Keith M Hume has joined the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) today as the organisation’s new executive director.
In this role, Hume will advance SIR’s advocacy, education and policy mission to strengthen and support the practice of interventional radiology and ensure patient access to minimally invasive, image-guided therapies, an SIR press release states.
“I am honoured to join SIR at this exciting time as interventional radiology continues to cement its status as a primary specialty and build a brighter future for patients through minimally invasive medicine,” comments Hume. “Today’s changing healthcare environment presents a variety of new opportunities. I look forward to working with SIR’s physician-volunteers, members, and staff to advance the interventional radiology specialty by transforming the way SIR educates its members and patients, fostering scientific research and innovation, and increasing cross-specialty collaboration.”
Hume previously served as SIR Foundation’s executive director from 2003–2008. He has nearly two decades of executive experience in the healthcare association sector driving strategic program development, regulatory advocacy, organisational growth, and creating sustaining strategic partnerships with healthcare stakeholders, the society state. Hume rejoins SIR following 13 years at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Foundation.
“We are thrilled to welcome Keith Hume back to SIR,” says SIR president Michael D Dake (University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, USA). “His understanding of interventional radiology, coupled with his passion for research, quality, and education, will take SIR to new heights as we look forward to transforming IR education, launching our new VIRTEX registry, and growing our research grants and quality improvement programs.”
Hume holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, USA) and a Master of Arts degree, where he focused on autonomic and cardiovascular regulation from the University of Georgia (Athens, USA).