Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship

Jonathan Susman, MD
Director

Sheik Amin
Fellowship Administrator
sa2648@cumc.columbia.edu
646-317-4653

1 year fellowship, 3 positions available per year

The Interventional Radiology Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is an ACGME accredited one-year multi-modality program. Fellows receive full-time training in the evaluation and management of patients requiring image-guided diagnostic vascular and interventional radiology procedures and supervised experience in the performance of image-guided methods of treating disease. A comprehensive clinical and didactic curriculum is structured to substantially enhance the fellow’s knowledge of the performance and interpretation of vascular and interventional radiology procedures. Click here for more information about the Interventional Radiology division at Columbia University Medical Center.

The didactic curriculum is organized to provide instruction in the basics of vascular and interventional radiology over the first semester, through weekly lectures and/or journal conferences. The second semester is directed towards more advanced techniques and current research. The clinical curriculum provides supervised experience in the performance of procedures and clinical management of patients through daily rounds and interventional radiology clinic visits. Fellows participate on a daily basis in procedures using multimodalities including fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, and MRI on both adult and pediatric patients. Time is allotted for the fellows to obtain experience in MRA, CT, ultrasound, and vascular studies.

There is some flexibility with regard to time spent in the hospital or outpatient office settings, as well as availability to spend time with vascular surgery. Research involvement is encouraged but not required.

The program takes advantage of the range of clinical programs at Columbia University Medical Center, which includes an active organ transplant program, a strong oncology practice, and large general practices in hepatology, urology, surgery, nephrology, and gastroenterology. The range, volume, and complexity of cases rival any fellowship program in the United States.

Requirements

Pursuant to ACGME Eligibility Criteria, fellows must successfully complete a diagnostic radiology residency program accredited by the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as prerequisite education for entry into the program.

Application Information

Applications will be accepted and reviewed using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Application Deadline: January 15

A complete application includes the following:

  • completed ERAS application
  • current CV
  • personal statement
  • three letters of recommendation: one of your letters must be from your residency program director
  • USMLE scores
  • photograph

We participate in the Interventional Radiology NRMP Fellowship Match. Please visit the NRMP website for important information on the match.

Interview

Candidates will be invited to interview by ERAS. A typical interview day includes spending parts of the day at the hospital and our outpatient clinic, interviews by the faculty, and opportunities to speak with our current fellows.