Interventional Radiology was recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a unique specialty and has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as a residency that can be entered directly from medical school. In light of these changes, this program has been created to raise medical student awareness about the history of the specialty, the training path required and the practice of Interventional Radiology. The event will consist of a half day meeting and will involve presentations by faculty, fellows and students, with ample time for the attendees to visit with our industry supporters to learn more about the technical aspects of the specialty.

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North Carolina Interventional Radiology

Medical Student Symposium


The Carolina Inn

211 Pittsboro St

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

October 21, 2017


9:00 - 9:30       Breakfast

9:30 - 9:35       Introduction

9:35  -   9:45    IR Residency: Navigating the Options

9:45 - 10:05    Transarterial Therapies for Hepatic Malignancy

10:05 -10:25   Percutaneous Ablative Therapies in IR 

10:25 - 10:35  Break

10:35 -10:55   Inspirational Interventions

10:55 - 11:15  Peripheral Arterial Disease

11:15 - 11:30  Life After Training

11:30 - 11:45  Panel Discussion, Q&A

11:45 - 1:00     Hands-On Demonstrations



Michael B. Berry, MD, PhD

Affiliate Associate Professor of Radiology  

Director of Radiology Education   

ECU Brody School of Medicine


Robert Dixon, MD, FSIR

Associate Professor of Radiology

Interventional Radiology Residency Program Director

University of North Carolina


Ari Isaacson, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Associate Director of Clinical Research

University of North Carolina


Brian E. Kouri, MD

Medical Director, Interventional Radiology 

Wake Forest School of Medicine


Mark Lessne, MD

Vascular and Interventional Specialists

Charlotte Radiology

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiology

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 


David Mauro, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Interventional Radiology Associate Program Director  

University of North Carolina


Waleska M. Pabon-Ramos, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Radiology    

Duke University School of Medicine


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