Aidan Shaw has been a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and Kent Oncology Centre since 2014.
He originally trained in General Surgery in Derby where he was a Teaching Fellow before moving to Guy's and St Thomas' where he completed his Radiology Specialty training and also completed a fellowship in Interventional Radiology. He's maintained his keen interests in research and education and has published books on the FRCR as well as book chapters and multiple publications. He is the current chair of the Communications Committee.
His main research and clinical interests are gastrointestinal interventions, in particular GI stenting, as well as embolisation techniques, particularly uterine artery and pelvic vein embolisation.
AJ Gunn, M.D., 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.
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, and Program Director for the Interventional Radiology Residency. He is active in leadership positions within national societies, including the Society of Interventional Radiology. Clinically, Dr. Gunn practices the full spectrum of interventional radiology and enjoys working with his patients to find therapies tailored to their needs.
Alda Tam is a tenured Professor in the Department of Interventional Radiology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She received a BSc with Honors from Brown University and her MD from the University of British Columbia. She completed a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Southern California, MBA at the University of California Irvine, and a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She is an active interventional oncologist with involvement in both translational research and clinical trials. Her clinical interests include the treatment of bone and lung metastases, minimally invasive palliative therapies, and optimizing biopsy yield for clinical trials. Her translational research interests include exploring novel ablative technologies in combination with nanotechnology for the treatment of bone metastases and studying the synergies of using interventional radiology techniques in conjunction with immunotherapy. She serves as the Executive Director of Diagnostic Imaging for the MDA Anderson Cancer Network. Dr. Tam is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and the current President-Elect for SIR.
I have worked as a specialist radiographer in Leeds since 2015. I undertake urological fluoroscopy procedures and have recently undertaken a Post Graduate certificate to gain recognition as an Advanced Practitioner.
Dr Andrew Shawyer is a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at University Hospitals Dorset NHS Trust with a special interest in Interventional Oncology.
He completed his specialty training at Bart's and The London and further Fellowship training at Austin Health, Melbourne.
I am a musculoskeletal radiologist at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham UK.
My interest includes orthopaedic oncology and intervention including ablations of bone and soft tissue tumours, cementoplasty and vertebroplasty.
Currently consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
I trained at the Hammersmith and Royal Postgraduate Medical School and took up a senior lecturer post specialising in vascular and interventional radiology in 1983. I moved to Sheffield in 1987 taking the Chair of Radiology. I returned to the Hammersmith in 1992 since when my interests have diversified to encompass radiation safety, training and since 1997 infertility imaging.
Mr Arun Pherwani MS MPhil FRCS has been Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, The Royal Stoke University Hospital, since May 2003. He was the first pure Vascular surgeon appointed at the Trust and with colleagues led the reconfiguration of vascular services setting up the Staffordshire & South Cheshire vascular network in 2012 and is director of the AAA Screening Programme. He has been a member of the National Clinical Reference Group (CRG) for Vascular Surgery since 2016. Since 2018, he has been on Council for the Vascular Society for Great Britain and Ireland and from December 2020, the Chair of the Audit & Quality Improvement Committee and the Clinical Lead for the National Vascular Registry (NVR). He is also Chair of the High-Cost Tariff Excluded Devices (HCTED) Device Working group (DWG) for Vascular services NHS England. He has been Independent Chair of the Lancashire & South Cumbria Programme Board for the reconfiguration vascular services. He is a member of the Board of Examiners for Vascular Surgery JCIE for FRCS Vascular. He is on the Medical Devices Safety and Registration (MDSP) Steering board for Vascular and the co-lead for Vascular surgery on the National Consultant Information Programme (NCIP)
I am currently the clinical lead Supt Radiographer for IR at University Hospitals of Leicester. We are a large department across 3 sites with 9 rooms plus a hybrid theatre. I have worked in IR for over 20 years and my and never take for granted the amazing service our teams provide for our patients, and the difference we all make everyday. I am currently completing a MSc in patient safety and quality in healthcare, with my dissertation focusing on nephrostomy care. I am also a SINIR committee member and passionate about ensuring IR radiographers and nurses get the support, training and recognition they deserve.to enabled them to develop and enjoy their work.
Dr. Nice is an interventional radiologist at the
Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, the lead radiologist for the North East and North Cumbria Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme and a professional clinical advisor for the National AAA Screening Programme.
He is the current chairperson for the European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR).
I am an Interventional Radiologist in London with a specialist interest in Vascular and Uroradiology. I am excited to be part of the BSIR scientific program committee and will be contributing in the men’s health section talking on the role of vascular interventional radiology in priapism and erectile dysfunction and the nerve block and sedation masterclass where I will be discussing the role of popliteal nerve block and peripheral artery disease treatment.
I hope you enjoy the programme and welcome to BSIR 2022!
Consultant Hepatologist Royal Free Hospital since 1998
interested in portal hypertension
portal vein thrombosis
surviving to retirement and beyond....
The Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK
Derek has an Honorary Contract at The Christie Hospital in Manchester, UK and works part time in the Department of Radiology, training nursing and industry staff and educating patients. He was fundamental in setting-up the first UK gastrostomy clinic for patient support and is a regular member of the teaching faculty of the British Society of Interventional Radiology and The Society 0f Gastrointestinal Intervention in Korea, participating in a series of masterclasses for GI intervention. Derek has co-authored a number of publications on GI Stenting and has helped establish a research programme at Manchester University into the failure mechanisms of GI stents. He is one of the founders of Minnova Medical Foundation and acts as its CEO, the foundation raises funds for Research, Education and Training.
