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Interventional Radiology-Integrated Residency Program

About Our Program

The Ohio State University Department of Radiology offers two IR Residency- Integrated positions per year through the NRMP, beginning in 2017. This is in addition to the ACGME approved ESIR curriculum, offered through the Diagnostic Radiology Residency program. The Ohio State University will also be applying for the IR Residency- Independent program within the next few months.

The IR-Integrated Residency is a five-year program to commence post-internship, comprised of three years of predominantly diagnostic radiology and two years of interventional radiology.

Our practice features a myriad of image-guided interventions in oncology, hepatobiliary, genitourinary, complex venous pathology and much more. The environment encourages exchange of knowledge and experience among residents and faculty in the program, as well as with residents, fellows, and faculty in other major clinical specialties within the Medical Center.

Procedural volume in our department last year exceeded 8500 patient encounters; we anticipate our procedural volume per trainee to approach 2000 cases. We have developed a robust interventional oncology practice that is integrated with oncologic subspecialties. Our practice performs a high volume of image-guided therapies that include chemoembolization, radioembolization, cryoablation, and radiofrequency/microwave ablation. The recently unveiled Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) is the third largest cancer hospital in the nation.  The OSUCCC- James is one of only 46 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. We have a total of 6 brand new interventional radiology suites, which include 3 state of the art angiographic rooms, one CT procedure room, and one ultrasound suite in the James Cancer Center.  In addition, University hospital has 3 angiographic suites, two of which are scheduled for replacement by 2018, one CT procedure room, and one ultrasound suite.

Our rotation schedule is designed to maximize the radiological, procedural and clinical skills of our trainees. Interventional Radiology residents complete several excellent non-IR clinical rotations, specifically chosen to develop the clinical skills needed for a successful IR career. These rotations are sponsored by the Departments of Medicine and Surgery, and include rotations in medical oncology and surgical oncology, MICU and hepatology. Vascular surgery rotations are completed at Ohio State, or with an affiliated private practice vascular surgeon and interventionist in a community based hospital. This community based setting provides a unique experience to our trainees, allowing for hands on training in vascular interventional skills as a primary operator or first assist.


Highlights of Training

Interventional Oncology (IO)

At the OSUCCC – James Comprehensive Cancer Hospital, trainees will become proficient in IO procedures, including Trans Arterial Chemoembolization (TACE), Y-90 radioembolization, cryoablation, radiofrequency/microwave ablation, as well as many other interventions necessary to provide complete care to the oncologic patient.

Hepatobiliary Interventions

Trainees are exposed to a variety of portal and biliary interventions.  Our robust hepatic transplant and hepatology departments allow trainees to be exposed to interventions needed for the management of hepatic transplant complications and hepatic cirrhosis.   Our practice performs a high volume of TIPS on OSU patients and outside referrals, allowing for maximal trainee exposure.

Venous Disease

Trainees will participate in a wide range of venous interventions, including complex vena cava reconstructions, thrombolysis, complex IVC filter retrievals and central vein reconstruction/recanalization.  Our practice utilizes the newest technology in complex vascular cases such as radiofrequency wire recannalization and intravascular ultrasound.

Pediatric Interventions

Residents gain experience in Pediatric Interventional Radiology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH. The Pediatric IR group at Nationwide is well known for their ground-breaking discoveries in sclerosing treatments of venolymphatic malformations and cystic bony lesions such as Aneurysmal Bone Cysts, and the residents get the unique opportunity to participate in these types of cases. Additionally, residents perform more routine procedures such as venous access, GI access/intervention, arterial/venous angiography, as well as image guided drainages and biopsies.

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Trainees will rotate on a private practice vascular surgery service at a local community hospital, providing extensive and valuable exposure to peripheral vascular disease including endovascular repair, surgical treatment, and non-invasive imaging.  There will also be experience in EVAR, SAFARI and a variety of dialysis access intervention.

Interventional Radiology-Integrated Sample Block Schedule

If you have any questions regarding the resident perspective of the progran, please contact Interventional Radiology resident Dr. Mina Makary