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

Our section currently performs over 110,000 examinations per year, including over 90,000 screening examinations, 30,000 diagnostic studies, and 2,000 breast MRI’s. In addition to the 5,000 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 breast tomosynthesis, digital mammography, dedicated ultrasound units, two prone Lorad stereotactic biopsy tables, and four 1.5 T Siemens magnets with dedicated breast time slots.

There are no call or weekend responsibilities. However, 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 and monthly resident didactic/case conferences. 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.

Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Breast Imaging is staffed by fifteen full and part time dedicated breast imaging radiologists, the majority of whom are fellowship trained.  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. While not mandatory, the fellow is encouraged to participate in research projects. For projects where the fellow is listed as first author on the poster or presentation and is the “presenter”, the office of Graduate Medical Education provides appropriate funds for attendance pending approval by the fellowship director.

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.

How to Apply

How to Apply

The first Breast Imaging Fellowship Match will take place in March 2017 for the 2018 appointment year. The match is sponsored by the Society of Breast Imaging and it will be managed by the National Resident Matching Program. In order to become a Breast Imaging fellow at Cleveland Clinic, you must register with the Radiology Match.

To apply for a fellowship position, please send your application to Lorena Espinoza, espinol@ccf.org by January 1, 2017. The completed application includes the Cleveland Clinic GME application, current curriculum vitae, medical school transcripts, and 2-3 letters of references. We will then contact you about arranging an interview.

The Society of Breast Imaging has implemented an All In Policy for the Match. This means that programs participating in the Match cannot extend any offers to candidates outside of the match. Applicants can withdraw from the Match prior to the ranking deadline if they accept a position outside of the Match.

Dates of the Match:

  • March 22, 2017: Registration opens
  • April 26, 2017: Ranking opens
  • May 31, 2017: Ranking Order List Deadline
  • June 14, 2017: Match Day
  • July 1, 2018: Training begins

Cost of the Match:
Applicants will pay a $75 registration fee to register for the Match.

Contact Information

Paulette Lebda, MD
Program Director
Section of Breast Imaging
Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute
9500 Euclid Ave. – A10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Phone 216.445.1799
Fax: 216.445.1654

Lorena Espinoza
Fellowship Coordinator
Section of Breast Imaging
Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute
9500 Euclid Ave. – A10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195

Lisa Kempton, MEd, RT(R)
Education Program Administrator
Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute
9500 Euclid Ave. L10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195

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