William Rilling (Department of Radiology and Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA) has assumed the role of president of the Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO), while Matthew Callstrom (Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA) has been named president-elect. A new team of board officers aim, according to the society, to drive strategy and deliver quality resources to medical professionals in the interventional oncology field.
“I am very excited to take on this opportunity to promote interventional oncology as an emerging field of cancer medicine”, says Rilling. “Using advanced imaging and sophisticated tools, we can help patients with minimal invasiveness in order to definitively treat patients and/or preserve patient quality of life”.
In addition to Rilling and Callstrom, the SIO officers, announced at the society’s annual meeting in Boston, USA last month (8–11 June, Boston, USA) include Riad Salem, as treasurer, and Stephen Solomon, the immediate past president.
The directors-at-large of SIO are:
- Muneeb Ahmed (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA)
- Nahum Goldberg (Hadassah Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)
- Alexis Kelekis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece)
- Kevin Kim (Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, USA)
- Constantinos T Sofocleous (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA)
- Uei Pua (Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore)
The SIO board of directors is responsible for governing the affairs of the society, in addition to establishing its policies and programmes. Members will work in cooperation with the new officers, other board members, and the society’s staff.
Rilling is professor of Radiology and Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and his fellowship in Vascular Interventional Radiology at Northwestern University in Chicago in 1996. He has been practicing at the Medical College of Wisconsin since 1996 and is the vice chair of Clinical Operations in Radiology and the former director of the Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology for 14 years.
Callstrom is vice chair for the Department of Radiology and director of the Ultrasound Research Center at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA. He has been on staff at Mayo Clinic for over 15 years. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology. He is active in the use of image-guided intervention to treat cancer and has led several clinical trials in this area. He earned his BS degree and PhD from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA. He completed medical school, radiology residency training, and fellowship at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.