Afshin Gangi
Professor Afshin Gangi is the Chief of Interventional Radiology at University Hospital Strasbourg as well as Chairman of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. As well as being a member of the National Academy of Surgery since 2015 and is currently Deputy Chairman of ECIO.
Professor Gangi has published over 200 scientific papers and contributed to 40 books as well as receiving numerous awards in his field.

Charles E. Ray
Dr. Charles E. Ray, Jr. currently is Interim Dean of the College of Medicine, and Professor of Radiology. He received a combined MD/MS (Anatomy) from Rush University, as well as a PhD in Clinical Science from the University of Colorado. Following a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Illinois, he completed a fellowship in vascular/interventional radiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Before accepting his permanent position as Professor and Head of Radiology at the University of Illinois, his prior positions included: section head of angio/interventional radiology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute; chief of interventional radiology at Denver Health Medical Center; and chief of interventional radiology at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Ray’s areas of research involve clinical research in the field of interventional oncology, particularly locoregional treatment of liver malignancies. He has a particular interest in cost analysis of oncologic interventions. Dr. Ray served for four years as Associate Program director of the radiology residency and for three years as Vice Chair for Research at the University of Colorado. He was also awarded the educator of the year awards at both Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University of Colorado.
Dr. Ray has published >330 articles, abstracts, and book chapters, as well as nine books and monographs. He has delivered >280 lectures worldwide on a variety of topics related to the field of interventional radiology. He has received fellowship in the American College of Radiology, the Society of Interventional Radiology, and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe. He has served as President of the Society of Interventional Radiology, President of the Colorado Radiological Society, and President of the Rocky Mountain Radiological Society. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Interventional Radiology.

Daniel Waigl
Daniel Waigl is the Executive Director of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE). He started his career at the European Congress of Radiology, serving in different positions which included Head of Marketing and Communications, before he left in 2004 to join CIRSE. Daniel has a certification for Marketing and Sales from the Vienna University of Economics Executive Academy.

Laura Findeiss
Dr. Laura Findeiss is currently Chief of Radiology at Grady Memorial Hospital and Acting Professor of Radiology at Emory University.  She was previously Professor and Chairman of Radiology at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Following receipt of her medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Findeiss pursued two years of training in General Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center before completing a Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle and, subsequently, a Fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the University of Washington.  Prior leadership roles include serving as Chief of Interventional Radiology at the University of California, Irvine, and at the University of Utah School of Medicine.  She was recruited to the University of Tennessee Medical Center as Chairman in 2013.
Dr. Findeiss has been active in numerous institutional and national service roles, including her current position as President Elect of the Society of Interventional Radiology. She has also served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Research Education Committee for the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation, and has been active in Society initiatives related to enhancing clinical practice in interventional radiology as well as in efforts to engage and support students and early career members.  She is a Fellow of the Society of Vascular Medicine, the Society of Interventional Radiology, and the American Heart Association. 

Gloria Salazar
Gloria Salazar
Dr. Salazar is Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and works as an interventional radiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital since 2008. Her contributions to clinical work are focused on women's health, varicose veins and venous access. She is the co-director of the Mass General Fibroid Program, a multidisciplinary clinic for patients seeking treatment for uterine fibroids. In addition to her clinical expertise, she also leads the Radiology Simulation Program and is the Medical Director for Outpatient Interventional Radiology at Mass General West. She is very involved in the Society of Interventional Radiology by participating in both Standards of Practice and Quality Improvement Metric Committees, including co-authoring several manuscripts in the field. She has lectured in National and International meetings in the topic of quality improvement, education and interventional radiology. Her interests are: venous access, women’s health, simulation training, patient-reported experience, and quality improvement.

João Amaral
Joao Amaral, MD
The Hospital for Sick Children
Paediatric Interventional Radiologist
Diagnostic Imaging, Division Chief - Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging

University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Medical Imaging

MR guided intervention and thermometry, thermal ablation techniques, vascular anomalies, renal and urological interventions.

Krishna Kandarpa
Krishna Kandarpa

1) Director, Research Science & Strategic Initiatives, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Also,
2) Acting Director, Division of Applied Sciences and Technology.

1) Professor & Chair of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, & Radiologist-in-Chief, UMass Memorial Medical Center.
2) Professor of Radiology, Cornell Medical School, and Chief-of-Service, Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology, The New York Presbyterian Hospital, NY.
3) Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, and Co-Director, Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology, The Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA. Also, residency and CVIR fellowship.
4) Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, Delcath Systems, Inc., NY
5) PhD in Engineering Science - Penn State University, and MD - PhD-to-MD Program, University of Miami.
6) Past President & Chair of the SIR Research & Education Foundation and Member, Board of Directors, Academy of Radiology Research.
7) Author: 1) Handbook of Interventional Radiologic Procedures, 5th Ed. (2016); Translated into Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, Chinese); 2) Peripheral Vascular Interventions, 1st Ed. (2008).
Translated into Chinese.

Luis Mariano Ferreira
Medical Doctor and Vascular Surgeon by Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Associate Professor of General and Endovascular Surgery at the School of Medical - UCES.
Chief of the Endovascular Section, Vascular Surgery Division of the Hospital de Clínicas - Universidad of Buenos Aires
Clinical Practice, Interests and Accomplishments:
  • Vascular surgery in private and university Hospital (part-time)
  • “International Guest Scholarship” 94th. American College of Surgeons.
  • New Orleans Septiembre 2007
  • 14 Local Prizes
Research Interests:
  • Doctoral PhD Tesis: Endoluminal treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms: type II endoleaks. How to detect, prevent and treat them? Retrospective observational study on a cohort of 210 consecutively patients treated.

