Interventional Radiology Residency

The University of Michigan offers three integrated positions with up to two ESIR and two Independent Residency positions.

The primary intent of the IR Residency is to provide a broader and more in-depth experience in the clinical diagnosis and care of patients with diseases commonly treated by interventional radiologists. Strong training in diagnostic radiology (DR) will prepare the trainee to obtain ABR certification, while utilizing these skills to plan image-guided interventions. The final intent of the residency is to allow the trainee an opportunity to become proficient in the clinical practice of interventional radiology.

The IR Residency is an integrated clinically oriented residency, which incorporates DR, IR, and clinical management of patients with a surgical internship included. Clinical rotations will be integrated with diagnostic and interventional radiology rotations so the trainee can maintain and build their skills alongside their training in diagnostic imaging. Clinical rotations include vascular surgery, cardiovascular ICU, hepatology, and surgical ICU. While on clinical services, the trainee should act as an advanced resident on those services. Trainees are expected to be actively involved in outpatient clinics and consultation.

Residency Training Highlights

Peripheral Arterial Disease

  • Free standing multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Center with IR suites
  • PAD Clinic two-half days a week
  • Complex interventions such as SAFARI for CLI in VA and CVC
  • Large destination pediatric arterial disease practice, in addition to vascular anomalies
  • Access and participation in non-invasive vascular lab (500 examinations required as a prerequisite for RPVI)

Venous Disease

  • Multidisciplinary complex venous disease and coagulopathy clinic one day a week
  • Additional venous insufficiency clinic one day a week
  • At least two weeks of vein clinic with vascular surgery and outpatient procedures
  • Outpatient and inpatient varicose vein experience

Interventional Oncology

  • Large volume of IO procedures (TACE, glass and resin-based radioembolization)
  • Multidisciplinary conferences and clinics
  • Hepatic, renal, lung, and bone ablations

Hepatobiliary Interventions

  • Large volume of biliary and portal interventions
  • Extensive experience in transhepatic endoscopy (stone removal & biopsy)
  • Multidisciplinary portal hypertension conference
  • Multidisciplinary liver transplant complication conference

Pediatric interventions

  • Free standing Children and Women’s Hospital with IR suites
  • Pediatric biliary and portal interventions with destination program for pediatric portal hypertension
  • Multidisciplinary vascular malformation conference and clinic



Sahira Kazanjian

Sahira Kazanjian, MD

Associate Professor, Radiology
Director, Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Program Director, IR Residency
Director, VIR Quality and Safety
William Sherk

William Sherk, MD

Assistant Professor, Radiology
Associate Program Director, IR Residency
Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Janet Bailey

Janet Bailey, MD, FACR

Professor, Radiology
Associate Chair, Education
Associate Program Director, IR Residency
Division of Abdominal Radiology
Division of Breast Imaging