SIRPAC Board of Directors

  • Jay Shah, MD, Chair
  • Roger Tomihama, MD, Vice Chair
  • Charles Martin, III, MD, FSIRTreasurer
  • Dr. Robert J. Lewandowski, President
  • Parag J. Patel, MD, MS, FSIR, Immediate Past President
  • Matthew Hawkins, MD, FSIR, Health Policy & Economics Councilor
  • Bill Majdalany, MD, FSIR, Government Affairs Committee Chair
  • Derek Zipkin, MD, Member-at-Large
  • Enn A. Chen, MD, Member-at-Large
  • Andrew Klobuka, MD, Early Career Member-at-Large
  • SIR Executive Director
  • Judi Buckalew, SIR Director of Government Affairs - ex officio


What is a PAC?

A political action committee (PAC) is an entity dedicated to raising and investing money to elect or defeat political candidates. 


What does SIRPAC do?

SIRPAC supports election campaigns for candidates who understand and support SIR interests.


How can I support SIRPAC?

Federal law allows an individual U.S. citizen to contribute a maximum of $5,000 per calendar year to a single PAC. Federal law requires political committees to report the name, mailing addresses, occupation and employer name of each individual whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year. Federal law also prohibits corporate and professional corporation checks or payment via corporate credit card. Only personal checks or credit cards are acceptable. Contributions are voluntary and not tax deductible. You may decline to contribute without reprisal. Contributions are not required as a condition of membership in SIR.

Key ways to support SIRPAC include:


How does my support of SIRPAC help IR?

Your contribution to SIRPAC will make a difference on Capitol Hill because it will directly support key congressional leaders and candidates with pro-health care and pro-IR agendas. All of your SIRPAC contributions go directly to these candidates.

Advance IR through SIRPAC

A donation to SIRPAC allows SIR to support the campaigns of key members of the House and Senate that support IR.

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Over the past years, your contributions to SIRPAC helped us support candidates who:

  • Halted Medicare reimbursement cuts of up to 41 percent for IR services
  • Gained some increases in Medicare reimbursement
  • Introduced a bill which would increase the number of GME funded slots for IR residency programs
  • Reduced the multiple procedure payment reduction (MPPR) rate from 25 percent to 5 percent of the professional component of advanced imaging services
  • Presented key congressional testimony on the society's behalf
  • Introduced a bill that called for federal funding of uterine fibroid research and education
  • Introduced a bill that would set education and certification standards for nonphysicians offering imaging services
  • Introduced legislation designed to halt DRA imaging reimbursement cuts

If you would like to get involved in advocating for advances in interventional radiology, please contact Kyle Gerron, SIR's Senior Manager, Government Affairs.