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Interventional Radiology Independent Residency (Arizona)

Department and Faculty

Interventional Radiology residents working together in the operating room at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

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

Sailendra Naidu, M.D.

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

Faculty

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.

Sailendra Naidu, M.D.

Sailendra Naidu, M.D.

Program Director

Interests

  • Peripheral vascular disease including aneurysms and venous disease
  • Vascular imaging
  • Interventional oncology
  • Treatment of DVT and PE
  • Prostate artery embolization for treatment of BPH
  • TIPS and portal hypertension
  • Central venous access
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Sadeer Alzubaidi, M.D.

Sadeer Alzubaidi, M.D.

  • Treatment of primary and secondary liver cancer
  • Renal artery angioplasty and stenting
  • Percutaneous ablation of lung, liver and renal tumors
  • Percutaneous gastrostomies and gastrojejunostomies
  • Percutaneous drainage and biopsy
  • TIPS
  • Central venous access
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J. Scott Kriegshauser, M.D.

J. Scott Kriegshauser, M.D.

  • Interventional radiology
  • Abdominal imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Gastrointestinal and genitourinary radiology
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Rahmi Oklu, M.D., Ph.D.

Rahmi Oklu, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Venous diseases
  • Vascular malformation
  • Cancer (chemoembolization, biopsy, radioembolization, bland embolization, percutaneous ablation)
  • Uterine artery embolization for treatment of fibroids
  • Bariatric and prostate embolization
  • Research: Bioengineering, medical devices, 3D bioprinting
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Dan Patel, M.D.

Dan Patel, M.D.

  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Venous diseases 
  • Vascular malformations 
  • Cancer (chemoembolization, radioembolization, bland embolization, percutaneous ablation)
  • Uterine artery embolization for treatment of fibroids
  • Prostate artery embolization for benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • MRI-guided interventions
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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.

Visiting professors

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.