Dr. Kenny Lien is a board-certified Interventional Radiologist with experience performing minimally invasive vascular and non-vascular procedures since 2007. He has substantial experience in the area of women’s health, especially performing UFEs.
Dr. Lien serves as a Faculty Member at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital and as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Stony Brook University Hospital. He earned his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. He also completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Stony Brook University Hospital and an advanced training fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at NYU.
Before attending medical school, Dr. Lien earned a master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University; he earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular & cellular biology/genetics from UC Berkeley.
WHY DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING AN IR?
As an IR physician, I love that I can provide minimally invasive, low-risk treatments to patients as an alternative to surgery. Surgery will always have its role in treating patients, however, with advances in imaging and procedural techniques, I can provide treatments that have shorter recovery times, less complications, and equal or better results. It is an innovative specialty in medicine that is on the leading edge of health care delivery and I am proud to be a part of it.
WHAT BEHAVIOR OR PERSONALITY TRAIT DO YOU MOST ATTRIBUTE YOUR SUCCESS TO, AND WHY?
My empathy and patience are the most important attributes to my success as a physician. My empathy allows me to connect to my patient’s and understand through their perspective what challenges they face so that I can tailor their treatment plan most effectively.
My patience allows me to stay focused and not get frustrated with the inevitable things that interfere or obstruct my goals. When I do a procedure patience allows me stay innovative and constructive, creating different any new techniques to complete complicated procedures.
WHO INSPIRES YOU?
My wife inspires me. No explanation necessary. She simply does.