Meet the scholars

A global success

Enhancing educational experiences of scholars so they can go forth, teach and enhance patient care

By offering physicians from other nations this chance to train and learn at SIR's Annual Scientific Meeting, the hope is that they can return to teach and enhance patient care. The SIR International Scholarship Program is intended to foster professional networking through meeting participation, focused programming and optional visiting observerships before or after the Annual Scientific Meeting. It will build key relationships with future international IR leaders, educate the U.S. membership, strengthen the developing international IR movement, build the leadership base among partnered international societies, and enhance the educational experience for international and U.S. physicians.

Now in its seventh year with 70 past scholars from 28 countries, the program will focus on strengthening the past to present scholar’s network. Here are the 2018 international scholars. Introducing three new countries – Columbia, Iraq and Mauritius.

  •     Hengfei Ma, MD - Chinese Society of Interventional
  •     Catalina Retrepo Lopera, MD - Colombian Association of Radiology
  •     Ahmed M. Gabr, MbBCh, MSc - Egyptian Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
  •     Kareem Magdi Salaheldin Mohamed Ibrahim, MD - Egyptian Society of Interventional        Radiology
  •     Ayah Abdelsalam Megahed, MD - Egyptian Society of Interventional Radiology
  •     Omnia Ahmed Helal Seyam, MD - Egyptian Society of Interventional Radiology
  •     Vidya Bhargavi R, MBBS, MD - Indian Radiological and Imaging Association
  •     Ali Mohammed Jalil Alsaadawi, MBCHB - Iraqi Association of Radiologists
  •     Mustafa Saleh Mutar Al-Sukainy, MBChB, FIBMS - Iraqi Association of Radiologists
  •     Davide Fior, MD - Italian College of Interventional Radiology
  •     Ashley Chineah, MBBS - Radiological Society of Mauritius
  •     Olubunmi Olabisoye Badmus, MBBS, FMCR - Association of Radiologists in Nigeria
  •     Obirija Samson Emeka, MWACS, MNCR - Nigerian Society of Interventional Radiology
  •     Jaume Codina i Font, MD - Sociedad Española de Radiología Vascular e Intervencionsita
  •     Claudia Jimena González Nieto, MD - Sociedad Española de Radiología Vascular e Intervencionsita
<p>SIR’s International Scholarship Program attendees, pictured above, attended the 2018 SIR Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles.</p>

SIR’s International Scholarship Program attendees, pictured above, attended the 2018 SIR Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles.

SIR 2015 and 2016 international scholars

 

 2016 International ScholarsThe SIR International Scholarship Program welcomed 12 new scholars from 11 countries at the 2016 SIR Annual Scientific Meeting. This group includes the first scholars from Belgium, Egypt and Turkey.

(L to R, back row) Xuegang Yang, MD, China, Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology; Gregory Makris, MD, PhD, United Kingdom, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe; Bashiru Jimah, MD, Ghana, Ghana Society of Interventional Radiology; Mohamed Eid, MD, Egypt, Egyptian Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine; Markiyan Soloviy, MD, Ukranian,Ukranian Association of Vascular Surgery and Angiology; Dario Teplisky, MD, Argentina, Argentinian Society of Radiology; Shivakumar Swamy Shivalingappa, MD, India, Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology; David A. Kumpe, MD, FSIR; and KN Nagabhushan, MD, India, Indian Radiological and Imaging Association.

(L to R front, row) Caoye Wang, MD, PhD,China,Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology; Becky Appiah, MD, Ghana, Ghana Society of Interventional Radiology; Merve Ozen, MD, Turkey, Turkish Society of Interventional Radiology; Mohamad AbdalKader, MD, Belgium,Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe; and Brian Stainken, MD, FSIR.

2015 International scholars

 

SIR’s International Scholars gather at SIR in Atlanta with (l to r, back row): SIR Past-president James B. Spies, MD, FSIR; SIR 2015–2016 President Alan H. Matsumoto, MD, FSIR; SIR 2012 Gold Medalist David A. Kumpe, MD, FSIR; SIR Associate Executive Director Tricia E. McClenny and Brian Stainken, M.D., FSIR, SIR’s international division councilor.

Obiora Ajuluchukwu, MBBS, FMCR, Lagos State, Nigeria, Association of Radiologists In Nigeria; Dinesh Chataut, MD, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal Radiologists Association; Maria Lourdes Diaz, MD, Zaragoza, Spain, Spanish Society of Medical Radiology; Zhongzhi Jia, MD, Jiangsu Province, China, Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology; Oyunbold Lamid-Ochir, MD, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan, Mongolian Society of Interventional Radiology; Marco Leyva Vásquez Caicedo, MD, MSc., Madrid, Spain, Spanish Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Peter Chacha Magabe, MBchB, Mmed, fVIR, Nairobi, Kenya, Kenya Association of Radiologists; Seyed M.M. Ameli Renani, MBBS, BSc, FRCR, Worcester Park, United Kingdom, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe; Amit Shrivastava, DNB/MD, Bangalore, India, Indian Radiological and Imaging Association; Kamal Subedi, MD, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal Radiologists Association; Deepashree Thiruchunapalli, MD, Chennai,India, Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Lizhou Wang, MD, Guiyang, PR China, Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology; Yudong Xiao, MD, Hunan Province, China, Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology; Manish Kumar Yadav, MBBS, DMRD, DNB, FNVIR, Kerala, India, Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

SIR 2013 and 2014 international scholars

 SIR’s International Scholars gather at SIR 2014 in San Diego with SIR Past-president Scott Goodwin, MD, FSIR, (far left) and Brian Stainken, MD, FSIR, SIR’s International Task Force chair (second from right)

Akinfe Folasade, MD, Lagos, Nigeria, Association of Radiologists in Nigeria; Mitesh Gupta, MD, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, Indian Radiological and Imaging Association; Atin Kumar, MD, New Delhi, India, Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Sheo Kumar, MD, Lucknow, India,Indian Radiological and Imaging Association; Premal Patel, MD, London, United Kingdom, British Society of Interventional Radiology; Benjamin Sarkodie, MD, Accra, Ghana,Ghana Society of Interventional Radiology and Radiologist Association of Ghana; Enkhbold Sereejav, MD, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Mongolian Society of Interventional Radiology; Prakash Sharma, MD, Pokhara, Nepal, Nepal Radiologists Association; Rong Xiao, MD, Jiangsu, China, Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology; Min Xu, MD, Guiyang, China,Chinese Congress of Interventional Radiology.

 

SIR's International Scholars with SIR staff, corporate supporters, Brian Stainken, MD, FSIR, International Task Force chair, and David Kumpe, MD, 2013 SIR Gold Medalist at the 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans.

 Daniel Alvarez, MD, Monterrey, Mexico, Federacion Mexicana de Radiologia e Imagen; Joo-Youg Chun, MBBS, MSc, FRCR, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe; Urnultsaikhan Ganbold, MD, Mongolia, Mongolian Society of Interventional Radiology; Anas Ismail, MBBS, FMCR, Kano, Nigeria, Association of Radiologists of West Africa; Oleksandr Korshak, MD, Kyiv, Ukraine International Society of Endovascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology, Endovascular Surgery of Ukraine; Niu Meng, MD, Liaoning, China, Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology; Pankaj Sharma, MBBS, DMRD, DNB, PDCC, Delhi, India Indian Radiology and Imaging Association, Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Mireia Teixidor, MD, London, United Kingdom, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe; Ashish Verma, MD, Varanasi, India, Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Paresh Desai, MD, Goa, India, Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Ajit Kumar Yadav, MD, New Delhi, India, Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.