Vascular and Interventional Radiology

1 Year Fellowship

Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Departmentoffer five one-year fellowships in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Experience at both Yale-New Haven Hospital and the West Haven Veterans Administration Hospital is included during this year. Fellows receive training in all areas of diagnostic angiography other than the coronary or intracranial distribution.

Vascular interventional techniques include arterial and venous revascularizations (balloon angioplasty, thrombolysis, and stenting), transcatheter embolotherapy, and percutaneous inferior vena cava filter placement and advanced retrieval. Additional vascular experience includes the management of stenotic and occluded hemodialysis accesses, percutaneous creation of intrahepatic portosystemic shunts, interventional oncology, and the placement of a variety of venous access devices, including tunneled and implantable.

Nonvascular procedures include the percutaneous management of abscesses, gastrostomies, radiofrequency ablation of tumors, and interventions in the biliary and urinary systems, such as external drainage, internal stenting, dilatation, and lithotripsy. The section also has two endoscopes for percutaneous diagnosis and intervention, principally in the biliary system.

Over 17,000 diagnostic and therapeutic exams / procedures are performed annually with approximately 11,000 patient encounters.

The fellowship also gives experience in more global patient care responsibilities. The Interventional Radiology Section has an active clinic and admitting privileges, and fellows will cover this service in conjunction with the attending and an advanced nurse practitioner or physicians assistant. Approximately 100 patients per year are admitted to this service and there are over 750 clinic visits each year.

On call responsibilities include emergency coverage at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the VA hospital. The fellows rotate call and an attending is always on call with a fellow.

The fellow is expected to participate in teaching residents on rotation, and in giving resident conferences. Academic time is available for fellows participating in clinical and basic science activities, and in scientific presentations and papers.

Weekly Conference Schedule:


7:00-8:00AM  Interdisciplinary Vascular Conference
7:30-9:00AM Chest Tumor Conference


7:00-8:00AM  Morning Work/Teaching Rounds

7:30-9:00AM IR Lecture Series./Grand Rounds./Journal club

7:00-8:00AM Morning Work/Teaching Rounds
12:15-1:30PM Radiology Grand Rounds

7:00-8:00AM Morning Work/Teaching Rounds 

11:00AM-12:45PM  Tumor Board


Vascular/Interventional Fellows 2015-2016

Andrew Bunney, MD
Kyle Cothron, MD
Tamir Friedman, MD
Emilio Lopez, MD
William Pechter, MD