Research

Vascular Interventional Radiology Residency Program

  • The Christiana Care Vascular and Interventional Radiology department as well as the Diagnostic Radiology department, both fully support and encourage clinical research by the residents and fellows. Over the years trainees have consistently presented abstracts and posters at national and international conferences such as SIR, RSNA, CIRSE, ISET and more. The departments will also support trainees with a travel stipend for conferences in which they are presenting.
  • There is also opportunity to author and publish original manuscripts, as the IR/DR residency lends itself to more long-term projects combined with the high volume and wide berth of pathology that is encountered in the hospital system. There is support by hospital biostatisticians as well as a training program for clinical research provided by the hospital for trainees at no cost. Recent graduates have published several original manuscripts in IR journals (highlighted are trainees involved in the project):
    • Graif A, Grilli CJ, Kimbiris G, Agriantonis DJ, Chohan OZ, Fedele CR, Gakhal MS, Vance AZ, Leung DA. Comparison of Ultrasound-Accelerated versus Pigtail Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis for the Treatment of Acute Massive and Submassive Pulmonary Embolism. J Vasc Interv Radiol.
    • Grilli CJ, Fedele CR, Tahir OM, Wrigley CW, Garcia MJ, Kimbiris G, Agriantonis DJ, Leung DA. Recanalization of chronic total occlusions of the superior mesenteric artery in patients with chronic mesenteric ischemia: technical and clinical outcomes. J Vasc Interv Radiol.
    • Vance AZ, Fedele CR, Graif A, Rao DB, Leung DA. Hybrid Snorkel Endovascular Repair of a Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Related to a Type IA Endoleak Utilizing an Axillary Conduit. J Vasc Interv Radiol.
    • Graif A, Vance AZ, Garcia MJ, Lie KT, McGarry MK, Leung DA. Transcatheter Embolization of Type I Endoleaks Associated With Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Using Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer. Vasc Endovascular Surg.
    • Wrigley CW, Vance A, Niesen T, Grilli C, Velez JD, Agriantonis DJ, Kimbiris G, Garcia MJ, Leung DA. Endovascular recanalization of native chronic total occlusions in patients with failed lower-extremity bypass grafts. J Vasc Interv Radiol.