Vedantham Honored for Inventional Radiology Innovation

Headshot of Suresh Vedantham, MD.

Suresh Vedantham, MD, professor of radiology for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, received the Leader in Innovation Award from the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Foundation. The award acknowledges those who conceptualize and implement an idea that has advanced the practice of interventional radiology.

An interventional radiologist, Vedantham specializes in delivering and evaluating imaging-guided therapies for venous disease including venous blood clots. He serves as assistant dean for clinical research and directs the Trial-CARE Center which promotes clinical trial innovation and efficiency. He is also the national principal investigator of the landmark NIH-sponsored ATTRACT and C-TRACT clinical trials that define the optimal role of image-guided venous treatments.

“Dr. Vedantham has played a critical role in refining IR treatments for venous disease through his groundbreaking research, which has delivered us the robust evidence needed to guide high-quality venous care for patients worldwide,” said SIR Foundation Chair Maureen P. Kohi, MD, in a press release. “Dr. Vedantham continues to serve IR as a mentor, helping to develop the next generation of IR researchers and we thank him for his contributions to the field of IR.”

Vedantham, also a professor of surgery, received his award during SIR’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Salt Lake City.

Read more about the award and Vedantham’s thoughts on mentorship, forging new paths and avoiding disease-agnostic thinking in an interview with SIR Today.