Interventional Radiology

Overview

The Division of Interventional Radiology provides integral minimally invasive services for Duke Hospital, the surrounding community, and patients nationwide. We utilize radiologic guidance, comprised of fluorscopy, CT, and ultrasound, to perform an ever-growing spectrum of minimally invasive procedures throughout the body.

The range of services offered is vast including the following:

  • Complex arteriovenous malformation management
  • Endovascular therapies
  • Gastrointestinal interventions,
  • Hemodialysis access management
  • Oncologic interventions
  • Renal collecting system interventions
  • Treatment of female pelvis disorders
  • Vascular disease diagnosis

The Duke interventional physicians utilize the most up-to-date technology and research data to perform the highest level of percutaneous minimally invasive image-guided services, while providing safe and effective patient care.

Appointment number: (919) 684-7315

Location:

Duke Hospital North
Department of Radiology, 1st floor, Room 1502
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710

Faculty

Charles Y. Kim, M.D., FSIR
  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Division Chief, Interventional Radiology
James Knutson, M.D.
  • Assistant Consulting Professor
Matthew K. Langman, M.D., M.S.I.S.
  • Assistant Consulting Professor
Waleska M. Pabon-Ramos, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology
Vernon W. Pugh, III, M.D.
  • Assistant Consulting Professor
James Ronald, M.D., PhD.
  • Assistant Professor
Tony P. Smith, M.D., FSIR
  • Professor of Radiology
  • Director, Neurovascular Interventional Radiology
David R. Sopko, M.D.
  • Medical Instructor, Department of Radiology
Paul Suhocki, M.D.
  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Program Director, IR residency and fellowship

Training

IR Residency

The Division of Interventional Radiology now offers three ACGME-accredited IR residency positions per year. For more information, please refer to the IR residency webpage.

IR Fellowship

The Division of Interventional Radiology offers a one year ACGME-accredited fellowship via the NRMP match. This is an intensive year of clinical training, providing the depth and breadth of cases needed to succeed and excel in all aspects of VIR practice. Our scope includes TIPS, UFE’s, tumor embolization, radioembolizations, cryoablations, RF ablations, complex peripheral arterial interventions, central venous reconstructions, AVM embolizations, embolization for pelvic congestion syndrome and varicocele, and numerous others. Historically, all fellows have graduated with well over 1000 cases per year. In addition to performing procedures under the supervision of an attending physician, fellows are also involved in interpreting noninvasive vascular imaging (MRA & CTA). Additionally, fellows participate in our weekly clinic, where patient’s are seen in consultation, pre-procedure, and post-procedure follow up.

The typical day begins with morning ’rounds’, which is a review of all scheduled procedures for the day amongst the attendings, fellows, residents, and scheduling staff. In terms of didactics, there is a weekly VIR fellows conference, weekly interdisciplinary vascular conference, weekly radiology grand rounds, and a weekly conference geared towards the residents on service, although fellows frequently attend this as well. Additionally, fellows are encouraged to attend the regional angio club meetings. The dedicated VIR fellows conference includes dedicated didactic lectures, journal clubs, mortality and morbidity rounds, and interesting case discussions. Fellows are on-call based on how many fellows are in that class (i.e. for four fellows, q4). However, on-call frequency is never more than q3.

Fellows are encouraged to participate in at least one research project, and the majority present at the Society of Interventional Radiology annual meeting. Fellows are expected to provide teaching for the residents during cases, with informal sessions outside of cases. Moonlighting opportunities are limited. Fellows receive four weeks of paid vacation.

Graduates of the Duke VIR fellowship have gone on to obtain coveted academic and private practice positions of their choice.

The Duke IR Fellowship is being replaced by the Integrated IR Residency training program. The last academic year for the fellowship program will be 2019-2020. The fellowship program for academic years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 is currently full.

 

Program Director:

For more information please contact:

Paul V. Suhocki, M.D.
Telephone: (919) 684-7284
E-mail: paul.suhocki@duke.edu
Sheila Roberts
Program Coordinator
Telephone: (919) 684-7284     Fax: (919) 613-2680
E-mail:  hobby959@mc.duke.edu



For correspondence, please use the following:

Mailing address:
Duke University Medical Center
Department of Radiology
Division of Interventional Radiology
Box 3808
Durham, NC 27710
Physical Address:
Duke Hospital North
Department of Radiology
Division of Interventional Radiology
2301 Erwin Road, Room 1502
Durham, NC 27710.


Current fellows 2016-2017

Alan Cubre, M.D.
Residency: Duke University
Christopher Long, M.D., Ph.D.
Residency: Duke University
Cole Denton, M.D.
Residency: Duke University
Jessica Stewart, M.D.
Residency: Duke University
Matthew Langman, M.D.
Residency: Duke University
 Christopher Yurko, M.D.
Residency: Duke University

 

 

Conferences

Departmental & Divisional Conference

Conferences are weekly, unless indicated differently.

DEPARTMENTAL
Radiology Grand Rounds 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursday 2002 Duke North 7:30 – 8:30am
INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
Resident Teaching Tuesday 1503 Duke North 7:00am
Rotating VIR Wednesday 1503 Duke North 7:00am
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
Vascular Friday 7683 HAFS Building 7:00am