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Society of Interventional Radiology selects 34 Fellows

Physicians recognized for achievements in research, scientific literature, teaching and leadership at SIR 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting

LOS ANGELES (March 19, 2018)—The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) inducted 34 new Fellows during its Annual Scientific Meeting, March 17–22 in Los Angeles. This honor, achieved by fewer than 10 percent of SIR members, is bestowed to those who have demonstrated excellence in interventional radiology by virtue of research and published works, teaching, and leadership within the field, along with contributions and involvement within the society.   

“SIR Fellows are the global leaders in interventional radiology, having demonstrated a level of dedication to the specialty through their patient care, their scientific research and their leadership within the society and their practices,” said SIR 2017–2018 President Suresh Vedantham, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist, and professor of radiology and surgery at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis. “Their work and their mentorship of future interventional radiologists keeps our specialty on the cutting edge of modern medicine.”

The newly inducted SIR Fellows are:


Gloria L. Hwang, M.D., FSIR, Stanford University Medical Center

David S. Wang, M.D., FSIR, Stanford University Medical Center

Edward W. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Justin P. McWilliams, M.D., FSIR, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

John M. Moriarty, M.D., FSIR, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Siddharth A. Padia, M.D., FSIR, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Geogy Vatakencherry, M.D., FSIR, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles


Paul J. Rochon, M.D., FSIR, University of Colorado, Aurora


George Kimbiris, M.D., FSIR, Christiana Hospitals, Newark

District of Columbia

Emil I. Cohen, M.D., FSIR, Georgetown University Hospital


Ripal T. Gandhi, M.D., FSIR, Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute

J. Mark McKinney, M.D., FSIR, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville


Steven J. Citron, M.D., FSIR, Piedmont Henry Hospitals, Atlanta

Gail L. Peters, M.D., FSIR, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta


Ramona Gupta, M.D., FSIR, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago


Joshua D. Dowell, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, St. Vincent Health, Indianapolis


Derek Mittleider, M.D., FSIR, Maine Medical Center, Portland


Jeffery J. Critchfield, M.D., FSIR, Detroit Medical Center

New York

Rahul S. Patel, M.D., FSIR, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York

Bradley B. Pua, M.D., FSIR, New York Presbyterian, New York

Mark A. Westcott, M.D., FSIR, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York

North Carolina

Waleska M. Pabon-Ramos, M.D., MPH, FSIR, Duke University Medical Center, Durham


Jon C. Davidson, M.D., FSIR, University Hospitals Cleveland


Khashayar Farsad, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland


Gary S. Cohen, M.D., FSIR, Temple University Health System, Philadelphia


Hasmukh J. Prajapati, M.D., MBBS, FSIR, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis


Rony Avritscher, M.D., FSIR, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

Sanjay Gupta, M.D., FSIR, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston


Mariano E. Gimenez, M.D., FSIR, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires


Gilles P. Soulez, M.D., FSIR, Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal

David A. Valenti, M.D., FSIR, McGill University, Montreal


Tiago A. Bilhim, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisbon


Uei Pua, M.D., FSIR, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

United Kingdom

Miltiadis Krokidis, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, Cambridge University Hospitals

Media contact information

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

Kate Martin
SIR Coordinator, Communications
Phone: (703) 460-5597

About the Society of Interventional Radiology

The Society of Interventional Radiology is a nonprofit, professional medical society representing more than 7,500 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. The Society of Interventional Radiology is holding its Annual Scientific Meeting March 17–22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Visit