Hepatobiliary radiologist with a keen interest in radiological management of liver tumours, portal hypertension and liver transplantation.
Dr Samson is a CRUK Clinician Scientist and consultant Medical Oncologist. He leads the Translational Cancer Immunotherapy Group, which utilises early-phase clinical trials and translational laboratory research, to harness the immune system in the treatment of solid malignancies.
Alex is a paediatric IR at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, the largest paeds IR unit in Europe and one of the busiest in the world.
She has specialist interests in vascular malformations, ablation and paediatric renal stone disease.
She is the incoming President of the Society for Pediatric Interventional Radiology (SPIR) and sits on the Royal College’s IR committee, the CIRSE Scientific Program and Membership commitees and the BSIR's Communications and Women&Diversity committees.
She was the 2017-18 BSIR and Royal College of Radiologists’ Travelling Professor for Interventional Radiology. She is a co-director of the annual Paediatric IR UK meeting in Manchester.
She is almost unreasonably enthusiastic in her passion for growing the speciality of paediatric IR in this country.
I am a consultant anaesthetist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, working at St Mary’s and Hammersmith Hospitals. I am a happy generalist, with regular work including major trauma, vascular, oesophagogastric, bariatric, general and obstetric surgery.
I am involved in education, quality improvement and research. I have a border terrier who likes chasing squirrels.
Dr Wigham was appointed as a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at Oxford University Hospitals in 2014. He completed his medical training at Imperial College School of Medicine in 2002. He became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2006 before training in Interventional Radiology at the Royal Free Hospital, London, attaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2011.
Andrew has a special interest in the treatment of all aspects of venous disease. Shortly after being appointed in Oxford, he established the deep venous program, which is now recognised as a national centre of excellence. He is invited faculty at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe and Charing Cross Vascular symposium, and regularly speaks both nationally and internationally on the treatment of acute and chronic venous disease. He also regularly trains physicians from across Europe on techniques for the treatment of deep venous disease.
I am a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust working in Addenbrooke's Hospital. I have a sub specialist interest in Complex aortic disease and Uroradiology. I am also the Interventional Radiology training programme director for the Eastern Deanery.
Dr A. Papadopoulou graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine and completed her training in Radiology at the Royal Free Hospital which included a dedicated fellowship year in vascular and non-vascular intervention. She undertook a fellowship in Vascular Interventional Radiology at the University of British Columbia Hospitals in Vancouver, Canada. She was appointed as a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at the Royal Free Hospital in 2009 where she practises both vascular and non-vascular interventions with an interest in hepatobiliary interventions, treatment of vascular malformations and peripheral arterial disease intervention. Dr Papadopoulou joined the BSIR Audit and Registries committee in 2017.
Endovascular and I.R consultant at Lancashire University teaching hospital, I.R clinical governance and research lead.
With the vast portfolio included in our speciality we are spoilt for choice to the skills and procedures one can preform. My personal favourites are aortic, lower limb, carotid, uterine artery embolisation and AVF pathology.
I hope to see more talented females in I.R and for I.R to receive the recognition it deserves.
Interventional radiology fellow at Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust
Dr Tapping trained in Medicine and Radiology in Yorkshire and Oxford. He completed an Interventional Fellowship in Radiology in Oxford and was appointed as a consultant in 2012 . He works at both the Churchill and John Radcliffe Hospitals.
Dr Tapping’s areas of interest include Uro-radiology and Interventional Radiology. He has developed the Prostate Artery Embolisation service in Oxford and been invited to sit on the standards of practice panel (SOP) for Prostatic Artery Embolisation by the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE).
Dr Tapping has an active interest in clinical research and contributes data to national databases and registries. He enjoys teaching, both undergraduate medical students as well as postgraduate doctors and is a Tutor in Medicine at Magdalen College, University of Oxford.
Dr Taping has published several book chapters, presented research data at many International meetings and has published >70 peer review scientific papers. He is a past chair of the Registries and Audit Committee at the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR).
Dr Tapping is married to a GP from Oxfordshire and they have 4 young children. As a family they enjoy cycling, running, skiing and kayaking on the Thames.
I am a Consultant IR at RBCH and am trained in EUS Intervention. I have a keen interest in Research and am currently a member of the CIRSE Research Committee. I strive for clinical excellence in the service and clinical care we deliver, and am also a member of the BSIR Standards of Practice Committee.
Clinically, I enjoy all aspects of IR - with particular interests in IO, embolisation (PAE and SRAE), fEVAR and am on the advisory board for renal denervation.
IR is a passion of mine and I am keen that we as a Society inspire the next generation of doctors and IR Fellows to get involved and participate in taking this Specialty forward to the next level.
Consultant Vascular and Interventional Radiologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Leeds since 2015.
Qualified from University College London in 2004. Completed Core Surgical Training in London and Manchester before joining the West Yorkshire Radiology Training Scheme in 2009. IR fellowship at the University of Toronto 2014-2015.
Currently is the radiology lead clinician for the Leeds Major Trauma Centre and the lead for trauma radiology training at the Leeds and West Yorkshire Radiology Academy. Has an interest in cognitive and behavioural skills training and is on the faculty of the relevant courses of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Lead clinician for safety for the LTHT IR department since 2015.
