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Malcolm K. Sydnor Jr., M.D.

Malcolm K. Sydnor

Associate Professor
Director, Vascular Interventional Radiology
Associate Director, Residency Education
Main Hospital, Room 3-440
Phone: (804) 828-0534
Fax: (804) 6288-1132
E-mail: malcolm.sydnor@vcuhealth.org
Specialties: Varicose Vein Ablation, Kyphoplasty and Trauma Intervention

Areas of Interest

Minimally invasive, image-guided procedures, including:
  • Treatment of varicose veins with endovenous ablation and ambulatory phlebectomy.
  • Treatment of spider veins with sclerotheraphy.
  • Treatment of compression fractures and cancer in the spine with kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty.
  • Treatment of painful abdominal and pelvic cancers with nerve blocks.
  • Treatment of trauma patients with embolotherapy.
  • Treatment of occluded arteries with balloons, stents and other devices.


  • Carotid stent trials.
  • Islet cell transplantation trials.

Research Projects/Grants

Presented in Washington, D.C. at the Society of Interventional Radiology conference in March 2008:
  • Splenic artery embolization in the trauma patient: radiation dose and outcome of proximal versus distal embolization
  • Unique applications of the balloon expandable covered stent in a wide variety of vascular territories
  • Unique applications of bone augmentation for painful metastatic foci to the axial skeleton
Ongoing IRB-approved study:
  • Late complications after bilateral pelvic artery embolization in the blunt trauma patient


  • M.D. – Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Residency – VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA
  • Fellowship – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Board Certification

  • American Board of Radiology – Diagnostic Radiology, 2004.
  • Certificate of Added Qualification – Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 2007.
VCU Department of Radiology Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center