Stanford Independent Interventional Radiology
Residency Program

The Independent Interventional Radiology (IR) Residency Program is an ACGME accredited program that offers 1 or 2 years of dedicated IR training following completion of a diagnostic radiology (DR) residency. DR residents who successfully complete Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) may enter the Independent IR Residency in the second or final year of the program. After completing Independent IR Residency, graduates will qualify to obtain a dual IR-DR certificate from the American Board of Radiology.

The Stanford Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology is a tertiary and quaternary referral center that accepts complex cases from around the country and around the world, ensuring that our trainees are exposed to a broad and intriguing case mix. In addition to advanced specialty training at Stanford University Medical Center, the residency program integrates clinical training across multiple sites and disciplines including the Palo Alto VA Hospital, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, outpatient Interventional Radiology Clinics, multidisciplinary clinical electives and a dedicated Cardiovascular ICU rotation.

Stanford IR is renowned for its long history of outstanding patient care, world-renowned research, and an exceptional training experience. We offer a robust educational curriculum spanning the full spectrum of image-guided interventions and beyond, including cutting-edge protocols and treatments pioneered by Stanford Interventional Radiology. Our faculty are comprised of experts in the field dedicated to training the next generation of compassionate physicians, innovators and leaders in our specialty.


Application Instructions:

We are accepting applications to fill 3 Independent IR residency positions through the NRMP Match. Both ESIR and non-ESIR applicants will be accepted. The following materials should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS):

  • •      Personal statement
  • •       Curriculum vitae
  • •       Three letters of recommendation
  • •      USMLE Step I, II, & III Scores
  • •      Color photograph

For ESIR applicants, ESIR verification documents are required when applying to the Stanford Independent IR Residency Program. The ESIR Applicant Diagnostic Radiology Program Director Standardized Letter of Recommendation must be included in the ERAS application. It requires diagnostic radiology program directors to include ESIR verification documents as part of their letter of recommendation.  The letter template is available in ERAS and on the SIR website. Sections in the letter template include:

  • •      Applicant and program director data
  • •      Diagnostic radiology program director letter of recommendation
  • •      Block training diagram for R1-R4 years
  • •      Diagnostic radiology program director ESIR acceptance statement

All materials must be received by  December 5, 2023. Further inquiries may be directed to our program coordinator:

Elizabeth Rangel

Residency Coordinator, Independent Interventional Radiology Residency
Stanford Health Care
300 Pasteur Drive, H3630 • Stanford, CA 94305
O: 650-736-6109   F: 650-725-0533

John Louie, MD

Director, Independent IR
Residency Program

Residency Coordinator

Elizabeth Rangel

Residency Coordinator, Independent  IR Residency

Stanford Healthcare
300 Pasteur Drive, H3630
Stanford, CA 94305

Phone: (650) 736-6109
Fax: (650) 725-0533


ERAS post-office opens:
November 15, 2023

Residency programs have access to applications:
December 5, 2023

Virtual interview dates:

Match Day: TBA

The Independent IR Residency will be part of the ERAS ACGME/RCPSC/UCNS Fellowship – December cycle.

The Independent IR Residency will participate in the NRMP Radiology Fellowship Match.