The Johns Hopkins Interventional Radiology (IR/DR) Residency Program is one of the largest training programs in both scope and numbers of procedures. Johns Hopkins has a large volume of dedicated inpatient IR admissions, a large IR clinic volume of 150–200 patients each month who are seen in a surgical outpatient clinic and a busy consultative service managed by an IR fellow.
Comprehensive invasive procedure volume all done in IR, including cross-sectional procedures:
- Cross-sectional tumor ablations(all performed only in IR at Johns Hopkins)
- Soft tissues
- Tertiary organ transplant center
- Liver-directed therapies
- Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
- Arterial anastomotic procedures
- Renal transplant supportive procedures
- Abdominal interventions
- Biliary, including cholangioscopy
- Interventional oncology
- Vascular malformations
- Women’s health
- Pediatric interventional radiology
Our interventional radiology division has close working relationships with other clinical services, including shared participation and a major role in the multidisciplinary liver clinic, multidisciplinary fibroid clinic and multidisciplinary HHT center.
We have dedicated interventional suite procedure space, a dedicated IR admission service and an IR clinic five days a week.
Our (IR/DR) Residency program also includes integrated advanced pediatric IR training through Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, the pediatric hospital of Johns Hopkins housed in the same building as the Division of Interventional Radiology. All pediatric IR experience is integrated into the daily IR work for fellows. Pediatric training does not require travel to another hospital.
State-of-the-Art Facilities and Technologies
Trainees will have access to all of the resources, activities, learning opportunities, and facilities that one can expect at a premier academic medical center. Trainees have a dedicated office right across from the Faculty offices. The Johns Hopkins Hospital Interventional Radiology Center Downtown has 8 state-of-the-art interventional radiology suites (6 single-plane suites, 1 Angio/CT combination suite, and 1 interventional CT suite) and a 44-bed PACU bay. In addition, there are 2 bi-plane Angio suites for neuro-interventional procedures. Ultrasound is available in all of the interventional suites. The New Capital Region campuses have three state of the art IR suites with C-arm CT and the Bayview Medical Center has two state-of-the-art IR suites, all equipped with the latest technology. In addition, Johns Hopkins IR also perform clinic visits and procedures at two outpatient centers.
The primary mission of Johns Hopkins and by extension that of the Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology is patient care. Fellows must be able to provide timely, appropriate and effective patient care addressing not merely a specific medical issue but the overall health of the patient.
Our objectives are for residents to:
- Provide excellent patient care
- Reduce occupational hazards
- Recognize and promote a team environment
- Understand the elements of practice building and the necessity of developing and maintaining an Interventional Radiology Clinic.
- Learn how to image complicated vascular pathology using state-of-the-art scanners and protocols, critical to guiding interventional management.
- Be true IR consultants