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What Makes Us Unique?

  • Strong procedural experience is emphasized from day one. Residents are expected to be proficient in lumbar punctures, joint injections, fluoroscopic procedures, image guided biopsies, and more by the time they begin call.
  • With few fellows on a year to year basis, unlike many larger programs, residents perform most of the procedures on all rotations.
  • An engaged and busy IR department that works closely with multiple departments including Vascular Surgery, GI, Nephrology, Urology and Oncology
  • Night float system that minimizes call.
  • Each call year residents are responsible for two holidays per year, so no resident has to work more than 1-1.5 holidays per year.
  • R1-R3 spend one month annually at UPMC Children’s Hospital, considered a top program for pediatric radiology.
  • Close interaction with faculty. Residents and attendings often work one-on-one in a relaxed, collegial atmosphere.
  • Constant flow of medical students from multiple nearby medical schools allows endless opportunities for teaching.
  • A year-long Physics curriculum, including eight Physics labs, given weekly by Peggy Blackwood, MS, DABR, who is certified by the American Board of Radiology in radiologic physics and is involved in developing the ABR Physics curriculum.
  • Responsiveness of faculty to resident concerns.
  • Clinical research opportunities for those who are interested.
  • Our residents have fun in and out of the hospital and participate in extramural sports teams, as well as community service projects. 
  • Pittsburgh’s transition from steel town to healthcare/tech hub/foodie city... has led to a diverse and dynamic city, ensuring that you never run out of things to do. Concert venues, professional sports, world-class museums, excellent parks, river side biking trails, downtown gallery crawls, affordable housing, and hundreds of restaurants and bars all make Pittsburgh one of the most exciting places to live, even for the most erudite.