McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is seeking a board-certified/board eligible Cardiothoracic Imager for a faculty position in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging.
McGovern Medical School primarily provides imaging services at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center and LBJ Hospital in the Harris Health Hospital System. The chest imaging section is a comprehensive multimodality section that includes extensive experience in chest imaging, including cardiovascular/thoracic CT, cardiac MRI (adult and pediatric) and chest radiography. Our section consists of four faculty and two fellows. We have very good working relationships within our department and also with the pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine service, cardiology service and the cardiovascular surgery services. We have a very large residency currently with 53 residents who rotate at our two hospitals as well as at MD Anderson Cancer Center. We usually have two residents on our service plus two Fellows and one resident doing an elective in senior year in Cardiothoracic Imaging. With our residents and Fellows, we participate in multidisciplinary cardiac and thoracic conferences on a regular basis with Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Pulmonary, Thoracic Surgery, and Oncology (tumor board). Resident and medical student teaching is encouraged and expected. Research opportunities are available. Call responsibilities average one week every 6 weeks. Moonlighting opportunities are available to supplement income.
The cardiothoracic imaging division volumes include over 48.000 diagnostic exams including 45.000 chest radiographs, 2400 thoracic CTs, 500 cardiac CTAs and 150 cardiac MRIs per year. CT technology includes a dual source-dual energy CT and multiple 128 and 64 slice scanners. CT exams include high resolution chest CT, low dose chest CT, dual energy CT, gated and non-gated chest CTA, and cardiac CTA. Several MRI magnets are used for clinical work at our various locations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. MR exams include Thoracic MRA and cardiac MRI. We have an ACR Accredited Lung Screening Clinic.
Applicants should have graduated from an ACGME-accredited Radiology residency program (or equivalent). Completion of fellowship training in thoracic Imaging, cardiac Imaging or both is highly desirable. Candidates must be ABR certified or ABR eligible. The position involves teaching of residents, fellows and medical students. Evidence of scholarship is desirable. Academic activities are strongly encouraged and supported. Salary is negotiable and competitive with an excellent compensation and benefits package provided.
McGovern Medical School is the sixth largest medical school in the United States and is located in the Texas Medical Center, the largest in the world. Our Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging supports a broad spectrum of healthcare needs and provides the educational and research initiatives of a radiology department at the forefront of modern medicine. Teaching is fundamental to our mission and we are proud of the well-recognized qualifications of our faculty. Our training programs not only capitalize on the educational opportunities at our affiliated teaching hospitals, but also benefit by sharing residency and fellowship training programs with other internationally recognized radiology departments, including MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Joseph Medical Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, and CHI St. Luke’s Health. Together we offer a premiere educational environment staffed by an internationally recognized faculty. World class research in MR, PET and nuclear medicine are hallmarks of our department. Many of our basic science faculty and clinical faculty have achieved international status as world leaders in their fields. Many are invited lecturers at international conferences. We are proud of their achievements and encourage participation in these activities as a part of our never-ending quest to remain at the forefront of our field.
This position is based in the Texas Medical Center (TMC) of the Houston, Texas, area, which is the largest medical complex in the world. The TMC is home to 21 renowned hospitals, 13 support organizations, eight academic and research institutions, six nursing programs, three public health organizations, three medical schools, two universities, two pharmacy schools, and a dental school. The TMC sees approximately 7.2 million patient visits annually. Houston’s mix of international diversity and Southern charm help make the nation’s fourth largest city a fun and family-friendly place to live. More than 145 languages are spoken in Houston, the third largest number of languages spoken in a U.S. city behind only New York and Los Angeles. Houston was ranked among the top places to visit in 2015 by the Boston Globe, Travel + Leisure, and Conde Nast Traveler. 77030, the Texas Medical Center zip code, is home to 21,000 physicians, scientists, researchers, and other advanced degree professionals in the life sciences. To learn more about Houston, see www.visithoustontexas.com .
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This job ad expires on Wednesday June 20th, 2018