Francis R. Facchini, M.D., FSIR

President (Interim) Interventional Solutions


Francis R. Facchini, M.D., FSIR, serves as the interim president of Varian’s Interventional Solutions. Dr. Facchini has global responsibility for overseeing all aspects of this area including ongoing development of Varian’s innovative IS treatment offerings, clinical strategy, and helping advance the field of interventional oncology as an important pillar of patient care.

Dr. Facchini was most recently chief medical officer and head of medical affairs for BTG PLC and previously served as Global Director of Medical and Clinical Affairs for Angiodynamics, Inc., Chief Medical Officer of Navilyst Medical, Inc. and was the consultant Medical Director of Boston Scientific Oncology. In addition to his work in Industry, Dr. Facchini is a board-certified interventional radiologist and was the co-founder of an independent clinical practice in Chicago as well as a SIR Foundation Board Member. He has expertise in minimally invasive image-guided treatment of cancer and a special interest in the research and development of novel cancer therapies.

Dr. Facchini earned his Doctor of Medicine from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, his residency and fellowship in Interventional Radiology at Northwestern University and earned a BA in Philosophy from DePauw University where he was in the Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Francis R. Facchini, M.D., FSIR