The CVIR Endovascular Reviewer Forum

by Prof. Jim Reekers, Editor-in-Chief


CVIR Endovascular introduced a new initiative to help young interventional radiologists advance their career by helping to increase their academic profile. Membership of an Editorial Board is important for any academic career; however only a few are asked to serve as Editorial Board Members. We want to offer young IRs the opportunity to take this step in becoming an Editorial Board Member.


Therefore, in 2019 we initiated the CVIR Endovascular Reviewer Forum as a new option for you to take your future into your own hands.


As a member of the CVIR Endovascular Reviewer Forum, you will need to review four papers in the first year as junior reviewer. In the second year, you will climb up to the position of senior reviewer, where you will have to review another five papers per year, over a two-year period. At the end of the second year as senior reviewer, you will be invited to join the editorial board of CVIR Endovascular.


To be eligible to join the reviewer forum, you have to be a member of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE).

 Additional requirements for joining the Reviewer Forum include:

  • Active practice in IR
  • EBIR holder
  • 5 peer reviewed papers published in IR
  • 2 lectures or posters at CIRSE's annual meeting
  • Active participation in one of the “How to review for CVIR Endovascular” workshops at the annual CIRSE meeting

To become a member of the CVIR Endovascular Reviewer Forum, please send us your CV at


Reviewer Forum members

Mohammed Abusedera, Dammam/SA

Ajay Alex, Trivandrum/IN

Jens Altenbernd, Witten/DE

Flavio Andresciani, Bari/IT

Kevin Anton, Philadelphia, PA/US

Zain Badar, Mississauga/CA

Farah Cadour, Trans-en-Provence/FR

Anurag Chahal, St. Louis, MO/US

Fabio Corvino, Naples/IT

Felice D'Antuono, Milan/IT

Sanne de Boer, Maastricht/NL

Andrea Discalzi, Turin/IT

Mario D'Oria, Trieste/IT

Sebastian Ebel, Leipzig/DE

Rym El-Khoury, San Francisco, CA/US

Mohamed Fouad, Frankfurt/DE

Kin Fen Kevin Fung, Hong Kong/HK

Kunal Gala, Mumbai/IN

Nikolaos Galanakis, Heraklion/GR

Tushar Garg, Baltimore, MD/US

Alessandro Gasparetto, Toronto/CA

Marcell Gyánó, Budapest/HU


Hossam Hassaan, Cairo/EG

Claire Kaufman, Salt Lake City, UT/US

Matthew Lukies, Singapore/SG

David McGreevy, Örebro/SE

Alexandre Ménard, Kingston/CA

Roberto Minici, Catanzaro, IT

Heather Moriarty, Melbourne/AU

Nguyễn Ngoc Cương, Hanoi/VN

Santosh Patil, Mumbai/IN

Federico Pedersoli, Bellinzona/CH

Dusan Petrovic, Belgrade/RS

Rengarajan Rajagopal, Jodhpur/IN

Muthusubramian Rajasekaran, Viluppuram/IN

Tomas Reyes del Castillo, Mexico City/MX

Raghav Seth, Delhi/IN

Mohammed Shamseldin, Erfurt/DE

Thomas Sullivan, Winston-Salem, NC/US

Jay Vasani, Jackson, MS/US

Mansi Verma, New Delhi/IN

Karsten Wolter, Brühl/DE

Mohamed Zaitoun, Zagazig/EG


Former Reviewer Forum members

The following reviewers were promoted and invited to become a member of the CVIR Endovascular Editorial Board after fulfilling their duties as senior reviewers. We extend our sincere thanks for their dedication and continuous support as reviewers!


The following doctors were promoted in 2021:

Osman Ahmed, Chicago, IL/US

Seyed Ameli-Renani, London/GB

Alessandro Cannavale, Rome/IT
Colin Cantwell, Dublin/IE
Raymond Chung, Singapore/SG
Warren Clements, Melbourne/AU
Francesco Giurazza, Naples/IT
Vincent Helyar, Hampshire/GB
Riccardo Inchingolo, Acquaviva delle Fonti BA/IT


The following doctors were promoted in 2022:

Ramin Pourghorban, Sydney/AU

Tauqir Rana, Riad/SA


The following doctor was promoted in 2023:

Nariman Nezami, Baltimore, MD/US


The following doctors were promoted in 2024:

Murat Dökdök, Gebze/TR

Yu-Dong Xiao, Changsha/CN