Richard P. Klucznik, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

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.

Areas Of Expertise

Interventional neuroradiology CT MRI Intracranial stenting
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship , Baylor College of Medecine
Residency , David Grant Medical Center
Internship , University of Massachusetts Medical Center
MD , Tufts University
Publications

Use of a pressure sensing sheath: Comparison with standard means of blood pressure monitoring in catheterization procedures
Purdy, PD, South, C, Klucznik, RP, Liu, KC, Novakovic, RL, Puri, AS, Lee Pride, G, Aagaard-Kienitz, B, Ray, A & Elliott, AC 2017, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol 9, no. 8, pp. 766-771. DOI:

4D Phase Contrast MRI Protocol Optimization using Patient-Specific 3D Printed Replicas for In-Vivo Imaging before and after Flow Diverter Placement
Karmonik, C, Anderson, JR, Elias, S, Klucznik, R, Diaz, O, Zhang, YJ, Grossman, RG & Britz, GW 2017, World Neurosurgery. DOI:

Contextualizing the first-round failure of the AHCA: Down but not out
Hirsch, JA, Rosenkrantz, AB, Nicola, GN, Harvey, HB, Duszak, R, Silva, E, Barr, RM, Klucznik, RP, Brook, AL & Manchikanti, L 2017, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol 9, no. 6, pp. 595-600. DOI:

MACRA: Background, opportunities and challenges for the neurointerventional specialist
Hirsch, JA, Leslie-Mazwi, TM, Patel, AB, Rabinov, JD, Gonzalez, RG, Barr, RM, Nicola, GN, Klucznik, RP, Prestigiacomo, CJ & Manchikanti, L 2016, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol 8, no. 8, pp. 868-874. DOI:

Use of a pressure sensing sheath: comparison with standard means of blood pressure monitoring in catheterization procedures
Purdy, PD, South, C, Klucznik, RP, Liu, KC, Novakovic, RL, Puri, AS, Lee Pride, G, Aagaard-Kienitz, B, Ray, A & Elliott, AC 2016, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol 9, no. 8, pp. 766-771. DOI:

Training guidelines for endovascular stroke intervention: an international multi-society consensus document
Lavine, SD, Cockroft, K, Hoh, B, Bambakidis, N, Khalessi, AA, Woo, H, Riina, H, Siddiqui, A, Hirsch, JA, Chong, W, Rice, H, Wenderoth, J, Mitchell, P, Coulthard, A, Signh, TJ, Phatorous, C, Khangure, M, Klurfan, P, ter Brugge, K, Iancu, D, Gunnarsson, T, Jansen, O, Muto, M, Szikora, I, Pierot, L, Brouwer, P, Gralla, J, Renowden, S, Andersson, T, Fiehler, J, Turjman, F, White, P, Januel, AC, Spelle, L, Kulcsar, Z, Chapot, R, Biondi, A, Dima, S, Taschner, C, Szajner, M, Krajina, A, Sakai, N, Matsumaru, Y, Yoshimura, S, Ezura, M, Fujinaka, T, Iihara, K, Ishii, A, Higashi, T, Hirohata, M, Hyodo, A, Ito, Y, Kawanishi, M, Kiyosue, H, Kobayashi, E, Kobayashi, S, Kuwayama, N, Matsumoto, Y, Miyachi, S, Murayama, Y, Nagata, I, Nakahara, I, Nemoto, S, Niimi, Y, Oishi, H, Satomi, J, Satow, T, Sugiu, K, Tanaka, M, Terada, T, Yamagami, H, Diaz, O, Lylyk, P, Jayaraman, MV, Patsalides, A, Gandhi, CD, Lee, SK, Abruzzo, T, Albani, B, Ansari, SA, Arthur, AS, Baxter, BW, Bulsara, KR, Chen, M, Almandoz, JED, Fraser, JF, Heck, DV, Hetts, SW, Hussain, MS, Klucznik, RP, Leslie-Mawzi, TM, Mack, WJ, McTaggart, RA, Meyers, PM, Mocco, J, Prestigiacomo, CJ, Pride, GL, Rasmussen, PA, Starke, RM, Sunenshine, PJ, Tarr, RW, Frei, DF, Ribo, M, Nogueira, RG, Zaidat, OO, Jovin, T, Linfante, I, Yavagal, D, Liebeskind, D, Novakovic, R, Pongpech, S, Rodesch, G, Soderman, M, Taylor, A, Krings, T, Orbach, D, Picard, L, Suh, DC & Zhang, HQ 2016, Neuroradiology, vol 58, no. 6, pp. 537-541. DOI:

