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Junsung  Choi

Junsung Choi, MD

Specialty: Interventional Radiology

Program: Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

Language(s): English

  • Overview

    Cancer Focus:
    Liver Cancer, Neuroendocrine Tumor

    Dr. Choi received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the State University of New York, Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He completed his internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York, his radiology residency at the Hospital of St. Raphael (affiliated with the Yale University School of Medicine) in New Haven, Connecticut and his fellowship at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Choi has been with Moffitt Cancer Center since 1994. He serves as PI and Co-PI on several grants and clinical trials.

    Education & Training

    Board Certification:

    • Diagnostic Radiology - Vascular & Interventional Radiology


    • University of South Florida - Advanced Imaging & Interventional Radiology


    • Hospital of St. Raphael/Yale University School of Medicine - Diagnostic Radiology

    Medical School:

    • SUNY-Health Science Center, Syracuse - MD
  • Publications

    • Zager JS, Orloff M, Ferrucci PF, Choi J, Eschelman DJ, Glazer ES, Ejaz A, Howard JH, Richtig E, Ochsenreither S, Reddy SA, Lowe MC, Beasley GM, Gesierich A, Bender A, Gschnell M, Dummer R, Rivoire M, Arance A, Fenwick SW, Sacco JJ, Haferkamp S, Weishaupt C, John J, Wheater M, Ottensmeier CH. ASO Visual Abstract: Efficacy and Safety of Melphalan/Hepatic Delivery System in Patients with Unresectable Metastatic Uveal Melanoma: Results from an Open-Label, Single-Arm, Multicenter, Phase 3 Study. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 May. Pubmedid: 38789613.
    • Zager JS, Orloff M, Ferrucci PF, Choi J, Eschelman DJ, Glazer ES, Ejaz A, Howard JH, Richtig E, Ochsenreither S, Reddy SA, Lowe MC, Beasley GM, Gesierich A, Bender A, Gschnell M, Dummer R, Rivoire M, Arance A, Fenwick SW, Sacco JJ, Haferkamp S, Weishaupt C, John J, Wheater M, Ottensmeier CH. Efficacy and Safety of the Melphalan/Hepatic Delivery System in Patients with Unresectable Metastatic Uveal Melanoma: Results from an Open-Label, Single-Arm, Multicenter Phase 3 Study. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 May. Pubmedid: 38704501.
    • Zager JS, Orloff M, Ferrucci PF, Choi J, Eschelman DJ, Glazer ES, Ejaz A, Howard JH, Richtig E, Ochsenreither S, Reddy SA, Lowe MC, Beasley GM, Gesierich A, Bender A, Gschnell M, Dummer R, Rivoire M, Arance A, Fenwick SW, Sacco JJ, Haferkamp S, Weishaupt C, John J, Wheater M, Ottensmeier CH. Correction: Efficacy and Safety of the Melphalan/Hepatic Delivery System in Patients with Unresectable Metastatic Uveal Melanoma: Results from an Open-Label, Single-Arm, Multicenter Phase 3 Study. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 Jul. Pubmedid: 39026142.
    • Kis B, Shridhar R, Mhaskar R, Gyano M, Frakes JM, El-Haddad G, Choi J, Kim RD, Hoffe SE. Radioembolization with Yttrium-90 Glass Microspheres as a First-Line Treatment for Unresectable Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma-A Prospective Feasibility Study. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2023 Sep.34(9):1547-1555. Pubmedid: 37210030.
    • Kumar P, Mhaskar R, Kim R, Anaya D, Frakes J, Hoffe S, Choi J, Kis B. Unresectable Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Treated with Radiation Segmentectomy/Lobectomy Using Yttrium 90-labeled Glass Microspheres. J Clin Exp Hepatol. 2022 Sep.12(5):1259-1263. Pubmedid: 36157145. Pmcid: PMC9499841.
    • Barakat E, Bibok A, Rishi A, Ahmed A, Frakes JM, Hoffe SE, Armaghani AJ, Soyano AE, Costa RLB, El-Haddad G, Choi J, Kis B. Transarterial Yttrium-90 Glass Microsphere Radioembolization of Chemotherapy-Refractory Breast Cancer Liver Metastases: Results of a Single Institution Retrospective Study. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2021 Oct.7(1):100838. Pubmedid: 35071835. Pmcid: PMC8767250.
    • Bibok A, Mhaskar R, Jain R, Zhang J, Frakes J, Hoffe S, El-Haddad G, Parikh N, Ahmed A, Fishman MN, Choi J, Kis B. Role of Radioembolization in the Management of Liver-Dominant Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Single-Center, Retrospective Study. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2021 Nov.44(11):1755-1762. Pubmedid: 34312688.
    • Broman KK, Joyce D, Binitie O, Letson GD, Gonzalez RJ, Choi J, Mullinax JE. Intraoperative Localization Using an Implanted Radar Reflector Facilitates Resection of Non-Palpable Trunk and Extremity Sarcoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Jun.28(6):3366-3374. Pubmedid: 33073344.
    • Makovich Z, Logemann J, Chen L, Mhaskar R, Choi J, Parikh N, El-Haddad G, Kis B. Liver tumor ablation in difficult locations: Microwave ablation of perivascular and subdiaphragmatic hepatocellular carcinoma. Clin Imaging. 2020 Nov.71:170-177. Pubmedid: 33285405.
    • Kayaleh R, Krzyston H, Rishi A, Naziri J, Frakes J, Choi J, El-Haddad G, Parikh N, Sweeney J, Kis B. Transarterial Radioembolization Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer Patients with Liver-Dominant Metastatic Disease Using Yttrium-90 Glass Microspheres: A Single-Institution Retrospective Study. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2020 Jul.31(7):1060-1068. Pubmedid: 32534978.
    • Carr MJ, Sun J, Cohen JB, Liu J, Serdiuk AA, Stewart SR, Doobay N, Duclos A, Seal DA, Choi J, Zager JS. Over 12 Years Single Institutional Experience Performing Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion for Unresectable Liver Metastases. Cancer Control. 2020 Jan.27(1). Pubmedid: 33372814. Pmcid: PMC8480350.
    • Kis B, Mills M, Smith J, Choi J, Sagatys E, Komrokji R, Strosberg J, Kim RD. Partial Splenic Artery Embolization in 35 Cancer Patients: Results of a Single Institution Retrospective Study. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2020 Apr.31(4):584-591. Pubmedid: 31471193.
    • Srikumar T, Siegel EM, Gu Y, Balagurunathan Y, Garcia AL, Chen YA, Zhou JM, Zhao X, Gillies R, Clark W, Gamenthaler A, Choi J, Shibata D. Semiautomated Measure of Abdominal Adiposity Using Computed Tomography Scan Analysis. J Surg Res. 2019 May.237:12-21. Pubmedid: 30694786. Pmcid: PMC7771581.
    • Mohammadi H, Abuodeh Y, Jin W, Frakes J, Friedman M, Biebel B, Choi J, El-Haddad G, Kis B, Sweeney J, Hoffe S. Using the Albumin-Bilirubin (ALBI) grade as a prognostic marker for radioembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2018 Oct.9(5):840-846. Pubmedid: 30505583. Pmcid: PMC6219966.
    • Karydis I, Gangi A, Wheater MJ, Choi J, Wilson I, Thomas K, Pearce N, Takhar A, Gupta S, Hardman D, Sileno S, Stedman B, Zager JS, Ottensmeier C. Percutaneous hepatic perfusion with melphalan in uveal melanoma: A safe and effective treatment modality in an orphan disease. J Surg Oncol. 2018 May.117(6):1170-1178. Pubmedid: 29284076. Pmcid: PMC6033148.
