Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Richard Klucznik, M.D.

Richard P. Klucznik, M.D. 

Richard P. Klucznik, M.D.

Richard P. Klucznik, M.D.

Associate Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Director, Interventional Neuroradiology
Department of Radiology
The Methodist Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Phone: 713-441-1085
Fax: 713-793-1404


B.S.   University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (Zoology Honors Program)
M.D.   Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Training

Residency,Diagnostic Radiology, David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, CA
Neuroradiology Fellowship, Tufts - New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
Interventional Neuroradiology Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX



After completing a neuroradiology fellowship at Tufts-New England Medical Center, Dr. Klucznik served as the chief of neuroradiology CT/MRI at the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center of the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas where he received the Air Force Commendation Medal. He then completed an interventional neuroradiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and subsequently was appointed Assistant Professor of Radiology at BCM in 1996. Dr. Klucznik joined the staff at The Methodist Hospital that same year as an interventional neuroradiologist and was appointed Director of Interventional Neuroradiology at TMH in 2005. Since joining Methodist, Dr. Klucznik has served on numerous committees including the Medical Staff Quality Management Committee, Neurology Care Management Performance Improvement Subcommittee and the Quality Assurance Committee for Endovascular, which he chaired in 2006.

Description of Research

Dr. Klucznik conducts clinical and translational studies to evaluate the safety and efficacy of endovascular treatments for various neurological disorders.

Major Areas of Research

Interventional neuroradiology, CT, MRI, intracranial stenting

Recent Publications

Rangel-Castilla L, Krishna C, Klucznik R, Diaz O. Endovascular embolization with Onyx in the management of sinus pericranii: a case report. Neurosurg Focus. 2009 Nov;27(5):E13.

Karmonik C, Diaz O, Grossman R, Klucznik R. In-vivo quantification of wall motion in cerebral aneurysms from 2D cine phase contrast magnetic resonance images. Rofo. 2010 Feb;182(2):140-50.

Karmonik C, Yen C, Grossman RG, Klucznik R, Benndorf G. Intra-aneurysmal flow patterns and wall shear stresses calculated with computational flow dynamics in an anterior communicating artery aneurysm depend on knowledge of patient-specific inflow rates. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2009 May;151(5):479-85; discussion 485.

Nahab F, Lynn MJ, Kasner SE, Alexander MJ, Klucznik R, Zaidat OO, Chaloupka J, Lutsep H, Barnwell S, Mawad M, Lane B, Chimowitz MI; NIH Multicenter Wingspan Intracranial Stent Registry Study Group. Risk factors associated with major cerebrovascular complications after intracranial stenting. Neurology. 2009 Jun 9;72(23):2014-9.

Karmonik C, Klucznik R, Benndorf G. Comparison of velocity patterns in an AComA aneurysm
measured with 2D phase contrast MRI and simulated with CFD. Technol Health Care. 2008;16(2):119-28.