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Michael Temple, MD, FRCPC
Michael Temple, MD, FRCPC

Michael Temple, MD, FRCPC

Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Director, Interventional Radiology



MD – Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Fellowship (Pediatric Interventional Radiology) – The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Residency (Radiology) – Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Temple University, Pennsylvania State University, Reading, Pennsylvania
Rotating Internship – Saint Joseph’s Health Centre, London, Ontario, Canada

Research Interests

Dr. Temple has worked to facilitate collaborative pediatric interventional radiology research on an international scale. His personal research interests center on advancing pediatric interventional oncology techniques in children.

  • Establishing an International Pediatric Interventional Radiology Research Collaborative
  • Assessment of ablative interventional oncology techniques in pediatric patients
  • Liver directed therapies including radioembolization
  • Palliative care in pediatric cancer patients
  • Endovascular thrombosis management

Selected Publications

Barakzai MD, Bozic D, Gupta S, Amirabadi A, Temple M, Chiramel GK, Parra D, Gasparetto A, Amaral JG. Children with Leukemia and Fever at Diagnosis: Bloodstream Infection and Central Venous Access Device Removal. J Vasc Interv Radiol. Feb 9, 2024:S1051-0443(24)00126-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2024.02.003. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38342222.

Temple MJ, Abruzzo TA, Gomez Munoz F, Amaral JG, Bogan KA, Gibson C, Patel PA, Toh LM, Zhang J, Mubarak WM, Connolly BL, Mitchell SE, Barnacle AM, Cahill AM, Braswell LE, Marshalleck FE, Patel MN, Feola P, Chaudry GA, Murthy Chennapragada S, Josephs SC, Annam A, Goman SK. Fostering research in pediatric interventional radiology: needs assessment and suggestions for support. Pediatr Radiol 53, 2245-2252 (2023).

Gould M, Marcon M, Nguyen G, Benchimol E, Moineddin R, Swayze S, Kopp A, Ratcliffe E, Merritt N, Davidson J, Langer J, Mistry N, Lorenzo A, Temple M, Walsh C. Impact of antegrade enema initiation on healthcare utilization in pediatric patients: A population‐based cohort study. Neurogastroenterology & Motility 2022. 10.1111/nmo.14495. Online ahead of print.

Regenold M, Bannigan P, Evans JC, Waspe A, Temple MJ, Allen C. Turning down the heat: The case for mild hyperthermia and thermosensitive liposomes. Nanomedicine Feb;40:102484, 2022.

Gibson CR, Amirabadi A, Goman S, Armstrong NC, Langer JC, Amaral JG, Temple MJ, Parra D, John PR, Connolly BL. Use of Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Abdominal Abscesses in Children-A Single-Center Randomized Control Trial. Can Assoc Radiol J Aug;72(3):577-584, 2021.

Avila L, Cullinan N, White M, Gaballah M, Cahill AM, Warad D, Rodriguez V, Tarango C, Hoppmann A, Nelson S, Kuhn T, Biss T, Weiss A, Temple M, Amaral JG, Amiri N, Xavier AC, Renzi S, Brandão LR. Pediatric May-Thurner Syndrome-Systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis. J Thromb Haemost May;19(5):1283-1293, 2021.

Adil O, Russell JL, Khan WU, Amaral JG, Parra DA, Temple MJ, Muthusami P, Connolly BL. Image-guided chest tube drainage in the management of chylothorax post cardiac surgery in children: a single- center case series. Pediatr Radiol May;51(5):822-830, 2021.

Raborn J, Monroe E, Annam A, Ladd P, Young V, Lungren M, Temple M, Gunn A. Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement and Retrieval in Pediatric Patients: a Multicenter Retrospective Analysis. JVIR May; 32(5):SA35-36, 2021.

Zaltsberg GS, Lam CZ, Ling SC, Dipchand AI, Chavhan GB, Greer MC, Temple M, Amaral JG. Magnetic Resonance Liver Lymphangiography for Investigation and Transhepatic Lymphatic Embolization for the Treatment of Protein-Losing Enteropathy. J Vasc Interv Radiol Feb;32(2):327-329, 2021.

