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Vascular/Interventional Radiology Fellowship (St. Michael's Hospital)

Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Common

St. Michael’s Hospital is a 600-bed downtown trauma centre. Long recognized for teaching excellence, we offer a single fellowship position with high-volume hands-on experience in vascular and non-vascular intervention and the benefits of excellent working relationships with other specialties, particularly vascular surgery, nephrology, urology, and cardiology. Graded supervision by 3 staff interventionalists is provided.

Vascular work includes:

  • Peripheral vascular intervention, including angioplasty, stenting, and thrombolysis
  • EVAR/endoleak management and combined surgical/endovascular procedures in the OR
  • Embolization for trauma, GI bleeding, PAVMs, uterine fibroids, varicoceles, pelvic congestion
  • AV Fistulae/Graft assessment and intervention: plasty, stenting, lysis, side-branch embolization
  • Central Venous Access: dialysis lines, Hickmans, ports, PICCs
  • Venous Sampling: renal, adrenal, parathyroid
  • IVC Filter insertion and removal
  • Mesenteric and Renal angioplasty, stenting, and embolization
  • Thrombin ablation of Pseudoaneurysms

Non-Vascular Work includes:

  • Cryoablation for Renal Cell Tumours
  • Percutaneous Nephrostomy, Ureteric Stenting
  • Biliary Drainage and Stenting. Cholecystostomy and Stone Extraction
  • Gastrostomy, Gastrojeunostomy, and Cecostomy tube management
  • Abscess Drainage: percutaneous and endocavitary. Pleural/peritoneal drainage
  • Biopsies: lung, liver, kidney, nodes
  • Fallopian Tube Recanalization
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter insertion/removal

Equipment:

  • Two new Philips Allura Clarity Xper FD 20 units are dedicated to body intervention alone.

Vascular CTA may be read by our fellow as time and interest allow.