Anna-Maria Belli

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Alma materMiddlesex Hospital Medical School
OccupationInterventional radiologist

Anna-Maria Belli, MD, FCIRSE is a British interventional radiologist. Belli was the first female president of the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) from 2001-2003[1] and later the first female president of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE) from 2014-2015 [2]. Belli has been a strong advocate for women in interventional radiology[3] and a proponent of the role of an interventional radiologist as a clinician.[4]

Training and Career

Belli received her medical degree from the Middlesex Hospital Medical School (London, England) in 1980. She then completed her diagnostic radiology residency and interventional radiology fellowship at St. George’s Hospital (London, England). After completing her fellowship, Belli worked as an honorary consultant radiologist at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital (Sheffield, England), followed by the Hammersmith Hospital (London, England), before returning to St. George’s Hospital where she continued to work until her retirement. She served as a Professor of Interventional Radiology at St. George’s Hospital starting in 2008.[5]

During her career, Belli was a member of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines Development Group for heavy menstrual bleeding and served on the committee of safety for devices for Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency from 2000-2009.[6]

Research and Editorial Experience

Belli has been involved in research looking at the efficacy of drug eluting balloons for peripheral arterial disease. She was also a co-applicant for FEMME, a multicenter randomized control trial looking at myomectomy and uterine artery embolization. Belli was an associate editor for Radiology Now, European Radiology, and The British Journal of Radiology. She additionally was an editor for 2 books.


Belli has been recognized by national and international societies for clinical excellence. Some of her notable awards include the Gold Medal of the BSIR in 201, the Gold Medal of the CIRSE in 2018[7], and the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology in 2019[8]. She has additionally received honorary fellowships to the German Society of Interventional Radiology and Minimally Invasive Therapy and the Seldinger Society of Interventional Radiology of Sweden.


  1. "Anna Maria Belli". Interventional News. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  2. "30 years of CIRSE". Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe. CIRSE. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  3. Englander, Meridith; Belli, Anna-Maria. "Women Can Lead the Way for the Future of Interventional Radiology". Endovascular Today. Endovascular Today. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  4. "An Interview with Prof. Anna-Maria Belli, MBBS, FRCR, EBIR". Endovascular Today. Endovascular Today. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  5. "Professor Anna-Maria Belli". NHS Choices. NHS. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  6. "Anna Maria Belli". Interventional News. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  7. "Awards and Honors". Society Awards and Honors. CIRSE. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  8. "Category: Gold Medallists". myESR. European Society of Radiology. Retrieved 28 September 2020.

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