UT Health San Antonio Residency Programs in Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology utilize the facilities and unique training opportunities available in the South Texas Medical Center. Our practice sites provide a robust clinical experience with annual volume approaching 450,000 studies, and over 10000 image-guided procedures, and exposure to high-level tertiary care such as level 1 trauma facilities, multiple organ transplantation programs, and 24/7 sub-specialty coverage. This broad, but high-level exposure facilitates education in all aspects of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. The residency is a clinically oriented academic program which strives to provide the best training for physicians entering the practice of Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology.

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About our Centers

UT Health San Antonio and affiliated hospitals were built in 1969 on 680 acres of ranch land on the north side of San Antonio, at the edge of the Texas Hill Country. The location is excellent, as all the surrounding development is relatively new and upscale, allowing residents to live in a desirable neighborhood close to the Medical Center. The cost of living is very reasonable, and many residents can purchase a home in the area. Schools, shopping, recreation, and dining are all first rate in the area as well.

UT Health San Antonio is the dominant medical education institution in South Texas. With Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Allied Health, the Health Science Center employs 1400 health professionals.

The Department of Radiology has approximately 55 faculty members, with 39 residents and 12 fellows. Administrative offices, research laboratories, photographic and other support services are in the Medical School, along with educational facilities for students and residents. The Radiology Department has a dedicated state-of-the-art digital conference room with live internet videoconference capabilities and wifi. The departmental library is constantly updated as new books and journals become available. The department also has several ACR and internal teaching files available on the departmental intranet.

Educational Facilities

  • University Health

    Attached to the Medical School is University Hospital (UH), with 700 beds and a busy Level 1 trauma center and a transplant center. Owned by Bexar County, UH is the 3rd largest public hospital system in the state of Texas. A recent addition to the hospital, the Sky Tower, added nearly 300 new inpatient and ICU beds as well as new operating suites. A dedicated Pediatric ER was opened in August 2016. A new Women and Children’s center to open in 2022.

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  • Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC)

    The MARC MARC is a state-of-the art ambulatory clinic and the medical home for the 600-person multi-specialty group practice of UT Health. The facilities house clinics for multiple primary care and sub-specialty clinics as well as ambulatory surgery, radiology, and pathology services. A recently expanded radiology reading room has space for multi-specialty radiology coverage. A new nuclear medicine suite with Time of Flight PET scanner was recently added to MARC Radiology. An additional smaller ambulatory clinic (MARC Hill Country) opened in early 2017 approximately 20 min north of the medical center and provides many of the same services for the citizens of Boerne, Texas.

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  • Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio

    Across the street from University Hospital, the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio is a multidisciplinary, outpatient clinic and research center under the umbrella of UT Health San Antonio. The Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)- designated Clinical Cancer Center. The Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio’s Institute for Drug Development (IDD) provides Phase I clinical trials to patients throughout the world. The IDD is one of a few cancer centers in the U.S. selected by the NCI to receive funding to conduct Phase I clinical trials of anticancer drugs. The IDD works to accelerate the development of anticancer agents through the integration of basic, translational, and clinical research. Recently the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio announced a new partnership with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center to bring the latest expertise and protocols to the people of South Texas. The Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio main teaching site for the mammography service and is the location of many interdisciplinary tumor boards.

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  • Research Imaging Center (RIC)

    In addition to Radiology research facilities located in the Medical School, the Research Imaging Center is located approximately three blocks away. Opened in 1992, the RIC occupies 33,000 square feet on 2 floors of the McDermott Clinical Science Building. Current equipment includes a fully equipped PET Laboratory, cyclotron, a fully robotic radiochemistry laboratory, research magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy units, event potential laboratories, and digital imaging laboratories. Patient care and resident activities are limited to research protocols.

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  • Robert B. Green Family Health Center

    The Robert B. Green Family Health Center is a historic structure, which opened in 1918 as the Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital has adult and pediatric same day appointed clinics and a wide variety of specialty clinics, some of which have Saturday operation hours. The center also provides full scale prenatal services for normal and complicated pregnancies. With more than 300,000 outpatient visits each year, the University Health Center-downtown, is among the busiest facilities of its kind. The center serves as the hub for the Health System’s neighborhood primary care clinics and for most patients, it is their entry point into the University Health System.

  • South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS)

    * This facility is only applicable to the IR program

    The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) is comprised of two inpatient campuses: the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio and the Kerrville VA Hospital in Kerrville, Texas. The interventional radiology (IR) service is located at Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital and services the Kerrville campus as needed. Our IR serves one of the largest primary service areas in the nation and is part of the VA Heart of Texas Veterans Integrated Service Network servicing over 80,000 Veterans.

    IR resources include one single plain Phillips angio suite, one dual plain Phillips angio suite, and one hybrid OR with a single plain Phillips angio suite. We also share three wide bore CT scanners and a single US room for out of angio procedures. As of 2019, IR gets just over 3600 consults and does about 2300 cases, Mon-Fri and on-call. The current VA IR team consists of six IR technologists, six IR nurses, and four staff physicians (3 IR and 1 Interventional Nephrologist). On any given year, we rotate 1-2 IR residents/fellows per month with University Hospital and can expect cases ranging from simple image guided drainages and biopsies to complex procedures including TIPS, dialysis access, peripheral vascular care and thoracic duct ablations.

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