Medical Advisory Board
James F. Benenati, M.D., FSIR
James F. Benenati, M.D., FSIR, is a practicing interventional radiologist, clinical researcher and medical director of the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute’s Peripheral Vascular Laboratory in Miami, Fla., since 1990. He is the Fellowship Program Director for the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program which is recognized internationally as an elite training program.
He is a Clinical Professor of Radiology at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa. He has served as President of the SIR (Society of Interventional Radiology) and served on the SIR Executive Committee for over a decade. He has served as the President of the Vascular Division for the Intersocietal Accreditation Committee (IAC) and served for over a decade on the board for the Vascular Division and on the board for the IAC. He served on the Annual Meeting Committee for the SIR and was the Annual Meeting Committee Chairman in 2005. He is currently active in a variety of SIR leadership roles n the areas of education, training and development. He is a co-founder and medical director of the BS/RVT program at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was the recipient of the SIR Charles T. Dotter Award in 2014.
He has participated in numerous clinical research projects and national trials. His research has focused on abdominal aortic aneurysm repair with endografts, stents in peripheral vascular disease, prevention of restenosis in the femoral and popliteal arteries, carotid stenting, non-invasive vascular testing and fibroid embolization. Dr. Benenati has been involved in organizing CME-related meetings and activities throughout the United States. He has been a Program Director of the ISET Meeting (International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy) for over 20years. He has served as a journal manuscript reviewer for multiple medical journals. In addition to lecturing internationally, he has authored and co-authored more than 100 scientific articles and abstracts that have been published in medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Radiology, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and Journal of Vascular Surgery. He has also edited medical textbooks and journals dealing with different aspects of interventional radiology.
He attended the University of Notre Dame as an undergraduate, received his medical degree from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, and a fellowship in Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
Jim Caridi, M.D., FSIR
Jim Caridi, M.D., FSIR, is Professor of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Tulane University Medical Center. In 2013, Dr. Caridi moved to Tulane University Medical Center as an attending in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Since that time, he has become Chairman of the Department of Radiology.
Dr. Caridi graduated from University of Florida School of Medicine and completed his Radiology residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. Dr. Caridi’s initial training began at Florida State University and University of Florida where he was Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology for 20 years. During this time, he also served as fellowship program director.
During his tenure along with Dr. Irvin Franklin “Dick” Hawkins, Jr. and staff, they published many peer reviewed articles as well as book chapters and posters. The educational materials focused on improving safety and techniques for vascular and interventional procedures as well as thought leadership on the use of carbon dioxide as an alternative contrast agent.
Matthew S. Johnson, M.D., FSIR
Matthew S. Johnson, M.D., FSIR, is the Director of Interventional Oncology at IU Health and Professor of Radiology and Surgery at IU School of Medicine. He also has appointments as Gary J. Becker Professor of Radiology Research, Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Radiology and Professor in the Department of Surgery at IU School of Medicine. His areas of interest include treatment of primary and secondary liver tumors; radioembolization and other locoregional therapies; treatment assessment and validation; imaging response (CT, MR, PET) versus survival benefit; histologic basis of treatment response; and therapeutic synergies.
Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, completed his Radiology Residency at Loyola University in Chicago and his Fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Johnson is on the Executive Council for the Society of Interventional Radiology and currently serves as Treasurer. He is co-primary investigator of the PRESERVE trial of IVC filters which has enrolled subjects in 47 active centers around the US.
Dr. Johnson is married to Cynthia and, together, they have four children, Christian, Andrew, Jessica and Thomas along with three family dogs.
John A. Kaufman, M.D., M.S.
John A. Kaufman, M.D., M.S. is the Director of the Dotter Interventional Institute and the Frederick S. Keller Professor of Interventional Radiology at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He also has appointments as Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Surgery and Medicine at OHSU. A native of Boston, Dr. Kaufman worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1991 until 2000, when he joined the Dotter Institute. His research focus has been on vena cava filters and aortic stentgrafts. Dr. Kaufman has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications including 5 textbooks. He is co-Editor of the quarterly review journal Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology (TVIR), and is the Section Editor for Vascular and Interventional Radiology for the American Journal of Radiology (AJR). He was honored as a Distinguished Fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe. He has served as Chair of the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, President of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), and Chair of the SIR Foundation. He currently serves as President of VIVA, and is a Trustee of the American Board of Radiology. Most important, he is married to Cathy Kaufman, and they have three children, four grandchildren, and three dogs.
John Moriarty, M.D., RPVI
John Moriarty, M.D., RPVI, is a specialist in vascular and interventional radiology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a member of both the departments of Radiology and of Medicine (cardiology) and is the Director of the IVC Filter Clinic, the UCLA PE Response Team (UPERT) and the program for Interventional Innovation and co-Director of Vascular Ultrasound Service.
His areas of clinical expertise and research interest focus on thoracic aortic disease, venous disease, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), IVC filters and arteriovenous venous malformations. His research interests are primarily clinical and he is the national principal investigator for the RAPID registry for treatment of clots and vegetations, an investigator on multiple trials for stents, IVC filters, treatment of acute and chronic DVTs and novel embolic materials. He has published numerous papers and book chapters and given many national and international invited lectures on these topics and is a reviewer for CHEST Journal, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR), Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) and American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR).
Dr. Moriarty obtained his medical degree from University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland, where he graduated with First Class Honours (Summa Cum Laude) in both Medicine and Surgery and received the Misericordiae Gold Medal for placing first in his graduating class. After completing his internship in both medicine and surgery, he began his internal medicine residency in the Mater University Hospital, Dublin, then completed his board certification in Internal Medicine (MRCPI) in 2005 and commenced his radiology residency the same year. He served as Chief Resident and also received the Radiologic Society of Ireland Gold Medal in 2007, prior to becoming a fellow of the Faculty of Radiologists in 2008. Dr. Moriarty moved to UCLA in 2009, where he finished fellowships in Interventional Radiology and Cardiovascular Imaging. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Moriarty accepted a faculty position at UCLA where he is now an Associate Professor of Radiology and also of Medicine (Cardiology).
He is married to the real boss, Molly, and has a rapidly growing family.
Robert Ryu, M.D., FSIR
Robert Ryu, M.D., FSIR, is Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at University of Colorado Health as well as a professor of Interventional Radiology. Dr. Ryu’s clinical interests include venous thromboembolic disease and interventional oncology, specifically liver-directed therapies for the treatment of hepatic malignancies.
Dr. Ryu graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency at the University of Southern California, followed by a Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He joined the faculty of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where was appointed as the Diagnostic Radiology residency program director.
Dr. Ryu is member of the American Medical Association, Association of University Radiologists, Radiological Society of North American and Society of Interventional Radiology.
David W. Trost, M.D.
David W. Trost, M.D., is Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and Director of Interventional Radiology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York. He also serves as Associate Attending Radiologist at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Trost received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. His postgraduate training included a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at St Vincent’s Hospital Medical Center in New York and a fellowship in Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Trost currently serves as reviewer for Radiology, Transplantation and the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. In addition he serves as examiner for the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. Trost is a member of several professional organizations, The Radiological Society of North America, the Society of Interventional Radiology, and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe.