Interventional/Diagnostic Radiology (IR/DR) Integrated Residency Program

The Ohio State University Department of Radiology offers two Interventional Radiology / Diagnostic Radiology (IR/DR) Residency positions per year through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), beginning in 2017. This Residency is a five-year program to commence post-internship and is comprised of three years of predominantly diagnostic radiology with two years of interventional radiology. Applicants would ideally be in the fourth year of Medical School, but non-traditional applicants will be accepted with the understanding that Residency training would not commence until 15 months after the match. Additionally, the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program offers up to two positions in an ACGME-approved Early Specialization in Radiology (ESIR) curriculum, although these residents will have to later match in an Independent IR Residency to complete their training.

Our practice features a myriad of image-guided interventions in oncology, hepatobiliary, genitourinary, complex venous pathology and much more. The environment encourages exchange of knowledge and experience among residents and faculty in the program, as well as with residents, fellows and faculty in other major clinical specialties within the medical center.

Procedural volume in our department last year exceeded 8500 patient encounters. We anticipate our procedural volume per trainee to easily exceed 2000 cases. We have developed a robust interventional oncology practice that is integrated with oncologic subspecialties. Our practice performs a high volume of image-guided therapies that include chemoembolization, radioembolization, cryoablation and radiofrequency or microwave ablation.

The practice consists of two sites separated by approximately 100 yards. The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC–James) was opened in 2015 and is the third largest cancer hospital in the nation. The OSUCCC–James is one of only 46 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. OSUCCC–James has 3 state of the art angiography suites with one dedicated computed tomography procedure room and two interventional ultrasound suites.

The University Hospitals site serves the UH, as well as the Ross Heart Hospital and the Brain and Spine Hospital. This site has 3 Angiography suites installed in 2018, along with an older fourth suite. Additionally, an interventional computed tomography procedure room and one procedural ultrasound suite are found in University Hospital.

There is a full slate of support services, as well. Mid-level providers, nurses and Techs are exceptionally well trained. More than sufficient outpatient intake and recovery facilities are present in both the James and University Hospitals. A fully functioning clinic operates every weekday until noon supporting the clinical mission of IR.

Interventional Radiology - Independent Residency Program

The Ohio State University Department of Radiology offers up to two Independent Interventional Radiology Residency positions per year through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), beginning in 2020. The number of positions is dependent on the number in fifth year Integrated Residency. There are 2 total positions filled first from the Integrated program, supplemented by the Independent Match, if needed. This residency is technically a two-year position. However, Ohio State requires completion or expected completion of an accredited ESIR curriculum, allowing the resident to skip the first year of this residency, effectively making this a one-year position.

The Independent Residency utilizes the resources described above to emphasize the refining of wire/catheter skills in an apprenticeship model. The availability of a large number of quality cases and the relatively small number of residents allow the maximum exposure to interesting and educational cases. Case logs typically show 1100 to 1400 individual patient encounters, predominately of the more educational variety.

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Ohio State residents at the annual Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) meeting learn about radiation safety and dose optimization in the interventional radiology suite.
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Our Interventional Radiology residents organize regional interventional radiology events, such as the annual Central Ohio Angiography Meeting.
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Through experiential activities and exposure to leadership development opportunities, Radiology residents at Ohio State are equipped from Day 1 with the tools and experiences to become leaders both inside and outside the Medical Center.

Interventional Radiology-Integrated Residency Leadership


Ali Rikabi, MD

Interim Program Director, Interventional Radiology-Integrated Residency

Assistant Professor

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Mark King, MD

Residency Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology

Associate Program Director, Interventional Radiology-Integrated Residency
Professor of Radiology

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Zarine Shah, MD

Zarine Shah, MD

Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Associate Professor

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