Publications and Presentations

My research, conducted with my mentor Dr. Baljendra Kapoor at the Cleveland Clinic, focused on interventional radiology, a quickly evolving field in which new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques are being developed that have reshaped the ways in which neurosurgery, vascular surgery, and hepatology are practiced. I primarily worked to evaluate the various physiological effects of the TIPS procedure, which allows blood flow to bypass a cirrhotic liver to normalize abdominal circulation.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Copelan, A., George, D., Kapoor, B., Nghiem, H. V., Lorenz, J. M., Erly, B., & Wang, W. Iatrogenic-Related Transplant Injuries: The Role of the Interventional Radiologist. In Seminars in Interventional Radiology (Vol. 32, No. 02, pp. 133-155).

Erly B, Carey WD, Kapoor B, McKinney JM, Tam M, Wang W. Hepatorenal Syndrome: A Review of Pathophysiology and Current Treatment Options. Seminars in Interventional Radiology. 2015;32(4):445-454.

Erly, W. K., Chen, K., Erly, B. K., & Guay, J. (2004, January). Follow-up MRI of the lumbar spine in patients with degenerative disease. In American Journal of Roentgenology (Vol. 182, No. 4, pp. 71-71).

Posters and Presentations


Association of TIPS location along the portal vein with post-procedure bleeding risk in the era of covered stents: results from an 80-patient cohort. CIRSE 2015, Lisbon

Gross visual appearance of ascites fluid predicts post TIPS mortality: a retrospective study of 133 patients. CIRSE 2015, Lisbon

Effect of TIPS on Renal Function: A Series of 122 Cases. CIRSE 2014, Glasgow
Hepatorenal Syndrome. GI Hemorrhage Summit 2013, Cleveland

Diagnostic Paracentesis and Correlates of TIPS Outcomes. Lepow Day, Case Western ReserveUniversity, Cleveland, 2013