Robert Abraham MD, FRCPC
- Interventional Radiology Fellowship (Royal Melbourne Hospital) 1993
- Fellowship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (FRCPCC - Radiology) 1992
- Medical Internship, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada 1988
- Medical Doctorate (MD), Dalhousie University 1987
- Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), Dalhousie University 1983
Research and Clinical Interests
S. Kehoe, M. Langman, U. Zwanziger, R.J. Abraham, D. Boyd. ‘Mixture Designs to Assess Composition-Structure-Property Relationships in Modified Zinc-Silicate Glasses: Potential Materials for Embolization, Journal of Biomaterial Applications. 2013 Sep; 28(3): 416-33.
S. Kehoe, E. Tonkopi, R.J. Abraham, D. Boyd, Predicting the Thermal Responses and Radiopacity of Multicomponent Zinc-Silicate Glasses: ZnO, LaO3, SIO2, and TIO2, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids Volume 358, Issue 23, 1 December 2012, Pages 3388–3395.
Abraham RJ, Illyas AJ, Marotta T, Casey P, Vair B, Berry R, Endovascular Exclusion of a Splenic Artery Aneurysm using a Pipeline Embolization Device (PED), J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2012 Jan; 23(1):131-135.
Winter TC, Abraham RJ, Lightfoot CB, Kapur S, Epinephrine dose for treating contrast material-induced reactions, Radiology 2009; 253(2):573 (Author Reply).
Christopher B. Lightfoot, Roshan Joseph Abraham, Thomas Mammen, Mohamed Abdolell, Sandeep Kapur, Robert J. Abraham, Survey of Radiologists’ Knowledge Regarding the Management of Severe Contrast Material–induced Allergic Reactions, Radiology 2009; 251:691-696.
Altaf, Abdulmalik; Sawatzky, Mark; Ellsmere, James; Dalhousie Bonjer, H.; Burrell, Steven; Abraham, Robert; Couban, Stephen; Klassen, Dennis. Laparoscopic accessory splenectomy: the importance of perioperative localization Studies, Surgical Endoscopy 2009 Dec;23(12):2675-9. Epub 2009 Jan 23.
Clark TW, Abraham RJ, Flemming BK. Is routine micropuncture access necessary for percutaneous nephrostomy? A randomized trial. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2002 Apr;53(2):87-91.
Clark TWI, Abraham RJ. Thrombin injection for treatment of brachial artery pseudoaneurysm at the site of a hemodialysis fistula: report of two patients.
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2000 Sep-Oct;23(5):396-400.
Stewart BT, Abraham RJ, Thomson KR, Collier NA. Post-cholecystectomy haemobilia: enjoying a renaissance in the laparoscopic era?
Aust N Z J Surg. 1995 Mar;65(3):185-8.
Walton JM, Abraham RJ, Perey BJ, MacGregor JH, Campbell DR - 1991 Hepatic Artery Pseudoaneurysms in Acute Pancreatitis.
Co-Chair, 2012 Canadian Association of Interventional Radiologists (CIRA) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC June 2012
Tibial Angioplasty: How and when to do it, 2012 Tremblant Vascular Surgery Meeting, February 9 - 11, 2012.
Treatment of Endoleaks after Endovascular Aneurysm Repair, Cook Incorporated Canadian Enoluminaries 2012, Toronto, Ontario, November 25, 2011
PVD Awaremess (CIRA Sponsored Lecture for General Practitioners) October 12, 2011.
Infrainguinal Intervention Workshop, Canadian Association of Interventional Radiologists (CIRA) Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec June 2011
Endoleak Embolization Workshop, Canadian Association of Interventional Radiologists (CIRA) Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec June 2011
Moderator, Peripheral Interventions Session, Canadian Association of Interventional Radiologists (CIRA) Annual Meeting, Niagara on the Lake, June 2010
The Role of Infrainguinal Angioplasty, Canadian Association of Interventional Radiologists (CIRA) Annual Meeting, Niagara on the Lake, June 2010
Infrainguinal Angiolplasty and Stenting: Does it work? Presented to Interventional Radiology and Vascular Surgery Departments, Queen’s University, April 22, 2010.
Grants & Awards
Minimally Invasive Systems for Bone Augmentation
D. Boyd, M. Filliagi, R. Abraham, M. Dunbar
Atlantic Innovation Fund (ACOA - AIF), March 2011, $1,650.000
Total Project Funding: $2,500,000
Product Development of the OcculuDel Embolic Delivery System and OccluRad Pre-filled Capsules
S. Kehoe, D. Boyd, R. Abraham
Innovacorp Early Stage Commercialization Fund (ESCF), October 2011, $45,000
Commercialization of Novel Radiopaque Particulate Embolic Agents
D. Boyd, R. Abraham
Innovacorp Early Stage Commercialization Fund (ESCF), March 2011, $49,000
Minimally Invasive Devices for Interventional Radiology
CDHA Medical Technology Device Initiative (MTDI) Grant, March 2011 $3,500
Radiopaque Particulate Embolics
D. Boyd, R. Abraham
Springboard Atlantic Proof of Concept Award, March 2010, $20,000
Severe allergic reaction management by radiologists: why not an epipen?
R. Abraham, C. Lightfoot
Radiology Research Foundation, June 2007, $3,986
The Interventional Radiology Information System (IRIS): Building Research Capacity
R. Abraham, M. Abdolell, R. Duggan
Radiology Research Foundation, January 2008, $10,000
Development of an online interventional radiology (IR) teaching manual with blackboard learning system (BLS) and podcasting: pre and post implementation evaluation of radiology resident response
R. Abraham, M. Abdolell
Radiology Research Foundation, January 2009, $10,000
Inaugural Bionova BioInnovation Challenge ($30k Prize) 2011,
Radiopaque Embolic Agents
Teacher of the Year – Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Dalhousie University 2006
Teacher of the Year – Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Dalhousie University 2005
Ross Stewart Smith Scholarship in Medical Research 1992,
- Dalhousie University
The Merck, Sharpe and Dohme Award in Therapeutics 1986,
- Highest standing in medical therapeutics
Alpha Omega Alpha Honour Medical Society 1986
Wood-Stonehouse Memorial Scholarship Award 1985, - Most Outstanding Classmate (Dalhousie Medical School)
PATENTS AND ROYALTIES
Radiopaque Embolic Particles, US Patent Application Serial No. 61/437,566. Filed January 28, 2011.
Abraham Vascular Sheath - Cook Incorporated Royalty (2000 - Present)