    • Frakes JM, Abuodeh YA, Naghavi AO, Echevarria MI, Shridhar R, Friedman M, Kim R, El-Haddad G, Kis B, Biebel B, Sweeney J, Choi J, Anaya D, Giuliano AR, Hoffe SE. Viral hepatitis associated hepatocellular carcinoma outcomes with yttrium-90 radioembolization. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2018 Jun.9(3):546-552. Pubmedid: 29998020. Pmcid: PMC6006034.
    • Gangi A, Shah J, Hatfield N, Smith J, Sweeney J, Choi J, El-Haddad G, Biebel B, Parikh N, Arslan B, Hoffe SE, Frakes JM, Springett GM, Anaya DA, Malafa M, Chen DT, Chen Y, Kim RD, Shridhar R, Kis B. Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Treated with Transarterial Yttrium-90 Glass Microsphere Radioembolization: Results of a Single Institution Retrospective Study. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2018 Aug.29(8):1101-1108. Pubmedid: 30042074. Pmcid: PMC7771272.
    • Abbott AM, Doepker MP, Kim Y, Perez MC, Gandle C, Thomas KL, Choi J, Shridhar R, Zager JS. Hepatic Progression-free and Overall Survival After Regional Therapy to the Liver for Metastatic Melanoma. Am J Clin Oncol. 2018 Aug.41(8):747-753. Pubmedid: 28059929. Pmcid: PMC7771287.
    • Kis B, El-Haddad G, Sheth RA, Parikh NS, Ganguli S, Shyn PB, Choi J, Brown KT. Liver-Directed Therapies for Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma. Cancer Control. 2017 Jul.24(3). Pubmedid: 28975829. Pmcid: PMC5937250.
    • Kis B, Shah J, Choi J, El-Haddad G, Sweeney J, Biebel B, Mellon E, Frakes JM, Hoffe SE, Fishman MN, Shridhar R. Transarterial Yttrium-90 Radioembolization Treatment of Patients with Liver-Dominant Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2017 Feb.28(2):254-259. Pubmedid: 27955832. Pmcid: PMC7771309.
    • Mills M, Choi J, El-Haddad G, Sweeney J, Biebel B, Robinson L, Antonia S, Kumar A, Kis B. Retrospective analysis of technical success rate and procedure-related complications of 867 percutaneous CT-guided needle biopsies of lung lesions. Clin Radiol. 2017 Dec.72(12):1038-1046. Pubmedid: 28851490.
    • Mohammadi H, Abuodeh YA, Jin W, Frakes JM, Friedman M, Biebel B, Choi J, El-Haddad GE, Kis B, Sweeney J, Kim R, Pimiento JM, Malafa MP, Anaya D, Hoffe SE. Using the ALBI Grade as a Prognostic Marker for Radioembolization of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct.96(2S):E194-E195.
    • Abuodeh Y, Naghavi AO, Ahmed KA, Venkat PS, Kim Y, Kis B, Choi J, Biebel B, Sweeney J, Anaya DA, Kim R, Malafa M, Frakes JM, Hoffe SE, El-Haddad G. Prognostic value of pre-treatment F-18-FDG PET-CT in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma undergoing radioembolization. World J Gastroenterol. 2016 Dec.22(47):10406-10414. Pubmedid: 28058021. Pmcid: PMC5175253.
    • Abbott AM, Kim R, Hoffe SE, Arslan B, Biebel B, Choi J, El-Haddad G, Kis B, Sweeney J, Meredith KL, Almhanna K, Strosberg J, Shibata D, Fulp WJ, Shridhar R. Outcomes of Therasphere Radioembolization for Colorectal Metastases. Clin Colorectal Cancer. 2015 Sep.14(3):146-153. Pubmedid: 25795047.
    • Strom TJ, Klapman JB, Springett GM, Meredith KL, Hoffe SE, Choi J, Hodul P, Malafa MP, Shridhar R. Comparative long-term outcomes of upfront resected pancreatic cancer after preoperative biliary drainage. Surg Endosc. 2015 Nov.29(11):3273-3281. Pubmedid: 25631110. Pmcid: PMC4918460.
    • Kim S, Amankwah EK, Connors S, Park HY, Rincon M, Cornnell HH, Chornokur G, Ibrahim-Hashim A, Choi J, Tsai YY, Engelman R, Kumar NB, Park JY. Safety and chemopreventive effect of Polyphenon E in preventing early and metastatic progression of prostate cancer in TRAMP mice. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2014 Apr.7(4):435-444. Pubmedid: 24501325. Pmcid: PMC4123218.
