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Dr Anil Gopinathan

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  • Senior Consultant, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  • Head, Division of Interventional Radiology
  • Visiting Consultant to Singapore General Hospital; National Neurosciences Institute; Ng Teng Fong General Hospital;Changi General Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore
  • Asst Professor, YLL School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
MBBS, MD (Radiodiagnosis), DNB (Radiology), FRCR (UK), FAMS
Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology
Interventional Radiology
Special Interests:
Neurovascular and Spinal interventions , Dialysis access related vascular interventions , Interventional Oncology


Dr Anil has over 14 years of experience in the field of interventional radiology. He has been working in NUHS as an interventional radiologist since 2010 and has previously worked as an honorary Consultant Radiologist at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals, United Kingdom. He has performed several hundreds of peripheral vascular and body interventions (including liver transplant related interventions, DEB TACE & Y90 radioembolisations for liver cancers and thermal ablations for various malignancies). His special interest is in minimally invasive neuro-vascular therapies and has established this as an in-house service at NUHS. He has also introduced new neuorinterventional services such as intra-arterial chemosurgery for retinoblastoma and dural venous sinus stenting for idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

Dr Anil is involved in various research projects and has over 72 scientific publications to his credit; including 52 journal articles in medline indexed journals of repute (36 of these are as lead/last/corresponding author). He regularly reviews manuscripts for well-known journals like Cancer Imaging, European Radiology, AJNR etc. He is also actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education. Between 2011-2016, he has served as core-faculty for the NUHS-Radiology residency programme.  He has also organized several conferences and workshops related to endovascular/ interventional radiological treatments in Singapore. For his keen interest in teaching and domain expertise, he frequently appears as an invited speaker at various regional and international conferences. 

Journals & Publications

  1. Anil G, Sein L, Nga V, Teo K, Chou N, Yeo TT. Dissecting distal cerebellar artery aneurysms: options beyond a parent vessel sacrifice Neurosurg Rev. 2019 May 29. doi: 10.1007/s10143-019-01119-y. [Epub ahead of print]

  2. Tommy Andersson, Martin Wiesmann, Omid Nikoubashman, Anil Gopinathan, Pervinder Bhogal, Leonard L.L. Yeo. The aspirations of direct aspiration for thrombectomy in ischemic stroke. J Stroke. 2019 Jan;21(1):2-9. doi: 10.5853/jos.2018.02026. Epub 2019 Jan 31. PMID: 30732438

  3. Zhang J, Kumar N.S, Tan BWL, Shen Liang, Anil Gopinathan. Pre-operative embolisation of spinal tumours: neither neglect the neighbour nor blindly follow the gold standard. Neurosurg Rev (2018).

  4. BWL Tan, Aye Sandar Zaw, PC Rajendran, JN Ruiz, Naresh Kumar, Anil Gopinathan. Pre-operative embolisation in spinal tumor surgery: enhancing its effectiveness. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Sep;43:108-114. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2017.05.021

  5. Anil G, Zhang J, Al Hamar NE, Nga ME Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas: CT imaging features and radiologic-pathologic correlation.. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2017 Mar-Apr; 23(2):94-99. doi: 10.5152/dir.2016.16104. PMID: 28089954

  6. Anil G , Zhang J, Ong YK, Hui F.Flow-diverter in radiation-induced skull base carotid blowout syndrome: do not write it off!  Neurosurg Rev. 2017 Oct; 40(4):685-688. DoI: 10.1007/s10143-017-0875-3

  7. Kumar N, Tan B, Zaw AS, Khine HE, Maharajan K, Lau LL, Rajendran PC, Gopinathan Anil. The role of preoperative vascular embolization in surgery for metastatic spinal tumours. Eur Spine J. 2016 Dec; 25(12):3962-3970.           PMID: 26968873

  8. Jun Wei Zhang, Zhao Jin Chen, Anil Gopinathan. Focal Nodular Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Comparison of Ultrasonographic Features with Malignant and Other Benign Nodules Ann Acad Med Singapore 2016;45:357-63 PMID:27683740

  9. G Anil, Goddard A, Deniz K, Ross S, Patankar T. WEB in partially thrombosed aneurysm: a word of caution. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 May; 37(5):892-6   PMID:26585255

  10. Ng S, Tan L, Anil G. The role of interventional radiology in complications associated with Liver Transplantation. Clinical Radiology 2015: 70(12); 1323-1335

Professional Memberships

Academy of Medicine, Singapore, since 2012
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe, since 2011
European Society of Radiology, since 2010
British Society of Endovascular therapy, since 2010
Singapore Radiological Society, since 2008
Royal College of Radiologists, London, since 2007