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 IR attending has between 1 to 2 days of clinic with between 100 to 150 patients visits a week.
Our VIR department provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a wide range of advanced interventional procedures including aortic, peripheral arterial disease, interventional oncology, pain, neuro-, pediatric, women’s health, and GI/GU interventions. Our trainees each log over 50 aortic repairs, 100 lower extremity revascularizations, and numerous DVT/PE/varicose vein interventions. Kaiser LA medical center has a very busy interventional oncology program and perform about 500 trans arterial chemoembolization 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 a fair 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.
In summary, the Kaiser Permanente Integrated Interventional Residency offers the highly motivated trainee an opportunity to become an outstanding interventional physician who will be able to build an interventional practice from scratch and provide comprehensive clinical care. 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.