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Radiology Health Equity Coalition Community of Practice | Disparities in Uterine Fibroid Treatment

Watch Pratik Shukla, MD, Interventional Radiologist at Rutgers University discuss his research and service projects surrounding poor access to healthcare for the underserved population, particularly concerning access to uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). UFE is a minimally invasive alternative to surgery for patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids and are endemic to our patient population consisting of Black and Hispanic women. In this virtual session, Dr. Shukla shares concrete, evidence-informed and actionable approaches to raise awareness for UFE with collaborations between the medical school, university hospital and fibroid support groups.

Session Speaker

Pratik Shukla, MD

Dr. Pratik Shukla is an Associate Professor of Radiology and a board-certified radiologist with subspecialty training in vascular and interventional radiology. After earning his medical degree at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 2012, he completed his diagnostic radiology residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He then completed a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at Mount Sinai in 2018. Dr. Shukla has authored over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and over 100 scientific abstracts and posters. His current research focuses on prevalent healthcare disparities related to uterine fibroid embolization. He is also collaborating with the industry on clinical trials at University Hospital. Dr. Shukla is an active member of the Society of interventional radiology, with a special focus on student and resident education. He serves as the director for the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) residency pathway at Rutgers NJMS. He has served as the co-course director for the annual New Jersey Interventional Radiology Symposium since its inception in 2019. He also serves as co-Quality Assurance Director for the Radiology department.