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Steven M. Lemons, MD

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Assistant Professor, Radiology

Professional Background

After obtaining my medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, I decided to pursue a career in radiology. During my radiology residency, I developed a passion for interventional radiology that continues to this very day. Upon completion of my residency at the University of Kansas, I became the IR fellow at KU, received extensive and comprehensive training enabling me to handle a large volume of extremely complex cases. Following fellowship, I was fortunate to join the faculty at Kansas University Medical Center and have had the pleasure of working with some of the finest physicians in the world. Throughout my 15-year career I have dedicated much of my time providing the highest level of care possible for my patients and referring physicians. From basic procedures to very high-risk complex cases involving critically ill patients, I have always taken pride in using meticulous techniques with the best outcomes possible. Over the last 15 years, there have been a number of technological advancements, including medical devices and imaging equipment, that make procedures safer and more effective. I have taken part in several clinical trials over the years that have facilitated development and approval of these devices. My particular areas of interest include TIPS procedures, complex biliary cases, and interventional oncology.

Education and Training
  • MD, Univ. of Kansas-Medical Ctr.



After focusing on clinical work during my early years as faculty, I have focused more attention on participating in research projects and clinical trials. I believe the integration of clinical practice and research is of utmost importance as a physician at a leading edge academic medical center. Contributing to the research community at large is of critical importance in terms of patient care and education. In the world of interventional radiology, there are rapidly evolving technologies, devices, and new approaches and procedural techniques. Because of this, it is of critical importance to both maintain knowledge of cutting-edge literature and contributing to it. I believe a good balance of clinical work, research, and academic activities has enhanced my career in several ways and gives me the opportunity to provide the most effective care for my patients.