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Department and Faculty

Interventional radiology resident looks at a scan with a patient at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Mayo Clinic radiologists and staff in the Department of Radiology provide the highest quality diagnostic and interventional imaging services in a caring and efficient manner, while sustaining outstanding programs in research and education.

The 115-year-old department — one of the first of its kind — is fully integrated with all the medical services available throughout Mayo Clinic. More than 180 radiologists and physicists cooperate with 1,300 support staff to provide diagnostic and therapeutic radiology services to patients.

From the program director

Chad Fleming, M.D., Program Director

Welcome to the Interventional Radiology Independent Residency Program. We utilize the integrated clinical, research, and educational practice at Mayo Clinic Rochester to train our residents to provide the most innovative, safest, and highest quality care through compassionate consultation, procedural intervention, and post-procedural care.  Each resident develops an increased awareness of quality patient care and clinical competence through immersion in a clinical practice dedicated to maintaining a multidisciplinary, team approach to build a trusting environment where the highest quality and most effective interventional therapies are taught, researched, and performed.

The biggest strengths of our training program are the people and culture of Mayo Clinic. From the moment you begin training in our program, you are immersed in a collegial learning environment where leadership qualities are fostered. The Mayo Clinic Leadership Model promotes inspiring values, engaging colleagues, driving results, and thinking in a bold and forward way.  We seek and promote these qualities in our trainees as they are the interventional radiology leaders of the future.  Mayo Clinic’s core value that the needs of the patient come first is the foundation to all of our educational, clinic, and research endeavors imparted to all of our trainees.

Chad J. Fleming, M.D.
Program Director


Experts in all areas of radiology consult with specialists in other departments to provide the best care to every patient every day. Radiologists work with state-of-the-art equipment, assisted by skilled technologists and nurses, to perform and interpret more than 1 million examinations yearly. This large number of patients, integrated with ongoing research and education, results in wide-ranging expertise in the imaging and treatment of diseases affecting patients of all ages.

The department's equipment includes:

  • 30 clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, including 16 3-tesla magnets and an additional three full-time dedicated research magnets
  • 19 clinical computerized tomography (CT) scanners, including nine dual-source scanners, plus two additional CT scanners dedicated to research
  • 45 ultrasound machines
  • 7 interventional suites


In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's 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.

Advisers and mentors

Faculty advisers are available to provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the program to review your progress and career goals, and ensure that your educational needs are being met. Your adviser may serve as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, 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.