Vascular Disease Service Line

The goal of the SIR-RFS Vascular Disease Service Line is to create a universal vascular disease curriculum for all IRs based on four crucial educational pillars: clinical education, practice building, procedural education, and imaging education. The need for this arises from interventional radiology’s new role in medicine as a primary specialty, with which there is an implicit recognition that the IR is able to evaluate and treat pathology from a unique perspective. Now, the IR is expected to not only diagnose radiographically, but also clinically, while delivering minimally invasive therapy and providing longitudinal patient care. Through our initiatives, the VDSL works to provide a more standardized curriculum for like-minded medical students, residents, and fellows so that they may more effectively and completely manage their patients.

VDSL

“The angiographer who enters into the treatment of arterial obstructive disease can now play a key role, if he is prepared and willing to serve as a true clinician, not just as a skilled catheter mechanic.  He must accept the responsibility for the direct care of patients before and after the procedure; now see them as patients, not just as blocked arteries.” -Dr. Charles Dotter, visionary and father of Interventional Radiology

Current Members

Chairs:
Justin Guan (Co-chair)
Mithil Pandhi (Co-chair)

Active Members:
Justin Guan
Amer Rasheed
Eugene Bivins
Abdulrahman Masrani
Adam Sucher
Arshan Dehbozorgi
Anthony Armetta
Bryce Bodell
Ben Eovaldi
Brett Hyatt
Chris Abraham
Chris Shackles
Colette Martin
Dan DePietro
Emily Li
Hannah Hill
Jason Van Rompaey
Jonathan Barclay
Josi Herren
Juri Bassuner
Justin Shafa
Leanne Dumeny
Marc Lim
Mario Cedillo
Michael Liu
Michelle Maneevese
Millie Liao
Monica Uceda
Nabih Diab
Naoki Murai
Nassir Rostambeigi
Nicholas Zerona
Phillip Guichet
Pradeep Goyal
Pranav Moudgil
Riz Ahmed
Russell Flato
Samantha Jayasinghe
David Bamshad
Sasan Partovi
Satyam Veean
Sean Kennedy
Sipan Mathevosian
Sylvan Yacas
Youngmin Chu
Joseph Hyung Kang

Faculty Advisors:
Geogy Vatakencherry
Venkatesh Krishnasamy
Reza Rajebi
Minhaj Khaja
Kyle Cooper
Srini Tummala

Recommended Reading

Vascular Imaging

 

Arterial Disease:

 

Venous Disease:

 

Vascular Malformations:

 

Trauma:

 

Practice Building:

 

Journal Primers

Survival Guides

Please select from the available survival guides below. Those without a link are coming soon.

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (TAA) Repair
Best Medical Therapy
Pelvic Trauma
Extremity Trauma
Splenic Trauma
Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)
Vascular Consult
Thoracic Aortic Trauma

Arterial thrombolysis
Venous thrombolysis
Peripheral Arterial
Stenting/Angioplasty
Pulmonary Embolism (CDT/Embolectomy)
Upper extremity
Interventions
IVC filter
Insertion/retrieval
Venous Insufficiency
AVM
AAA

Other Resources

Conferences:

 
Non-indexed Journals:

 
Live Cases:

 
Useful Websites:

 
Multiple Choice Question Banks: This is a standard way of simply building our knowledge-base over the course of residency. Doing at least 10-20 questions a week is a feasible way to augment and maintain your clinical knowledge through radiology residency.

  • MKSAP: This 1200 Qbank is what medicine residents finish in about 2 years to prepare for IM boards. It also gives current guidelines and reference articles for each question.
  • USMLEWorld QBank for IM Boards: This Qbank with over 950 questions used by medicine residents to prepare for IM boards.

 
Internal Medicine Intensive Review Courses: Typically about 5 days in length, these courses would be a great way (after the core exam is taken) to provide a knowledge boost to get ready for a career of patient care. Imagine going to one of these after having done a question bank or MKSAP!

 

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