RISQCS: Radiology Interventions Safety, Quality, and Complications Symposium 2021

September 11, 2021 to September 12, 2021
We welcome you to another exciting interactive and highly educational Risk Management, Quality and Safety symposium geared towards our global Interventional Radiology community!

To facilitate attendance of global participants, this year’s meeting will be held virtual livestream (CME Meeting) and on-site (Trainee Simulation Bootcamp in Boston, MA.)

The symposium’s ongoing mission is to provide a constructive community space that supports honest, in depth and informative insights on the ever-evolving, multi-dimensional landscape of complications, adverse events, medical error, risk management and litigation in IR through engaging collegial sessions that provide practical learning for the practicing IR and IR-to-be.

Our goal with this complication-centered Quality and Safety conference is to fill a current educational void in the field of IR and support progressive practice-building discussions and peer-learning on adverse events, ethical dilemmas and other controversial issues in IR, specifically designed for practicing Interventional Radiologists and IRs-in-training, with special attention to early career IRs.

To accomplish this objective, this year's exciting agenda will include the 5-following core educational components:

  1. Ethics, Challenges, and Risk Management in IR: (Friday, September 10th, 2021)
  2. Early Career as an IR: Mistakes made. Lessons Learned: (Saturday, September 11th, 2021)
  3. Standards of Practice Debate: (Saturday, September 11th, 2021)
  4. Complications Mastermind: (Saturday, September 11th, 2021)
  5. RISQCS Master’s Keynotes: (September 10th and 11th, 2021)
    • How I've managed Bad Complications: A Career in Review: Anne C. Roberts MD, FSIR, University of California San Diego Health
    • Complications, Safety and Innovation: Reflections on my Career as an IR: David Kumpe, MD FSIR (formerly at University of Colorado School of Medicine)


Please visit this link for additional details on the following highlighted events at RISQCS 2021:

  • Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Resident and Medical Student Session (QIPS)
  • Case-Based Complications Competition (Resident and Medical Students)
  • IR Resident and Medical Student Bootcamp

This program is supported in part by educational grants from: 

  • Gore
  • Sirtex
  • Boston Scientific

 

 

Target Audience

This conference is designed for the practicing IRs and IRs-in-training, with special attention to Early Career IRs.
 

Learning Objectives

At the end of the program, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the fundamentals of risk management and litigation relevant to the practicing interventional radiologist.
  • Demonstrate objective review of de-identified case-based complications, adverse events, and controversial clinical conundrums
  • Identify critical learning opportunities and key decision-making points defining didactic vascular and non-vascular clinical challenges and complications.
  • Discuss how to navigate the incredibly complex medicolegal process and the associated emotions arising from adverse events

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • 11.50 MA Risk Management
  • 11.50 Participation
Course opens: 
06/28/2021
Course expires: 
09/11/2022
Event starts: 
09/11/2021 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
09/12/2021 - 6:00pm
Cost:
$397.00

There is a printable version of this available at the bottom of the overview tab.

Friday, September 10th, 2021

 

Hands-On Device Bootcamp And Clinical Simulation Course

(Non-CME, on-site in Boston, MA)

7:00 AM

Hands-On Device Bootcamp And Clinical Simulation Course

Simulation Village

9:30 AM

Hands-On Device Bootcamp And Clinical Simulation Course

Exhibitor Sponsored Product Tour.

12:00 PM

Break

 

RISQCS21 CME Meeting (Virtual Livestream)

1:00 PM

Welcome and Conference Overview

Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, MD, MPH, RISQCS Founding Chair, Boston Medical Center | Boston University School of Medicine

1:15 PM

Keynote: How I've managed Bad Complications: A Career in Review

Anne C. Roberts MD, FSIR, University of California San Diego Health

1:45  PM

Q & A

  1. Ethics and Practice

Moderator: Dr. Paul J. Rochon, University of Colorado School of Medicine

2:00 PM

Session Overview and Introductions

2:05 PM

Perspectives from Private Practice… Saying Yes, No and Maybe So as a Consulting IR: How, When and Why?

Derek Mittleider, MD, FSIR, Brevard Physician Associates

2:25 PM

Perspectives from Academia…Saying Yes, No and Maybe So as a Consulting IR: How, When and Why?

Yolanda Bryce, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

2:45 PM

End of Life Issues in IO: When is Enough Enough?

Daniel Brown, MD, FSIR, Vanderbilt Medical Center

3:05 PM

Panel Q & A

3:20 PM

Break

  1. Mission, Values and Challenges

Moderator: Dr. Gloria Salazar, Massachusetts General Hospital

3:35 PM

Session Overview and Introductions

3:40 PM

Reimbursement in IR: The Cost of Being Undervalued?

Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR, RRCIR

4:00 PM

Diversity in IR: A Quality Imperative?

Hirschel McGinnis, MD, Morton Hospital

4:20 PM

Women's Perspectives in IR: Challenges and Opportunities

Meridith J. Englander MD, FSIR, Albany Stratton Veteran Affairs Medical Center

4:40 PM

Panel Q & A

4:55 PM

Break

  1. Industry, Devices and IFU’s

Moderator: Dr. Geogy Vatakencherry, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

5:10 PM

Session Overview and Introductions

5:15 PM

Drug-coated Balloons: Where Are We Now?

