Committees

Research Steering Committee

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The SIO Research Steering Committee collaborates with the board and staff liaisons on key strategies, challenges, and needs in order to provide insight on existing and future SIO research priorities including research grants, registries, clinical trials, and guidelines.

Committee Members

Committee Chair: Terence Gade, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
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Vice Chair: Rony Avritscher, MD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research Advisor: Michael Soulen, MD
University of Pennsylvania 

Board Liaisons: Sarah White, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Franco Orsi, MD, EBIR, FCIRSE
European Institute of Oncology

NIH Liaison: Brad Wood, MD
NIH
 

Grants Sub-Committee

Chair: Julius Chapiro, MD
Yale University

Vice ChairKazim Narish, MD
University of San Francisco, California

Rafael Duran, MD
Lausanne University Hospital

David Woodrum, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic

Samdeep Mouli, MD
Northwestern University

Kyle Schachtschneider, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago

Deevia Kotecha, MD
University of Leicester
 

Research Development Sub-Committee

Chair: Lynn Savic, MD, PhD
Charité University Berlin

Vice-Chair: Joe Erinjeri, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Kelly Nunez, PhD
Ochsner Health

Christopher Malone, MD
Washington University

Daniel Ackerman, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD
University of California Irvine

AJ Gunn, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

NCCN Sub-Committee

Chair: Amy Deipoyli, MD, PhD
Charleston Area Cancer Center

Amanda Smolock, MD, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Bruno C. Odisio, MD, FSIR
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Registries Sub-Committee

Chair: Stephen Solomon, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Publications Committee

This committee is responsible for collaborating with the Research Steering Committee and staff liaisons on key strategies and needs in order to provide insight on existing and future SIO publications. Specifically, the Publications Committee oversees all whitepapers authored by the SIO, manages case spotlights for publications in SIO publications, reviews guideline summaries annually, and oversees content on any SIO newsletters. Additionally, they supervise any writing groups organized as a result of funding requests, unless otherwise directed by the Research Steering Committee.

Committee Members

Committee Chair: AJ Gunn, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Committee Vice Chair: Elena Violari, MD
Franciscan Health

Alex Solomon, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Andrew R. Kolarich, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Anish Ghodadra, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Christine Boone, MD, PhD
University of California San Diego

Giovanni Mauri, MD
University of Milan

Ji Buethe, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Juan Camacho, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Yilun Koeth, MD
Oregon Health & Science University

Board Liaison - Edward J. Kim, MD
Mount Sinai Health Systems

Christos Georgiades, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Chiara Zini, MD
SOS Radiodiagnostica OSMA

Sean Golden, MD
Johns Hopkins

Maria Tsitskari, MD
Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus

Husameddin El Khudari, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Junaid Raja, MD
University of Alabama Birmingham

Cynthia De la Garza, MD
Mayo Clinic Florida

Venkatesh Krishnasamy, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Ishu Sivakumar, BS
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Xindi Chen, BS
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Chi Trinh, BA
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Greg Pommier, BA
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dakota Williams
UAB School of Medicine

Membership Committee

The SIO Membership Committee is responsible for collaborating with committees, membership, Board, and staff liaisons on key strategies, challenges, and needs in order to provide insight on membership recruitment, engagement, and retention.

Committee Members

Committee Chair: Almamoon Justaniah, MD
King Faisal Specialist Hospital
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Committee Co-Chair: Erica Alexander, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Asia Oceanic Chapter International Liaison: Uei Pua, MD
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Chad Davis, MD
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Florian Fintelmann, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Azzam Khankan, MD, PHD
King Abdulaziz Medical City

Mina Makary, MD
The Ohio State Medical

Chris Rogan, MBBS, BSc, FACP
Sydney Interventional Radiology Associates

Board Liaison: Edward Kim, MD, FSIR
Mount Sinai Health System

Board Liaison: Franco Orsi, MD, EBIR, FCIRSE
European Institute of Oncology

Program Committee

This committee is responsible for developing the Annual Scientific Meeting program content and any pre-conference associated sessions, inclusive of international partnerships. The committee additionally plans all social events in coordination with staff and provides critical input to the Corporate Relations Director for industry-sponsored events.

Committee Members

Program Chair - Vijay Ramalingam, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Scientific Chair - Nicholas Fidelman, MD
University of California San Francisco

Workshops Chair - Isabel Gala Newton, MD, PhD
VA San Diego Healthcare System and UCSD Health

IO Essentials Chair - Christos Georgiades, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Immediate Past Chair - Damian Dupuy, MD
Cape Cod Healthcare

AI Science Liaison - Joseph Erinjeri, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Research Liaison - Rony Avirtscher, MD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Education Advisor - Sean Tutton, MD, FSIR
University of California San Diego

Content Liaison - Charles Y. Kim, MD, FSIR
Duke University Medical Center

Local Representative - Jonathan Kessler, MD
City of Hope Medical Group

International Representative - Roberto Iezzi, MD
Docente Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Board Liaison - David Breen, MRCP, FRCR
University Hospitals Southampton

Education Steering Committee

This committee is responsible for collaborating with the Board of Directors and staff liaisons on key strategies and needs for current and future SIO year-round educational programming. This committee owns the development of live and enduring educational content through the SIO Learning Center, master classes, and any international programming collaborations.

Current Committee Members

Committee Chair: Rob Suh, MD
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
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Committee Vice Chair: Charles Y. Kim, MD, FSIR
Duke University Medical Center

Board Liaison: Ronald Arellano, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE
Massachusetts General Hospital

Education Advisor: Sean Tutton, MD, FSIR
University of California San Diego

Chest/Thoracic Sub-Committee

Chair: Florian J. Fintelmann, MD 
Massachusetts General Hospital

DaeHee Kim, MD
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Joe Mammarappallil, MD
Duke University Medical Center

Robert F. Short, MD, PhD 
DAY VAMC

Emerging Trends Sub-Committee

Chair:  Vladimir Sheynzon, MD
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Gaby Gabriel, MD 
University of Kentucky/Markey Cancer Center

Richard Marshall, MD
Tulane University

Lynne Martin, MD 
Stanford University 

Genitourinary (GU) Sub-Committee

Chair: Brian Gump, DO, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Mohammad Mahdi Kassir, MD 
Loma Linda University Health Consortium

Seung Kwon Kim, MD 
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology/Washington University

Hepatobiliary (HPB) Sub-Committee

Chair: Zach Berman, MD
University of California San Diego

Kirema Garcia-Reyes, MD
Mount Sinai

Ahmad Hashmi, MD
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Jonathan Kessler, MD
City of Hope Medical Group

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Sub-Committee

Chair: Salim Abboud, MD 
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Alexis Cahalane 
Massachusetts General Hospital

Theodore Vander Velde, MD 
Washington University School of Medicine

Pain Palliation Sub-Committee

Chair: Matthew Scheidt, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Sirish Kishore, MD 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Gina Landinez, MD 
University of California San Francisco