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

MRI CT Interventional neuroradiology 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

Unique percutaneous direct puncture technique for occlusion of a hypoglossal canal dural arteriovenous fistula
Diaz, OM, Toledo, MM, Roehm, JOF, Klucznik, RP, Chinnadurai, P, Lopez, GV & Britz, GW 2018, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. DOI: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2018-013845

ELVO: An operational definition
The Society Of NeuroInterventional Surgery 2018, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 507-509. DOI: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2018-013792

Neuroendovascular management of emergent large vessel occlusion: update on the technical aspects and standards of practice by the Standards and Guidelines Committee of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery
Gandhi, CD, Al Mufti, F, Singh, IP, Abruzzo, T, Albani, B, Ansari, SA, Arthur, AS, Bain, M, Baxter, BW, Bulsara, KR, Caplan, JM, Chen, M, Dabus, G, Frei, D, Hetts, SW, Hussain, MS, Jayaraman, MV, Kayan, Y, Klucznik, RP, Lee, S-K, Mack, WJ, Leslie-Mazwi, T, McTaggart, RA, Meyers, PM, Mokin, M, Patsalides, AT, Prestigiacomo, CJ, Pride, GL, Starke, RM, Sunenshine, PJ, Fraser, JF & Standards and Guidelines committee of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 2018, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 315-320. DOI: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2017-013554

ELVO: An operational definition
The Society Of NeuroInterventional Surgery 2018, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 507-509. DOI: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2018-013792

AHCA meets BCRA; timeline, context, and future directions
Hirsch, JA, Rosenkrantz, AB, Allen, B, Nicola, GN, Klucznik, RP & Manchikanti, L 2018, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 205-208. DOI: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2017-013478

Augmented Reality with Virtual Cerebral Aneurysms: A Feasibility Study
Karmonik, C, Elias, SN, Zhang, JY, Diaz, O, Klucznik, RP, Grossman, RG & Britz, GW 2018, World Neurosurgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.07.222

Interhospital Transfer Before Thrombectomy Is Associated With Delayed Treatment and Worse Outcome in the STRATIS Registry (Systematic Evaluation of Patients Treated With Neurothrombectomy Devices for Acute Ischemic Stroke)
Froehler, MT, Saver, JL, Zaidat, OO, Jahan, R, Aziz-Sultan, MA, Klucznik, RP, Haussen, DC, Hellinger, FR, Yavagal, DR, Yao, TL, Liebeskind, DS, Jadhav, AP, Gupta, R, Hassan, AE, Martin, CO, Bozorgchami, H, Kaushal, R, Nogueira, RG, Gandhi, RH, Peterson, EC, Dashti, SR, Given, CA, Mehta, BP, Deshmukh, V, Starkman, S, Linfante, I, McPherson, SH, Kvamme, P, Grobelny, TJ, Hussain, MS, Thacker, I, Vora, N, Chen, PR, Monteith, SJ, Ecker, RD, Schirmer, CM, Sauvageau, E, Abou-Chebl, A, Derdeyn, CP, Maidan, L, Badruddin, A, Siddiqui, AH, Dumont, TM, Alhajeri, A, Taqi, MA, Asi, K, Carpenter, J, Boulos, A, Jindal, G, Puri, AS & STRATIS Investigators 2017, Circulation, vol. 136, no. 24, pp. 2311-2321. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.028920

Post-thrombectomy management of the ELVO patient: Guidelines from the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery
Leslie-Mazwi, T, Chen, M, Yi, J, Starke, RM, Hussain, MS, Meyers, PM, McTaggart, RA, Pride, GL, Ansari, AS, Abruzzo, T, Albani, B, Arthur, AS, Baxter, BW, Bulsara, KR, Delgado Almandoz, JE, Gandhi, CD, Heck, D, Hetts, SW, Klucznik, RP, Jayaraman, MV, Lee, S-K, Mack, WJ, Mocco, J, Prestigiacomo, C, Patsalides, A, Rasmussen, P, Sunenshine, P, Frei, D, Fraser, JF & Standards and Guidelines committee of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 2017, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 1258-1266. DOI: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2017-013270

Systematic Evaluation of Patients Treated With Neurothrombectomy Devices for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Primary Results of the STRATIS Registry
STRATIS Investigators 2017, Stroke, vol. 48, no. 10, pp. 2760-2768. DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.016456

Prehospital care delivery and triage of stroke with emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO): Report of the Standards and Guidelines Committee of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery
Lee Pride, G, Fraser, JF, Gupta, R, Alberts, MJ, Neal Rutledge, J, Fowler, R, Ansari, SA, Abruzzo, T, Albani, B, Arthur, A, Baxter, B, Bulsara, KR, Chen, M, Delgado Almandoz, JE, Gandhi, CD, Heck, D, Hetts, SW, Hirsch, JA, Hussain, MS, Klucznik, R, Lee, SK, MacK, WJ, Leslie-Mazwi, T, McTaggart, RA, Meyers, PM, Mocco, J, Prestigiacomo, C, Patsalides, A, Rasmussen, P, Starke, RM, Sunenshine, P, Frei, D & Jayaraman, MV 2017, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 802-812. DOI: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2016-012699

Erratum to: Training guidelines for endovascular stroke intervention: an international multi-society consensus document (Neuroradiology, (2016), 58, (537–541), 10.1007/s00234-016-1667-0)
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, Phatouros, 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, 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, Taylor, A, Krings, T, Orbach, D, Picard, L, Suh, DC & Zhang, HQ 2017, Neuroradiology, vol. 59, no. 8. DOI: 10.1007/s00234-017-1861-8

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: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.06.042

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: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2017-013136

Standard and Guidelines: Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Shunts
Lee, SK, Hetts, SW, Halbach, V, Terbrugge, K, Ansari, SA, Albani, B, Abruzzo, T, Arthur, A, Alexander, MJ, Albuquerque, FC, Baxter, B, Bulsara, KR, Chen, M, Delgado Almandoz, JE, Fraser, JF, Frei, D, Gandhi, CD, Heck, D, Hussain, MS, Kelly, M, Klucznik, R, Leslie-Mazwi, T, McTaggart, RA, Meyers, PM, Patsalides, A, Prestigiacomo, C, Pride, GL, Starke, R, Sunenshine, P, Rasmussen, P & Jayaraman, MV 2017, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 516-523. DOI: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2015-012116

Initial hospital management of patients with emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO): Report of the standards and guidelines committee of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery
McTaggart, RA, Ansari, SA, Goyal, M, Abruzzo, TA, Albani, B, Arthur, AJ, Alexander, MJ, Albuquerque, FC, Baxter, B, Bulsara, KR, Chen, M, Almandoz, JED, Fraser, JF, Frei, D, Gandhi, CD, Heck, DV, Hetts, SW, Hussain, MS, Kelly, M, Klucznik, R, Lee, SK, Leslie-Mawzi, T, Meyers, PM, Prestigiacomo, CJ, Pride, GL, Patsalides, A, Starke, RM, Sunenshine, P, Rasmussen, PA & Jayaraman, MV 2017, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 316-323. DOI: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2015-011984

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: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2015-011952

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: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2016-012536

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: 10.1007/s00234-016-1667-0

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: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2015-011686

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: 10.3174/ajnr.A4766