Parag J Patel, MD, MS, FSIR, Medical College of Wisconsin

5:35 PM

My Device Failures: Yup...Lessons Learned

Kumar Madassery MD, Rush Medical Center

5:55 PM

IVC Filters: A Litigator's Paradise

Kush R. Desai, MD, FSIR, Northwestern Medical Center

6:15 PM

IR Devices and their Pitfalls: Who Knew?

Sabeen Dhand, MD, PIH Health

6:35 PM

Panel Q & A

7:00 PM

End of Day 1

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

 

RISQCS21 Meeting (Virtual Livestream)

6:30 AM

Guided Meditation

6:55 AM

Welcome and Conference Overview

Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, MD, MPH, RISQCS Founding Chair, Boston Medical Center | Boston University School of Medicine

  1. Medical Student and Trainee Complications Case Presentation (None CME)

Moderator: Dr. Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center

7:00 AM

Finalist# 1

7:20 AM

Finalist# 2

7:40 AM

Finalist# 3

 

RISQCS21 CME Meeting (Virtual Livestream)

8:05 AM

Keynote: Reflections on Adverse Event Peer-Learning: How IR’s Make It Actionable

Hector Ferral, MD, Louisiana State University Health

8:25 AM

Panel Q & A and Audience Discussion with Expert Panelists

Jon C. Davidson, MD, FSIR, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

  1. My Early Career as an IR: Lessons Learned

Moderator: Dr. Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center

8:35 AM

Session Overview and Introductions

8:40 AM

Early Career year as an IR in Academics: Hindsight is 20/20

Julie C. Bulman, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

9:00 AM

Early Career year as an IR in Private Practice: Hindsight is 20/20

Keerthi D. Prasad, MD, Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care

9:20 AM

What I Wish I Knew: An Early Career in IR in Review

Mo Bader, MD, Boston Medical Center

9:40 AM

My Early Career Journey: Best and Worst Case

Ripal T. Gandhi, MD, FSVM, FSIR Miami Vascular Specialists

10:00 AM

Panel Q & A

  1. Standards of Practice Debate

Moderators: Dr. Paul J. Rochon, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Dr. Mohammed Al-Natour, University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center

10:15 AM

Session Overview and Introductions

Subject: “Periprocedural Antibiotics in IR”: Reflections on the SIR Standards and Practice Guidelines

10:20 AM

Proponent (“Yup: They’re so on the mark!”)

Andrew J. Gunn, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center

10:40 AM

Audience Response

10:42 AM

Opponent (“Do we really need these guidelines as IRs?”)

Peder E. Horner, MD, Diversified Radiology

11:02 AM

Audience Response

11:04 AM

Panel Q & A and Audience Discussion

11:25 AM

Break

11:40 AM

Keynote: Complications, Safety and Innovation: Reflections on My Career as an IR

David Kumpe, MD FSIR, University of Colorado School of Medicine

12:25 PM

Q & A

VII.  Complications Mastermind

Non-Vascular Complications Case Presentations

Moderators: Dr. Raj Pyne, Rochester General Hospital and Dr. Mohammed Al-Natour, University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center

Legal Case Consultant - Michael Barkley, JD, Adler, Cohen, Harvey, Wakeman & Guekguezian, LLP

12:35 PM

Session Overview and Introductions

12:40 PM

Case 1

Steve S. Raman, MD FSIR, UCLA Medical Center

1:05 PM

Case 2

David Madoff, MD, FSIR, FACR, FCIRSE, Yale Medical Center

1:30PM

Case 3

Suvranu Ganguli, MD, FSIR, Boston Medical Center

1:55 PM

Case 4

Harjit Singh, MD FSIR, Johns Hopkins Medical Center

2:20 PM

Audience Response and Discussion

2:30 PM

Break

Vascular Complications Case Presentations

Moderators: Dr. Geogy Vatakencherry, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles and Dr. Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center

Panelist:  Alik Farber, MD, MBA., FACS, Boston Medical Center

2:45 PM

Session Overview and Introductions

2:50 PM

Case 1

Claire Kaufman, MD, University of Utah Hospital

3:15 PM

Case 2

Sebastian Mafeld, MD, Toronto General Hospital

3:40 PM

Case 3

Fakhir Elmasri, MD, FSIR, FPAIRS Lakeland Vascular Institute

4:05 PM

Case 4

Venu Vadlamudi, MD, RPVI, FSIR, FSVM, FASA, FACC, FSCAI, Inova Alexandria Hospital

4:30 PM

Case 5

Micah Watts, MD, Atlantic Medical Imaging

4:55 PM

Audience Response and Discussion

5:05 PM

Adjourn

The CME Portion of this meeting will be virtual.  Registrants will be sent connection information the week before the conference.

The Bootcamp will be in person at the Harvard Sim Lab in Boston, MA

Mohammed Al-Natour, MD

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/134669-2054453145.jpg  Vascular and Interventional Radiologist
  Integrated IR/DR Residency Program Director
  Associate Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director
  University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  Associate Professor- Case Western Reserve University/ School of Medicine

Mohammed Al-Natour, MD, vascular and interventional radiologist at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH since October 2016. Integrated IR/DR Resident Program Director and Associate Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director. I am also Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine.
I did my residency in Diagnostic Radiology at University of Toledo Medical Center 2010-2015 and fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Cleveland Clinic 2015-2016. I have multiple publication and coauthored few Radiology text books. I served as reviewer for national IR journals and meetings.

Mo Bader, MD

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/135997-565037239.jpg  Assistant Professor
  Division of Interventional Radiology
  Boston University School of Medicine

 

Michael Barkley, JD

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/19605-2062290232.jpg  Partner
  Adler, Cohen, Harvey, Wakeman & Guekguezian, LLP

 

 

Michael Barkley is a Principal and Managing Partner of the law firm Adler, Cohen, Harvey, Wakeman & Guekguezian, LLP with offices in Boston, MA, Providence, RI, and Portsmouth, NH. He is an experienced trial lawyer concentrating his practice on the defense of hospitals, physicians and other medical professionals in litigation, with a focus on medical malpractice defense litigation.
Mr. Barkley is a 2003 graduate of Boston University School of Law and a 2000 graduate of Tufts University (B.A., Economics).

Daniel B. Brown, MD, FSIR

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/145522-842395790.jpg  Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
  Vice-Chair of Innovation and Clinical Research
  Director of Interventional Oncology
  Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dan Brown has published extensively on arterial and ablative therapies for liver and renal cancers, including authoring performance and reporting guidelines. He serves on GI/hepatobiliary subcommittees for the Southwest Oncology Group and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. He has been part of the editorial board for the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, the American Journal of Roentgenology and Seminars in Interventional Radiology and has edited multiple textbooks in Interventional Radiology focused on Patient Management and Cased-Based Reviews.

Yolanda Bryce, MD, RPVI

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/145500-1827774361.jpg  Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Assistant Attending
  Weill Cornell Medicine, Assistant Professor

 

 

Yolanda Bryce, MD, RPVI completed her Medical School training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2009, followed by a Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2014, a subspecialty training in Breast Imaging at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in 2015, and a Fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute in 2016. She joined the faculty at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in August 2016 where she probes the intersection of her subspecialties, pioneering minimally invasive cryoablation technique to treat locoregional disease in patients that are poor surgical candidates or refuse surgery. She serves as co-Principal Investigator for a multi-institutional trial that evaluates the outcome of combining cryoablation and immunotherapy in breast cancer. She also specializes in vascular disease in oncologic patients, boarded through the American Board of Vascular Medicine and holding a Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) certification. In 2018, she became the founding director of MSKCC’s Noninvasive Vascular Imaging Center and started the institution’s Peripheral Arterial Disease program improving mobility and quality of life of some of the most vulnerable patients – those with both cancer and life-limiting PAD. She is also program director of the Interventional Radiology Residency and Interventional Oncology Fellowship programs at MSKCC, revamping their infrastructure and vision.

Julie Bulman, MD

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/183846-1192842190.jpg  Interventional Radiologist
  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Instructor at Harvard Medical School
  Boston, MA

 

Dr Bulman is an interventional radiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She is co-medical director of the BIDMC vascular lab and telehealth representative for the Department of Radiology. Her clinical interests include pelvic and lower extremity venous disease, treatment of DVT/PE, venous recanalization, uterine artery embolization and pelvic venous insufficiency. She also serves as Associate Program Director for the Integrated and Independent Interventional Radiology Residencies at BIDMC and takes an active interest in resident and medical student education. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, completed residency training at UT Southwestern and fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Jon C. Davidson, MD, FSIR

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/134678-1723908431.jpg  Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  Division Chief of Interventional Radiology
  University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

 

Dr. Jon Davidson is the Division Chief of the Department of Interventional Radiology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. He is also an Associate Professor at The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Davidson has been involved in academic Interventional Radiology for nearly 17 years, and has published many peer-reviewed manuscripts. He has also been an invited faculty at many national and international meetings. Dr. Davidson has served as a medical expert witness for the past 5 years.

Kush R. Desai, MD, FSIR

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/145515-223703345.jpg  Associate Professor of Radiology, Surgery, and Medicine
  Division of Interventional Radiology
  Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Kush R Desai, MD, FSIR is an Interventional Radiologist and Associate Professor of Radiology, Surgery, and Medicine at Northwestern University. His primary research and clinical interests are in venous thromboembolic disease, including IVC filter management/complex IVC filter retrieval, deep venous thrombectomy/thrombolysis, reconstruction of chronic venous occlusions, and interventional pulmonary embolism management. He has additional clinical and research interest in hepatobiliary disease, including liver directed therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma, management of portal hypertension, and biliary disease.

Sabeen Dhand, MD

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/134584-1411106549.jpg  Interventional Radiologist
  PIH Health
  Los Angeles, CA

 

Sabeen Dhand is an interventional radiologist at PIH Health in Los Angeles, CA. After completing his training at Northwestern, he moved back home to start his career, joining a group of three interventional radiologists at PIH Health. PIH Interventional Radiology is a robust practice covering the entire scope of minimally invasive image guided procedures (MIIPS), including peripheral arterial disease, aortic disease, venous disease, interventional oncology, and neurovascular intervention. In addition to pioneering the y90 program, Sabeen also developed a strong interest in critical limb ischemia, stroke, informatics, and social media. His main interests have now centered around limb salvage and stroke intervention. Since joining, Sabeen has helped the group expand to two additional hospitals, with a total of 8 interventionalists, with the goal of pushing the thresholds of IR in the Los Angeles area. Sabeen hopes to further the field not only through education to other peers, but also education to the general public about MIIPS and interventional radiology via social media and other platforms, including being a host on a popular endovascular platform, Backtable.

