Director of Interventional Radiology


Anthony Venbrux, MD, is the Director of Interventional Radiology at The George Washington University Hospital and is a Professor of Radiology and Surgery at The George Washington University Medical Center. His special interest is in women’s health, including the areas of uterine fibroid embolization, nonsurgical treatment of pelvic varices as a cause of pelvic pain, and venous and arterial peripheral vascular disease.

Dr. Venbrux received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1979 and completed his fellowship seven years later at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC, in the department of angiography and interventional radiology.

He has served as chairperson of the Cardiovascular Radiology Council of the American Heart Association since 2001. Other committee memberships include the American College of Radiology and the Society of Interventional Radiology.

Dr. Venbrux’s numerous written contributions to the medical community include “Uterine Artery Embolization” published in Postgraduate Obstetrics & Gynecology and “Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (Pelvic Venous Incompetence): Impact of Ovarian & Internal Iliac Vein Embolotherapy on Menstrual Cycle and Chronic Pelvic Pain,” published in the Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology.

He has presented lectures and seminars worldwide on the topics of interventional radiology including gastroenterology, liver disease and peripheral vascular disease for the American Heart Association, the Radiological Society of North America and the Society of Interventional Radiology. Twice he has been invited to give lectures to the FDA on the clinical and research activities of interventional radiologists.

Dr. Venbrux’s many awards include the U.S. Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service to the Department of Radiology in 1989, the Certificate of Merit from the American Roentgen Ray Society in 1990 and, on numerous occasions, the Distinguished Reviewer Award, most recently for his work on the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. A pioneer in his field, Dr. Venbrux received a U.S. Patent in 1995 for the “Percutaneous Prosthetic Bypass Graft and Method of Use,” in development for the medical community worldwide.