Three-dimensional printing of anatomically accurate, patient specific intracranial aneurysm models
Anderson, JR, Thompson, WL, Alkattan, AK, Diaz, O, Klucznik, R, Zhang, YJ, Britz, GW, Grossman, RG & Karmonik, C 2016, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol 8, no. 5, pp. 517-520. DOI:

Training guidelines for endovascular ischemic stroke intervention: An international multi-society consensus document
Lavine, SD, Cockroft, K, Hoh, B, Bambakidis, N, Khalessi, AA, Woo, H, Riina, H, Siddiqui, A, Hirsch, JA, Chong, W, Rice, H, Wenderoth, J, Mitchell, P, Coulthard, A, Signh, TJ, Phatorous, C, Khangure, M, Klurfan, P, Ter Brugge, K, Iancu, D, Gunnarsson, T, Jansen, O, Muto, M, Szikora, I, Pierot, L, Brouwer, P, Gralla, J, Renowden, S, Andersson, T, Fiehler, J, Turjman, F, White, P, Januel, AC, Spelle, L, Kulcsar, Z, Chapot, R, Spelle, L, Biondi, A, Dima, S, Taschner, C, Szajner, M, Krajina, A, Sakai, N, Matsumaru, Y, Yoshimura, S, Ezura, M, Fujinaka, T, Iihara, K, Ishii, A, Higashi, T, Hirohata, M, Hyodo, A, Ito, Y, Kawanishi, M, Kiyosue, H, Kobayashi, E, Kobayashi, S, Kuwayama, N, Matsumoto, Y, Miyachi, S, Murayama, Y, Nagata, I, Nakahara, I, Nemoto, S, Niimi, Y, Oishi, H, Satomi, J, Satow, T, Sugiu, K, Tanaka, M, Terada, T, Yamagami, H, Diaz, O, Lylyk, P, Jayaraman, MV, Patsalides, A, Gandhi, CD, Lee, SK, Abruzzo, T, Albani, B, Ansari, SA, Arthur, AS, Baxter, BW, Bulsara, KR, Chen, M, Delgado Almandoz, JE, Fraser, JF, Heck, DV, Hetts, SW, Hussain, MS, Klucznik, RP, Leslie-Mawzi, TM, Mack, WJ, McTaggart, RA, Meyers, PM, Mocco, J, Prestigiacomo, CJ, Pride, GL, Rasmussen, PA, Starke, RM, Sunenshine, PJ, Tarr, RW, Frei, DF, Ribo, M, Nogueira, RG, Zaidat, OO, Jovin, T, Linfante, I, Yavagal, D, Liebeskind, D, Novakovic, R, Pongpech, S, Rodesch, G, Soderman, M, Ter Brugge, K, Taylor, A, Krings, T, Orbach, D, Biondi, A, Picard, L, Suh, DC, Tanaka, M & Zhang, HQ 2016, American Journal of Neuroradiology, vol 37, no. 4, pp. E31-E34. DOI:

Transient Ischemic Attack in the Setting of Carotid Atheromatous
Huang, M, Moisi, MD, Zwillman, M, Volpi, J, Diaz, OM & Klucznik, RP 2016, Cureus.

