Interventional News is delighted to welcome professor of interventional radiology Robert Morgan (St George’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK) as editor-in-chief. Morgan is currently a clinical director for diagnostics at St George’s, clinical lead for the South West London Integrated Care System (ICS), and chair of the Royal College of Radiologists Academic Committee.
Morgan has held several prestigious roles, which include but are not limited to his appointment as president of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE) in 2018, and is now chair of the Endovascular Subcommittee of CIRSE. Of his active positions, Morgan is the current vice president of the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) and will become BSIR president in November 2023.
Of his contributions to academia, Morgan has previously acted as deputy editor-in-chief for the scientific journal CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology: Endovascular, and was instrumental in the creation of the European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) examination which is now sat by interventional radiologists around the globe. Furthermore, Morgan has written 197 peer-reviewed articles, edited four books, authored 47 book chapters and delivered over 300 invited lectures.
His research and clinical interests focus on imaging and the endovascular treatment of aortic and peripheral vascular disease; and non-oncologic embolization including haemorrhage, visceral artery aneurysms and endoleaks.
His distinguished service to his specialty has been recognised by several bodies—Morgan was awarded the Gold Medal of the BSIR in 2020 and, recently, the Gold Medal of CIRSE in 2023.
On joining as editor-in-chief of Interventional News alongside Professor Andy Adam (King’s College London, London, UK), and Professor Brian Stainken (Stamford, USA), Morgan writes:
“It is a great privilege and honour to join the senior editorial team in Interventional News. I have read this publication since its inception and look forward to its arrival in my inbox or through my letterbox every month.
Interventional News and its sister publications, including Vascular News, fulfil important roles for the interventional radiology landscape. They are able to present in a readable informal manner current hot topics in interventional radiology, and to summarise for readers key points and highlights from recent major interventional radiology congress programmes and speaker presentations at meetings. There are few better ways for interventional radiologists to learn about newsworthy items, from the literature and congresses, without actually reading the scientific papers or attending the meetings.
In my new role as co-editor-in-chief for Interventional News, I would like to continue the excellent work by Professors Andy Adam and Brian Stainken. I would like to assist in further improving the quality of the editorial content and in time to introduce new editorial concepts to ensure that Interventional News continues to be the ‘great read’ that it already is.”