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Department of Radiology

Catherine T. Vu, M.D. View profile as PDF

Catherine T. Vu

Philosophy of Care

Interventional Radiology (IR) is a thriving field, delivering minimally invasive treatment over a spectrum of health care needs, from cancer therapy to acute injury management in trauma.

Treatments that historically require open surgery can be performed with needles and catheters using image guidance, such as ultrasound, CT and fluoroscopy. IR is at the helm of "cutting edge" medicine. Patients turn to us when they seek treatment alternatives to surgery.

We place quality and patient-centered care at the forefront, providing pre-procedure consultation and post-procedure management. We work collaboratively with primary care providers, as well as all medical and surgical specialties.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Vu's specific clinical interests are interventional oncology, dialysis management, and women's health. The scope of my women's health practice includes uterine fibroid embolization, pelvic congestion, and deep venous thrombosis.


Assistant Clinical Professor
Medical Director Division of Interventional Radiology
Diplomate American Board of Radiology (DABRĀ®)


Interventional Radiology, Radiology - Vascular




Interventional Radiology


Vascular Surgery Clinic


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
* Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St.,, Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Additional Phone:

Phone: 916-703-2177
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 2006
B.S., University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1994


Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center, Washington , D.C., 2007


University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 2011


University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 2012

Board Certifications:

American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, 2011
American Board of Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology,

Professional Memberships:

American College of Radiology/American Roentgen Ray Society
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Interventional Radiology

Select Honors and Awards:

M.D., Distinctive Graduate (top 20%), The George Washington University School, 2006

Select Recent Publications:

Vu, C. and Elder, D. Pregnancy and the Working Interventional Radiologist. Semin Intervent Radiol 2013 ;30 :403-407.

Tivorsak TL, Vu C. Embolization of extremity trauma, In Kessel D, Ray CE Jr, eds. Transcatheter Embolisation and Therapy. Surrey, UK: Springer Publishing 2010; 26: 249-260.

Tsai, T., Vu, C., Henson, D. Cutaneous, ocular and visceral melanoma in African Americans and Caucasians. Melanoma Research June 2005; 15(3):213-217.

Hester, E., Heilig, L., Drake, A., Johnson, K., Vu, C., Schilling, L., and Dellavalle, R. Internet Citations in Oncology Journals: A Vanishing Resource? J Natl Cancer Inst 2004; 96: 969-971.

Vu, C., Research Author. Expert Panel on Interventional Radiology. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Treatment of Lower Extremity Venous Insufficiency, Nov 13, 2013.

To see if Catherine T. Vu is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).