    • Forster MR, Rashid OM, Perez MC, Choi J, Chaudhry T, Zager JS. Chemosaturation with percutaneous hepatic perfusion for unresectable metastatic melanoma or sarcoma to the liver: a single institution experience. J Surg Oncol. 2014 Apr.109(5):434-439. Pubmedid: 24249545. Pmcid: PMC4503311.
    • Hurwitz MD, Ghanouni P, Kanaev SV, Iozeffi D, Gianfelice D, Fennessy FM, Kuten A, Meyer JE, Leblang SD, Roberts A, Choi J, Larner JM, Napoli A, Turkevich VG, Inbar Y, Tempany CM, Pfeffer RM. Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound for patients with painful bone metastases: phase III trial results. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Apr.106(5). Pubmedid: 24760791. Pmcid: PMC4112926.
    • Clark W, Siegel EM, Chen YA, Zhao X, Parsons CM, Hernandez JM, Weber J, Thareja S, Choi J, Shibata D. Quantitative measures of visceral adiposity and body mass index in predicting rectal cancer outcomes after neoadjuvant chemoradiation. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Jun.216(6):1070-1081. Pubmedid: 23523147. Pmcid: PMC4621808.
    • Strosberg JR, Weber JM, Choi J, Campos TL, Valone TL, Han G, Schell MJ, Kvols LK. A phase II clinical trial of sunitinib following hepatic transarterial embolization for metastatic neuroendocrine tumors. Ann Oncol. 2012 Sep.23(9):2335-2341. Pubmedid: 22317769. Pmcid: PMC4559904.
    • Deneve JL, Choi J, Gonzalez RJ, Conley AP, Stewart S, Han D, Werner P, Chaudhry TA, Zager JS. Chemosaturation with percutaneous hepatic perfusion for unresectable isolated hepatic metastases from sarcoma. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2012 Dec.35(6):1480-1487. Pubmedid: 22699779.
    • Metz DC, Choi J, Strosberg J, Heaney AP, Howden CW, Klimstra D, Yao JC. A rationale for multidisciplinary care in treating neuroendocrine tumours. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2012 Aug.19(4):306-313. Pubmedid: 22760514.
    • Chuong MD, Hayman TJ, Patel MR, Russell MS, Malafa MP, Hodul PJ, Springett GM, Choi J, Shridhar R, Hoffe SE. Comparison of 1-, 2-, and 3-Dimensional Tumor Response Assessment After Neoadjuvant GTX-RT in Borderline-Resectable Pancreatic Cancer. Gastrointest Cancer Res. 2011 Jul.4(4):128-134. Pubmedid: 22368736. Pmcid: PMC3283109.
    • Strosberg JR, Fine RL, Choi J, Nasir A, Coppola D, Chen DT, Helm J, Kvols L. First-line chemotherapy with capecitabine and temozolomide in patients with metastatic pancreatic endocrine carcinomas. Cancer. 2011 Jan.117(2):268-275. Pubmedid: 20824724. Pmcid: PMC4665634.
    • Phan AT, Oberg K, Choi J, Harrison LH, Hassan MM, Strosberg JR, Krenning EP, Kocha W, Woltering EA, Maples WJ. NANETS consensus guideline for the diagnosis and management of neuroendocrine tumors: well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors of the thorax (includes lung and thymus). Pancreas. 2010 Aug.39(6):784-798. Pubmedid: 20664476.
    • Quinn G, Vadaparampil S, Wilson C, King L, Choi J, Miree C, Friedman S. Attitudes of high-risk women toward preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Fertil Steril. 2009 Jun.91(6):2361-2368. Pubmedid: 18440521.
    • Kvols LK, Turaga KK, Strosberg J, Choi J. Role of interventional radiology in the treatment of patients with neuroendocrine metastases in the liver. J Natl Compr Canc Ne. 2009 Jul.7(7):765-772. Pubmedid: 19635229.
