SIR17: Record breaking number of Fellows inducted

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At the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, a record breaking 32 new Fellows were inducted. Less than 10 percent of SIR members achieve this honor that is awarded to those who have demonstrated excellence in research, published works, teaching or leadership within the field of interventional radiology and who have made significant contributions to the society.

“Each new SIR Fellow has demonstrated a level of excellence in research, mentorship and patient care that has propelled interventional radiology forward," said SIR 2016-2017 President Charles E. Ray Jr., MD, PhD, professor and head of the department of radiology at the University of Illinois, Chicago in a statement. “Their commitment to our specialty ensures that interventional radiology remains synonymous with modern medicine, developing breakthrough, minimally invasive treatements that maximize patient care.”

Listed are the newly inducted SIR Fellows:

Alabama
Ahmed Kamel Abdel Aal, MD, University of Alabama Birmingham                                

California
Maureen P. Kohi, MD, University of California, San Francisco

Delaware
Samuel G. Putnam, MD, Christiana Hospital, Newark

District of Columbia
Keith M. Horton, MD, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Karun Sharma, MD, PhD, Children's National Medical Center

Georgia
J. David Prologo, MD, Emory University, Atlanta

Illinois

Bulent Arslan, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
Ulku Turba, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Indiana

Michael J. Hall, MD, Beacon Medical Group, South Bend

Massachusetts

Raymond W. Liu, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Minnesota

Michael S. Rosenberg, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
David A. Woodrum, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Missouri
John J. Borsa, MD, Saint Luke's Hospital, University of Missouri, Kansas City

New York
Aaron Fischman, MD, Mount Sinai Health System, New York
Akhilesh K. Sista, MD, New York University, New York

North Carolina
Robert G. Dixon, MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Oregon
Kenneth J. Kolbeck, MD, Dotter Interventional Institute, Portland

Pennsylvania
James F. McGuckin Jr., MD, Philadelphia Vascular Institute
Joseph Ronsivalle, MD, Guthrie Clinic, Sayre
Deepak Sudheendra, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Tennessee
Peter R. Bream, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville

Texas
Shellie C. Josephs, MD, Children's Health Dallas
Ezequiel Silva, MD, South Texas Radiology Group, San Antonio
Rajeev Suri, MD, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
Alda L. Tam, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

Virginia
Michael P. McDermott, MD, Mary Washington Healthcare, Fredericksburg

Washington
Sharon W. Kwan, MD, University of Washington, Seattle

Wisconsin
Sarah B. White, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee             

Argentina
Eduardo P. Eyheremendy, MD, Hospital Aleman, Buenos Aires

Brazil
Francisco C. Carnevale, MD, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo

Canada
Jason Wong, MD, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta

Germany
Stefan Muller-Hulsbeck, MD, Ev.-Luth Diakonissenanstalt zu Flensburg