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Early Career Section

Early Career Section



The Early Career Section (ECS) is led by a dedicated team whose primary focus is career advancement and society involvement.  The Early Career Section currently has over 160 members and is growing!  Each member’s needs and ideas are taken into consideration when developing section projects and events. Joining the Early Career Section is a great way to become more active within the society, connect with your peers and build your career within IR.







Our Mission

The Early Career Section (ECS) is composed of Interventional Radiologists in their first 8 years of practice; however, membership is open to all individuals interested in supporting the mission and objective of the section.  The purpose of the ECS is to provide a platform in which members of SIR new to the practice of interventional radiology can develop a knowledge and resource base, network, participate in decision-making and serve as a resource to the SIR Executive Council.

The objectives of the Early Career Section are:

  • Provide an opportunity for physicians new to the practice of Interventional Radiology to exchange ideas and learn about furthering their careers in Interventional Radiology
  • Promote collegiality and cooperation among the physicians who recently started to practice Interventional Radiology
  • Develop and present educational programs on the many facets of Interventional Radiology
  • Create and distribute interesting, educational, and informative content for members of the section.
  • Facilitate a pathway for professional leadership development within the organization.

A word from our members

"Being involved in the Early Career Section has definitely impacted me and my early years as an attending. ECS membership gives access to some amazing webinars, terrific talks at the SIR annual meeting, and a great network of other early career IRs. ECS gives insight into the governing structure of SIR and is our avenue to let our voices be heard and our concerns raised. The needs of the early career IR are very different from the typical SIR member and ECS addresses those needs by easing the transition from fellow to practicing IR through education, mentorship,                                                       and networking."

                                                     - Dr. Luke Wilkins





"Involvement in the Early Career Section has been a tremendous experience.  The ability to network and make friends within the group provides excellent support for clinical questions and practice building advice. The Early Career Section provides ample opportunities for those looking to participate more actively in the Society."

- Dr. Andrew (AJ) Gunn



 ECS webinar series

The Early Career Section hosts monthly webinars to address the professional development and clinical educational needs of young IRs. The webinars focus on topic young IRs who are starting their practice in a private or academic setting. 

The live webinars are presented by subject matter experts and accessible free of charge. Enjoy interaction with the presenter in a live format or view the webinar later whenever your schedule permits.


Benefits of joining the Early Career Section

Exclusive Access and Savings

  • Discounted Annual Membership Fee

         *Applies to Graduating Fellows-in-Training and members 1-2 years out of practice.

Career and Educational Development Resources

  • Targeted Early Career Section communications
  • Access to the ECS online discussion groups on SIR Connect
  • Exclusive Annual Meeting networking and educational events
  • Full access to the SIR Mentor Match Program
  • Full access to resources in online libraries
  • Invitations to monthly ECS webinars focused on clinical resources and practice development for CME credit.

Volunteer and Practice Improvement Tools

  • Download the SIR Connect app from your mobile app store.
  • Serve as a RFS content reviewer
  • Connect with SIR and SIR Foundation leadership

 Become a member of the Early Career Section to connect with your peers, find resources for transitional career stages, and join the voice of the Early Career Interventional Radiologist in the Society of Interventional Radiology!

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2019 Early Career Section 

Annual Meeting Program

Saturday, March 23, 2019

ECS IR Talks/Expert Panels
Austin Convention Center-Room 11
3:30pm – 5:30 pm

Exploring IR Talks
Katharine Krol, MD - The business side of IR for the early career IR
Warren Swee, MD - Developing an outpatient IR practice
Doug Huynh - The benefits of getting involved with SIRPAC
John Kaufman, MD - Preparing for the oral IR/DR CAQ board examination
Michael Miller, MD - What your chairman wants from you as new faculty
Mona Ranade, MD - Using social media to help build your early career IR practice

"Personal Experiences" Expert Panel
Janice Newsome, MD
Michael J. Miller, MD
Maureen Kohi, MD
Brooke Spencer, MD
Peter Bream, MD

ECS Reception
Location JW Marriott Austin-Grand Salon 4
(Cocktails will be provided)

Sunday, March 24, 2019

ECS Compelling Conversation
Austin Convention Center-Expo Hall (located near the SIR Central Booth #639)

Topic: 5 things we wished we’d known when starting our career

Speakers: Dr. Luke R. Wilkins & Dr. Minhajuddin S. Khaja

The ECS Chair and Past Chair will give advice on starting and advancing your academic career.

ECS Meet the Experts Roundtable
Austin Convention Center-Room 19B

PAD/Aortic - Bulent Arslan, MD & Saher Sabri, MD
Venous disease management - Mark Garcia, MD & Brooke Spencer, MD
Outpatient IR - Mary Costantino , MD & Warren Swee, MD
Portal Hypertension - Wael Saad, MD & Kei Yamata, MD
IO - Bob Lewandowski, MD & Muneeb Ahmed, MD
Research in IR - Terrence Gade, MD & Brad Wood, MD

Monday, March 25, 2019

ECS Governing Council Meeting
Hilton Austin-Room 617

The 2018 AMA Early Career Delegate


 The AMA (National Medical Association) is the largest body in organized medicine. Representatives from each specialty and every state convene twice a year to discuss policy issues that affect medicine, health care, education and public health.

The Early Career Section is honored to announce that Dr. Bill Majdalany will serve as the 2018 AMA Early Career Delegate.

"When I reflect on why I became an IR, I can simply state that it comes from a passion for improving the status quo. Our specialty is growing, innovating, and transforming with new technologies, procedures, and training paradigms. I believe that IR is at the frontline of improving delivery, access, and quality of healthcare.  We are at a critical juncture where I hope that we can leverage our strengths to navigate the intersection of policy,advocacy, and reimbursement. I cannot imagine a more exciting time in IR, or a better way to serve."

-Dr. Bill Majdalany


 Learn more about Early Career Mentoring and Marketing  

Mentor Match

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SIR’s Mentor Match Program allows you to connect with a mentor or mentee in the same city or on the other side of the world, based on areas of expertise, interest or an array of other demographics specific to your individual needs. Learn more!


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Careers in IR

SIR’s Career HQ is the premier electronic recruitment resource for interventional radiology. Job seekers, whether you are looking for a new job or ready to take the next step in your career, Career HQ can help find the right opportunity for you.

Find a job

Grow your professional potential.  Volunteer with SIR!

SIR and SIR Foundation encourage members to apply to join an education or clinically-focused committee, or one of the many other committees that fit your area of expertise or interest.

These committees offer you opportunities to influence the practice and study of medicine, network with colleagues in your field of expertise, and participate in leadership activities of the Society and SIR Foundation.

Volunteer Today