Historic Past presidents

Hans-Ulrich Laasch,  Dr. med., MRCP, FRCR

After completing undergraduate training in Ulm, Germany in 1991, Hans-Ulrich trained as a physician until starting on the Manchester Radiology Training Scheme in 1995. He undertook a 4-year fellowship in GI intervention and interventional endoscopy in 2000 at South Manchester University Hospitals. During his fellowship Hans-Ulrich was SRT president from 2001 to 2003, taking the meeting from the Stratford Moat House to the Oxford Colleges. His main achievements in that period were establishing punt fights on the river Thames as an ice breaker and introducing the Sambuca ring of flaming fingers as after dinner entertainment.

Hans-Ulrich took a locum consultant post at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 2004, before becoming appointed as Head of Interventional Radiology in 2005 at The Christie, a supraregional cancer centre in Manchester.

He has a special interest in GI stenting, nutritional support procedures and biliary intervention and runs an annual interventional fellowship.