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Adam S. Alli, MD

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Associate Professor, Radiology

Professional Background

I have had the opportunity to be involved with building several programs since returning to KU, from Memorial Hermann Memorial City hospital in Houston, Texas. Helping with the development and growth of the KU multidisciplinary vascular program and serving as director of the amputation prevention committee. This involved developing protocols between interventional cardiology, vascular surgery, and interventional radiology for peripheral arterial disease evaluation and management. Furthermore, we worked to develop quality improvement projects, research organization, and marketing strategies for the limb salvage and amputation prevention. I am excited that I have been able to expand the procedures offered at KU, such as endovascular deep venous arterialization. I was the first in the region to perform this procedure. Our data shows a decrease in amputation rates in patients with critical limb ischemia since the implantation of our program. I additionally served as a member on the pulmonary embolism response team (PERT) development committee. This
committee was a multidisciplinary committee involving interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, pulmonology/critical care, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. We developed protocols, quality improvement, and workflows from the existing literature to create the KU PERT system. The PERT system went live this year.
I serve on the vascular quality initiative (VQI) committee. VQI is a national registry established for quality standards and improvement in vascular patient care. KU has established a dedicated team to follow and monitor our vascular patients in conjunction with VQI standards and updates. Our team has presented nationally for our VQI work.
I additionally was the first KU IR physician to have dedicated ambulatory outpatient clinic. I worked, and continue to work, on developing a fully integrated outpatient IR ambulatory clinic. Since my initiation of the clinic, currently all IR physicians now have dedicated IR ambulatory clinic.

Education and Training
  • MD, Univ of Oklahoma-Health Sc Ctr
  • Clinical Fellowship, University of Kansas Medical Center
Professional Affiliations
  • American Board of Radiology , Member, 2012 - Present



I am passionate about research and advancing the filed of medicine. Since returning to KU I have been involved in a number of research projects. I initiated and am the principal investigator in prospective trials studying pelvic congestion syndrome, near infrared spectroscopy in peripheral arterial disease, and implementing innovative screening tools for amputation prevention. I am additionally involved in several other prospective studies, such as studying a new endovascular occlusion device and diagnostic software for treatment planning. I've also had the opportunity to have projects accepted and presented at national conferences.

I had the privilege of participating in the EXTRACT trial. The EXTRACT trial was a multicenter study investigating a new aspiration device for treatment of pulmonary embolism. The EXTRACT trial has national recognition and I was proud to be a co-investigator on the study.

Current Research and Grants
  • Monarch BPV 18 001, Bard Peripheral Vascular
  • NKTR-262, National Cancer Institute, Sub-Investigator
  • Single Session treatment of deep venous thrombus, Penumbra
  • Utilizing 3D Printing to Assist Planning of Endovascular Procedures in Interventional Radiology, CTSA Pilot, Sub-Investigator