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Meet Our Residents

Interventional radiology resident and faculty member look at a scan together at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Our residents and faculty foster a collegial environment and education-focused culture that provides an inclusive learning experience. Training can be challenging, but our program is close-knit and each resident brings a dedication to providing stellar patient care as well as a collaborative learning experience.

From the chief resident

Joseph Marion, M.D.We are thrilled that you are considering the Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency at Mayo Clinic. Our program is broad and diverse, encompassing the breadth of what interventional radiology (IR) has to offer. From pain and spine procedures to vascular and oncologic intervention, IR interfaces with nearly every clinical service at Mayo Clinic. Our division is composed of 13 interventional radiologists as well as several body and neuroradiologists with a wide variety of special interests and expertise. Our faculty strive to improve and expand the scope of IR for the benefit of patients, most notably by pioneering CT and MR-guided ablation techniques which are now included in treatment guidelines and bringing intravascular stem cell administration from benchtop to clinical research. Our faculty are routinely invited to present at conferences and hold leadership positions in national societies. 

Mayo Clinic is proud to offer both integrated and independent interventional radiology residency positions. Our residents rotate through focused areas of intervention including vascular intervention (which includes complex biliary and urologic intervention), CT and US-guided procedures, neuro angio intervention, spine intervention, ablation, and pain intervention. Residents will learn using state-of-the-art equipment and technology. We have a dedicated interventional MR scanner, an interventional hybrid suite (soon to be two), and a newly installed angio-CT suite in addition to six single panel angio suites and three bi-plane suites. Residents will learn the art of clinical decision-making in IR by rotating through dedicated IR outpatient clinics and our inpatient consult service in addition to attending the multitude of multidisciplinary conferences offered at Mayo Clinic. You will graduate from the program fully trained in everything related to interventional radiology. 

We thank you for your interest in our program and look forward to meeting you. 

Joseph Marion, M.D.
Chief Resident

Current residents

See what our current trainees from the Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency have to say about the program.


Joseph Marion, M.D.

Joseph Marion, M.D.
Hometown: Hettinger, ND
Medical school: University of Nebraska College of Medicine
About me: Outside of work, I enjoy gardening and spending time with my family.
Why Mayo: I chose Mayo because of the long history of commitment to patient care and education


Forrest Linch, M.D.

Forrest Linch, M.D.
Hometown: The Colony, Texas
Medical school: The University of Texas HSC at Houston
About me: From an early age, I was taught the value of work alongside academic achievement. Prior to heading down to Houston for medical school, a physician with whom I worked and admired tipped me off to "IR," although the warning remark was, "They work too hard." It was too late. The seed was sewn, and my prior gravitation toward diagnostic radiology was the fertilizer. For me, there is nothing more satisfying than the critical assessment of diagnostic imaging to plan, adapt, and perform image-guided interventions, providing therapies that would not otherwise be possible. The two inseparable elements of diagnostician and interventionalist, using the latest techniques and technologies to provide high quality patient care, fully encapsulate my aspirations in becoming a physician.
Why Mayo: Mayo Clinic is preceded by its reputation for excellence, although the ultimate draw for me was the immense infrastructure dedicated to patient care and enabling providers to perform at their best, which includes a focus on wellness.


Matthew Augustine, M.D.

Matthew Augustine, M.D.
Hometown: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Medical school: University of South Carolina-Columbia
About me: Born in Arizona, but raised predominantly in the Southeast. Former beach bum but have been landlocked for about the last decade. I enjoy spending time lifting weights, hiking around the many trails and state parks close to Rochester, spending time with my wife and dogs, and watching re-runs of The Office.
Why Mayo: The breadth of pathology you see at Mayo is pretty much unmatched anywhere else. We have cases that come through the reading room or procedural suite on a daily basis that people elsewhere only get to read about in textbooks, which is a huge benefit in training. The people are kind and the resources are unlimited. Great balance of teaching as well as autonomy with residents still taking independent overnight call.


Paige Johnson, M.D.

Paige Johnson, M.D.
Hometown: Texarkana, AR
Medical school: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
About me: Outside of work I enjoy music, pottery, traveling, video games, and spending time with my husband, a dental hygienist. I love dogs and have an intermediate size plant collection. I chose IR because I enjoy variety, procedures, and patient interaction. 
Why Mayo: I enjoy learning different ways to achieve the same goal, so having many consultants to learn from is ideal for me. Most importantly, my goal is to always have the patient's best interest at heart, and I see this in practice every day at Mayo.


Wade Nedderman, M.D.

Wade Nedderman, M.D.
Hometown: Colleyville, Texas
Medical school: Texas A&M Health Science Center
About me: I spent my whole life in Texas before moving to Rochester. I enjoy exploring the outdoors, cooking, and weight-lifting. I am also expanding my poor-developed handy skills as recent first-time home buyer. The newest hobby I acquired is lawn care/maintenance. 
Why Mayo: The combination of clinical care, research opportunities, and outstanding faculuty are the most salient reasons Secondary reasons include low cost of living, abundant outdoor activities, and minimal traffic.