Department of Radiology

Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology Pathway


Baylor offers 4 spots (of 12 total residency class spots) for Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) pathway. The curriculum consists of 12 months of interventional radiology rotations over three years at a variety of institutions, which are highly beneficial in providing a wide variety of experience to residents. A one-month surgical ICU rotation is also included and occurs at Ben Taub Hospital. The strong procedural and clinical experience will open doors to trainees for their final year of training. Hospitals for IR rotations include:

Ben Taub Hospital is one of two Level 1 Trauma Centers in the Houston area, providing great experience with high acuity cases. The high-volume case load also includes great variety: neuro-interventions (including a stroke center), interventional oncology, peripheral vascular, renal/biliary interventions, and an outpatient IR clinic.

The VA Medical Center serves as a tertiary referral center for regional VA hospitals. Its unique patient population and transplant center status provide a variety of high-level cases, including transplant interventions, interventional oncology, and dialysis access interventions. The department performs over 2500-3000 annual cases.

Texas Children’s Hospital is a high-volume center with plenty of research opportunities. It provides a full spectrum of pediatric procedures ranging from interventional oncology to the treatment of vascular anomalies.

MD Anderson Cancer Center provides a high volume of experience with interventional oncology procedures, including TACE and Y-90. It also provides ample opportunities for research with leaders in the field.

Baylor St. Luke’s is the primary private teaching hospital. As a transplant center, it also provides a large variety of cases.

R2 Rotations

  • Ben Taub IR
  • Ben Taub IR
  • Ben Taub IR

R3 Rotations

  • St. Luke’s IR
  • VA IR

R4 Rotations

  • Ben Taub IR
  • Ben Taub IR
  • Ben Taub IR
  • Ben Taub SICU
  • MD Anderson IR
  • MD Anderson IR
  • VA IR
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ESIR Rotation Schedule

Residency Year







Year 1

Diagnostic radiology x 12 months






Year 2

Ben Taub IR x 2 months

Ben Taub Neuro IR

Diagnostic radiology x 9 months




Year 3

St. Luke's IR

MD Anderson IR

Diagnostic radiology x 10 months




Year 4

Ben Taub IR x 3 months

TCH Pedi IR x 1 month

VA IR x 1 month

Ben Taub SICU

Diagnostic radiology x 3 months

MD Anderson IR x 3 months


David Wynne, M.D.


Associate Program Director, Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology Pathway