Michael J. Sassman, DO, has been a practicing radiologist for the past 13 years. Interventional Radiology or Vascular and Interventional Radiology is a medical sub-specialty of radiology which utilizes minimally invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Department of Radiology at EmCare Radiology within Maui Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sassman received his doctorate of osteopathic medicine in 1994 from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He subsequently completed a general surgery internship at St. Joseph's Hospital and vascular interventional radiology fellowship at Boston University Medical Center. He is certified in Diagnostic Radiology and Vascular Interventional Radiology by the American Board of Radiology and is also a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, the American College of Radiology, the American College of Phlebology, and the Radiological Society of North America. Dr. Sassman is an inductee of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society as well as the recipient of the Physician of the Year Award and READ Award for Radiology Excellence and Dedication.
Education and Training
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology
Vascular Interventional Radiology
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local and Regional Public Speaking -
- Physician of the Year Award
- READ Award, Readiology Excellence and Dedication
- St. Joseph's Hospital (General Surgery)
- Boston University Medical Center (Vascular Interventional Radiology)
Professional Society Memberships
- Society of Interventional Radiology, American College of Radiology, American College of Phlebology, Radiological Society of North America
What do you attribute your success to?
- Excellent Training, his Residency Being Hands On, Experiences he Gathered was Immeasurable
Hobbies / Sports
- Exercising, Camping, Model Trains
Favorite professional publications
- Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, Grey Journal, Yellow Journal
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