A Message from the Chiefs

The interventional radiology (IR) residency program at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) offers one of the best training experiences in both diagnostic and interventional radiology. During the first three years of training, interventional radiology residents receive unmatched diagnostic radiology training, with daily subspecialty morning conferences and noon conferences. During the last two years of training, IR residents will have the opportunity to spend a minimum of 18 months in the interventional radiology department and rotate through a 36-bed surgical ICU. Covering a 1500+ bed hospital system, the IR department performs between 40-50 cases a day with a broad range of high end cases. The department is one of the largest in the country with faculty from diverse backgrounds to learn from. Additionally, numerous clinical and translational research opportunities are available for those who are interested.

Outside of life in the hospital, St. Louis is a vibrant city that offers all the amenities of a large metropolitan city without the hassle of excessive traffic jams or exorbitant rent/home prices. St. Louis is home to one of the best restaurant scenes in the country, recently ranked in the top 5 by Food and Wine Magazine and Yelp. The city also offers one of the largest and highest rated parks in the country, which houses two golf courses, the St. Louis Zoo, Art and History Museums, The Muny, and St. Louis Science Center. It is home to two successful professional sports teams including the storied St. Louis Cardinals organization and the 2019 Stanley Cup champions, the St. Louis Blues. Best of all, the city offers affordable city living, which allows you to take advantage of the myriad free events and life outside of work during residency and beyond.  

MIR takes pride in its commitment to education and strong collegiality among residents, fellows and attendings. MIR is a close-knit community and represents the largest radiology alumni network in the country — an invaluable asset when looking for jobs.  

We appreciate your interest in the program and look forward to your application.


2021-2022 Interventional Radiology Chief Residents

Jimmy L. Xu, MD
Joshua A. Marlow, MD