Angio-Interventional Radiology

Objectives of Training

Angio-Interventional Fellowship Director: Dr. Stephen Ryan, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Program Administrator: Avril D'Silva

General Objectives

This is a one-year fellowship in angiography & interventional radiology.

Fellows will have already passed the FRCP examination in Diagnostic Radiology or equivalent. The purpose of the fellowship is to obtain further experience and training in angiography and interventional radiology.

Specific Objectives

  • To become familiar with the indications for, performance, risks, and interpretation of a broad range of diagnostic angiography. This will not include coronary angiography.
  • To become familiar with the performance and care of a patient during various types of thrombolytic therapy.
  • To become expert in the indications for, performance of, and postoperative management of patients requiring balloon angioplasty with or without stenting. This will predominantly include treatment of the aorta, iliac arteries, femoral arteries and renal arteries with limited exposure to other sites.
  • To become expert in a broad range of other procedures including percutaneous nephrostomy, biliary drainage, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting and abdominal abscess drainage. There will also be exposure to various solid organ biopsies, percutaneous ethanol treatment of liver tumors, percutaneous gastrostomy, esophageal stenting.
  • Depending on the interest of the candidate, it may be possible to provide considerable experience in lung biopsy and pleural interventions.
  • Some elective time in pediatric interventional radiology, neuro angiography and duplex Doppler ultrasound can also be arranged subject to the interest of the candidate

Structure of the Fellowship

  • Hands-on training in general angiography and interventional radiology.
  • Elective time set out as follows: First┬áthree months direct supervision; second┬áthree months limited supervision; the last six months function as a junior staff. Elective time includes chest interventional radiology, duplex ultrasound and neuro angiography.

Evaluation Process

This will occur by direct observation of the fellow by the supervising staff radiologists, all of whom have extensive experience.

Formal three-month evaluations will occur with the fellowship program director. There is no formal examination at the end of the fellowship. Successful completion of the fellowship program will be indicated by a certificate from the University of Ottawa.

This fellowship program is registered with the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. It is our understanding that candidates who have completed this fellowship will be eligible to take the CIQ examination of the American Board of Radiology.

Application Deadline:

Academic Year 2024-2025: deadline to apply is September 30, 2022

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