University of Illinois Hospital and Health Center (UI Health)
The primary training site, and part of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), UI Health comprises a clinical enterprise that includes a 462-bed tertiary care hospital, 21 outpatient clinics, and 11 Mile Square Health Center facilities, which are Federally Qualified Health Centers.
The University Hospital serves a diverse urban population and offers exposure to complex and unique pathology due to the central location in Chicago’s Illinois Medical District. UI Health is one of the busiest solid organ transplant centers in Chicago. The multidisciplinary cancer center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer. Coupled with leading hepatobiliary and gastroenterology programs, this translates into an excellent interdisciplinary interventional oncology program.
Complete renovation of the Interventional Radiology department was completed in the summer of 2020, and includes three interventional angiography suites, two of which are equipped with new GE discovery IGS 740 systems, and the third with a Siemens Artis Z system. Additionally, the radiology department utilizes multiple GE CT scanners (including one optimized for IR use), and multiple 1.5T and 3T MR units including a 9T research magnet, as well as numerous ultrasound machines from different manufacturers. The high volume of procedures and state of the art equipment allows for excellent training in the full gamut of interventional procedures.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Lurie Children’s Hospital is a Tertiary care pediatric hospital located on the downtown Northwestern Medical Campus. It is the largest in the Midwest, and consistently ranked in the Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals according to US News and World Report. Its major clinical programs include transplant & hepatobiliary interventions, arteriovenous malformations, and musculoskeletal interventions. Residents will spend approximately 3-months at Lurie as part of the diagnostic radiology training during PGY2-4, as well as a dedicated 5-week IR rotation as part of the advanced IR training during PGY-6, working directly with Lurie IR faculty.