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Training

Carin Gonsalves, MD
Program Director

The Interventional Radiology (IR) division consists of 5 full-time attendings, up to 2 fellows per year, 1 DIRECT Pathway resident per year as well as dedicated IR physician assistants, technologists, nurses, and secretaries.  The clinical service has over 5,000 procedural patient encounters each year encompassing the spectrum of vascular and non-vascular procedures.

The clinical service is oriented toward fellow training.  The daily schedule includes patient rounds and review of the scheduled procedures for the day. The division plays an active role in admitting its own patients and performing clinical follow-up.  On a weekly and monthly basis, there are several multidisciplinary conferences held with oncology, transplant surgery, hepatology and nephrology divisions of medicine and a monthly Journal Club for the IR division.  In addition, the fellows are given didactic lectures throughout the year and on a weekly basis, interesting cases are reviewed with the IR fellows.   Fellows are required to attend one educational meeting per year, such as the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology and are provided funds for this purpose.

The IR division accepts 2 fellows each year for one-year terms.  Fellows must have completed a radiology residency. The one-year fellowship consists of 12 months on the IR clinical service at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, allowing fellows ample time in the year to meet the minimum curriculum requirements for vascular and interventional radiology accreditation, including non-invasive vascular imaging, research and clinic experience. The division is approved to offer one position per year in the DIRECT Pathway, the alternative radiology training that enhances clinical and interventional training during the board-certified residency. For more information regarding fellowship training please contact Isabella Corcoran at (215) 955-6028.