Faculty

Wael E. A. Saad, FSIR, MBBCH

Wael E. A. Saad, FSIR, MBBCH

As of December 5th, Dr. Saad will be the Director of Interventional Radiology and Vice Chair of Image Guided Procedures at University of Utah. He will be leaving his position as Operations Head of Vascular & Interventional Radiology at the National Institute of Health (NIH) which he has held for 4 years. Dr. Saad Graduated from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt and after completion of his surgery internship and military service in Egypt, he joined Union Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins University Affiliated Surgery Internship in Baltimore, Maryland. He then did research with Interventional Radiology at Johns Hopkins followed by Radiology Residency at the University of Rochester in upstate New York. His IR Fellowship was at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. He then joined University of Rochester for 4 years being promoted from Assistant to Associated Professor. He then went on to University of Virginia for 5 years as their VIR-Fellowship Program Director and being promoted there from Associate to Full-Professor. After that he joined University of Michigan for under 6 years where he was VIR Director and Medical Director of the institution’s non-cardiac hybrid-labs. He is the former Chair of the Standards of Practice Committee of the Society of Interventional Radiology and is recognized nationally and internationally in the IR fields of Portal Hypertension, Liver Transplantation and Hepato-Biliary Diseases. He is nationally known for management of vascular disease: both arterial and venous. In the last 20 years Dr. Saad has been active in global outreach focused on the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. He is the cofounder of the Middle East Endovascular Therapy (MEET) Symposium and is the cofounder and Founding Executive of SAFIRE: Society of AFrican Interventional Radiology and Endovascular-therapy.