Vascular and Interventional Radiology
The Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellows spend most of their time at the University of Maryland Medical Center and also have the opportunity to perform cases at the adjacent Baltimore VA Medical Center. The fellowship is very busy, with fellows typically performing between 1100-1300 cases per year. The case mix is extremely diverse, covering all aspects of Interventional Radiology, but with a strong focus on Interventional Oncology, hepatobiliary interventions including transplant interventions, TIPS, and complex portal interventions. Particular focus is given to training clinically-oriented Interventional Radiologists, as fellows are involved in the dedicated IR clinic as well as all extra-procedural steps in patient management; including admission and management of our own IR inpatient service.
The division is staffed by five full-time faculty, three Nurse Practitioners, and one to two junior residents in addition to our fellows, and occasionally with rotating senior residents and medical students. The five interventional suites at the Medical Center include two Siemens Artis Zeego units, two Siemens Artis Zee biplane units, and a hybrid CT/fluoro room. The Department of Radiology also boasts similarly advanced and cutting-edge equipment, and is constantly involved in advancing the level of care for our patients through quality improvement and technological advancement, in support of the Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and in the Department as a whole.
There are many research opportunities available in the Division for fellows, including novel projects or participation in ongoing prospective single- and multicenter trials.
We offer three ACGME-approved fellowship positions, for which we participate in the VIR Fellowship Subspecialty Match administered by the NRMP. We do not accept candidates outside of the match for those positions. Pursuant to ACGME regulations, only applicants who will be graduating (or have graduated) from ACGME, RCPSC, or CFPC accredited residencies will be considered.
Currently, we do not participate in the ERAS application process, but rather use the universal application designed by the APDR. Applications are accepted starting August through the end of November each year, and we interview candidates during the months of January through April. To apply, please send us the following documents:
- The Universal fellowship application
- Current curriculum vitae
- A personal statement, preferably 1 page long, summarizing your relevant background, interests, and aspirations
- A recent digital photograph, scaled to 2” x 2”
- Copies of the USMLE (or equivalent) scores
- A copy of the Dean’s letter from medical school
- Copy of ECFMG certification, if applicable
- Three (3) letters of recommendation; if you are currently a resident, one letter must be from your Residency Program Director, or if you have already graduated, from your current employer.
All letters should be addressed to Stephen R. Lowe, MD, Fellowship Program Director, Interim Section Chief, and sent to the address below. If they are in PDF format, they could be emailed directly from the writer or the residency coordinator but not from the applicants themselves.
Only completed applications will be considered. Application materials may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship Coordinator,
Department of Diagnostic Radiology& Nuclear Medicine
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 South Greene Street, Rm G2K14
Baltimore, MD 21201
For additional information on becoming a Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellow, visit the APDR or SIR Web sites.