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Interventional Radiology Residency

The Interventional Radiology (IR) Residency program at Indiana University School of Medicine is a large, multi-hospital tertiary care academic program committed to training elite clinicians specialized in diagnostic, vascular and interventional radiology. The residency is composed of 16 dedicated interventional radiologists with two adjunct Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center faculty.

The spectrum of interventional radiology includes interventional oncology, trauma, aortoiliac and peripheral vascular disease, complex and superficial venous disease, dialysis intervention, transplant and hepatobiliary medicine,  gastrointestinal and genitourinary (GI/GU) intervention, men’s health (including benign prostatic hyperplasia), women’s health (including fibroid disease), spine intervention, pain management, palliative care and pediatrics.

Residents rotate through dedicated outpatient interventional radiology clinics throughout their training. Innovative educational initiatives and opportunities to work with world-class faculty researchers are cornerstones of this comprehensive training program.

Residency in Indianapolis

The IU School of Medicine Integrated diagnostic radiology/ interventional radiology and independent interventional radiology residency programs participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), utilizing the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

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An Evolution of Interventional Radiology Training

Following the creation of the primary interventional radiology (IR) certificate by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the ACGME approved the interventional radiology residency training program at IU School of Medicine in 2014. The residency offers a unique clinical specialty given its domain of practice as well as distinctive competency, training in imaging, procedural intervention and patient care. The integrated and independent residency training pathways replace the fellowship.

Tracks

Integrated

This five-year ACGME-accredited program residency includes 10 integrated residents (PGY 2-6), and two applicants are accepted per year through the National Residency Matching Program main match.
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Independent

This program consists of two independent interventional radiology residents (PGY 6-7), and up to two applicants are accepted per year through the National Residency Matching Program spring match.
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ESIR

The diagnostic radiology residency is approved to grant early specialization interventional radiology (ESIR) certification. Up to three ESIR residents are accepted per year in addition to integrated and independent IR residents.
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12 interventional radiology residents
20 thousand annual interventional radiology procedures
18 dedicated interventinoal radiology faculty

World-Class Research

Research is a primary focus of both IU School of Medicine and Indiana University Health. A dedicated academic research track grants interested residents additional time away from clinical duties to develop personal projects, present their work at national meetings and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

The IU School of Medicine interventional radiology faculty are involved in numerous clinical trials and quality improvement projects so residents have ample opportunity to pursue research interests as desired. All interventional radiology residents will be paired with an interventional radiology research mentor at the start of training.

Immersive Clinical Experience

Interventional Radiology at IU School of Medicine functions as a true clinical subspecialty with an emphasis on dedicated outpatient clinics, as well as inpatient consults and rounds. Senior interventional radiology residents (PGY 5-6) lead these efforts in conjunction with faculty, advanced providers, residents and medical students.

IU School of Medicine interventional radiology serves a diverse patient population, including patients from Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Sydney & Lois Eskenazi Health, IU Health Methodist Hosptial, IU Health University Hospital, Richardl L. Roudebush VA Medical Center and a variety of community hospitals on and around the Indianapolis campus.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) to be considered for this residency program.

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Internship

The American Board of Radiology (ABR) requires a clinical year of training before integrated diagnostic radiology diagnostic radiology/ interventional radiology training. Applicants must apply to a clinical internship or complete one at an ACGME-accredited program. There are also several internships in the area. Residents are strongly encouraged to take transitional or surgery internships to prepare for the program.

There are a number of excellent internships in Indiana:

  • Transitional Internships at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, IU Health Methodist and St. Vincent Hospital
  • Surgery Internship at IU School of Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Internships at IU School of Medicine and St. Vincent Hospital
  • BLS / ACLS Certification
    All residents must maintain basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) certification. IU School of Medicine provides support for this process.
  • Medical Education

    Applicants must be a graduate of an LCME-accredited US or Canadian medical school. Graduates of international medical schools – be in compliance with Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) requirements for post-graduate training in the US. The program will consider allopathic and osteopathic trainees, as well as international graduates.

    Integrated diagnostic radiology/ interventional radiology applicants are required to have completed an interventional radiology clerkship or dedicated interventional radiology elective during medical training.

  • Immigration Status
    Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident, or eligible for a J-1 visa. The institution does not sponsor H-1 Visas.

Program Leadership

6920-Davis, Winston

Winston B. Davis, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

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6560-Shah, Himanshu

Himanshu Shah, MD

Chair, Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

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6654-Schacht, Michael

Michael A. Schacht, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

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6959-Casciani, Thomas

Thomas Casciani, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

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Program Faculty

David M. Agarwal, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Eric W. Beckley, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Sabah D. Butty, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Mark C. Gorrie

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Paul M. Haste, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Ramon G. Halum, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Matthew S. Johnson, MD

Gary J. Becker Professor of Radiology Research

Francis E. Marshalleck, MB,BS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Sean Pfaff, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Max Pyko

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Jeffrey R. Ramkaransingh, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

John-Vito L. Salerno, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Jamison L. Wilson, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences