Vascular Interventional Radiology Independent Pathway

Why Christiana Care?

  • 825 Open-heart cases
  • 121 Transaortic valve replacement cases
  • 4,499 Cardiac-Catheterization cases

The Department of Radiology offers a one-year, ACGME-accredited clinically based fellowship for graduates interested in pursuing a career in Vascular Interventional Radiology. More than 13,500 studies are performed each year by the Vascular Interventional Radiology Division. Fellows gain experience in all aspects of diagnostic and interventional vascular studies, encompassing the full spectrum of invasive and noninvasive procedures: (carotid stenting, endovascular repair of AAA, PTA, stenting, embolotherapy and thrombolysis) venous access, dialysis access maintenance, diagnostic and interventional GI and GU procedures (TIPS, radiofrequency ablation, chemoembolization, biliary decompression and stenting and fibroid embolization), percutaneous nephrostomy, nephroureteral catheter placement, percutaneous abscess drainage and biopsies. The high volume and broad range of procedures, coupled with excellent instruction by our dedicated faculty, provide a superior opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in vascular and interventional radiology.

The DIRECT Pathway offers a six year program that allows for more clinically dedicated training. This combines two years of medical/surgical training, followed by two years of diagnostic radiology as well as two years of interventional radiology training.

Within the newly established Center for Heart and Vascular Health, is the development of a comprehensive vascular program with collaborative efforts from the Vascular Interventional Radiology Division, the Vascular Surgery Division and the Department of Cardiology. This will allow for a wide range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients with vascular disease. Opportunities for study broaden the dimension of our fellowship program.

A great place to learn

Christiana Care offers an unmatched learning experience. We’re one of America’s largest, non-sectarian, not for profit health care systems. We serve the Delaware Valley and we’re a nationally recognized, urban and suburban, academic and community hospital. Here you’ll learn from a huge range of pathologies and work with nationally recognized faculty, accelerating your growth as an expert, caring physician.

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    You'll work with great people

    You will work with nationally recognized faculty, aspiring residents, each of them among the most caring physicians you’ll find. They care about healing patients. And they care about your growth as a physician and your growth as a human being.

    Delaware is a great place to live

    A lot of history, culture and fun has been packed into the nation's first state. New Castle County, home to Christiana Care's campuses, boasts a diverse community, world-renowned museums and cultural attractions, bike and hiking trails and a calendar packed with festivals and community events. Learn more

    • Beaches and state parks

      Enjoy the Delaware beaches or 16 state parks – all within a two hour drive!

    • Tax-free shopping

      Shop tax-free at nearby Christiana Mall and the outlet stores at the beaches.

    • Art, music and nightlife

      Catch a live band at the World Café Live, tour the Winterthur Museum and much more.

    • Sports and recreation

      Canoe the Brandywine River, check out the Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball team or create your own adventure.

    Ready to join us?

    Daniel Leung, M.D. FSIR


    302-733-4998 (fax)

    Christiana Care Health System
    4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
    E Tower, Room 2875
    Newark, DE 19718