Integrated IR Residency

This five-year program begins after a yearlong clinical internship for residents, followed by three years of diagnostic radiology training alongside the diagnostic radiology residents and two years of IR training under the thoughtful supervision of the program’s director.

MIR accepts two applicants per year, matched into the program from medical school. Graduates will be eligible to sit for exams and be board-certified in diagnostic and interventional radiology.

Residents rotate through three hospitals during training: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, receiving comprehensive exposure to the full scope of diagnostic and interventional radiology.

Residents will also rotate in the SICU during PGY 5 year, unless they have the need or desire to rotate through another ICU (MICU, PICU or NeuroICU). They will also rotate on the vascular surgery service during their PGY 6 year. MIR has a collaborative relationship with the vascular surgeons.

During their first three years, Integrated IR residents will attend all conferences provided by the diagnostic radiology services. During their last two years, IR residents will attend DX conferences when they are rotating on DX services, and IR conferences when they are rotating on IR service. IR specific conferences include:

  • Quality and safety every other Tuesday morning
  • IR didactic every Wednesday morning
  • Hepatobiliary interdisciplinary every Thursday morning
  • A mixture of case conference, journal club and interventional oncology every Friday morning

MIR offers countless opportunities to participate in mentored radiology research that results in national meeting presentations and publication in major journals. First and second year residents are reimbursed for one meeting each academic year up to a maximum of $1,500. MIR will reimburse third and fourth year residents for more than one meeting each academic year up to a maximum of $2,000.

Residents who obtain full Missouri medical licensure and are ACLS certified are eligible to participate in moonlighting opportunities within the Department of Radiology by providing physician coverage of contrast injections at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Moonlighting opportunities may be performed by residents in good standing with program director approval beginning their R2 year. (All liscensure costs incurred are paid by the resident; the department will not reimburse these expenses.)”

Residents who obtain full Missouri medical licensure (costs incurred are paid by the resident; the department will not reimburse these expenses) and are ACLS certified are eligible to participate in moonlighting opportunities within the Department of Radiology, providing physician coverage of contrast injections at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Moonlighting opportunities may be performed by residents in good standing with program director approval beginning their PGY 3.

While MIR does not require a surgical internship, there is an option of jointly ranking a preliminary surgery position at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Integrated IR Residency: 1353416A0

Integrated Interventional Residents, 2022

Matthew Lommen, MD University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine
Forrest Williard, MD University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine

Melissa Hummel, Program Coordinator
melissa.hummel@wustl.edu
314.362.2978

Program Director

Naganathan Mani, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology

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