The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Clinical Specialty Councils are charged with advising and developing programs and services for SIR members on both image-guided procedures and non-procedural patient care. Specific to each Clinical Specialty Council shall provide critical assessment and oversight of the overall status of IR and of existing SIR activities within that clinical domain.
Additionally, the Clinical Specialty Councils are responsible for integrating with SIR and SIR Foundation efforts in clinical practice development, economics and health policy, research, quality, education/training, and communications into an overall development strategy for that clinical domain; and effectively communicate the Clinical Specialty Councils strategic direction to the other SIR divisions on an ongoing basis.
Clinical Specialty Council leadership
Interventional Oncology (IO) Council
Rahul A. Sheth, MD (Councilor, 2022-2026)
Nora E. Tabori, MD (Vice Chair)
Neurointerventional Radiology Council
Venu Vadlamudi, MD, RPVI, FSIR (Councilor, 2022-2024)
Manraj K. Heran, MD (Vice Chair)
Pain Management Council
Neil J. Resnick, MD, FSIR (Councilor, 2023-2026)
Vice Chair vacant
Pediatric IR Council
Shellie C. Josephs, MD, FSIR (Councilor, 2021-2024)
Aparna Annam, DO (Vice Chair)
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Council
Kumar Madassery, MD (Councilor, 2023-2025)
Brian J. Schiro, MD, FSIR (Vice Chair)
Renal Insufficiency and GU Council
Gordon McLennan, MD, FSIR (Councilor, 2021-2024)
Bart L. Dolmatch, MD, FSIR (Vice Chair)
Ronald S. Winokur, MD, FSIR (Councilor, 2023-2025)
William T. Kuo, MD, FSIR (Vice Chair)
Women’s Health Council
Claire Kaufman, MD (Councilor, 2023-2025)
Keith Pereira, MD (Vice Chair)
SIR Clinical Specialty Councils shall consist of a councilor, vice chair, disease state experts assigned to serve as representatives to SIR and SIR Foundation divisions, and at-large members from SIR membership. Clinical Specialty Councilors and vice chairs will serve a two-year term. Vice chairs will be elected for a term of two years and succeed into the councilor position. Clinical Specialty Council members will serve a term of three years with the eligibility to be reappointed for an additional three-year term.
Clinical Specialty Council representatives will serve on SIR division committees to ensure collaboration and disease state expertise. Clinical Specialty Council division representatives will enhance the work product of the other SIR divisions by serving as their primary resource for up-to-date, disease-specific knowledge, expertise and perspective. Tasks may range from providing critical guidance to the other divisions upon request to taking primary responsibility for projects and programs. Representatives shall be appointed in collaboration with SIR division councilors. Clinical Specialty Council representatives will serve in dual roles within the councils and the division structure. Representatives' terms on the Clinical Specialty Council will correspond with the term within the division structure.
SIR Connect allows members to opt in to disease state specific discussion groups based on their individual areas of interest.
Clinical Specialty Areas