2018 SIR Dotter Lecture and Gold Medal Recipients


34th Annual Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecture

This award honors one of the founding fathers of interventional radiology, Dr. Charles T. Dotter. Selection by the SIR president is based on extraordinary contributions to the field, dedicated service to the Society and distinguished career achievements in interventional radiology. Honorees deliver the lecture at SIR's Annual Scientific Meeting. The Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecture is made possible via funding from SIR Foundation.

The 2018 Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecture will be delivered at 10:30 am in West Exhibit Hall B on Sunday, March 18th.

Timothy P. Murphy, MD, FSIR

Dr. Timothy Murphy

Timothy P. Murphy, MD, FSIR, a past-president of SIR, served on the Executive Council for nine years, and has collaborated with SIR leadership to run the IR Venture Forum at the annual meeting. Along with his membership on the JVIR editorial board, he has served on the steering and operations committees for three key IR clinical trials. View full bio here.







2018 SIR Gold Medalists

The Gold Medal, the Society of Interventional Radiology's highest honor, is awarded not only for extraordinary service to SIR but to those who have ensured the future of interventional radiology by advancing the quality of medicine and patient care. 

The Gold Medal presentation will take place at 10:30 am in West Exhibit Hall B on Sunday, March 18th.


Karim Valji, MD, FSIR

Karim Valji, MD, FSIR, is a professor of radiology and chief of interventional radiology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Named a Fellow of SIR in 1994, Dr. Valji was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, and has served on SIR’s Executive Council. View full bio here.







John A. Kaufman, MD, MS, FSIR

John A. Kaufman, MD, MS, FSIR is the inaugural chair of the Department of Interventional Radiology, Director of the Dotter Interventional Institute and the Frederick S. Keller Professor of Interventional Radiology at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. A past-president of SIR, Dr. Kaufman has also served as chair of the SIR Foundation. View full bio here.






Renate L. Soulen, MD, FSIR

Renate L. Soulen, MD, FSIR, spent the first 22 years of her career as a cardiovascular interventional radiologist at Temple University, including being section chief for 16 years. She was one of SIR’s founding fellows, one of only three women, and served as chair for the society’s third annual meeting in 1978.  View full bio here.