Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe
CertificationEuropean Certification for Endovascular Specialists

European Certification for Endovascular Specialists

CIRSE is offering a specialist certification for EBIR holders who seek recognition of their expertise and experience in the field of endovascular therapy. This advanced qualification aims to further the acknowledgement of IRs as experts in minimally-invasive, image-guided endovascular treatment and provide a certification of documented experience to support IRs at a local level.

Scope of this certification

This evidence-based certification allows IRs to prove their expert knowledge which has been gained through the extensive performance of endovascular procedures. It is based on the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR and highlights the important role that endovascular therapy plays within IR practice. To effectively verify an applicant’s experience, the application process will feature a number of elements including the provision of specific documentation co-signed by an authorised representative and the completion of CIRSE Academy online learning courses.

Successful recipients of the European Certificate for Endovascular Specialists are entitled to use the post-nominal qualification EBIR-ES.

Eligibility requirements

To apply for the EBIR ES certification, please complete the application form and click on the “Apply now” button to begin your registration.

Candidates must be European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) holders and must have passed the EBIR at least two years prior to applying for this certification. During this time, the candidate must have been actively practicing interventional radiology and endovascular therapy.

The application form can be downloaded here.

The form will verify that the candidates meet the following criteria:

Clinical competency checklist

As part of the application form, the checklist details the candidates’ clinical competency and confirms that they have seen at least 200 patients in-clinic since successfully completing the EBIR examination.


Candidates must have attended a minimum of three CIRSE Live or Online Educational Events in the 5 years prior to application.

Furthermore, candidates are required to have successfully completed at least three of the below listed CIRSE Academy Courses*:

*Access to the CIRSE Academy courses is granted via the All-Access Pass (fee-based). Pass holders also profit from digital access to CIRSE congresses, all CIRSE webinars and strongly reduced onsite fees for all CIRSE congresses for the year of purchase.

Get your All Access Pass 2024 here!


Applicants must be CIRSE members in good standing.

Candidates are required to have completed at least 250 advanced IR procedures (in addition to the 150 vascular EBIR-required procedures, for a detailed list of the procedures please click here) as primary operator. These advanced procedures may be solely either venous or arterial, or a combination of both. This must be verified by the Authorised Representative as listed in the application form.

The required 250 procedures are to be completed since the candidate successfully passed the EBIR, and prior to application submission.

The application fee for the EBIR specialist certification is €250.

Application review times can vary, but most candidates will be confirmed within six weeks of their application being submitted. In case the application form is not complete, candidates can expect to be contacted to provide the required information.


Application process and review

EBIR Endovascular specialists

The following physicians have been certified as EBIR Endovascular specialists.

Aeed AlAklabiSaudi Arabia
Aman Kumar India
Andreas H. Mahnken
Arash NajafiSwitzerland
Arturo Alvarez LuqueSpain
Aws Sarmed AlfahadUnited Arab Emirates
Badar Bin Bilal Shafi
United Kingdom
Can HazarUnited Kingdom
Carsten MeyerGermany
Christian Scheurig-Münkler
Christiaan van der LeijNetherlands
Christian WissgottGermany
Christof-Matthias SommerGermany
Christoph BinkertSwitzerland
Clemens BaumannGermany
Elias KehagiasGreece
Erik StahlbergGermany
Filipe Veloso GomesPortugal
Florian Wolf
Gerard Goh
Gerardo Andrés Tovar FeliceSpain
Grigorios TsoukalosGreece
Hanno Hoppe
Hassan AbdullahKuwait
Hong Kuan KokAustralia
Igor LitvinSlovakia
Jakob SwanbergSweden
Jan HinrichsGermany
Jan Peter GoltzGermany
Jan Borggrefe
Jaume Sampere MoraguesSpain
Jens SchneiderGermany
Jernej LučevSlovenia
Jozef SivákSlovakia
Jules HarveyAustralia
Konstantinos PalialexisGreece
Lazaros ReppasGreece
Manuela Keller
Mateusz KrasunSweden
Michael Kostrzewa Switzerland
Michael LeeIreland
Michael PittonGermany
Michiel de Haan
Miltiadis KrokidisGreece
Mohamad HamadyUnited Kingdom
Nasreddin AbolmaaliGermany
Nasser AlgharemSaudi Arabia
Niklas NymanSweden
Omran Almokdad Qatar
Pankaj SharmaIndia
Panos Gkoutzios
United Kingdom
Patrick Haage
Peter MeidGermany
Ramanivas SundareyanUnited Kingdom
Robert A Morgan
United Kingdom
Rohit Philip Thomas
Rolf W. HügliSwitzerland
Roman Klöckner
Sanne de BoerNetherlands
Sebastian Kos
Sebastian SchottenGermany
Stavros SpiliopoulosGreece
Stefan Müller-HülsbeckGermany
Thomas JahnkeGermany
Thomas Rodt
Tiago BilhimPortugal
Tobias Trabold
Warren ClementsAustralia


If you have any questions regarding the EBIR specialist certification, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

CIRSE Certification and Accreditation Department
Neutorgasse 9/6
1010 Vienna
Tel: +43 1 904 2003
Fax: + 43 1 904 2003 30
E-mail: [email protected]