Overview

Overview

  • The Abdominal Imaging Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic is 1 year in length and exposes trainees to high case volume and complexity
  • There are up to 4 positions each year (non-ACGME accredited)
  • Fellows have the option to participate in a traditional fellowship pathway or in a clinical pathway
    • Traditional pathway – fellows spend 5 days/week at CCF main campus focusing on advanced fellowship training
    • Clinical practitioner pathway – couples advanced fellowship training with real-world practice experience and supplemental income; fellows spend 1 day/week at one of the regional CCF hospitals independently interpreting routine radiology examinations, and 4 days/week as fellows at the main campus  
  • Training provides a comprehensive diagnostic and interventional radiology experience in all aspects of gastrointestinal and genitourinary imaging
    •  Interpretation of advanced CT, MRI, and Ultrasound applications
    • CT and ultrasound-guided interventional procedures, including core biopsy sampling, fine needle aspiration and abscess drainage
    • Fluoroscopy training optional

Fellow Responsibilities

  • Interpreting abdominal MRI, CT, US, radiographs/fluoroscopy
  • Performing CT and ultrasound-guided intervention
  • Protocolling and monitoring cross-sectional imaging studies
  • Supervising residents and medical students
  • Participating in didactic and clinical conferences
  • Performing weekend call (once every 4 weeks)
  • Participating in research projects (encouraged)

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Fellowship Program Leadership

Christopher P. Coppa, MD
Program Director
9500 Euclid Ave, L10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Phone: 216.636.5588
coppac@ccf.org

Lauren Cunningham
Fellowship Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave., L10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Phone: 216.445.7110
cunninl3@ccf.org

Danielle Berry, MEd
Education Program Administrator
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave., L10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
berryd2@ccf.org

Benefits

Benefits

PGY-6 Salary* $73,368 (Traditional Pathway)
Clinical Fellow will receive additional salary for one clinical day each week.

*reflect 2022 salary and is subject to change

Academic Funding

  • Up to 5 days for meetings per year
  • Up to $4,000 for oral presentations
  • Up to $1,000 for attendance only meetings

Vacation and Time Away

  • 15 vacation days per year
  • 5 personal/interview days per year

Additional Benefits

Faculty

Faculty

The AI section includes a diverse group of approximately 20 abdominal imaging-trained faculty members who are dedicated to teaching, have clinical expertise and research interests in different aspects of abdominal imaging, and are engaged members of the major national radiologic societies.

Faculty Clinical/Research Interests
Mark Baker, MD

Mark Baker, MD

Crohn's disease imaging

See Publications for Dr. Baker

Christopher Coppa, MD

Christopher Coppa, MD
Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Program Director

Hepatobiliary, transplant imaging

See Publications for Dr. Coppa

Kavita Bhatt, MD

Kavita Bhatt, MD
Associate Program Director
Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

See Publications for Dr. Bhatt

Myra Feldman, MD

Myra Feldman, MD
Medical Director of Ultrasound

Women's imaging, ultrasound, pelvic MR

See Publications for Dr. Feldman

Namita Gandhi, MD

Namita Gandhi, MD

IBD, Artificial Intelligence, Medical Informatics

See Publications for Dr. Gandhi

Amar Gupta, MD

Amar Gupta, MD
Alumni Specialty Director for Imaging/Radiology
West region SIQE officer.

Cross-sectional image guided intervention, Oncology and prostate imaging, Quality Improvement and Trainee education

See Publications for Dr. Gupta

Brian Herts, MD

Brian Herts, MD
Executive Vice Chair, Imaging Institute
Medical Director of CT, Imaging Institute

Genitourinary imaging, Gastrointestinal Imaging, Incidental findings

See Publications for Dr. Herts

Sara Hunter, MD

Sara Hunter, MD

Abdominal oncologic imaging, Nuclear Imaging

See Publications for Dr. Hunter

Peter Liu, MD

Peter Liu, MD
Section Head, Abdominal Imaging

Hepatobiliary disease, GI radiology, body MRI

See Publications for Dr. Liu

Rekha Mody, MD

Rekha Mody, MD
QIO, Imaging Institute

See Publications for Dr. Mody

Douglas Nachand, MD

Douglas Nachand, MD

See Publications for Dr. Narchand

Charles O'Malley, MD

Charles O'Malley, MD
Director of Image Guided Interventional Procedures

Image guided procedures, Abdominal Imaging

See Publications for Dr. O'Malley

Andrei Purysko, MD

Andrei Purysko, MD

Oncologic imaging

See Publications for Dr. Purysko

Justin Ream, MD

Justin Ream, MD

See Publications for Dr. Ream

 

Erick Remer, MD

Erick Remer, MD
Member CCLCM Committee on Appointments and Promotions

GU Imaging especially renal and adrenal

See Publications for Dr. Remer

Daniel Roesel, DO

Daniel Roesel, DO
Educational Liaison, Section of Abdominal Imaging, Co-Director Interesting Case Conference

Hepatic/Pancreaticobiliary Imaging

See Publications for Dr. Roesel

Samuel Ruskin, MD

Samuel Ruskin, MD

See Publications for Dr. Ruskin

Andrew Schreiner, MD

Andrew Schreiner, MD
Quality Improvement Officer for Regional Radiology

See Publications for Dr. Schreiner

Shetal Shah, MD

Shetal Shah, MD, FSAR
Medical director, PET-MR program, Imaging Education, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

PET/CT and PET/MR imaging, Urologic and Gynecological malignancies, Lymphoma and Oncologic Imaging Tumor metrics and RECIST

See Publications for Dr. Shah

David Sweet, MD

David Sweet, MD

Genitourinary imaging, informatics, and photon-counting CT

See Publications for Dr. Sweet

Joseph Veniero, MD, PhD

Joseph Veniero, MD, PhD
Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

Rectal cancer, Abdominal MRI Techniques and protocols, Residency education

See Publications for Dr. Veniero

Ryan Ward

Ryan Ward, MD

GU imaging

See Publications for Dr. Ward

How to Apply

How to Apply

Application Process

Eligibility:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in or have completed an ACGME-accredited U.S. residency program.
  • International graduates and trainees that are not U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents on H1b or O-1 visas. We no longer sponsor applicants with J1 visas in Abdominal Imaging.

To apply, please complete the following and send all to imagingfellowship@ccf.org.

  1. Download fellowship application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Medical school transcript
  5. Medical school diploma
  6. USMLE/COMLEX transcripts
  7. 3 Letters of Recommendation (1 must be from current Program Director)
  8. Dean's letter
  9. ECGMG certificate, if applicable
  10. Photo (optional)

View the 2022 updated SCARD fellowship policy.

Lauren Cunningham
Fellowship Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave., L10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
216.445.7110
cunninl3@ccf.org

Danielle Berry, MEd
Education Program Administrator
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave., L10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
berryd2@ccf.org

We look forward to reviewing your application.

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