Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Three one-year fellowships are available each year in Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR) based at Parkland Memorial Hospital and Zale Lipshy University Hospital, both located on the UT Southwestern Medical Center campus. The VIR fellowship program is ACGME-accredited.
Clayton Trimmer, D.O., MS, FACR
Vascular Interventional Radiology Program Director
The fellowship provides a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic vascular and nonvascular experience while allowing participation in a variety of cases, both as primary operator and as instructor and supervisor to residents performing cases. Additional experience is provided in MR angiography and CT angiography diagnostic exams.
The variety of cases encountered during the fellowship is extensive and includes the evaluation and treatment of:
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Visceral and pulmonary angiography
- Balloon angioplasty and stent placement
- Venocaval filter placement
- Venous access
- Biliary drainages
Divisional M&M conferences are held monthly.
Radiology resident teaching conferences are held twice daily throughout the year and include both didactic lectures and case-based presentations. Fellows are welcome to attend these conferences, as service duties allow. Fellows are also welcome to present conferences in this forum.
Radiology Grand Rounds are held monthly with prestigious visiting and local professors, offering the opportunity to meet and learn from leading national authorities on a wide variety of topics.
Participation in joint conferences with the vascular surgery department, urologic surgery department, and other referring physician groups is encouraged. Informative multidisciplinary clinical conferences in combination with medicine, surgery, pathology, and the various clinical subspecialties are available.
Intellectual vibrancy and technological innovation are core values of the Department, which are developed through research and collaborative efforts of the clinical faculty and department Ph.D.s.