LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) inducted 34 new Fellows during its Annual Scientific Meeting, March 17–22 in Los Angeles. This honor, achieved by fewer than 10 percent of SIR members, is bestowed to those who have demonstrated excellence in interventional radiology by virtue of research and published works, teaching, and leadership within the field, along with contributions and involvement within the society.
"SIR Fellows are the global leaders in interventional radiology, having demonstrated a level of dedication to the specialty through their patient care, their scientific research and their leadership within the society and their practices," said SIR 2017–2018 President Suresh Vedantham, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist, and professor of radiology and surgery at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis. "Their work and their mentorship of future interventional radiologists keeps our specialty on the cutting edge of modern medicine."
The newly inducted SIR Fellows are:
California Gloria L. Hwang, M.D., FSIR, Stanford University Medical Center David S. Wang, M.D., FSIR, Stanford University Medical Center Edward W. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Justin P. McWilliams, M.D., FSIR, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center John M. Moriarty, M.D., FSIR, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Siddharth A. Padia, M.D., FSIR, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Geogy Vatakencherry, M.D., FSIR, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles
Colorado Paul J. Rochon, M.D., FSIR, University of Colorado, Aurora
Delaware George Kimbiris, M.D., FSIR, Christiana Hospitals, Newark
District of Columbia Emil I. Cohen, M.D., FSIR, Georgetown University Hospital
Florida Ripal T. Gandhi, M.D., FSIR, Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute J. Mark McKinney, M.D., FSIR, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville
Georgia Steven J. Citron, M.D., FSIR, Piedmont Henry Hospitals, Atlanta Gail L. Peters, M.D., FSIR, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta
Illinois Ramona Gupta, M.D., FSIR, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
Indiana Joshua D. Dowell, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, St. Vincent Health, Indianapolis
Maine Derek Mittleider, M.D., FSIR, Maine Medical Center, Portland
Michigan Jeffery J. Critchfield, M.D., FSIR, Detroit Medical Center
New York Rahul S. Patel, M.D., FSIR, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York Bradley B. Pua, M.D., FSIR, New York Presbyterian, New York Mark A. Westcott, M.D., FSIR, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York
North Carolina Waleska M. Pabon-Ramos, M.D., MPH, FSIR, Duke University Medical Center, Durham
Ohio Jon C. Davidson, M.D., FSIR, University Hospitals Cleveland
Oregon Khashayar Farsad, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland
Pennsylvania Gary S. Cohen, M.D., FSIR, Temple University Health System, Philadelphia
Tennessee Hasmukh J. Prajapati, M.D., MBBS, FSIR, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
Texas Rony Avritscher, M.D., FSIR, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Sanjay Gupta, M.D., FSIR, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Argentina Mariano E. Gimenez, M.D., FSIR, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Canada Gilles P. Soulez, M.D., FSIR, Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal David A. Valenti, M.D., FSIR, McGill University, Montreal
Portugal Tiago A. Bilhim, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisbon
Singapore Uei Pua, M.D., FSIR, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
United Kingdom Miltiadis Krokidis, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, Cambridge University Hospitals
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.