Independent IR/DR Residency

The Independent IR/DR residency program is entirely conducted at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, a 629 bed adult hospital and a 136 bed attached children’s hospital. Both serve as community hospitals for the 350,000 Peoria metropolitan area and tertiary referral hospital and level I trauma center for 26 counties in north central Illinois with a population of 2.25 million. The program has six full-time IR faculty with 24/7 coverage. The program is small by design with only two residents per year, but in a large, high volume (just under 15,000 IR procedures) department. The clinical experience is complete with all levels of complexity, acuity, and variety of procedures/clinical conditions treated in today’s IR department. The support for the IR department from the University and Medical Center is outstanding with state-of-the-art facilities, including equipment, personnel, and space.

Rotations

Year 1

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Medical Intensive Care Unit
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Nuclear Medicine
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Breast Imaging
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Non-invasive Vascular Ultrasound
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Year 2

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Research
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 90%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Vascular Surgery
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Neurointerventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Interventional Radiology
Site: OSF
Outpatient: 10%
Research: 0%

Notes:

  • IR service also does all image guided biopsies, drainages, ablations, MRAs + CTAs of abdomen, pelvis, and lower extremities.
  • Vacation: Residents may not take two (2) weeks off during the same rotation.
  • Clinic rotations: In order to facilitate resident participation in the longitudinal care of patients, particularly oncology and vascular disease patients, the resident outpatient clinic rotations will be spread out over their entire two years at the rate of four half days per month. This will allow residents to see patients on whom they have performed procedures over time to experience outcomes in real life, witness disease natural history, and enjoy the bond between patient and treating physician. Residents will purposely be paired with all attendings to learn from each physician’s style and approach.

Procedures/Clinical Activities in Past Year

Non-invasive Vascular Imaging

CTA/MRA Abdomen/Pelvis928
CTA/MRA Extremities78
CTA/MRA Chest3,032
Lower Extremity Arterial Segmental Evaluation1,952
Subtotal5,990

Angiography

Carotid/Cerebral Arteriography956
Extremity Arteriography1,196
Mesenteric/Renal Arteriography325
Dialysis Graft/Fistula Evaluation136
Subtotal2,613

Arterial Vascular Intervention

Arterial Angioplasty276
Arterial Stent Placement267
Lower Extremity Arterial Revascularization495
Peripheral Thrombolysis/Thrombectomy281
Embolization – TACE50
Embolization – Radioembolization21
Embolization – UFE11
Embolization – Other157
Aortic Stent Graft95
Carotid Stent Placement27
Stroke Thrombolysis76
Subtotal1,756

Venous Vascular Interventions

TIPS – Initial Placement15
Port Placement322
Tunneled Catheter Placement258
IVC Filter Placement97
Venous Ablation69
Venous Thrombolysis235
Hemodialysis Intervention53
Subtotal1,049

Nonvascular Intervention

Biopsy1,916
Chest Tube Placement162
Initial Nephrostomy/Nephroureteral Tube Placement100
Initial Biliary Drainage Catheter Placement49
Initial Percutaneous GI Tract Tube Placement79
Abscess Drainage448
Tumor Ablation54
Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty76
Subtotal2,884
Total of all IR procedures listed above14,292

Clinical Activities

Inpatient Interventional Radiology Admissions
by Interventional Radiology Service
(to include 23-hour stay)
170
New Outpatient Interventional Radiology Clinic Visits750

Contact Us

Carrie Warner
cwarner@uic.edu
309-624-3355
Fax: 309-655-7365

UICOMP Independent IR/DR Residency
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
530 NE Glen Oak Ave.
Peoria, IL. 61637