Society of Interventional Radiology Selects 29 Fellows Newest Leaders in Research, Scientific Literature, Teaching and Leadership Announced at 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) announced the addition of 29 Fellows to the Fairfax, Virginia-based, national organization's roster during SIR's 39th Annual Scientific Meeting, March 22–27 in San Diego. This honor, achieved by fewer than 10 percent of SIR membership, goes to members who have demonstrated excellence in research and published works or teaching and leadership within the field of interventional radiology and/or the society.

"Each year, SIR selects a distinguished group of members to become Fellows of the society. This achievement is highly cherished by those selected as it is a reflects the significance of inductees' accomplishments as SIR leaders and how they are seen by their peers," said SIR President Scott C. Goodwin, M.D., FSIR, who represents nearly 5,000 doctors, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving health care through image-guided, minimally invasive treatments. "SIR Fellows are the doers—they are the pillars on which this specialty rests—those who've placed innovation, creativity and the advancement of interventional radiology at the forefront of all that they do," added Goodwin, who is an interventional radiologist and Hasso Brothers professor and chair of the department of radiological sciences at the University of California, Irvine

SIR new Fellows are listed below.

California: Michael D. Dake, M.D., FSIR, Stanford University, Palo Alto; Reza Malek, M.D., FSIR, Minimally Invasive Surgical Solutions, San Jose; and Douglas B. Yim, M.D., FSIR, University of California Medical Center, Irvine
Florida: Alex Powell, M.D., FSIR, and Thomas Scagnelli, M.D., FSIR, both Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Miami
Illinois: Andrew S. Blum, M.D., FSIR, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital; Ron C. Gaba, M.D., FSIR, University of Illinois, Chicago; and Kent T. Sato, M.D., FSIR, Northwestern Memorial, Chicago
Iowa: Melhem J. Sharafuddin, M.D., FSIR, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City
Massachusetts: Debra A. Gervais, M.D., FSIR, and Stephan Wicky van Doyer, M.D., FSIR, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Minnesota: Jafar Golzarian, M.D., FSIR, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
New Jersey: Jeffrey L. Lautin, M.D., FSIR, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
New York: Rajesh I. Patel, M.D., FSIR, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York
Ohio: Mark J. Hogan, M.D., FSIR, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus
Pennsylvania: Allene S. Burdette, M.D., FSIR, Penn State Hershey Medical Center; Aalpen A. Patel, M.D., FSIR, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville; and Aaron Shiloh, M.D., FSIR, Diagnostic Imaging Inc., Trevose
Rhode Island: Sun-Ho Ahn, M.D., FSIR, Rhode Island Vascular Institute, Providence, and Gregory J. Dubel, M.D., FSIR, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence
South Carolina: Marcelo Guimaraes, M.D., FSIR, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
Tennessee: Phillip T. Zeni, M.D., FSIR, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis
Texas: Erik N.K. Cressman, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Virginia: J. Fritz Angle, M.D., FSIR, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville
Washington: Mehran Fotoohi, M.D., FSIR, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, and Wayne L. Monsky, M.D., FSIR, University of Washington, Seattle
Washington, D.C.: Shawn N. Sarin, M.D., FSIR, George Washington University Hospital
Wisconsin: Michael A. Braun, M.D., FSIR, Bayside, and Orhan S. Ozkan, M.D., FSIR, University of Wisconsin, Madison

About the Society of Interventional Radiology
Interventional radiologists are physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. They use X-ray, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, such as in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine. Interventional radiologists can deliver treatments for cancer directly to the tumor without significant side effects or damage to nearby normal tissue.

Many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by interventional radiologists. Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery. Use this link to find an interventional radiologist. For more information visit www.SIRweb.org.

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