I am an IR consultant at The Christie, Europe’s largest cancer hospital. I’m kind of a big deal. People know me. I’m very important. I have many leather bound books, and my houses smell of rich mahogany. I specialise in onco-intervention with specific interests in GI and HPB intervention. I dabble with radial access. They’ve done studies you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.
Stay classy Glasgow.
Consultant Hepatologist Royal Free Hospital since 1998
Interested in portal hypertension, portal vein thrombosis and variceal bleeding.
1 wife, three children, 2 dogs
Consultant radiologist GGC
Interest in sarcoma and uroradiology
Renal ablation since 2004 providing service for West of Scotland and Lothian
I am a Consultant Vascular and Interventional Radiologist and currently lead for the complex Aortic intervention team at Manchester Royal Infirmary. I have a special interest in aortic dissection, thoracic and thoraco- abdominal aneurysm intervention.
I also have a special interest in complex visceral aneurysm intervention, prostate artery, uterine fibroid embolisation and complex hepato-vascular Intervention.
I also specialise in treatment of venous insufficiency and pelvic congestion syndrome.
BSIR Vice President 2017 - 2019
I am currently the Vice President of the society due to commence as President on the 13th November for 2 years. I work in Birmingham at one of the largest institutions in the UK known as University Hospital Birmingham. I also work at the Birmingham Women's & Childrens Hospital which is a stand alone hospital dedicated to the care of Women & Children.
I have been involved with BSIR in some capacity of other for many years and I am passionate about teaching and education and the status of Interventional radiologists as clinicians with their own clinical team including junior staff, nurses, radiographers and Clinic Nurse specialists.
Jai Patel is an interventional radiologist with over 20 years’ experience, working at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT). Together with his colleagues, he helps provide a comprehensive range of vascular interventional radiology services at LTHT. He has a particular interest in liver diseases and transplantation, in both the adult and paediatric setting, embolisation, and treatment of vascular malformations.
Lead Interventional Radiologist at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey UK. Having completed my Interventional Radiology training at St Georges Hospital I secured a Consultant post at Frimley Park Hospital in 2010. Since that time we have become the Vascular and Renal Cancer hub for 1.2million patients. We have developed a robust Interventional Radiology Regional IR service and have recently been joined by two further IR colleagues from Wexham and St Peters Hospitals. I have a special interest in Vascular and Urological interventions. I am member of the BSIR Membership and Rules Committee and CIRSE. In my spare time I head to the tennis courts or the ski slopes.
Jon graduated from the Universities of St Andrews and Manchester. He completed sub-specialty training in Manchester and has been a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at The Christie since 2013. Jon is a member of the NICE Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee. He has completed the European Board of Interventional Radiology and is a Fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe.
Keren Ziv, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. A neurosurgical anesthesiologist by training, she has served as Director of Anesthesia for the UCLA Interventional Neuroradiology Division, in addition to other leadership roles in the Department of Anesthesiology spanning the clinical care, quality and safety, education and administrative realms. Dr. Ziv is an expert on physician well-being. She serves as her department’s Director of Physician Wellness and Peer Support Program, and on physician well-being committees at UCLA and at the California Society of Anesthesiologists.
Dr Lakshmi Ratnam is a Consultant Interventional Radiologist and previous Head of the Department of Radiology at St. George’s Hospital in London. She performs a wide range of vascular and non-vascular interventions as well as diagnostic imaging. Her areas of interest are lymphatic and vascular malformations, paediatric intervention, uterine artery and pelvic vein embolization and salivary gland intervention.
She is an active member of the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) and has served as the Chair of the BSIR Scientific Programme Committee as well as a Subcommittee member for the European Congress of Radiology IR scientific committee. She is committed to teaching and education and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer with St George’s University, part of the Lymphatic Research team in the university and regularly supervises medical student projects and electives. Dr Ratnam is also a reviewer and on the editorial board for several highly respected journals.
Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Hull University Teaching Hospitals.
I am a Consultant IR at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. My specialist areas of interest are interventional oncology, embolotherapy, peripheral vascular disease and patient safety. I also have a keen interest in medical education at all stages of training.
Dr Narayan Karunanithy is the Clinical Lead for Interventional Radiology and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Karunanithy completed his basic medical training at King’s College London in 1999. Following basic surgical and radiology training, he undertook specialist fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at Imperial College London and Musculoskeletal Radiology at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.
Dr Karunanithy was appointed at Guy’s & St Thomas’ in 2010. He has authored several peer reviewed publications and book chapters. In addition, he has served as invited faculty at both National and International conferences.
Qualified in 2006 from Barts and The London, University of London. Went on to complete my anaesthetic training in the East of England deanery, followed by a fellowship and master’s in Perioperative medicine. Have been a Consultant Anaesthetist at Guys and St Thomas’ hospital since 2018 and president of the ‘Society of Anaesthesia and Radiology’ since 2021.
Consultant Interventional Radiologist
Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Consultant vascular/interventional radiologist. Appointed 2004.
Continue to provide all main facets of vascular IR in busy teaching hospital and trauma center.
Dr Najran is the Clinical lead for interventional Radiology at The Christie Hospital in Manchester. His specialties include interventional Oncology, PET imaging and as a Clinical Radiology advisory editor he has a keen interest in research.
Dr Peter Littler is an Interventional Radiologist who specialises in Interventional Oncology (IO) procedures including ablation, TACE and SIRT.
He is Secretary of Interventional Oncology UK (IOUK) and lectures widely on IO topics. Peter is the IO lead and Head of Radiology at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, with a transplant service and tertiary catchment area of 3.7 million spanning the North of England.
