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Interventional Radiology

Integrated Yale IR Training Program of One-Year Yale Internship and Five-Year Yale Residency

Yale IR residency training in the Yale New Haven Medical Center program is the only IR training program in the state of Connecticut.

Yale IR residency received continued accreditation from the ACGME in 2019. We offer three IR Internship-Residency positions per year. We are accepting IR Intern-Residency applications through ERAS/NRMP on a yearly basis.

Yale IR Training Programs:

Integrated IR Residency - 6 years (3 Residents per year)

  • Preliminary year: Linked preliminary year consisting of 6 months of medicine and 6 month of surgical rotations
    -The Program does not accept applicants at the PGY-2 level who have completed internships elsewhere
  • Three years of Diagnostic Radiology (DR) residency
  • Two years of dedicated IR training

Independent IR Residency (2 Residents-total)
  • 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 7/1/2021 matriculation

IR Fellowship (5 Fellows per year)
  • 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


PGY1: IR1; Linked internship consisting of 6 months medicine and 6 months surgery

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

Weekly IR Conference Schedule:

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Work/Teaching Rounds
7:30-9:00 AM Chest Tumor Conference

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

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

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

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

Interdisciplinary Portal Hypertension Conference

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


Yale IR Trainees 2019-2020

Eric Chow, MD (Fellow)

Joshua Cornman-Homonoff, MD (Fellow)

James Gardner, MD (Fellow)

Michelle Maneevese, MD (Fellow)

Tekchand Ramchand, MD (Fellow)

Amir Imanzadeh, MD (IR4)

Fabian Laage Gaupp, MD (IR4)

Brian Letzen, MD (IR4)

Ryan Duggan, MD (IR3)
Junaid Raja, MD (IR3)

Julius Chapiro, MD (IR2)

Meaghan Dendy, MD (IR2)

Taylor Powell, MD (IR2)

Gaurav Anand, MD (IR1)

Edi Kapetanovic, MD (IR1)

Raj Ashok Patel, MD (IR1)