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Department of Radiology

Interventional Radiology Independent Fellowship

The Interventional Radiology Independent program at the University of South Florida, MCOM is an ACGME accredited program for two independent positions per year.
The IR Independent program is primarily based out of Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL, located on Davis Islands blocks from downtown Tampa. The hospital is a 1041 bed Level 1 trauma center with 43 surgical suites and 7 interventional suites The heart, liver and kidney transplant programs are each in the top 10 busiest programs in the nation. The full gamut of IR is practiced with particularly high volumes of liver intervention (TIPS, BRTO, TACE, Y90-TARE, TIPS-PVR), complex venous interventions (Angiovac thrombectomy, iliocaval reconstruction, Complex IVC Filter retrieval including forceps and excimer laser), women’s health interventions (UAE/UFE, pelvic congestion embolizations, fallopian tube recanalizations), arteriovenous malformation embolization and sclerosis, EVAR/TEVAR, and endoleak embolizations.
 You will also rotate (1 quarter) at the Moffitt Cancer Center, the 3rd largest NCI designated free standing Cancer Center by outpatient volume, all aspects of interventional oncologic procedures are performed. There are 7 interventional radiologists functioning solely in IR with the support of 7 advanced practice professionals. Procedures include extensive liver directed therapies including Y90, TACE, bland embolization, and percutaneous hepatic perfusion, embolotherapy and sclerosis of AVMs, thrombolysis, angioplasty, stenting, vascular access device placement and removal, IVC filter placement and removal, biliary and GU interventions, percutaneous G and G-J tube placement, vertebral augmentation, lymphangiogram and thoracic duct embolization. We also perform high volume image guided tumor ablations including microwave, RFA, and IRE, as well as image guided needle biopsies.
 Our practice is a hybrid, private practice/academic group, offering residents the benefits of both. We are part of a larger radiology practice which includes 14 outpatient imaging centers as well as diagnostic services at TGH. Our Interventional Radiology department is comprised of 7 state-of-the-art IR suites located in the Cardiovascular Center overlooking Tampa Bay. Two of the IR suites are bi-plane rooms and five have Cone-Beam CT capabilities. CT-guided procedures are performed on either a dedicated procedural CT or the 64-slice CT located in the department. The vascular lab is ICAVL certified in 5 categories under the direction of the IR team. The hospital has a well-developed vascular access team which performs all the PICC lines for the hospital.
 The IR residency training is focused on procedural skills as well as clinical evaluation and inpatient care. We are a busy, cooperative consultation service with an excellent relationship with the other specialties at TGH. Most of the consults are performed by our IR ARNP/PA team. We have an outpatient clinic three mornings each week to evaluate new consults as well as provide follow-up post procedure care. We perform procedures across every segment of IR and fellows have the opportunity to gain neuro-IR experience through elective months, if desired.
Senior residents are expected to attend and present patient cases at the weekly Hepatobiliary conference focused on the treatment of hepatic neoplasm and transplant patients. GI tumor board attendance is encouraged. Weekly didactic lectures are given by the IR attendings. Monthly M&M conferences are held to evaluate patient outcomes. Monthly Journal Clubs are sponsored to discuss recent and landmark IR literature.
Our group is also active in research. Currently, we are involved in several studies/registries including national randomized studies and single-center retrospective studies. Residents are expected to participate in at least one research study and encouraged to present them at national conferences. Applications are accepted through ERAS. Interviews for the Independent residency are generally held January-March. The USF Health Department of Radiology follows the guidelines set forth by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) for programs participating in the match. Additional information regarding graduate medical education at USF, including the Housestaff Handbook and a sample contract, can be found on the USF GME website.
If you have any questions regarding our program or the application process, please feel free to contact us.

Tracy Colley
Program Administrator
(813) 259-8515


Glenn Hoots, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Interventional Radiology