The University of Arizona-Banner Medical Center, is accepting applications for a one-year duration Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship. This is a non-ACGME accredited program, typically running 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 preference, whether it is emphasis in education and teaching, research or a combination. There is a myriad of opportunities for any of these pathways. Here at the University of Arizona we strive for professionalism, integrity and high ethics.
Ours is a tertiary and primary care hospital, with a Level 1 Trauma Center and 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, from which Medical Imaging is an active participant and collaborator. High end Airway Disease and COPD research takes place at our institution, creating multiple ways of collaboration.
The fellowship involves the interpretation of studies across all modalities, including chest radiograph, in the outpatient, inpatient and critical care scenario. Interpretation of Multimodality imaging including state of the art Computed Tomography, in its variety of protocols, including capability of dual energy. We also perform a fair amount of Thoracic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), including for the evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism as well as 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, including CT coronary and valvular calcium scoring, CT coronary angiograms, CT for Transcatheter Valve replacement, MR for transcatheter valve replacements. All aspects of Cardiac MRI including Mapping are also performed. We have multiple post-processing softwares available for imaging analysis. Pediatric congenital heart disease imaging is another highlight of the cardiac training. There are two pediatric cardiac surgeons performing complex congenital heart disease operations. This portion of the rotation is enhanced by the participation of Cardiology as well as the 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, complete a Universal 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.
Point of Contact: Nilu Dorschner
Address: Nilu Dorschner – (520) 626-3587
Banner University Medical Center – Tucson
Department of Medical Imaging
PO Box 245067
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85724-5067
This job ad expires on Thursday July 2nd, 2020