The division performs a high volume of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and residents have the opportunity to work with nationally renowned faculty as well as engaging, dedicated, and approachable fellows.
Residents rotate through the IR section starting in their second year. The small number of fellows combined with a large case volume ensures that the residents have ample opportunity to participate in a broad variety of cases, including work-up, diagnosis, and treatment of peripheral arterial and venous disease including thoracic and abdominal aortic stent grafts, limb salvage, DVT thrombolysis, and occasional carotid stenting. In addition to peripheral arterial disease, there is extensive exposure to percutaneous genitourinary procedures, biliary procedures, IVC filters, thrombolysis, venous access, embolotherapy, TIPS, aortic stent graphs, stroke intervention, pain management, kyphoplasty, and occasional radiofrequency ablation.
The IR division has admitting privileges along with an in-house consultation service and dedicated outpatient clinic across from the hospital where direct referrals and follow-up patients are seen. The IR division has a close working relationship with Interventional Cardiology and General and Vascular Surgery and also partakes in regular multi-disciplinary conferences with these services. There are two dedicated peripheral angiography suites and one biplane neuro interventional suite.
The IR division is home to outstanding clinicians, nurses, and staff from varied backgrounds and other prestigious institutions, including Chief Dr. Anthony C. Venbrux, a lauded teacher, pioneer, and noted author of Image-Guided Interventions, which is read by many fellows-in-training today.