The BSIR Council is responsible for developing the strategic direction for the society, ensuring financial viability, liaising with external societies and bodies e.g. NICE, and overseeing 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 Executive Officers; the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, with the assistance of the BSIR staff team.


BSIR Executive Officers 2023 - 2024

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.


Vice-President: 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.


Secretary: Professor Tze Min Wah PhD, FRCR, EBIR

Professor Wah has been appointed at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) as Consultant in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology since 2003 with sub-speciality interest in Interventional Oncology. She is passionate about practising evidence-based medicine and committed to the highest standards of research methodology. Since 2004, she has established, developed and leads an internationally recognised, clinical and research programme in Interventional Oncology (IO).

IO is an underrepresented clinical discipline and Professor Wah was inspired by the stories of patients that she had treated, in 2015, she led the formation of Interventional Oncology United Kingdom (IOUK) within British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) to address this gap and was the founding chair for IOUK(BSIR) from 2015-2018. Subsequently, she led a cross-sectional study highlighting the lack of equity for patients to access IO services in the UK (BMJ open,2017-doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016631).

Her research IO career highlights to date are-  Chief Investigator to translate image-guided histotripsy in liver cancer for #Hope4Liver-trial (2021-2023) and featured in NHS-Executive, Daily Mail, and BBC-Click. This innovative cancer treatment is using focused ultrasound technology and the procedure is ‘scalpel-less’, without radiation and offers faster convalescence time for patients. In March 2023, she was appointed CI for the image-guided histotripsy in renal cancer-CAIN trial and performed the ‘Global-First’ case, which featured on ITV News.

She is a passionate champion for female leadership and strong advocate for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). She co-authored a pivotal publication with Prof Annamaria Belli on the IR gender gap survey at Cardiovascular and interventional Radiological Society of Europe(CIRSE), published in 2017(CVIR- doi:10.1007/s00270-018-1967-3), and this has provided the crucial evidence for the need to change the IR culture globally. In 2019, she  became the co-founding Chair for EDI committee within British Society of Interventional Radiology and launched the Professor Annamaria Belli Travelling Grant to promote greater EDI within IR community. From 2019-2022, she was the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)/BSIR Graham Plant Travelling Professor to provide teaching and education on Interventional Oncology in UK. Currently, she also serves as chair for the RCR-Faculty Board(2023-25), BSIR Secretary(2023-25), and member of NIHR-committee for Imaging Workforce(2023-25) to actively contribute to shaping policies and initiatives promoting EDI within the broader medical community.

In addition, she is an empowering mentor and understand the need to have sustainable pipeline of IR for clinical and research delivery. In 2023, Professor Wah led an important publication (Clinical Radiology-doi:10.1016/j.crad.2023.07.001) with a team of aspiring medical students from UK, which highlighted that IR is under-represented as a career option in the UK medical schools. This has provided the evidence regarding the need for better engagement with the UK medical schools in order to ensure IR is featured in the curriculum and highlighted as a career option for the next generation of doctors.

In Aug 2022, University of Leeds recognised her steadfast commitment in IO clinical academia and she was appointed the first Professor of Interventional Radiology at University of Leeds, a historic achievement as the 'UK-First' female Professor of IO.


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. 


BSIR Past President (2021 - 2023): 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.


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.


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.


Professor Malcolm Johnston

Malcolm is professor of radiology and medical education at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) leading all aspects of radiology and imaging anatomy education in the undergraduate course. He is the academic lead for medical school admission and the deputy Phase 3 lead.

He trained at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine and at University College London. During higher training he undertook a fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Malcolm is a consultant interventional radiologist at University Hospitals Sussex, where he has worked at both Brighton and Worthing hospitals since 2005. He specialises in vascular, hepatobiliary and uro-gynae procedures and leads the interventional radiology service at Worthing and Chichester hospitals. He sits on the council of the British Society of Interventional Radiology.

Malcolm is chair of both the Interventional Radiology and Undergraduate Radiology committees at the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and also sits on the Specialty Training Board.

Outside medicine, Malcolm is a keen musician, playing the violin and piano, and until recently was the conductor of the Hampstead Symphonia and Chorus. He is a keen (amateur!) classical composer, and has had a number of orchestral and choral compositions performed. Malcolm is a keen advocate of the public understanding of science and music, and lectures at many festivals. He is a keen mountain biker and cricketer, and is a qualified skiing instructor.


Dr Alex Barnacle

Alex Barnacle is a paediatric interventional radiologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, the largest paediatric IR (PIR) unit in Europe.  Originally from Zimbabwe, she trained in the UK and Australia and has been at Great Ormond Street Hospital since 2003. Her main clinical interests are vascular anomalies, renal stone disease and interventional oncology. She sits on the Executive Committee of CIRSE as the Chair of the Standards of Practice Committee and is the Past President of the Society for Pediatric Interventional Radiology (SPIR). She is a member of the IR Committee within The Royal College of Radiologists and authored the recent Royal College of Radiologists’ document ‘Improving Paediatric Interventional Radiology Services in the UK’, 2022, Improving PIR.

Alex is a past chair of the BSIR’s Communication Committee and founded Paediatric IR UK, an annual multidisciplinary meeting for the sharing of paediatric IR knowledge and skills. Paediatric IR UK is now part of the BSIR. Alex is also part of the BSIR’s PIR special interest group and the Equality and diversity Committee. She was the RCR-BSIR Travelling Professor for IR in 2017-18.

She has worked alongside a team in Sri Lanka over several years to develop a national paediatric IR service there and is passionate about the promotion and development of IR for children in all parts of the world. Outside of work, she is obsessive about art, books and Japanese puzzles.


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