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Stephen E. McRae, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Interventional Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston,, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

 

Dr. Stephen McRae joined MD Anderson in 2003 as an Assistant Professor in the Section of Interventional Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging. He was appointed Fellowship Program Director in 2007 and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor in 2011. Dr. McRae came to MD Anderson Cancer Center after completing his Clinical Fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL. Dr. McRae’s research interests are in percutaneous nonvascular interventions and patient education/outcomes respectively. 

 After being appointed Director of the Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program, Dr. McRae has devoted most of his time and effort to building a prestigious program which seeks to provide a unique focus on oncologic applications, while insuring a comprehensive interventional training experience through rotation partnerships with local academic and private hospitals.

 Dr. McRae continues to work closely with the interventional department house staff to promote employee and patient education through such endeavors as publication of patient education videos, leading staff education efforts, and acting as the department liaison for faculty maintenance of certification.

Research Interests

Percutaneous non-vascular interventions and patient education/outcomes.

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler Street
Unit Number: 1471
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT14.6010
Fax: 713-792-4098
Email: smcrae@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1997 University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, MD, Medicine
1992 Washington University, St. Louis, MO, BA, Biology

Postgraduate Training

2002-2003 Clinical Fellowship, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
1998-2002 Clinical Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas-Houston Medical School; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
1997-1998 Clinical Internship, Transitional Medicine, Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Board Certifications

2005 American Board of Radiology, Certification of Added Qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
2002 American Board of Radiology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2011-9/2013
Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2003-2011

Professional Memberships

Association of Program Directors in Interventional Radiology
Member, 2006-present
National Medical Association
Member, 2007-present
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Member, 2006-present
Society of Interventional Radiology
Member, 2006-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Tsimberidou AM, Letourneau K, Fu S, Hong D, Naing A, Wheler J, Uehara C, McRae SE, Wen S, Kurzrock R. Phase I clinical trial of hepatic arterial infusion of paclitaxel in patients with advanced cancer and dominant liver involvement. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 68(1):247-53, 7/2011. e-Pub 10/13/2010. PMCID: PMC3410641.
2. Wallace MJ, Murthy R, Kamat PP, Moore T, Rao SH, Ensor J, Gupta S, Ahrar K, Madoff DC, McRae SE, Hicks ME. Impact of C-arm CT on hepatic arterial interventions for hepatic malignancies. J Vasc Interv Radiol 18(12):1500-7, 12/2007. PMID: 18057284.
3. Kobayashi K, Gupta S, Trent JC, Vauthey JN, Krishnamurthy S, Ensor J, Ahrar K, Wallace MJ, Madoff DC, Murthy R, McRae SE, Hicks ME. Hepatic artery chemoembolization for 110 gastrointestinal stromal tumors: response, survival, and prognostic factors. Cancer 107(12):2833-41, 12/2006. PMID: 17096432.
4. Wallace MJ, Choi E, McRae S, Madoff DC, Ahrar K, Pisters P. Superior mesenteric artery pseudoaneurysm following pancreaticoduodenectomy: Management by endovascular stent-graft placement and transluminal thrombin injection. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 30(3):518-22, May-Jun, 10/2006. PMID: 17031732.
5. Gupta S, Johnson MM, Murthy R, Ahrar K, Wallace MJ, Madoff DC, McRae SE, Hicks ME, Rao S, Vauthey JN, Ajani JA, Yao JC. Hepatic arterial embolization and chemoembolization for the treatment of patients with metastatic neuroendocrine tumors: variables affecting response rates and survival. Cancer 104(8):1590-602, 10/2005. PMID: 16134179.
6. Ahrar K, Himmerich JU, Herzog CE, Raymond AK, Wallace MJ, Gupta S, Madoff DC, Morello FA, Murthy R,McRae SE, Hicks ME. Percutaneous ultrasound-guided biopsy in the definitive diagnosis of osteosarcoma. J Vasc Interv Radiol 15(11):1329-33, 11/2004. PMID: 15525755.
7. Kirk MM, Ransick A, McRae SE, Kirk DL. The relationship between cell size and cell fate in Volvox carteri. J Cell Biol 123(1):191-208, 1993. PMID: 8408198.

Abstracts

1. Sabir S, Choi H, Ward J, Ahrar K, McRae SE,. Transgluteal MR-guided prostate biopsy: Results of a freehand technique in a closed 1.5T MRI. J Vasc Interv Radiol 24(4S):S176 (#418), 4/2013.
2. Kuban JD, Philip AS, Chen GJ, Joseph Jr E, Tam A, Wallace MJ, Avritscher R, Ahrar JU, Ahrar K, Murthy R, Mahvash A, McRae SE, Gupta S. Effect of needle size on pneumothorax and chest tube placement rates in CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsies performed using a coaxial method: a large single-center study. J Vasc Interv Radiol Supplement 23(3S):S27-S28 (#60), 3/2012.
3. Ahrar J, Gupta S, Ensor J, Ahrar K, Kumar M, Madoff DC, Wallace MJ, Murthy R, McRae S, Hicks ME. Response and survival after hepatic artery chemoembolization in patients with melanomas metastatic to the liver. J Vasc Interv Radiol 18(1):S57 (#154), 2007.
4. Wallace MJ, Murthy R, Kamat P, Gupta S, Hicks ME, Ahrar K, Madoff DC, McRae S,. C-arm CT: Oncologic experience with hepatic arterial interventions. Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting Program 2006 (#SSC02-02). 92nd Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2006.
5. Kobayashi K, Gupta S, Trent J, Ahrar K, Wallace MJ, Madoff DC, Murthy R, McRae S, Hicks ME. Hepatic artery chemoembolization in patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors refractory to imatinib. J Vasc Interv Radiol(17):S77-78, 2006.
6. Kobayashi K, Gupta S, Wallace MJ, Ahrar K, Madoff DC, Hicks ME, Murthy R, McRae S,. Preoperative transarterial embolization of hypervascular spinal tumors vascular anatomy, techniques and clinical outcomes {Abstract LL-NR4781}.In: Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. 92nd Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2006.
7. Murthy R, Gupta S, Madoff DC, Nunez RF, Yao J, Szklaruk J, Ahrar K, Wallace MJ, McRae SE, Hicks ME. Feasibility of hepatic arterial therapy with yttrium-90 microspheres, SIR-spheres, in metastatic neuroendocrine neoplasia with hepatic dominant progression after failure of multiple systemic and hepatic artery therapies. 91st Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2005.

Book Chapters

1. Stafford RJ,McRae SE, Ahrar K. MRI-Guided Prostate Biopsy. In: Percutaneous Image Guided Biopsy. Springer Science+Business Media: New York, NY, 2013.
2. Wallace MJ,McRae SE. Interventional radiology in the management of postoperative complications. In: Pancreatic Cancer. Jones and Bartlett, 345-355, 2005.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Utilization of a multimedia tool to improve communication, patient education and quality: A pilot study
Funding Source: Mike Hogg Foundation
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 1/15/2009 - 1/14/2011
 
Title: Cellular and molecular biology
Funding Source: NIH Research Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 6/1/1991 - 8/1/1991

Last updated: 6/16/2015