Rakesh Navuluri, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Rakesh Navuluri, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology Director, Interventional Radiology Residency
Director, Interventional Radiology Clinic

Rakesh Navuluri, MD, FSIR, specializes in vascular and interventional radiology. Guided by imaging technology and using tiny, specialized instruments, Dr. Navuluri performs diagnosis and treatment procedures related to blood vessel disorders, cancer, women's health, men's health, venous access and other conditions.

Dr. Navuluri's research interests include include arteriovenous fistulas, neo-kidney augment, HIFU, and histotripsy. He is the director of the interventional radiology residency program. He also serves as the education chief for the Section of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Areas of Expertise

  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
  • Endovascular AV Fistula (endoAVF)
  • Interventional Oncology
  • Dialysis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Prostate Artery Embolization
  • Venous Thrombolysis and Recanalization (Reconstruction)
  • Arterial Embolization
  • Inferior Vena Cava IVC Filter
  • Liver, Gallbladder and Bile Duct Intervention
  • Transplant Intervention
  • Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE)
  • Vascular Intervention
  • Venous Interventions

Board Certifications

  • Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of Interventional Radiology
  • Radiological Society of North America

Practicing Since

  • 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Boston University School of Medicine


  • William Beaumont Hospital


  • Wayne State University School of Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine

News & Research

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  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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We spoke with experts Rakesh Navuluri, MD, and Osmanuddin Ahmed, MD, about benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and the non-invasive treatment options available at UChicago Medicine.

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