Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship

Saint Louis University’s Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship was established in 2015 and is a one-year ACGME-approved training program.

Fellows work closely with six full-time interventional radiologists and three mid-level providers (one physician assistant and two nurse practitioners). The interventional radiology team covers four hospitals in the St. Louis area: SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, SSM Health St. Mary's Medical Center, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, and the VA Saint Louis Health Care System - John Cochran Division.

Interventional Procedures

A large volume and wide spectrum of interventional procedures are performed during the fellowship,  including

  • TIPS
  • TACE
  • Y-90 radiotherapy
  • Thermal ablation
  • Cryoablation
  • Dialysis interventions
  • Biliary interventions
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Prostate artery embolization
  • Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty

In addition, fellows get exposure to pediatric interventions.

About SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center as well as a kidney and liver transplant center. The interventional radiology team is directly involved in patient care. They participate in interventional radiology clinic multiple times each week, inpatient admissions and several multidisciplinary conferences, including liver tumor board, GI tumor board and musculoskeletal tumor board.

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Radiology Training

Educational aspects of the fellowship include didactic lectures, case conferences, journal club, and morbidity and mortality conferences. There is also active departmental research with several ongoing projects.

Vascular interventional radiology fellows should participate in one research project and will be funded to attend Society of Interventional Radiology or an equivalent conference.

Application

Saint Louis University participates in the fellowship match through the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). Two fellowship positions are offered each year. If you have any questions, contact Janet Knopp at knoppjc@slu.edu.