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BSIR Council and Officers

The BSIR Council is the executive committee of the society responsible for developing the strategic direction for the society, ensuring financial viability, liaising with external societies and bodies e.g. NICE, and oversight of the work of each of the committees which undertake the core functions of the Society.

The day-to-day administration of the Society is provided by the BSIR Council Officers; the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer with the assistance of the BSIR administrators.


BSIR Council Officers 2022 - 2023


President: Dr Phil Haslam

Dr Phil Haslam trained in Newcastle qualifying in 1989, He then worked in Newcastle and Nottingham before returning to Newcastle to train in Radiology. He was Lecturer in Interventional Radiology at the College of Surgeons in Dublin then was appointed as a consultant interventional and uroradiologist in Newcastle in 1999.

He has a keen interest in uroradiology and interventional radiology with a wide experience of interventional and imaging techniques. He is the past chairman of the British Society of Urogenital Radiology, secretary of the British Society of Interventional Radiology, past secretary of Interventional Oncology UK and also runs an online independent review website for medical devices ‘Which Medical Device’. His current areas of interest are prostatic artery embolisation, prostate MRI and tumour ablation techniques.


Vice-President: Professor Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan is Professor of Interventional Radiology at St George’s University of London and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  

Robert Morgan’s research and clinical interests are the imaging and the endovascular treatment of aortic and peripheral vascular disease; embolization of haemorrhage, visceral artery aneurysms and endoleaks.

Robert Morgan was instrumental in the creation of the European Board of Interventional Radiology examination (EBIR), which is taken by interventional radiologists worldwide.

Robert Morgan has written over 175 peer-reviewed articles, edited 4 books, written 46 book chapters, and has delivered over 300 invited lectures.

Robert Morgan is the current Past President of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe CIRSE and is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the scientific journal “CVIR Endovascular”

Robert Morgan was awarded the Gold Medal of the British Society of Interventional Radiology in 2020.


Secretary: Dr Raghuram Lakshminarayan

Raghu Lakshminarayan has been a Consultant Vascular Radiologist at the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust since 2007 & a Senior Lecturer at Hull York Medical School, having moved to this post from a consultant position at the Royal Brisbane Hospital & Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland, Australia.

He has served as Head of Training for the East Yorkshire Training Scheme, deputy Training Programme Director for IR in Yorkshire and as an expert adviser to NICE and the British Standards Institute. He has a strong commitment to education and training and is currently a member of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology of Europe (CIRSE) education committee. He is also a member of the Royal College of Radiologists INR credential board and the GMC credentials Task and Finish group.

His research interests include aortic, peripheral vascular, stroke and embolization techniques. He has published extensively and has been an invited speaker at national and international congresses. He has served the BSIR in many roles including being a member of the Scientific Programme Committee for 5 years and organising and delivering the annual scientific conference as committee chair in 2018.


Dr Ram Kasthuri

Treasurer: Dr Ram Kasthuri

Ram Kasthuri trained in Manchester and was appointed consultant Interventional Radiologist in Glasgow in 2007.  He is a general interventional radiologist but has a particular interest in renal / vascular access and embolotherapy.

As a consultant, he has been active in research and contributed to numerous trials and studies around his areas of interest. This has resulted in a number of presentations and publications. He has also organised local and national courses in interventional radiology for radiology trainees (including the first BSIR advanced practice course in 2011 in Glasgow) as well as nurses and radiographers.  He has served as the educational supervisor for IR in the west of Scotland for a number of years. He is also the current Clinical Lead for interventional radiology for Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS.

He has been associated with the BSIR over many years, both as a junior member and since consultant appointment as a full member. In the past, he has served in the membership and rules sub committee of the BSIR (serving as chair in 2014) and has been the editor of the BSIR newsletter for 4 years until summer 2017. 


Past President (2019 - 2021):  Dr Ian McCafferty

Dr Ian McCafferty works in Birmingham at one of the largest institutions in the UK, known as the University Hospital Birmingham. Additionally, he works at the Birmingham Women's & Children's Hospital, which is a stand-alone hospital dedicated to the care of Women & Children.

Dr Ian McCafferty has been involved with the BSIR in some capacity for many years and is passionate about teaching, education and the status of Interventional radiologists as clinicians with their own clinical team, including junior staff, nurses, radiographers and Clinic Nurse specialists.


Dr Mo Hamady

Professor Mo Hamady

Professor Hamady joined Imperial College London in 2003 as Consultant and Senior Lecturer in clinical and interventional radiology. He was recently promoted to Professor of practice in Interventional Radiology and Image Guided Surgery at Imperial College-London.

His research interests include; aortic stent grafting and advanced embolisation techniques, robotic endovascular intervention and navigation, and virtual reality simulation training of endovascular skills.

He is currently working in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team on stroke prevention during Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR).

He has over 160 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 12 book chapters. He has given over 65 talks and keynote lectures in national and international scientific meetings in the last 5 years.

Professor Hamady has done the world-first robotic endovascular aortic intervention in 2008 and the world-first robotic fibroid embolisation in 2012 and UK first robotic prostate artery embolisation in 2017.

He served several prominent roles in scientific and education committees of national and international learned societies, including BSIR, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe and Pan Arab Interventional Radiological Society.


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