Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program

Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program

Group photo of students in MedStar Health's Integrated Radiology Residency Program.

The MedStar Health- Georgetown University Hospital Residency Program in Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program 

The Vascular and Interventional Radiology Division at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is proud to be one of the first programs in the country to receive ACGME approval and has had an approved Interventional Radiology Residency since 2017.

Our faculty includes national leaders in uterine embolization, TACE, radioembolizaiton, portal venous interventions and peripheral arterial disease.

The program is designed to ensure training in the full range of interventional radiology practice, with extensive procedural, clinical and consultative experience.

The integrated residency program is approved for 2 spots annually and is a 6 year categorical program.


Internship, PGY-1

The IR residency at MedStar Health is a categorical program, including a surgical internship year spent between MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center, tailored to the needs of a future interventional radiologist.

Rotations during internship include the following:

  • 1 IR rotation at GUH and 1 IR rotation at WHC;
  • Rotations in vascular surgery, SICU, transplant, trauma, thoracic, surgical oncology split between GUH and WHC; additional rotations (such as acute general surgery, minimally invasive surgery and others) will be assigned when starting residency.
Diagnostic Residency, PGY-2 to PGY-4

The internship year is followed by 3 years of diagnostic radiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, identical to that of the diagnostic radiology residency. During this time, there is 1 IR rotation at GUH per academic year.

Call requirements will be identical to those of the Diagnostic residency. Diagnostic rotations include an away rotation at Shock Trauma in Baltimore and pediatric rotations at Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC.

IR training, PGY-5 and PGY-6

The final two years of the residency will be spent fulfilling diagnostic radiology training requirements, on clinical rotations and in interventional radiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and its affiliates, such as MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where training will be focused on peripheral arterial, aortic and trauma interventions and general interventional radiology. Additionally, trainees will also rotate at an outpatient IR center, focusing on dialysis management and varicose vein treatment.

Diagnostic requirements during the PGY-5 year include 1 month-long rotation in nuclear medicine (ABR mandated), 1 in breast imaging (ABR mandated), 1 block of night float (2 weeks) and 1 block (2 weeks) on fluoroscopy.

Clinical rotations include 1 month-long rotation in MICU, 1 in SICU, 1 in hepatology and 1 in oncology.

Salary and Benefits

Resident salaries and benefits are under the governance of the MedStar Graduate Medical Education and further information can be found here: MedStar GME Salaries and Benefits


Georgetown Radiology performs research in a wide variety of areas, including:

  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Abdominal and pelvic MRI
  • Transplant imaging
  • Radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors
  • Stroke therapies
  • Interventional oncology
  • Technological advancements in ultrasound
  • Thrombolysis
  • Quality and Safety
  • Informatics

Research Institute

MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI) is the research division of MedStar Health. MHRI provides scientific, administrative, and regulatory support for clinical research throughout the MedStar Health system. MHRI supports many types and areas of research from bench to bedside and into the community. There is a particular emphasis on promoting research within the Graduate Medical Education programs within MedStar.

For residents and fellows in particular, MHRI offers the following services:

  • Faculty mentorship
  • Research courses dedicated to residents
  • Biostatistical and bioinformatics support
  • Assistance with grant/IRB writing
  • Multiple research grants

There are multiple internal opportunities for residents and fellows to present their research, including the Department of Radiology’s Research Symposium and a well attended Annual Research Symposium with a robust number of submissions across the MedStar Health System.


Residency call

Residents will only cover diagnostic call at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. The other hospitals in our system are fully staffed by attending radiologists. One resident taking solo call is in house per call shift with attending backup at home in each subspecialty area. All faculty have PACS access from home.

Diagnostic call

  • No diagnostic call during first year (PGY-2). Second year residents (DR and IR) cover diagnostic call on holidays and holiday weekends.
  • US technologists are on-site 24/7. CT and MRI are active 24/7.
  • Swing shift (one week at a time): from Monday to Friday. Coverage of all exams performed from 5pm to 8pm. The resident reports to service at 12pm for that week.
  • Nighfloat (2 week blocks): from Sunday through Thursday, from 8pm to 8am. Second years take more call and becomes less as you become more senior.
  • Weekends: 2 residents take call each weekend. One resident covers Friday and Saturday night, from 8pm to 8am. The second resident covers Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 8pm. The Friday night call resident does not report to clinical service on Friday and comes in only for call duty. There is a $10 food stipend for each day of call (weekends only, not nightfloat).

IR Call

For each IR rotation, each resident covers 1 call block from Monday to Friday (24/5) and 1 one separate weekend. During their first rotation, the diagnostic residents take buddy call with a fellow while, instead, IR residents take call during their internship year and then take solo call after that.

Contact us

Please contact the Radiology Academic Coordinator:

Kaitlin Bressler

Department of Radiology
Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007-2113

Phone: (202) 444-3450
Fax: (202) 444-4899