional Radiology and residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Michigan. He served as a clinical instructor at the University of Michigan Hospitals for approximately 3 1/2 years.

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    George D. Lyons, M.D.

    Areas of Special Interest

    • Diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease
    • Treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) with thrombolysis and stenting
    • Embolization for treatment of traumatic vascular injury and for malignancy
    • All aspects of dialysis access interventions dealing with grafts, AV fistulas and venous access
    Dr. Lyons completed his fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center under the direction of Dr. David Kumpe and Dr. Janette Durham. Dr. Kumpe has an international reputation for his expertise in dialysis access interventions and did pioneering work in peripheral arterial interventions including thrombolysis. Dr. Janette Durham also figures prominently in the training program at Colorado and is widely respected for her work in biliary interventions and TIPS.

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    Thomas E. Wiley, III, M.D.

    Areas of Special Interest

    • Diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease
    • Intravascular stents
    • Angioplasty
    • Thrombolytic therapy
    • Biliary and genitourinary decompression
    • Temporary and permanent inferior vena caval filter (IVC filter) placement
    • Image guided biopsy
    • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS)
    • Embolization of bleeding arteries
    • Central venous access procedures

    Dr. Wiley graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1991. Dr. Wiley then completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology and fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. While at Loma Linda, Dr. Wiley served as Co-chief resident in radiology from 1994 to 1995. Dr. Wiley is a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology with a certificate of added qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Dr. Wiley was an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center from 1995 to 1997, and was the Chief of Interventional Radiology at the Jerry Pettis V. A. Medical Center in Loma Linda, California from 1997 to 2001. While performing these roles, Dr. Wiley assisted with the clinical training of Diagnostic Radiology Residents and Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellows at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Additional information about Dr. Wiley can be obtained at www.thomasewileymd.com.

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