Interventional Radiology

Dr. Courtney Mitchell looking at scans with a resident

Our Philosophy

Interventional Radiology scan

Creighton University is excited to offer a new Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency program in Phoenix, Arizona, and will begin accepting applicants in the 2020 NRMP match. Residents will enjoy a broad diagnostic and interventional radiology experience by caring for a diverse patient population at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital, Valleywise Health Medical Center, and the Phoenix VA Hospital. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Valleywise Health Medical Center have well-established ACGME-accredited diagnostic radiology residency programs. They are also approved for Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology by the ACGME. The residency will provide training in a dynamic learning environment and include tremendous academic resources such as a library, call rooms, resident offices, conference rooms, two daily didactic lectures, multidisciplinary conferences, research opportunities and a resident wellness committee. Core IR faculty include seven fellowship-trained, dedicated IR faculty who are board-certified in vascular and interventional radiology by the American Board of Radiology, as well as board-certified specialists in all diagnostic radiology disciplines.

Mission Statement

Our main aim is to develop well-rounded, thoughtful, technically sound, and clinically competent interventional radiologists trained to provide excellent care for diverse communities. Our focus will primarily be in community care as most rotations occur at two large community-based hospitals which largely provide care for underserved patient populations – Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and Valleywise Health Medical Center. We are also excited about our partnership with the Phoenix VA Medical Center, which will be crucial in our effort to provide a well-rounded IR residency. The VA provides an interesting array of clinical diagnoses affecting a unique segment of the Phoenix area population.

Our mission aligns with that of Creighton University by stressing excellence in medical education and emphasizing a comprehensive, compassionate approach to patient care.

Aims

Valleywise Health Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital are two of the largest hospitals in Arizona, in the center of Phoenix, with culturally and socioeconomically diverse patient populations who often face financial and cultural barriers to seeking and receiving quality health care. The residents will actively engage and be part of the consultation experience from the receipt of consult electronically and at multidisciplinary meetings to evaluating and counseling patients and family members in clinics and prior to procedures, to making follow up telephone checks and in-person clinic checks post-procedurally. Additionally, the residents will participate in diversity training via both mandatory online training modules and annual diversity training conferences. This is already in place for the existing diagnostic residency at St Joseph’s Hospital.