Society of Interventional Radiology names Charles E Ray Jr as president

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Charles E Ray Jr
Charles E Ray Jr

Charles E Ray Jr, an interventional radiologist, and professor and head of the department of radiology at the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, assumed the office of president of the Society of Interventional Radiology during the society’s Annual Scientific Meeting (2–7 April, Vancouver, Canada).

“The main focus of my presidency will be cultivating the next generation of interventional radiologists, particularly as we enter the first year of the new interventional radiology residency,” said Ray, who will represent the society’s more than 6,100 doctors, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving health care through image-guided minimally invasive treatments. “I will encourage interventional radiologists to demonstrate the limitless potential of this field through our unique skills, collaborative opportunities and sharp focus on patient care.”

Besides Ray, other incoming officers of SIR’s 2016–17 Executive Council include president-elect Suresh Vedantham, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St Louis; secretary M Victoria Marx, LAC and USC Medical Center, Los Angeles; treasurer Matthew S Johnson, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis; and immediate past president Alan H Matsumoto, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville.

New Executive Council members include Robert J Lewandowski, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, annual scientific meeting division, and Sanjeeva Kalva, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, member services division.