Dr. James B. Spies, Elected President – Elect of Society of Interventional Radiology

James B. Spies, MD, MPH, FSIR, chairman of the Department of Radiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, has been elected president-elect of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). He assumed the one-year term April 16 during SIR’s 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans.

May 2, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) – James B. Spies, MD, MPH, FSIR, chairman of the Department of Radiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, has been elected president-elect of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). He assumed the one-year term April 16 during SIR’s 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans.

Spies is an interventional radiologist whose primary clinical and research interest is in uterine embolization for fibroids and assessing outcomes related to various fibroid therapies. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his contributions in this field.

SIR is the national subspecialty organization of interventional radiology and has a membership of nearly 5,000 doctors, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving health care through minimally invasive treatments.

About MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.

MedStar Georgetown’s centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown’s healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital—Knowledge and Compassion Focused on You.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health combines the best aspects of academic medicine, research and innovation with a complete spectrum of clinical services to advance patient care. As the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MedStar’s 10 hospitals, the MedStar Health Research Institute and a comprehensive scope of health-related organizations are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. MedStar has one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country, training more than 1,100 medical residents annually, and is the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University. MedStar Health is a $4.5 billion not-for-profit, regional healthcare system based in Columbia, Maryland, and one of the largest employers in the region. Its almost 30,000 associates and 6,000 affiliated physicians all support MedStar Health’s Patient First philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service.

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