Merit Medical’s renowned transradial intervention education program offers state-of-the-art simulation training, with taped or live cases and engaging didactic presentations presented by some of the most respected Interventional Radiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, and Interventional Neuroradiologists around the globe. Learn more about our upcoming and on-demand courses, as well as our Think Radial proctors below.


Saturday, October 30, 2021

7:30am – 3:45pm MT / 9:30am – 5:45pm ET

The Next Generation in Transradial Access– Interventional Cardiologists
– Interventional Neuroradiologists
– Interventional Radiologists
– Dr. Darren Klass
– Dr. Sandeep Nathan
– Dr. Ajit Puri
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Merit Medical offers physician education in many formats – virtual video conferences, in-person classes, on-demand webinars, as well as courses designed around continuing education credits. We’re putting your education into your hands and offering formats designed to meet you, wherever you are.

Physician Education - On-Demand and Live - Merit Medical

Discover Why Leading Physicians Use Distal Radial Access


Interventional Cardiologists

Dr Ferdinand Kiemeneij - Interventional Cardiologist, Think Radial ProctorFerdinand Kiemeneij, MD, PhD
Interventional Cardiologist

Internationally recognized as the “Father of Transradial Intervention”
US Guest of Honor and IC Advanced Course Co-Proctor
Tergooi, The Netherlands

Sandeep Nathan, MD, MSc
Interventional Cardiologist

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology
Co-Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL, USA

Interventional Radiologists & Neuroradiologists

Dr Darren Klass - Interventional Radiologist, Think Radial ProctorDarren Klass, MD, PhD, MRCS, FRCR, FRCPC
Interventional Radiologist

Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical Head of MRI
IR Head – Complex Thoracic Aortic Stent Graft Program
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ajit S. Puri, MD, DM, DMRE
Interventional Neuroradiologist

Associate Professor
Director, Integrated Cerebrovascular Program and Division of Neurointerventional Radiology/Surgery
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, MA, USA

Interventional Radiology

Dr. Yehia El Hgar

Yehia El Hgar, MBBS, FRANZCR, M Eng (Biomed)
Clinical Associate Lecturer
University of New South Wales Sydney
Interventional and Diagnostic Radiologist
Liverpool and St. George Hospitals
Sydney, Australia

Dr. El Hgar is an interventional radiologist in the South and Western Sydney Area Health Districts, with an affiliation to the University of NSW, Australia.

Interventional Radiology

Dr John Chung MD FRCPC

John Chung, MD, FRCPC
Interventional Radiologist
Vancouver General and the University of British Columbia (UBC) Hospitals
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Chung is a clinical instructor and the Interventional Radiology Fellowship program director at UBC. He obtained his medical degree and completed a radiology residency at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and a fellowship in interventional radiology at UBC.

Neurointerventional Radiology

Dr Tim Phillips - Think Radial

Consultant Interventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiologist
Neurological Intervention & Imaging Service of WA (NIISwa)
Western Australia

Dr. Phillips has worked as a consultant interventional neuroradiologist at NIISwa since 2013, performing over 1500 neurointerventional operations and 1200 cerebral angiograms in that time.

Interventional Cardiology

Enrique A. Flores, MD, FACC, RPVI
Interventional Cardiologist
Senior Partner, Georgia Heart Specialists, LLC
Covington, GA, USA
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA, USA

Dr. Flores is a staff physician at multiple hospitals, including Emory Hospital Midtown (Atlanta, GA), Rockdale Medical Center (Conyers, GA), Newton Medical Center (Covington, GA), Piedmont Hospital (Atlanta, GA), and Saint Joseph’s Hospital (Atlanta, GA).

Neurointerventional Radiology
Dr. Roger Barranco Pons, NIR

Roger Barranco Pons, MD, EBIR, EBNR
Interventional and Neurointerventional Radiologist
Bellvitge University Hospital
Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Barranco Pons is an interventional radiologist and interventional neuroradiologist at Bellvitge University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain. He first completed his general radiology training in 2008, then trained and worked as an interventional radiologist. In 2012, Dr. Barranco Pons trained and shifted to interventional neuroradiology at the same institution. Dr. Barranco Pons started using radial access in his practice in 2015 and has progressively gained experience in different types of interventional neuroradiology procedures.