Fakhir Elmasri, MD, FSIR, FPAIRS

Lakeland Vascular Institute

Meridith J. Englander, MD, FSIR

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/145518-1225944427.jpg  Associate Professor of Radiology
  Albany Medical College

 

 

Dr. Meridith Englander is an interventional radiologist at the Albany (NY) Stratton VA Medical Center, where she is an associate professor of radiology at Albany Medical College. She completed her fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her clinical interest is chronic venous disease.

Dr. Englander is a vocal advocate for gender equity issues in medicine and has published widely on this topic. She was the inaugural chair of the Women in Interventional Radiology section of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). Dr. Englander is also a strong advocate for Interventional Radiology, serving as the chair of the SIR Government Affairs Committee. She is also an SIR delegate to the AMA. She serves on the ACR Commission on Interventional and Cardiovascular Imaging.

Dr. Englander has served as an oral examiner for the American Board of Radiology.

Alik Farber, MD, MBA, FACS, DFSVS

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/5626-1002603781.jpg  Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  Associate Chair for Clinical Operations, Department of Surgery
  Chair, Value Analysis Committee
  Boston Medical Center
  Professor of Surgery and Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Alik Farber, MD is Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Boston Medical Center and Professor of Surgery and Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine.
Dr. Farber is a graduate of Brown University and obtained his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, a vascular surgery fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and an endovascular surgery fellowship at the Southern Illinois School of Medicine.
Dr. Farber’s administrative responsibilities include being Associate Chair for Clinical Operations in the Department of Surgery, Chair of Value Analysis Committee and Co-Director of Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratories. Dr. Farber is currently a National Co-Chair of the Best Endovascular versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (BEST-CLI) trial, a randomized, controlled trial ongoing at 135 sites across North America, Europe and New Zealand. BEST-CLI is funded by a $27 million grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health.

Hector Ferral, MD

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/139732-961413122.jpg  Professor of Radiology
  Section of Interventional Radiology
  Research Director for the integrated IR program
  LSU New Orleans

Dr. Ferral completed two years of Internal Medicine and three years of diagnostic imaging at the Instituto nacional de la Nutricion in Mexico City from 1986-1991.
He completed a two year fellowship in cardiovascular and interventional radiology at the University of Minnesota from 1991-1993.
He is currently a Professor of Radiology at LSU New Orleans and research director for the integrated IR program at that institution

Ripal T. Gandhi, MD, FSVM, FSIR

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/145517-255361193.jpg  Clinical Professor
  Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Miami Cancer Institute

 

 

Ripal T. Gandhi, MD, FSVM, FSIR did his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University and Harvard University. He graduated summa cum laude (highest honors). He received his degree in medicine from Northwestern University Medical School, where he also graduated with honors. Following medical school, he completed a surgical internship at Cornell University Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital. He completed his residency training and fellowship at UCLA Medical Center. Currently, he is clinical professor at the University of South Florida School of Medicine and FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Dr. Gandhi regularly trains other physicians in various vascular/endovascular, interventional radiology, and interventional oncology techniques.
Because of his interest in discovering new therapies, Dr. Gandhi also dedicated an entire year to biomedical research at the renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. At Sloan-Kettering, he investigated embolization and other minimally invasive therapies for liver cancer and other malignancies. He also served as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has published his findings in several scientific journals, including the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, and Journal of the American College of Surgeons. He also authored several textbook chapters and presented his research at national and international meetings.
Prior to joining Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, he was an international visiting scholar at Asan Medical Center/University of Ulsan Medical School in Seoul, South Korea. As an international scholar, he gave several lectures and furthered his expertise in innovative minimally invasive therapies.
He is also a fellow of the Society for Vascular Medicine and a fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology.
He is the co-author of the textbook Interventional Oncology. He is also a program director for the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) and Symposium on Clinical Interventional Oncology (CIO).

Suvranu Ganguli, MD, FSIR

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/135113-1405064351.jpg  Chief, Interventional Radiology
  Boston Medical Center
  Boston University School of Medicine

 

Suvranu (Shoey) Ganguli, M.D., is certified by the American Board of Radiology, with added qualification in vascular and interventional radiology. His clinical interests include Interventional oncology (tumor embolization, ablation), venous thromboembolic disease, trauma embolization, and hepatobiliary interventions.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Dr. Ganguli earned his medical degree at University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis. He completed a residency in radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, both affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Dr. Ganguli’s clinical expertise and research publications predominantly center around Interventional Oncology techniques, including ablation, chemoembolization and radioembolization for primary and metastatic liver cancer. He has participated in several clinical trials and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, as well as more than 25 textbook chapters. He co-edited a textbook on Interventional Oncology.
An active industry consultant, Dr. Ganguli is a member of the Radiological Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the American College of Radiology, the American Society of Digestive Disease Interventions and the Society of Interventional Radiology, for which he serves on several committees. He is also a reviewer for multiple journals including the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Cancer Therapy, Investigative Radiology, and PLOS ONE. In addition, he serves on the Editorial Board of IR Quarterly, the Society of Interventional Radiology member newsletter, and is the Editor of the Abstracts of Current Literature.

