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Vascular Interventional Fellowship

The Vascular and Interventional Radiology Division at UMass Medical School provides a wide variety of interventional services to the main University Campus as well and the Memorial Campus. We cover elective inpatient and outpatient procedures, and emergency cases after hours and on weekends, through a call team.

The Division is staffed by three full-time attendings, Dr. Stephan Wicky van Doyer, Dr. Hesham Malik and Dr. Sean Wilson, and part-time attending, Dr. Robert Sheiman. All attendings are fellowship trained. The Division offers an ACGME approved fellowship accepting one fellow per year. The Division is also supported by 4 midlevel's and a full complement of nursing and technologist staff.

Supporting active organ transplant, vascular, pulmonary and trauma services, as well as acting as the interventional vascular referral center for the network of hospitals and affiliated hospitals, the Division performs more than 2,000 vascular (pulmonary angiogram, TIPS, stents, PTA, embolization therapy, IVC filter placement, thrombolytic therapy, digital angiography), urologic, biliary and gastrointestinal procedures annually.  Pre-procedure work-up, graduated hands-on experience, and post-procedure follow-up of patients are part of the residents and fellows responsibilities. 

Currently, the Division houses two state-of-the-art interventional suites equipped with a Philips Allura XperFD20 unit as well iU22 ultrasound units. In addition, there are two vascular access rooms equipped with high-end GE OEC 9900 Elite c-arms.

Workload:
Our Division offers a wide variety of vascular and non-vascular interventional procedures, ranging from vascular access (e.g., PICCs, tunneled lines), to high complexity Interventional Oncology procedures (e.g., Yttrium-90 radioembolization, TACE).

We have a busy outpatient clinic where medium and high complexity cases are seen prior to procedures and also on follow-up visits. We take part in multidisciplinary clinic groups and offer inpatient consulting services.

Call coverage is offered 24/7, 365 days a year for all inpatient emergencies, as well as for our level 1 trauma unit.

Interventional Faculty

Conferences

We have a dedicated weekly didactic activity given to our fellow and to the resident rotating in our service. This activity includes didactic lectures, journal club and case conference.

We participate in the weekly Multidisciplinary HCC clinic, held every Thursday afternoon, along with Transplant Surgery, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Radiation Therapy and Medical Oncology. This clinic is held in the liver transplant clinic area. All members of the group review images and clinical history and, once management decisions are made, patients are seen individually to discuss treatment plans.

In addition, didactic monthly noon-conferences and case presentations for the residents are routine.

Radiology Grand Rounds are held throughout the year with visiting and local professors offering the opportunity to meet and learn from leading national authorities on a wide variety of topics.

The Division strives to maintain a high quality of resident and fellowship education with stress on the six focus areas outlined in the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program.

Information and Application

Please Note:

The Vascular Interventional Radiology Fellowship is being phased out and all current ACGME-accredited programs are ending on June 30, 2020 and no longer accepting applications. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is replacing its VIR Fellowship with our ACGME-accredited Independent one or two year Interventional Radiology Program.

Contact Information:
Annika Mitchell and Karen Granquist
Fellowship Program Coordinator (Interim)
Tel: 508.856.5749
Fax: 508.856.1860
Annika.Mitchell@umassmed.edu
Karen.Granquist@umassmed.edu

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