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Radiology Residencies Independent Interventional Radiology Residency

Independent Interventional Radiology Residency

The Independent Interventional Radiology Residency at NYU Grossman School of Medicine provides advanced subspecialty training in the full spectrum of interventional radiology procedures, including interventions for cancer, uterine and pelvic conditions, and vascular diseases.

In our fully accredited two-year training program, physicians hone skills in all phases of interventional radiology patient care, including preprocedure evaluation, appropriateness, and work-up; procedural technique and skill; and postprocedural care.

Residents in our Diagnostic Radiology Residency can opt into the Independent Interventional Radiology Residency via an early specialization pathway (ESIR). Successful completion of the ESIR pathway allows residents to complete the Independent Interventional Radiology Residency in one year.

Resident Clinical Training

Independent interventional radiology residents work with attending physicians at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, and NYU Langone Radiology—32nd Street to ensure the highest level of patient care.

As an attending physician-in-training, you take patient histories, perform inpatient consultations, handle outpatient clinic visits, develop patient treatment plans, and perform interventional radiology procedures.

Residents handle all clinic visits and procedures with guidance and supervision from an attending physician preceptor, who monitors your progress on a one-to-one basis. After achieving the necessary level of competence and expertise, residents gain more autonomy and transition to providing continuity care for a cohort of patients who are managed from initial clinic consultation through procedural intervention and postprocedural follow-up. The attending physician preceptor remains available for assistance as needed.

During training, residents gain experience with the entire spectrum of interventional radiology procedures and techniques. This includes interventional oncology, peripheral venous and arterial procedures, women’s and men’s interventional radiology, advanced hepatobiliary procedures, and other elective and emergent procedures.

Throughout the residency, postprocedural care and patient follow-up are strongly emphasized. Residents make daily hospital rounds to see patients who have recently undergone interventional procedures and others who are being followed on an ongoing basis, and continue to see many of these patients in the outpatient clinic once they are discharged.

Resident Conferences

Independent interventional radiology residents take part in a comprehensive two-year curriculum that includes a weekly interventional radiology case lecture series, case conference, and journal club.

This curriculum is enriched by regular participation in surgery, wound care, and hepatobiliary multidisciplinary conferences. Residents also present at a monthly interventional radiology morbidity and mortality conference. The goal of these experiences is to model the roles of the interventional radiologist as expert consultants to other physicians and key members of multidisciplinary care teams.

Resident Research

Clinical research and quality improvement initiatives are considered an important part of the interventional radiology curriculum. Integrated interventional radiology residents take part in monthly research meetings and are required to submit research to be considered for presentation at national and international conferences.

We provide funding and dedicated academic time for all independent interventional radiology residents to present at major interventional radiology conferences. Additional local meetings, such as those hosted by the New York Roentgen Society, provide opportunities to network with peers from other nearby institutions.

Contact Us

The Independent Interventional Radiology Residency is overseen by Nancy R. Fefferman, MD, vice chair for education, and Kopal S. Kulkarni, MD, director.

If you have questions about the Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency, please contact Nati Mejias, program manager, at