Michael Heller


Interventional radiologist
Avid golfer and Chicago sports nut

Dr. Michael Heller is a radiologist who specializes in interventional oncology (image-guided, minimally invasive procedures for cancer), with expertise in techniques such as local radiation delivery via the arteries to liver tumors and metastatic bone ablation (a targeted treatment to kill tumors). He also has a special interest in caring for patients with deep and superficial venous disease (conditions related to the veins).

Heller's research interests include how to make radiological care more cost effective. He is also interested in approaches to treating liver cancer and palliative interventions, which are aimed at relieving symptoms such as pain. He enjoys educating medical students, residents and patients.

Heller earned his medical degree from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at UCSF and a fellowship in vascular interventional radiology at Northwestern.

  • Education

    Feinberg School of Medicine, 2013

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Diagnostic Radiology, 2018

  • Fellowships

    Feinberg School of Medicine, Interventional Radiology, 2019

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor