Interventional Radiology

Site(s): Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and UBC Hospital (UBCH)


The University of British Columbia currently has four fellowship positions available in Interventional Radiology (IR). These four positions incorporate both vascular and nonvascular intervention with an emphasis on Interventional Oncology. Based out of both University of British Columbia Hospital (UBCH) and Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), comprising a total of over 1000 beds (and the tertiary referral center for 3 million people), successful candidates will be active participants in clinical teams (tumor, AVM, dialysis, vascular multidisciplinary boards) and will be involved in all aspects of vascular Intervention (including CTA and MRA) as well as non-vascular Intervention.

Some examples of vascular procedures include: uterine artery embolization, varicocele embolization, sclerotherapy, chemoembolization, Yttrium-90 (Y90) radioembolization, portal vein embolization, islet cell transplantation, diagnostic angiography, thrombolysis, PVD angioplasty and stenting, participation in endovascular stent grafting (thoracic and abdominal), hemodialysis management, AVM management, TIPS, IVC filters, and vascular access procedures in two state-of-the-art Dyna-CT enabled Siemens Artis Digital angiography units in addition to 5 additional fluoroscopy/angiography suites between the two sites.

Non-vascular procedures include but are not limited to tumor ablation (RFA, microwave, and cryoablation), GI intervention (visceral stenting, hepatobiliary intervention, gastrostomy tube management, drain placement and management, post-surgical complication management, etc),  GU intervention (stone tract, nephrostomy tube management, etc), and diagnostic fluoroscopy.

Voted by Forbes Magazine as one of the top cities in the world, Vancouver offers a host of extracurricular activities within minutes of the hospitals, including local skiing (and is 90 minutes from Whistler-Blackcomb), hiking, sailing, as well as whale-watching, and was the site of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. As the gateway to the Pacific Rim and being a truly cosmopolitan city, Vancouver offers a multitude of cultural and culinary delights.

Applicants must have a medical degree and specialty diploma (Radiology) or will be completing an accredited residency program in diagnostic radiology to be eligible for licensure in Canada.

Completion of a research project and/or publication is a requirement on completion of the fellowship. Dedicated academic ½ day per week may be granted (subject to the degree of a candidate’s research interests).Sites: Vancouver General Hospital & UBC Hospital

 Important additional information:

The Interventional Radiology Fellowship program considers its fellowship to be distinct and unique from diagnostic fellowships. As such, it is important to indicate your interest in IR as “the first choice” only in your online application.  Please note that applying for other VGH/UBCH Fellowships will exclude applicants from the IR fellowship.



Application Information:
Please see the Step by Step Application Guide to fill the application.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
All documents should be in PDF format only.

Click here to fill in the application form


Please ensure your Referees email the letters of references directly to prior to the application deadline.

Interventional Radiology Fellowship

Director/Contact Information

4 Fully Funded positions 

1 Sponsored/ Self-Funded position


Application for 2022-23 is now closed

Applications are under review,

shortlisted candidates are contacted as per priority




Accepting applications for 2023-2024

Application Deadline 

August 31, 2021

Dr. Anastasia Hadjivassiliou, Director


UBC Radiology
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre

2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, British Columbia,

Canada V5Z 1M9