Shawn Meader, MD, a Radiologist with Florida Interventional Specialists

Get to know Radiologist Dr. Shawn Meader, who serves patients in Florida.

A talented radiologist, Dr. Meader is in practice with Florida Interventional Specialists (FIS). He practices out of Tampa General Hospital and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

A busy tertiary level practice, FIS specializes in minimally invasive procedures in vascular radiology, neurovascular endosurgery, and interventional oncology. Over the years, the group has expanded its interventional radiology team to 11 board-certified, fellowship trained radiologists who sub-specialize in vascular, interventional, and neurointerventional radiology. The group focuses on image guided, minimally invasive, surgical procedures for the treatment of various diseases ranging from vascular disease, cancer treatment for liver, renal and other cancers, treatment of uterine fibroids, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), and acute spinal compression fractures, as well as an array of dialysis and vascular access procedures and more.

In addition to a busy clinical practice, Dr. Meader and his partners at FIS are actively involved in research and teaching as faculty for the University of South Florida, running an ACGME accredited residency in interventional radiology and training 2 residents per year over a 6 year residency. All of the faculty conduct and publish research and present at national meetings throughout the year. 

“Teaching the residents is the best part of the job for me. It keeps your skills and knowledge sharp and up to date” stated Dr. Meader, who serves as the Education Director of Vascular & Interventional Radiology.

Originally from Colorado, Dr. Meader graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in biology and microbiology and then attended medical school at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed an internship in general surgery at St. Louis University Hospital.

After his internship, he decided to take a slightly different path and joined the US Navy to pursue an interest in diving and hyperbaric medicine and went through Navy dive school in Panama City, Florida to become a diving medical officer. On active duty for 3 years, he attained the rank of Lt. Commander, serving as squadron medical officer for Submarine Squadron Twenty in Kings Bay Georgia. Following his tour of active duty, he remained in the Naval Reserves for 5 years as the diving medical officer for Mobile Diving Salvage Unit Two at Mayport NAS in Jacksonville, Florida.

After his time in the Navy, Dr. Meader completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at University of Florida in Gainesville where, in his final year, he was elected chief resident. He stayed at University of Florida to do a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology and remained at University of Florida as faculty, accepting a position as assistant professor of radiology in the interventional department where he practiced for 3 years.

When an opportunity to move to Tampa presented itself, to work with the guys at Tampa General Hospital, Dr. Meader accepted it immediately and has been with the group ever since. “Tampa has always been my favorite city in Florida. It has so much to offer and having the chance to work with this group of highly skilled and amazing partners was something I couldn’t pass up! The past 13 years have truly been a pleasure, working with this group and at TGH” he stated. 

Licensed to practice medicine in Florida, he is board-certified in interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The ABR is a not-for-profit physician-led organization that oversees the certification and ongoing professional development of specialists in diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, radiation oncology, and medical physics.

Radiology refers to the field of medicine that uses non-invasive imaging scans to diagnose a patient. A radiologist is a physician who uses imaging methodologies to diagnose and manage patients and provide therapeutic options.

In his spare time, Dr. Meader enjoys skiing, listening to live music, and traveling to pursue his other passion, landscape photography, which he says provides a needed break from the hectic pace of a busy medical practice.

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Through his findatopdoc profile, or through Florida Interventional Specialists, 

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