Professor Afshin Gangi MD Ph.D. is an invited professor at Kings College London and the Chief of Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Strasbourg France. He trained in Reims and Strasbourg and has held his chair in Strasbourg Since 2000. He is part of the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche Scientifique) and has twice won the “Victoire de la Médecine” in 2009 and 2010 France.
He has published 188 papers and has 40 book contributions. He has delivered 430 lectures or scientific papers. He has a special interest in the cryoablation of Bone and the preservation of bone architecture. He is regarded as the authoritative voice in Bone cryoablation and is known throughout the world.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital, EUA
W. Anthony Lee, MD, FACS is a Board-Certified Vascular Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1992. Dr. Lee went on to complete a residency in General Surgery at University of Michigan and a Fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Stanford University. In 2000, he started on the faculty of University of Florida College of Medicine Division of Vascular Surgery, where he developed a nationally recognized endovascular program in minimally invasive treatment of complex aortic aneurysms. Dr. Lee joined the medical staff of Boca Raton Regional Hospital in 2010, where he currently serves as the Chief of Vascular Surgery, as well as a Clinical Professor of Surgery at Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida. He has been the Past President of the Florida Vascular Society and is a Distinguished Member of the Society for Vascular Surgery. He has served on the Editorial Board of several prominent, peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has authored over 30 book chapters, 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 350 presentations at national and international meetings, and served as the principle investigator in over 25 medical device clinical trials. His practice encompasses endovascular and open surgical treatments of the entire spectrum of vascular diseases, with a focus towards complex thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms and dissections.
University of Limoges, França
Professor Charbel Mounayer is a Neuro-Interventionist at the INR Department in Limoges University Hospital and Professor at the Medicine University of Limoges (France). Dr. Mounayer is member of the Board of the French society of Neuroradiology. Invested in Educational he is member of the European Board of the European Course of Neuroradiology and Director of the French INR Diploma. He is Member of the world Federation of Interventional Neuroradiology. He is an honorary member of LIRA (Latvian Interventional Radiology Association) and of SOBRICE (Brazilian society of Interventional Radiology).
Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Hospital, Turquia
Born in Aydin TURKEY in 1959, Civan Islak M.D. graduated from Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty in 1982. After having completed compulsory medical work in Merzifon and military duty he began radiology training in Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Department of Radiology in 1986. Including 1 year Neuroradiology training in Nancy FRANCE where he was trained by Prof Picard and Prof Bracard he become radiologist in 1990. Thereafter he has been working as interventional neuroradiologist in Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Hospital where he set up the neuroradiology department. His interests are vessel wall modeling, cerebral venous diseases, spinal vascular malformations and all kind of neuro endovascular treatments especially hemodynamic treatment of intracranial aneurysms.
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, EUA
Dr. Constantinos have been practicing interventional radiology since 1998 and joined the division of interventional radiology and image guided therapies at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2002. As an expert in interventional oncology, I use minimally invasive procedures performed with image guidance to diagnose and treat cancer patients with minimal side effects, complications, and discomfort. My areas of expertise include the treatment of primary and metastatic cancers of the liver and lung using radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, and microwave or other sources of energy. I also specialize in embolization, a procedure that deprives malignant liver tumors of a blood supply. I am helping develop new treatments for liver cancers using beads that deliver chemotherapy or radiotherapy directly to the tumor. These beads combine the therapeutic effects of radiation or chemotherapy with that of embolization. This approach offers the best therapeutic option to cancer patients who are not candidates for surgery.
Klaus Hausegger is CVIR’s Editor-in-Chief. Prof. Hausegger graduated from the Medical University of Graz in 1984 and became a full radiologist in 1992. Shortly after, he became an Assistant Professor at the Medical University of Graz. He held positions as the Deputy Head of the Department of Radiology and the Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital of Graz.
His research interests lie in the field of vascular interventions including hepatobiliary interventions, TIPS and neurointerventions. He is currently the Department Head of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Klagenfurt State Hospital in Austria.
Saint Louis Hospital, Portugal
Tiago Bilhim graduated from Medical School at the New University of Lisbon in 2004. He then did his General Medical Internmenship at Hospital Pulido Valente from 2005-2006. He is currently working in Interventional Radiology at Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central (CHULC) and Saint Louis Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal. Since July 2017 he is an Associate Editor Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR). Since September 2017 he is an Editorial Board Member Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR) and in June 2018 he became a Fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE).
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TRUST, Reino Unido
Dr Tufail Patankar trained as a Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiologist in Manchester. This involved adult diagnostic neuroradiology, pediatric neuroradiology, ENT and head and neck radiology and interventional neuroradiology.
He did a visiting fellowship in ear, nose and throat and head and neck radiology at University of North Carolina and a diagnostic neuroradiology fellowship at Rush Presbyterian University, St Luke's Medical Centre, Chicago.
Dr Patankar completed his PhD from the University of Manchester on advanced imaging in neurovascular diseases, which involved brain tumours, dementia and depression.
As an experienced Consultant Diagnostic and Interventional neuroradiologist, Dr Patankar has performed over 1000 aneurysm coiling cases. He has experience in advanced aneurysm treatment with web and flow divertors such as pipeline stents.
Dr Patankar also treats brain ateriovenous malformations, dural vascular malformations, tumour embolisations, spinal embolisations, ENT vascular interventions, spinal vascular and non-vascular interventions including vertebroplasties and spinal biopsies.