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Interventional Radiology FellowshipManoj Kathuria, MD

Interventional Radiology Fellowship

The Interventional Radiology section is currently approved for one fellowship position per year. All fellows will work primarily in the main hospital at Galveston.

We have two angiography suites, including a biplane unit, and a new state-of-the-art Siemens biplane angiography unit. We also have rooms for US procedures, minor vascular procedures and also access to a CT room for procedures.

The goal of the program is to produce well trained interventional radiologists able to fulfill duties of clinical practice, research, and teaching. Fellows will actively participate in all aspects of clinical practice including pre-procedural work-ups, consults, and post-procedure follow-ups. Time will be available for electives and research for those interested.

We have close relationships with referring departments including transplant surgery, urology, gastroenterology, ob-gyn, and oncology. The IR clinic is active and supported by two nurse practitioners. We perform the full gamut of vascular and non-vascular interventional procedures. Lists of performed procedures includes (but not limited to):

  1. Comprehensive venous access (PICCs, ports, hickmans, triple lumens, dialysis catheters etc) including placement, removal, and maintenance/troubleshooting.
  2. Comprehensive dialysis access procedures including fistpograms, angioplasty, embolization, and declots.
  3. Aortic, ppmonary, mesenteric, renal, and peripheral angiography, angioplasty, and stent placements. Carbon dioxide angiography.
  4. Arterial and venous thrombolysis
  5. Comprehensive biopsy services (US, CT, and fluoro guided), percutaneous, transjugpar
  6. Comprehensive hepatic interventional oncology treatments including chemoembolizations (conventional, drug-eluting beads, bland), radiofrequency ablations, and soon radio-embolizations.
  7. IVC filter placements and retrievals
  8. Uterine artery embolization
  9. Nephrostomy, ureteral stents
  10. Transhepatic cholangiograms, biliary stents
  11. TIPS procedures
  12. Drainage procedures
  13. Percutaneous gastrostomy

The traditional PGY6 one-year IR fellowship pathway will no longer exist as of July 1, 2020.

All positions for the 2019-2020 IR fellowship filled.

Manoj Kathuria, MD
Fellowship Director of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Department of Radiology
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0709
Phone: (409) 747-2819
Fax: (409) 772-7120
Fellowship Coordinator: Velinda Love


UTMB's Department of Radiology is accredited by the American College of Radiology in: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound. It is also recognized as a Center of Excellence for Breast Imaging.