Professor David Kumpe has been at the University of Colorado since August 1977, where he started the then-new specialty of Interventional Radiology in the Rocky Mountain region, and has been lecturing nationally and internationally about new developments in the field ever since. In 1994 Professor Kumpe was selected as one of the original 40 Board Examiners for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. From 1978 until 2005 Professor Kumpe was the Director of Interventional Radiology at the University of Colorado. During this time he stablished the fellowship in Interventional Radiology at and to date hastrained over 60 fellows in this specialty. In 1990, he changed my focus from body Interventional Radiology to Interventional Neuroradiology and established the University's INR service and INR fellowship. Professor Kumpe's practise focuses ont the treatment of acute strokes, ruptured and unruptured cerebral aneurysms, vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord, dural sinus thrombosis, atheromatous narrowings and occlusions in the neck and intracranial arteries, pseudotumor cerebri, and other neurovascular conditions. In 2010 he received the International Cooperation Award of the Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology, and the Gold Medal of the Society of Interventional Radiology in 2013.