Dr Anil Gopinathan

Senior Consultant
National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS)
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Hospital (NUH)


Core Faculty, Diagnostic Radiology Residency ACGME-I Program, National University Hospital


Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Dr Anil obtained his post graduate degrees of MD (Radio-diagnosis) from Mumbai University in 2006 and Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists, London in May 2007.  He has previously worked as an honorary Consultant Radiologist at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals, NHS Trust, United Kingdom. Dr Anil has over 40 publications in various medline indexed journals of repute (mostly as a lead or corresponding author) as well as 2 book chapters to his credit. He regularly reviews for well known journals like European Radiology, AJNR, Cancer Imaging etc. For his keen interest in teaching, through the last few years he has been an invited speaker at several national and regional conferences and educational sessions.


Dr Anil has around 10 years of experience in interventional radiology (body and neuro). He has performed several hundreds of peripheral vascular and hepatobiliary interventions (including liver transplant related interventions, DEB TACE, Y90 radioembolisations and thermal ablations for malignancies). Currently, his special interest is in neuro-vascular interventions and has established this service at NUH. He has also started certain novel therapies in NUH such as intra-arterial chemosurgery for retinoblastoma, dural venous sinus stenting for idiopathic intracranial hypertension and thrombectomy for intracranial venous sinus thrombosis.


Education and Fellowship

MBBS, MD (Radiodiagnosis), DNB (Radiology), FRCR (UK), FAMS


Specialty Interests

  • Neurovascular and Spinal interventions

  • Dialysis access related vascular interventions

  • Interventional Oncology


Professional Memberships


  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore, since 2012
  • Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe, since 2011
  • European Society of Radiology, since 2010
  • British Society of Endovascular therapy, since 2010
  • Singapore Radiological Society, since 2008
  • Royal College of Radiologists, London, since 2007


Selected Publications

  1. Barry Wei Loong Tan, Aye Sandar Zaw, Prapul Chander Rajendran, John Nathaniel Ruiz, Naresh Kumar, Gopinathan Anil. Pre-operative embolisation in spinal tumor surgery: enhancing its effectiveness. In Press Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2017.05.021.

  2. Anil G, Zhang J, Al Hamar NE, Nga ME Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas: CT imaging features and radiologic-pathologic correlation. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2017 Jan 16. doi: 10.5152/dir.2016.16104 PMID:28089954.

  3. Kumar N, Tan B, Zaw AS, Khine HE, Maharajan K, Lau LL, Rajendran PC, Gopinathan Anil. The role of preoperative vascular embolization in surgery for metastatic spinal tumours. Eur Spine J. 2016 Dec;25(12):3962-3970.  

  4. Mukherjee SChandran AGopinathan Anil, Putharan MGoddard TEldridge PRPatankar TNahser HC. PulseRider-assisted treatment of wide-necked intracranial bifurcation aneurysmssafety and feasibility study. J Neurosurg. 2016 Sep 30:1-8.   PMID:2768945.

  5.  G Anil, Goddard A, Deniz K, Ross S, Patankar T. WEB in partially thrombosed aneurysm: a word of caution. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 May;37(5):892-6.  PMID:26585255.

  6. Zhang J, Chen Z, G Anil (corresponding author). Ultrasound guided-thyroid nodule biopsy:ouctomes and correlation with imaging features. Clinical Imaging 2015: 39(2); 200-6.

  7. Ng S, Tan L, Anil G (corresponding author). The role of interventional radiology in complications associated with Liver Transplantation. Clinical Radiology 2015: 70; 1323-1335.

  8. P Singh, Anil G (corresponding author). Post Y90 radioembolization-what do images say? Cancer Imaging 2013: 13(4); 645-657.

  9. Thian Y L, Anil G (corresponding author),  Ang BWL Imaging Paradigms in Assessment of Rectal Carcinoma: loco-regional and distant  staging Cancer Imaging. 2012 Oct 2;12:290-303.

  10. Anil G, Amogh Hegde, VFH Chong. Thyroid nodules: Risk stratification for malignancy with ultrasound and guided biopsy. Cancer Imaging. 2011 Dec 28;11:209-23.



Updated as of 1 January 2018