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Dr. Laura Findeiss Appointed as Radiology Chair

Laura Findeiss, MD, FSIR, a radiologist with a diverse professional background that includes training in surgery at the UT Graduate School of Medicine as well as practicing emergency medicine in rural Tennessee, has been appointed Chair of Radiology for the UT Graduate School of Medicine as of August 1. Dr. Findeiss is a noted vascular and interventional radiologist, coming from the University of California Irvine Medical Center where she was Division Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and Co-Director of UC Irvine’s Ablative Oncology Center.

Prior to her position in California, Dr. Findeiss practiced in the Vascular Center of Excellence at Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia and then served as Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Findeiss received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1997 followed by two years of General Surgery Residency at the UT Graduate School of Medicine. She completed her Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, in 2004 followed by a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Washington Medical Center.

As chair, Dr. Findeiss said she plans to use her diverse medical experience to further integrate Radiology with multidisciplinary teams at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. She said, "My goal is to determine how we can best support the institution and the exciting work the clinics are doing here. Radiology is an important part of the healing component of our mission, and we work with a lot of referring physicians. I hope to use Radiology as a hub so that diverse medical professionals work together to support patient care."

Dr. Findeiss lectures nationally on a range of Vascular and Endovascular topics, image-guided treatment of vascular anomalies, and minimally invasive cancer interventions, including tumor ablation. Dr. Findeiss holds national leadership roles as a member of the Executive Council of the Society of Interventional Radiology, the SIR Foundation Board of Directors, and the Leadership Committee of the American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention Council.

Besides certifications in Diagnostic Radiology and Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Dr. Findeiss is certified by the American Board of Vascular Medicine in Endovascular Medicine and is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation. She has been honored as a Fellow in the Society of Interventional Radiology (FSIR), as well as obtaining Fellow status in the American Heart Association.

On behalf of the Graduate School of Medicine, James Neutens, PhD, Dean, welcomes Dr. Findeiss and thanks Kathleen Hudson, MD, Associate Professor and Residency Program Director, for her service as Interim-Chair.

September 10, 2013


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