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 eighth year, the SIR International Scholarship Program has been awarded to 99 scholars representing 35 countries. Newly represented countries in 2019 are: Lithuania,  Pakistan, South Africa, Syria and United Republic of Tanzania.

See the 2019 Scholars below.  For past scholarship winners visit the Past Scholars  page.

 

<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.

2019 Scholars

Andrej Afanasjev, MD - Lithuania
Ali H. Albumohhamed - Iraq
Byrite Asamoah, MD - Ghana
Iona Szhafir, MD - Argentina
Muhammad Danish Barakzai, MBBS - Pakistan
Ahmed Salama Hussein Mohamed Elsakka, MD - Egypt
Pieter Hendrik Henning - South Africa
Mustapha Hikima - Nigeria
Zhi Huang, PhD - China
Srikar Inuganti - India
Basem Jaber, MD - Syria
Azza Naif, MD - United Republic of Tanzania
Uma Pankar, MD, MBBS - India