He has three children, a dog, a cat, some elderly hens and lives in the middle of nowhere near Hexham.
Dr Haslam is a Consultant Interventional and Uroradiologist based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne and is currently Vice President of the British Society of Interventional Radiology.
He qualified at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1989. He was Lecturer in Interventional Radiology at the Royal College of Surgeons and Beaumont Hospital Dublin then returned to the Freeman Hospital Newcastle in 1999 as a Consultant Interventional and Uroradiologist.
He has interests in interventional and uroradiology, with experience in a wide variety of imaging techniques for the kidneys, bladder, prostate gland, arteries and veins.
Dr Haslam was one of the founders of the British Society of Urogenital Radiology and has been the society’s Chairman. He is also a founder of IOUK (Interventional Oncology UK) dedicated to improving cancer outcomes using minimally invasive techniques. He is the founder and Editor in chief of Which Medical Device, an independent educational and review website for medical devices and procedures, providing information to clinicians to help them make decisions on the best devices to use for their patients.
Dr. Raghuram Lakshminarayan currently is a consultant vascular radiologist at Hull Royal Infirmary in Yorkshire. He qualified in radiology from the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Before accepting his current position, he was a consultant interventional radiologist at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia and a Senior lecturer at the School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Australia.
Dr. Lakshminarayan has active interest in clinical research and has been a primary investigator in many studies. He has published and presented in national and international meetings. He was the training programme director for the East Yorkshire radiology training scheme. He is also been an advisor to NICE, BSI and is on the advisory board of the JCIR. He is the past Chair of the Scientific Programme committee of the British Society of interventional Radiology.
Raj Das is a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at St George’s Hospital, London, with a special interest in uroradiology, gynaecological and vascular imaging.
His practice includes a wide range of vascular and general interventional radiology, and a particular focus on uterine artery embolisation (UAE). In the area of uterine artery embolisation he has studied and undertaken systematic review and metanalysis in the nature of embolisation particles in UFE, analysed the learning curve in undertaking UAE and is a principal investigator in the PURE study, an RCT in the use of embolisation particles in UAE.
Within uroradiology he has a special interest in PAE, PCNL and transplant renal interventions.
He is the clinical lead for IR in his department with an active role in departmental management, IR day case services and service improvement.
He is currently a Chair of the subcommittee for Safety and Quality within the BSIR.
I am a general interventional radiologist but have a particular interest in venous access and embolization procedures. I have been in my current post as a consultant IR since 2007.
As a consultant, I have been active in research and training. I have organised local and national courses in interventional radiology for radiology trainees as well as nurses and radiographers. I have contributed as the educational supervisor for IR in the west of Scotland for a number of years. I am also the current Clinical Lead for interventional radiology for Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS.
I have been associated with the BSIR over the last 15 years, both as a junior member and since consultant appointment as a full member. I have served in the membership and rules sub committee of the BSIR (serving as chair in 2014) and have been the editor of the newsletter for 4 years until summer 2017. I have also contributed in the organising committee of the first BSIR advanced practice course held in Glasgow in 2011.
Life is not all about work – am a keen cyclist and also enjoy following (and freely critiquing) cricket worldwide.
• Cambridge University 1985
• Consultant 26 years
• Clinical Lead /Director John Radcliffe Hospital 2003-2012
• Published over 150 articles
• NICE guidance group on PAD; NICE group IR procedures
British Journal of Radiology.
Deputy Editor CVIR
• Rules committee 2002?2004.; Audit and registries 2006?2008; Chair 2009; SPC 2009; Chairman SPC 2011;
• Secretary BSIR 2011?2013
• Vice President BSIR 2013?2015
• President BSIR 2015?2017
Royal society of medicine Radiology
• Treasurer 2006-2016
• President 2016-2018
• Council 2004-2022
Royal college or Radiologists
• E standards committee 2008?2014
• Faculty board 2007?2010
• Chairman regional leads 2005?2011
• PSSB 2012?2018
• Chair IR IREFER 2015?2016.
• Chair ISAS 2015?2017.
• Graham Plant Professor 2019
• Medical director professional practice 2021-current
• SPC 2020
• Education Subcommittee.
• Standards of Practice task force; Standards of Practice Committee chair;
• Rules committee 2009?2011
• European radiation standards taskforce group
• ESIR online committee
• scientific programme committee;
• EBIR curriculum review Chairman; EBIR Council and Deputy chairman 2015?2019.
• Chair of the EBIR curriculum review 2016- 2019
• Standards of Practice Committee Chairperson 2017-2019
• EBIR Committee Chairperson 2019- Present
• EBIR Curriculum revision chair 2022
Consultant Vascular Interventional Radiologist
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Clinical Lead for Imaging - Bedford Hospital
Consultant Interventional Radiologist at QE Hospital Birmingham with an interest in dialysis access interventions and research.
I've been a consultant at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle for 12 years. I spend most of my life treating aortic aneurysms and kidney stones. Increasingly I realise how little I know but I'm getting better at fooling people.
When I'm not at work you'll either find me standing in a river, spending hours achieving little (rather like my work) or in my shed building things.
Radiology consultant with a specialist interest in Urology and Hepatobiliary intervention
Head of Service Imaging, University Hospitals of Leicester
Chairperson Women and Diversity committee BSIR
committee member BSUR, co- opted member BAUS,
Qualified from Imperial college, 1997
I have been working as vascular interventional Radiologist at Hull University teaching hospitals NHS trust since 2016. I enjoy performing a wide range of procedures, both arterial and venous. I am in charge of IR training at hull University teaching hospital and actively take part in research.
