Interventional Radiology in the News



  • SIR member Dr. Terence Gade becomes first radiologist ever to receive NIH Director’s Early Independence Award. Gade, who will receive $2 million for a 5-year research initiative, will be working to develop research that may become a clinically applicable imaging paradigm that will improve treatment of liver cancer. [ …learn more] (RSNA News, Dec. 2015)


  • WABC-TV New York heads inside New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine to talk to SIR member/Dr. Akhilesh Sista about a cutting edge treatment to alleviate chronic pain from lymphedema and chronic venous disease.  (WABC-TV, Nov. 5) 


  • A doctor’s personal revelation: The US Has two tiers of medical care, the insiders and everyone else. When SIR member/Dr. Lawrence “Rusty” Hofmann’s son became gravely ill, he realized how vital a second opinion was. (Huffington Post, Oct. 30)
  • SIR member/Dr. Kenneth Tomkovich: “[With FDA-approved cryoablation]—a treatment to kill cancer cells using extreme cold—we’re on the verge we’re on the verge of successfully treating smaller breast cancers without the need for any surgery at all.” Read more about this innovative and patient-centered interventional radiology treatment. (News-Transcript, NJ, Nov. 4, 2015)
  • "May-Thurner syndrome probably is present in what we think may be 25% of the population," says SIR member/Dr. Sudheendra. Learn more about this condition and how interventional radiology can help. (ABC-News, Philadelphia, Oct. 30)


  • Team at Mt. Sinai Hospital, including SIR members says uterine fibroids can be treated through the wrist
    (NJ News Transcript, Sept. 3)


  • The article, ‘Biopsy & Treatment’ looks at combining lung cancer biopsy and radiofrequency ablation into one procedure. Hear from SIR members/Drs. Abbas Chamsuddin, Daniel B. Brown and SIR President-elect Charles E. Ray. (Radiology Today, Aug. 2015)
  • Read a profile of SIR member Mark H. Wholey, M.D., FSIR, pioneer in technologies such as the angiographic injector system, the Wholey Wire, the carotid artery stent and the embolic protection system. (, Aug. 2015)
  • Research shows the effectiveness of new ultrasound applications in diagnosing and treating many conditions including chronic plantar fasciitis. Learn about SIR member/Dr. Rahul Razdan’s work. (RSNA News, August)



  • SIR member Alex Ding, MD, provides insights for trainees to help determine whether a career in interventional radiology might be a good fit.
    (AMA Wire, June 30, 2015)
  • SIR members  Jeffrey Hull, MD and Dheeraj Rajan, MD,  provide an update on percutaneous av fistula creation and discuss technical concepts and ongoing research in this emerging option for hemodialysis access. (Endovascular Today, June 2015) 
  • Interventional News reports that interventional radiologists, including SIR member Marc Sapoval, M.D., Ph.D., and urologists in France are teaming up to for a multidisciplinary registry to collect data on prostatic artery embolization for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
  • SIR member/Dr. Kieran Murphy, recipient of the 2015 SIR Foundation Leaders in Innovation Award, told Interventional News that premedication with an oral antioxidant cocktail before medical imaging exams may reduce DNA injury from ionizing radiation.


  • Radiology Today story features update on prostate artery embolization embolization to treat lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasiaBPH. The article features input on ongoing studies from SIR members including Sandeep Bagla, M.D., Joao Martins Pisco, M.D., FSIR, and Francisco Carnevale, M.D., FSIR. (Radiology Today, May 2015)
  • In the segment, “The Impact of Cirrhosis on Treating HCC,” SIR member/Dr. Jeff Geschwind notes that, “For interventional radiology, cirrhosis is also a challenge, as normalizing the cirrhosis and the level of liver function is a key component of the decision-making process.” ( 



  • Radiologists play a key role in modern medicine: Article explores the radiologic world in an interview with SIR member David Steinberg, M.D., who studied under SIR member Barry Katzen, M.D., FSIR. (Las Vegas Review Journal, March 22)
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