Vascular and Interventional Radiology, because of its invasive nature and especially because of the direct contact with patients and their management, requires specific radiological and interventional training as well as the development of certain skills to diagnose and treat different illnesses and pathologies. The purpose of the Vascular and Interventional Program, which is sponsored by Jackson Health System/ Jackson Memorial Hospital, is that trainees become proficient at the indications and contraindications of interventional procedures, the risks and benefits of the procedures, as well as other options available to treat the particular diseases.

The objective is to provide the Vascular and Interventional fellow with a full comprehensive supervised educational experience which will include the performance of the procedures, patient pre-procedure workup, and post-procedure management. It is the responsibility of the Program Director, the faculty of the Vascular Interventional Radiology Section, as well as the Department of Radiology as a whole, to meet these educational goals with close supervision of the trainee.

ACGME Accredited: Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: 8
Duration: 1 year
Postgraduate Training Required: Yes
U.S. Citizenship Required: No, as long the applicant is eligible for J1 visa.

Teaching Hospitals

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital


  • Apply to fellowship via the ERAS system
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Curriculum Vitae and Personal Statement
  • ECFMG Certificate (foreign graduates only)
  • USMLE, National Board Exams, or FLEX (attach copy of results)
  • School of Medicine Graduation Certificate/Diploma & translation if applicable
  • Dean’s Letter (foreign graduates please attach transcript of grades if no Dean letter available)
  • Immigration Status – foreign applicants please send copy of visa
  • Current/valid CPR card (copy)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation- Letters of recommendation should be on institutional letterhead, addressed to the Program Director and uploaded directly to the fellowship program via the ERAS application system.

Application Deadline
Please see ERAS application time line.

The program provides training over a wide variety of pathology and complex vascular, vascular interventional, and non-vascular interventional cases at Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH). As one of the only tertiary care hospitals, JMH provides comprehensive medical care with a Women’s Health Center, Holtz Children Hospital, Miami Transplant Institute and a well-established Diagnostic Treatment Center. The fellow also participates in an extensive array of oncology cases performed at the University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMHC/SCCC), as well as the University of Miami Hospital (UMH) and VA. Clinical hands-on training is well balanced with the formal didactics, simulations trainings, multidisciplinary meetings, and annual conferences including Synergy. The program is unique in that it offers a comprehensive training across the spectrum of IR service lines, with a special emphasis on Interventional Oncology, which has become a very relevant component in the practice of IR.

Board Exam Requirements
At a minimum, documented successful completion of the first two parts of USMLE Step 1, Step II CK and Step 2CS must be submitted for initial appointment as a Resident or Clinical Fellow (or for reappointment, if not previously provided).

At a minimum, documented successful completion of USMLE Step III (Part 1 and Part 2) is required for appointment (or reappointment) at the PGY 3 level or higher.

Documented successful completion of USMLE Step III is required for graduation from all JHS residency and fellowship programs.

Educational & Other Experience
Program Directors/Chiefs, in consultation with the DIO of JHS, may grant individual exceptions to the above provisions for one year at a time.

Canadian physicians and Doctors of Osteopathy who are eligible for licensure may substitute documentation of successful completion of LMCC/MCCQE and COMLEX examinations, respectively, in lieu of USMLE examinations.

The fellows are paired up with faculty mentors at the beginning of the year to get them involved in research projects. Each fellow must complete a research project during the 12 month fellowship. Research endeavors are supported by a dedicated research team included a statistician.

On-Call pagers JMH/UMHC (305)750-0609 & UMH (305)277-1334.

Arniece Gutierrez
Program Coordinator

Jason Salsamendi, MD
Program Director