News | SIR | March 09, 2023

Other key leaders of SIR and SIR Foundation announced

Alda L. Tam, MD, FSIR, an interventional radiologist and professor in the Department of Interventional Radiology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, assumed the office of president of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)

Alda L. Tam, MD, FSIR

March 9, 2023 — Alda L. Tam, MD, FSIR, an interventional radiologist and professor in the Department of Interventional Radiology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, assumed the office of president of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) on March 7, during the society’s annual Members’ Business Meeting. The meeting was held during the SIR 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting in Phoenix. 

“This is an exciting time for our specialty. SIR is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary, our first classes of IR residents are graduating, and our specialty is growing and maturing at a rapid pace. In response, SIR and SIR Foundation are investing in tools, education, research and resources to ensure we continue this forward momentum,” said Tam. “I look forward to working with members at across SIR to ensure our seat at the table so we can deliver the best for our patients.” 

Other incoming officers of SIR’s 2023–2024 Board of Directors include President-elect Robert J. Lewandowski, MD, FSIR, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago; newly appointed Secretary Robert A. Lookstein, MD, FSIR, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York; and Immediate Past-president Parag J. Patel, MD, MS, FSIR, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. 

Other appointed and elected SIR leadership positions filled this year are: 

SIR Board of Directors 

J. David Prologo, MD, FSIR - Director-at-large (appointed) 


SIR and SIR Foundation Steering Council 

       Divisions (elected): 

  • Jason C. Hoffmann, MD, FSIR—Membership Division Councilor 
  • Raj Pyne, MD, FSIR—Practice Management Division Councilor 
  • Rajesh Shah, MD, FSIR—Quality and Performance Improvement Division Councilor 
  • Luke R. Wilkins, MD, FSIR—Statements and Guidelines Division Councilor 

      Clinical Specialty Councils (elected): 

  • Brian J. Schiro, MD, FSIR—PAD Council Vice Chair 
  • William T. Kuo, MD, FSIR—Venous Council Vice Chair 
  • Keith Pereira, MD, FSIR—Women's Health Council Vice Chair 


The SIR Foundation board appointed Maureen P. Kohi, MD, FSIR, as the chair of the SIR Foundation Board of Directors. She is the Ernest H. Wood Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Radiology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

“I am honored and pleased to lead SIR Foundation at this time of growth and change as we continue to drive the research, education, and innovation necessary to build the future of interventional radiology,” Kohi said. 


SIR Foundation also appointed the following member to its Board of Directors: 

  • Clifford R. Weiss, MD, FSIR—Research Grants and Education Division Chair    


For more information: 

Related Content

News | ASTRO

May 17, 2024 — Registration opens today for the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 66th Annual Meeting ...

Time May 17, 2024
News | Enterprise Imaging

May 16, 2024 — AGFA HealthCare announced that St. Vincent’s Private Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, has chosen to implement ...

Time May 16, 2024
News | Artificial Intelligence

May 16, 2024 — deepc, the globally recognized digital medicine pioneer and market leader behind the leading AI operating ...

Time May 16, 2024
News | Enterprise Imaging

May 15, 2024 — etherFAX announced the expansion of its partnership with Hyland, a leading global provider of intelligent ...

Time May 15, 2024
News | Cybersecurity

May 13, 2024 — In the wake of the cybersecurity breach targeting the prominent healthcare system Ascension, a new study ...

Time May 13, 2024
News | Radiology Imaging

May 13, 2024 — National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), and the Next ...

Time May 13, 2024
News | Radiation Oncology

May 10, 2024 — Mariana Oncology, a fully integrated biotechnology company pioneering a new era of radiopharmaceutical ...

Time May 10, 2024
News | ARRS

May 8, 2024 — Compared to males, women in radiology are at a consistently higher risk of not matching into diagnostic ...

Time May 08, 2024
News | Contrast Media

May 8, 2024 — Swedish biotech company Ascelia Pharma AB has announced that its liver imaging drug candidate, Orviglance ...

Time May 08, 2024
News | ARRS

May 7, 2024 — The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) announced that Philip Costello, MD, the 118th ARRS President and ...

Time May 07, 2024
Subscribe Now