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Raj Kakarla, MD

  • Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology: Interventional Radiology
  • 815.971.5000
Facilities Javon Bea Hospital–Rockton, Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center–Harvard, Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside
Languages English
Residency Diagnostic Radiology: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago
Medical school University of Wisconsin College of Medicine, Madison
Fellowship Interventional Radiology: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
Special practice interests
  • Interventional oncology
  • Vertebral augmentation/kyphoplasty
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome and varicocele treatment
  • Dialysis access maintenance
  • Venous interventions
Board certification

American Board of Radiology with added certifications in Diagnostic Radiology and Vascular and Interventional Radiology


Dr. Kakarla serves as the Associate Medical Director of Radiology. He served as a clinical instructor and assistant professor of Radiology at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI. He also worked in a consultant role for medical device development and research in conjunction with companies in the interventional platform.

Philosophy of care

My practice is centered around CARE: Compassion‚¬€empathy and attentiveness to my patients and families; Accountability‚¬€take responsible approaches to deliver medicine of the highest order; Respect‚¬€a team-based approach emphasizing the role of patients and families with sensitivity to their values and diversity; and Excellence‚¬€ I aim to rise above the ordinary through my personal efforts and those of my team. In essence, my vision is to provide exceptional care in partnership with clinicians, while treating every patient as a member of our family.