Interventional Radiologist and Training Programme Director Ninewells Hospital Dundee.
Elected member of the WIIGS Committee BSIR.
Interests include vascular intervention, gyane intervention and HPB intervention.
Actively wishing to promote Diversity within IR.
Consultant Interventional Radiologist in Southmead Hospital, Bristol. Special interests include trauma intervention, gynae intervention and teaching.
Dr TC See is a Consultant Interventional Radiologist and Clinical Director at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He performs a wide range of vascular and non-vascular interventions with a special interest in Interventional Oncology and Hepatobiliary Interventions. He is Chair of the BSIR Quality and Safety Committee and RCR Patient Safety Adviser.
BSIR President 2017 - 2019
After surgical training (FRCS 1990) he was trained in Radiology in Sheffield and has been Senior Lecturer in Vascular Radiology University of Sheffield and Consultant Vascular Radiologist Sheffield Teaching Hospitals since 1995.
He was elected member of the Board of the Faculty RCR, member of the IR Sub-committee, and current member of the IR Committee, RCR.
He has been actively involved in teaching and training throughout his career, and is very proud to see the number of previous Fellows who are delivering and teaching outstanding practices in IR.
Dr Vassiliki Bravis is a Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London. She has served as Head of Specialty for Diabetes at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and she is the Clinical Lead for Diabetic Foot Disease.
Vassiliki works as a member of the multidisciplinary diabetic foot service at Imperial, and is a member of the Northwest London Diabetes foot care network. The outcomes of the Imperial multidisciplinary diabetic foot service are comparable to the best centers internationally, and the team continuously aim for the constant improvement of the survival and prognosis of patients with diabetic peripheral artery disease and diabetic foot ulcers.
Vassiliki qualified as a doctor from the universities of Cambridge and Imperial College London and completed her training and translational research at Hammersmith, Charing Cross and St Mary’s Hospitals. In her current role, Dr Bravis practices as a full-time NHS Consultant at St Mary's Hospital and carries out translational research. She holds a level 4 Local CEA award at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
Interventional Radiology fellow- Imperial Healthcare NHS trust
BSIRT Scientific Programme Committee Rep
MRCS, FRCSEd, FRCR, CBCCT, EBIR, FCIRSE.
Consultant Cardiovascular radiologist and Endovascular specialist.
Leeds Teaching hospital NHS Trust
All endovascular procedures with a special interest in extreme peripheral vascular intervention, Diabetic foot revascularization, complex aortic endovascular intervention, complex liver vascular and paediatric vascular intervention. Cardiac and exotic vascular biopsies regional expert. Cardiovascular CT and vascular MR imaging expert.
RCR PKG travelling Professor 2012-2014
LTHT Pacs lead 2014-2016
RCR regional chair North and West Yorkshire 2016 -2021
Believes we are all one in an angio theatre !
Gastro-intestinal intervention incl. upper GI endoscopy, GI-stenting, biliary intervention, nutritional support procedures and sedation for minimally invasive procedures.
Following his undergraduate training and his doctorate at the Albert-Einstein University in Ulm, Germany, Prof. Laasch initially trained as a general physician in the UK, passing the board exam (MRCP) in 1995, before starting a career as a radiologist. Following qualification in Clinical Radiology (FRCR), he undertook a 4-year fellowship in GI-intervention and interventional endoscopy and was appointed as Head of Interventional Radiology at The Christie 2005-2018 and now offers endoscopic procedures within radiology.
As one of the national experts in GI stents, he is heavily involved in teaching and education through several international societies and has contributed to a number of national guidelines.
Stent technology, device failure, procedural sedation.
He holds a visiting professorship in the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Chester and leads research projects into medical device failure with advanced materials departments of Universities in Prague and Manchester.
Interventional Radiology consultant in Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.
Previous posts held:
IR consultant Southampton General Hospital, Nottingham University Hospitals and The Royal Cornwall Hospital.
IR Fellowship at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle.
IR Training Southwest Peninsula.
Posts held: Vascular tariffs chair, BSIR Communications committee, BSIR Treasurer.
Has worked with medical devices for 35 years
Appointed Consultant Cardio-Vascular Radiologist to Hull and East Yorkshire Hospital in 1971. Developed Cardiac and Vascular Services to include Vascular and Cardiac Interventions
President BSIR 1991-93.
Served on Faculty Board RCR.
Radiology representative on The National Confidential Enquiry into Peri-Operative Deaths.
Radiology representative on the National Patient Safety Agency.
Became medical Director for Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust before retiring in 2008.
Jon is Clinical Director of Radiology and one of six Interventional Radiologists at The Christie in Manchester.
He is the lead for liver-directed therapies and an advisor to NHS England on SIRT. He is a member of NICE IPAC and a Fellow of CIRSE.
Jon Moss is a recently retired USA trained interventional radiologist from Glasgow now working part-time in Inverness. He has a keen interest in testing new technologies against standard treatment using the rigours of the randomised controlled trial. He has recently been involved with publishing the FEMME (NEJM) and CAVA (Lancet) trials. He is currently working with groups to try and change practice following the publication of this recent evidence.
He was instrumental along with Richard Edwards in changing the format of the BSIR from a one day to a three day format the first of which was held in Glasgow in 1998. He also pioneered the advanced practice courses again in Glasgow and co-produced “The system” a film focusing on patient safety.
