Cardiothoracic Radiology

The Cardiothoracic Radiology Fellowship, offered by the Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences of the Emory University School of Medicine, is designed to train radiologists to be highly competent in all aspects of cardiothoracic imaging. Training is designed to provide a complete experience, preparing the trainee through diverse clinical exposure in diagnostic cardiothoracic radiology, research and teaching. Teaching opportunities are available with medical students, radiology residents and pulmonary fellows. Fellows are expected to participate in at least one cardiothoracic research project that culminates in a presentation at a national meeting and/or publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Radiologists will have the opportunity to gain experience in diagnostic chest radiology, with topics including diffuse lung disease, advanced cardiothoracic surgery, oncology, lung transplant and trauma. Cardiac imaging utilizing CT and MR focuses on coronary artery disease, congenital anatomy, infiltrative disease, cardiomyopathies and valvular diseases. Fellows will receive hands on training and protocol development at the MR scanner, which is an integral part of the fellowship. Vascular imaging exposes the learner to aortic pathology including aneurysm, dissection spectrum, postoperative aortic repair complications, and trauma.

Director:

Arthur E. Stillman, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACR, FSCBTMR; William and Kay Casarella Professor of Radiology and Medicine, Director, Division of Cardiothoracic Imaging

Eugene A. Berkowitz, MD, PhD; Cardiothoracic Fellowship Director

Facilities and Patient Population

Training affords one a broad spectrum of cardiopulmonary diseases due to different patient populations of our various hospitals. The fellowship includes experience at Emory University Hospital, The Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital.

Equipment

The fellowship provides the opportunity to interact with subspecialists of the Emory Cardiothoracic Imaging Division. There are 7 radiologists, 3 cardiologists and 1 nuclear medicine physician specializing in various aspects of cardiothoracic imaging. Scanners include HD750 CT scanners, Siemens Avanto 1.5T, Philips 1.5T Intera, and Siemens 3T Trio MR scanners, Siemens Sensation 64 MDCT, GE Light Speed VCT 64-slice MDCT, and Siemens Definition and Definition Flash Dual Source CT scanners.

Rotations and Conferences

Rotations include plain film chest radiography (outpatient 2 view chest radiographs), ICU portable chest radiography, inpatient CT, outpatient CT, CT/MR vascular/aorta and cardiac CT/MR. The fellow will utilize one academic day per week for research and teaching purposes. The fellow is strongly encouraged to submit a poster/presentation and/or paper to one of our spring annual meetings. Cardiothoracic Radiology fellows attend and participate in a weekly Thoracic Tumor Board, Cardiothoracic Case Conference and an Interstitial Lung Disease Multidisciplinary Conference.

On Call Duties and Education

After the 1 month of clinical duties, the fellow will have a total of 12 on call weekends throughout the remainder of the year. The fellow will be on call with an attending cardiothoracic radiologist and two radiology residents. Cardiothoracic imaging studies will be read from Emory University Hospital main campus for Emory Healthcare and Grady Memorial Hospital. A $2500 Professional Development Fund (PDF) is available for educational purposes, most commonly for attending and presenting at a meeting. The Division allows one week of conference time per calendar year for education/CME opportunities.

Application Process

Two Cardiothoracic fellowship positions per year are available. Candidates for the Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship must (1) successfully complete an ACGME-accredited US or Canadian Radiology Residency Program prior to the start of the fellowship (2) be able to obtain a full unrestricted Georgia Medical License and (3) be board eligible/certified. Please see the website for additional details.

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Eugene A. Berkowitz, MD, PhD; Cardiothoracic Fellowship Director
Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Program
The Emory Clinic
Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
1365-A Clifton Road NE, Suite AT-627
Atlanta, GA  30322

phone: (404) 712-1568
fax: (404) 778-3080
eberkow@emory.edu

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