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2024 SPIR Board of Directors

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Dr. Joao Amaral, President

Hospital for Sick Children, Canada

Dr. Amaral currently serves as the Division Head of Pediatric Interventional Radiology at the Image Guided Therapy Centre and the co-chair for the Image Guided Care Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children. His areas of special interest include the diagnosis and management of vascular malformations, renovascular disease and MR guided procedures.


Dr. Murthy Chennapragada, President-Elect

Children's Hospital at Westmead, Australia

Dr. Chennapragada is a senior Staff specialist Radiologist at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney and a Clinical senior lecturer with the University of Sydney, Australia. His areas of special interest include pediatric hepatobiliary interventions, liver transplant-related imaging and interventions, and renovascular interventions.

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Dr. Gulraiz Chaudry, Secretary

Boston Children's Hospital, United States

Dr. Chaudry is the director of the pediatric vascular and interventional radiology fellowship program at Boston Children’s Hospital where he specializes in the interventional treatment of vascular anomalies. His areas of interest are the imaging and intervention of overgrowth syndromes and osseous lymphatic disorders.  

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Dr. Leah Braswell, Past President

Nationwide Children's Hospital, United States

Dr. Braswell is the Division Director of Pediatric Interventional Radiology and the Program Director for the Pediatric IR Fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Her clinical interests include the evaluation and treatment of all types of vascular anomalies in children and adults, including venous malformation, lymphatic malformation, orbital malformation, and complex syndromes.

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Dr. Michael Temple,  Member-at-Large

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, United States

Dr. Temple is the division chief of pediatric interventional radiology and a full faculty member at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His clinical interests include MSK, thrombosis and oncology interventions.



Dr. Shellie Josephs, Treasurer

Stanford Children's Health, United States

Dr. Josephs is a Pediatric Interventional Radiologist specializing in minimally invasive, image-guided surgical procedures



Dr. Sheena Pimpalwar, Member-at-Large

Children’s Medical Center Dallas, United States

Dr. Pimpalwar is the director of pediatric interventional radiology at the Children’s Medical Center and UT Southwestern, Dallas. Her clinical interests include vascular anomalies, lymphatic imaging and intervention, and venous thrombolysis. 

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Dr. Eric Monroe, Member-at-Large

American Family Children's Hospital, United States

Dr. Monroe is an associate professor in the sections of Pediatric and Interventional Radiology in the Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin and American Family Children’s Hospital. His clinical and research interests include portal hypertension, liver transplant interventions, vascular anomalies and retinoblastoma.

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Dr. Anne Gill, Member-at-Large

Emory University School of Medicine, United States

Dr. Gill is a board-certified radiologist and associate professor at the Emory University School of Medicine within the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences.  She earned her certificate of added qualification in the subspecialty of interventional radiology from the American Board of Radiology.

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Dr. Premal A Patel, Member-at-Large

Great Ormand Street Hospital for Children, United Kingdom

Dr. Patel is a Consultant Paediatric Interventional Radiologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, United Kingdom. His clinical interests include interventional management of renovascular hypertension & vascular anomalies and cryoablation.

SPIR Presidents Gallery

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Dr. James Donaldson

2010, 2011

Dr. Manrita Sidhu

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Dr. Charles James

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Dr. Mark Hogan

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Dr. Derek Roebuck

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Dr. Manish Patel


Dr. John Racadio

2020, 2021

Dr. Alex Barnacle

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2016, 2018

Dr. Manraj Heran


Dr. Anne Marie Cahill

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Dr. Roger Harned II


Dr. Leah Braswell

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Susan Harned, Executive Director

Susan grew up in Nebraska and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska. She now lives in Colorado where she enjoys skiing, golfing and gardening. She is not a physician but she is married to one (Dr. Roger Harned) and is mom to adult sons Tyler and Spencer.

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