John A. Kaufman, M.D., FSIR, a professor and Frederick S. Keller Chair of Interventional Radiology at the Dotter Interventional Institute in Portland, Ore., delivered the 2012 Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecture on Monday, March 26 at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 37th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco. This lecture, named for one of the founding fathers of interventional radiology, is supported by the SIR Foundation and acknowledges an interventional radiologist's extraordinary contributions to the field, dedicated service to SIR and distinguished career achievements in interventional radiology.
Kaufman, who is professor of radiology, medicine and surgery at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, also currently serves as chief of vascular and interventional radiology and associate director of the Dotter Interventional Institute. His topic for the 28th annual Dotter lecture was "IR 360," a look at the ways in which interventional radiology is perceived by various constituencies, from patients to competitors to policy makers.
"This year's choice for the Dr. Charles T. Dotter lecturer was clear. John Kaufman has had a long career as an academic leader in interventional radiology at the Dotter Interventional Institute in Oregon and before that at Massachusetts General Hospital," stated SIR 2011 President Timothy P. Murphy, M.D., FSIR. "Dr. Kaufman is being honored for his many contributions to SIR over the years, including his unwavering dedication to interventional radiology training and education, and his efforts as part of the team working to establish the primary certificate in interventional radiology have been tremendous," he added.
Kaufman has served as chair of the SIR membership, education materials and Annual Scientific Meeting committees, the IR Primary Certificate Task Force and the Vena Cava Filter Research Consensus Panel. A past SIR president, he is currently chair of SIR Foundation.
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