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Mission

The mission of the Interventional Radiology (IR) Division is to provide the highest possible quality interventional radiologic services.  This includes pre- and post-operative care through the IR clinic and in-patient services as well as performing procedures under imaging guidance.  In addition, faculty in the IR division strive to be leaders in medical education, research, and service.



Patient Care

The section consists of seven fellowship-trained interventional and neurointerventional radiologists, and neurosurgeons, and three dedicated nurse practitioners.  The IR service performs procedures on more than 6500 patients on a yearly basis, as well as providing formal consultative services and staffing an inpatient admission service.  In addition to performing the image-guided procedures, each physician on the IR service attends an outpatient clinic weekly.  Finally, the attending physicians either lead or contribute to five or more multidisciplanary conferences throughout the hospital.

 

Education

Under the direction of Drs. Rajan Gupta and Paul Rochon, annually there are three IR fellowship spots available; in the past several years the spots have been filled through the match 95+% of the time.  On any given month, there are 5-6 residents and fellows rotating through the IR section at all three teaching hospitals.  The section participates actively in a core lecture series for all radiology residents, as well as providing frequent case conferences (2-3/month) for residents.  Daily teaching rounds are included before the start of every day, and there are two weekly Fellow’s conference with topics ranging from morbidity and mortality conference, didactic lectures, lectures presented by the fellows, interesting case conference, research conference, and journal club. 

There is an intensive clinical rotation for 4th year medical students under the direction of Dr. Kimi Kondo, and multiple faculty members are involved as preceptors for 3rd year medical students in the Foundations of Doctoring program.  In addition, the IR faculty are involved in numerous research projects with medical students from all four years of medical school. 

Finally, Dr. Chuck Ray serves as Vice Chair for Research for the Radiology Department, and Dr. Jan Durham serves as the co-Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Center.   

 

Research

Scholarly activities represent the third mission of the IR service.  The IR service has an active clinical research program, with faculty producing (through June 2010) a total of nearly 200 published articles, 100 books and chapters, 200 abstracts and exhibits, and over 600 invited regional, national and international lectures.  Active areas of research include: the treatment of liver tumors; treatment of portal hypertension; treatment of dural arteriovenous fistulae, cerebral arteriovenous malformations, and pseudotumor cerebri; and comparative effectiveness outcomes research.  In addition to other scholarly activities, the IR faculty have assumed 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.