Fellowship Program Director: Bradley B. Pua, MD
ACGME: 4273521039 - New York Presbyterian Hospital (CORNELL CAMPUS)
The Interventional Radiology fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center is an ACGME-accredited, one-year program centered at two large tertiary care hospitals in New York City. US News and World Report has ranked NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital as the best hospital in the New York metropolitan region and the seventh best hospital in the United States. The Weill Cornell Iinterventional Radiology (IR) fellowship has a long and distinguished history of training academic leaders and clinically productive physicians.
Currently, there are five fellows each year at NYPH/Weill Cornell. Each IR fellow spends 3/4 of the year at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center (NYPH/WCMC) and 1/4 of the year at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), located across York Avenue from Weill Cornell. Four weeks of the fellows’ time at NYPH/WCMC are spent at Weill Cornell Vascular, an outpatient center specializing in the minimally invasive care of patients with venous disorders. The fellows also have the option of spending two weeks in Interventional Neuroradiology (INR) at NYPH/WCMC. Fellows are involved in clinical and procedure based care of patients with a wide variety of problems including the full spectrum of Interventional Oncology, acute and chronic venous disorders, benign and malignant GU and hepatobiliary interventions as well as a busy practice in uterine fibroid embolization. Our Interventional Radiology Division provides clinical and consultative support for a busy hepatic transplantation program and numerous on-campus tumor boards. The fellowship experience emphasizes the development of consultative and clinical skills in addition to high volume hands-on exposure to procedures.
A structured, comprehensive didactic program for the fellows is integrated into the one-year program. Faculty from both NYPH/WCMC and MSKCC provide weekly one-hour lectures throughout the fellowship year. An academic evening with dinner is held once each month with all fellows and Weill Cornell faculty/attendings along with interested residents and students. This evening includes Journal Club, Morbidity and Mortality and Interesting Case Conferences.
Research is strongly encouraged with opportunities to complete projects during the one-year fellowship. Access to the Citigroup Biomedical Imaging Center (CBIC), including the MR-guided focused Ultrasound unit, is available. Fellows who have a presentation accepted to the SIR, WCIO, ISET or other nationally recognized Interventional Radiology meetings for work performed at NYPH-Weill Cornell are funded to attend the meeting. An academic fund and time to attend one national Interventional Radiology meeting are also available.
Application process for a fellowship Start Date of July 1, 2015.
APPLICATION DUE DATE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013
We participate in the Interventional Radiology NRMP "Match." Please go to www.nrmp.org. Important Match-related time tables and information can be found on the nrmp website. In order to find the information regarding Interventional Radiology fellowships, click on the "Fellowship" button on the top of the nrmp.org home page, then click on "Participating Fellowships" which will bring you to the next page, then click on "Radiology Match" for information about the match process for radiology fellowships.
We use the universal fellowship application form designed by the Association of Program Directors in Radiology (downloadable at http://www.thoracicrad.org/fellowships/application.htm, and click onto "downloadable application" at the bottom).
Pursuant to ACGME requirements, applicants are must have completed an ACGME-accredited diagnostic radiology residency program (or Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons accredited diagnostic radiology program in Canada).
A completed application consists of the following documents and information:
1) A completed "universal fellowship application form"
2) Your current C.V.
3) Personal Statement
4) Two letters of recommendation are required as follows:
A) One letter from Interventional Radiologist at your training program, preferably from either the IR fellowship director or director of the resident rotation in IR.
B) The second letter of recommendation from the Diagnostic Radiology Program Director
5) Copies of USMLE (Parts I, II, III) scores.
7) Please provide evidence of successful completion of the ABR Core exam, if available.
8) Please provide us with contact information including work phone, beeper number, and personal e-mail address for the scheduling of your interview, if selected.
A completed application consists of all items listed above. Electronic submission of a completed appllcation to Ms. Waltz at email@example.com is preferred.
Please send completed applications to, or contact for more information:
Ms. Jessica Waltz
Fellowship Coordinator Interventional Radiology
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Med Ctr.
525 East 68th Street, Payson 5
New York, NY 10065-4870
Office: (212) 746-2600