Interventional Radiology

IR Training Programs


The Yale New Haven Hospital Integrated IR Residency received initial accreditation from the ACGME in 2016. We offer three IR Residency positions per year. We are accepting IR Residency applications through ERAS/NRMP on a yearly basis. Our one-year fellowship remains open until June 2020.


Yale IR Training Programs:

Integrated IR Residency

  • Preliminary year
    • Surgical preferred
    • Seperate application and match required
    • May be done at Yale or outside institution
  • Three years of Diagnostic Radiology (DR) residency
  • Two years of dedicated IR training

Independent IR Residency
  • One or two-year IR Residency Training 
  • Requires completion of ACGME accredited four-year DR program - ESIR optional and accepted 
  • Application through ERAS/NRMP this year for 7/1/2020 matriculation 

IR Fellowship
  • One Year fellowship
  • Requires Completion of ACGME accredited four-year DR program
  • Application through ERAS/NRMP
  • Fellowship training will be retired June 30, 2020
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Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Department offer extensive and diverse training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Training is conducted at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the West Haven Veterans Administration Hospital. Every year over 17,000 diagnostic and therapeutic exams / procedures are performed with approximately 11,000 patient encounters within out IR department.

Training includes all areas of diagnostic angiography outside of the coronary distribution. Non-invasive vascular imaging training includes CTA, US, and MRA. Vascular interventional techniques among others include arterial and venous revascularizations (balloon angioplasty, thrombolysis, and stenting), transcatheter embolotherapy, percutaneous inferior vena cava filter placement and advanced retrieval. Additional vascular experiences includes the management of stenotic and occluded hemodialysis accesses, percutaneous creation of intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS), interventional oncology, and placement of a variety of tunneled and implantable venous access devices.

Nonvascular procedures include 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 of the principally in the biliary system.

Furthermore, the program allows for experience in more global patient care responsibilities. Our section has a consult service, with active clinic and admitting privileges. Trainees 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. IR trainees rotate call (average of one call day or less per week and one weekend or less per month) and are on together with two rotating IR faculty. 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, scientific presentations and papers.

Integrated IR Training Program Outline

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PGY2: IR1; Fully integrated into Yale Diagnostic Radiology Residency
PGY3:
IR2; Fully integrated into Yale Diagnostic Radiology Residency
PGY4: IR3; Fully integrated into Yale Diagnostic Radiology Residency

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PGY5:
IR4; Dedicated IR Year
PGY6:
IR5; Dedicated IR Year 

IR4 and IR5 years will include a four-week rotation in each of the following: MICU, Mammography, and night float. Elective and research time is available.


Weekly IR Conference Schedule:


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

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

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

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

Friday
7:00-8:00 AM Morning Work/Teaching Rounds
11:00AM-12:45 PM Liver Tumor Board

Monthly
Interdisciplinary Portal Hypertension Conference

Extensive Diagnostic Radiology Lecture Series with 9 lectures per week (AM and PM)

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Interventional Radiology Fellows 2018-2019

Jeff Brown, MD (Fellow)

Shayan Rashid, MD (Fellow)

Thomas Watson, MD (Fellow)

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Interventional Radiology Integrated Residents 2018-2019

Matt Groenwald, MD (IR5, Chief Resident)

Rahmat Ali, MD (IR5)

Abbas Momin, MD (IR5) 


Amir Imanzadeh, MD (IR3)

Fabian Laage Gaupp, MD (IR3)

Brian Letzen, MD (IR3)

Crystal Piper, MD (IR3) 


Suzanne Czerniak, MD (IR2)

Ryan Duggan, MD (IR2)

Junaid Raja, MD (IR2)


Julius Chapiro, MD (IR1)

Meaghan Dendy, MD (IR1)

Taylor Powell, MD (IR1)