Program Overview

Our Independent Interventional Radiology (IR) Residency Program is ACGME-accredited.

We are participating in the upcoming Independent IR Residency match for 2025-2026. We will be accepting applications for ESIR pathway radiology residents for a 1-year position.

Diagnostic radiology residents who are on the ESIR pathway and have completed the first year of IR training at their home institution (in their R4 year) can place directly into the second year of the Independent Residency.

Graduates of the Independent IR Residency qualify to take the IR/DR examination offered by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The IR/DR certificate recognizes competency in both diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology.

See our Diagnostic Radiology Residency page for info on ESIR designation.


IR Independent Residency Program Director
Reza Talaie, MD

IR Independent Residency Associate Program Director
Prashant Shrestha, MD

GME Program Administrator
Breckyn Avery


A complete application via ERAS must include:

  • Three letters of recommendations, including one from Radiology Residency Program Director
  • Dean's letter (MSPE)
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official medical school transcript(s)
  • All USMLE and/or COMLEX scores
  • Photograph

Application deadline December 5.


To be eligible for appointment, the candidate must be:

  • A diagnostic radiology resident in good standing at an ACGME-approved program.
  • Applicants must have passed the ABR core exam prior to entering the Independent IR Residency program.
  • Applicants from non-US radiology training programs must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

ESIR Applicants

  • ESIR applicants must upload a letter from their PD verifying acceptance into ESIR and block diagrams for all 4 years of DR residency to ERAS.
  • Documents should be e-mailed to Program Administrator Breckyn Avery, at time of application.
  • ESIR Designation