Daily Bulletin 2015

Mauro Named to RSNA Board

Wednesday, Dec. 02, 2015

Matthew A. Mauro, M.D., an accomplished vascular interventional radiologist, is the newest member of the RSNA Board of Directors. Dr. Mauro will assume the position of Board Liaison for Information Technology and Annual Meeting as Vijay M. Rao, M.D., becomes chairman of the Board of Directors.

Matthew A. Mauro, M.D.

Matthew A. Mauro, M.D.

"The RSNA is the world's largest and most influential society that represents diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, radiation oncology and medical physics," Dr. Mauro said.  "Appointment to the RSNA's Board of Directors is a distinct honor, and I am privileged to have this opportunity to serve our specialty in this capacity."

Dr. Mauro is chairman of the Department of Radiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) School of Medicine, where he also holds the Ernest H. Wood Distinguished Professorship. In addition, he has assumed the role as the Chief Executive Office of the UNC Faculty Physicians where he is responsible for the professional clinical activities at the UNC Medical Center. He has been a faculty member at UNC since 1982.

A prolific researcher, his interests include interventional oncology, venous access, embolotherapy, the management of vascular malformations and stent grafts. He has contributed extensively to the scientific literature, in particular publishing research in dialysis access, venous intervention, stenting and the evolving field of interventional oncology.

Dr. Mauro has co-authored five books and written dozens of book chapters, as well as over 150 journal articles. He is a frequent invited lecturer, and his textbook Image-Guided Interventions serves as a standard reference in the field.

A dedicated RSNA volunteer, he served on the Scientific Program Committee since 2005, and as chair from 2009 to 2013. He served on the Public Information Advisors Network from 2002 to 2011. Dr. Mauro is a regular faculty member for annual meeting educational courses and was the Associate Editor of Radiology from 2002 to 2007. He has served as a Research & Education (R&E) Foundation grant reviewer since 1992. Other R&E volunteer activities include the Public Relations Committee and the Corporate Giving Subcommittee.

Dr. Mauro is a past president of the Society for Interventional Radiology (SIR), chairman of the SIR Foundation, and served on the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology. He is currently a member of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Board of Governors.

He was awarded the gold medal in 2014 by SIR. The ABR has presented Dr. Mauro with both the Distinguished Service Award and the Lifetime Service Award.

Dr. Mauro earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1973, and completed his medical degree at the Cornell University Medical College in 1977. After completing a residency at the UNC School of Medicine he completed fellowships in diagnostic and vascular radiology at UNC, and abdominal and interventional radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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