UPHS – Marquette welcomes Jacob Hakkola, MD, to Vascular and Interventional Radiology Team

MARQUETTE — UP Health System — Marquette is pleased to welcome Jacob Hakkola, MD, to its Vascular and Interventional Radiology Team.

Dr. Hakkola, an Escanaba native, attended college at Michigan Technological University to major in Electrical Engineering.  As an engineer, he worked to develop MRI compatible pacemakers and was introduced to the field of radiology.  “Interventional radiology was the perfect combination of medicine and rapidly evolving technology,” Dr. Hakkola said.  He went on to complete medical school, his radiology residency, and his vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota.  

Dr. Hakkola joins a team that is comprised of a dedicated radiologic technologists and registered nurses who provide exceptional patient care. Dr. Hakkola and his team have access to state-of-the-art technology and innovative treatments which lead to the best results for our patients.

“This is the premier hospital offering vascular and interventional radiology services to the UP, and I feel honored to be able to help take care of the community,” Dr. Hakkola said.

Interventional radiologists, or IRs, use image guidance to deliver minimally invasive, targeted treatments. Some of the areas Dr. Hakkola specializes in include:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Interventional oncology
  • Trauma and bleeding
  • Dialysis access maintenance
  • Biliary and urologic interventions
  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Varicocele embolization
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Varicose veins

The combination of having family in the UP, along with the outdoor activities in Marquette, is what drew Dr. Hakkola to return.

“My parents, brother and extended family and friends, still live in this area.” He said. “Having the chance to spend more time with them was a large part of my decision to move back.  I also really enjoy the outdoors, and Marquette has plenty to offer, including amazing mountain biking and Nordic skiing. In addition, there is just something about the Great Lakes that feels like home, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to live near Lake Superior.”

To learn more about the UPHS – Marquette Vascular and Interventional Radiology programs, visit www.mgh.org/UPHSradiology, or to make an appointment, please call 906.449.3440.

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