Interests outside medicine: include sailing, diving and mountaineering. He has recently completed an Atlantic circuit on his yacht.
Joo-Young Chun is a consultant interventional radiologist at St George's University Hospital in London with a special interest in arterial intervention. She is a member of the CIRSE Standards of Practice Committee and BSIR Education and Research Committee. She sits on the EBIR Examination Council and is an FRCR 2B examiner. She is an associate editor for CVIR Endovascular.
Originally from Berlin, Germany, Dr. Chapiro is faculty and co-director of the interventional oncology research laboratory at the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. His research focuses on developing new quantitative imaging biomarkers for the diagnosis, characterization, and therapeutic management of liver cancer. His translational research portfolio includes the development of novel embolic agents as well as the application of artificial intelligence solutions for the management of liver cancer. His basic research interest mainly focuses on developing new tools to characterize the tumor microenvironment and the immune system in the setting of loco-regional, image-guided therapies of liver cancer.
Creating innovative and clinically applicable imaging solutions for liver cancer with advanced molecular imaging, image post-processing and machine learning approaches and translating them to clinical practice has been his central mission for the past decade. He authored and co-authored >130 original research articles, numerous reviews and book chapters and gave more than 100 talks and invited lectures within the last eight years. His research has also resulted in several filed patent applications, 510(k)-approved medical products and significant grant support from federal, foundational and industry sources. He is an active research mentor to more than 40 undergraduate, medical and graduate students as well as peers both at Yale and other national and international institutions. Being an active contributor, journal-, abstract- and grant reviewer in several professional societies (RSNA, SIR and SIO), he is also committed to education and the mission of disseminating research data and scientific knowledge. Dr. Chapiro is a member of the American College of Radiology Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) Steering Committee, he additionally serves on the Society of Interventional Oncology Grant Committee Chair and is the Chair of the Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee for the Subspecialty of Interventional Radiology at the annual Radiological Society of North America meeting.
After completing her radiology training in London, Perth, Australia, Sheffield and Nottingham, Katharine Halliday was appointed as a Consultant Paediatric Radiologist at Nottingham University Hospital in 1998. She has a special interest in the imaging of suspected physical abuse. She was Chair of the British Society of Paediatric Radiology (2010-16) and chaired the working group for the updated guidance for imaging in cases of suspected physical abuse in children (2018). Other posts: National Clinical Lead for Radiology Getting-It-Right- First-Time (GIRFT) (2017-22). Clinical Director for Radiology at Nottingham University Hospitals (2021-22). President Royal college of Radiologists (2022-5).
Paediatric Interventional Radiologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK.
Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Frimley Health.
Fellowship trained at Barts and The Royal London, UK and Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia.
Consultant Interventional Radiologist
Consultant Interventional Radiologist at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS trust and Clinical Lead for NCIR.
Specialist Interests: Urology, Percutaneous Ablations, Venous Interventions.
Consultant IR in Glasgow, with specialist interests in EVAR, complex EVAR, aorta-iliac and femoral-popliteal occlusive disease
Qualified from Nottingham in 1986.
Trained in Radiology at St Mary's, Paddington 1991 - 1997.
Trained and mentored in IR by the legendary Dr Agi Al-Kutobi at St Mary's.
Appointed consultant IR at Royal Berkshire Hospital in 1997.
Clinical lead for Vascular services in the Royal Berks since 2016.
Particular interest in vascular disease especially the treatment of DVT, haemodialysis patients and CLTI.
Held various management roles locally and been "round the block a few times"
Maureen Kohi is the Ernest H. Wood Distinguished Professor and Chair of the
Department of Radiology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. She received her medical degree from New York Medical College with honors and completed her Diagnostic Radiology residency at UCSF. During her residency, she completed a one-year research fellowship as the recipient of the NIH/NIBIB T32 Training Grant (2008-2009). She completed a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at UCSF followed by a second fellowship in Women's Imaging at UCSF. Prior to joining UNC as Radiology Department Chair, she served as Division Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at UCSF.
Dr. Kohi's research focuses on women's health as she evaluates different minimally invasive therapies for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, and morbidly adherent placenta. She also evaluates the sex-related differences in vascular and oncologic diseases.
She is currently the Vice Chair of the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation and the President of the Western Angiographic and Interventional Society.
Michael Jenkins qualified from UCL in 1989 as the Broderip Scholar. He undertook surgical training in London at the Royal Brompton, Royal Marsden, Charing Cross, UCL and Royal Free hospitals and gained FRCS with the Gold medal. Appointed to Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in 2002 and is based at St Mary’s Hospital with a tertiary referral practice in complex aortic disease. He is a past President of the British Society of Endovascular Therapy (BSET), previous Director of the NW London AAA screening programme, past chair of the Circulation Foundation and immediate past President of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
Morgan McMonagle, MB, BCh, BAO (Hons), MD, FRCSI, FRCPSGlas FACS is a consultant trauma surgeon in the North West London Trauma Network based at St Mary's Hospital, London and a general and vascular surgeon with the South/South West Hospital Group in Ireland. After graduating from University College Dublin (UCD) with honours in 1997, he undertook basic surgical training at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) hospital group after which he gained further trauma surgery experience at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Following this he gained extensive experience working in prehospital care and aeromedical retrieval with Careflight and Careflight International, Australia and later with MAGPAS air ambulance in the United Kingdom. He completed higher surgical training with the West Midlands surgical training programme, UK followed by a Vascular & Endovascular Fellowship at the Royal Brisbane & Women's hospital, Brisbane, Australia. He then undertook additional fellowship training in trauma, emergency surgery and surgical critical care at the world renowned and prestigious trauma programme Penn-Trauma at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, USA, after which he was awarded fellowship of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). As well as being faculty on the NECPOD report "Trauma: who cares?" (2007), which was instrumental in the development of the UK trauma network, he was the first trauma surgeon appointed at Imperial Healthcare as part of the new London Trauma Network. He was also faculty member on the steering group advising on the document A Trauma System for Ireland: Report of the Trauma Steering Group for the Department of Health, Ireland.
