Congratulations to Dr Robert Morgan, Consultant Vascular and Interventional Radiologist at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who was recently appointed President of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe (CIRSE).

CIRSE is the largest interventional radiology society worldwide and has over 7,000 members. While the majority of CIRSE members work in Europe, many hail from as far afield as Japan, New Zealand, Argentina and Canada.

CIRSE is closely involved with the education and training of interventional radiologists, and Dr Morgan was fundamentally involved in the creation of the European Board of Interventional Radiology examination (EBIR).

Since its inception in 2010, the EBIR has become recognised as the premier examination for the completion of training in interventional radiology and is taken by candidates from all over the world.

Professor Andy Rhodes, Medical Director, said: “Congratulations to Dr Morgan on this very impressive achievement. This prestigious post will not only increase the academic profile of St George’s, but shine a light on the excellent work of the Trust on a national and international stage.”

Dr Morgan will be President of CIRSE for two years. During his Presidency, Dr Morgan will be responsible for formulating CIRSE policy for interventional radiologists worldwide. Among these duties will be policies to improve interventional radiology services in hospitals for the benefit of patient care and relationships with other radiological societies and clinical specialities.