UW Radiology

Welcome to the Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Interest Group page! 

At the University of Washington School of Medicine, students have a shared interest group for diagnostic and interventional radiology, as there is so much overlap and combined interest. 

Group Leadership:

Diana Christensen, MS4
Co-leader, DR leader

Kara Fitzgerald, MS4
Co-leader, IR leader

Brian Schlidt, MS4
Co-leader, DR leader

Jonathan Medverd, MD
Faculty advisor

David Shin, MD
IR faculty mentor


November  L&L — Imaging of Infectious Processes
Wonderful opportunity to see radiographic evidence of infectious disease with chest, abdomen, neurologic, MSK and multisystem pathology. Board specific as well as common clinical findings – a great lecture for any level medical student!
By our beloved residents — Drs Patty Ojeda, Tanner Clark and Aaron Daub
November 16th, 12:00 – 1:00 pm PST
Room T546


December  L&L — Reproductive Imaging
A mix of IR procedures discussion (uterine artery embolization, uterine fibroid embolization, prostate artery embolization) as well as ultrasound findings related to the reproductive system and radiographic findings in pelvic pain
December 6th or 7th — exact date, time, and location TBD


Spring semester – What was good? What do you want to see?
Let us know! Email kmfitz@uw.edu

IR Symposium
This special day is open to EVERYONE! Great teaching by our IR attendings and fellows! Learn about procedures that many of your patients could be offered as  part of their treatment plan
December 1st, 11:30 – 2:00pm PST
Room T473

Schedule for the day:

11:30 – Free lunch and introduction with Dr. Ingraham
12:15 – 14:00 —  15 minute series of hands-on stations and presentations

Ultrasound Guidance
Introduction to US and opportunity to scan in vitro models
Venous Access and Central Lines
Great opportunity to learn about central lines and learn how they are placed
IVC Filter
Discover indication, technique of placement and retrieval, as well as imaging
PAD, Angioplasty and Stents
Find out treatment options when your patient has peripheral arterial disease
See the products used to decrease blood flow
Interventional Oncology
Learn about transarterial chemo-embolization (TACE) and ablation

Please RSVP to kmfitz@uw.edu


Helpful Resources


Check out the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 

Free access if you go through your UW Net ID login on the HSL website


There are great youtube channels for Society of Interventional Radiology and Resident, Students and Fellows of SIR


Get Involved

Contact DIRIG leadership to become a member of the group or if you are interested in leadership opportunities

Join Society of Interventional Radiology as a student to get updates and opportunities for educational materials

Join the Radiological Society of North America RSNA as a student to get updates and opportunities for educational materials

For local connections and information about the annual state meeting, please visit the Washing State Radiologic Society website


UW Advisors have compiled recommendations for applying to radiology — found here

Radiology Career Advisors FAQ

Interested in Diagnostic Radiology residency?

Please reach out to the UW DR advisor, Dr. Jonathan Medverd. 

Jonathan Medverd, MD
Associate Professor
Emergency Radiology


Interested in Interventional Radiology Integrated residency?

Please reach out the UW advisors — either Dr. David Shin, or Dr. Chris Ingraham, for help with discussing your journey. 

To see how you can get some first hand experience, click here to view the student rotation opportunities 

For more information on the Interventional Radiology residency at UW, please click here

Christopher Ingraham, MD
Program Director, Interventional Radiology Residency and Fellowship


David Shin, MD
Associate Program Director, IR Residency and Fellowship
Director, IR Clerkship