Vascular and Interventional Radiology
We thank you for your interest in the Vascular & Interventional Radiology fellowship program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Fellows are primarily at the University of Maryland Medical Center, home of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma 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, trauma, and 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 eight full-time faculty, four Nurse Practitioners, and one to two junior residents in addition to our fellows, and occasionally with rotating senior residents and medical students. The six interventional suites at the Medical Center include three 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 & 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.
We do not participate in the ERAS application process, but rather use the universal application designed by the APDR. Applications are accepted from August through December each year, and we interview candidates during the months of February through April. To apply, please send the following documents to Haidy Nagib, our fellowship coordinator.
A completed universal fellowship application.
A 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 USMLE (or equivalent) scores.
Dean’s letter from medical school.
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 the Program Director, Jason W. Mitchell, MD, MPH, MBA, at the below address. If they are PDF versions, they should be emailed directly from the writer, not the applicant.
Copy of ECFMG certification, if applicable.
Application materials may be emailed or mailed to:
Program Coordinator, Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 South Greene Street, G2K14
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 328-8162
Only completed applications will be considered.
Jason W. Mitchell, MD, MPH, MBA
Stephen R. Lowe, MD
Assistant Program Director
Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship
University of Maryland School of Medicine
For additional information on becoming a Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellow, visit the APDR or SIR Web sites.
This page was last updated: June 1, 2015