Dr. John Kachura completed his diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Toronto in 1994 and fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at University Hospital and Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985.  He is a Professor in Medical Imaging at The University of Toronto and a Staff Radiologist in the Department of Medical Imaging at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging at UHN/Mt. Sinai in Toronto.

The VIR community recently lost one of its pioneers and mentors, Dr. Kenneth Sniderman, who passed away in April 2021 following a battle with cancer. Below are two statements from Dr. Simons, who worked alongside Dr. Sniderman and Dr. Bernstein, a VIR fellow that trained under Dr. Sinderman.  

It became clear early on in VIR fellowship that Dr. Sniderman had many passions in life. Two of these passions included teaching and patient care. He would literally sacrifice himself for both passions, whether it was during his Friday morning teaching rounds despite being in pain from a recent fractured hip or giving patients his personal mobile number and getting calls throughout the night regarding post-UFE pain management.

As part of the inter-professional health care team, the RN will practice according to the nursing practice expectations set by William Osler Health System, the regulatory practice standards of the College of Nurses and the legislative requirements set by the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA).

Our hospital, one of NYC's public hospitals and a level 1 trauma centre, was transformed. Normally empty stretchers lining the halls and back corridors of the ER soon overflowed with COVID-19 patients. The public health system quickly nearly tripled its existing ICU capacity.

This COVID pandemic has shown us how an organization can step up and give a remarkable display of innovation, collaboration, dedication, decision-making, service reconfiguration and workforce re-design.

The strength of CAIR is in our members, and it is through membership and engaged members that CAIR is able to advance our profession.