Riad Salem, MD, to Receive the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Leaders in Innovation Award

Northwestern Medicine
Cancer Care/Oncology February 16, 2017

Riad Salem, MD, Chief of Interventional Radiology at Northwestern MedicineThe Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation* will honor Riad Salem, MD, Chief of Interventional Radiology at Northwestern Medicine, and Director of Interventional Oncology at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, at the 2017 Society of Interventional Radiology’s (SIR) Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, D.C. Dr. Salem will receive the Leaders in Innovation Award, established by the SIR Foundation in 2002, honoring interventional radiology pioneers who have brought to fruition ideas that have improved the practice of interventional radiology and the quality of patient care. The innovative ideas could be devices, techniques or approaches to clinical practice and research.

“I am honored and humbled to be recognized by my peers with the SIR Foundation Leaders in Innovation Award,” said Riad Salem, MD. “This award represents another triumph of our specialty and cements the principles of interventional oncology as an integral component of modern interventional radiology and cancer care. It is the culmination of a decade-long vision of structured research and development towards a new treatment paradigm. Radioembolization is now recognized as a standard of care by international guidelines and has been incorporated by thousands of hospitals benefiting patients worldwide. For this experience, I am blessed.”

​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.

“This is a well-deserved honor for a remarkable and dedicated clinician and investigator," said Eric Russell, MD, Chair of Radiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. “His innovative work has elevated patient care in our department and at our institution. His work allows our patients to have access to cutting edge minimally invasive therapies. He has also been a role model and mentor for our trainees and junior faculty. The Northwestern Radiology team is proud of his accomplishments and appreciative of the honor that the SIR will bestow upon him at this year’s annual meeting.”

The faculty and staff of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology are committed to educating future leaders of radiology, conducting innovative research, and providing exceptional patient care and service to physicians.

​To make an appointment with Dr. Salem, call 312-695-1791 or visit our online form.



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