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Saint Louis University School of Medicine
3635 Vista Blvd at Grand Blvd
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110-0250
Phone: 314-577-8025

Department of Radiology - Interventional Radiology Fellowship

IR group
Pictured from left to right: Larry McClinton, PA-C;  Ismael Moreno, MD;  Rotimi Johnson, MD;  Jeffrey Brown, MD;  Kirubahara Vaheesan, MD;  Sameer Gadani, MD;  Rasoul Karimi, RN;  Danielle Gassner


The Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship was established in 2015 and is a one-year ACGME-approved training program. Fellows work closely with five full-time interventional radiologists. In addition, we have three mid-level providers (one Physician Assistant and two Nurse Practitioners). The IR team covers four hospitals: St. Louis University Hospital, St. Mary's Medical Center, Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, and the John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

A large volume and wide spectrum of interventional procedures are performed including TIPS, TACE, Y-90 radiotherapy, thermal ablation, cryoablation, dialysis interventions, biliary interventions, uterine fibroid embolization, prostate artery embolization, kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty. In addition, the fellows will get exposure to pediatric interventions.

SSM St. Louis University Hospital is a level 1 trauma center. Also, SSM SLU hospital is a kidney and liver transplant center. The IR team is directly involved in patient care, with IR clinic twice a week, inpatient admissions, and participation in several multidisciplinary conferences (liver tumor board, GI tumor board, musculoskeletal tumor board).

Education includes didactic lectures, case conferences, journal club, and morbidity & mortality conferences. There is also active departmental research with several ongoing projects. VIR Fellows should participate in one research project and will be funded to attend SIR or an equivalent conference.

We participate in the fellowship match through the NRMP. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Janet Knopp through


Current Fellows (2016-2017):

Agrawal, Vivek

Vivek Agrawal, MD

Vivek attended Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his radiology residency at University of Missouri in Columbia and subsequently did a fellowship in neuroradiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He has been practicing radiology for 7 years prior to coming to SLU for IR fellowship. He is one of the founders of the WellSpan Vein Clinic in York, Pennsylvania.
Carlos Mahia

Carlos Mahia, MD

Robert Yuen

Robert Yuen, MD

Rob is from O'Fallon, Illinois. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He completed his medical school, internal medicine internship, and radiology residency at St. Louis University School of Medicine.