Positions include teaching faculty at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng) in addition to Director of the RCSEng Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills course and a contributing author to e-Learning for Healthcare, NHS Health Education England. He is a clinical lecturer in surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and a senior clinical lecturer in surgery at University College Cork (UCC) and an honorary lecturer in surgery at Imperial College, London and co-director of the Trauma Modular section of the MSc (surgical innovation) at Imperial College London. He is an Intercollegiate Examiner in vascular surgery and the author of two award-winning books (Trauma:Code Red (CRC Press) and Vascular and Endovascular Surgery At A Glance (Wiley-Blackwell). He regularly lectures internationally, including visiting professorship to the University of Athens on disaster and conflict medicine and is currently the national clinical lead for mass casualty planning for the Health Service Executive in Ireland.
Interests include; trauma education, trauma systems development, trauma protocol development, management of penetrating injury, complex aortic disease, complex lower limb revascularisation, pharmacological suppression of neointimal hyperplasia, vascular trauma, management of non-compressible haemorrhage, pelvic trauma, trauma thoracotomy, management of postpartum haemorrhage, biomarkers for shock and haemorrhage and management of the open abdomen, including abdominal wall reconstruction.
Consultant IR, Cambridge
Naz has been a paediatric interventional radiologist at Leeds Children's Hospital for the last 12 years. He refined his training at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Naz has led on developing the paediatric IR service in Leeds and has been instrumental in appointing 2 further dedicated paediatric interventionalists. Between them they perform approximately 1000 cases per year.
Interventional radiologist at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, offering fibroid embolisation at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital since the year 2000. Leading contributor to the original BSIR UK Fibroid Embolisation Registry and set up dedicated fibroid clinics, working closely with gynaecology colleagues to offer patients impartial advice on the full range of fibroid treatment options including UFE and MRgFUS (MRI guided focused ultrasound).
Associate Professor of Radiology
Division of Interventional Radiology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
Malcolm is an interventional radiologist at University Hospitals Sussex, specialising in vascular, hepatobiliary and uro-gynae intervention. Malcolm holds the Chair of Radiology and Medical Education at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, with particular interests in curriculum and assessment development, and widening participation in medical school admissions. He is a strong advocate of expanding undergraduate exposure to both diagnostic and interventional radiology, and has chaired the Undergraduate Committee of the RCR for the past 2 years. Through this committee, he has recently published a new national Undergraduate Curriculum for Radiology.
Malcolm also sits on the STB, Curriculum and Academic committees of the RCR. Within BSIR he is a member of Council as the lead for Outcomes and clinical excellence.
When not holding a catheter, Malcolm is a keen violinist and rock drummer, will challenge anyone on a mountain bike and is a qualified skiing instructor.
Professor Little is a consultant interventional radiologist, and research lead, University Department of Radiology, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, UK. Prof Little has established a large embolotherapy research group alongside his busy clinical practice, and was awarded the NIHR research rising star award 2018, and the CVIR editors medal 2022. Prof Little is currently leading the first European study investigating Genicular Artery Embolisation (GAE) in the treatment of knee OA (GENESIS). He is UK CI for PROstate, an international study investigating long term outcomes of PAE. In 2021, his group opened a trial investigating the neuro-psychological factors correlating with failure to adhere to a day-case UAE pathway. He is current specialist advisor on the NICE interventional procedures programme, is a member of the CVIR editorial board, and the CIRSE next research advisory board.
Consultant Radiologist, St Mary’s Hospital & Senior Lecturer University of London. 1984-1998
Professor & Chairman Department of Radiology, American University of Beirut Medical Center. 1998-2021
Professor Emeritus Imperial College London. Former Director of Imaging at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital
Consultant in Vascular and Interventional Radiology and Chief of Aortic imaging at St George’s University Foundation NHS Trust (UK). He trained in Interventional Radiology at the University of Texas and at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals. Clinical interests are the imaging and the endovascular treatment of aortic and peripheral vascular disease; embolization of haemorrhage, visceral artery aneurysms and endoleaks; and haemodialysis access management including the percutaneous creation of arteriovenous fistulas.
Robert Morgan was instrumental in the creation of the European Board of Interventional Radiology examination (EBIR) and has written over 140 peer-reviewed articles, edited 3 books, written 42 book chapters, and has given over 250 invited lectures. He was until recently the President of CIRSE and is currently the deputy editor for CVIR Endovascular.
Prof. Tze Min Wah is a senior consultant interventional radiologist with specialist interest in both imaging and interventional oncology (IO) treatments with strong academic interest in promoting IO research as well as education/training in IO. Since 2003, she has led and developed the IO programme at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) using various technologies e.g. radiofrequency (RFA), microwave ablation (MWA), cryoablation (CRYO) and irreversible electroporation (IRE) for a range of cancers. Today, Leeds is one of the leading national and international IO centres with reputable clinical outcomes especially with world class outcome in renal cancer treatment. She is recognised as a trail-blazer in translating innovative technology in cancer treatment and a key opinion leader in the field of IO.
