2022 SPIR Board of Directors

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Dr. Anne Marie Cahill, President

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, United States

Dr. Cahill currently serves as the Division Chief of IR and Director of Image-Based Therapy for Vascular Anomalies at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her areas of focus include vascular malformation therapy, endovascular therapy of renovascular hypertension and venous thrombolysis.

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Dr. Leah Braswell, President-Elect

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. Joao Amaral, Secretary

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.

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Dr. Alex Barnacle, Past President

Great Ormond Street Hospital, United Kingdom

Dr Barnacle is a paediatric interventional radiologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. Her clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of vascular malformations, renal stone disease and ablation.


Dr. Murthy Chennapragada, Treasurer

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, Member-at-Large

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. Fernando Gómez Muñoz, Member-at-Large

Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Spain

Dr. Gómez Muñoz is the lead consultant in interventional radiology at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (Amsterdam) and coordinates the pediatric interventional oncology at the Hospital Clinic-Hospital Sant Joan de Deu consortium in Barcelona. His main clinical activity is focused on musculoskeletal and soft tissue tumors, neuroblastoma and vascular anomalies

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Dr. Michael Temple,  Member-at-Large

The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada

Dr. Temple is a pediatric interventional radiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children and an associate professor at the University of Toronto. His clinical interests include MSK, thrombosis and oncology interventions.



Dr. Shellie Josephs, Member-at-Large

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, 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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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.

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

2016, 2018

Dr. Manraj Heran

2020, 2021
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Dr. Alex Barnacle

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Dr. Roger Harned II