Clinical Exposure

Clinical work at UH Cleveland Medical Center and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center offers residents exposure to a variety organ systems and pathologic processes. Residents will be exposed to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in multiple areas including:

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease: Angiography, angioplasty, stenting, endoleak management
  • Women’s Health: Uterine fibroid embolization, perioperative hemorrhage management, pelvic congestion syndrome
  • Men’s Health: Prostate artery embolization, varicocele embolization
  • Gastrointestinal: Gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy tubes, gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Genitourinary: Nephrostomy, nephrouterostomy, suprapubic catheter placement
  • Hepatobiliary: Transjugular liver biopsy, TIPS, BRTO/BATO, percutaneous transhepatic drainage, cholecystostomy
  • Oncology: Percutaneous ablation of liver, kidney, and lung (microwave, cryoablation, radiofrequency); trans-arterial embolization (bland and TACE) and Y90 embolotherapy; Denver shunt; Pleurex catheter
  • Embolotherapy: Bronchial artery, aneurysm coiling, vascular malformation
  • Trauma: Chest/abdominal wall, splenic, and pelvic arterial embolization
  • Venous Disease: Thrombolysis, IVC filter placement and complex retrieval, dialysis access and management, sharp venous recanalization
  • Neurointerventional: Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, cerebral angiogram
  • Pediatric: Gastrostomy/gastrojejunostomy tube management, congenital vascular malformation
  • Musculoskeletal: Bone biopsy and ablation, tumor embolization

University Hospitals is one of the largest healthcare systems in Northeast Ohio. Clinical sites at UH St. John Medical Center and UH Ahuja Medical Center offer residents additional opportunities for diverse case exposure in a private practice setting.

IR/DR residents will rotate through vascular surgery, transplant surgery, hepatology, and vascular medicine during their intern years. ESIR residents are encouraged to request these electives to their respective internships if training elsewhere. Additional electives in neurointerventional radiology during advanced IR training years will be available upon request for IR/DR and ESIR residents.

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