Dr John Vrazas MB,BS FRANZCR

Consultant Interventional Radiologist


Qualifications and Training

  • MB,BS University of Melbourne
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
  • Member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, USA
  • Member of the Interventional Radiology Society of Australasia
  • Fellow and Clinical Instructor in Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Alexandria Hospital, Virginia, USA and George Washington University, Washington DC, USA
  • Fellow and Clinical Instructor in Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Miami, USA

Current Positions

  • Private consulting at East Melbourne and Fitzroy practices
  • Consultant Interventional Radiologist and Neurointerventional Radiologist St Vincents and Mercy Private Hospital, St Vincents Private Campus
  • Honorary Consultant Interventional and Neurointerventional Radiologist St Vincents Public Hospital
  • Senior Pediatric Interventional and Neurointerventional Radiologist Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Honorary Consultant Interventional Radiologist Peter MaCallum Cancer Centre
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer and Professorial Associate Department of Radiology University of Melbourne

Key Professional Interests and Achievements

Dr Vrazas has played a leading role in the pioneering development of many minimally invasive surgical image guided procedures across a range of medical and surgical specialties in adults and children. Some noteworthy examples include:

  • The clinical evaluation and management of patients requiring percutaneous interventions
  • Investigation and treatment of deep venous thrombosis with venous thrombolysis and stenting
  • Pioneering colorectal and oesophageal stenting procedures for cancer of colon and oesophagus
  • Pioneering and refining techniques in central venous access including techniques for hemodialysis
  • Investigating and refining renovascular stenting procedures for renal artery stenosis and occlusion
  • Pioneering interventional procedures in children. Dr Vrazas performed the first TIPS in a child in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Developing uterine artery embolization for women with fibroids and arteriovenous malformations
  • Establishing intracranial stenting and coiling of cerebral aneurysms at St Vincents Hospital
  • Developing and refining the technique of carotid stenting with cerebral protection procedures for atherosclerotic carotid artery stenosis
  • Offering transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunting procedures for patients with portal hypertension
  • Investigating and developing radiofrequency ablation procedures for liver cancers, bone osteoid osteomas and small renal cancers
  • Embolization procedures for control of hemorrhage
  • Sclerotherapy and Laser ablative techniques for varicose veins and vascular malformations
  • Hepatobiliary interventions
  • Offering an unparalleled array of interventional procedures in all parts of the body