UW Radiology

Interventional Radiology Residency

A Letter from our Program Directors

To our prospective applicants, 

The mission of the Interventional Radiology Residency at the University of Washington is to offer rich and diverse clinical experiences and training in both Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Radiology. Interventional Radiology represents one of the most dynamic and exciting fields in medicine today. To prepare for this, we offer an outstanding didactic curriculum, a wide range of standard and high-level IR procedures, diverse clinical settings, first-rate mentoring, and world-class research opportunities. We train and educate residents to become:

  • experts in diagnostic medical imaging
  • experts in performing a myriad of IR procedures in preparation for busy private practices or rigorous academic practices
  • compassionate providers of care who maintain the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in their interactions with patients and their families, support staff, referrers, and colleagues
  • patient advocates who understand the social and economic implications of radiologic examinations and procedures
  • practitioners at the forefront of discovery, teaching, and organizational leadership

Our goal is to recruit applicants who are well rounded, with strong records of achievement and a deep interest in research, quality improvement, teaching, leadership, and community service. We strongly value applicants who come from diverse backgrounds, as we believe this enhances the educational experience for all residents and faculty. This also reflects the broad demographics of the five-state region and, hence, the diverse racial and ethnic populations that all residents will be exposed to while learning to provide culturally responsive care. 

In Seattle, we were one of the first US cities affected by COVID-19. Many aspects of life changed rapidly after February 2020. We are fortunate to work in a well-equipped institution where teamwork and agility allowed for rapid response to this pandemic. UW Medicine offered some of the earliest testing in the country, provided epidemiologic mapping for prediction models used across the world, and is leading by example to evolve a health care system so we can safely care for patients again. We have continued to serve patients during these unique times and modified our IR infrastructure and workflow to keep patients, staff, residents, and faculty safe. 

Thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to training the next generation of talented IR physicians.


David Shin and Chris Ingraham

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“From the time of my IR Fellowship to many years into my practice, the culture of UW Radiology has remained the same: we all respect one another, have fun together, and learn from each other. We take our patient care very seriously but don’t take ourselves too seriously. The curiosity and enthusiasm of the residents reminds me every day of why I loved radiology in the first place.”

George D. Soltes, M.D.

UW IR Attending 


“The training experience in IR at UW is second to none. Every case and clinical encounter, from the most simple to the complex, is approached in a comprehensive and thoughtful manner. You are truly trained to think and act like a clinical IR from day 1. On top of this the culture is incredibly supportive and nurturing, from the leadership, attendings, all the way to the techs and nurses. The case diversity and unique clinical experiences offered at all 4 hospitals is unbeatable.”

Christopher D. Malone, M.D.

UW IR Fellow 2018

David Shin, MD
Program Director, IR Residency
Director, IR Clerkship

Christopher Ingraham, MD Chief of IR
Associate Program Director, IR Residency

Zoe Castle
IR Program Coordinator
Phone: 206-598-4431
Fax: 206-598-6406