Interventional Radiology Independent Residency Program

The UPMC IR Fellowship Program has been replaced by the Interventional Radiology Independent Residency Program, a two year program, that is accredited by the ACGME for three positions. ESIR graduates from Radiology Residency Programs are only required to spend one year in this training program. The training program provides broad and comprehensive training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology and Interventional Oncology. Residents gain broad experience in all aspects of IR working closely with the oncology, transplant, hepatobiliary, trauma, and vascular surgery services at multiple sites on the UPMC academic campus including UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Shadyside, Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC, and UPMC Mercy. In addition, fellows rotate through the University Drive Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a 357-bed medical/surgical tertiary care facility located 1/4 mile from UPMC Presbyterian. The VA Medical Center is a national and regional referral center for liver and renal transplantation, cardiac surgery, oncology, radiation therapy, and geriatric care. Participation in multi-disciplinary conferences, tumor boards and rotations at outpatient clinics at all locations vastly enhance trainee’s clinical skills and ensure longitudinal care. The varying nature of patient populations and services at these institutions provide a broad and well-rounded clinical experience. Residents are trained in all levels of care and are well prepared for a career in any setting from community radiology to academic tertiary care after completion of the fellowship.

Applications may be submitted through the ERAS. The UPMC IR Independent Residency Program participates in the National Residency Match Program. For further information, please also see the UPMC IR Integrated Residency Program web page.

Interventional Radiology Independent Residency Program Contact:
Heather Duganieri