LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- M. Victoria Marx, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist at Keck Medicine of USC, and professor of clinical radiology and diagnostic radiology residency program director at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, assumed the office of president of the Society of Interventional Radiology on March 20, during the society's Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles.
"This is an exciting time to be an interventional radiologist. Interventional radiology is recognized as its own specialty and residency programs are overflowing with a diverse and highly competitive pool of applicants in just their third year," said Marx. "The future of our specialty is bright, and I am proud to lead SIR during this time of surging interest in the limitless potential of image-guided therapies to improve patient care. "
In addition to Marx, other incoming officers of SIR's 2018–19 Executive Council include President-elect Laura Findeiss, M.D., FSIR, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta; Secretary Michael D. Dake, M.D., FSIR, Falk Cardiovascular Research Center, Stanford, Calif; and Immediate past-president Suresh Vedantham, M.D., FSIR, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis.
New and reappointed members of the SIR Executive Council are Councilors-at-large Robert J. Lewandowski, M.D., FSIR, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago; and Akhilesh K. Sista, M.D., FSIR, NYU Langone Health, New York; Postgraduate medical education division councilor Kelvin Hong, M.D., FSIR, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore; Graduate medical division councilor Parag J. Patel, M.D., FSIR, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and International division councilor Brian F. Stainken, M.D., FSIR, Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Conn. In addition, the SIR Executive Council appointed Raj Pyne, M.D., Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, N.Y., to a one-year nonvoting term as ad hoc councilor for private practice.
Jeremy C. Durack, M.D., M.S., FSIR, became the chair of the SIR Foundation Board of Directors. In addition, the foundation appointed a new SIR Foundation vice chair Katharine L. Krol, M.D. FSIR; a new SIR Foundation development division chair Theresa M. Caridi, M.D., Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington; and reappointed SIR Foundation clinical research and registries division chair Sarah B. White, M.D., FSIR, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, for an additional three-year term.
About the Society of Interventional Radiology
The Society of Interventional Radiology is a nonprofit, professional medical society representing more than 7,500 practicing interventional radiology physicians, trainees, students, scientists and clinical associates, dedicated to improving patient care through the limitless potential of image-guided therapies. SIR's members work in a variety of settings and at different professional levels—from medical students and residents to university faculty and private practice physicians. Visit sirweb.org.
The Society of Interventional Radiology is holding its Annual Scientific Meeting March 17–22, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Visit sirmeeting.org.
About the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation
SIR Foundation is a scientific foundation dedicated to fostering research and education in interventional radiology for the purposes of advancing scientific knowledge, increasing the number of skilled investigators in interventional radiology and developing innovative therapies that lead to improved patient care and quality of life. Visit sirfoundation.org.
SOURCE Society of Interventional Radiology