Residents/Fellows Experience

Panel Discussion

Monday, February 5
1:10 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Regency Ballroom 2

Marcelo Guimaraes

Director, Vascular Interventional Radiology
Medical University of South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina

Marcelo Guimaraes, MD, FSIR is the Director of the division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and a Professor in dual appointment in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science and Department of Surgery here at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Guimaraes has made many scholarly contributions in the field. He has given over 300 presentations including recent talks on Iliac Vein Stenting, Management of Acute and Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis, Splenic reduction, Radial access for Interventional Radiology procedures, and Recanalization of Complex Venous Occlusions. He has been primary author on 9 book chapters and19 articles on topics related to endovascular techniques and interventional radiology. He was Co-Editor of Embolization Therapy: Principles and Clinical Applications. He has participated in over 80 workshops and panels as moderator, coordinator, director and panelist at at prestigious national and international meetings.He has been principal investigator on over 25 trials including trials on Deep Vein Thrombosis and Venous Disease such as the ATTRACT trial (Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal With Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis) and the VIVO trial (Evaluation of the Zilver® Vena™ Venous Stent in the Treatment of Symptomatic Iliofemoral Venous Outflow Obstruction) as well as trials on the Treatment of Occlusive Disease in the Common and External Iliac Arteries and Treatment of Symptomatic Iliofemoral Venous Outflow Obstruction.


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D. Chris Metzger

Director of Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Cath Labs, Medical Director Clinical Research
Wellmont CVA Heart Institute/Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital
Wake Forest Medical Center


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George Vatakencherry

Chief of Vascular and Interventional Specialists KP Los Angeles
Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center

I went to the University of Miami for both college and medical school. I did an internship in internal medicine at University of Chicago. I went on to complete a residency in Radiology at University of Chicago. I performed a fellowship in cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology at UCLA . I joined Kaiser Permanente Southern California and currently act as the chief of the interventional section which has 7 peripheral interventionalists and 2 neurointerventionalists. I am also the program director of the radiology residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.


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Barry T. Katzen

Founder & Chief Medical Executive
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Barry T. Katzen is the founder and chief medical executive of the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, which has served as a national model of success in multidisciplinary cooperation. He is clinical professor of radiology and surgery, Associate Dean Clinical Affairs Baptist Health, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University; as well as at University of Miami, School of Medicine and University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine.

Dr. Katzen graduated from the University of Miami, School of Medicine in 1970, completed his internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital, residency at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, and a fellowship in cardiovascular radiology at St. Vincent’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Rome.

Dr. Katzen is one of the pioneers of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, peripheral thrombolysis for less invasive treatment of vascular disease and was part of the investigative team that lead to the approval of the first intravascular stent. He performed the first renal angioplasty in the United States and is considered one of the founders of interventional radiology as a specialty of medicine. He is credited with being the first to use “live patient demonstrations” in the USA, which became the benchmark for procedural education in endovascular.

Among his awards, Dr. Katzen received the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) Gold Medal; the Annual Gold Medal award from the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE); and the Career Achievement Award from Trans-Catheter Therapeutics (TCT).


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Paul J. Rochon

Associate Professor
University of Colorado
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Paul J. Rochon is a Vascular & Interventional Radiologist in Aurora, Colorado and is affiliated with University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital of Colorado. He is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he is also the Interventional Radiology Residency and Fellowship Program Director, Director of Noninvasive Imaging and Co-Director of the Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Center of Excellence. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, completed radiology residency at University Hospitals/Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH, and his Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship at the Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute. His expertise is in the minimally invasive treatment of vascular malformations, women’s health, peripheral arterial disease, aneurysms, venous insufficiency, dialysis access, hepatobiliary and oncologic disease. He has authored over 40 scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters and is involved in multiple clinical trials. He recently was awarded 2018 Full Time Physician of the Year at the University of Colorado Hospital.


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