Overview

Overview

The Cardiothoracic Imaging fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital is a one-year training program that provides comprehensive training in cardiac and thoracic imaging.

Fellows will learn how to interpret multimodality thoracic imaging (radiography, CT, MRI, and PET/CT) and cardiovascular imaging (CT, MRI, and PET/CT), with the additional ability to perform thoracic interventions (IR lung biopsy and ablation).

Fellows are expected to participate in monthly multidisciplinary thoracic tumor board conferences in conjunction with pulmonology, thoracic surgery, pathology, and radiation oncology and in biweekly ILD conferences with pulmonology, pathology, and rheumatology. They will also participate in a monthly Cardiothoracic Journal Club.

The cardiothoracic imaging fellow will be expected to participate in the education of rotation medical students from several medical schools in the region. Involvement in scholarly activity is also encouraged.

Approximately 60% of the fellow’s diagnostic imaging time will be spent learning thoracic imaging and 40% in cardiac imaging. Fellows will also have the opportunity to pursue electives in other divisions, including abdominal imaging and musculoskeletal imaging, as well as electives outside of the department, such was with pulmonology or cardiology.

Current cardiothoracic radiology faculty and subspecialty training are:

  • Andrew Blum, MD - Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital 2009
  • Ian Drexler, MD, MBA - Cardiothoracic Imaging, Weill Cornell Medicine 2017
  • Jacobo Kirsch, MD, MBA, FACR - RSNA Fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging, Mayo Clinic 2007
  • David Lopez, MD - Advanced Cardiac Imaging, University of Virginia Medical Center 2014
  • Jenny Placido, MD - Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Atlantic Health System 2022

Program Director:

Ian R. Drexler, MD, MBA

Ian R. Drexler, MD, MBA

Staff Application

Application

To apply please complete and submit the following documents:

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

Current Fellows

Class of 2023

Leandro Singerman, MD
Former Abdominal Imaging Fellow
Cleveland Clinic Weston
Weston, FL

Benefits

Benefits

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. 

Insurance

  • 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.
Contact

Contact

Ian R. Drexler, MD, MBA
Program Director
drexlei@ccf.org

Sandra Twietemeyer
Radiology Office Coordinator
twietms@ccf.org
Phone: 954.689.5123
Fax: 954.689.5118

Lauren Eadeh
Program Coordinator
eadehl@ccf.org
Phone: 954-659-5229