SAN DIEGOThe Society of Interventional Radiology will present its highest honor, the SIR Gold Medal, to Michael D. Dake, M.D., FSIR; Matthew A. Mauro, M.D., FSIR; and Lenny K. Tan, M.D., FSIR, on March 25, during its 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego. The Gold Medal acknowledges distinguished and extraordinary service to SIR or to the discipline of interventional radiology.
"These three interventional radiologists each embody and reflect the limitless potential of our medical specialty," said SIR President Scott C. Goodwin, M.D., FSIR, who represents nearly 5,000 doctors, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving health care through image-guided, minimally invasive treatments. "These dedicated doctors have explored uncharted avenues of treatment to benefit patients, researched unique ways of using proven interventional radiology techniques to treat in new and effective ways and worked tirelessly to spread the message of interventional radiology to a worldwide audience," added Goodwin, who is an interventional radiologist and Hasso Brothers professor and chair of the department of radiological sciences at the University of California, Irvine.
Since 2008, Michael D. Dake, M.D., FSIR, has been the Thelma and Henry Doelger Professor in Stanford University's department of cardiovascular surgery and the medical director of the Stanford catheterization and angiography laboratories. His current research is focused primarily on endovascular device development, vascular biology and molecular imaging.
From 2005, Dake was the chair of the department of radiology and the Harrison Distinguished Medical Teaching Professor of Radiology at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville. Dake joined Stanford in 1990 as section chief of cardiovascular and interventional radiology and co-director of the catheterization and angiography laboratories. During this period, Dake and his team published seminal resear
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