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Fellowships

Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

Please direct any questions and/or complete the online GME application form and send with current curriculum vitae, medical school transcripts and 2–3 letters of reference to:

Christopher Coppa, MD
Program Director
Section of Abdominal Imaging
Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute
9500 Euclid Ave.– L10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
216.636.5588
coppac@ccf.org

Jamal Davidson
Fellowship Coordinator
Section of Abdominal Imaging
Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute
9500 Euclid Ave.– L10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
216.445.3858
davidsj3@ccf.org

Subsequent required interviews will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.

Please take a moment to review a listing of all the requirements that must be met to train at Cleveland Clinic as well as the non-smoking policy.

Breast Imaging Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic’s Imaging Institute is currently accepting applications for one one-year fellowship position in the Section of Breast Imaging, to begin July 1st of each year.

Our section currently performs over 100,000 examinations per year, including over 54,000 screening examinations, 20,000 diagnostic studies, and 1,600 breast MRI’s. In addition to the 3,000 ultrasound guided and stereotactic biopsies/localizations performed annually, we also perform MRI guided biopsies and ductography. We are a state of the art department equipped with digital/analog mammography, dedicated ultrasound units, three prone Lorad stereotactic biopsy tables, and three 1.5 T Siemens magnets with dedicated breast time slots. We also have an automated whole breast ultrasound unit and a research breast CT scanner.

In addition to his/her primary clinical responsibilities, the breast imaging fellow will also have academic obligations including case presentations at weekly interdisciplinary breast conferences, monthly resident didactic/case conferences and resident board review. The fellow will also have four weeks of “elective” time during which he/she may choose to rotate with pathology, surgery, radiation oncology, and/or genetics. Although not mandatory, the fellow is strongly encouraged to participate in research projects, with protected academic time issued on a case by case basis.

Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Breast Imaging is staffed by nine full and part time dedicated breast imaging radiologists, the majority of whom are fellowship trained. Also included among our staff are two Diagnostic Radiology board examiners and the Imaging Institute Vice-Chairman, Alice Rim, MD. The Section of Breast Imaging is physically located within a dedicated breast center, giving the fellow the opportunity to also serve as an integral member of a multi-disciplinary clinical team.

Cleveland Clinic offers a competitive fellowship salary and benefits package. In accordance with the Office of Graduate Medical Education, each fellow is permitted three meeting days with appropriate compensation for CME credits. There is no call nor weekend responsibility, however weekend moonlighting opportunities are available in the regional general radiology practice, pending Ohio State licensing and hospital credentialing.

All applicants must have completed a United States residency training program in diagnostic radiology, and must be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Radiology prior to commencing the fellowship. Foreign applicants must also be board eligible in their country of origin and be USMLE certified, complete with passing scores on Steps one, two, and three.

Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship

At the end of the training the fellow will achieve level III clinical competence accomplished by 12 months of cumulative training in the CVIL.

The curriculum includes:

  • Physics of MRI/MRA
  • Safety issues in MRI
  • Pulse sequences used in cardiovascular MRI/MRA
  • Scanning techniques from basic to advanced
  • Interpretation of cardiac MRI/MRA from basic to advanced
  • MR in coronary artery disease
    • Acquire skills in performance and interpretation of:
      • Left and right ventricular function – both global and segmental, and qualitative and quantitative
      • Tissue characterization in cardiomyopathies and infiltrative disorders mimicking ischemic disease
      • Ischemia evaluation with first pass myocardial perfusion
      • Myocardial viability determination with delayed enhancement imaging
      • Myocardial mechanics using myocardial tagging
  • MRI in valvular disease
    • Scanning techniques for evaluation of native and prosthetic valve function
    • Phase contrast imaging for quantitative calculation of vascular and cardiac chamber flows and volumes
  • Advanced aortic and peripheral vascular imaging with MRA, flow measurements, and compliance evaluations.
  • MRI in congenital heart disease focused on adult CHD.
Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship

Please direct any questions and/or complete the online GME application form and send with current curriculum vitae, personal statement, medical school transcripts, USMLE transcript, current licensure, and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Thomas Masaryk, MD, FACR
Section of Neuroradiology
Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute
9500 Euclid Ave.– P34
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
216.445.6653
masaryt@ccf.org

Lucy Lambert
Secretary
Department Chairman, Imaging Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue, P-34
Cleveland Ohio 44195
Phone: 216.444.9014
Fax: 216.444.9307
lamberl@ccf.org

Subsequent required interviews will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.

