Mani Named Interventional Radiology Program Director

Naganathan B. Mani, MD, will serve as program director for the independent and integrated interventional radiology residencies, as Gretchen M. Foltz, MD, has accepted a role as an interventional radiologist in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Mani received his medical degree from Stanley Medical College in Madras, India. He completed a junior and senior residency from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India. Following his residency, for five years Mani served as a consultant staff radiologist at the Doctors Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas. In 2007, he was an interventional radiology fellow at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami in Florida. The following year, Mani joined MIR’s interventional radiology (IR) section as an instructor. He was promoted to assistant professor in 2010 and associate professor this past March.

Mani is often called upon by vascular access surgeons to facilitate their patients’ clinical care. He also supports the interventional oncology team by providing timely liver-directed therapies in the form of ablations, chemo and radioembolization. In addition, he runs a clinic for treating women’s health issues such as uterine fibroids, pelvic congestion syndrome and fallopian tube occlusion.

In addition to serving on the ACGME’s Clinical Competency Committee for the radiology residency program, Mani serves on the program evaluation committee for diagnostic radiology and IR residency programs. His education experience also includes serving on the interview committee that conducts interviews of medical students prior to their joining IR residency. 

Outside of the School of Medicine, Mani is actively involved in the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), American Roentgen Ray Society, Radiological Society of North America and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe. Notably he has served as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Needs/Assessment & Outcomes Measurement Committee for the SIR since 2017. He was named a fellow of SIR in March 2020.

Foltz joined the department in 2014 and was appointed as the program director for the IR fellowship two years later. In 2018, she was named the first program director for the independent interventional radiology residency. Developing MIR’s interventional radiology residency from the ground up, Foltz’s work included getting the program accredited in the first group of accredited programs in the United States.