Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Yale University Department of Radiology offer four one-year fellowships in this subspecialty. Experience at both Yale-New Haven Hospital and the West Haven Veterans Administration Hospital is included during this year. Fellows receive training in all areas of diagnostic angiography other than the coronary or intracranial distribution.

Vascular interventional techniques include arterial and venous revascularizations (balloon angioplasty, thrombolysis, and stenting), transcatheter embolotherapy, and percutaneous inferior vena cava filter placement. Additional vascular experience includes the management of stenotic and occluded hemodialysis accesses, percutaneous creation of intrahepatic portosystemic shunts, and the placement of a variety of venous access devices, including tunneled and implantable ones.

Nonvascular procedures include the percutaneous management of abscesses, gastrostomies, radiofrequency ablation of tumors, and interventions in the biliary and urinary systems, such as external drainage, internal stenting, dilatation, and lithotripsy. The section also has two endoscopes for percutaneous diagnosis and intervention, principally in the biliary system.

Approximately 7000 diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are performed each year.

The fellowship also gives experience in more global patient care responsibilities. The Interventional Radiology Section has a clinic and admitting privileges and fellows will cover this service in conjunction with the attending and an advanced nurse practitioner or physicians assistant. Approximately 100 patients per year are admitted to this service and there are over 750 clinic visits each year.

On call responsibilities include emergency coverage at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the VA hospital. The fellows rotate call and an attending is always on call with a fellow.

The fellow is expected to participate in teaching residents on rotation, and in giving resident conferences. Academic time is available for fellows participating in clinical and basic science activities, and in scientific presentations and papers.

Vascular/Interventional Fellows 2015-2016

Andrew Bunney, MD
Kyle Cothron, MD
Tamir Friedman, MD
William Pechter, MD

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Medical School:

  • Graduation from a medical school in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • Graduation from a medical school outside the United States and Canada meeting one of the following qualifications:
    • Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates or
    • Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction.
  • Graduation from a medical school outside the United States and having completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME- accredited medical school.


  • Have completed an ACGME approved residency in Diagnostic Radiology prior to entering the fellowship and be American Board of Radiology eligible or certified, or
  • Enter an approved alternate pathway combining training in diagnostic radiology and vascular and interventional radiology (not in existence at Yale-New Haven Hospital as yet).

We participate in the match, which includes a designated interview season. Early application is encouraged. Interviews and positions are offered without regard to sex, race, age, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran's status. Interested applicants should send an application, personal statement, their curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (one letter must be from your residency program director or department chairman) to our fellowship director.

Applications are closed as of February 27, 2015.

Eric Reiner, D.O.
Fellowship Program Director
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Yale University School of Medicine
P.O. Box 208042
New Haven, CT 06520-8042 

Associate Program Directors:
Raj Ayyagari, MD
Igor Latich, MD

For additional information, please contact: 

Amy O'Malley
Education Manager, Diagnostic Radiology
Phone: 203.737.4695
Cell: 203.815.7851