AJ Gunn, MD

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/163564-1910775321.png  Director of Interventional Oncology, Director of the Interventional Radiology Ambulatory Clinic
  Assistant Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency
  Assistant Program Director for the Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency
  University of Alabama at Birmingham

AJ Gunn graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT earning a BS in exercise physiology with a minor in sociology. He then returned home to South Dakota to attend medical school at the University of South Dakota. During medical school, he participated in the competitive Howard Hughes Medical Institute – National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program and was awarded the Donald L. Alcott, M.D. Award for Clinical Promise. He graduated summa cum laude in 2009. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA followed by a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD where he served as chief fellow.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Gunn worked as an attending interventional radiologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He has written and lectured nationally regarding image-guided therapies for cancer (including chemoembolization, radioembolization, and percutaneous ablation), uterine fibroid embolization, bariatric embolization, image-guided therapies for trauma, IVC filter retrievals, and patient-centered care in radiology. Currently, he is the Director of Interventional Oncology, Director of the Interventional Radiology Ambulatory Clinic, Assistant Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency, and Assistant Program Director for the Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency. He has leadership positions with many national societies including the Society of Interventional Radiology, American Board of Radiology, American College of Radiology, and the Radiological Society of North America.

Mikhail C. S. S Higgins, MD, MPH

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/23834-920129713.jpg  CME Course Director
  RISQCS Founding Chair
  Assistant Professor
  Director, Radiology Medical Student Clerkship
  Program Director, Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) Pathway
                          Division of Interventional Radiology
                          Department of Radiology
                          Boston University School of Medicine

Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, MD MPH, a native of Nassau, Bahamas, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Interventional Radiology in the Department of Radiology at Boston Medical Center. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College (Saint Paul, MN), and a Doctorate of Medicine from Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha). He holds an Advanced Professional Masters in Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Care Policy and Health Care Administration from Yale University.

He completed a residency in Radiology as well as a 4th year concentration in Interventional Radiology (IR) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship in IR at the University of Virginia Medical Center. At Boston Medical Center, he currently serves as the Program Director for the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology pathway and the Director of the Radiology Medical Student Selective and Electives.

His professional interests include optimizing medical student and trainee education, interprofessional management of frostbite, complications and risk management in IR, as well as engaging resilience and vitality as antidotes for Burnout. He is the Founding Chair of RISQCS (Radiology Interventions Safety Quality and Complications Symposium) a dedicated medicolegal, patient-safety, and risk management IR educational initiative for medical students, IR trainees and practicing IRs. In his personal time, he serves as a certified yoga instructor as well as a high performance coach for professional athletes and other performance-minded individuals.

Peder E. Horner, MD

Diversified Radiology

Claire Kaufman, MD

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/139764-1958889357.jpg  Assistant Professor Interventional Radiology University of Utah
  Program Director IR/DR Residency
  Associate Program Director IR Independent Residency

 

Dr. Kaufman obtained her medical degree at Boston University followed by a general surgery internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She then moved to New Haven, Connecticut where she completed her diagnostic radiology residency serving as chief resident her last year. She did a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of California San Diego. She is now an assistant professor at the University of Utah.

Dr. Kaufman is passionate about education serving as the Program Director for the IR/DR residency and the Associate Program Director of the IR Independent Residency. She serves on the medical school admissions committee. Her clinical and research interests include vascular malformations, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasias, women's interventions, and prostate interventions. She has published numerous articles and book chapters as well as serving on national committees.

Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR, RRCIR

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/145519-270707559.jpgInterventional Radiologist (Retired)

 

 

Dr. Kathy Krol is an Interventional Radiologist, and retired from clinical practice after 31 years in private practice. Her practice consisted of a wide variety of Interventional Radiology services, included an office clinic, OBL in addition to hospital services, and participation in numerous clinical research trials.

In addition to practicing full time, she has been involved with policy and advocacy at a local and national level for 25 years. She has held numerous leadership positions in the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), including Counselor for Health Policy and Economics, chair of the Policy/Research/Payment Task Force, and President. She currently is Chair of the SIR Foundation, the research arm of the specialty. She was recognized as the Philanthropist of the Year by the SIR Foundation in 2015, and received the Gold Medal award from the SIR in 2017.
She was the SIR advisor to the CPT Editorial Panel for many years, then served as a member of the CPT Editorial Panel from 2011-2019. She also finished her terms on the Executive Committee of the CPT Panel, and on the Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) of the AMA in 2019. She continues to serve as a member of the AMA’s Digital Medical Payment Advisory Group (DMPAG), a group that has identified and filled coding gaps for telehealth services in order to allow access of telehealth services for patients who will benefit from telehealth. These roles have allowed her to be instrumental in the development of payment policy for all specialties.

She has also advocated for coverage policy for many medical services, and has written numerous articles and given numerous talks on medical coding and billing. She has coding certification through the Radiology Coding Certification Board, and is a currently a member of that Board.
She has worked with individual practices, performing coding audits as well as overall reviews of the practice to find ways to optimize patient care, efficiency and profits. In addition, she has worked with industry on several projects, including design of clinical trials, writing documents to meet regulatory requirements, and coding. She is an independent core lab reader for IDE clinical trials.
She serves as a consultant for companies in the process of developing payment and coverage strategies and policy.

