Laura Findeiss named new SIR president

Laura Findeiss, MD, was named the new president of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) at the SIR 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, Texas.

Findeiss works as an interventional radiologist and chief of service for the department of radiology at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

“In the coming year, SIR will increase our focus on building alliances within the medical community to broaden patient access to the breakthrough, image-guided treatments that interventional radiologists can provide,” she said in a prepared statement. “We believe that, because we often collaborate to solve the toughest medical problems, access to interventional radiology equates to increased health equity. We will renew our commitment to cultivating the growing cadre of highly qualified physicians by launching our new Interventional Radiology Residency Curriculum to ensure consistent, top-notch training for the brightest minds in medicine.”

Other new officers in the 2019-2020 SIR Executive Council were also announced, including:

  • President-elect: Michael D. Dake, MD, University of Arizona Health Sciences (Tucson, Arizona)
  • Secretary: Matthew S. Johnson, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis)
  • Immediate past-president: M. Victoria Marx, MD, Keck Medicine of USC (Los Angeles)

Three other council members—Mary Marcell Constantino, MD, Raj Pyne, MD, and Raymond W. Liu, MD—were also announced. And Flip Banovac, MD, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, was named SIR’s treasurer. He will serve a three-year term.