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Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship & IR/DR Residency

The Vascular & Interventional Radiology Division offers positions in an ACGME accredited 12 month fellowship program. The section, which is staffed by seven faculty members, cares for more than 6000 patients and performs over 8000 procedures per year. The VIR Division features six state-of-the-art angiography suites, a hybrid OR, two dedicated CT guided procedure suites, and a dual-source CT scanner for performance of high resolution cardiovascular imaging. Applications for our 2019/20 program will be accepted via ERAS from December 1 - December 30. You can find the link here:

Prerequisite education for entry into the program includes the satisfactory completion of a diagnostic radiology residency program accredited by the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Osteopathic (D.O.) physicians should have completed a diagnostic radiology residency program accredited by the AOA. You will also need to complete USMLE steps 1, 2 and 3 in order to be eligible for our program. When you apply in ERAS, your application will not be considered complete until we have documentation of the above plus three recommendation letters.

Our program participates in the NRMP Match. The sub-specialty match information can be found on the NRMP website:

MUSC has historically offered 4 fellowship positions per year. With the ABMS approval of the IR/DR dual certificate residency, we will be phasing out the traditional Fellowship structure and transitioning to the IR/DR structure. We will continue to interview and match fellows until the ACGME accreditation of the traditional fellowship will conclude in 2020. MUSC has received ACGME accreditation for the integrated IR/DR residency program and matched our first class of two integrated IR/DR residents in the spring of 2017. These two matched residents will complete an internship (PGY-1) in Surgery during the 2017-18 academic year.

2018-2019 Fellows and IR/IDR Residents

Our 2018/19 Fellows and IR/IDR Residents are: Dr.Nima Golchin, Dr. Robert Grammer, Dr. Jonathan Perry, Dr. Enrique Rodriguez, Dr. Antony Gayed, and Dr. Stephen Stringfellow. To learn more about our present and past Fellows, click here.

As we move forward, transitioning from the conventional model of IR Fellowship training to the new IR/DR dual certificate pathway, we will gradually increase the complement of IR/DR residents via both Integrated and Independent pathways.

MUSC has also received accreditation for Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR). ESIR will include three full years of diagnostic radiology experience including the standard three months of IR during PGY-2 through PGY-4 years. The PGY-5 year will include an ICU month + nine months of IR resulting in 12 months of IR training during the R1-R4 (PGY2-PGY5) years of residency. The PGY-6 year will then be dedicated to 12 consecutive months of IR.

Residents who match into Diagnostic Radiology will have the opportunity to pursue IR/DR by applying for ESIR during residency.

Our training curriculum fully meets all requirements of the new dual certificate residency, including clinical experience in outpatient clinics and the inpatient consult service.

If you are interested in applying to our IR/DR Residency program or our Diagnostic Radiology Residency program with the possibility of applying for ESIR during your residency, go to:

General information regarding IR/DR can be found at the SIR website:

VIR IR/DR Program

Our IR/DR Program Director is Ricardo Yamada, M.D.

Questions? Contact Claudia Richey, IR/DR Residency Coordinator, MUSC Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences, 169 Ashley Avenue, MSC 322, Charleston, SC 29425. Phone: (843) 792-0337.

Information for Current Fellows








Division Director

Dr. Irshad

Marcelo Guimaraes, M.D., FSIR
Director, Vascular & Interventional Radiology