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EducationEBIRWhy take the EBIR?

Why take the EBIR?

Career development

Sitting the EBIR exam can have a hugely beneficial effect on career development, whether the examination is taken right at the beginning of a tenure or further down the road. Employers can expect not only firm knowledge of the contents of the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology, which serves as the comprehensive guideline for the exam, but also certain skill sets and additional valuable competencies confirmed by trainers or supervisors.

Sitting the EBIR examination motivated me to study the theoretical side of IR and gain a more complete knowledge of the procedures I perform. Obtaining the EBIR diploma has been an asset to my career development and has made me feel more confident in my abilities as an IR.

Recognised within the international medical community

The first EBIR examination was held in 2010. Since then, almost 1000 interventional radiologists from all over the world have obtained this reputable qualification and this number is steadily growing. In response to an ever-increasing number of applications, particularly from outside of Europe, the examination is now offered in a fully-digital, remote format.

Comprehensive endorsement

The EBIR is based on the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology, this document has received the endorsement of many national and regional societies including the ESR (European Society of Radiology). CIRSE is also proud to announce that the EBIR examination obtained UEMS-CESMA recognition in March 2017.

This exercise has been an illuminating and formative experience for the UEMS-CESMA appraisal officials, who have been most positively impressed by the thorough preparation and procedures of the EBIR Examination.

Multiple exam sittings

Remote online-proctored EBIR sittings are held twice per year, with one sitting taking place in spring and the other in autumn.

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Examinations held
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Questions answered
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EBIR certified IRs

Clinical involvement and patient safety

The EBIR is committed to ensuring high standards of care and patient safety. Therefore, the exam evaluates candidates based on their clinical skills as well as their technical ones. As stated in the Curriculum and Syllabus, it is crucial for IRs to be familiar with assessing and managing patients before, during and after the procedure, identifying and minimising complications and procedural risks as well as ensuring appropriate aftercare and follow-ups.

Successful Candidates 2021/2022

October | March

We would like to congratulate those successful candidates from the previous year.

October 21, 2021

NameCountry
Nasreddin AbolmaaliGermany
Shashidhar AcharIndia
Sven-Ole AdriaansensNetherlands
Awais AhmedPakistan
Faisal Abdulwahed Al BalushiOman
Mohammed AlaftanSaudi Arabia
Mohammed Ali Jaafar Noori AlalsaidiessaIraq
Conor Joseph Anthony AlemanUnited Kingdom
Tariq AliUnited Kingdom
Abdulrahman AlqahtaniKorea, Republic of
Ahmad Mohammad Al-ThuaimerSaudi Arabia
Hüseyin Tugsan BalliTurkey
Basavaraj BiradarIndia
Harald BrodoefelGermany
Felix BudnyGermany
Thomas James CavenaghUnited Kingdom
Lakshmi Kumar ChalamarlaIndia
Mike ChishaSouth Africa
Chua Ming Er JasmineSingapore
Naveen Kumar CondatiUnited Kingdom
Ignacio David Domínguez PaillachoSpain
Shelagh C. Dyer HartnettNetherlands
Mohammad ElhemeilyEgypt
Riccardo Alessandro FoàItaly
Ricardo Miguel Costa de FreitasBrazil
Björn FriebeSwitzerland
Eranga GanewatteSri Lanka
Christophe HälgSwitzerland
Gerard Michael HealyCanada
Nicholas Brendon HeptonstallUnited Kingdom
Johannes HeverhagenSwitzerland
Jakub HustyCzech Republic
Asama Abbas IjamJordan
Srikar InugantiIndia
Parthena IoannidiGreece
Javier IrurzunSpain
Balaji JeevanandhamIndia
Jonathan R. Joudanin SeijoSpain
Rajeev KambleIndia
Priyesh Ashok KariaUnited Kingdom
Mohamed Abdelhakim Osman KasemUnited Kingdom
Thorsten KlinkGermany
Khemendra KumarIndia
Alexander KupferthalerAustria
Daniel KüttingGermany
Leow Kheng SongSingapore
Raphael LevequeBelgium
Hin-Boon Matthew LewAustralia
Yan Lin LIHong Kong
Shueh Hao LimUnited Kingdom
David Yurui LimSingapore
Bhaskar M. VenkateshappaIndia
Carsten MeyerGermany
Heather Moriarty LeonardAustralia
Phani Chakravarty MutnuruIndia
Jakob NeubauerGermany
William E. L. OrmistonAustralia
Shady OsmanAustralia
Maarten J. OttenNetherlands
Tobias Michael PaulusGermany
Federico PedersoliGermany
Mathis PlanertGermany
Venkatesh PothulaIndia
Ralf PulsGermany
Ayyaz QuddusUnited Kingdom
Nirmalya RayIndia
John ReicherUnited Kingdom
Maniharan SathiyaseelanSri Lanka
Benedikt Michael Sebastian SchaarschmidtGermany
Sabarish SekarIndia
Akshay SethiIndia
Jozef SivákSlovakia
Nikolaj SkouDenmark
Julian Albert Bosco SoaresAustralia
Erik StahlbergGermany
Sammy TawkLebanon
Nikolaos TroumpoukisGreece
H. Saygin TunaGermany
Joana Valcarcel JoseSpain
Ritu VermaIndia
Hendryk ViewegGermany
Bart Anna Joseph Maria WagemansNetherlands
Wong Ho Yuen FrankHong Kong
Yi-Wei WuSingapore
Marios ZertalisUnited Kingdom

