The Vascular and Interventional Radiology Division at the University of Maryland Medical Center includes 8 full-time faculty, 3 physician assistants, a full-time research coordinator, and 3 fellows with responsibilities at UMMS, the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, and the Baltimore Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center.
The interventional suites at the University of Maryland hospital include 5 new state-of-the-art rooms (including 3 Siemens Zeego suites and a combined fluoro/CT suite).
The case mix is broad, including but not limited to interventional oncology (chemo- and radioembolization; hepatic perfusion; radiofrequency; irreversible electroporation; and cryoablation of liver, bone, lung, pancreas, kidney, and other tumors), peripheral and renovascular disease, dialysis and central venous access, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts and complex portal hypertension, varicose veins/ambulatory venous hypertension, deep vein thrombosis, care of transplant patients, hepatobiliary and genitourinary disease, uterine fibroids, pelvic congestion syndrome, postoperative complications (e.g., abscess drainage), and trauma. The spectrum of interventional and image-guided approaches and tools is available and used. The division also interprets vascular cross-sectional imaging (CT angiography and MR angiography/MR venography). An outpatient interventional clinic is open 5 days each week. Physicians and fellows attend.
The division has a strong and active focus on interventional research, evidenced by its multiple externally funded clinical or early investigational trials. Several large-scale, multicenter national controlled trials are based at UMM (the national principal investigators are UMM IR faculty). Fellows are expected to participate in IR research, with a goal of preparing abstract(s) for submission to the Society of Interventional Radiology and, ideally, later full publication. Academic leave is naturally granted to present scientific papers.
The division is internationally recognized; its faculty has garnered many external acknowledgments and honors. Its members have published hundreds of papers in journals such as The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Radiology, Circulation, Hepatology, New England Journal of Medicine, and others. Dr. Haskal is editor-in-chief of The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Members of the IR faculty are invited to speak at nearly every major national or international interventional radiology meeting; they also submit and present their own juried papers at national meetings. This year, the faculty broadcast live cases to an audience of 900 attendees from 60 countries at the Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies (GEST) Meeting. Dr. Haskal is one of the GEST cofounders.
The fellows are expected to participate in all aspects of clinical care of the division, including rounds, clinic, performing procedures, beside consultations, on-call duties, resident education, etc.
The division holds weekly didactic IR conferences, journal club, M&M, several weekly multidisciplinary tumor board meetings, daily case reviews, etc.
We participate in the fellowship match administered by the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) for vascular and interventional radiology, and we will be using the universal fellowship application form designed by the Association of Program Directors in Radiology.
To apply, complete the universal fellowship application form and send it to:
Ziv J. Haskal, M.D., FSIR, FAHA, FACR
Chief, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Vice Chair
University of Maryland School of Medicine
22 South Greene Street GK214
Baltimore, MD 21201
ATTN: Trene' Forbes (email@example.com). 410-328-3631
Contact the NRMP office at (202)862-6077 to request application materials to the match.
PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the universal application form, we require a copy of each candidate's CV and a personal statement. One of the 3 letters of recommendation must be from the candidate's residency program director. In addition, we require copies of the dean's letter and transcript from medical school, proof of graduation from medical school, U.S. Medical Licensing Examination board scores, and Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certificate (when applicable).