Keynote Speakers

Professor Suresh Mukherji

M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.R.



Professor & Chairman
Walter F. Patenge Endowed Chair
Department of Radiology
Chief Medical Officer & Director of Health Care Delivery
Michigan State University Health Team
Michigan, USA

Suresh K. Mukherji, M.D., M.B.A., FACR received his M. D. degree from Georgetown
University (1987) and M.B.A. from the University of Michigan (2013). He completed his
Radiology residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in
1992. He was a Neuroradiology Fellow, with emphasis on head and neck imaging, at the
University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida from 1992-1994. His first faculty position was
at the University of North Carolina from 1994-2001. He was then recruited as the Division
Director of Neuroradiology at the University of Michigan in 2001 where he became tenured
Professor of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery. In 2013,
he became Chair of the Department of Radiology at Michigan State University where he holds the Walter F. Patenge Endowed Chair.

Dr. Mukherji is a recognized authority in Head & Neck and Neuroradiology and has been an
active contributor to the neuroradiology literature by authoring over 400 scientific
manuscripts and book chapters and has written or edited 13 textbooks. He has been an invited speaker on nearly 400 occasions. His primary interests have been focused on investigating emerging metabolic and physiologic imaging techniques to evaluate head and neck cancer and to differentiate recurrent tumors from post-therapeutic changes in previously treated patients. These technologies include imaging with fluorodeoxyglucose analogues imaged with prototype Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography, Gamma Cameras, standard PET, and CT-PET. Other metabolic and physiologic imaging techniques he has investigated include Thallium-201, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, CT perfusion and CT spectral imaging.


Dr Derek Roebuck


Derek Roebuck was educated in Tasmania and trained in radiology at the Royal Hobart Hospital and the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney, and later in England and the United States.  He subsequently worked as a radiologist in Sydney and Hong Kong.  His current position is consultant paediatric interventional radiologist (and head of clinical service for radiology) at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.  He has special interests in airway intervention, oncology and arterial disease in childhood.


Dr Marc Keller

Dr. Keller has been a dedicated pediatric imager for 37 years. He has practiced and made contributions in both diagnostic and interventional children’s imaging and notes  that he was performing some procedures in children before the term “interventional radiology” was coined. Dr. Keller has led departments of pediatric imaging at the Children’s Hospital at Yale-New Haven and at the A.I DuPont Hospital for Children. During the past decade, he has focused on pediatric IR and pediatric cardiac MRI at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he has been privileged to be part of the initial Lymphatic Imaging and Intervention Team leading the way in the care of lymphatic flow disorders in children.


Dr Clare McLaren

Dr McLaren is a consultant radiographer working in the paediatric interventional radiology team at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Dr McLaren’s introduction to interventional radiology (IR) was gained as a junior radiographer, working in the busy IR department at the Royal Free Hospital in London.  Since then she has continued to work in this field, and has gained more than 20 years of IR experience.  Dr McLaren became a consultant radiographer in June 2015 after working for many years as a clinical specialist radiographer and now works alongside her interventional radiology colleagues performing a range of interventional radiology procedures, specialising in airway and oesophageal intervention. My consultant radiographer role has allowed me to maintain a clinical career pathway.