Ruffin Graham, MD
Section Head, Thoracic Imaging
Ruchi Yadav, MD
Michael Bolen, MD
Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging
Aamer Chughtai, MD
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 full-time thoracic and 3 full-time 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:
- U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's top hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey and has named Cleveland Clinic's heart program No. 1 in the nation since 1995.
- Recently, Cleveland Clinic's lung transplant program set the world record for number of lung transplants performed in a single year.
How to Apply
To apply, please print out and complete the Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging Fellowship Application and submit it along with a personal statement, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to the Fellowship Program Director and Coordinator email contact information below. Applicants are encouraged to obtain an Ohio medical license, DEA number, and be ABR eligible prior to the beginning of the fellowship.
Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute
9500 Euclid Ave. L10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Subsequent required interviews will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.