Department of Radiology

Interventional Radiology Independent Residency

The University of South Florida, Department of Radiology, has received ACGME accreditation for the IR Independent Pathway. We are currently participating in the NRMP Match for the July 2021 start date.

The IR Independent program is based solely out of Tampa General Hospital located on Davis Island approximately 1 mile from downtown Tampa. TGH is a tertiary referral hospital with over 1,000 beds and offers every surgical specialty, busy transplant service, and a Level I trauma center. It is the major teaching hospital for the University of South Florida medical school. IR volume is high as we average ~ 30 procedures daily and does not include non-tunneled central line or PICC access.

The variety and case complexity are unlikely to be matched by other programs. There are seven full time VIR attendings, IR residents, and three physician extenders (ARNP/PA). AAA/TEVAR and Endoleaks are performed with cooperation with IR and vascular surgery in a hybrid room in the OR. We run seven IR suites daily, five with Cone-Beam CT technology and two biplane rooms. Attendings are all part of a hybrid, private practice and academic group. Our group also has a non-academic IR practice at Sarasota memorial hospital with four IR attendings and own/manage 15 outpatient imaging centers in Tampa area. The combination of our clinical knowledge and medical management acumen offers a unique and special opportunity for fellows/residents.

The IR service at TGH is a consultative surgical practice. Each patient, that has an IR procedure, is evaluated by a physician extender, attending/fellow, a consult performed and recommendations made in the EMR. Other services do not dictate our procedures or recommendations. We are a busy and cooperative consultation service with excellent working relationships with all other specialties in the hospital. We currently run the outpatient clinic in an adjacent medical tower two days a week, but expect that to be three days a week by the end of the year. Fellows attend and present at weekly “transplant conference” which includes a large number of metastatic and primary liver cancer cases. Additional conferences and lectures include weekly fellow didactic lecture, bi-weekly GI tumor conference, monthly M&M and journal club.

Our group is active in research with two full time research nurses including industry sponsored and investigator initiated studies. Current research topics include endoleak treatment, PE lysis, prostate embolization, AngioVac thrombectomy, bone-biopsy culture evaluation and HCC chemoembolization.

Overall, I believe our program is one of the best in the country and all of our residents leave confident and well-rounded for any type of practice. We will participate in the NRMP Match for the 2021-22 academic year that begins on July 1, 2021. If you have any questions regarding our program or the application process, please feel free to contact our Academic Services Administrator, Tracy Colley, by phone (813) 259-8515 or email at tcolley@usf.edu.

Please email the following documents to tcolley@usf.edu if not added to application in ERAS:

  • Standardized ESIR letter
  • Case logs

Sincerely,

Clifford Davis, M.D.
Program Director
Interventional Radiology Independent Program