Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology Fellowship

Message from the Director

Allene S. Burdette, M.D., F.S.I.R.

The Division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR) offers two one-year fellowships with the primary purpose of preparing its graduates for careers in the multi-faceted subspecialty of CVIR. Fellows receive training in all aspects of the modern CVIR practice. Vascular and non-vascular interventions will include, but are not limited to:

  • Diagnostic and interventional arteriography and venography
  • Oncologic and transplant interventions
  • Embolotherapy
  • Vascular access and dialysis access management
  • IVC filter placement and complex IVC filter retrieval
  • Percutaneous biliary interventions (including choledochoscopy)
  • Genitourinary interventions
  • Gastrointestinal interventions
  • Vascular malformation interventions
  • Venous insufficiency interventions
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Porto-systemic Shunt Creation and Management
  • Complex drainage procedures
  • Non-invasive vascular imaging (Vascular Ultrasound, CT Angiography, MR Angiography)
  • Percutaneous biopsies (optional)
  • Neurointerventions (optional)

Fellows have dedicated time in CVIR subspecialty clinics where patients are seen for pre-procedure evaluation and post-procedure follow-up. Participation in multi-specialty treatment planning conferences contributes to the development of a fellow's clinical skills as well as the understanding of CVIR's role in the patient's global clinical care. Dedicated time for research is an integral part of the fellowship, providing the opportunity to take an in-depth look at specific aspects of CVIR practices and procedures. Participation in the Quality Assurance (QA) process, including a QA project, is an important component of fellowship training, intended to maintain and improve overall patient care. Graduates from the program have entered private, military, and academic practices.

Click here to view the Curriculum.

Applications will be accepted beginning on September 1, the year prior to the NRMP match in which the applicant will participate.


Allene S. Burdette, M.D., F.S.I.R.
Program Director, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute
P.O. Box 850, M.C. H066
Hershey, PA 17033-0850

Phone: 717-531-5418