March 17, 2022

NameCountry
Adam Csernai
Sweden
Ahmad Ammar Afzal
Pakistan
Ahmet Bas
Turkey
Ajit Thapa
Nepal
Alfonso Illade Fornos
Spain
Aljaziri, Hassan Ali S
Saudi Arabia
Alok Kumar Udiya
India
Athukoralalage Dilsha Praneeth Athukorala
Sri Lanka
Benedict Thomson
United Kingdom
Benedikt Johannes Beilstein
Germany
Bharat Gupta
India
Carole Allimant
France
Colin O’Rourke
Ireland
Daniel Schneider
Germany
Enrique Alejandre Lafont
Switzerland
Eugen Muschler
Germany
Fabian Johannes, Jacob
Germany
Friedrich LomoschitzAustria
Gurucharan.S.ShettyIndia
J.G.K. Peper
Netherlands
James VassalloUnited Kingdom
Jan Robert Kröger
Germany
Jasper SchuppGermany
José Adolfo Flores Méndez
Spain
Laurynas Kazlas
Denmark
Manek Ravi SureshIndia
Manoher Singh RathoreIndia
Mark Oliver Wielpütz
Germany
Martin C. FreundAustria
Matthew William LukiesAustralia
Mazin AbdelazizUnited Kingdom
Michael HaimerlGermany
Mohammed Hussain Al MetlagSaudi Arabia
Mohammad Taher Hasan AburummanUnited Arab Emirates
Mohnish PalaniswamyIndia
Moukhtar Einar Louis Gudmundsson
Switzerland
Nando Mertineit
Switzerland
Neville Winston Nicholas
United Kingdom
Nischal Gopal Kundaragi
India
Oliver Charles Ayres
Australia
Oliver Dudeck
Switzerland
Patrick Arthur Kupczyk
Germany
Pawan Kumar Garg
India
Pushpinder Singh Khera
India
Rached Silini
Germany
Rajeh, Ali Sabri H
Saudi Arabia
Ralph Gnannt
Switzerland
Ravi GadahadhUnited Arab Emirates
Roshan Valentine
India
Sebastian Ebel
Germany
Sofia Hasan
United Kingdom
Soumil Singhal
India
Stefania Maria Laura Giuffrida
Italy
Steven Dolan
Ireland
Sunil Kalmath
India
Syed Umair Mahmood
United Kingdom
Tan Sheng Ming Alexander
Singapore
Tixon Thomas
United Kingdom
Tomás Alejandro Reyes Del Castillo
Switzerland
Udit Chauhan
India
Uli Fehrenbach
Germany
Usman Hanif Shaikh
United Kingdom
Vibhor Wadhwa
United States of America
Vinay Kumar Doddaballapur Prasanna Kumar
United Kingdom
Vinayagamani S
India
Wasey Mahmud Jilani
Pakistan
Wing-Kee Andrew Wong
Netherlands