Nationally Recognized Curriculum

Vascular Interventional Radiology Residency Program

  • Christiana Care has been a top-rated academic medical center for more than a century. Our residents and fellows experience a rigorous and rewarding combination of academic training and hands-on training.
  • Our curriculum builds a solid foundation of knowledge and experiences that creates doctors who are innovative leaders in their field.
  • The Interventional Radiology Residency program offers 1 Integrated Pathway and 1 Independent Pathway appointment each year. ESIR is also available through the Diagnostic Radiology Residency program.
  • Some highlights of the program:
    • Excellent faculty-to-resident ratio in a program that includes 9 full-time body IR physicians as well as 4 full-time neuro IR physicians.
    • Superior mid-level support with 5 ½ physician extenders minimizing the burden of ‘scut’ work on trainees.
    • Busy ICAVL accredited vascular lab resulting in a large volume of arterial and venous studies performed yearly.
    • Clinically based practice with a fully-staffed VIR office seeing and working up patients daily.
    • Level 1 trauma center.
    • Direct involvement of VIR within multidisciplinary clinics as well as numerous tumor boards at the Helen Graham Cancer Center.
    • Integrated surgical clinical year including vascular surgery rotations.
    • Interventional pediatric radiology experience at the nationally ranked #1 children’s hospital in the nation ‘The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’.
    • Faculty that is highly active in clinical research producing numerous peer reviewed publications annually.
  • Sample Schedule

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