Giri M Shivaram, MD

"I believe in helping patients to be in charge of their care. I see the healing process as a partnership and value my patients' role in this partnership just as highly as mine. Another key value I hold is transparency. I believe that my patients deserve simple, clear, easy to understand explanations of their conditions and treatment options available to them."

  • Giri Shivaram MD is an associate professor of radiology in the interventional radiology sections at Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington Medical Center. He is Division Chief of Pediatric Interventional Radiology.

    Dr. Shivaram received his medical degree from Stanford University, where he was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellowship. Following medical school, he completed internship in general surgery at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle followed by residency in radiology at the University of Washington Medical Center. He then went to Yale-New Haven Hospital at the Yale School of Medicine, where he completed fellowship training in vascular and interventional radiology. He is thrilled to be back at Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Shivaram enjoys biking, skiing, and spending time with his wife and young daughter.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Medical Student Research Fellowship Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2003 - 2004
  • Other Publications

    • Padia SA, Shivaram G, Bastawrous S, Bhargava P, Vo NJ, Vaidya S, Valji K, Harris WP, Hippe DS, Kogut MJ
      Safety and efficacy of drug-eluting bead chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma: comparison of small-versus medium-size particles.
      23380737 Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR, 2013 March : 24(3)301-6
    • Vo NJ, Shivaram G, Andrews RT, Vaidya S, Healey PJ, Horslen SP
      Midterm follow-up of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts using polytetrafluoroethylene endografts in children.
      22609286 Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR, 2012 July : 23(7)919-24
    • Shivaram GM, Kim CH, Batra NN, Yang W, Harris SE, Jacobs CR
      Novel early response genes in osteoblasts exposed to dynamic fluid flow.
      20047941 Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences, 2010 Feb 13 : 368(1912)605-16 PMCID:PMC2944389
    • Pugliese M, Shivaram G, Rogers J, Haseley D, Buchanan C
      PET-CT imaging in the initial management of high-risk breast cancer patients: who did it help?
      19671110 The breast journal, 2009 Sept. : 15(5)554-6
    • Shivaram GM, Pai RK, Ireland KB, Stevens KJ
      Temporal progression of skeletal cystic angiomatosis.
      17912518 Skeletal radiology, 2007 Dec. : 36(12)1199-204
    • Malone AM, Batra NN, Shivaram G, Kwon RY, You L, Kim CH, Rodriguez J, Jair K, Jacobs CR
      The role of actin cytoskeleton in oscillatory fluid flow-induced signaling in MC3T3-E1 osteoblasts.
      17251324 American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, 2007 May : 292(5)C1830-6 PMCID:PMC3057612
    • Lam TT, Paniagua R, Shivaram G, Schuurman HJ, Borie DC, Morris RE
      Anti-non-Gal porcine endothelial cell antibodies in acute humoral xenograft rejection of hDAF-transgenic porcine hearts in cynomolgus monkeys.
      15479463 Xenotransplantation, 2004 Nov. : 11(6)531-5


Board Certification(s)

Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology

Medical/Professional School

Stanford University, Stanford, CA


University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD
Yale University School of Medicine-Fellowship, New Haven, CT

Clinical Interests

Angiography, embolization, angioplasty, stenting, vascular malformations, hepatobiliary interventions, venous access procedures, biopsy, joint injections