Residents & Fellows

Interventional Neuroradiology: Present and Future Training Paradigms

Despite an increasing number of medical students and residents pursuing careers in interventional radiology, there remains confusion regarding the training pathways for those who want to further specialize in interventional neuroradiology. Interventional neuroradiology (INR), or endovascular surgical neuroradiology, focuses on treating diseases of the brain, neck and spine using minimally-invasive, Read more…

Residents & Fellows

The MD/MBA

Since making the decision to enroll in a dual degree program, I have often received the question “Why an MD/MBA?” While the answer to this question varies widely amongst those choosing to pursue the secondary degree, the MBA dual degree path has become an increasingly popular choice for medical trainees. Read more…

Chair's Blog

RFS Chair Initiatives for 2018-2019

It’s a great time to be an active member of the Interventional Radiology community. A remarkable level of enthusiasm, innovation and comradery was on full display at the recent Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles. This meeting also highlighted the important role trainees play in the initiatives that impact the Read more…

Residents & Fellows

Investing 101

We all want to live a comfortable life.  While what you consider “comfortable” may differ based on your personal circumstances and your outlook on life, there is a good chance that whatever it may be has a good deal to do with how much money you have. Financial experts are Read more…

IR News

SIR Introduction to Research Online Program

By Jennifer Darnell, MS4, Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Research is the driving force of modern medicine and its contributions to the field of interventional radiology has helped propel it into a primary specialty. Although medical students and IR trainees are driven to engage in research, many do not possess a fundamental skill set or knowledge base to pursue their research goals. Navigating a research project, from the formulation of a research question…

IR News

HR. 1167 and What It Means To You?

By Karan Patel, MD/MPH, PGY5/R4, Wayne State University, SIR-RFS Advocacy Committee Chair
Interventional Radiology (IR) is modern medicine at its finest and is paving the way to the future of personalized medicine. An Interventionalist assesses every clinical scenario in the context of the patient’s unique anatomy & physiology and subsequently tailors the treatment based on what the patient needs. By utilizing advanced imaging technologies such as (US, CTs, fluoroscopy, and MRIs)…

IR News

Interventional Radiology Outreach Program (IROP) – An Initiative to Increase Diversity within the Specialty

By Mario Cedillo, M.D, PGY-2, Mount Sinai Hospital
To ensure the future success of Interventional Radiology (IR), we must promote and facilitate diversity, inclusion and cultural sensitivity to enhance thoughtful and innovative ideas, reduce unconscious bias, and to more effectively treat our increasingly diverse patient population. Under-represented Minorities in Medicine (URM) are characterized as Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan natives, and native…