Interventional Radiology Los Angeles Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center provides an exceptional Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR) training experience.


We established a VIR pathway for training in 2008 and our graduates have gone on to perform exceptionally well, developing robust clinical VIR practices. We currently have a total of 10 faculty members which include 7 peripheral interventionalists and 3 neuro-interventionalists.

From a clinical non-procedural standpoint our IR division averages 2000 inpatient consultations, 500 hospital admissions and see approximately 5000 patients in our outpatient clinic annually. Each VIR attending has between 1 to 2 days of clinic with between 100 to 150 outpatient clinic visits a week.  Our VIR department provides the opportunity to gain early hands-on experience in a wide range of advanced interventional procedures including complex aortic interventions, peripheral arterial disease for CLI, interventional oncology, pain/MSK interventions, neuro-, pediatric, women’s health, and GI/GU interventions. Our trainees each log over 50 aortic repairs, 100 lower extremity revascularizations for critical limb ischemia, and numerous DVT/PE/varicose vein interventions and complex IVC filter removals and IVC reconstructions including use of laser.   Kaiser LA medical center has a very busy interventional oncology program and perform about 500 trans arterial chemoembolization/Y90 procedures a year.  We also perform over 100 ablations a year, which include but are not limited to liver, lung, kidney and bone tumors. The three neuro-interventionalists in our group have a very robust practice treating over 100 cerebral aneurysms a year and performing large number of carotid stents, intracranial stents as well as AVM treatments.  We are also a comprehensive stroke center and perform a high volume of acute stroke thrombectomy cases.  Our integrated residents get 3 months of dedicated time on the neuro-interventional service and become stroke trained. 

In summary, the Kaiser Permanente Integrated Vascular and Interventional Residency offers the highly motivated trainee an opportunity to become an outstanding vascular interventional physician who will be able to build an interventional practice from scratch and provide comprehensive clinical care from head to toe.  They will be capable of offering a tremendous range of procedures to the patients that they take care of.  We offer one of the broadest array of procedural opportunities in a training program which includes nearly every aspect of interventional medicine. They will graduate with the tools necessary to become innovators in the rapidly advancing field of interventional radiology.

One resident is accepted annually at the first postgraduate (intern) level through the National Resident Matching Program. The program does not accept applicants at the PGY-2 level who have completed internships elsewhere.