SOURCE: Society of Interventional Radiology

Society of Interventional Radiology

April 05, 2016 16:43 ET

Charles E. Ray Jr. Assumes Society of Interventional Radiology Presidency

Professor and Head of the Department of Radiology at the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago Begins Term During Annual Scientific Meeting

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - April 05, 2016) - Charles E. Ray Jr., M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist, and professor and head of the department of radiology at the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, assumed the office of president of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) during the society's Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver. SIR is a national organization of more than 6,100 physicians and allied health professionals.

"Interventional radiology harnesses image-guided therapies to develop breakthrough treatments, change medical practice and improve the standard of care," said Ray. "As the specialty continues to grow, particularly with the advent of its own residency track, we must redouble our efforts as a society to recruit and develop the next generation of interventional radiologists with patients in mind."

A key leader within the Society of Interventional Radiology, Ray has been a member of SIR's Executive Council since 2007, serving as membership councilor from 2007-2011, treasurer from 2011-2014 and secretary from 2014-2015. He has also serves on the SIR Foundation board of directors and as features editor for SIR's Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Ray has written or contributed to 300 published scientific works and delivered nearly 200 invited lectures. His clinical practice and interests include arterial and venous thrombolysis, dialysis management, hepatobiliary intervention, interventional oncology, portal hypertension and uterine fibroids.

More information about the Society of Interventional Radiology, interventional radiologists and how to find an interventional radiologist in your area can be found online at

About the Society of Interventional Radiology

The Society of Interventional Radiology is a nonprofit, professional medical society representing more than 6,100 practicing interventional radiology physicians, scientists and clinical associates, dedicated to improving patient care through the limitless potential of image-guided therapies. SIR's members work in a variety of settings and at different professional levels -- from medical students and residents to university faculty and private practice physicians. Visit The Society of Interventional Radiology is holding its Annual Scientific Meeting April 2-7 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, British Columbia, Canada. Visit

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Contact Information

  • Interviews are available by contacting SIR's communications department staff:

    Elise Castelli
    SIR senior manager PR and communication
    (703) 460-5572

    Ellen Acconcia
    SIR senior manager, web and content strategy
    (703) 460-5582

    From April 2-6, they will be available in the Vancouver Newsroom at (778) 331-7650 or (778) 331-7651.