VCU Health Fellowship Openings in Cardio-Thoracic Imaging for Academic Year 2019-2020

Fellowship Applications Closing August 1, 2017 (Don’t Delay)

The Department of Radiology at VCU Health has Fellowship openings now available for academic year starting July 2019.  We are currently accepting applications for this Cardio-Thoracic Imaging fellowship position.  The deadline for applications has been accelerated to August 1, 2017. So, we encourage interested applicants to file their applications right away.

Fellowship Goals

The Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship program provides advanced training in all aspects of cardio-thoracic imaging enabling the fellow to develop specialized skills necessary for a successful career in academic radiology or in a large subspecialty private practice.

Clinical Experience

Our fellows are actively involved in all aspects of clinical thoracic imaging under the supervision of the program director and the cardiothoracic imaging faculty and are exposed to a wide spectrum of pathologic processes, diseases and disorders affecting the cardiopulmonary system and mediastinum. They receive specific mentoring in the diagnostic interpretation of conventional chest radiography thoracic CT, high-resolution chest CT (HRCT), CT aortography, lung cancer screening, cardiac CTA, cardiac MRI, MRA, and as well as in the performance of lung biopsies and pleural drainages.

Three months of dedicated time in non-invasive cardiovascular imaging is allotted for our fellows to hone their diagnostic skills, training and clinical experience in state-of-the-art cardiac CTA and cardiac MRI. The remaining 9 months is devoted to various aspects and areas of thoracic imaging.

VCU Health is a tertiary care hospital, with multiple intensive care units, including a burn ICU, cardiac ICU, cardiac surgical ICU, medical respiratory ICU, neurosurgery ICU, surgical ICU, and surgical-trauma ICU. Additionally, VCU Health is a level-one trauma center, burn center and cardiac transplant center, performing both orthotopic and artificial heart transplantation. We are a major oncology referral center with a busy thoracic oncology and general thoracic surgical service.

Every day the Thoracic Imaging specialty receives numerous consults on a multitude of interesting cardiac, pulmonary and mediastinal diseases. We have a strong working relationship with the Division of Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine and actively participate in daily radiologic-clinical rounds with these services.


Thoracic Imaging has an extensive education program in which our fellows actively participate. Additionally, two thoracic imaging and one cardiac imaging conference are held with our radiology residents and medical students each month.

A weekly Thoracic Imaging-Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Imaging Conference is also held. This popular multi-disciplinary conference is attended not only by Radiology, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine, but also by Thoracic Surgery, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Pathology. We also participate in a weekly multispecialty Chest Tumor Conference at the Massey Cancer Center and a monthly quality assurance conference.


Two to three radiology residents at various levels of training and two to four fourth year medical students rotate through our specialty on a monthly basis. Cardio-thoracic Imaging Fellows regularly participate in both resident and medical student education both at the workstation and in teaching conferences.


Both the Thoracic Imaging and Non-invasive Cardiovascular Imaging specialties have an active clinical research program. Our faculty participates in annual meetings with the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and the Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR). Fellows are expected to participate in clinical research projects in conjunction with our staff. The Department of Radiology provides secretarial assistance and support in preparation of exhibits, presentations and manuscripts. Support is also provided to fellows for presentation of research at major radiological society meetings.


Upon completion of the program, the graduating fellow will receive a certificate attesting to their specialized training in Cardiothoracic Imaging and Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging.


Qualified applicants should have completed an accredited residency in diagnostic radiology and be ABR board eligible or board certified at the time of the fellowship year.  Please see our web site at for detailed information about the fellowship program and for a copy of the application.  Contact Mark S Parker, MD, Thoracic Imaging Fellowship Director at and or Betty Arkwright, Fellowship Application Coordinator and Administrative Assistant at 804-828-0534 with any questions.

This job ad expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

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