Dr. Mary Costantino on the BackTable VIR Podcast

Dr. Mary Costantino

Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Mary Costantino is a practicing interventional radiologist with Advanced Vascular Centers in Portland, OR.


About Dr. Costantino

Mary Costantino is a highly distinguished Interventional Radiologist, having been awarded some of the most prestigious accolades available in her specialty. Medical School at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and Internship at Stanford University Department of Internal Medicine prepared her for a Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), followed by an Interventional Radiology Fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital.

As Medical Director for Advanced Vascular Centers, Dr. Costantino leads a team of exceptional medical professionals who share her vision of providing an exceptional patient experience, and the most advanced care available to the community.

Dr. Costantino is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology with a Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ) in Interventional Radiology; the highest level of certification offered in her specialty. She was recently recognized as a Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Fellow (FSIR), which is one of the most prestigious honors granted to SIR members and the ultimate recognition of professional achievement. Active in SIR, she is a voting member of the SIR executive committee, and Division Chair of the Private Practice section, representing approximately 85% of all SIR membership. A recognized thought leader and innovator in the field, Dr. Costantino is widely published, and frequently invited to speak at local, national, and international professional conferences and vendor-sponsored events. She actively mentors other Interventional Radiologists in early phases of their career, and is especially proud of mentoring women in the field, and working to close the gender gap in the specialty.

Since 2006, Dr. Costantino has been practicing primarily in Oregon, where she is actively making a difference in the lives of her patients. With a deep compassion for her community and for her patients, she is a passionate advocate for informed consent. Dr. Costantino is committed to providing every patient the opportunity to truly understand their condition, treatment options, and care plan. She is acutely aware of the disparity of care in minority populations, and often speaks and advocates on behalf of marginalized patients to ensure that they have appropriate access to care.

In her free time, Dr. Costantino is active in many philanthropic and professional organizations, including membership in the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO). She has served on the Board of Directors, and is now Treasurer, of Rose Haven; a day shelter for women and children in downtown Portland. She is also raising her two teenage sons in the greater Portland area.

Learn more about Dr. Mary Costantino by visiting her practice's website:

Podcasts Featuring Dr. Costantino


Special 100th Episode Interview with BackTable

Dr. Mary Costantino interviews the BackTable Team in honor of hitting the 100th episode mark. We had a great time telling the origin story of BackTable and reminiscing the early days of the podcast.


Ep. 90

Pedal Acceleration Time for Limb Salvage

Dr. Mary Costantino and Technical Director Jill Sommerset talk technique and utility of using Pedal Acceleration Time for pre- and post-procedure evaluation of CLI patients.


Ep. 54

Inclusivity in IR

Dr. Barbara Hamilton and Dr. Mary Costantino, MD discuss inclusivity in IR, including the importance of mentorship and diversity in medicine.


Ep. 42

Physician Contract Negotiation

Dr. Mary Costantino and her lawyer Courtney Angeli discuss the essentials of physician contract negotiation: finding the right lawyer, partnerships, non-competes, and critical pitfalls to avoid.


Ep. 36

Building an Outpatient UFE Practice

Dr. Mary Costantino tells us the story of how she built her OBL practice in Portland and discusses the advantages of performing UFE and other procedures in the outpatient setting.


Articles Featuring Dr. Costantino

How to Build an Office-Based Lab (OBL) & Requirements

An office-based lab (OBL) is a practice model that is becoming more frequent amongst interventional radiologists across the country. From financing to contract negotiations, Dr. Mary Costantino talks about her experience building an office-based lab & requirements for them.

Office-based lab (OBL) procedure room

Caring for Patients in an Office-Based Lab Versus Hospital Setting

Between office-based labs (OBL), ambulatory surgical centers, and hospitals, patients are treated in various settings by endovascular specialists across the country. In this episode of the BackTable podcast, Dr. Mary Costantino talks about the benefits and drawbacks of working in an OBL compared to a hospital.

Office-based lab (OBL) recovery room

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