Scott C. Goodwin, MD, FSIR, an interventional radiologist and Hasso Brothers Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, assumed office as the 2013–2014 President of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) during the Society’s 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans. The Society also introduced a new slate of officers.
“Interventional radiologists offer patients the least invasive and most advanced treatment options—advances that generally replace open surgery and offer less risk, less pain, and less recovery time compared to surgery. We are known for innovation, and it’s something that is clearly a key component of the success of interventional radiology, present at the beginning of our field and still much in evidence as we celebrate SIR’s 40th anniversary,” said Dr. Goodwin.
SIR’s 2013–2014 officers include:
Executive Council councilors include George A. Fueredi, MD, FSIR, Great Lakes Radiologists, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, health policy and economics; John A. Kaufman, MD, MS, FSIR, Dotter Interventional Institute, Portland, Oregon, SIR Foundation Chair; Daniel B. Brown, MD, FSIR, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Annual Scientific Meeting; Daniel Siragusa, MD, Shands Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida, graduate medical education; Brian Funaki, MD, FSIR, University of San Francisco, postgraduate medical education; Matthew S. Johnson, MD, FSIR, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, member services; and Boris Nikolic, MD, MBA, FSIR, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, standards.
Councilors-at-large include Suresh Vedantham, MD, FSIR, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Saint Louis; Laura Findeiss, MD, FSIR, University of California at Irvine; and Sanjay Misra, MD, FSIR, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota.
Ex-officio members include Terence A.S. Matalon, MD, FSIR, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, AMA delegate; and Ziv J. Haskal, MD, FSIR, University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, editor, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. ■