Melissa Hite Potts, M.D.


M.D., University of Louisville School of Medicine, 2007
Intern, Internal Medicine, University of Louisville, 2008
Resident, Radiology, University of Louisville, 2012
Board Certified, American Board of Radiology (ABR), 2012
Fellowship, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2013
ABR Specialty Certificate (CAQ), Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 2014

Curriculum Viate

Current Positions:

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Radiology
Clerkship Director, Interventional Radiology

Clinical Focus and Research:

My clinical focus is directed at performing minimally invasive image-guided procedures to both diagnose and treat patients with cancer.  I perform biopsies with image guidance to diagnose cancer.  I also perform a variety of procedures aimed at treating cancer, most commonly cancers within the liver.  Some of the procedures I perform include radioembolization, chemoembolization, and tumor ablation.  I work with a variety of physicians, including medical oncologists, surgeons, and radiation oncologists, to determine the best treatment option for each patient based on his or her specific medical history.  I also perform palliative interventions to help patients deal with chronic pain issues.  Some of the palliative interventions I perform include nerve blocks and cementoplasty of painful bone metastases.

I am currently a sub-investigator for the STOP-HCC protocol, a Phase III clinical trial of intra-arterial TheraSphere® in the treatment of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and the EPOCH protocol, a Phase III clinical trial evaluating TheraSphere® in patients with metastatic colorectal carcinoma of the liver who have failed first line chemotherapy.

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