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Society of Interventional Radiology inducts 35 Fellows

Physicians recognized for achievements in research, teaching, published works and leadership

FAIRFAX, VA (March 31, 2020)—The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) inducted 35 new Fellows during its annual Members’ Business Meeting, held via webinar on March 31. This honor, achieved by only 15 percent of eligible 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.

“The 2020 SIR Fellows have dedicated their careers to improving patient care through their contributions to the scientific literature, practice innovation, and the training of the future IRs,” said SIR 2019–2020 President Laura Findeiss, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist and chief of service for the department of radiology at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta. “Their work has kept interventional radiology at the cutting edge of medicine, putting patients first.”

The newly inducted SIR Fellows are:

Alabama

Rakesh K. Varma, M.D., FSIR, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham

Arkansas

Mollie E. Meek, M.D., FSIR, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock

California

Cheryl H. Hoffman, M.D., FSIR, University of California, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach
Kanti P. Kolli, M.D., FSIR, University of California, San Francisco
Vishal Kumar, M.D., FSIR, University of California, San Francisco
Evan D. Lehrman, M.D., FSIR, University of California, San Francisco
R. Peter Lokken, M.D., FSIR, University of California, San Francisco
Jeet Minocha, M.D., FSIR, University of California, San Diego
Rajesh P. Shah, M.D., FSIR, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto
Andrew G. Taylor, M.D., PhD, FSIR, University of California, San Francisco

District of Columbia

Alexander Y. Kim, M.D., FSIR, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Florida

Shivank Bhatia, M.D., FSIR, University of Miami, Miami
Warren S. Krackov, M.D., FSIR, Azura Vascular Care, Temple Terrace
Jason W. Mitchell, M.D., FSIR, Capital Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee

Georgia

C. Matthew Hawkins, M.D., FSIR, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta

Illinois

Aneesa S. Majid, M.D., MBA, FSIR, No Limits Radiology PA, Chicago
Rakesh C. Navuluri, M.D., FSIR, University of Chicago, Chicago
Steven M. Zangan, M.D., FSIR, University of Chicago, Chicago

Massachusetts

Gloria M. Martinez-Salazar, M.D., FSIR, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Ammar Sarwar, M.D., FSIR, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Raul N. Uppot, MD, FSIR, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Jeffrey L. Weinstein, M.D., FSIR, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Missouri

Naganathan B. Mani, M.D., FSIR, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis

New York

Jason C. Hoffmann, M.D., FSIR, New York University Winthrop Hospital, Mineola
Stephen P. Reis, M.D., FSIR, Columbia University, New York

North Carolina

Mark L. Lessne, M.D., FSIR, Charlotte Radiology, Charlotte

Ohio

Indravadan J. Patel, M.D., FSIR, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland

Oklahoma

Douglas P. Beall, M.D., FSIR, Summit Medical Center, Edmond

Pennsylvania

Nikhil B. Amesur, M.D., FSIR, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Mandeep Dagli, M.D., FSIR, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Tennessee

Venu Vadlamudi, M.D., FSIR, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis

Texas 

John W. Thomas, M.D., FSIR, South Texas Radiology Group, San Antonio

Virginia

Minhajuddin S. Khaja, M.D., FSIR, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville
Luke R. Wilkins, M.D., FSIR, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Associate International Fellows

Gireesh M. Warawdekar, M.D., FSIR, Lilavati Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai, India

Media contact information

Elise Castelli
SIR Director, Communications and Public Relations
Phone: (703) 460-5572 
Email: ecastelli@sirweb.org

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 sirfoundation.org.