Governance

Executive Council

Executive Council Purpose

The SIR Executive Council (EC) is the chief governing and policy-making body of SIR. The Executive Council is empowered to carry out the business of the society and is responsible for fiduciary oversight. It is responsible for overseeing and transacting the business necessary to achieve SIR's goals and to fulfill its mission. Council terms begin at the Annual Members Business Meeting. The council meets in person three times per year.

The officers of the society shall be the president, president-elect, secretary, and treasurer. The president, president-elect, immediate past president, secretary, treasurer and SIR Foundation chair will form the Operations Committee of the Executive Council. Between meetings of the EC, the Operations Committee has all the powers and responsibilities of the EC. The Operations Committee may conduct any business matter that requires attention between the EC meetings.

<p>Members of the 2017-2018 Executive Council during the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington D.C.</p>

Members of the 2017-2018 Executive Council during the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington D.C.

2018-2019 Executive Council Roster

M. Victoria Marx, MD, FSIR

President

Laura Findeiss, MD, FSIR

President-elect

Michael D. Dake, MD, FSIR

Secretary

Matthew Johnson, MD, FSIR

Treasurer

Suresh Vedantham, MD, FSIR

Immediate Past President

Jeremy C. Durack, MD, MS, FSIR

SIR Foundation Chair

Daniel Sze, MD, PhD, FSIR

Annual Scientific Meeting Councilor

Raymond W. Liu, MD, FSIR

Health Policy & Economics Division Councilor

Kelvin Hong, MD, FSIR

Post-graduate Medical Education Division Councilor

Parag Patel, MD, FSIR

Graduate Medical Education Councilor

Sanjeeva Kalva, MD, FSIR

Member Services Division Councilor

Alda Tam, MD, FSIR

Standards Division Councilor

Brian F. Stainken, MD, FSIR

International Division Councilor

Kevin Dickey, MD, FSIR

Councilor-at-Large

Robert J. Lewandowski, MD, FSIR

Councilor-at-Large

Akhilesh K. Sista, MD, FSIR

Councilor-at-Large

Meridith J. Englander, MD, FSIR

AMA Delegate, ex-officio

Ziv Haskal, MD, FSIR

JVIR  Editor

Raj Pyne, MD

Ad-hoc Councilor, Private Practice

Susan E. Sedory, MA, CAE

Executive Director, ex-officio

Nominations process

The duty of the SIR Nominating Committee is to seek out and select the best candidates for the open positions on the SIR Executive Council and to work with interested individuals to develop their future leadership opportunities and skills. Each year the Nominating Committee carefully evaluates the nominations in the context of the current and future leadership needs of the Society. The SIR's needs change from year to year, and there are many qualified candidates who apply. For this reason, individuals may be nominated several times before they are selected as a candidate.

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Executive Council roles and terms

President
To accomplish a smooth transition in the management of the society from year to year, the secretary shall become the president-elect, the president-elect shall become president, and the president shall become the immediate past president.

  • President (one-year term)
  • President-elect (one-year term)
  • Immediate Past President (one-year term)

Elected Positions

  • Secretary (one-year term)
  • Councilor, Graduate Medical Education Division (three-year term, eligible for second three-year term)
  • Councilor, Post Graduate Education Division (three-year term, eligible for second three-year term)
  • Councilor, Health Policy and Economics Division (three-year term, eligible for second three-year term)
  • Councilor, Member Services Division (three-year term, eligible for second three-year term)
  • Councilor, Standards Division (three-year term, eligible for second three-year term)
  • Councilor-at-large (three-year term, eligible for second three-year term)
  • Councilor-at-large (three-year term, eligible for second three-year term)
  • Councilor-at-large (three-year term, eligible for second three-year term)

Appointed Positions

  • Councilor, Annual Meeting Division (one-year term)
  • Treasurer (three-year term)

Standing SIR Foundation Board Position on the SIR Executive Council

  • Chair, SIR Foundation (two-year term)

Ex-officio Positions

  • Editor, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR), ex-officio (five-year term)
  • AMA Delegate, ex-officio (term consistent with time in position)

Ad Hoc Positions
Upon the request of the president-elect, the Executive Council may appoint additional non-voting members of the Executive Council to serve for a term of no more than one year.