About the Residency

St. Vincent's Medical Center (SVMC) is a Catholic hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It was founded in 1903 by the Daughters of Charity. St. Vincent's Medical Center continues its mission of carrying on the work of the Daughters of Charity and their commitment to serving the sick and poor of Bridgeport.

St. Vincent's Medical Center is a licensed 473-bed community teaching and referral hospital with a Level II trauma center, cancer center, and a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility. The Medical Center offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services with regional centers of excellence in cardiology, surgery, cancer care, orthopedics, family birthing, behavioral health, and an array of specialized services.

The Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care provides services that encompass the full spectrum of cancer care and include community outreach, screening and prevention, diagnostic services, surgical and medical oncology, radiation therapy, interventional oncology, clinical trials, dedicated inpatient and outpatient cancer units, palliative care, pain management, integrative oncology, support services, patient and provider education, and survivorship. The tumor board is held regularly with professional consultants from Oncology, General Surgery, Pathology, Primary Care, Nuclear Medicine, and Diagnostic/Interventional Radiology departments.

The Michael J. Daly Center for Emergency and Trauma Care holds 60 beds, includes specialized trauma and critical care suites, a "Fast Track" area for minor case needs, dedicated OB/GYN rooms, pediatric area, expanded Behavioral Health and Psychiatric area with a focus on privacy and safety, improvements in diagnostic equipment, including its own CT scanner, ultrasound and X-ray equipment to expedite diagnosis and treatment of emergency room patients and a permanent decontamination facility for hazardous spills.

St. Vincent's Medical Center has a Stroke Center that's open 24 hours a day. The stroke center is staffed by a team of experts, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, and emergency medicine doctors. The center offers neuro interventional procedures, rehabilitation, and aftercare support services.

The hospital is currently offering ACGME-accredited residency training in Internal medicine including preliminary medicine and Diagnostic radiology both in affiliation with Quinnipiac University. Psychiatry and Rural Family medicine residencies are underway as well as a Spine Fellowship.

Program Aims

We the faculty in the radiology department at St. Vincent's Medical Center in conjunction with the hospital will provide all necessary resources for the training and education of our residents through teaching and mentoring to appropriately develop the next generation of radiologists. In doing this we will provide timely and compassionate care to a highly diverse community. Program Aims:

  • Provide excellent teaching, instruction, and mentorship to our trainees so that they become capable, well-rounded, and ultimately board-certified through repeated exposure to both simple and complex patient pathology using different imaging modalities on a variety of rotations.
  • Provide a safe and educational learning environment with opportunities to grow as a human being and physician under a framework of team-centered patient care.
  • Is to provide subspecialty exposure so that residents can make an informed decision should they choose to continue their training in a fellowship of their choosing.
  • Most of our trainees end up in private practice, but we strongly encourage scholarly activities and do not dissuade from academia. We differentiate ourselves as a hybrid program – a private practice overseeing trainees – providing them an opportunity to experience all facets of the field – both academic and non-academic.

Residents are exposed to patients with a wide range of medical needs. Both the inpatient and outpatient populations reflect the health challenges found within diverse populations in the Greater Bridgeport area, including a substantial portion from within Fairfield County.

State-of-the-art facilities

St. Vincent’s Radiology Department is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. This includes 3 diagnostic CT scanners, a dedicated 4-slice CT unit for the radiation oncology service, a 1.5 Tesla MRI unit, routine diagnostic rooms, fluoroscopic rooms with cine capabilities, all-digital modern angiographic suite, ultrasound and nuclear medicine units, including a fixed PET/CT scanner and gamma cameras, all digital with SPECT capabilities. The department’s computer software is dedicated to computerized flow and quantitative radioisotope procedures and digital mammography, which include tomosynthesis, all digital stereotactic breast biopsy systems, and weekly MRI-guided breast biopsies.

Our radiology information system (RIS) maintains all orders, results, and statistics for the entire department and this information system is interfaced with the entire hospital information system for improved patient care. Filmless images from the PACS systems can be viewed not only in the Radiology Department but also in other related clinical and educational areas in the hospital.

Conditions we treat

The department averages more than 130,000 examinations annually, including approximately 60,000 diagnostic examinations, 2,000 nuclear medicine studies, 10,000 ultrasound studies, 30,0000 computerized tomographic scans, and 2500 Interventional procedures that include arthrography, myelography, hysterosalpingography, cholangiography, vascular angioplasties, endovascular stenting, uterine fibroid embolization, uroradiological nephrolithotripsy, and radiofrequency ablation. We perform a wide range of MRI exams including Prostate MRIs, which are used for fusion biopsies by Urologists, and MRI-guided breast biopsies. 

St. Vincent’s Medical Center