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.


Submit the following materials to: 

Attn: Shari Johnston
University of Minnesota
MMC 292, 420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

1. Completed Application: Fellowship Application or ABR 4 Year Pathway Application
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Transcript
6. Three letters of recommendation (one of which must come from your program director)
7. Personal Statement 

Applications will be accepted via email and/or US mail from October 1 - December 31. There are no open fellowship positions for 2019-2020.


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