Scott O. Trerotola, MD, FSIR, the Stanley Baum Professor of Radiology and professor of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, will deliver this year’s Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecture during Tuesday’s plenary session, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Ballroom AB.
The 2011 recipient of the SIR Foundation’s Leaders in Innovation award, Dr. Trerotola is also Penn Radiology’s associate chair and chief of interventional radiology as well as vice chair for quality and safety. He pursues research in hemodialysis and venous access, inferior vena cava (IVC) filters and pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM) embolotherapy, among other topics. He holds eight patents on devices for interventional procedures.
Dr. Trerotola is an original member of the National Kidney Foundation’s 1997 Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative Clinical Practice Guidelines Vascular Access Workgroup — a document that has shaped hemodialysis access care for a generation. He has also developed multiple techniques in widespread use in the specialty, including balloon-assisted placement of large bore gastrostomy, ultra-high pressure angioplasty, forceps removal of IVC filters and back bleeding treatment for arterial emboli during dialysis declotting, among others.
A strong advocate of research in interventional radiology and evidence-based practice, Dr. Trerotola’s more than 250 research and educational publications include multiple prospective randomized trials. He has mentored over 40 medical students and 25 residents in research publications.
He has served on many SIR committees and was a member of the SIR Executive Council from 1998-2004 and served as Chair of the 2001 SIR Annual Scientific Meeting. He also chaired the SIR Educational Materials Committee, editing three SIR syllabi during that tenure. He has served as interventional radiology Scientific Program Chair for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting and has chaired the American College of Radiology (ACR) Economics Committee on Interventional and Cardiovascular Radiology.
Dr. Trerotola has received awards for teaching, distinction in reviewing and for patient advocacy and, in 2010 received the Louis Duhring Outstanding Clinical Specialist Award from his institution, reflecting peer recognition of interventional radiology’s strong clinical thrust.