Mauro Receives Society of Interventional Radiology Gold Medal

UNC Department of Radiology Chair Matthew A. Mauro, MD, FSIR, received the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Gold Medal at SIR's 39th Annual Scientific Meeting on March 25, 2014. The SIR Gold Medal, the Society's highest career honor, is bestowed for distinguished and extraordinary service to SIR or to the discipline of interventional radiology.

Mauro Receives Society of Interventional Radiology Gold Medal click to enlarge Dr. Matthew A. Mauro (left) receives the 2014 SIR Gold Medal from SIR President, Dr. Scott Goodwin
Dr. Mauro is UNC's Ernest H. Wood Distinguished Professor of Radiology, Surgery and Biomedical Engineering.  He maintains an active clinical practice for vascular interventional radiology patients within the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care.  He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, Ithaca, N.Y. After completing fellowships in diagnostic and vascular radiology at UNC Chapel Hill and abdominal imaging and vascular interventional radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis, MO, Mauro returned to UNC. He began his career in the Department of Radiology as the chief of the body CT division and the chief of the interventional radiology division. Dr. Mauro was one of two interventional radiologists at UNC, building the division from the ground up.
 
Mauro's special 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.  An early proponent of an expanded role for interventional radiology in venous access, endovascular therapy of aortic aneurysms and oncologic interventions, Dr. Mauro's textbook, Image-Guided Interventions, is in its 2nd edition and is a standard reference in the field.  Mauro was also the first vascular and interventional radiology section editor for the American Journal of Roentgenology.
 
Dr. Mauro has served as president of the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (currently SIR) and chair of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Research and Education Foundation (now the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation). A trustee of the American Board of Radiology (ABR), he received the ABR Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. Dr. Mauro is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR), serving on the ACR Board of Chancellors.