    • Nair R, Barthel J, Centeno B, Choi J, Klapman J, Malafa M. Interdisciplinary management of an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas. Cancer Control. 2008 Oct.15(4):322-333. Pubmedid: 18813200.
    • Nasir A, Gardner N, Strosberg J, Ahmad N, Choi J, Malafa M, Coppola D, Kwekkeboom D, Teunissen J, Kvols L. Multimodality management of a polyfunctional pancreatic endocrine carcinoma with markedly elevated serum vasoactive intestinal polypeptide and calcitonin levels. Pancreas. 2008 Apr.36(3):309-313. Pubmedid: 18362846.
    • Strosberg J, Hoffe S, Gardner N, Choi J, Kvols L. Effective treatment of locally advanced endocrine tumors of the pancreas with chemoradiotherapy. Neuroendocrinology. 2007 Sep.85(4):216-220. Pubmedid: 17541257.
    • Hodul P, Malafa M, Choi J, Kvols L. The role of cytoreductive hepatic surgery as an adjunct to the management of metastatic neuroendocrine carcinomas. Cancer Control. 2006 Jan.13(1):61-71. Pubmedid: 16508628.
    • Strosberg J, Choi J, Cantor A, Kvols L. Selective hepatic artery embolization for treatment of patients with metastatic carcinoid and pancreatic endocrine tumors. Cancer Control. 2006 Jan.13(1):72-78. Pubmedid: 16508629.
    • Choi J. Imaging of hepatic metastases. Cancer Control. 2006 Jan.13(1):6-12. Pubmedid: 16508621.
    • Stinchcombe T, Choi J, Schell M, Mears A, Jones P, Nachtsheim R, Socinski M. Carboplatin-based chemotherapy in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer and a poor performance status. Lung Cancer. 2006 Feb.51(2):237-243. Pubmedid: 16378657.
    • Hersh M, Choi J, Garrett C, Clark R. Imaging gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Cancer Control. 2005 Apr.12(2):111-115. Pubmedid: 15855894.
    • Hersh MR, Knapp EL, Choi J. Newer imaging modalities to assess tumor in the prostate. Cancer Control. 2004 Nov.11(6):353-357. Pubmedid: 15625522.
    • Helm J, Choi J, Sutphen R, Barthel J, Albrecht T, Chirikos T. Current and evolving strategies for colorectal cancer screening. Cancer Control. 2003 May.10(3):193-204. Pubmedid: 12794617.
    • Robbin M, Murphey M, Temple H, Kransdorf M, Choi J. Imaging of musculoskeletal fibromatosis. Radiographics. 2001 May.21(3):585-600. Pubmedid: 11353108.
    • Sudberry JJ, Choi J. Fever an abnormal abdominal computed tomography scan. Diagnosis: tuberculous adenitis. Cancer Control. 2001 Jan.8(1):56, 59-61. Pubmedid: 11176037.
    • Berman C, Choi J, Hersh M, Clark R. Melanoma lymphoscintigraphy and lymphatic mapping. Semin Nucl Med. 2000 Jan.30(1):49-55. Pubmedid: 10656243.
    • Choi J. Evaluation of a Pancreatic Mass. Cancer Control. 1999 May.6(3):277. Pubmedid: 10758558.
    • Choi J. Regional Transcatheter Therapy of Hepatic Neoplasms. Cancer Control. 1996 Oct.3(5):407-413. Pubmedid: 10764498.
    • Berman C, Choi J. Radioimmunodetection of Colorectal Carcinoma. Cancer Control. 1996 Jan.3(1):48-50. Pubmedid: 10825276.
    • Ambe CM, Nguyen P, Centeno BA, Choi J, Strosberg J, Kvols L, Hodul P, Hoffe S, Malafa MP. Multimodality Management of "Borderline Resectable" Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: Report of a Single-Institution Experience. Cancer Control. 24(5):1073274817729076. Pubmedid: 28975822. Pmcid: PMC5937248.
    • Karl R, Choi J, Yeatman T, Clark R. Role of computed tomographic arterial portography and intraoperative ultrasound in the evaluation of patients for resectability of hepatic lesions. J Gastrointest Surg. 1(2):152-158. Pubmedid: 9834342.
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