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IR MOC Advisory Committee Welcomes First 12 Members

May 6, 2020
Contact: Rodney Campbell
(520) 790-2900


The ABR has named 12 members from across the country to its first MOC Advisory Committee for Interventional Radiology. Members were nominated by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), the American College of Radiology (ACR), and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).


The committee’s mission is to evaluate the ABR’s MOC program from a participant’s vantage point and offer suggestions for improvement and enhanced user experience while maintaining a program that is navigable and, ideally, integrated into daily workflow.


Members serve an initial three-year term with the option for a second three-year term. They will meet in person at SIR and RSNA annual meetings and take part in conference calls.


Members are:

  • Ezana Azene, MD, PhD, Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Juan C. Camacho, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Seetharam C. Chadalavada, MD, MS, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Kevin W. Dickey, MD, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Colleen Harker, MD, Summit Physician Specialists, Murray, Utah
  • Kelvin K. Hong, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore
  • Constantino Pena, MD, Miami Vascular Specialists
  • Paul J. Rochon, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora
  • Robert K. Ryu, MD, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles
  • Alda L. Tam, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
  • Venu Vadlamudi, MD, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Jeffrey Weinstein, MD, Beth Israel Lahey Health, Boston

ABR Board Member James Spies, MD, will serve as the committee chair.


Established in 1934, the ABR’s mission is to certify that our diplomates demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skill, and understanding of their disciplines to the benefit of patients. The ABR is one of 24 Member Boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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