The Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) has an opening for the academic year beginning July 1, 2017. HUP is ranked among the top ten best hospitals in the nation (US News and World Report, 2015-16), and among the top ten for its departments of Pulmonology, Cardiology and Heart Surgery. Its Abramson Cancer Center has also been ranked first among the top thirty most technologically advanced cancer centers in the world (Top Masters in Healthcare Administration, 2016). Moreover, the Department of Radiology at Penn Medicine has consistently been among the top five NIH-funded radiology research programs in the U.S.
The fellowship provides a comprehensive, one-year training program in cardiothoracic imaging under the supervision of the division’s 15-member faculty. The division has an outstanding record of excellence in clinical service, teaching and research. Fellows have the opportunity to work side-by-side with premier pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons in a reading room centrally located within Penn’s multi-departmental Harron Lung Center, a unique model of integrated, patient-centric care in keeping with the goals of ACR Imaging 3.0 and the RSNA’s “Radiology Cares” campaign. The Lung Center is the hub of multiple large clinical programs, including lung transplantation, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, lung cancer screening and nodule evaluation, COPD and adult cystic fibrosis.
During the academic year fellows spend nine months in the Thoracic Imaging Section, including rotations in PET-CT and participation in an active chest biopsy service, and three months in the Cardiovascular Imaging (CVI) Section. They master high-level interpretive skills and technical expertise in chest DR, CT and MR imaging of the complete spectrum of cardiopulmonary disorders. Imaging is performed with state-of-the-art equipment and advanced image processing.
Fellows attend numerous clinical/educational interdisciplinary conferences, present at the section’s journal club meetings, and participate in resident and medical student teaching. In addition, fellows are encouraged to engage in cardiopulmonary imaging research commensurate with their interests and skills, and to present their work at national meetings. They are provided protected academic time and mentoring.
Our fellows have been extremely successful in obtaining highly competitive academic and private practice positions.
Fellows must be eligible for a Pennsylvania Unrestricted Medical License and be Board eligible by the ABR. Salaries and benefits are competitive, with time and financial support to attend educational meetings.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. Penn Medicine is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.
For inquiries and applications, please contact:
Warren B. Gefter, MD
Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Director
Attn: Victoria Seidner
Department of Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 1 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA 19104