The Wake Forest School of Medicine Interventional Radiology division is seeking fellowship-trained interventional radiology applicants to join a diverse group of faculty in our high-end, clinically oriented, academic IR practice. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a large, tertiary academic medical center in Winston-Salem, NC. We are a level 1 trauma center with a nationally recognized cancer center and associated freestanding pediatric hospital. Our IR service is therefore a robust clinical practice with a vast array of procedural breadth to satisfy the inquisitive needs of any Interventional Radiologist interested in academic IR.
We are looking for highly capable, motivated applicants who are not only enthusiastic about growing our clinical IR practice but also excited about training the next generation of clinically minded Interventional Radiologists throughout Integrated IR residency. Our division has 5 ACGME accredited Integrated IR residency spots (1 per year) and Wake Forest prides itself on excellence in teaching and mentoring these future IR trainees. If your interests lie in research, our Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will help facilitate involvement in national trials or help promote grant writing and funding applications.
Our division consists of 5 fully equipped dedicated angiography suites, 2 minor procedural rooms (portable C-arms) and 2 dedicated CT procedural suites. 2 rooms have biplane functionality for spine augmentations and neurointerventional procedures. Our division is a showsite for GE with 2 brand new GE discovery angiography units equipped with the latest, updated high-end software allowing us to perform complicated, cutting edge cone-beam assisted oncologic interventions. Wake Forest IR performs an extensive volume of oncologic interventions including one of the largest TARE/TACE practices in the southeast. We are responsible for percutaneous ablations of all organ systems including robust renal, liver, lung and palliative bone interventions. We offer unique IR procedures including a busy thoracic duct embolization practice, large volumes of complex AVM cases, biliary endoscopy, complex central venous recanalization and IVC retrieval work. We perform the full gamut of hepatobiliary interventions (TIPS, BRTO, PTC etc.) and all bread and butter IR procedures. At our outpatient vein clinic, our physicians perform venous ablations and sclerotherapy. The division is uniquely responsible for a portion of the vertebral augmentation practice that is shared with the Neuro-IR division including palliative RF ablation for osseous metastatic disease. Finally, our fledgling PAD practice is primed for growth due to recent collaboration with the VA hospital system.
We work hard but also play hard. Wake Forest has a liberal vacation policy and offers a generous amount of academic, non-clinical time (~1day/week) to promote educational and research efforts. Each Wake Forest IR faculty member is afforded 1 dedicated day of outpatient IR clinic per week, which we believe is imperative to compete with our fellow clinicians in all aspects of practice. Our service also functions with the assistance of 4 highly qualified advanced practice providers (NPs and PAs) who perform a variety of tasks including inpatient rounding, daily consultation workups, admission/discharges, and minor procedures.
Winston-Salem is an incredible place to live. We enjoy 4 seasons with short winters and long warm spring/fall months. We are < 1-hour drive to the mountains and weekend beach trips are a short 3 hour drive away. Wake Forest undergraduate campus brings the full range of college sports to the city and the revitalization initiative has made downtown W-S a great place to hang out. The city is an unbelievable place to raise a family with low cost of living and excellent public schools.
This is an incredible job opportunity for those interested in a career in academic IR. Candidates must have an MD with fellowship training in Interventional Radiology and ABR IR-DR certified or eligible. Rank and tenure status will be dependent upon qualifications.