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Interventional Radiology Fellowship

We are no longer accepting applications for the Interventional Radiology Fellowship, as this training pathway is no longer valid.  The information contained below remains valid for our new residency training program.  Please see our site for details of the training options in the new Interventional Radiology (IR/DR) Residency.

Program Director: Brian Holly, M.D.

Program Structure: Dedicated clinical rotations separate from procedural IR rotations
Training Sites: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Facilities: Two dedicated IR CT scanners, one interventional MRI, seven state-of-the-art angio systems with cone beam CT capabilities
Teaching Faculty: Nine full-time faculty members
On-Call: From home
Applications Accepted: n/a

For more than a century, Johns Hopkins has been recognized as a leader in patient care, medical research and teaching. Today, Johns Hopkins Medicine is known for its excellent faculty, nurses and staff specializing in every aspect of medical care. Interventional radiology (IR) at Johns Hopkins has a long history of innovation and research in image-guided diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Our mission is to train world-class clinical interventional radiologists to become future leaders in the field. Each year, we accept several applicants for our training positions, which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The comprehensive one-year IR fellowship program at Johns Hopkins includes training in all areas of vascular and interventional radiology, with strong sections in interventional oncology, endovascular treatment, gynecology and pediatrics.

Learn about our interventional radiology residency, meet our current fellows and find out about life in Baltimore.

The Interventional Radiology Fellowship is transitioning to the Interventional Radiology (IR/DR) Residency in 2018.  All 2019 applicants should apply through the Interventional Radiology (IR/DR) Residency.

Strengths of Our Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program

High Procedure Volume

The Johns Hopkins Interventional Radiology Fellowship 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
    • Biliary
    • Genitourinary
    • Drainage
    • Biopsy
  • Cross-sectional tumor ablations all performed only in IR at Johns Hopkins
    • Lung
    • Kidney
    • Liver
    • Soft tissues
  • Tertiary organ transplant center
    • Liver-directed therapies
    • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
    • Biliary
    • Arterial anastomotic procedures
    • Renal transplant supportive procedures
  • Abdominal interventions
    • Genitourinary
    • Biliary, including cholangioscopy
  • Interventional oncology
  • Vascular malformations
  • Women’s health
  • Pediatric interventional radiology

Diverse Clinical Settings

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 fellowship 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.

History of Teaching Excellence

A leader in interventional radiology, Johns Hopkins’ history with formal interventional radiology education through postgraduate fellowship training is one of the oldest in the United States. The first IR fellowship class was in 1969 and, for many years, was structured as a two-year training program centered on the “clinical model,” with IR functioning as a clinical service, not just performing complex procedures. Due to ongoing changes in the health care landscape and job market forces, the IR fellowship transitioned to a one-year program in 2001, which is its current duration.

However, the need for longer and more structured, focused training in IR was recognized by the greater IR community. This eventually materialized with the American Board of Medical Specialties’ formal vote in 2012 to recognize IR as a primary specialty, and one that requires its own dedicated IR residency. The ACGME completed an IR residency training curriculum in 2014, detailing a six-year integrated IR training pathway/residency and terminating the IR fellowship in 2020. The legacy of commitment to IR training evolution will culminate in a new IR residency at Johns Hopkins in 2020, with more information to follow.

More than 45 years later, our fellowship program has been at the forefront of training the best and brightest interventional radiologists in the field. We offer structured fellowship training in an eight-week curriculum, with dedicated weeks in CT procedures, IR clinic and consults. This also includes a dedicated week in vascular surgery every eight weeks in rotation.

Brian Holly is the director of the fellowship program. Maintaining the fellowship educational mission is a priority for Dr. Holly and the other IR faculty members dedicated to fellowship training. Six talented certified physician assistants who work alongside the IR fellows as colleagues and partners, serve to teach the fellows the optimal physician extension model.

All after-hours call is only at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, shared equally among the fellows (every eighth weekday and one weekend every eight weeks).

Dedicated Alumni Network

A large alumni group of Johns Hopkins interventional radiology fellows is spread throughout academia and private practice in the United States. Many of our alumni are department heads and division chiefs and serve as a great resource for mentorship and guidance during the job search.

View the list of our former trainees

Interventional Radiology Fellowship Assignments

The Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program offers several one-year, ACGME-accredited training positions. The duty assignments of each fellow are shown below:

Fellow 1Consult fellowConsults on all inpatient issuesWeekly
Fellow 2Angio Suite 6Inpatient procedure roomWeekly
Fellow 3Outpatient ClinicIR Outpatient ClinicMonday - Friday
Fellow 4Angio Suite 8Interventional OncologyWeekly
Fellow 5Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterVascular SurgeryWeekly
Fellow 6Angio Suite 9Interventional Oncology, Women's HealthWeekly
Fellow 7CT SuiteAblations, biopsies, injectionsWeekly
Fellow 8Angio Suite 11Vascular Malformations, Pediatric IRWeekly

How to Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for the Interventional Radiology Fellowship.  Please see our site for details of the training options in the new Interventional Radiology (IR/DR) Residency.

Please do not fax or email an application.

Verification Requests

All verification requests must be in writing and include a signed release. Please send requests to:

Kelsey Trong, Interim Fellowship Administrative Coordinator
Interventional Radiology
Zayed 7203
1800 Orleans St.
Baltimore, MD 21287

Fax: 443-287-9815

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