Independent IR

The Independent IR residency at UAB is open to applicants who have completed an ACGME accredited Diagnostic Radiology residency. We are accepting applicants for ESIR and Non-ESIR positions. Trainees in an ACGME accredited ESIR program must provide documentation of training from the program director including a letter verifying acceptance, training diagram for R1-R4, and expected number of procedures and procedure mix.

Independent IR is part of the NRMP Specialty Match Cycle. Applications for the Independent IR residency should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We are currently planning to conduct interviews in January and February 2021. Specific dates have not yet been selected.

Please email ESIR documentations to the Education Coordinator, Shirley Levins at

Integrated IR

Integrated IR is part of the NRMP Main Match Cycle. Applications for residency should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and are due October 21, 2020. Each year, we fill 7 diagnostic radiology residency positions and 2 integrated interventional radiology positions. Candidates matching with these positions will begin their radiology residency training on July 1, 2022. This will allow time for the required one year of clinical experience (prelim year), at UAB or elsewhere, from July 2021 through June 2022. The initial clinical year must be spent in an ACGME-accredited institution.

Completed ERAS applications will be reviewed by members of the Resident Selection and Review Committee. All interviews are extended through the program's Resident Selection and Review Committee via ERAS. If selected for an interview, our office will contact you to arrange a virtual interview on one of our scheduled interview dates. Both the Diagnostic Radiology Residency and the Integrated Radiology Residency programs hold interviews on the same day.

Make sure your ERAS application contains the following items:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE Step scores
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Dean's Letter (MRSP)
  • Medical School Transcript

Members of the residency selection committee for 2020 are:

  • Rachel Oser, MD
  • Jessica Zarzour, MD
  • A. J. Gunn, MD
  • Kristin Porter, MD, PhD
  • Yulia Melenevsky, MD
  • Siddhartha Gaddamanugu, MD
  • Jason Pietryga, MD
  • Desiree Morgan, MD
  • J. Alex McFarland, MD
  • Elainea Smith, MD
  • Joel Raborn, MD

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact:

Shirley Levins
Education Coordinator | IR Residency Programs
619 19th Street South | JT N382 | Birmingham, AL 35294-6830
Tel: 205-934-3175 | Fax: 205-975-4413 |