Pioneer Circle

Pioneer Circle

Pioneer Circle

Driving research that moves healthcare forward

With an Annual Fund gift of $1,000 or more each calendar year (or cumulative gifts totaling $1,000 or more throughout the calendar year), you will be welcomed into our Pioneer Circle. Contributions to the Annual Fund enable powerful programs to foster innovations that touch the lives of millions of IR patients. The visionary leaders of the Pioneer Circle believe there are many discoveries yet to be made and have committed to giving generously to foster the passion of today’s young investigators who will deliver the future of IR. We have recently renamed and enhanced our recognition levels and benefits so we can appropriately acknowledge your generosity and these added benefits will be extended to 2020 Pioneer Circle members for the 2021 calendar year.

Join the Pioneer Circle


SIR Foundation is grateful to the following individuals for their demonstrated investment in IR’s future by supporting the foundation’s mission in 2020.


Inferior vena cava | $10,000+

John Abele, FSIR
Erik N.K. Cressman, MD, PhD, FSIR
Susann Sedory


Renal | $5,000–$9,999

Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR
Michelle Nguyen Maneevese, MD
John JT Thomas, MD, FSIR


Iliac | $2,500–$4,999

Jeremy C. Durack, MD, MS, FSIR
Janette D. Durham, MD, MBA, FSIR
Shellie C. Josephs, MD, FSIR
Nishita Kothary, MD, FSIR
Anne C. Roberts, MD, FSIR
Siram Satyanath, MD


Femoral | $1,000–$2,499

R. Torrance Andrews, MD, FSIR
J. Fritz Angle, MD, FSIR
Bulent Arslan, FSIR, MD
Filip Banovac, MD, FSIR
John W. Barton, MD
James F. Benenati, MD, FSIR
Daniel B. Brown, MD, FSIR
Jacinto Camarena III, MD
Theresa M. Caridi, MD, FSIR
Jeremy D. Collins, MD, FSIR
Jeffrey J. Critchfield, MD, FSIR
Clifford R. Davis, MD
Kush R. Desai, MD, FSIR
Laura Findeiss, MD, FSIR
Sanjay Gupta, MD, FSIR
Alphonse H. Harding, MD
Colleen P. Harker, MD
Kelvin Hong, MD, FSIR
Jeffrey E. Hull, MD
Gloria L. Hwang, MD, FSIR
Bertrand Janne d'Othee, MD, MPH, MBA, FSIR
Sanjeeva P. Kalva, MD, FSIR
Frederick S. Keller, MD, FSIR
Maureen Pearl Kohi, MD, FSIR
Charles Y. Kim, MD, FSIR
Paul P. Lee, MD, FSIR
Robert J. Lewandowski, MD, FSIR
Kenneth E. Lynch, MD
Kumar Madassery, MD
Thomas J. Maginot, MD
M. Victoria Marx, MD, FSIR
Alan H. Matsumoto, MD, FSIR
Hirschel D. McGinnis, MD
James F. McGuckin Jr, MD, FSIR
Gordon McLennan, MD, FSIR
Sailen Naidu
Paula Novelli, MD, FSIR
Yuji Okuno, MD, PhD
Parag J. Patel, MD, MS, FSIR
Jed Peterson, MD
Raj Pyne, MD, FSIR
Suryakumar Reddy, MD
William S. Rilling, MD, FSIR
Joseph A. Ronsivalle, MD, FSIR
Karun Sharma, MD, PhD, FSIR
Derrick R. Siebert, MD
Akhilesh K. Sista, MD, FSIR
Agnieszka Solberg, MD
Michael C. Soulen, MD, FSIR
Brian F. Stainken, MD, FSIR
Daniel Sze, MD, PhD, FSIR
Alda L. Tam, MD, FSIR
Amy C. Taylor, MD
Steven A. Wagers Jr, MD
Micah M. Watts, MD, FSIR
Sarah B. White, MD, MS, FSIR
Luke R. Wilkins, MD, FSIR

For questions about the Pioneer Circle, please contact:

Terrianne Zeifman
Director, Development
(703) 460-5591


Making research possible

“I am extremely grateful to be a recipient of the SIR Foundation’s Radiology Resident Research Grant. The grant provides a remarkable opportunity to explore innovative ideas in the exciting field of interventional oncology. My translational project exploring the hypertrophic response following portal vein embolization has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding research experiences to date. I consider it one of the most important steps in fulfilling my aspirations of becoming a physician-scientist.” — Felipe Matsunaga, MD, 2019 SIR Foundation Radiology Resident Grant recipient

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