I am Dr. Justin McWilliams, an interventional radiologist at UCLA. Working through a hole smaller than a pencil, I can cure cancer, shrink prostates, save your life by controlling life-threatening bleeding, and make your legs look awesome. Ask me ...
Hello, I am Dr. Justin McWilliams, an interventional radiologist at UCLA (https://www.uclahealth.org/justin-pryce-mcwilliams)!
I specialize in using medical imaging (x-ray, CT, etc.) to treat your medical issues in a minimally invasive way, often helping patients avoid major surgery.
Working through a tiny incision, we can do some amazingly powerful things: open clogged vessels, eradicate cancer with ice probes, control life-threatening bleeding, shrink enlarged prostates, ablate varicose veins to make your legs look and feel great, and kill tumors with chemotherapy delivered directly to their blood supply. And that is just a small sample of what we do! More info here: http://www.sirweb.org/patients/
I divide my time between treating patients and performing medical research. Ask me anything about interventional radiology, cancer treatment, minimally invasive solutions to your medical problems, the world of academic medical research, exciting new technologies in medicine, or anything else!
Edit: Hey all, I have to go to angio club (this is like a little club where dorky IR doctors show each other cool cases and drink cheap wine). This was really fun, have never done it before. Planning to come back to answer more questions tomorrow morning at 11 am EST. Feel free to share on your social media so we can generate more fun questions. Thanks everyone! -Justin
Edit #2: Will have to go at 1 pm EST- I am giving a lecture on HHT and liver AVMs at 1030 here in California, and my chairman will be there, so I better be on time. Thanks!
Edit #3: Have to go, but I'll be back when I have time, since I am a little OCD and can't leave questions unanswered, it will haunt me. Special thanks to UCLA resident physician Kevin Seals (https://twitter.com/kevinsealsmd) for telling me about Reddit and helping put this together. Reaching out to Kevin on Twitter is probably the best way to get ahold of me if needed. Cheers everyone!