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Society of Interventional Radiology selects 32 Fellows

Physicians recognized for achievements in research, scientific literature, teaching and leadership at SIR 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting

WASHINGTON (March 6, 2017)— The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) inducted 32 new Fellows during its Annual Scientific Meeting, March 4–9 in Washington. This honor, achieved by fewer than 10 percent of SIR members, is bestowed to those who have demonstrated excellence in research, published works, teaching or leadership within the field of interventional radiology and who have made significant contributions to the society.  

“Each new SIR Fellow has demonstrated a level of excellence in research, mentorship and patient care that has propelled interventional radiology forward,” said SIR President Charles E. Ray Jr., M.D., PhD, FSIR, professor and head of the department of radiology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. “Their commitment to our specialty ensures that interventional radiology remains synonymous with modern medicine, developing breakthrough, minimally invasive treatments that maximize patient care.”

The newly inducted SIR Fellows are:


Ahmed Kamel Abdel Aal, M.D., FSIR, University of Alabama Birmingham          


Maureen P. Kohi, M.D., FSIR, University of California, San Francisco


Samuel G. Putnam, M.D., FSIR, Christiana Hospital, Newark

District of Columbia

Keith M. Horton, M.D., FSIR, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Karun Sharma, M.D., PhD, FSIR, Children’s National Medical Center


J. David Prologo, M.D., FSIR, Emory University, Atlanta


Bulent Arslan, M.D., FSIR, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
Ulku Turba, M.D., FSIR, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago


Michael J. Hall, M.D., FSIR, Beacon Medical Group, South Bend


Raymond W. Liu, M.D., FSIR, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston


Michael S. Rosenberg, M.D., FSIR, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
David A. Woodrum, M.D., FSIR, Mayo Clinic, Rochester


John J. Borsa, M.D., FSIR, Saint Luke’s Hospital, University of Missouri, Kansas City

New York

Aaron Fischman, M.D., FSIR, Mount Sinai Health System, New York
Akhilesh K. Sista, M.D., FSIR, New York University, New York

North Carolina

Robert G. Dixon, M.D., FSIR, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Kenneth J. Kolbeck, M.D., FSIR, Dotter Interventional Institute, Portland


James F. McGuckin Jr., M.D., FSIR, Philadelphia Vascular Institute
Joseph Ronsivalle, M.D., FSIR, Guthrie Clinic, Sayre
Deepak Sudheendra, M.D., FSIR, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Peter R. Bream, M.D., FSIR, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville


Shellie C. Josephs, M.D., FSIR, Children’s Health Dallas
Ezequiel Silva, M.D., FSIR, South Texas Radiology Group, San Antonio
Rajeev Suri, M.D., FSIR, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
Alda L. Tam, M.D., FSIR, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston


Michael P. McDermott, M.D., FSIR, Mary Washington Healthcare, Fredericksburg


Sharon W. Kwan, M.D., FSIR, University of Washington, Seattle


Sarah B. White, M.D., FSIR, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee               


Eduardo P. Eyheremendy, M.D., FSIR, Hospital Aleman, Buenos Aires


Francisco C. Carnevale, M.D., FSIR, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo


Jason Wong, M.D., FSIR, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta


Stefan Muller-Hulsbeck, M.D., FSIR, Ev.-Luth Diakonissenanstalt zu Flensburg

About SIR

The Society of Interventional Radiology is a nonprofit, professional medical society representing more than 7,000 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.

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