Manraj K. S. Heran
Dr. Heran graduated from the University of British Columbia medical school in 1996.  After his rotating internship year at the Royal Columbian Hospital (New Westminster, BC), he completed his diagnostic radiology residency training through the University of British Columbia program in 2001, and obtained his FRCPC in Diagnostic Radiology the same year.  Having completed fellowships in Pediatric Radiology (BC Children’s Hospital, 2001), Vascular and Interventional Radiology (Vancouver General Hospital, 2002), as well as in Diagnostic Neuroradiology (Duke University Medical Center, 2003), he returned to a joint staff position between Vancouver General Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital in 2003.  Now in his fifteenth year on staff, Dr. Heran is a diagnostic and interventional neuroradiologist at Vancouver General Hospital, and a pediatric interventional radiologist at British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Heran is internationally recognized in both fields, and is currently President of the Society for Pediatric Interventional Radiology, after already serving as President in 2016.  With cross appointments in Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Pediatrics, Dr. Heran has received several awards for clinical and academic excellence, including the Family Centered Care Award at BC Children’s Hospital in 2007 and 2013, and the CAR Young Investigator’s Award in 2011.  He is heavily involved in all aspects of medical education and clinical research.  Areas of specific interest include the diagnosis and management of vascular malformations, traumatic brain injury, interventional neuroradiology (including acute stroke and other ischemic cerebrovascular disease), and orbital radiology.

Robert Morgan
Robert Morgan is Consultant in Vascular and Interventional radiology and chief of Aortic imaging at St George’s NHS Trust. He trained in Interventional Radiology at the University of Texas and at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals between 1993 and 1996.
Robert Morgan’s clinical interests are the imaging and the endovascular treatment of aortic and peripheral vascular disease; embolization of haemorrhage, visceral artery aneurysms and endoleaks; and hemodialysis access management including the percutaneous creation of arteriovenous fistulas.
Robert Morgan was instrumental in the creation of the European Board of Interventional Radiology examination. Robert Morgan has written over 140 peer reviewed articles, edited 3 books, written 42 book chapters, and has given over 250 invited lectures. Robert gave the 2017 British Society of Interventional Radiology eponymous Wattie Fletcher lecture. Robert Morgan is the President of CIRSE and is deputy editor for CVIR Endovascular.

Helmberger Thomas
Thomas Helmberger
Chief physician of the Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine at the Klinikum Bogenhausen in Munich.

Tiago Bilhim
Tiago Bilhim
Dr. Tiago Bilhim has been a Professor of Radiology at Nova Medical School in Lisbon, Portugal for the past 11 years. He is an European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) – certified interventional radiologist. Dr. Bilhim completed his diagnostic radiology residency at Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, where he currently works as an interventional radiologist. He also works in the same capacity at at the Saint Louis Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal.
Dr. Bilhim received a PhD from the Nova Medical School in Lisbon, Portugal. The topic of his thesis was prostate artery embolization.
His research interests include prostate and uterine artery embolization, interventional oncology, portal vein interventions, and peripheral artery disease.


Alexander Coon
Alexander Coon
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Radiology
Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Charbel Mounayer
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Limoges, Limoges, França Professor Charbel Mounayer is a Neuro-Interventionist at the INR Department in Limoges University Hospital and Professor at the Medicine University of Limoges (France). Dr. Mounayer is member of the Board of the French society of Neuroradiology. Invested in Educational he is member of the European Board of the European Course of Neuroradiology and Director of the French INR Diploma. He is Member of the world Federation of Interventional Neuroradiology. He is an honorary member of LIRA (Latvian Interventional Radiology Association) and of SOBRICE (Brazilian society of Interventional Radiology).

Emmanuel Houdart
Emmanuel Houdart
Current academic title : Professeur des Universités – Praticien Hospitalier
Faculté de médecine Lariboisière – Saint-Louis, Université Paris VII Denis Diderot, France
Hospital activity : Head of Department of Neuroradiology, Hôpital Lariboisière, Paris, France.

Guilherme Dabus
Dr. Guilherme Dabus is an interventional neuroradiologist with Miami Vascular Specialists. He is the Director of the Fellowship Program in Interventional Neuroradiology/ Neurointerventional Surgery at the Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute and Baptist Neuroscience Institute.

Naci Kocer
Dr Naci Kocer currently works at the Radiology Department, Division of Neuroradiology, at the University of Istanbul. His specialty and current research is on giant aneurysms.
  • Haemodynamic solutions for aneurysm treatment;
  • Vessel remodeling techniques;
  • Endovascular solutions in vascular malformations;
  • Endovascular stroke management;
  • Computer based 3D vascular model studies;
  • Risk calculation for unruptured intracranial aneurysm.

Pedro Lylyk
Among his extensive academic background, Dr. Lylyk is Chair of Neurosurgery and Hemodynamics at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Professor and Chair of the Department of Vascular Medicine at the Universidad del Salvador (USAL) , Professor and Chair of Endovascular Surgery at the Universidad de Ciencias Sociales y Empresariales (UCES) and Director of Master Degrees in Neuroradiology and Hemodynamics Neurology, Diagnostic Imaging, and Kinesiology of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). Current President of the AAAC (Asociación Argentina de Ataque Cerebral) and CANI (Colegio Argentino de Neurointervencionistas).
Since 1986 he is dedicated to the development and improvement of devices and therapeutic options to enhance the Endovascular Neurosurgical field and represents a worldwide reference for the medical device industry. Recognized as the first to place an intracranial stent in 1996, as of then, he has performed more than 10.000 Brain Aneurysms and 11.000 AVM´s at his Endovascular Center in Buenos Aires, and has developed the Endovascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Radiology training program at ENERI and Clínica La Sagrada Familia for benefit of young physicians from all over the world.


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