SIR Sections

Association of Program Directors in Interventional Radiology

APDIR meet and greet events

APDIR member programs will hold meet and greet events for MS4s participating in the 2020-2021 Main Match. 


APDIR membership

The purpose of the APDIR is to address the educational and regulatory issues that affect the training of future interventional radiologists. The APDIR shall work to stimulate interest in and to provide guidelines for teaching and training in the field of interventional radiology.

To facilitate the achievement of these goals, the APDIR shall organize or develop meetings, seminars and other educational activities appropriate to its purpose. The APDIR will hold an Annual Business Meeting during the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology. An annual Educational Meeting may be held at a separate time and location as determined by the APDIR Board of Directors.

Membership in APDIR is assigned to an individual institutions:

  • Active membership: All institutions within the United States that have at least one of the following ACGME-accredited training programs: integrated interventional radiology residency, independent interventional radiology residency, or vascular and interventional radiology fellowship, are eligible for active membership. ESIR-only programs may choose to be an Active Member or an Associate Member.
  • Associate membership: All other radiology training programs, including ESIR-only programs, non-ACGME-accredited IR fellowship programs, and programs seeking initial IR residency accreditation, are eligible for associate membership. Radiology training programs recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RSPSC) are also eligible for associate membership. Representatives from training programs with associate membership may not vote or hold office. 

For information about APDIR membership, please contact Jennifer Goubeaux.

 

ESIR only benefits    

 

<p>APDIR 2020-2021 Leadership (from left to right): SIR Graduate Medical Education Counsilor, Saher S. Sabri, MD, FSIR; Secretary Treasurer, Aaron Fischman, MD, FSIR; Immediate Past President, Sun-Ho Ahn, MD, FSIR; President, Mary E. Meek, MD; President-elect,, Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR; <em>(not pictured, Gretchen M. Foltz, MD, Membership Councilor)</em></p>
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APDIR 2020-2021 Leadership (from left to right): SIR Graduate Medical Education Counsilor, Saher S. Sabri, MD, FSIR; Secretary Treasurer, Aaron Fischman, MD, FSIR; Immediate Past President, Sun-Ho Ahn, MD, FSIR; President, Mary E. Meek, MD; President-elect,, Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR; (not pictured, Gretchen M. Foltz, MD, Membership Councilor)

Independent match resources

2020-2021 APDIR Governing Board

  • President – Mary E. Meek, MD, FSIR, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
  • President-elect –  Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR, University of Colorado, Aurora
  • Immediate Past President – Sun-Ho Ahn, MD, FSIR, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
  • Secretary Treasurer –  Aaron Fischman, MD, FSIR, Icahn School of Medicine At Mount Sinai, New York
  • Membership Councilor – Gretchen M. Foltz, MD, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis 
  • Councilor at large – Allene Salcedo Burdette, MD, FSIR, Penn State Milton S Hershey
  • SIR GME Councilor– Saher S. Sabri, MD, FSIR, MedStar Georgetown, Washington
  • SIR RFS President ex-officio – Rakesh Ahuja, MD, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia
  • SIR President ex-officio – Michael D. Dake, MD, FSIR, University of Arizona, Tucson

 

2020-2021 APDIR standing committees

  • Faculty Development Committee – Chair: J. Mark McKinney, MD, FSIR; Vice Chair: tbd                                                                                                 
  • Communications Committee – Chair: Minhajuddin S. Khaja, MD, MBA, FSIR; Vice-chair: Scott E. Schwartz, MD                                                                                              
  • Membership Rules Committee – Chair: Allene Salcedo Burdette, MD, FSIR; Vice Chair: Thomas Gregory Walker, MD, FSIR   
  • Survey Committee – Chair: Rakesh C. Navuluri, MD, FSIR
  • Education Main Committee – Chair: Rachel F. Oser, MD; Vice-chair: tbd
    • Courses Subcommittee – Chair: Alexander Y. Kim, MD, FSIR
    • Curriculum Subcommittee – Chair: Joshua D. Kuban, MD  

                                      

APDIR meetings

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and the recent announcement of the AUR meeting cancellation, the Association of Program Directors in Interventional Radiology (APDIR) Officers have made the decision to cancel the 2020 APDIR Educational Meeting, scheduled for April 20 in Philadelphia.

The 2019 APDIR Educational Meeting took place on April 8, 2019 in Baltimore immediately preceding AUR 2019. 28 presentations from this meeting are available for download by all IR fellowship and residency program directors in the APDIR SIR Connect library.

 The 2019 Business Meeting was held in Austin, Texas at SIR 2019. Minutes from this meeting are available for download by all IR fellowship and residency program directors in the APDIR SIR Connect library

 For more information about APDIR, please contact Jennifer Goubeaux.

 

IR Residency

The APDIR community is a closed community exclusively for program directors, associate program directors and program coordinators of APDIR programs.  

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