Massachusetts General Hospital Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program
A message from the IR Fellowship Program Director:
Thank for your interest in the Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital. As you know, Interventional Radiology is one of the most exciting and fastest growing fields in medicine today. In many cases, interventional procedures are becoming the treatment of choice as they offer a minimally invasive alternative to invasive surgery without the associated morbidity and mortality. At the MGH, the Division of Interventional Radiology offers a full spectrum of vascular and nonvascular procedures, including diagnostic angiography, percutaneous angioplasty and stenting, embolization therapy, percutaneous tumor ablative therapies, thrombolysis, gastrointestinal/biliary interventions, genitourinary interventions, transplant interventions, dialysis fistula/graft evaluation and treatment, drainage and/or sclerosis, venous ablation, and vascular access. In addition, the IR service works closely with the MGH Cancer Center providing patients with both chemoembolization and radioembolization procedures, as well as, percutaneous ablative therapies such as radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, ethanol ablation portal vein embolization, irreversible electroporation (IRE) / nanoknife, and many more.
The Interventional Radiology Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, is an ACGME-approved, one-year program. Our philosophy on training is consistent with the ACGME emphasis on graded-responsibility and identification of and concentration on core competencies. The program is committed to encouraging trainees to gain experience through maximum hands-on participation by performing complex procedures, rather than through observation. After completion of the fellowship, individuals will be eligible to sit for the Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Interventional Radiology Examination.
The Massachusetts General Hospital is the largest Harvard Medical School affiliated teaching hospital, with over 900 beds. It is a world recognized, full service facility covering multiple sub-specialties. It is a Level 1 trauma center with a nationally recognized Cancer Center and active liver, kidney, and pancreas transplant surgery programs. With over 47,000 inpatient admissions per year and over 1 million outpatient visits per year, trainees are able to gain exposure to a wide variety of patients and diagnoses.
The interventional facilities include nine state-of- the–art fluoroscopy procedure suites, and three procedure CT rooms; four additional hybrid operating rooms with both open and endovascular surgical capabilities are available as well. All fluoroscopy procedure suites are equipped with digital subtraction angiography capability and physiologic monitoring. The department is well staffed with dedicated Interventional Radiology nursing personnel to provide conscious sedation and procedural care. All nurses in the department are critical care and/or ER certified, and several are pediatric specialists.
The interventional faculty includes experienced interventionalists, some who have more than 30 years experience:
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Training future radiologists is central to the mission of the Mass General Department of Radiology.
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All applications will be accepted and reviewed using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) available from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Candidates will be notified by ERAS and invited to interview. The process includes spending the day with the section, interviews by the staff, opportunities to talk to current fellows and a department and hospital tour.