Vascular/Interventional Radiology Fellowship

Rakesh Navuluri, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director

The Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship is a one-year program providing experience in all aspects of both adult and pediatric interventional procedures.  Two fellowship positions are offered each year through the NRMP.

The curriculum provides for both clinical and didactic learning for the trainees.  Significant hands-on experience is obtained in the angiography suites.  Our fellows graduate having performed over 1500 cases – the vast majority as primary operator.  (Please note that VIR fellows do not perform placement of PICCs, thoracenteses, or paracenteses.  These are managed by the hospital Procedure Service, which permits our fellows to focus their training on higher-level cases.)  Beginning in March 2014, fellows will also participate in our new outpatient IR clinic.

Didactic teaching is achieved through weekly IR fellow conferences, participation in multidisciplinary conferences, and a formalized didactic lecture series given by the attending staff.

The Section of Vascular and Interventional Radiology performs both vascular and non-vascular interventional procedures.  We have a robust interventional oncology practice offering radioembolization, chemoembolization, and thermal ablation procedures.  Fellows also gain experience reading CTA and MRA exams.

We are actively involved in various clinical trials including studies pertaining to arteriovenous fistulas, radioembolization, high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation, and IVC filters.

The section moved into the state-of-the-art Center for Care and Discovery in February 2013.  We have seven fluoroscopy suites, 64- and 256-slice CT scanners and the latest ultrasound equipment.  Our staff includes 6 full-time faculty, 2 nurse practitioners, 10 procedural nurses, 11 technologists, and 2 rotating diagnostic radiology residents.

Faculty

Brian Funaki, MD, FSIR, FAHA
Professor of Radiology
Section Chief, Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Jonathan Lorenz, MD, FSIR
Associate Professor of Radiology

Thuong Van Ha, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Director, Clinical Research

Jeffrey Leef, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology

Steven M. Zangan MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Associate Program Director, Radiology Residency

Rakesh Navuluri, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Program Director, Interventional Radiology Fellowship

Our Department will begin accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Vascular & Interventional Fellowship positions, which will begin July 2015, on December 1, 2013.  The deadline to submit completed applications is February 1, 2014.  Applications submitted after February 1, 2014 will not be considered.

For further information, please contact our Fellowship Coordinator:

Patricia Reyes
preyes@radiology.bsd.uchicago.edu
773.834-9980

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