McMaster University

McMaster University

Vascular - Interventional Imaging

Multi-site - Hamilton Health Sciences

The Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is comprised of three tertiary care teaching hospitals that are affiliated with McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The three sites are referred to as the Hamilton General Hospital, the Juravinski Hospital and the McMaster University Medical Centre. Between these 3 sites, there is tremendous opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of vascular and non-vascular interventions given the large volume of pathology and diversity of interventional radiology services offered across HHS. Every HHS site provides general hospital services but each is unique and caters to different patient populations. The Hamilton General Site is the adult trauma and neuro center and has a large cardiac and peripheral vascular program. The Juravinski Site has a major focus on oncology, hepatobiliary and orthopedics since it is affiliated with the Juravinski Cancer Centre. The McMaster site has the main pediatric and high risk obstetrical/gynecological programs in the city.

We are pleased to offer an interventional radiology fellowship position that would rotate the fellow through all three sites, providing a comprehensive and well-rounded hands-on experience working with collegial, enthusiastic and dynamic interventionalists. This experience would offer ample exposure to a wide variety of procedures and techniques which would include angiography, stenting/angioplasty, CT and MR angiography, embolizations (eg. tumours, varicoceles, GI bleeds, preoperative etc.), radiofrequency ablation (liver, bone, renal etc), biliary drainages/stenting, urologic procedures (eg, nephrostomies, ureteric stenting etc), central venous access (eg. Tunneled catheters, PICCs and portacaths), all kinds of biopsies, TIPS and transjugular liver biopsies, GI procedures (eg, percutaneous feeding tubes, cecostomy tube, colonic stenting, esophageal dilatation), abscess/fluid drainages, IVC filter insertions and removals, sclerotherapy, and arthrography. We have a large catchment area and referral base that allows us to form integral working relationships with referring clinicians and non-radiology staff.

All fellows are expected and encouraged to take active roles in educating medical students, residents and staff and to participate in educational and clinical rounds. The IR fellow would also have appropriate interventional on-call responsibilities. Academic pursuits and research are recommended and encouraged.

Further inquiries can be directed to Marilynn Scott at scottmar@HHSC.CA


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