PET / CT Fellowship

LeeThe Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging of Emory University has openings for two (2) 1-year PET combined clinical-research fellowships starting July 1, 2014. The Department of Radiology maintains an excellent academic environment with a strong commitment to research and teaching in a wide range of disciplines. The fellowship will combine clinical PET training with protected research time and an opportunity to work with novel PET radiotracers among many other clinical and research possibilities. Clinical duties may include on-call responsibilities as well as additional duties covering a nuclear medicine service at one of the teaching institutions of Emory. Radionuclide therapy procedures using non-sealed sources are part of nuclear medicine clinical responsibilities.

For the qualified candidate, there may be an option to create a personalized program, which could include body imaging as well as general and cardiac nuclear medicine rotations. An option for a second year of fellowship experience may also be considered at the discretion of the Fellowship Director and Division Director.

Director: Daniel J. Lee, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology

Faculty

There are 9 full time physicians in Nuclear Medicine. There are also 14 dedicated research faculty including 13 PhDs and 1 MD among four translational and basic science laboratories.  The equipment at the Emory University affiliated nuclear medicine departments includes state-of-the-art imaging and computer systems. Each institution has several imaging systems including SPECT and SPECT/CT and specialized computer facilities. Emory has a PET Center, including three PET/CT scanners as well as PET/CT instruments at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Grady Memorial Hospital, and the VA Medical Center. Additional research instruments include one high resolution brain PET scanner, a microPET/CT preclinical scanner, a multispectral in-vivo fluorescence imaging system and a cyclotron located at the Center for Systems Imaging at Wesley Woods.

Facilities

Emory University Hospital is a 439-bed hospital based at the Clifton Campus that serves as the flagship teaching hospital for the Emory University School of Medicine. Emory University Hospital Midtown (formerly known as Crawford Long Hospital) expands upon the patient demographics available at the Clifton Campus. