The University of Arizona Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Program is accepting applications for a one-year fellowship vacancy. This is a non-ACGME accredited program that typically runs from 1 July through 30 June of the following year. Adjustments can be made in specific situations.
The primary goal is to train and mentor fellows to become excellent practicing cardiothoracic radiologists with a penchant for lifelong learning. In addition, the fellowship can be tailored to the fellow’s preference, whether it is emphasis in education and teaching, research or a combination of both. There are a myriad opportunities for any of these pathways. Here at the University of Arizona we strive for professionalism, integrity and high ethics.
Banner-University Medical Center is a tertiary and primary care hospital, with a Level 1 Trauma Center with nationally highly-ranked Pulmonary and Cardiothoracic Surgery Departments. We offer comprehensive lung and heart transplant care. There is a dedicated Interstitial Lung Disease clinic recently recognized as a Center of Excellence, of which Medical Imaging is an active participant and collaborator. Ongoing High end Airway Disease and COPD research at our institution, creates multiple opportunities for collaboration.
Cardiothoracic Imaging fellowship involves the interpretation of studies across all modalities, including chest radiograph, in the outpatient, inpatient and critical care scenarios. Interpretation of Multimodality imaging includes, state of the art Computed Tomography, in its variety of protocols, including the capability of dual energy. We also perform a fair number of Thoracic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), including evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism, Magnetic Resonance Angiograms, and Venograms (MRA- MRV). We have an increasing interest in the evaluation of the lung parenchyma with MRI.
In the Cardiac Imaging service, we perform the most common cross-sectional imaging studies that include CT coronary and valvular calcium scoring, CT coronary angiograms, CT for Trans-catheter Valve replacement, and MR for trans-catheter valve replacements. All aspects of Cardiac MRI including Mapping, are also performed. We have multiple post-processing software available for imaging analysis. Pediatric congenital heart disease imaging is another highlight of our cardiac training. There are two pediatric cardiac surgeons who perform complex congenital heart disease operations. This portion of the rotation is enhanced by the participation of Cardiology as well as Radiology faculty.
Prerequisite training/Selection Criteria: The candidate should have completed a four-year Diagnostic Radiology residency program.
Additional requirements: Updated Curriculum Vitae. Personal statement, a completed Fellowship Application (provided on this website). Copies of your USMLE Step 1 & Step 2, CSA, & Step 3, three letters of recommendation and ECFMG certificate, if applicable. A full Arizona medical license is preferable, should moonlighting opportunities become available within the institution, although not strictly necessary, as the fellow possesses an “in training” status.