Contact Us

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

Application Information

Eligibility:
All of our positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program. We do not offer out-of-match positions.

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

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

Call Schedule

Call schedules vary based on year level. Call schedules for the first three years are identical to diagnostic radiology residency calls. The IR call in the last two years is home-call, shared equally between fourth- and fifth-year 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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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 Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination prior to acceptance into the program. Applicants may be accepted into the program prior to completion of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge and Step 2 Clinical Skills and graduation from medical school. While they may be accepted prior to these accomplishments, no applicant will be allowed to begin the program unless they have successfully graduated from their medical school and have taken and passed USMLE Steps 1, 2 CK and 2 CS. Should these requirements not be completed by April 30 of the starting year, the offer of a residency position may be withdrawn.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of the successful completion of an accredited, one-year clinical internship.

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 – Integrated Residency

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art, safe and compassionate care to our patients while we train the next generation of innovators and leaders in interventional radiology. 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 the global leader in interventional radiology and minimally invasive therapies and to be a research and education destination for interventional radiology.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art, safe and compassionate care to our patients while we train the next generation of innovators and leaders in interventional radiology. 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 the global leader in interventional radiology and minimally invasive therapies and to be a research and education destination for interventional radiology.

Program Director’s Welcome

Program Director’s Welcome

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

Our residency offers comprehensive training in the full spectrum of vascular and non-vascular procedures in a high volume setting for both adult and pediatric populations. The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine Department of Interventional Radiology Department sees an average of 21,000 patients annually at various clinical sites and performs one of the highest volumes of prostate artery embolizations in the country.

The primary clinical site for the program is Jackson Memorial Hospital, 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. 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 number 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 and located on the main campus. The Jackson MemorialIR Department operates with four angio suites, a C-arm, a computed tomography 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 biliary and hepatic interventions, prostate artery embolizations and 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. 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, which is a state-of-the-art outpatient center built by the University of Miami in Coral Gables.

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

At residents’ disposal is an IR simulation laboratory where they receive training in common IR procedures under faculty supervision. Clinical staff is a mix of full-time interventional radiologists and nurse practitioners. The program strives to cultivate an educational environment that fosters close relationships between faculty and residents.

There are many resident opportunities and support for clinical and translational research. The department conducts funded human and animal research in virtually all areas of IR. The department also collaborates on several research projects with other departments involving intratumoral virus injections, stem cell injections and more. The department has a dedicated CT for large animals that is used for research studies and hands-on training courses funded by industry sponsors. The department also has an Interventional Oncology Robotics Laboratory, which has been established to develop new devices and robotics that will improve patient care and efficiency of IR procedures.

In addition to top-notch training, our program also offers you the opportunity to live in Miami. One of the country’s premier destinations, Miami is a great place to both work and live, as you enjoy sunshine throughout the year, surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful beaches.

-Prasoon P. Mohan, MD

Description

The primary clinical site for the program is Jackson Memorial Hospital, 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. 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 number 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 and located on the main campus. The Jackson MemorialIR Department operates with four angio suites, a C-arm, a computed tomography 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 biliary and hepatic interventions, prostate artery embolizations and 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. 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, which is a state-of-the-art outpatient center built by the University of Miami in Coral Gables.

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

At residents’ disposal is an IR simulation laboratory where they receive training in common IR procedures under faculty supervision. Clinical staff is a mix of full-time interventional radiologists and nurse practitioners. The program strives to cultivate an educational environment that fosters close relationships between faculty and residents.

There are many resident opportunities and support for clinical and translational research. The department conducts funded human and animal research in virtually all areas of IR. The department also collaborates on several research projects with other departments involving intratumoral virus injections, stem cell injections and more. The department has a dedicated CT for large animals that is used for research studies and hands-on training courses funded by industry sponsors. The department also has an Interventional Oncology Robotics Laboratory, which has been established to develop new devices and robotics that will improve patient care and efficiency of IR procedures.

In addition to top-notch training, our program also offers you the opportunity to live in Miami. One of the country’s premier destinations, Miami is a great place to both work and live, as you enjoy sunshine 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?

3

Duration of Residency?

5 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 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

Overview

The overall goal of the Interventional Radiology – Integrated Residency Program is to provide balanced training in the subspecialty disciplines of diagnostic radiology and to provide robust procedural and clinical training in interventional radiology. The five-year curriculum consists of three years focused on diagnostic imaging and two years focused on IR.

Years 1 – 3

Clinical rotations during the first three years of the residency include the full complement of diagnostic radiology including abdominal imaging, cardiothoracic imaging, interventional radiology, mammography, musculoskeletal imaging, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine and pediatric radiology. Residents are exposed to the full curriculum prior to taking the American Board of Radiology Core Examination for diagnostic radiology board certification.

The different participating institutions provide access to a diverse patient population and a broad spectrum of pathology. The institutions and the rotations selected are chosen to maximize the resident’s learning experience and graded responsibility.

Years 4 – 5

The last two years of training focuses on developing the clinical interventional skills of the resident. Residents have rotations in the intensive care unit, IR clinic and also have an elective rotation. Apart from procedural training, residents assume the care of IR inpatients, round on their patients and follow their patients longitudinally.

The last two years 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 the 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