Please take a moment to review a listing of all the requirements that must be met to train at Cleveland Clinic as well as the non-smoking policy.

Interventional Radiology Fellowship

Please direct any questions and/or complete the online GME application form and send with current curriculum vitae, personal statement, medical school transcripts, USMLE transcript, current licensure, and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Gordon McLennan, MD FSIR
Past Chairman, Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation
Interventional Radiology and Bioengineering
Program Director, Interventional Radiology Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave.– ND20
Cleveland, OH 44195
216.444.6124
mclenng@ccf.org

Gayle Seamon
Medical Secretary
Section of Interventional Radiology
9500 Euclid Ave. - L10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Phone: 216.444.0617
Fax: 216.445.1492
seamong@ccf.org

Subsequent required interviews will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.

Please take a moment to review a listing of all the requirements that must be met to train at Cleveland Clinic as well as the non-smoking policy.

Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
  • The Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic is 1 year in length beginning July 1st and ending June 30th.
  • There are 4 positions each year: 2 ACGME positions (accredited) and 2 clinical positions (non-accredited).
  • The Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute archives 2 million exams or procedures per year. The MSK section reads or performs over 170,000 procedures per year which include high volume services in sports medicine, orthopedic oncology, and rheumatology.
  • Fellows will spend time at the Main Campus as well as the Sports Health Center (a satellite facility).
  • Fellows will be exposed to daily didactic and clinical conferences including Journal Club, MSK Tumor Conference, MSK Interesting Case Conference, MSK US Conference, Rheumatology Conference, MSK Infectious Disease Conference, Fellow Teaching Conference and Resident Teaching Conference.
  • Fellows will receive MSK US training along with Primary Care Sports Medicine fellows in an integrated curriculum.
  • Fellows will have access to resources from the MSK Radiology Research Lab.

Clinical responsibilities:

  • Interpreting MSK radiographs, MRI, CT, US, and Bone Mineral Density scans.
  • Performing fluoroscopic and US guided joint injections and aspirations.
  • Performing CT and US guided bone and soft tissue biopsies including RF ablations
  • Protocoling and monitoring cross-sectional imaging studies
  • Supervising residents (32 residents) and medical students
  • Attending all clinical conferences (1 per day)
  • Preparing for and presenting at assigned clinical conferences (4 per month)

Non-clinical responsibilities:

  • Presenting didactic conferences for medical students and residents (2 per year)
  • Performing at least 1 research project over the course of the year that will be submitted to a national meeting for oral presentation and culminate in a manuscript that will be submitted for publication.
  • Performing at least 1 quality improvement project over the course of the year.
  • Participating in CME conferences hosted by the section.

Benefits:

  • Salary paid at the level of PGY6*
  • Medical Insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • 1 academic day per week for ACGME fellows or 1 clinical day in the CCF Regional Practice for clinical fellows*
  • 3 weeks of vacation time
  • 1 week meeting time (If presenting, meeting expenses will be reimbursed)
  • 2 weeks of elective rotations one of which must be in Neuroradiology for exposure to spine MRI.

* Clinical fellows receive additional salary for clinical day.

Neuroradiology Fellowship

This one-year program is for radiology-trained physicians. Please direct any questions and/or complete the online GME application form and send with current curriculum vitae, medical school transcripts and 2–3 letters of reference to:

Doksu Moon, MD
Program Director
Section of Neuroradiology
Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute
9500 Euclid Ave.– L10
Cleveland, OH 44195
216.444.0988
moond@ccf.org

Joe Ramos
Administrative Assistant
Section of Neuroradiology
Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute
9500 Euclid Ave – L10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
216.444.1084
ramosj3@ccf.org

Nuclear Medicine Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic’s Imaging Institute is currently accepting applications for one one-year fellowship position in the Department of Nuclear Medicine, to begin July 1st of each year.

This ACGME accredited fellowship is comprehensive, offering trainees extensive clinical experience in all aspects of clinical nuclear medicine. Our department currently performs over 20,000 imaging examinations per year, including nearly 7,000 nuclear cardiology studies. In addition to the imaging studies, we also perform sentinel lymph node localization procedures and administer radionuclide therapies including I-131, Y-90, Sr-89, radioimmunotherapies and radioembolic therapies. We are a state-of-the-art department, equipped with three PET/CT cameras, three SPECT/CT (multi-row-detector) cameras, six dual-headed SPECT cameras and a thyroid uptake probe. We have a fully functional radiopharmacy ("hot lab") staffed by two full time radiopharmacists. Also within our department, we have our own medical cyclotron and two associated laboratory facilities for the production of both commercial and investigational positron-emitting radiopharmaceuticals.

In addition to his/her primary clinical responsibilities, the Nuclear Radiology Fellow will also have academic obligations including case presentations at the biweekly departmental research conference, weekly resident didactic/case conferences and resident board review. The fellow is strongly encouraged to participate in research projects, with protected academic time provided.

Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Nuclear Medicine is staffed by seven full time dedicated nuclear medicine physicians and radiologists, most of whom are fellowship trained. Also included among our staff are three full time staff scientists, including two radiochemists and a medical physicist. The Department of Nuclear Medicine is physically located within Cleveland Clinic’s Heart Center, giving the Fellow the opportunity to also serve as an integral member of a multi-disciplinary clinical team.

Cleveland Clinic offers a competitive fellowship salary and benefits package. In accordance with the Office of Graduate Medical Education, each fellow is permitted three meeting days with appropriate compensation for CME credits. There is some call responsibility, performed by teleradiology with staff physician backup.

All applicants must have completed a United States residency training program in Diagnostic Radiology, and must be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Radiology prior to commencing the fellowship.

Pediatric Imaging Fellowship

This one-year program is for radiology-trained physicians. Please direct any questions and/or complete the online GME application form and send with current curriculum vitae, personal statement, medical school transcripts, USMLE transcript, current licensure, and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Ellen Park, MD
Program Director
Section of Pediatric Imaging
Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute
9500 Euclid Ave. – L10
Cleveland, OH 44195
Phone: 216.445.4236
parke@ccf.org

Darlene Bublavy
Administrative Assistant
Section of Pediatric Imaging
Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute
9500 Euclid Ave.– L10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
216.444.9544
bublavd@ccf.org

Subsequent required interviews will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.

Please take a moment to review a listing of all the requirements that must be met to train at Cleveland Clinic as well as the non-smoking policy.

Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic’s Thoracic Imaging Fellowship program offers comprehensive training in all aspects of thoracic and cardiac imaging including thoracic CT, MR and plain film as well dedicated time with cardiac CT and MR. Chest intervention and biopsy rotations can be incorporated at the request of the fellow and the time spent in each area can be tailored to the individual’s interests and needs. A portion of each fellow’s schedule is protected for academic and scholarly pursuits such as research projects, preparation of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and preparing presentations for national meetings with available mentors to help guide each individual. A unique resource at Cleveland Clinic is the Center for Medical Art and Photography which is available for support in all academic endeavors, something that past fellows have found very useful.

The department consists of 9 fulltime thoracic and 3 fulltime cardiac imagers, all of whom have advanced training in their respective fields. Teaching conferences are held regularly and all staff members are approachable, eager to teach and actively engaged in educational discussions with fellows and residents.  Our volumes include over 150,000 thoracic imaging examinations (including 20,000 CT imaging studies), over 200 interventional procedures, over 2,000 Cardiac MR and over 7,000 Cardiac CTs are performed annually. The vast and complex pathologies encountered at Cleveland Clinic – ranging from ILD to post cardiac and lung transplant patients to unusual infectious diseases is unprecedented. Past fellows have been well trained and well prepared for academic or private practice jobs.

Some of the highlights of our institution include:

  • Cleveland Clinic's Respiratory Institute ranks 3rd in Pulmonology according to U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 "America's Best Hospitals" rankings.
  • The Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic ranks 1st in Cardiology and Heart Surgery according to U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 "America's Best Hospitals" rankings.
  • Recently, Cleveland Clinic's lung transplant program set the world record for number of lung transplants performed in a single year.