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Constantino S. Peña

Medical Director of Vascular Imaging
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Constantino S. Peña, MD is an interventional radiologist at the Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute at Baptist Hospital in Miami Florida where he also serves as the Medical Director of Vascular Imaging. Dr. Peña earned his B.S. and M.S. from the Stanford University Department of Biology in Palo Alto, Calif., prior to earning his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. He completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology in 1999 as well as a Vascular and Interventional fellowship in 2000 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. An educator, Dr. Peña is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Florida International University College of Medicine in Miami as well as an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He has served on several committees for many professional organizations, presently serving on the RADInfo Committee of the ACR and RSNA, the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), the Chair of the Cardiovascular Radiology & Intervention Council of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Vascular and Interventional Subcommittee Scientific Program Committee (SPC) for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Dr. Peña is also a member of several other professional organizations including the SIR, RSNA, ACR, SCCT, SIDI and NASCI.


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William A. Gray

System Chief of Cardiovascular Services
Main Line Health


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E. Brooke Spencer

Medical Director and CEO
Minimally Invasive Procedure Specialists
Littleton Adventist Hospital

Dr Elizabeth “Brooke” Spencer is an interventional radiologist, and serves as the Medical Director and CEO of Minimally Invasive Procedure Specialists in South Denver, Colorado. Dr Spencer is Chairman of Interventional Radiology at Littleton Adventist Hospital. She has recently founded Minimally Invasive Procedure Specialists, an independent Interventional Radiology practice.

Dr Spencer completed her medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, then went on to do a general surgery internship at the University of North Carolina Hospital, and residency in diagnostic radiology at the Duke University Medical Center. She completed her fellowship in interventional radiology at Barnes Jewish Medical Center, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St Louis.

Dr Spencer treats a large number of patients with chronic DVT and PTS and performs all IR procedures. Her other main focuses outside of thromboembolic treatments include, pelvic venous congestion and uterine fibroids and she has a fairly large renal cryoablation and Y90 practice as well. Dr Spencer has been involved in several research programs over the years, has multiple publications and is a dedicated educator, speaking at society meetings across the country.


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Karl A. Illig

Professor of Surgery
USF Morsani College of Medicine
University of South Florida

Dr. Illig attended Harvard College, where he was a Division I All-Ivy springboard diver, and Cornell Medical College in New York, graduating AOA in 1984. He completed his general surgical residency, research fellowship, and vascular surgical fellowship at the University of Rochester, joining the faculty there in 1997. After serving as program director and division chief, he relocated to the University of South Florida in 2011, where he served as director of the division of vascular surgery and associate chair for faculty development and mentoring until a few months ago.
Dr. Illig’s major clinical and academic areas of interest are thoracic outlet syndrome and AV access, including treatment of advanced problems. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 40 chapters, multiple invited reviews and commentaries, and two books, including the definitive multi-author textbook on thoracic outlet syndrome. He’s one of the developers of the concept that the venous thoracic outlet plays a role in many patients with AV access dysfunction, and has surgically treated over 90 people with this condition, a procedure that is increasingly being performed elsewhere in the world. He’s an Academic Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery, a member of the American Surgical Association, and served on the Vascular Surgery Board of the ABS, where he has been a senior board examiner for the past 9 years.


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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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Lindsay Machan

Interventional Radiologist
Vancouver Hospital
University of British Columbia

Lindsay Machan, MD FSIR is an interventional radiologist at the Vancouver Hospital and an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of British Columbia. He is a founding member of the Canadian Interventional Radiology Association and a past president of the Western Angiographic and Interventional Society. Current areas of active research in basic science include non-straightening angioplasty balloon, radiation reduction by dynamic coning and automated tracking, novel excipients for local delivery of insoluble drugs, and ballistic embolic particles. Most of Dr. Machan’s innovations are not used by anyone else. He has issued or in process approximately 140 patents. In 2006 he shared the Manning Innovation Principle Award for the paclitaxel eluting stent.


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Maureen Kohi

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, San Francisco

Maureen P. Kohi, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Vascular and Interventional Radiology division of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Kohi received her medical degree from New York Medical College with honors and completed her Diagnostic Radiology residency at UCSF. While a resident, Dr. Kohi completed a one-year research fellowship as the recipient of the NIH/NIBIB T32 Training Grant (2008-2009). Following her residency, Dr. Kohi completed a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at UCSF, followed by a second fellowship in Women's Imaging at UCSF. She then joined the faculty in the Vascular and Interventional Radiology division at UCSF.

Dr. Kohi's primary research interest is in the field of women's health and interventions. Her research focuses on evaluating different minimally invasive treatment options for symptomatic uterine fibroids, optimizing the management of patients presenting with invasive placenta, and evaluating gender differences in vascular and oncologic diseases. Her clinical research and interests also include interventional oncology, hepatobiliary disease interventions, and inferior vena cava filters.


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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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