Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship

Fellowship Overview

Our Interventional Radiology Fellowship is a one-year ACGME accredited program, with an option for two years depending on eligibility. Four to five fellowship training positions are offered per year. A mandatory requirement is completion of an ACGME or equivalent accredited diagnostic radiology residency.

In addition to focusing on procedural training in vascular and non-vascular interventions, our fellowship program also provides comprehensive experience across the scope of interventional radiology practice, including ambulatory clinic, non-invasive vascular imaging, and research.

The University of Minnesota is a large tertiary referral institution and transplant center that services a wide area of the Midwest. Fellows will rotate through three University hospitals in Minneapolis and will primarily perform adult interventions, but will also learn pediatric interventions. Fellows will take call on a rotating basis, always with a supervising faculty member.

Our interventional radiology faculty are all subspecialized within the field and as such, fellows will receive high level training and experience in a wide variety of vascular and non-vascular disease processes and interventions. This includes peripheral vascular disease, aortic endografts, venous disease, dialysis access, TIPS, BRTO, interventional oncology, fibroid embolization, prostate embolization, vascular malformations, vertebroplasty, biliary interventions, genitourinary interventions, vascular access, biopsies, and drain placements. We do not perform coronary or intracranial interventions.

Our interventional radiology department has a strong clinical presence and is very patient care-driven. Therefore fellows will learn how to manage patients from pre-procedural assessment through post-procedural follow up. This includes rounding on inpatients and attending outpatient clinics. Our advanced practice providers, including physician assistants and nurse practitioners, are an essential part of the clinical team.

Fellows will receive weekly didactic lectures by the interventional radiology faculty, and will also participate in regular journal club, M&M meetings, interesting case presentations, and multidisciplinary conferences.

Research is mandatory and academic time is allocated to each fellow to complete a research project during the year. Fellows are encouraged to present their research at a national meeting.


The Interventional Radiology Fellowship program officially ends June 30, 2020. It is being replaced with Interventional Radiology-Integrated Residency Program per the ABR and ACGME.


Health and Dental Insurance- fellow shares costs

  • Life Insurance - $50,000 term policy
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation - 4 weeks annually
  • Paid Sick Leave - 2 weeks annually
  • Paid Maternity and/or Paternity Leave

Educational Allowance

Access to STATdx and RADPrimer

Stipend Amount