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The Society of Interventional Radiology announces departure of executive director

Susan E. Sedory, MA, CAE, to leave SIR after 9 years at the helm

FAIRFAX, VA (April 24, 2020)—The Society of Interventional Radiology announced today that Susan E. Sedory, MA, CAE, will leave her roles as SIR executive director and chief executive officer of SIR Foundation in July. Sedory accepted a new position as the executive director of the American College of Emergency Physicians and will begin on July 20.  

“We could not be prouder of what Sue has achieved for our organization since she came aboard in 2011,” said SIR President Michael D. Dake, MD, FSIR. “I congratulate Sue on her new exciting leadership opportunity. It is a richly deserved career step that affords exciting new challenges and responsibilities.”

During her tenure at SIR, interventional radiology was elevated from a subspecialty to a primary specialty and SIR membership grew from just under 5,000 to 8,100. In addition, Sedory oversaw the development and execution of two, comprehensive 5-year strategic plans, which served to strengthen IR practices, digitally transform education, grow research and increase collaboration across specialties.

Sedory has also championed new standards and quality initiatives, strategic adoption of diversity and inclusion efforts, rebranding of our organization and website, and new public awareness approaches through the IAmIR and Vision to Heal, Together campaigns.

SIR’s Executive Council will form a search committee and announce recruitment plans and a timeline soon.

Media contact information

Elise Castelli
SIR Director, Communications and Public Relations
Phone: (703) 460-5572 

About the Society of Interventional Radiology

The Society of Interventional Radiology is a nonprofit, professional medical society representing more than 8,000 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. 

About the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation

SIR Foundation is a scientific foundation dedicated to fostering research and education in interventional radiology for the purposes of advancing scientific knowledge, increasing the number of skilled investigators in interventional radiology and developing innovative therapies that lead to improved patient care and quality of life. Visit