Shapira-Zaltsberg G, Connolly B, Temple M, Parra DA, Amirabadi A, Amaral JG. The utility of post-biopsy ultrasonography in detecting complications after percutaneous liver biopsy in children. Pediatr Radiol Nov;50(12):1717-1723, 2020.

Chavhan GB, Lam CZ, Greer MC, Temple M, Amaral J, Grosse-Wortmann L. Magnetic Resonance Lymphangiography. Radiol Clin North Am Jul;58(4):693-706, 2020.

Chamlati R, Connolly B, Laxer R, Stimec J, Panwar J, Tse S, Muthusami P, Amaral J, Temple M, Parra DA. Image guided sacroiliac joint corticosteroid injections in children: an 18-year single-center retrospective study. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J June 17;18(1):52, 2020.

Rohringer TJ, Hannick JH, Lorenzo A, Avitzur Y, Temple M, Parra DA. Percutaneous removal of biliary stones post-liver transplant in a pediatric patient: Case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Transplant Jun;24(4):e13715, 2020.

Ma GMY, Ventura LM, Amirabadi A, Gnannt R, Nemec R, Noone D, Licht C, Amaral J, Temple M, Muthusami P, Parra D, Chamlati R, Connolly B. Hemodialysis catheters in infants: A retrospective single-center cohort study. J Vasc Interv Radiol May;31(5):778-786, 2020.

Shapira-Zaltsberg G, Amaral J, Temple M. Intraperitoneal hemorrhage in neonate with multifocal hepatic hemangiomas. Radiol Case Rep May 1;15(7):895-899, 2020.

McDonald J, Amirabadi A, Farhat Z, Temple M, Parra D, Amaral J. Connolly B. Experience with compressed gelfoam plugs in children during liver biopsies and other IR procedures: A retrospective single-center case series. J Vasc Interv Radiol Nov;30(11):1855-1862, 2019.

Pezeshkpour P, Armstrong NC, Mahant S, Muthusami P, Amaral JG, Parra DA, Temple MJ, Connolly BL. Evaluation of implanted venous port-a-caths in children with medical complexity and neurologic impairment. Pediatr Radiol Sep;49(10):1354-1361, 2019.

Mubarak WM, Sheikh N, John P, Temple MJ, Amaral JG, Connolly BL. Use of the transrectal ultrasound probe in aspiration and drainage in pediatric patients: A retrospective observational study. J Vasc Interv Radiol Jun;30(6):908-914, 2019.

Gnannt R, Waespe N, Temple M, Amirabadi A, Liu K, Brandao LR, Connolly BL. Increased risk of symptomatic upper-extremity venous thrombosis with multiple peripherally inserted central catheter insertions in pediatric patients. Pediatr Radiol Jul;48(7):1013-1020, 2018.

Hudson TJ, Looi T, Pichardo S, Amaral J, Temple M, Drake JM, Waspe AC. Simulating thermal effects of MR- guided focused ultrasound in cortical bone and its surrounding tissue. Med Phys Feb;45(2):506-519, 2018.

Sertic AJ, Connolly BL, Temple MJ, Parra DA, Amaral JG, Lee KS. Perforations associated with peripherally inserted central catheters in a neonatal population. Pediatr Radiol Jan;48(1):109-119, 2018.

Mubarak WM, Pastor C, Gnannt R, Parra DA, Amaral JG, Temple, MJ, Sochett EB, Connolly BL. Technique, safety and yield of bone biopsies for histomorphometry in children. J Vasc Interv Radiol Nov; 28(11):1477- 1583, 2017.

Chavhan GB, Amaral JG, Temple M, Itkin M. MR lymphangiography in children: Technique and potential applications. Radiographics Oct;37(6):1775-1790, 2017.

Gnannt R, Patel P, Temple M, Al Brashdi Y, Amaral J, Parra D, Rea V, Stephens D, Connolly B. Peripherally inserted central catheters in pediatric patients: To repair or not repair. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol Jun;40(6):845-851, 2017.

Patel PA, Parra DA, Bath R, Amaral JG, Temple MJ, John PR, Connolly BL. IR approaches to difficult removals of totally implanted venous access Port catheters in children: A single-center experience. J Vasc Radiol Jun;27(6):876-81, 2016.