Enrollment volume effect on risk factor control and outcomes in the SAMMPRIS trial
Chiu, D , Klucznik, RP, Turan, TN, Lynn, MJ, McCane, CD, Katz, LB, Nizam, A, Derdeyn, CP, Fiorella, D, Lane, BF, Montgomery, J, Janis, S & Chimowitz, MI 2015, Neurology, vol 85, no. 24, pp. 2090-2097. DOI:

Relationships and redundancies of selected hemodynamic and structural parameters for characterizing virtual treatment of cerebral aneurysms with flow diverter devices
Karmonik, C, Anderson, JR, Beilner, J, Ge, JJ, Partovi, S, Klucznik, RP, Diaz, O, Zhang, YJ, Britz, GW, Grossman, RG, Lv, N & Huang, Q 2015, Journal of Biomechanics. DOI:

Quantification of velocity reduction after flow diverter placement in intracranial aneurysm: An ex vivo study with 3D printed replicas
Anderson, JR, Klucznik, R, Diaz, O, Zhang, YJ, Britz, GW, Grossman, RG & Karmonik, C 2015, . in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. vol. 2015-November, 7320077, IEEE, pp. 7300-7303, 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015, Milan, Italy, 25-29 August. DOI:

Comprehensive Overview of Contemporary Management Strategies for Cerebral Aneurysms
Manhas, A, Nimjee, SM, Agrawal, A, Zhang, J, Diaz, O, Zomorodi, AR, Smith, T, Powers, CJ, Sauvageau, E, Klucznik, RP, Ferrell, A, Golshani, K, Stieg, PE & Britz, GW 2015, World Neurosurgery, vol 84, no. 4, pp. 1147-1160. DOI:

Mid-and long-term outcomes of carotid-cavernous fistula endovascular management with Onyx and n-BCA: Experience of a single tertiary center
Barber, SM, Rangel-Castilla, L, Zhang, YJ, Klucznik, R & Diaz, O 2015, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol 7, no. 10, pp. 762-769. DOI:

Quantitative comparison of hemodynamic parameters from steady and transient CFD simulations in cerebral aneurysms with focus on the aneurysm ostium
Karmonik, C , Diaz, O , Klucznik, R , Grossman, RG , Zhang, YJ , Britz, G, Lv, N & Huang, Q 2015, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol 7, no. 5, pp. 367-372. DOI:

Transarterial Onyx Embolization of an Orbital Solitary Fibrous Tumor
Hashemi, N, Ling, JD, Soparkar, C, Sami, M, Ellezam, B, Klucznik, R, Lee, AG & Chévez-Barrios, P 2015, Ocular Oncology and Pathology, vol 1, no. 2, pp. 98-102. DOI:

Quantifying cerebrovascular reactivity and identifying regions at risk from cerebrovascular steal with arterial spin labeling
Fung, SH, Diaz, O, Klucznik, RP, Zhang, Y, Britz, GW, Volpi, J, Thomas, AP & Chiu, D 2015, Interventional Neuroradiology, vol 21S1.

Brain aneurysms
Zhang, YJ, Desai, V, Diaz, O, Klucznik, RP & Britz, G 2015, . in Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions. Springer International Publishing, pp. 89-101. DOI:

Validation of computational fluid dynamics methods with anatomically exact, 3D printed MRI phantoms and 4D pcMRI
Anderson, JR, Diaz, O, Klucznik, R, Zhang, YJ, Britz, GW, Grossman, RG, Lv, N, Huang, Q & Karmonik, C 2014, . in 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014., 6945165, IEEE, pp. 6699-6701, 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014, Chicago, United States, 26-30 August. DOI:

Magnetic resonance imaging as a tool to assess reliability in simulating hemodynamics in cerebral aneurysms with a dedicated computational fluid dynamics prototype: preliminary results
Karmonik, C , Zhang, YJ , Diaz, O , Klucznik, R, Partovi, S, Grossman, RG & Britz, GW 2014, Cardiovascular diagnosis and therapy, vol 4, no. 2, pp. 207-12. DOI: