Dr. Benjamin Contrella

Benjamin Contrella, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Undergraduate

Biology
Duke University
Durham, NC

Medical School

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

Internship

General Surgery
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Fellowship

Interventional Radiology
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Biography

Dr. Benjamin Contrella is a diagnostic radiologist with a specialization in vascular & interventional radiology. As a member of Consulting Radiologists, Ltd.’s team of exceptionally skilled vascular & interventional radiologists, he will be performing minimally invasive procedures and interventions to diagnose and treat diseases throughout the body.

After graduating from Duke University with a B.S. in Biology, Dr. Contrella moved to Virginia to pursue his doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He then completed his internship in general surgery, his residency in diagnostic radiology, and his fellowship in interventional radiology at the University of Virginia.

When asked what he enjoys most about being a radiologist, Dr. Contrella replied, “Contributing to the health and well-being of my patients through radiologic interventions.”

When not at work, you will find Dr. Contrella spending time with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys golf, running, and skiing.

PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY

Treat all patients as you would want to be treated, or as you would want a family member to be treated.

PUBLICATIONS

Contrella BN, Khaja MS, et al. ACR Appropriateness Criteria: Thoracoabdominal aneurysm or dissection interventional planning and follow-up. In process as of November 2020.

Grewal S, Contrella BN, Khaja MS, Williams DM. Management of malperfusion syndromes. Under review in Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology as of October 2020.

Contrella BN, Wilkins LR, Sheeran DP, Khaja MS, Angle JF. Predictive value of pre-procedural computed tomography angiogram on technical success of transarterial embolization of type II endoleak arising from lumbar arteries. Under review in Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology as of November 2020.

Khaja MS, Contrella BN, Wilkins LR, Pyne R, Majdalany BS, Rajeoi R, Saad WE, Findeiss L. Early career interventional radiologists: Results of a survey focusing on the issues that are most pressing to them. Under review in Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology as of September 2020.

Contrella BN, Park AW, Wilkins LR, Sheeran DP, Hassinger TE, Angle JF. Spontaneous rectus sheath hematoma: Factors predictive of conservative management failure. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2020 Feb;31(2):323-330.

Jones TC, Hanak MF, Hassinger TE, Contrella BN, Moses BA. Inverted Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a surgical patient with Crohn’s disease flare. J Emerg Crit Care Med 2020; 4:1.

Hassinger TE, Mehaffey JH, Knisely AT, Contrella BN, Brenin DR, Schroen AT, Schirmer BD, Hallowell PT, Harvey JA, Showalter SL. The Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Qualitative and Quantitative Breast Density. Breast J 2019 Nov;25(6):1198-1205.

Young AM, Hassinger TE, Contrella BN, Friel CM. Colo-urethral fistula: an uncommon complication of sigmoid diverticulitis. J Gastrointest Surg 2018 Sep; 22(9): 1641-1642.

Huber TC, Contrella BN, Uflacker A. “Prostate artery embolization.” IR Playbook: A comprehensive introduction to interventional radiology. Ed. Keefe NA, Haskal ZJ, Park AW, Angle JF. Boston: Springer, 2018. 323-330. Print.

Contrella BN, Sabri SS, Tracci MC, Stone JR, Kern JA, Upchurch GR, Matsumoto AH, Angle JF. Outcomes of coverage of the left subclavian artery during endovascular repair of the thoracic aorta. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2015 Nov;26(11):1609-14.

PRESENTATIONS

Contrella BN, Haskal Z, Sheeran DP. Outcomes of rare intraprocedural chemoembolization-induced hepatocellular carcinoma rupture: change in intratumor interstitial pressure and microenvironment? Virtual poster presentation at 2020 Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) meeting.

Contrella BN, Haskal Z. Are percutaneous nephrostomies and arterial thrombolysis more likely to be referred to Interventional Radiology overnight compared to during daytime hours? Virtual oral presentation at 2020 Society of Interventional Radiology meeting.

Contrella BN, Wilkins LR, Sheeran DP, Angle JF. Predictive value of pre-procedural CTA on technical success of transarterial embolization of type II endoleaks arising from lumbar arteries. Presented at 2019 Society of Interventional Radiology meeting.

Contrella BN, Winick A, Park AW, Sheeran DP, Angle JF. Impact of vital signs and delay following positive diagnostic imaging in predicting positive angiogram for gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Presented at 2019 Society of Interventional Radiology meeting.

Contrella BN, Park AW, Wilkins LR, Sheeran DP, Chan H, Angle JF. Spontaneous rectus sheath hematoma: factors predictive of conservative management failure. Presented at 2018 Society of Interventional Radiology meeting.

Contrella BN, Sherk B, Zelickson A, Wilkins LR, Sheeran DP, Park AW, Khaja MS. Teaching an old dog new tricks: A review of the new and established uses of intravascular ultrasound. Educational exhibit at 2020 Society of Interventional Radiology meeting.

Banathy A, Wilkins LR, Clark M, Contrella BN, Sheeran DP, Williams D, Khaja M. An illustrative review of malignant venous obstruction and endovascular treatment techniques. Virtual poster at 2020 Society of Interventional Radiology meeting.

Romano K, Emery A, Trifiletti D, Huber T, Contrella B, Janowski EM, Read P, Showalter T. Clinical outcomes of Y90 radioembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma. Poster presentation at 2017 American Society for Radiation Oncology meeting.

Contrella BN, Chiao D, Hanley M, Winick AB, Itri J, Krishnaraj A. Needle tract seeding risk in percutaneous biopsy. Educational exhibit at 2017 Society of Abdominal Radiology meeting.

Contrella BN, Xie S, Winick A. Safety of arterial embolization for lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Poster presentation at 2017 Society of Interventional Radiology meeting

Contrella BN, Sabri SS, Tracci MC, Stone JR, Kern JA, Upchurch GR, Matsumoto AH, Angle JF. Outcomes of coverage of the left subclavian artery during endovascular repair of the thoracic aorta. Presented at 2014 Society of Interventional Radiology meeting, named as featured abstract.

Tustison NJ, Contrella B, Altes TA, Avants BB, de Lange EE, Mugler III JP. Longitudinal assessment of treatment effects on pulmonary ventilation using 1H/3He MRI multivariate templates. SPIE Conference: Medical Imaging 2013: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging, Lake Buena Vista, Florida (Feb 9 2013).

Contrella B, Tustison NJ, Altes TA, Avants BB, Mugler JP, de Lange EE. 4-D segmentation and normalization of 3He MR images for intrasubject assessment of ventilated lung volumes. SPIE Conference: Medical Imaging 2012: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging, San Diego, California (Feb 4 2012) [Presented by 2nd author, who was able to attend the conference.]

Contrella B, Nicchitta C. Essential role of ATP binding and hydrolysis in Gp93 chaperone function. Written as thesis for graduation with distinction in biology. Presented at Duke University Biology Department Poster Session, Durham, North Carolina (April 2010).

Contrella B, Lilly M. Use of germline clones to detect genes affecting cell cycle regulation in Drosophila. National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Poster Session, Bethesda, Maryland (August 2008).

Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology

Organizations

  • American Board of Radiology
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Society of Interventional Radiology

Specialties

  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology