SIR Sections

Association of Program Directors in Interventional Radiology

 

The mission of the Association of Program Directors in Interventional Radiology is to work to stimulate interest in and to provide guidelines for teaching in cardiovascular and interventional radiology, and to also address the educational, regulatory and financial issues that affect the future of IR.

The membership of the Association of Program Directors in Interventional Radiology (APDIR) includes the directors of all interventional radiology fellowship programs in the United States and Canada.

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 cardiovascular and interventional radiology.

The APDIR holds a business meeting during the Society of Interventional Radiology’s Annual Scientific Meeting and an educational meeting to implement these goals.

<p>APDIR 2018-2019 Leadership (from left to right): Immediate Past President, Kelvin Hong, MD, FSIR; President, Saher S. Sabri, MD, FSIR; Secretary Treasurer, Mary E. Meek, MD; President-elect, Sun-Ho Ahn, MD, FSIR; not pictured - Membership Councilor, Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR</p>

APDIR 2018-2019 Leadership (from left to right): Immediate Past President, Kelvin Hong, MD, FSIR; President, Saher S. Sabri, MD, FSIR; Secretary Treasurer, Mary E. Meek, MD; President-elect, Sun-Ho Ahn, MD, FSIR; not pictured - Membership Councilor, Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR

2018-2019 APDIR Governing Board

President – Saher S. Sabri, MD, FSIR, MedStar Washington 
President-elect –
Sun-Ho Ahn, MD, FSIR, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
Immediate Past President –
Kelvin Hong, MD, FSIR, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Secretary Treasurer –
Mary E. Meek, MD, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Membership Councilor –
Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR, University of Colorado, Aurora
Councilor at large –
Allene Salcedo Burdette, MD, FSIR, Penn State Milton S Hershey
SIR GME Councilor
Parag J. Patel, MD, MS, FSIR, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
SIR RFS President –
David J. Maldow, MD, University of Rochester, N.Y. 
SIR President ex-officio –
M. Victoria Marx, MD, FSIR, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

 

2018-2019 APDIR Standing Committees

Faculty Development committee - Chair: J. Mark McKinney, MD, FSIR; Vice Chair: Gretchen M. Foltz, MD                                                                                                  Communications committee - Chair: Aaron Fischman, MD, FSIR; Vice-chair: Minhajuddin S. Khaja, MD, MBA                                                                                                                  Membership & Rules committeeChair: Allene Salcedo Burdette, MD, FSIR; Vice Chair: Gregory Walker, MD                                                                                                      Education Main committee – Chair: Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR; Vice-Chair: Rachel F. Oser, MD                                                                                                                                                        -Curriculum subcommittee: Chair: Joshua D. Kuban, MD                                                                                                                                                                                                                -Courses subcommittee: Chair: Alexander Y. Kim, MD                                                                                                                                                   

 

APDIR Meetings

The 2019 APDIR Annual Meeting will take place on April 8th, 2019 in Baltimore immediately preceding AUR 2019. Please check back later in the year for registration information.

The 2018 APDIR Annual Meeting took place May 10-11, 2018 at the Omni Orlando Resort Championsgate immediately following AUR 2018.  36 presentations from this meeting are available for download by all IR fellowship and residency program directors in the APDIR SIR Connect library

The 2018 Business Meeting was held in Los Angeles at SIR 2018. 4 presentations 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.  

Resources

  • IR Training Directory- Access and update your program's profile in the premiere resource for all IR training programs. For more information, please contact Jennifer Goubeaux.
  • Webinars- Visit the Learning Center to download webinars related to the IR Residency.
  • SIR Connect APDIR forum- Visit the APDIR forum to access resources in the library and discussion posts on IR residency program applications and IR residency program implementation.