mission of the Interventional Radiology Division at the University of
Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is to provide the best care to our patients,
using innovative techniques across highly diversified medical and surgical
subspecialties. We have a deep commitment to trainee education at all
levels, with a focus on developing future leaders in Interventional Radiology (IR). We have aligned clinical, translational, and
basic science research interests to support our mission of scientific inquiry
Division Leadership & Staff
The IR section is lead by Division Director Robert K. Ryu, M.D., FSIR and Medical Director Janette Durham, M.D., MBA, FSIR.
Other IR faculty include:
Paul J. Rochon, M.D.
Thor Johnson, M.D.
Matt Gipson, M.D.
Rajan Gupta, M.D.
Kimi Kondo, D.O.
David Kumpe, M.D.
Mitch Smith, M.D.
Shelly Rio, PA-C
Anne Kirkpatrick, PA-C
The IR section, which performs nearly 9,000 procedures each year, consists of nine fellowship-trained interventional and
neurointerventional radiologists, and four dedicated mid-level providers. The IR service provides formal consultative
services and an inpatient admission service, for adults as well as pediatric
patients at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado (also on the Anschutz Medical
Campus). In addition to performing the image-guided procedures, each IR physician
runs a weekly outpatient clinic. Finally, the IR section
participates in several weekly multidisciplanary conferences on the Anschutz
the direction of Paul J. Rochon, M.D., the IR Fellowship program offers four, funded
positions annually. The IR Division also offers a Clinical Training Pathway
for resident candidates, which will evolve into an integrated IR Residency
Program beginning in 2016. On any given month,
there are five to six residents and fellows rotating through the IR section at all
three of our teaching hospitals (University of Colorado Hospital, Denver Health
Medical Center, and the VA Medical Center). The section participates
actively in a core lecture series for all radiology residents, as well as
providing frequent case conferences (at least two per month) for residents. Daily
teaching rounds are included before the start of every day, and there are
two weekly fellows conference with topics ranging from morbidity and mortality, lectures presented by the fellows, didactic lectures, interesting
case conference, multidisciplinary vascular conference, research conference,
and journal club.
There is a focused clinical rotation for our fourth year medical students
under the direction of Dr. Kimi Kondo, while multiple faculty members are
involved as preceptors for third year medical students in the
Foundations of Doctoring program. In addition, the IR faculty are
involved in numerous research projects with medical students during all four
years of medical school.
IR Division has an active and productive research program, with significant
intra- and extramural grant support.
Specific areas of research include interventional oncology, portal
hypertension management, intra/extracranial vascular malformation therapies,
venous interventions, and hepatic transplant interventions. IR faculty also hold many leadership
positions in national and regional societies, including presidency in three
major professional organizations, as well as serving on more than twenty
university and hospital committees.
For a complete list of faculty, please click here.