Education

Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship

Jacob Cynamon, MD

The Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program at Montefiore offers two, one-year fellowship positions that cover a broad range of vascular and nonvascular diagnostic and interventional procedures. The ACGME-accredited program is based at the Moses Campus.

An unusually close working relationship with the clinical services at Montefiore, including vascular surgery, urology, gastroenterology and general surgery, helps provide a rich experience. In addition to the excellent clinical material, VIR divisional, departmental and interdepartmental didactic and case conferences enhance the fellowship experience.

As the fellow gains more experience, he or she also plays an increasingly active role in teaching radiology residents.

VIR Fellowship Experience at Montefiore

The day generally begins at 7:30 am, with work rounds on the patient floors, and usually concludes around 6 pm, often with a film review session. Weekly and monthly conferences include these:

  • Vascular surgery Grand Rounds
  • Angiography didactic and case conferences
  • Angiography journal club, basic principles of vascular
  • Interventional radiology and quality assurance

The fellows are on call on average one out of three weeks, always with attending staff as backup.

Cardiovascular diagnosis and intervention are emphasized, plus transcatheter thrombolysis, embolization, intravascular stents, IVC filter placements and TIPS procedures are also performed routinely. Fellows are also responsible for nonvascular interventional procedures (e.g., biliary drainage and stents, percutaneous nephrostomy, ureteral stents and abscess drainage). The Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology also has assumed responsibility for peripheral MR and CT angiography. Fellows will have the chance to take part in Montefiore's stent graft program. There is also ample opportunity for research and publication.

Salary and Benefits

Montefiore offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including four weeks of vacation and one funded conference week for fellows. Subsidized housing is available close to the Moses Campus and in Riverdale. Fellows also receive a daily meal stipend, which may be used at all food stations at Montefiore, as well as reduced rates for monthly parking.

Location

Montefiore is located in a pleasant residential section of the North Bronx, close to the Westchester border and several major highways. Residents, fellows and faculty easily commute from Manhattan, Westchester, Rockland, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Montefiore housing is available in Riverdale (10 minutes away) and also on the Medical Center grounds.

We encourage all interested applicants to learn more about our generous compensation and benefits package as well as additional resources and amenities.

Contact Information

All applications are accepted through ERAS. We participate in the Vascular Interventional Radiology Fellowship match administered by the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

For additional information or questions, please contact the fellowship coordinator Emily Ofrias.
Email: eofrias@montefiore.org
Telephone: 718-920-5506