The Section of Abdominal Imaging at Cleveland Clinic Florida offers a one-year fellowship program in Abdominal Imaging. This fellowship focuses on establishing clinical expertise by providing comprehensive and specialized training in all areas of abdominal imaging with core rotations in Abdominal MRI, Abdominal CT, Ultrasound and Image-Guided Interventions. We interpret a high volume of studies and serve a sub-specialized group of oncologists, gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, hepatobiliary surgeons, transplant surgeons, urologists and gynecologists. The fellow will be exposed to a wide variety of advanced imaging techniques, including multiparametric prostate MRI with 3D segmentation for MR/TRUS fusion biopsy, rectal cancer staging MR, MR and CT enterography, liver cancer staging, CT colonography, MRCP, US elastography, pre- and post- kidney and liver transplant evaluation, and MR defecography.

The fellow will actively participate in multiple multidisciplinary conferences, including colorectal, liver, upper gastrointestinal and genitourinary tumor boards and liver transplant conference. The fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in medical student and gastrointestinal fellow education through didactic conferences.

Elective rotations provide the flexibility for the fellow to deepen their training in abdominal radiology and cross-train in other subspecialties, such as PET/Nuclear Medicine, Cardiothoracic Imaging, MSK Imaging, Neuroradiology and Mammography. Participation in research projects is also encourage.

Frances Tardy Rivera, MD
Frances Tardy Rivera, MD

Staff Application


To apply please complete and submit the following documents:

  • Fellowship application
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement addressing your interest in abdominal imaging and career goals
  • Three Letters of Recommendation, including one from your Radiology Residency Program Director

Inquiries regarding the program can be directed to:

Lauren Eadeh
Program Coordinator

Current Fellows

Current Fellows

Class of 2023

Aneliya Maleeva, MD

Class of 2022

Leandro Singerman, MD
Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellow
Cleveland Clinic Florida




2022 – 2023 Salaries

Year Salary
PGY-1 $56,454
PGY-2 $58,278
PGY-3 $60,460
PGY-4 $63,034
PGY-5 $65,272
PGY-6 $68,426
PGY-7 $71,485
PGY-8 $75,664

Paid Time Away: Vacation, Maternity, & Paternity

  • Vacation: 3 weeks (15 working days) provided at the beginning of each academic year
  • Maternity: 6 weeks paid leave for natural childbirth or adoption; 8 weeks for cesarean section. Additional time off unpaid up to a maximum of 12 weeks under the Family Medical Leave Act.
  • Paternity: 2 weeks paid leave. Additional time off unpaid up to a maximum of 12 weeks under the Family Medical Leave Act. 


  • Healthcare: Cleveland Clinic Florida covers 50% of annual Healthcare Plans for Clinical Trainees and their families. Effective on the first day of training with no waiting period.
  • Dental and Vision Care: Cleveland Clinic Florida covers 100% of annual Dental and Vision Care Plans for Clinical Trainees.
  • Maternity Care: 100% coverage is provided through the health care plan that you select within the plan's guidelines.
  • Pharmaceuticals: As outlined by the Cleveland Clinic Florida Health Plan.
  • Malpractice: Paid by the Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation/Cleveland Clinic Florida. Limited to activities within the training program.
  • Life Insurance: $25,000 term group policy.

Travel Privileges and Other Education Activities

Senior residents, chief residents, and fellows in ACGME and NON-ACGME programs that meet eligible criteria as outlined in the Graduate Physicians Manual may be approved to attend academic meetings for the purpose of presenting or engaging in leadership roles within national societies will be eligible up to 5 days per academic year with a maximum reimbursement of $1,200 per academic year.

Additional Benefits

  • Book Allowance: A $250 educational allowance per year is available to all clinical residents/fellows. Primary use is for textbooks.
  • On-call Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner: Paid by Cleveland Clinic Florida when on in house night call.
  • Cell phones: Apple iPhone provided to all residents
  • Uniforms: Supplied by Cleveland Clinic Florida.


Frances Tardy Rivera, MD
Program Director

Sandra Twietemeyer
Radiology Office Coordinator
Phone: 954.689.5123
Fax: 954.689.5118

Diana Niño
Manager Graduate Medical Education
Phone: 954.659.5815