Society of Interventional Radiology inducts new Fellows


The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) inducted 20 new Fellows during its 37th Annual Scientific Meeting (San Francisco, USA, 24–29 March 2012). An SIR Fellow (or FSIR) is an interventional radiologist who has been an active or corresponding SIR member for at least five years and who has distinguished himself or herself individually and has been recognised by the society as a leading contributor in educational, investigational, organisational or professional aspects of interventional radiology.

“Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues for sustained outstanding performance,” said Marshall Hicks, SIR president and head of the division of diagnostic imaging at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA. “These individuals—in a specialty known for innovation—exemplify excellence. It is no coincidence that they are a major part of what drives interventional radiology forward.”

Of those selected to be SIR Fellows, 18 were named Active Fellows and two were named Corresponding Fellows.

SIR active Fellows are:

California: Mahmood K Razavi, St Joseph Vascular Institute, Irvine.

Florida: Andrew G Davis, Radiology Associates of Clearwater, Oldsmar; Constantino

S Pena, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Miami; Daniel A Siragusa,

Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, Jacksonville; and Bret N Wiechmann, Vascular

& Interventional Physicians, Gainesville.

Illinois: Robert J Lewandowski, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago.

Massachusetts: Sanjeeva P Kalva, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Minnesota: Haraldur Bjarnason, Mayo Clinic, Rochester.

New York: Francis Scott Nowakowski, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York;

Raymond H Thornton, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Yorktown Heights;

and David L Waldman, University of Rochester.

Ohio: Baljendra S Kapoor, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, and Weiping Wang,

Cleveland Clinic, Chagrin Falls.

Pennsylvania: Boris Nikolic, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and

Leslie B Scorza, Penn State Heart & Vascular Institute, Palmyra.

Rhode Island: Gregory M Soares, Rhode Island Vascular Institute, Barrington.

Texas: Suzanne M Slonim, Methodist Hospitals of Dallas.

Canada: David M Liu, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Corresponding Fellows (members who practice and/or reside outside of the United States) include:

Thomas J Kroencke, Universitaetsklinikum Charite, Berlin, Germany; and Riccardo A 
Lencioni, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.