Temple MJ, Waspe AC, Amaral JG, Napoli A, LeBlang S, Ghanouni P, Bucknor MD, Campbell F, Drake JM. Establishing a clinical service for the treatment of osteoid osteoma using magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound: Overview and guidelines. Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound May 20;4(16):eCollection, 2016. Review.

Boubalos JJ, Connolly BL, Amaral JG, Temple MJ, Parra DA. Ultrasound-guided thrombin injection for the treatment of femoral pseudoaneurysm in pediatric patients. J Vasc Interv Radiol Apr;27(4):519-23, 2016.

Khan WU, Satkunasingham J, Moineddin R, Jamal I, Afzal S, Chait P, Parra D, Amaral JG, Temple MJ, Connolly BL. The Percutaneous Cecostomy Tube in the Management of Fecal Incontinence in Children. J Vasc Interv Radiol Feb;26(2):189-95, 2015.

Crowley JJ, Hogan MJ, Towbin RB, Saad WE, Baskin KM, Marie Cahill A, Caplin DM, Connolly BL, Kalva SP, Krishnamurthy V, Marshalleck FE, Roebuck DJ, Sadd NE, Salazar GM, Stokes LS, Temple MJ, Gregory Walker T, Nicolic B; Society of Interventional Radiology Standards of Practice Committee; Society for Pediatric Radiology Interventional Radiology Committee. Improvement Guidelines for Pediatric Gastrostomy and Gastrojejunostomy Tube Placement. J Vasc Interv Radiol Dec;25(12):1983-1991, 2014.

Sertic M, Amaral J, Parra D, Temple M, Connolly B. Image-Guided Pediatric Ureteric Stent Insertions: An 11-year Experience. JVIR Aug;25(8):1265-71, 2014.

den Hollander BS, Connolly BL, Sung L, Rapoport A, Zwaan CM, Grant RM, Parra D, Temple MJ. Successful use of Indwelling Tunneled Catheters for the Management of Effusions in Children with Advanced Cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer Jun;61(6):1007-12, 2014.

Narayanam S, Connolly B, Temple M, Amaral JG. Two parallel needles with snare gastropexy device during gastrostomy in children. Pediatr Radiol Feb;44(2):212-5, 2014.

Narayanam S, Gerstle T, Amaral J, John P, Parra D, Temple M, Connolly B. Lung Tattooing (LT) Combined with Immediate Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Resection (IVATR) as a single procedure in a Hybrid Room: Our Institutional Experience in a Pediatric Population. Pediatr Radiol Sep;43(9):1144-51, 2013.

Baskin KM, Hogan MJ, Sidhu MK, Connolly BL, Towbin RB, Saad WE, Dubois J, Heran MK, Marshalleck FE, Miller DL, Roebuck D, Temple MJ, Walker TG, Cardella JF. Society of Interventional Radiology Standards of Practice Committee and Society for Pediatric Radiology Interventional Radiology Committee. Developing a clinical pediatric interventional practice: a joint clinical practice guideline from the Society of Interventional Radiology and the Society for Pediatric Radiology. JVIR Dec;22(12):1647-55, 2011. Coauthor or Collaborator

Heran MK, Marshalleck F, Temple M, Grassi CJ, Connolly B, Towbin RB, Baskin KM, Dubois J, Hogan MJ, Kundu S, Miller DL, Roebuck DJ, Rose SC, Sacks D, Sidhu M, Wallace MJ, Zuckerman DA, Cardella JF; Society of Interventional Radiology Standards of Practice Committee; Society of Pediatric Radiology Interventional Radiology Committee. Joint quality improvement guidelines for pediatric arterial access and arteriography: from the Societies of Interventional Radiology and Pediatric Radiology. J Vasc Interv Radiol Jan;21(1):32-43, 2010. Senior Responsible Author

Laffan EE, McNamarra PJ, Amaral J, Whyte H, L’herault J, Temple M, John P, Connolly BL. Review of interventional procedures in the very low birth weight infant (<1.5 kg.): complications, lessons learned and current practice. Pediatr Radiol Aug;39(8):781-90, 2009. Coauthor or Collaborator

Temple M, Williams S, John P, Chait P, Connolly B. Percutaneous treatment of pediatric thrombosis. European Journal of Radiology January; 53(1):14-21, 2005.

Last update: March 2024