Interventional Radiologist Opportunity in Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO
Aug 23, 2019
Sep 22, 2019
Full Time
Position Type

Interventional Radiologist Opportunity in Denver, Colorado

Denver Health, the premier Level I trauma center for the city of Denver and the entire Rocky Mountain region, in collaboration with the University of Colorado, is seeking a staff Interventional Radiologist. Denver Health aims for a world-class interventional radiology division focused on delivering efficient, productive, and cutting-edge clinical care; a robust and growing educational program for students, residents, and fellows; and a research portfolio focused on collaboration with others inside and outside the Department.

The organization

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. Denver Health’s Level 1 Trauma Center, in particular, is one of the world’s leading trauma centers and has amongst the highest survival rates in the country. The trauma center sees 18,000 patients annually, 2700 of whom are admitted, and many of whom arrive as transfers from any one of 60 regional hospitals. The trauma service is extraordinarily academically productive with millions in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and United States Department of Defense (DoD). The seminal text “Trauma” was authored by Denver Health faculty.

As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health provides the full spectrum of medical services from primary to oncologic care. Serving one third of the city of Denver, as well as patients from outside Denver, Denver Health provides primary care services via a citywide network of community health centers, school-based health clinics, and is now in the middle of building a 6-story 293,000 square foot outpatient medical center. Inpatient services are housed in multiple campus buildings with 555 pediatric, adult, and OB/GYN beds. Denver Health is committed to serving all patients, regardless of the ability to pay.

Denver Health is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. All faculty at Denver Health have University appointments, and some also deliver care at the University campus as well. Faculty have access to the academic and cultural resources of Denver Health and the University.

Position Summary

Denver Health, in collaboration with the University of Colorado, is seeing a fellowship-trained, CAQ eligible/certified Interventional Radiologist to join the division at the level of an Assistant, Associate, or full-Professor, depending on the level of experience. The ideal candidate will have a record of clinical excellence, strong teaching abilities, and scholarly interests.

The candidate being sought will participate in the delivery of outpatient and inpatient interventional radiology care. Given the volume and strength of the trauma service at Denver Health, there is an emphasis on providing advanced, cutting edge, and highly collaborative care of trauma victims. The full gamut of IR procedures, however, are performed at Denver Health, including oncologic IR and other more recently developed techniques. Denver Health has a robust IR consult service and is aiming to further develop additional services as warranted by growth, including a more fully-fledged outpatient clinic.

Denver Health interventional radiologists participate in the education of University of Colorado medical students, radiology and IR/DR residents, and fellows. There is a strong desire to continue to expand IR educational offerings.

The Department values patient-centered care and a highly collaborative work environment. There is a strong working relationship with trauma surgery, multiple surgical subfields, and emergency medicine.

Candidate Qualifications: 

Education/Academic Credentials

  • M.D., D.O. or foreign equivalent medical degree; board certification in Radiology; fellowship training and certification/certification eligibility in Interventional Radiology; eligibility for licensure in Colorado
  • The ability to be appointed at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, depending on experience. Experience/aspirations toward having a local and/or national reputation of clinical excellence, teaching, and scholarly excellence is preferred.
  • Participation in national societies and organizations is preferred. The Department and institution will support participation with societies, particularly when focused on faculty development and providing service.

Position Details, Salary, and Benefits

Denver Health Interventional Radiology salaries are highly competitive locally and nationally. Dedicated academic funds are offered to cover licensing fees, Board MOC fees, conference attendance, and other academic needs.

Denver Health offers full benefits, including an attractive 401(a) Social Security replacement savings program, a 457(b) retirement savings program, and employer matching contributions. Full details are available online and from human resources.

Procedure for Candidacy

Nominations of others, expressions of initial interest, or questions can be submitted to the Director of Service for the Radiology Department. All discussions about this search will be handled in strict confidence.

David M. Naeger, MD

Director of Radiology, Denver Health

Professor and Vice Chair

University of Colorado SOM Department of Radiology


Aaron Ortiz

Manager, Provider Recruitment

Interviews will proceed over the fall and winter of 2019 with an intended start date in the summer of 2020, or at the candidate’s convenience.

References will be checked before selecting a final candidate, though reference checking occurs later in the process and will proceed after discussing with the candidates first.

Denver Health values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.