Our rotation schedule is designed to maximize the radiological, procedural and clinical skills of our trainees. IR/DR residents complete several non-interventional radiology clinical rotations specifically chosen to develop the clinical skills needed for a successful interventional radiology career. These rotations are sponsored by the Departments of Medicine and Surgery, and include rotations in medical oncology and surgical oncology, the medical intensive care unit and hepatology. The Vascular Surgery rotation is completed at Ohio State or with an affiliated private practice vascular surgeon and interventionist in a community-based hospital. This community-based setting provides a unique experience for our trainees, allowing for hands-on training in vascular interventional skills as a primary operator or first assist.

Download sample IR Independent block schedule

Download sample IR/DR block schedule

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Dr. Mina Makary, an OSU Interventional Radiologist, at Mina.Makary@osumc.edu.

Interventional Oncology (IO)

At the OSUCCC – James Cancer Hospital And Solove Research Institute, trainees will become proficient in interventional oncology procedures, including trans arterial chemoembolization (TACE), Y-90 radioembolization, cryoablation and radiofrequency and microwave ablation, as well as many other interventions necessary to provide complete care to the oncologic patient.

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Trainees will rotate on a private practice vascular surgery service at a local community hospital, receiving extensive valuable exposure to peripheral vascular disease including endovascular repair, surgical treatment and non-invasive imaging. There will also be experience in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), subintimal arterial flossing with antegrade-retrograde intervention (SAFARI) and a variety of dialysis access intervention.

Hepatobiliary Interventions

Trainees are exposed to a variety of portal and biliary interventions. Our robust hepatic transplant and hepatology departments allow trainees to be exposed to interventions needed for the management of hepatic transplant complications and hepatic cirrhosis. Our practice performs a high volume of transjugular, intrahepatic, portosystemic shunts (TIPS) on Ohio State patients and outside referrals, allowing for maximal trainee exposure.

Venous Disease

Trainees will participate in a wide range of venous interventions, including complex vena cava reconstructions, thrombolysis, complex inferior vena cava (IVC) filter retrievals and central vein reconstruction and recanalization. Our practice utilizes the newest technology in complex vascular cases such as radiofrequency wire recannalization and intravascular ultrasound.

Pediatric Interventions

Residents gain experience in pediatric interventional radiology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH. The pediatric interventional radiology group at Nationwide is well known for their ground-breaking discoveries in sclerosing treatments of venolymphatic malformations and cystic bony lesions such as aneurysmal bone cysts. Residents here have the unique opportunity to participate in these types of cases. Additionally, residents perform more routine procedures such as venous access, gastrointestinal access and intervention, arterial and venous angiography, as well as image guided drainages and biopsies.

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