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Dr. Mary Costantino on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Mary Costantino

Interventional Radiologist

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

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About Dr. Mary 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.

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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Mary Costantino

Episode #294


In this episode, guest host and vascular technologist Jill Sommerset interviews Dr. Mary Costantino (interventional radiologist) and Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker (vascular surgeon) about their perspectives on an ultrasound-first approach to diagnosing and planning treatment for critical limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI).

Episode #229


In this episode, guest host and vascular technologist Jill Sommerset interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Mary Costantino about the use of advanced arterial ultrasound in the setting of chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI), especially in pre-procedural mapping.

Episode #167


We talk with Dr. Mary Costantino and Dr. Goke Akinwande about their experiences and advice on making equipment purchase decisions for OBLs and outpatient centers, including pitfalls to avoid.

Episode #special


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, reminiscing the early days of the podcast, and where we hope to go in 2021. It doesn't happen without all the amazing guests and guest hosts along the way.

Episode #90


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. They also discuss intra-procedure extravascular ultrasound guidance to aid in safe and effective endovascular interventions.

Episode #54


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

Episode #42


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

Episode #36


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. Mary Costantino

Office-based lab (OBL) recovery room

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) procedure room

An office-based lab is a practice model that is becoming more frequent amongst interventional radiologists across the country. Learn about financing to contract negotiations.

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How to Implement Advanced Vascular Ultrasound Techniques in Your Practice with Dr. Mary Costantino and Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Ultrasound Series: First Line Imaging for CLTI with Dr. Mary Constantino on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Equipment Decisions When Building an OBL with Dr. Mary Costantino and Dr. Goke Akinwande on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Special 100th Episode Interview with BackTable with Dr. Mary Costantino and the BackTable Team on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Pedal Acceleration Time for Limb Salvage with Jill Sommerset and Dr. Mary Costantino on the BackTable VI Podcast)
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