Akhilesh Sista
Language: English
Gender: Male
Interventional Radiology
525 East 68th Street, Payson Pavilion, 5
New York, NY 10065
P: 646-962-9179 | F: 212-746-8463
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Board Certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Radiology, Vascular/Interventional
  • DVT (Deep Venous Thrombosis)
  • Venous Embolism
  • Vascular Stents
  • Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage
  • Chemoembolization
  • Venous (Peripheral) Insufficiency
  • Stents
  • Liver Lesion
  • Gastrostomy Tube Placement
  • Gastrostomy Tube
  • Gastrostomy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Vascular Access For Dialysis
  • Venous Access PICC, Port
  • Imaging Guided Placement Biliary Stent
  • Uterine Fibroid
  • Percutaneous Nephrostomy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Image Guided Biopsies
  • Tumor Embolization
  • Embolization, Uterine Fibroid

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


  • B.S., Stanford University, 1999
  • M.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2004



Assistant Professor of Radiology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Assistant Attending Radiologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Akhilesh K. Sista, M.D. is a board-certified radiologist specializing in Interventional Radiology. He is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Radiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus. 

Dr. Sista is the Director of the Weill Cornell Vascular Program for Thrombosis and Deep Venous Health located on the Upper West Side in Manhattan (cornellvascular.com).  As such, he specializes in the treatment of acute deep venous disease, chronic venous disease (including chronic DVT and the post-thrombotic syndrome), and pulmonary embolism.  He has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications and serves on venous thromboembolism guidance committees for the Society of Interventional Radiology and Anticoagulation Forum.  He has been a frequently invited speaker and moderator on these topics at international meetings.   

Dr. Sista is a graduate of Stanford University, earning his B.S. in Chemistry in 1999.  He earned his M.D. degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland in 2004 and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society upon graduation. 

After an internship in internal medicine at Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, Ca., Dr. Sista received residency training (2005-2009) in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Sista returned to Stanford Medical Center to complete his fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at Stanford. 

He performs minimally invasive endovascular procedures that 1) remove acute clots in the deep venous system and 2) open chronically occluded veins that cause pain and swelling. He also has extensive experience with transarterial and ablative techniques to treat primary and metastatic cancer. 

Top Procedures:

1) Acute DVT pharmacomechanical thrombolysis

2) Recanalization of chronically occluded deep veins 

3) Transarterial tumor embolization and percutaneous ablation