Department and Faculty
Mayo Clinic interventional radiologists and staff provide the highest quality diagnostic and interventional services in a caring and efficient manner, while sustaining outstanding programs in research and education.
The is fully integrated with all the medical services available at Mayo Clinic's Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, campus. More than 42 diagnostic and interventional radiologists and three physicists cooperate with hundreds of support staff to provide diagnostic and interventional radiology services to patients.
From the program director
Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Arizona Interventional Radiology Independent Residency! I am excited to introduce you to our program and I thank you for your interest.
The strengths of this program are not only the high volume of cases we perform but also the depth, breadth, and variety of cases we encounter. Our outstanding faculty members are leaders in interventional radiology and passionate about patient care, teaching, and research.
Research opportunities are limitless with the Minimally Invasive Therapeutics Lab at Mayo Clinic under the direction of Dr. Rahmi Oklu. To enhance your educational experience, you will rotate at Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Comprehensive Integrated Care.
Arizona is a wonderful place to live with plenty of great weather and outdoor activities year-round. As the fifth largest metropolitan city in the country, Phoenix offers a variety of amenities including major league sports, arts, culture, and world class restaurants.
I encourage you to learn more about our program. As a resident at Mayo Clinic, I am confident you will receive excellent training and be well-prepared for your career in interventional radiology.
Sailendra Naidu, M.D.
Program director, Interventional Radiology Independent Residency
In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's interventional radiology faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You work closely with these individuals throughout your training in the Interventional Radiology Independent Residency.
Sadeer Alzubaidi, M.D.
Martha-Gracia Knuttinen, M.D., Ph.D.
J. Scott Kriegshauser, M.D.
Rahmi Oklu, M.D., Ph.D.
Dan Patel, M.D.
Advisers and mentors
Faculty mentors are available to provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You meet with your mentor periodically throughout the program to review your progress and career goals, and ensure that your educational needs are being met. Your mentor may serve as a contact point for introducing you and your family to the Phoenix area and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.