David Kumpe, MD

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/185523-1758812439.jpgProfessor Emeritus, University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

 

David Kumpe joined University of Colorado Radiology in August 1977, at a time when interventional radiology was just over the horizon. He was the first person in Colorado to devote his career to this new specialty; he established the IR service at U CO and spearheaded the development of IR in the Rocky Mountain region. The Kumpe catheter which he finished developing around the time of his arrival at U CO, became the largest selling catheter worldwide – it is the reason domestic and international physicians pronounce ‘Kumpe’ correctly. He was Director of Interventional Radiology from 1978 until 2005. In 1987-88 he became interested in interventional neuroradiology, after treating two strokes intraarterially - at that time only 4 IA treatments of stroke had been reported from the US. After a sabbatical getting updated on neurointerventional techniques he started the NIR service, and was Director of Interventional Neuroradiology from 1990 until 2017. Both IR and NIR are now indispensable in the functioning of the Anschutz Medical Center. Because of his early involvement in developing procedures he continues to be a sought-out speaker to teach a wide variety of new procedures to IR and NIR physicians, both at national and international meetings, as well as myriad medical centers in the US and in Asia, the latter particularly in China and Korea. He has given over 800 invited presentations. At the time of his retirement in June 2019, the department of radiology created the David Kumpe Endowed Chair of Radiology.

Sreekumar Madassery, MD

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/135188-91091288.jpg  Assistant Professor, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
  Director, Advanced Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship
  Director of Peripheral Vascular Interventions & CLI Program
  Director, IVC Filter Clinic
  Rush University Medical Center, Rush Oak Park Hospital

Dr. Madassery is an Assistant Professor of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and Rush Oak Park Hospital. He is the Director of The Advanced Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. Also, Dr. Madassery is the Director of the IVC Filter Clinic at Rush. Dr. Madassery received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, and his Diagnostic Radiology residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He completed his Vascular & Interventional Radiology at Rush University Medical Center as well. Dr. Madassery has authored and co-authored numerous articles and has given many educational presentations around the country. He is on the Standards and Practices Committee within the Society of Interventional Radiology as well as ECS Governing Council. A majority of his time is spent on dealing with Critical Limb Ischemia Revascularization and Limb Preservation Management. Other interests include, Dialysis Access Maintenance, Complex IVC Filter Retrievals with/without Venous Reconstructions, and Interventional Oncology.

David C. Madoff, MD, FSIR, FACR, FCIRSE

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/185524-395290777.jpg  Professor of Radiology and Medicine (Medical Oncology)
  Vice Chair for Clinical Research
  Section Chief, Interventional Radiology
  Co-Director, Yale Interventional Oncology Research Lab
  Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
                          Yale School of Medicine

Dr. David C. Madoff is Professor of Radiology and Medical Oncology, Vice Chair for Clinical Research and Section Chief of Interventional Radiology at Yale School of Medicine. He has a strong background in clinical care and has treated many patients with complex oncological problems. His clinical interests are wide-ranging, and have included visceral vascular, hepatobiliary and genitourinary interventions, various embolotherapy and percutaneous biopsy techniques and many specialized therapies within the realm of Interventional Oncology. In particular, Dr. Madoff is world-renowned for his work on preoperative portal vein embolization, a technique used to improve the safety of major hepatic resection. This technique is based on the liver's ability to regenerate and has been used in patients with primary and metastatic hepatobiliary cancer to increase the size of the anticipated liver remnant before surgery. Without this procedure, many patients with potentially resectable disease would not be eligible for curative resection.

Dr. Madoff is a leader in academic IR and has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international meetings. He authored or co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles, has written 35 book chapters and served as co-editor of four textbooks. Dr. Madoff served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief for JVIR from 2007 to 2010 and Deputy Editor for Radiology from 2012 to 2017. Dr. Madoff currently serves as founding co-Editor-in-Chief for Digestive Disease Interventions and on the editorial boards of additional publications that include TVIR, Seminars in IR, Cancer Biology & Medicine, Chinese Clinical Oncology and Current Oncology Reports. Dr. Madoff is active in many of the major radiological societies including RSNA, SIR and AUR and serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Based on his important contributions to the field, Dr. Madoff was elected Fellow of SIR, ACR and CIRSE.

Sebastian Mafeld, MD

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/139698-616513984.jpg  Vascular and Interventional Radiologist
  Assistant Professor - University of Toronto
  Clinician Investigator - University Health Network

 

Sebastian Mafeld is a vascular and interventional Radiologist at University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada. His areas of focus and research specialization are: endovascular intervention, vascular imaging, CTEPH, data synthesis, and endovascular simulation. He is an investigator in multiple clinical trials and serves on the editorial board of the Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal.

Hirschel McGinnis, MD

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/13097-153179835.jpg Interventional & Diagnostic Radiologist, Steward Medical Group
 President, Morton Hospital Medical Staff
 Board of Directors, New England Society of Interventional Radiology

 

Hirschel D. McGinnis, MD is a practicing interventional and diagnostic radiologist who has provided care at Morton Hospital in Taunton, Massachusetts for over 25 years. He is currently the president of the Morton Hospital Medical staff. He has lectured on diversity and inclusion as it pertains to IR and edits an ongoing column IR Quarterly on this topic called The Commitment.

Derek Mittleider, MD, FSIR

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/145520-1929647010.jpg Interventional Radiologist
 Vascular & Interventional Physicians, Brevard Physician Associates

 

Derek Mittleider, MD, FSIR, is the Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida. Dr. Mittleider is an active member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, serving on multiple workgroups and committees and recently chosen as a Private Practice At-Large member of the Executive Committee. His clinical interests include peripheral arterial disease, chronic limb threatening ischemia, and deep vein thrombosis. He is a national lecturer on these topics.

