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Curriculum

Integrated IR Residency Program

Diagnostic Radiology curriculum is composed of comprehensive training in all areas of diagnostic imaging including neuro-radiology, cardiac imaging, abdominal imaging, ultrasound, emergency radiology, pediatric imaging, interventional radiology, breast imaging, women’s health, nuclear medicine, GI fluoroscopy, chest imaging, and musculoskeletal imaging.  DR training will be completed in PGY2-4 years with the exception of nuclear medicine. 

Interventional Radiology curriculum is composed of comprehensive training in vascular diagnosis, vascular interventions, and non-vascular interventions.  The curriculum consists of peripheral arterial disease, interventional oncology, women’s health, GI/GU interventions, trauma interventions, MSK interventions, pain management, lower extremity venous reflux disease, and neuro-interventional radiology including acute stroke interventions.  An ICU rotation is also an important part of the curriculum. 

The 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 five full-time attendings, Dr. Stephan Wicky van Doyer, Dr. Hesham Malik, Dr. Sean Wilson, Dr. Aaron Harman and Dr. Kevin Daly. There are part-time attendings, Dr. Robert Sheiman, Dr. Larry Zheng and Dr. David Gerson, who staff CT and US guided procedures. All attendings are fellowship trained. The Division is also supported by 7 Advanced Practice Practitioners and a full complement of nursing and technologist staff. APP are preforming all vascular access and other procedures as defined by the SIR.

Supporting active organ transplant, vascular, pulmonary and trauma services, as well as acting as the interventional 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, including prostate embolization, biliary and gastrointestinal, as well as woman health 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.

INTEGRATED IR BLOCK DIAGRAM

Independent IR Residency Program

For those who participated in ESIR during their DR residency, the Independent IR residency is 1 year long consisting of blocks in Vascular IR (at both the University and Memorial Campus), vascular surgery, and 2 abdominal IR, and ICU.  For those that did not participate in ESIR during DR residency, the Independent IR residency is 2 years consisting of blocks above plus cardiovascular imaging and MSK IR.

INDEPENDENT IR BLOCK DIAGRAM

Additional Information

ACGME: Yes
Application Dates: Only the Integrated Program is participating ERAs
We are NOT currently accepting applications for the Independent IR Residency Program
Participates in NRMP Match

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