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Society of Interventional Radiology honors Dotter lecturer, announces gold medalists
Date:3/19/2009

FAIRFAX, Va.Matthew A. Mauro, M.D., FSIR, delivered the 2009 Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecture at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 34th Annual Scientific Meeting last week in San Diego, Calif. This award, supported by the SIR Foundation, honors an interventional radiologist's extraordinary contributions to the field, dedicated service to SIR and distinguished career achievements in interventional radiology.

Mauro, who addressed "The Birth of a Specialty," is the Ernest H. Wood Distinguished Professor of Radiology and Surgery and chair of the radiology department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He was selected the recipient of the 25th annual Dotter lecture by 2008 SIR President John Kaufman, M.D., FSIR. This lecture award honors one of the founding fathers of interventional radiology, Dr. Charles T. Dotter.

At UNC, Mauro's special interests include interventional oncology, uterine artery embolization, the management of vascular malformations, angioplasty and stenting, biliary drainage procedures, embolization and stent grafts. He also supervises the resident rotation in vascular/interventional radiology; his involvement with the residency program includes lectures and one-on-one contact with the residents.

Mauro is a long-time SIR member; he served as president of the society from 1999 to 2000 and was chair of the SIR Foundation from 2002󈝰. He has actively participated in a variety of roles on the Executive Committee throughout his membership and on the Scientific Program Committee since 2000. He is chair of the American College of Radiology's Committee on Interventional Radiology and a member of its Board of Chancellors. He is a trustee of the American Board of Radiology.

A member and fellow of numerous radiological societies, Mauro has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles and 30 book chapters and has served as a visiting professor/lecturer more than 200 times.
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