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Society of Interventional Radiology names Robert J. Lewandowski, MD, FSIR, president for 2024–2025

Other key leaders of SIR and SIR Foundation announced

SALT LAKE CITY (March 26, 2024)—Robert J. Lewandowski, MD, FSIR, an interventional radiologist and professor at Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, assumed the office of president of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) on March 26 during the SIR 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting in Salt Lake City.  

“Throughout the last 50 years, SIR has enabled the specialty to grow in an evolving healthcare landscape, providing IRs with the education, resources, and support required for members to thrive,” said Lewandowski. “As we look forward, SIR remains committed to fostering healthcare innovations that improve patients’ lives worldwide.”

Other incoming officers of SIR’s 2024–2025 Board of Directors include President-elect Robert A. Lookstein, MD, FSIR, Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York; newly appointed Secretary Saher S. Sabri, MD, FSIR, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital; and Immediate Past-president Alda L. Tam, MD, MBA, FSIR, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.

Other appointed and elected SIR leadership positions filled this year are:

SIR Board of Directors

  • Kelvin Hong, MD, FSIR—Director, at-large
  • Nishita Kothary, MD, FSIR—Director, at-large


SIR and SIR Foundation Steering Council


  • Sun-Ho Ahn, MD, FSIR—Education Division Councilor
  • Paula Novelli, MD, FSIR—2024–2030 Annual Meeting Program Committee

Clinical Specialty Councils

  • Joseph J. Gemmete, MD, FSIR—Neurointerventional Radiology Council Vice Chair
  • Gulraiz Chaudry, MD, FSIR—Pediatric IR Vice Chair
  • Andrew Gunn, MD, FSIR—Renal and GU Council Vice Chair


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

  • Clifford R. Weiss, MD, FSIR—Vice Chair
  • Shellie C. Josephs, MD, FSIR—Secretary
  • Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD, FSIR—Clinical Trials and Registries Division Chair
  • Amy C. Taylor, MD—Development Division Chair
  • Dania Daye, MD, PhD—Research Education and Outreach Division Chair

Media contact information

Elise Castelli Grant
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