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Interventional Radiology Residency

Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency

Program Director: Gretchen Foltz, MD
Program Coordinator/Contact: Evie Hennessey
hennesseye@wustl.edu
314.362.2900

In 2012, the American Board of Medical Specialties established interventional radiology (IR) as a unique specialty in medicine. In 2014, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved a dedicated IR residency. The specialty comprises unique expertise in diagnostic imaging, image-guided procedures, and patient care. Graduates will be board-certified in diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology.

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) is proud to be among the first programs in the country to offer the Integrated IR Residency pathway, having matched our first two residents last year. We accept two applicants per year into this residency program.

The Integrated IR Residency consists of five years following a clinical internship year and provides training in diagnostic (three years) and interventional (two years) radiology under the supervision of the IR program director. Candidates match into the Integrated IR Residency from medical school.

Residents rotate through three hospitals during their training — Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital — and are assured comprehensive exposure to the full scope of diagnostic and interventional radiology. During the first three years of training, IR residents build their diagnostic radiology foundation, rotating through the various diagnostic modalities and taking call with the diagnostic radiology residents.

The final two years are mainly focused on image-guided interventions and invasive diagnostic procedures with additional rotations through the intensive care unit and IR-related areas. During the IR months, residents work with 14 faculty who have subspecialty training in interventional radiology and learn a wide variety of adult and pediatric interventional procedures including: venous access, percutaneous organ access, angioplasty/stenting, thrombolysis (arterial and venous), venous recannulation, IVC filter placement and retrieval, vein ablation, fibroid embolization, trauma, transarterial chemoembolization, radioembolization, tumor ablation, TIPs, biliary interventions, dialysis access maintenance, urologic interventions, and more. With more than 50,000 image-guided procedures performed yearly, there is ample volume for all residents. Myriad research opportunities, an active IR outpatient clinic, and busy inpatient admitting and consultation services complete the experience, so that graduates leave prepared for careers in academic or private practice IR.


Independent Interventional Radiology Residency

Program Director: Gretchen Foltz, MD
Program Coordinator/Contact: Evie Hennessey
hennesseye@wustl.edu
314.362.2900

MIR is in the process of applying for four residency positions in an Independent Interventional Radiology Residency. The planned training experience, which will be available in 2020–21, will largely mirror the final two years of the Integrated IR Residency program. Eligible candidates will be individuals who have completed a four-year diagnostic radiology residency with consideration given both to applicants who have completed an ESIR (Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology) year and those who have not.

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