Honorary Lecture

As one of the highlights of ECIO 2018, CIRSE is extremely honored to welcome Doctor Matthew R. Callstrom to deliver the Honorary Lecture.


Matthew Callstrom is a Professor of Radiology and Vice Chair for the Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He serves as the Director of the Ultrasound Research Center. He has been on staff as a consultant at the Mayo Clinic for over 15 years. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology and was Chair of the Division of Ultrasound for five years. His clinical focus is in the use of image-guided intervention to treat cancer and he has led several clinical trials in this area.

He earned his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and, after, completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry under the guidance of Paul G. Gassman also at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Following this, he undertook his Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University under the guidance of George M. Whitesides. He then completed medical school, radiology residency training, and his fellowship in cross-sectional imaging at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Dr. Callstrom’s teaching and mentoring activities cover a wide range of topics and span a significant portion of his career. As a physician researcher, he has participated in ongoing career and leadership development training. He has also shared his expertise through many Visiting Professorship presentations. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. He serves as a reviewer for multiple journals, including Radiology, European Radiology and the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. In addition, he has held memberships with a variety of professional organisations. His most recent external affiliations include the American Medical Association, the Radiological Society of North America, World Congress of Interventional Oncology where he is past Program Chair, the Society of Interventional Radiology and the Society of Interventional Oncology.

Both as a scholar and practitioner, he has been the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including recognition as the Distinguished Mayo Clinician in 2014, receiving the Exemplary Mentor Certificate at Claremont Graduate University in 2011 and the Lodwick Award from Harvard University in the Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Division in 2008. He is actively engaged in educational activities related to interventional oncology through numerous invited national and international presentations.

Dr. Callstrom is accomplished in basic and translational research. His research efforts include the development of new image-guided methods for treatment of cancer, investigation of predictive models for treatment outcomes and developing and understanding the determinants of local recurrence and survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma undergoing thermal ablative therapies. His medical research focus areas include: ultrasound, fusion imaging, interventional spine research, tumour ablation and image-guided treatment of lung, liver, kidney, bone, and soft tissue neoplasms. He has been the recipient of industry, federal and foundation grants for trials on which he served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator. His work has resulted in over 150 publications and patents.


Honorary Lecture
Building the IO department for the future
Monday, April 23, 10:30-11:30