Dr. Zachary L. Bercu is Assistant Professor in the Division of Interventional Radiology and Image-Guided Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and is Assistant Program Director for Interventional Radiology Residency and Fellowship at Emory. Dr. Bercu is Assistant Site Director of Interventional Radiology at Emory University Hospital Midtown and serves on the Steering Committee for the Georgia Center for Medical Robotics. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the Emory University School of Medicine. He performed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology and his fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, New York. His clinical, research, and educational interests include rapid innovation integration in the angiosuite, locoregional therapies including selective internal radiotherapy with Yttrium-90, chemoembolization, and ablation, prostate artery embolization, uterine artery embolization, transradial interventions, embolization guidance technology, peripheral arterial disease, central venous stenosis and endovascular simulation.
Zachary L. Bercu, MD, RPVI
- ABMS Radiology
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Education & Training
- Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
- Internship: Saint Vincent Catholic Medical
- Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Honors & Awards
Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) Face-Off Competition Scholarship, “Caval Agenesis Requiring Thrombolysis and Inferior Vena Cava Reconstruction,” VIVA 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada
Distinguished Reviewer, Top 8 Reviewers of 2015 (out of 700 total reviewers), Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR), Journal of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE), Lisbon, Portugal
Emory University School of Medicine 2017 Doctors’ Day Award
Compton MT, Bercu Z, Bollini A, Walker EF. Factor structure of the Neurological Evaluation Scale in a predominantly African American sample of patients with schizophrenia, unaffected relatives, and non-psychiatric controls. Schizophrenia Research 2006;84:365-377.
Compton MT, McKenzie ML, Esterberg ML, Bercu Z, Kryda AD, Quintero L, Weiss PS, Walker EF. Associations between olfactory identification and verbal memory in patients with schizophrenia, first-degree relatives, and non-psychiatric controls. Schizophrenia Research 2006;86:154-166.
Compton MT, Bollini AM, Mack LM, Kryda AD, Rutland J, Weiss PS, Bercu Z, Esterberg ML, Walker EF. Neurological soft signs and minor physical anomalies in patients with schizophrenia and related disorders, their first-degree biological relatives, and non-psychiatric controls. Schizophrenia Research 2007;94:64-73.
Bercu ZL, Fischman AM, Kim E, Nowakowski FS, Patel RS, Schiano TD, Chang CY, Lookstein RA. Single-center 6-year experience with ePTFE-covered transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts for refractory ascites. American Journal of Roentgenology 2015;204(3):654-661.
Bercu ZL, Sheth SB, Noor A, Lookstein RA, Fischman AM, Nowakowski FS, Kim E, Patel RS. Percutaneous mesocaval shunt creation in a patient with hepatitis C cirrhosis and chronic portal vein occlusion. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology 2015;38:1316-1319.
Dashevsky BZ, Bercu ZL, Bhosale PR, Burton KR, Chatterjee AR, Frigini AR, Heacock L, Herskovits EH, Lee JT, Subhas N, Wasnik AP, Gryftopoulos S. Multicenter research studies in radiology. Academic Radiology 2017 (in press).
Storace MS, Martin JG, Shah J, Bercu Z. CTA as an adjuvant tool for acute intra-abdominal or gastrointestinal bleeding. Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2017 (in press).
Newsome J, Martin J, Bercu Z, Shah J, Shekhani H, Peters G. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2017 (in press).
Bercu ZL, Fischman AM. Outcomes of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts for ascites. Seminars in Interventional Radiology 2014;31(3):248-251.
Bercu ZL, Mitchell J, Camacho J, Kies DD, Friedberg, Martin C, Prologo JD. Locoregional therapy for hepatic neuroendocrine metastases. Digestive Disease Interventions 2017 (in press). DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607429.
Bercu Z, Kamath A. Periampullary duodenal diverticulum presenting as a pancreatic head mass. ACR Case-in-Point, 17 August 2012. Available online at https://3s.acr.org/CIP/.
Bercu Z, Siljkovic S, Lester N. Intussusception, successfully reduced after diagnosis. ACR Case-in-Point, 22 October 2012. Available online at https://3s.acr.org/CIP/.
Bercu ZL, Patil VV, Resnick NJ, Fischman AM. TIPS placement using percutaneous transsplenic access in the setting of cavernous transformation of the portal vein. Endovascular Forum, August 2013.
Bercu ZL, Bishay V, Fischman AM. Dilute contrast hydrodissection for renal cell carcinoma ablation. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) Online: Current Review of the Ablation Device Landscape, November 2014. Available online at https://ablation.jvir.org/contrast-hydrodissection-rcc-ablation/.
Compton MT, Bollini AM, Mack LM, Kryda AD, Rutland J, Weiss PS, Bercu Z, Esterberg ML, Walker EF. Neurological soft signs and minor physical anomalies in patients with schizophrenia, their first-degree biological relatives, and non-psychiatric controls. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2007;33(2):214-215.
Bercu Z. Lost in transition: one radiology resident’s transitional year at a hospital lost to the ages. Residents’ and Fellows’ Column, Journal of the American College of Radiology 2012;9(12):933-4.
Bercu ZL, Fischman AM, Lookstein RA. Reply to transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: VIATORR TIPS or generic ePTFE-covered stent grafts? American Journal of Roentgenology 2015;205(4):W464.