Interventional Radiology

IR Training Programs

The Yale New Haven Hospital Integrated IR Residency received initial accreditation from the ACGME 4/28/2016. We will be offering 3 positions per year. We will be accepting applications though ERAS beginning June 6, 2016. Our one-year fellowship remains open.


Yale IR Training Programs - Status

  • Integrated IR Residency: 5 Years Initial ACGME Accreditation 4/28/2016
    Requires preliminary year (surgical preferred)
  • Independent IR Residency: 2 Years (Not Yet Open)
    Requires Completion of ACGME accredited DR program
  • IR Fellowship: 1 Year (Sun-setting June 30, 2020)
    Requires Completion of ACGME accredited DR program

Yale-New Haven Hospital and The Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Department offer extensive and diverse training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Experience at both Yale-New Haven Hospital and the West Haven Veterans Administration Hospital is included. 

Trainees receive experience in all areas of diagnostic angiography other than the coronary distribution.

Vascular interventional techniques include arterial and venous revascularizations (balloon angioplasty, thrombolysis, and stenting), transcatheter embolotherapy, 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.

Non Invasive Vascular Imaging Training including CTA, US, and MRA. Elective in cardiac imaging with IR faculty.

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 program also gives experience in more global patient care responsibilities. The Interventional Radiology Section has a consult service, with active clinic and admitting privileges, Trainees will cover these services in conjunction with an attending and an advanced nurse practitioner or physician’s 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 trainees rotate call and two attendings are always on call.

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

Integrated IR Training Program Outline 


PGY2: IR1; Fully integrated into Yale Diagnostic Radiology Residency
IR2; Fully integrated into Yale Diagnostic Radiology Residency
PGY4: IR3; Fully integrated into Yale Diagnostic Radiology Residency

IR4; Dedicated IR Year
IR5; Dedicated IR Year

IR4 and IR5 years will include one 4 week rotation in each of MICU, Mammography, and night float.

Elective and research time is available.

Weekly IR Conference Schedule:

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

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

7:00-7:30AM  Morning Work/Teaching Rounds
7:30-9:00AM IR Lecture Series./Grand Rounds./Journal club/Morbidity and Mortality

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 Liver Tumor Board


Interdisciplinary Portal Hypertension Conference

Extensive Diagnostic Radiology Lecture Series

Vascular/Interventional Fellows 2016-2017

Nima Kokabi, MD

Ekow Robertson, MD

Mamadou Sanogo, MD

Sara Smolinski, MD

Freddie Swain, MD