VIVA Physician Honored by Professional Society

In 2015, Newsletter, Volume 7 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

John D. Statler, MD, a board-certified, fellowship-trained interventional radiologist with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA), is one of only 23 physicians nationwide selected this year as new Fellows in the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).

The honor goes to SIR members who have demonstrated excellence in research and published works or teaching and leadership within the field of interventional radiology, the society announced at its recent convention in Atlanta.

“Fewer than 10% of the society’s members are selected to receive this honor,” noted R. Donald Doherty, Jr., MD, medical director of VIVA. “John is truly deserving of this recognition. He was selected based on his dedication to the education of medical residents as an associate professor of radiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., and also because of his many publications and his consistent leadership on SIR committees.”

Interventional radiologists provide minimally invasive, targeted treatments using medical imaging for guidance. As an interventional radiologist at VIVA, Dr. Statler primarily focuses on treatments that help patients who have cancer, vascular malformations, or biliary conditions, or who require limb-saving therapies such as angioplasty, intravascular stenting, or atherectomy.

Dr. Statler has lectured at several international medical conferences and has written over 20 articles for peer-reviewed medical publications.

He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa., completed his radiology residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and completed his vascular and interventional radiology fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Before joining VIVA in 2007, Dr. Statler was the chief of both diagnostic and interventional radiology at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. He completed a combat tour in Afghanistan in 2002-2003. He is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology and earned the Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Vascular and Interventional Radiology.