Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Integrated and Independent Residency ProgramsArsalan Saleem, MD, DABR - Residency Program Director

Arsalan Saleem, MD DABR®
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Program Director
Clinical |  Research

Osler Scholar John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - Nephrology
Program Director - Interventional Radiology Residency Program
Associate Program Director - Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program


Welcome to the IR Program


Eric Bih – Class of 2019
"UTMB is an extraordinary institution to train at. The wide variety of pathology, the perfect balance of autonomy and mentoring, and the level-specific structured education make our program the perfect place a resident could ask for. We have strong camaraderie and that just makes going to work enjoyable. In addition to the cohesiveness among residents, we also enjoy going to happy hour and weekend gathering with our faculty, who are always friendly and approachable. I am very honored and grateful for the knowledge and experiences that UTMB Radiology has taught me!"
Nita Kommula – Class of 2020
"UTMB radiology residency was the perfect choice for me. In terms of my medical education, I am provided with diverse pathology through the level 1 trauma center, the TDC hospital, multiple hospital sites, and state of the art equipment. The faculty are warm, approachable, and very knowledgeable, often interacting on a first name basis. The resident education and experience have become a premier focus of the department and residents are frequently consulted on how to improve the program. I was also provided the unique opportunity to broaden my horizons in health policy and participate in state level activities through the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Radiological Society with the full support and funding of the department. Finally, living on an island for residency certainly helps relieve some of the stress of call!"
Tiffiny Hunsaker – Class of 2021
"The faculty at UTMB are wonderful! Each department has mentors who willfully sacrifice their time to teach us the necessary fundamentals to become great radiologists. It is rare to find a program that knows its residents individually, creates opportunity for unique interests, and helps you achieve personal goals. UTMB is a family friendly training program where colleagues are friends and its enjoyable to come to work."
Mohamed Elshikh – Class of 2022
"UTMB is a nice place to get trained in especially, in radiology. Being a level I trauma and a tertiary care facility provides our department with a huge variety of cases. In our program, we see all the common pathologies in addition to zebras. This will certainly provide you as a resident with a strong foundation for your future practice either in private or academics. Our fellowship placement also is great. Most of our graduates match to highly ranked fellowships programs. This is certainly is due to the quality of UTMB graduates. The other thing I like about our program is the autonomy we have as residents. I think it is very essential for every trainee to have some sort of a supervised autonomy because it is extremely crucial for our educational growth.Living in Galveston area is really fun. Within few minutes you can enjoy the beach and Texas sun (always there!). Within one hour drive, you will be in Houston and enjoy the huge variety of food restaurants and other activities."

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.