SIR Sections

Association of Program Directors in Interventional Radiology

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 2019-2020 Leadership (from left to right): Immediate Past President, Saher S. Sabri, MD, FSIR; Membership Councilor, Aaron Fischman, MD, FSIR; President, Sun-Ho Ahn, MD, FSIR; President-elect, Mary E. Meek, MD; Secretary Treasurer, Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR </p>
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APDIR 2019-2020 Leadership (from left to right): Immediate Past President, Saher S. Sabri, MD, FSIR; Membership Councilor, Aaron Fischman, MD, FSIR; President, Sun-Ho Ahn, MD, FSIR; President-elect, Mary E. Meek, MD; Secretary Treasurer, Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR 

 

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2019-2020 APDIR Governing Board

President – Sun-Ho Ahn, MD, FSIR, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
President-elect –
 Mary E. Meek, MD, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Immediate Past President –
Saher S. Sabri, MD, FSIR, MedStar Washington
Secretary Treasurer –  
Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR, University of Colorado, Aurora
Membership Councilor –
Aaron Fischman, MD, FSIR, Icahn School of Medicine At Mount Sinai, New York
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 ex-officio –
Shantanu Warhadpande, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
SIR President ex-officio –
Laura Findeiss, MD, FSIR, Emory University, Atlanta

 

2019-2020 APDIR standing committees

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

 

APDIR meetings

The 2020 APDIR Educational Meeting will take place on April 20, 2020 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown immediately preceding AUR 2020. Registration will open this fall.

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.  

Resources

  • Participate in "Trainees First" an abstract mentoring program for program directors, residents and fellows.  
  • 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.