She is a Professor of Interventional Radiology at Leeds Institute of Medical Research (University of Leeds). In addition, she holds many academic appointments from honorary professorship in Malaysia and visiting professorship in Singapore. She has a vibrant research portfolio with successful funding of £ 4.8 million (£1.92 million as Chief Investigator). She is the Chief Investigator for #Hope4Liver- (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04573881) in United Kingdom and in 2021 led the successful translation of the image guided Histotripsy treatment in liver cancer patients in UK https://www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/articles/uk-patients-liver-cancer-NHS-ultrasound-technology
She is a keen educator and lectured extensively on IO related topic in order to help to promote awareness and providing mentoring schemes to many trainees and consultants in IO on national and international levels since 2003. Being awarded the RCR BSIR Graham Plant Travelling Professorship in 2019-2022 has allowed her to lecture a trainees across the disciplines to promote IO as one of the important pillar of cancer care during the pandemic period.
In addition, she is a passionate champion for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and love to inspire more women into Interventional Radiology (IR). She has strived to inspire all male and female IRs to help in closing the IR gender gap issue in Europe as evidenced by her published work on –
The Interventional Radiology (IR) Gender Gap: A Prospective Online Survey by the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29789874. In 2021, she is also the invited panellist for the Women Leader in Academic Research (WLAR) led by Prof Brad Wood at National Institute of Health (NIH) to promote women in academia.
Consultant Vascular Radiologist,
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Senior Lecturer, Hull York Medical School,
Secretary, British Society of Interventional Radiology
Consultant Interventional Radiologist
Consultant Interventional Radiologist
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Salil Karkhanis is a Consultant Intervention Radiologist working at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
After graduating from the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College in India, Dr Karkhanis completed his radiology training in the West Midlands. This was followed by subspecialist training in intervention radiology, with a fellowship focussed on liver interventions. During this time, he acquired skills in basic and advanced techniques in intervention radiology, with a special focus on liver interventions and intervention oncology. His specialist interests are interventions in pathologies of liver, kidneys, and interventional oncology. Towards the same, he performs both, imaging investigations and a range of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions including percutaneous biopsies and drainages, as well as complex cancer therapies like transarterial chemo-embolizations and percutaneous image guided ablations.
He is actively involved in research and has published many papers in his field of interest.
He has a personal interest in teaching and is the Simulation Lead for the West Midlands Deanery Radiology Training Programme. He has also been a faculty on many courses related to intervention radiology and the Royal College fellowship examination. He is also part of the Scientific Programme Committee for the British Society of Interventional Radiology.
Dr Sammy Rostampour is a consultant interventional radiologist at Imperial College NHS Heathcare Trust. Pursuing a keen interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques, Dr Rostampour completed radiology training in East of England and an Interventional Radiology Fellowship at the Trust. Dr Rostampour has a broad ranging practice and is especially interested in all aspects of vascular, trauma, renovascular and urological intervention including prostate artery embolisation. Dr Rostampour is also passionate about teaching and completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Medical Education. She currently shares the role as Training Program Director for Radiology at Imperial.
Consultant interventional radiologist for over 20 years. Interests, non-vascular and trauma interventions.
Trevor has been a consultant Interventional Vascular Radiologist/Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the University of Sheffield since 1995. He recently retired from STH and joined the team at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals.
Trevor has been an active member of BSIR throughout his career, being a founder member of the Scientific Programme Committee, member of the Communications Committee and an Officer during his 6 years as Vice-President and President.
He has also worked with the RCR on a number of projects, including being a member of the IR sub-committee, Board of the Faculty and the current IR Committee. One of the more significant projects has been the establishment of the facility for an IR run-through training programme.
Consultant Vascular Radiologist in Hull. I completed my radiology training was in Newcastle and Oxford. My work includes all aspects of vascular interventional radiology and cardiac imaging (mainly cardiac CT). Together with my vascular IR colleagues we have trained up and are signed off to perform mechanical thrombectomy for stroke since 2020.
I am currently the TPD for East Yorkshire and an FRCR 2A examiner.
Associate Professor Clements works as a full-time Staff Specialist at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Warren also holds an Adjunct position with Monash University through the Department of Surgery.
Warren is accredited with the Conjoint Committee for recognition of training in Peripheral Endovascular Therapy (CCRPET), and holds the Diploma of the European Board of Interventional Radiology including recognition as an Endovascular Specialist (EBIR-ES). He is an active member of IRSA and CIRSE.
He has published over 90 manuscripts including book chapters, and supervises higher degree research students. He is an editorial board member of CVIR and CVIR Endovascular, and an associate editor for JMIRO. He has a keen interest in education and training, and is the supervisor of Intern Training in his department.
Warren’s areas of interests include uterine fibroid embolisation, trauma intervention, and management of IVC filters.
Yuk Ting Ma is an Associate Clinical Professor in Hepatobiliary Oncology at the University of Birmingham and an Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
She is the lead Hepatobiliary Oncologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham where she leads a large portfolio of clinical trials.
She is a member of the NCRI Hepatobiliary Subgroup and was the Deputy Chief Investigator of the ImmunoTACE clinical trial.