Danial Jilani, MD, MPH

Interventional Radiology

Practices In: Lisle, Lockport
Patients Seen: All Ages

Stephen Cov­ey once said, Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essen­tial ingre­di­ent in effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion. It’s the foun­da­tion­al prin­ci­ple that holds all rela­tion­ships.” I believe one of the most vital com­po­nents of a provider-patient rela­tion­ship is trust. Trust in com­pe­tence. Trust in hon­esty. Trust in patient out­comes. Trust in for­mu­lat­ing a treat­ment plan. I believe in build­ing a foun­da­tion of trust between myself as a physi­cian provider and a patient- to make the patient feel val­ued, feel respect­ed, and feel heard. Addi­tion­al­ly, I believe com­mu­ni­ca­tion is also essen­tial and that this goes beyond just words or explain­ing the risks and ben­e­fits of a pro­ce­dure or test. I believe in being avail­able for a patient whether it be dur­ing busi­ness hours or after hours. I believe in com­mu­ni­cat­ing hon­est­ly and effec­tive­ly. A core prin­ci­ple of mine is to treat patients as if they were my own fam­i­ly mem­ber. I’m often remind­ed of this excerpt from a recent arti­cle I read: A strong physi­cian-patient rela­tion­ship involves good inter­per­son­al com­mu­ni­ca­tion, the devel­op­ment of a shared under­stand­ing that allows for reliance and trust, and ease of obtain­ing care, facil­i­tat­ed by the physi­cian serv­ing as a patient advocate.”

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Board Certifications
English, Urdu, Hindi
Awards & Accolades
Chien-Tai Lu Award for Outstanding Clinical Work in VIR, Univ of Chicago Medicine 2016
Joel Sammet Radiology Resident Research Award, Univ of Chicago Hodges Alumni Society 2016
Introduction to Academic Radiology, ARRS 2016
Steven M. Pinksy Resident Poster Award, Chicago Radiological Society 2017
RSNA Resident and Fellow Research Award 2018
Clinical Interests

Inter­ven­tion­al oncology/​Y90 radioem­boliza­tion, venous dis­ease (includ­ing May-Thurn­er syn­drome), wom­en’s health (uter­ine fibroid emboliza­tion, pelvic con­ges­tion syn­drome), prostate artery emboliza­tion, genic­u­lar artery embolization,

Personal Interests

Weight lift­ing, play­ing a wide vari­ety of sports, cycling, hik­ing, trav­el­ing, cook­ing, social jus­tice, health dis­par­i­ties in med­i­cine, teaching.

Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Graduation Date: 2014 Degree: MD
University of Chicago Diagnostic Radiology/Chief Resident
Northwestern Medicine Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Provider’s Publications
Ahmed O, Jilani D, Thomas S. Imaging unusual causes of pancreatitis. Contemp Diag Radiol. 2013; 36(16):1-5
Ahmed O, Jilani D, Funaki B, Ginsburg M, Giger M, Sheth S, Zangan S. Comparison of barbed suture versus conventional sutures for wound closure of radiologically implanted chest ports. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014; 25(9): 1433-8
Bos A, Ahmed O, Jilani D, Giger M, Funaki B, Zangan S. Dual-lumen chest port infection rates in patients with head and neck cancer. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2015 Jun;38(3):651-6
Ahmed O, Patel M, Ginsburg M, Jilani D, Funaki B. Effectiveness of collateral vein embolization for salvage of immature native arteriovenous fistulas. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Dec;25(12):1890-4
Patel MV, Ahmed O, Jilani D, Zangan S. Computed tomography-guided percutaneous lung biopsy: impact of lesion proximity to diaphragm on biopsy yield and pneumothorax rate. J Thorac Imaging. 2014 Nov;29(6):344-9
Ahmed O, Jilani D, Sheth S, Giger M, Funaki B. Radiologically guided placement of mushroom- retained gastrostomy catheters: Long-term outcomes of use in 300 patients at a single center. Radiology. 2015 Aug;276(2):588-96
Ahmed O, Jilani D, Sheth S, Giger M, Funaki B. Long-term results of microcoil embolization for colonic hemorrhage: how common is rebreeding? Br J Radiol. 2015 Jul;88(1051)
Sheth S, Jilani D, Bos A, Ahmed O, Patel M, Zangan S. Core lung biopsy for biomarker analysis: Is there increased risk compared with conventional biopsy? J Thorac Imaging. 2015 Sep;30(5):314-8 link
Mehta A, Ahmed O, Jilani D, Funaki B, Lorenz J, Zangan S. Bronchial artery embolization for malignant hemoptysis: a single institutional experience. J Thoracic Dis. 2015 Aug; 7(8):1406-13
Jilani D, Fernandes A, Borges N. Pre-clinical versus clinical medical students’ attitudes towards the poor in the United States. J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2015 Nov 1; 12:52
Jilani D, Ellison S, Paton S. Demographic analysis of breast cancer in Montgomery County, Ohio. Published on Wright State University Core Scholar 2010 July.
Jilani D, Light D. “Spinal osteochondroma.” MedPix (The National Library of Medicine via the NIH). 2011 July.
Jilani D. Experiencing primary care from opposite sides of the spectrum: Clerkships Can Influence the Career Path of Medical Students. STFM Messenger (official news publication of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine). 2013 February.
Jilani D, Light D. “Fitz-Hugh Curtis Syndrome” MedPix (The National Library of Medicine via the NIH). 2013 July (*Case of the week honors)
Tulius T, Jilani D, Patel MV, Altman A, Ghobadi C, Nagaraju A, Navuluri R. Imaging and Radiological Intervention in the Biliary Tract. In Shackelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Eighth Edition. Saunders-Elsevier. Philadelphia, PA, 2016


Embolization, IVC Filter Placement & Removal, Lymphoscintigraphy, Venous Access


Cancer Treatment, Endocrine Disorders, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, Spinal Compression Fracture, Spinal Health, Uterine Fibroid, Varicocele, Varicose Veins, Vascular Health - Arterial and Venous, Venous Disease