Medical College of Wisconsin Independent Interventional Radiology Residency
Program Director Welcome | Matthew Scheidt, MD, FSIR
The division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology consists of twelve diverse, experienced clinical faculty who practice at Froedtert Hospital as well as at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. Our faculty’s entire clinical and research focus is on Interventional Radiology. Our residents will have the opportunity to train with physicians that have a wide range of special interests, such as interventional oncology, palliative medicine, vascular disease (peripheral interventions and Aortic), musculoskeletal interventions, and MR-guided ablation. The division's faculty are world-renowned in their areas of expertise and are frequently invited to speak at national and international meetings. We have demonstrated national leadership within our field including founding the Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO), chairing the SIR Scientific Annual Meeting, holding positions as SIR committee chairs, past and present councilors on the SIR Executive Council, and president of APDIR, among others.
Additionally, our program has state-of-the-art facilities housed within a new surgical and interventional platform designed with our patients in mind. The new interventional platform has the latest Siemens equipment including five single plane flat panel angiography suites, three bi-plane angiography suites, two hybrid OR Zeegos, and an integrated CT-angiography suite. Our education mission is not limited to our residents as we also support an IR technologist training program, one of only a handful in the country.
The training environment includes all aspects of Interventional Radiology as well as those pertinent to running a clinical practice. This includes dedicated education on E&M and CPT coding, documentation, and perspectives from hospital administration.
We thank you for your interest in our residency program, and wish you the very best as you progress through training. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
The Interventional Radiology residency experience is diverse and extensive with each resident encountering over 1500 patients per year. Our clinical practice covers the full spectrum of interventional radiology, performing all diagnostic and endovascular procedures (outside of cardiac catheterizations and intracranial neuro interventions), all nonvascular percutaneous liver and percutaneous GU procedures, image-guided interventional oncology therapies, and non-invasive outpatient vein therapy procedures. Our division is fully integrated with subspecialities of the Department of Radiology such as digital imaging, chest, and GI radiology. Our residency programs provide well-rounded training for complete clinical competence and prepare our residents for IR/DR certification.
Residents in our Independent program are devoted to Interventional Radiology, with procedural, ICU, palliative care, and clinical care (in-patient care, consult service, and outpatient clinic) rotations.
Our program has state-of-the-art facilities housed within a new surgical and interventional platform designed with our patients in mind. The new interventional platform has the latest Siemens equipment, including five single-plane flat-panel angiography suites, three bi-plane angiography suites, two hybrid OR Zeegos, and an integrated CT-angiography suite.
Unmatched Clinical Experience
Our residents will train with full-time, fellowship trained, CAQ Board Certified faculty whose entire clinical and research focus is Interventional Radiology. With a wide-range of special interests – such as interventional oncology, palliative medicine, peripheral vascular & aortic disease, and musculoskeletal interventions – our faculty are world-renowned in their areas of expertise. They are frequently invited speakers at national and international meetings and show demonstrated leadership within the field.
We believe that our practice has many unique qualities including a relationship with the Division of Vascular Surgery, which allows for the collegial combined medical and procedural care of patients with peripheral vascular disease. We have a hybrid operating room that allows combined cases in an operating room setting, while maintaining high-quality imaging.
The Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology is currently enrolling in multicenter, prospective randomized control trials and has a dedicated research coordinator. Because research is so critical to the advancement of our specialty, two of our faculty members have time dedicated to research-only endeavors. Residents are routinely involved both in clinical trials and their own research projects, and often present at national meetings.
Our mission is not limited to our residents, as we also support an IR technologist training program—one of only a handful in the country. The training environment includes all pertinent aspects of running a clinical Interventional Radiology practice, like dedicated education on E&M and CPT coding, documentation, and perspectives from hospital administration.
Additional Residency Information
Applications for entry into our Independent IR Residency program starting on July 1, 2024, will open on November 17, 2022. Applications are only accepted via ERAS and positions are only offered through the NRMP. Please note that ERAS and NRMP classify the Independent IR Residency as a “Fellowship” for match purposes.
The MCW Independent IR Residency will accept both ESIR and Non-ESIR applicants. If you are an ESIR applicant submitting your application via ERAS, please be sure that you also submit the ESIR Applicant Diagnostic Radiology Program Director Standardized Letter of Recommendation, found on the SIR website.
Meet Our Residents
Eugene Bivins, Jr., MD
Independent IR Resident
Karim Nasra, MD
Independent IR Resident
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean; Residency: Ascension Providence/Michigan State University
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Frequently Asked Questions
Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program
Senior medical students who are certain they want to specialize in Interventional Radiology are best suited to enter the Integrated IR Residency program directly after medical school. Medical students match into this program during their fourth year of medical school, and begin with a preliminary (internship/PGY-1) year followed by five additional years of residency training. MCW offers an excellent Surgical Preliminary year program, and due to our categorical program status, candidates that match into the MCW Integrated IR Residency will automatically be matched into the MCW Surgical Preliminary program. There is no need to fill out a separate application for MCW surgery or to incorporate them into your rank order list.
Independent Interventional Radiology Residency Program
Residents that complete the Diagnostic Radiology Residency and decide to specialize in Interventional Radiology can enter the Independent Interventional Radiology Residency Program, which replaces the VIR Fellowship program. DR residents match into Independent IR residency positions during their PGY-4 year, and begin their training directly following successful completion of the DR Residency program. The first match for this program at MCW took place in March 2019, and residents began with our program in July 2020.
Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR)
ESIR is a training option for Diagnostic Radiology residents and medical students who develop an early interest in Interventional Radiology. ESIR training is not a separate residency program, but rather an ACGME-approved designation within DR residency programs. Interested residents in a DR program with ESIR designation must apply for ESIR after beginning their DR residency. If, after applying, the resident is selected for ESIR, he/she is then able to go directly into the second year of the Independent IR Residency program (upon successful completion of the DR residency). The DR Residency at MCW has been approved for ESIR designation, so this option is available to current DR residents at MCW.
(414) 805-3125 | (414) 476-7503 (fax)
Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Room 2803
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
c/o Froedtert Hospital
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226