Learn about SIR Foundation

Learn about SIR Foundation

About SIR Foundation

The emergence of interventional radiology as a medical specialty over the past four decades has changed the face of modern medicine. The ability to use technology to provide medical treatments that do not require large incisions, and offer less risk, less pain and shorter recovery times than surgery has been one of the most significant medical advances in recent years. Developing new devices, better medications, and improved procedures is the process of innovating. And research is key to innovation. Fostering research that leads to improved patient care and quality of life is essential to perpetuating the future of this innovative specialty, and the mission of SIR Foundation.


SIR Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors charged with advancing the foundation's mission and goals through the acquisition and judicious deployment of funds.


SIR Foundation is a scientific foundation dedicated to fostering research in interventional radiology for the purposes of advancing scientific knowledge, increasing the number of skilled investigators, and developing innovative therapies that lead to improved patient care and quality of life. The foundation is committed to fostering the development and enhancement of innovative, minimally invasive, image-guided therapies from inception to mature clinical application and to conduct educational programs in the service of its mission.


To request a copy of SIR Foundation's IRS Form 990, please contact Jeff Nielsen, SIR and SIR Foundation senior director of finance and administration.