Dr. Haskal is a tenured professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging in the Interventional Radiology Division at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Haskal received his M.D. at Boston University School of Medicine, and completed residency and fellowship at the University of California – San Francisco.
Dr. Haskal has given nearly 600 invited lectures worldwide and been awarded numerous honorary fellowships, national, international, and societal awards for, leadership, service, and research excellence. In 2014 he was the awardee of the prestigious “Leaders in Innovation” award of the Society of Interventional Radiology Research Foundation. He has designed, participated, or led over 40 research trials, and published over 400 scientific manuscripts, chapters, review, abstracts, and editorials in journals ranging from Human Gene Therapy and the New England Journal of Medicine, to Circulation, JVIR, Radiology, Hepatology, and many others. The AHA Peripheral Arterial, Visceral and Aneurysm Guidelines he co-chaired and co-wrote has been cited over 3500 times. He co-founded the world’s largest scientific congress on Embolization (“GEST”), and led the Society of Interventional Radiology’s (SIR) Annual Scientific Meeting. His published research has spanned hemodialysis access, interventional oncology, portal hypertension, venous disease, liver transplantation, peripheral vascular disease, uterine fibroid embolization, interventional oncology, human gene therapy, etc.
Dr. Haskal is the longest serving Editor in Chief of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) (and also Gastrointestinal Intervention). He was the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of CVIR. As the the Editor of the JVIR since 2011, Dr. Haskal has more than doubled its manuscript submissions, continuously raised its Impact Factor, and introduced numerous print, electronic, and new media offerings. He serves in many societal leadership and committee positions—among them the SIR’s Executive Council/Board of Trustees and Research Foundation Board, chaired or served in numerous national committees including within the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and American College of Radiology. Dr. Haskal has served as the President of two Societies, the International Society of Neurovascular Disease (2014-5) and the Society of Gastrointestinal Intervention (2014-6). He has been annually named to national Top Doctors lists since 1996.