A one-year Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship is available starting July 2022 at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. Aurora St. Luke’s is a tertiary 700 plus bed private hospital with a strong
reputation in cardio?vascular disease, pulmonary medicine, oncology, transplant surgery and hepatology. St. Luke’s Medical Center is the flagship hospital on the Wisconsin side of Advocate Aurora Healthcare, which is an integrated not?for-profit delivery network serving communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The network consists of 15 hospitals, numerous clinics, and over 2000 healthcare providers. The Department of Radiology is subspecialized with 120 faculty members and a 20 resident ACGME accredited residency program. There are 6 dedicated cardiothoracic radiologists.
Cardiothoracic imaging is comprised of multi?modality cardiovascular and chest imaging with an emphasis on CT and MRI. The fellow will gain subspecialty skills in adult cross?sectional imaging exams, including advanced Cardiac MRI techniques, and will be exposed to a large and diverse case volume with a high percentage of complex exams. The applicant can be involved in all aspects of Cardiothoracic imaging including MRI, CT, nuclear and plain radiography and will fully participate in the clinical and teaching activities of the department. Fellows will be expected to work closely with faculty on one research project that culminates in a presentation at a national meeting and/or publication (STR, SCMR, NASCI, SCCT, RSNA, ARRS). The Cardiothoracic imaging section includes a wide variety of exams including 1.5 T Cardiac MRI imaging, cardiac and chest CT, lung cancer screening, and nuclear cardiac scans.
Training includes all aspects of Cardiothoracic imaging exams, including protocols, monitoring of exams, exam interpretation, post-processing, and participation in multi-disciplinary conferences. The fellow is given graduated responsibilities and autonomy and will act under the consistent oversight and direct supervision of 6 subspecialty trained faculty members of the Cardiothoracic Imaging Center of Excellence. The faculty strives to be on the cutting edge of radiology offering the latest in diagnostic techniques.
The Cardiothoracic section utilizes the latest technology and is a high-volume modality. We perform ~1000 cardiac MRIs per year and maintain strong collaborative efforts with cardiology, thoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, pulmonology, critical care, and interventional radiology. The fellow will have the opportunity to obtain experience in a variety of cardiac nuclear exams, including Cardiac PET, Cardiac SPECT.
St. Luke’s Medical Center is a preeminent cardiac care center for patients with a broad range of cardiovascular pathology. The cardiovascular section includes all aspects of cardiac imaging from basic CT coronary calcium scoring to state-of-the-art techniques in cardiac MRI and advanced cardiovascular CT and MR post?processing. The fellow will gain skills in interpreting cardiac CT, CT angiography, cardiac MRI , and MR angiography, including imaging of adult congenital heart disease and pre?procedure planning in Aurora Healthcare’s Internationally recognized transcatheter aortic valve replacement program.
The fellowship curriculum allows flexibility for research and quality improvement projects, as well as elective time tailored to the desires of the fellow with optional training in thoracic interventional procedures. Generous benefits are offered.
The Radiology Department has state of the art equipment, including 6 predominantly Siemens MR scanners, 5 GE helical CT scanners (including Revolution and 64 row multidetector and fluoro?CT).
Applicants interested in this fellowship opportunity should send a cover letter with CV to
Kaushik Shahir, M.D.
Attn: Camille Dykas
Department of Radiology
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
2900 W. Oklahoma Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Fax: (414) 649?6046
This job ad expires on Sunday July 31st, 2022