Interventional Radiology Program Director Welcome

Thomas R. Burdick, MD
Thomas R. Burdick, MD - Director, Interventional Radiology

Welcome to the Dartmouth IR Residency Program! Our core integrated interventional radiology program offers a unique blend of Diagnostic and Interventional radiology training at our state-of-the-art facility in a location conducive to a wonderful quality of life. We are also approved for the independent pathway to interventional radiology which offers 1 or 2 years of dedicated IR training after diagnostic radiology residency.

Our resident focused program offers the truly unique experience of a large academic medical center nestled in a small town surrounded by unmatched access to the outdoors and the rolling green mountains of rural New England. Our large institutional case volumes combined with a small residency size offers the best of subspecialty training with hands on learning.

Our large faculty group is committed to resident teaching, led by several nationally recognized educators in radiology including award-winning radiologists Petra Lewis, Nancy McNulty, Jocelyn Chertoff and Alan Sigel.

The Interventional Radiology program maintains excellent relationships with other clinical services, including nephrology, urology, gastroenterology, cardiology, oncology, vascular surgery and gynecology. Our scope of practice includes all facets of IR. There is a large case volume of basic IR procedures, including central venous access, image-guided drainage, dialysis access maintenance, IVC filters, nephrostomy and gastrostomy placements. Each week, there are cases of transcatheter embolization for hemorrhage or neoplasm, tumor ablation, and TIPS creation. Clinical training includes participation in the weekly attending’s clinics and attendance at interdisciplinary conferences in oncology (GI, liver tumor, GU, and thoracic tumor) and cerebrovascular. There is also a 1 month critical care ICU rotation, with up to 3 optional months on clinical services such as hospital medicine, nephrology/transplant, and hepatology/GI oncology. A lighter IR case load in peripheral arterial intervention is supplemented by a 2 to 3 month rotation on the vascular surgery service during the senior year of training where the resident has extensive opportunity to participate in PAD work. Additionally, 2 to 3 months are spent with the Neuro-Interventional Radiology Service where residents participate in endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms, AVMs and stroke. Additional electives with in Anesthesiology interventional pain service and interventional cardiology are available. Program graduates’ feedback after their initial practice years had revealed universal satisfaction with the scope and depth of their training.

As part of the Dartmouth College community, our residents have ready access to a variety of cultural activities including theatre, dance, music and film as well as a full spectrum of college sports. Our residents experience the best of what Northern New England has to offer with easy access to farmers' markets, country fairs and spectacular outdoor recreational activities including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, cycling, boating, fishing and gardening. The Appalachian trail traverses New Hampshire just minutes from our campus.

The IR Residency program provides a strong foundation in clinical and procedural training with comprehensive clinical training and unique opportunities for enhancement that prepare our residents for a successful career in academia or private practice.

Thomas R. Burdick, MD
Director, Interventional Radiology Residency