Parag J. Patel, MD MS FSIR

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/185528-863971253.jpgProfessor of Radiology and Surgery
Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Parag J. Patel MD MS FSIR is a Professor of Radiology and Surgery in the Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
He is the President-elect of the Society of Interventional Radiology (2021-22).
He has been involved with the education and mentorship of trainees; medical students, residents and fellows, since arriving at MCW. The Medical College of Wisconsin has a longstanding well-developed multidisciplinary vascular practice and vascular training program with Interventional Radiology and Vascular Surgery fellows. He is the Program Director for the Interventional Radiology Residency programs at MCW and served as the Fellowship Program Director for many years. He served as the Course Director for the SIR Fellows’ Spring Practicum for 10 years.
Dr. Patel has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences and has authored several book chapters in the field of interventional radiology. He served on the Executive Council for SIR as the Graduate Medical Education Councilor where he helped to oversee the national transition of IR Training into the new IR Residency as well as development of Residency Essentials, a universal IR Residency training curriculum. He is a Course Director for the SIR Lower Extremity Arterial RevascularizatioN (LEARN) meeting.

He has participated in numerous clinical research projects and national trials. His areas of interest include evaluation and endovascular treatment of peripheral vascular disease, complex aortic disease, venous disease as well as embolization therapies. He has served as the Principal Investigator for the ATTRACT Study and BEST-CLI Trial at Froedtert & MCW.
His undergraduate education was at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and finished his graduate and medical training at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine in 2002. He completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in 2007 and then completed a Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute in 2008. He has been practicing at Froedtert & MCW since 2008.

Keerthi Prasad, MD

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/135981-1135244022.pngVascular and Interventional Radiologist
Founder and Medical Director
Centers for Vein Care

 

Keerthi Prasad MD, is the founder and medical director at Centers for Vein Care, an Indiana based outpatient interventional radiology practice. Founded in 2015, this has grown to be the largest independent vein clinic in Indiana. Additional areas of clinical interest include outpatient uterine fibroid embolization and critical limb ischemia.

Raj Pyne, MD, FSIR

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/134583-899759889.jpg  Program Director, Interventional Radiology Residencies
  Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency
  Division of Interventional Radiology | Rochester Regional Health
  Medical Director, The Vein Institute

Raj Pyne, MD, FSIR is an interventional radiologist in Rochester, NY. He primarily works at Rochester Regional Health, where he is the IR residency program director. He is also the Medical Director at The Vein Institute. Dr. Pyne serves on the SIR's Executive Council and volunteers at the ABR.

Steve S. Raman, MD, FSIR

UCLA Medical Center

Dr Raman is Professor of Radiology, Urology and Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Director of the Abdominal Imaging and Interventions Fellowship Program and the UCLA Integrated Diagnostics Program.  He is an expert in Tumor Ablation with regards to liver, kidney, soft tissue and prostate and has published over 210 scientific peer reviewed publications on ablation and related topics.  He is a reviewer for multiple journals and has given over 100 invited lectures on tumor ablations. 

Anne Roberts, MD

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/189725-183436608.jpg  Interventional Radiologist
  Professor of Radiology
  UC San Diego Health

 

Dr. Roberts received her MD from the UCSD. She interned in OB/GYN at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. Her radiology residency and fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology were at Massachusetts General Hospital. She then returned to UCSD where she is now a Professor of Radiology.

Dr. Roberts has been very active in multiple areas of interventional radiology. Her interests include treatment of uterine fibroids with MRgFUS and uterine artery embolization, pelvic congestion syndrome, treatment of patients with invasive placenta of the uterus, IVC filters, thrombolysis, and treatment of dialysis graft dysfunction.

Dr. Roberts has been involved in a variety of radiology organizations and societies in which she has held multiple offices. She served as president of the SCVIR (now SIR) and the Western Angiographic and Interventional Society (WAIS). She was the chair of the interventional subcommittee of the program committee and refresher course committee for the RSNA. She served on the ACR Board of Chancellors and was the Secretary/Treasurer of the ACR for five years. She was the Vice President of the ACR. Dr. Roberts was a Trustee of the American Board of Radiology (ABR). She just finished her appointment as the first Associate Executive Director for Interventional Radiology at the ABR. She has been very involved in resident and fellow education and has served as a member of the Radiology Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Roberts spent a one-year sabbatical at the FDA and subsequently became a member of the FDA’s Circulatory System Devices Panel. Dr. Roberts has also been involved as a special representative to a number of other FDA panels. She has participated on study sections for the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Dr. Roberts has been honored with election to fellowship in SIR, the ACR, the AHA, and CIRSE. She became a Distinguished Fellow of CIRSE. In 2015 she was honored with the Gold Medal from the Society of Interventional Radiology.

Although heavily involved in clinical care and organizational medicine, Dr. Roberts enjoys teaching and research. She is the author or co-author of over 200 articles, book chapters, and abstracts presented at scientific meetings. She particularly enjoys lecturing and has given over 700 lectures at meetings in the United States and around the world.

Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/134666-1014454820.jpg  Associate Professor of Radiology
  University of Colorado School of Medicine
  Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  Director, VIR Fellowship and Integrated Residency Program
  Director, CU Radiology Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
                          Director, Noninvasive Vascular Imaging
                          Co-Director, UCH HHT Center of Excellence

Dr. Paul J. Rochon is a Vascular & Interventional Radiologist in Aurora, Colorado and is affiliated with University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital of Colorado. He is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he is also the Interventional Radiology Residency and Fellowship Program Director, Director of Noninvasive Imaging and Co-Director of the Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Center of Excellence. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, completed radiology residency at University Hospitals/Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH, and his Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship at the Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute. His expertise is in the minimally invasive treatment of vascular malformations, women’s health, peripheral arterial disease, aneurysms, venous insufficiency, dialysis access, hepatobiliary and oncologic disease. He has authored over 40 scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters and is involved in multiple clinical trials. He recently was awarded 2018 Full Time Physician of the Year at the University of Colorado Hospital. He is Chair of the Society of Interventional Radiology’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group and Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion of CU Department of Radiology

 Gloria M. Salazar, MD, FSIR

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/134676-1971302563.jpg  Assistant Professor Radiology
  Departmental Simulation and Patient Experience Officer
  Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard- Boston, MA

 

Gloria Maria Martinez Salazar, M.D., is certified by the American Board of Radiology, with added qualification in vascular and interventional radiology. A specialist in women’s and venous interventional procedures, her clinical interests include uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), varicose veins, pelvic venous disorders, venous access, and IVC filter placement and retrieval.

Dr. Salazar is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at MGH- HMS. In addition to her clinical duties, she also serves as Venous Center Medical Director of Waltham Vein Center, Co-Director of the Massachusetts General Fibroids Program, and Simulation and Patient Experience Officer for the Department of Radiology.

A leader in women’s health interventional procedures, Dr. Salazar developed the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) program for fibroids in collaboration with the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at MGH. Dr. Salazar has been an invited lecturer or faculty at more than 45 local, regional, national, and international conferences and symposia on topics including uterine artery embolization, venous procedures, and quality. She has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed publications, as well as more than 20 textbook chapters.

An active member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, Dr. Salazar has published several documents in collaboration SIR Standards of Practice Committee. She is also a member of the ACR, RSNA, ARRS, CIRSE, AMA and Sociedad Iberoamericana de Intervencionismo (SIDI).

Harjit Singh, MD

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/139700-1711409788.jpg  Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, Johns Hopkins Department of Radiology, Baltimore, MD
  Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 

 

I am a practicing, academic senior Interventional Radiologist with over 20 years of experience, rising to the rank of Professor of Radiology in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Johns Hopkins. I have trained over 50 fellows in the field, leading them through research projects that culminated in several papers. I have one of the longest running choledochoscopy/cholecystoscopy practices in the country, having started doing the procedure in 1995 as an IR fellow at Johns Hopkins. I have trained several residents, fellows and junior faculty on this procedure, who have then gone on to have successful choledochoscopy practices at their institutions. Having been part of the procedural experience at a national level, with an increasing attention on the utility of the procedure besides lithotripsy and stone removal, I believe now is the time to evaluate additional uses of percutaneous choledochoscopy including multimodality evaluation of biliary strictures. The use of optical coherence tomography (OCT), an existing technology, represents an exciting new way to image biliary strictures from a percutaneous approach and I am able to fully support this project.

Venu Vadlamudi, MD, RPVI, FSIR, FSVM, FASA, FACC, FSCAI

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/145516-1059267944.jpg   Vascular/Interventional and NeuroInterventional Radiology

    Inova Alexandria Hospital

 

Dr. Venu Vadlamudi is a dual-trained vascular/interventional and neurointerventional radiologist in private practice in Alexandria, VA. He completed diagnostic radiology residency at Michigan State University followed by vascular/interventional radiology fellowship at Beaumont Hospital and neurointerventional radiology fellowship at University of Michigan. Dr. Vadlamudi joined his group in 2014 and enjoys full-time clinical interventional practice covering both areas of his training with interests in peripheral arterial disease especially critical limb ischemia, venous disease including complex IVC filter retrieval and DVT/PE therapies, cerebrovascular disease including stroke and extracranial atherosclerotic disease, cerebral aneurysms, intracranial hypotension and idiopathic/multifocal CSF leaks, and spine pain and vertebral compression fractures. Within SIR, Dr. Vadlamudi serves in a number of roles including on the Guidelines and Statements Committee, Standards Steering and Oversight Committees, Chair of the Standards Division Neuro/Spine Workgroup, and co-director of the SIR Stroke Course. Dr. Vadlamudi serves as Medical Director of the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Program at Inova Alexandria Hospital. He is also Associate Professor of Radiology at University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Geogy Vatakencherry, MD, FSIR

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/134670-1290126124.jpgInterventional Radiology Program Director
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

 

Dr. Vatakencherry grew up in Florida and trained at University of Miami for medical school, followed by an internship in internal medicine at the University of Chicago and continued on to do Radiology at University of Chicago. he came to UCLA to complete a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology. He came to Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center immediately after fellowship and currently run the training programs in vascular and interventional radiology and radiology.

Mike Watts, MD

https://www.bucme.org/uploads/faculty/164171-1553581671.jpg  Vascular Institute of Atlantic Medical Imaging

 

 

Dr. Mike Watts attended the University of Buffalo for his medical training, earning his MD in 2006, completed surgical internship and radiology residency at the Cleveland Clinic in 2011 and his fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. He was the fellowship director for interventional radiology at the University of Pennsylvania and the director of interventional radiology at the Philadelphia VA until 2016. Since then he has been committed to limb preservation, treating CLI on a full-time basis in an outpatient setting. He currently practices at the Vascular Institute of Atlantic Medical Imaging.

 

BU-CME Program Manager: Claire P. Grimble, CMP

 

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study

 

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    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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