Overview

Overview

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:

How to Apply

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.

Download the fellowship application

Jason Lempel, MD
Program Director
Section of Thoracic & Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute
9500 Euclid Ave. - L10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
216-636-2500
lempelj@ccf.org

Christine Harvey
Fellowship Coordinator
Section of Thoracic Imaging
Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute
9500 Euclid Ave. – L10
Cleveland, OH 44195
216.445.3908
harveyc@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.