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SIR is the premier professional society for interventional radiologists-highly trained, board-certified doctors who provide minimally invasive, targeted treatments using imaging for guidance. Following four years of medical school and a year of internship, interventional radiologists then spend four years studying radiology and another year in an interventional radiology fellowship training program focused on minimally invasive, targeted treatments performed using imaging for guidance and patient care. This specialty training is recognized by the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Vascular and Interventional Radiology, which is awarded by the American Board of Radiology on completion of an oral examination.

George G. Hartnell, MD,FSIR

Office Phone Number:

413 582 2554


413 584 4779

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Member Type:

Member Active

Area(s) of special practice or expertise:

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Angiography,Angioplasty,AVM embolization,Biliary drainage,Chemoembolization,Dialysis access,DVT lysis,Kidney cancer,Liver cancer,Nephrostomy,Pelvic Congestion Syndrome,Peripheral Vascular Disease,Port placement,TIPS,Varicose Veins,Varicoceles,Vascular screening,Venous disease,Vertebroplasty

Additional information:

Dr. Hartnell is Director of Vascular and Special Interventions at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Dr. Hartnell is Board Certified in Radiology (1996), has the Certificate of Additional Qualification in Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology from the American Board of Radiology (1996, Renewed 2006), is a diplomate of the Certification Board in Cardiovascular CT (2008) and is a Diplomate in Endovascular Medicine of the American Board of Vascular Medicine (2009). British postgraduate qualifications equivalent to Board Certification are Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists. Fellowships include: American College of Cardiology; Council on Cardiovascular Radiology, American Heart Association; Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe; Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Royal College of Physicians; Royal College of Radiologists; Society of Cardiovascular MR (Founding Fellow); Society of Vascular Medicine and Biology. Previously Professor of Radiology at Tufts University School of Medicine (2001-2008), Dr. Hartnell has authored over 450 publications on cardiovascular radiology, MRI/MRA and interventional radiology and has lectured nationally and internationally on related topics. Dr. Hartnell’s special interests and experience has led to publications or presentations at major scientific meetings on each of the following: arterial interventions (treatments by angioplasty, stents, stent-grafts, thrombolysis) for arterial disease affecting the limbs (peripheral arterial disease or PAD), bowel (mesenteric ischemia) and kidneys (renovascular disease); therapeutic embolization; chemo-embolization; TIPS; complex or difficult venous access; biliary interventions; quality assurance and risk reduction; endocrine assessment by super-selective venous sampling (adrenal, parathyroid, etc); vascular ultrasound; cardiovascular MRI/MRA; cardiac CT/CTA.