Contact Us

Judy Arevalo
Program Coordinator
305-243-2067
judy.arevalo@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
We participate in the National Residency Matching Program. All of our positions are filled through the NRMP. We do not offer out-of-match positions. The position is open to both ESIR and non-ESIR candidates. ESIR candidates do one year and non-ESIR candidates do two years of training as outlined by ACGME and the Society of Interventional Radiology.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application System.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted beginning in December. While there is no deadline for applications, well-qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Interviews are conducted from January to April.

Call Schedule

Trainees take call from home and the responsibility is shared equally between independent and integrated program residents.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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The Lennar Foundation Medical Center

5555 Ponce De Leon Boulevard

Coral Gables, FL 33146

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of the successful completion of an ACGME-accredited radiology residency.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Interventional Radiology – Independent Residency

Mission & Vision

Our mission at the University of Miami Department of Interventional Radiology is to achieve excellence in patient care by providing patient-centered, state-of-the-art, minimally invasive image-guided therapy. We aim to provide the highest quality training in interventional radiology in an inclusive environment for the physicians of today and tomorrow. Our vision is to become a nationally and internationally recognized academic center by achieving excellence in education. patient care and research.

Mission & Vision

Our mission at the University of Miami Department of Interventional Radiology is to achieve excellence in patient care by providing patient-centered, state-of-the-art, minimally invasive image-guided therapy. We aim to provide the highest quality training in interventional radiology in an inclusive environment for the physicians of today and tomorrow. Our vision is to become a nationally and internationally recognized academic center by achieving excellence in education. patient care and research.

Program Director’s Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Interventional Radiology – Independent Residency Program.

Our program strives to cultivate an educational environment that encourages extensive interactions with other clinical departments and fosters close relationships between faculty and residents.

Program Director’s Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Interventional Radiology – Independent Residency Program.

Our program strives to cultivate an educational environment that encourages extensive interactions with other clinical departments and fosters close relationships between faculty and residents.

Residents have the opportunity to train with faculty who have a wide range of expertise. The faculty provides opportunities and support for clinical and translational research for the residents. There are multiple ongoing clinical and animal studies that are spearheaded by the faculty. The department employs a full-time research assistant professor and a Ph.D. robotic engineer who helps in promoting device development and has a robotics lab, animal CT scanner and full access to the animal imaging facilities, including an animal angio suite and MRI.

Our residency offers comprehensive training in the full spectrum of vascular and non-vascular procedures in a high-volume setting both in adult and pediatric populations. The Department of Interventional Radiology performs one of the highest volumes of prostate artery embolizations in the country and offers training in the management of peripheral arterial disease, complex hepatobiliary interventions, trauma interventions and complex interventional oncology.

The primary clinical site for the program is Jackson Memorial Hospital which is a tertiary referral center with more than 1,500 beds. Broad exposure to diverse pathology and complex diseases at various stages of presentation comes from the large volume and diversity of the patients seen at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Training in a high-volume Level I trauma center, our residents have ample opportunity to become proficient in trauma interventions, such as emergency embolizations. Jackson Memorial is also a transplant center with one of the highest numbers of achieved liver and kidney transplants in the nation, which provides an excellent opportunity for training in transplant-related hepatobiliary interventions. Residents also get exposure to pediatric cases from Holtz Children’s Hospital, part of the Jackson Health System located on the main campus. The IR department at Jackson Memorial Hospitaloperates with four angio suites, a C-arm, a CT procedure suite and an ultrasound procedure suite. Approximately 25 to 30 IR procedures are performed per day. The spectrum of procedures ranges from routine cases such as biopsies, drains and lines, to complex hepatic and biliary interventions, prostate artery embolizations and complex interventional oncology.

The second site, UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility as part of the University of Miami Health System, is a 560-bed private hospital located in the medical district. This site has three angio suites, a CT procedure room and a US procedure room, where an average of 20 cases are performed daily. Peripheral artery disease procedures and prostatic artery embolizations are predominantly performed here.

The third clinical site, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is dedicated to the care of oncological diseases. The full spectrum of interventional oncological procedures are performed at this site including, but not limited to, chemoembolization, radioembolization and tumor ablations (Microwave, NanoKnife and Radiofrequency).

Our residents also rotate through the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which offers a broad mix of vascular and non-vascular cases and gives the residents an opportunity to train in a federally run institution, as well as The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, a state-of-the-art outpatient center built by the University of Miami in the Coral Gables neighborhood.

Both Jackson Memorial and UHealth Tower have independent IR clinics, which run throughout the week. Patients for major procedures are evaluated in clinic pre-procedurally and are followed up longitudinally after the clinic procedure. The residents have dedicated clinic rotations, providing an opportunity to learn about clinical management and patient follow-up. Furthermore, the department runs a consult model for the majority of procedures and has full admitting privileges for post-procedure care, as warranted.

In addition to top-notch training, our program also offers you the opportunity to live in one of the top tourist destinations in the country where you can enjoy the sun throughout the year, surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful beaches.

-Prasoon P. Mohan, MD

Description

Our residency offers comprehensive training in the full spectrum of vascular and non-vascular procedures in a high-volume setting both in adult and pediatric populations. The Department of Interventional Radiology performs one of the highest volumes of prostate artery embolizations in the country and offers training in the management of peripheral arterial disease, complex hepatobiliary interventions, trauma interventions and complex interventional oncology.

The primary clinical site for the program is Jackson Memorial Hospital which is a tertiary referral center with more than 1,500 beds. Broad exposure to diverse pathology and complex diseases at various stages of presentation comes from the large volume and diversity of the patients seen at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Training in a high-volume Level I trauma center, our residents have ample opportunity to become proficient in trauma interventions, such as emergency embolizations. Jackson Memorial is also a transplant center with one of the highest numbers of achieved liver and kidney transplants in the nation, which provides an excellent opportunity for training in transplant-related hepatobiliary interventions. Residents also get exposure to pediatric cases from Holtz Children’s Hospital, part of the Jackson Health System located on the main campus. The IR department at Jackson Memorial Hospitaloperates with four angio suites, a C-arm, a CT procedure suite and an ultrasound procedure suite. Approximately 25 to 30 IR procedures are performed per day. The spectrum of procedures ranges from routine cases such as biopsies, drains and lines, to complex hepatic and biliary interventions, prostate artery embolizations and complex interventional oncology.

The second site, UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility as part of the University of Miami Health System, is a 560-bed private hospital located in the medical district. This site has three angio suites, a CT procedure room and a US procedure room, where an average of 20 cases are performed daily. Peripheral artery disease procedures and prostatic artery embolizations are predominantly performed here.

The third clinical site, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is dedicated to the care of oncological diseases. The full spectrum of interventional oncological procedures are performed at this site including, but not limited to, chemoembolization, radioembolization and tumor ablations (Microwave, NanoKnife and Radiofrequency).

Our residents also rotate through the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which offers a broad mix of vascular and non-vascular cases and gives the residents an opportunity to train in a federally run institution, as well as The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, a state-of-the-art outpatient center built by the University of Miami in the Coral Gables neighborhood.

Both Jackson Memorial and UHealth Tower have independent IR clinics, which run throughout the week. Patients for major procedures are evaluated in clinic pre-procedurally and are followed up longitudinally after the clinic procedure. The residents have dedicated clinic rotations, providing an opportunity to learn about clinical management and patient follow-up. Furthermore, the department runs a consult model for the majority of procedures and has full admitting privileges for post-procedure care, as warranted.

In addition to top-notch training, our program also offers you the opportunity to live in one of the top tourist destinations in the country where you can enjoy the sun throughout the year, surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful beaches.

-Prasoon P. Mohan, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Residents per Year?

4

Duration of Residency?

2 years

Program Highlights

21,000+ patients seen annually by the IR Department

1 of the highest volumes of prostate artery embolizations in the country

Faculty supervised simulation training & access to interventional radiology robotics lab & animal lab for research

Program Curriculum

Year 1-2

The overall goal of the Independent Interventional Radiology residency program is to provide clinically oriented procedural training covering the entire spectrum of IR procedures.

The two years of training focuses on developing and fine-tuning the clinical interventional skills that were acquired during residency. The department runs a consult model for clinical care. Residents also have rotations in ICU and IR clinic, and have an elective rotation. Apart from procedural training, residents assume the care of IR inpatients, round on their patients and follow up with their patients longitudinally.

The program offers the opportunity to become fully competent in a wide variety of procedures including, but not limited to, dialysis fistula/graft interventions; drainage procedures; embolization therapies including prostatic artery embolization and uterine fibroid embolization; gastrointestinal/biliary interventions; liver and kidney transplant interventions; percutaneous angioplasty and stenting; percutaneous tumor ablation (Microwave, NanoKnife and Radiofrequency Ablation); peripheral arterial disease management; portal vein embolization; thrombolysis; transarterial chemoembolization; transarterial radioembolization; varicose venous ablation and vascular access.

As residents gain experience and develop decision-making skills, they are permitted to assume greater responsibility in a gradual fashion, commensurate with their ability and confidence. After completing residency, graduates will qualify to obtain a dual Interventional Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology Certificate from the American Board of Radiology.

Your Faculty

Prasoon P. Mohan, MD
Program Director
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
pxp136@med.miami.edu

Zoe Miller, MD
Associate Program Director
zoe.miller@med.miami.edu

Shivank Bhatia, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology

Mohamed I. Kably, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology

Ivan Chaitowitz, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Hamed Jalaeian, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Amit Kalia, MD
Attending Physician
Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Andres Krauthamer, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Jeffrey Leichter, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Lindsay Thornton, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Srinivas Tummala, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Shree R. Venkat, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Joseph Zikria, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology