The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) recognized Louis Martin, M.D., interventional radiologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Professor in the Division of Interventional Radiology and Image-Guided Medicine at Emory School of Medicine, with the SIR Gold Medal March 27, 2012 during the annual scientific meeting in San Francisco, CA. The Society bestows the Gold Medal to those members whose work advances the field of interventional radiology and enhances the quality of patient care.
An active member of SIR leadership, Dr. Martin has served on the FDA Device Forum since 1997 (serving as Chair, 2001-2005), the Standards of Practice Committee since 1995 and several other committees for SIR, the American College of Radiology, the American Board of Radiology, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
Throughout the years, Dr. Martin has built a nationally-recognized reputation as a clinician, researcher and educator in the Emory Department of Radiology. He helped develop the Interventional Radiology program and served as an inspiration to generations of aspiring radiologists trained through the program. Dr. Martin's research has focused on clinical efficacy, stenting techniques and technical advancements in renal angioplasty. In addition, he is involved in research on the treatment of hemodialysis graft dysfunction, portal hypertension, evaluating brachytherapy for the prevention of myointimal hyperplasia and aortic aneurysm and dissection. Dr. Martin is an expert in Pediatric Interventional Radiology and endovascular therapies for Arterio-Venous Malformations. Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston have benefitted tremendously from his dedication and expertise in caring for children.