Message from Fellowship Director

 

Thank you for your interest in our interventional radiology fellowship.  We currently have five ACGME approved fellowship appointments for one year of training.

Interventional Radiology (IR) represents one of the most dynamic and exciting fields in medicine today. Major surgical procedures, many of them having significant perioperative morbidity and mortality, have now been replaced by minimally invasive interventional procedures that can often be performed on an outpatient basis.

The interventional radiology service at the University of Washington and associated hospitals perform a full spectrum of vascular and nonvascular procedures in both adult and pediatric populations. Included among these are diagnostic angiography, percutaneous angioplasty and stenting, embolization therapy, percutaneous tumor ablative therapies, thrombolysis, gastrointestinal/biliary interventions, genitourinary interventions, transplant interventions, dialysis fistula/graft evaluation and treatment, drainage and/or sclerosis, venous ablation, and vascular access. We have a very large volume of oncology work at the University Hospital and are very active in both chemoembolization and radioembolization, as well as, percutaneous ablative therapies such as radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, ethanol ablation, and more recently irreversible electroporation(IRE)/nanoknife.  Fellows get lots of exposure to peripheral vascular interventions with our volume at the Veteran’s Hospital where we have a collaborative relationship including shared clinic with the vascular surgeons. Our county hospital, Harborview, is the only level one trauma center for several states and there is a large volume of emergent embolization from blunt trauma. Fellows also participate in a one month rotation at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

The entire section is an active clinical service, with several outpatient clinics, and an inpatient service with active participation by fellows, residents, physician assistants, and nurse coordinators.  The overall goal of the training program is to merge imaging expertise with not only technical skills, but also clinical skills.  Fellows will be involved in all aspects of patient care including image interpretation, evaluation of new patients, procedures, inpatient and outpatient care, patient follow-up, and will also be given opportunities to be involved in research and participate in multidisciplinary boards (such as tumor boards).

 

ACGME Vascular & Interventional Fellowships for 2015-6

 

Applications for 2016-17 will be accepted through the ERAS system

 

Interviews –  Interviews January 15th – April 15th

 

 

 

Procedural Training Offered

 

  • Interventional Oncology including Y-90 radiotherapy, hepatic artery embolization, radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, percutaneous ethanol injection, IRE
  • Peripheral arterial  interventions including angioplasty and stents for claudication and limb salvage
  • Arterial and venous thrombolysis
  • TIPS
  • Trauma interventions
  • Biliary interventions including cholecystostomy tubes, biliary tract drainge, biliary dilation and stenting
  • Genitourinary interventions, nephrostomy and nephroureteral catheters
  • Hemodialysis access interventions
  • Transplant intervention
  • Venous access, including ports and tunneled venous access devices
  • IVC filters
  • Abscess drains
  • Pleural drains
  • Cyst sclerosis
  • Uterine artery embolization

Fellow Case Log Example – this is an actual fellow log from 2011

 

Other Features

 

  • Outstanding clinical experience with rotations at four major hospitals in the Seattle area, including the University of Washington Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Harborview Medical Center (Level 1 Trauma),  and Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Sites participate in a morning conference via video to discuss interesting and/or difficult cases
  • Participation in Mortality and Morbidity Conference
  • Journal Club
  • Dedicated outpatient clinic experience for general IR, oncology, and peripheral vascular disease
  • Opportunities to participate in clinical and/or laboratory research

Application Procedure

Please contact Diane Herring with any questions you might have:

Diane Herring
Department of Radiology.Interventional Radiology
Assistant to Karim Valji , MD  Chief
Assistant to Matthew Kogut, MD Fellowship Director
Interventional Radiology Program Administrator
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 Pacific Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195
Box 357115
Ph: 206-598-1454
Fx: 206-598-6406
dherr@uw.edu

SIR VIR Fellowship Curriculum

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