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Society of Interventional Radiology names Parag J. Patel, MD, MS, FSIR, president for 2022–2023

New SIR Executive Council and SIR Foundation Board of Directors members announced

BOSTON (June 14, 2022)—Parag J. Patel, MD, MS, FSIR, an interventional radiologist and professor of radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, assumed the office of president of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) on June 14, during the society’s annual Members’ Business Meeting. The meeting was held during the SIR 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston.  

“As SIR approaches its 50th anniversary, we are transforming how we do business to meet the needs of our diverse membership, giving energy to ideas to help our members thrive in their chosen practice models,” said Patel. “Throughout the pandemic, SIR has become more agile and responsive. We will build on that momentum to deliver training, resources and tools that empower competitive IR teams and enable the best patient care possible.”

Other incoming officers of SIR’s 2022–2023 Executive Council include President-elect Alda L. Tam, MD, FSIR, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston; newly appointed Secretary Robert J. Lewandowski, MD, FSIR, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago; and Immediate Past-president Matthew S. Johnson, MD, FSIR, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis.

New and re-elected members of the SIR Executive Council are:

  • Raymond W. Liu, MD, FSIR—SIR and SIR Foundation Treasurer
  • Nishita Kothary, MD, FSIR—Councilor at-large
  • Matthew Hawkins, MD, FSIR—Health Policy and Economics Division Councilor
  • Rahul A. Sheth, MD—Interventional Oncology Councilor

Following the 2022 Annual Member’s Business Meeting, Theresa M. Caridi, MD, FSIR, associate professor and division director of interventional radiology at the University of Alabama At Birmingham, assumed the role of chair of the SIR Foundation Board of Directors and Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, the past chair.

“For more than 30 years, SIR Foundation has ensured the promise and the practice of IR are supported by evidence and patient outcomes,” said Caridi. “With the launch of new grant programs and a new  clinical trials network, SIR Foundation continues to advance IR through research that furthers IR knowledge, priorities, and partnerships, expanding access to IR for patients.”

SIR Foundation also appointed the following members to its Board of Directors:

  • Maureen P. Kohi, MD, FSIR—Vice Chair
  • Govindarajan Srimathveeravalli, PhD—Scientist Member
  • Amy C. Taylor, MD—Development Division Chair

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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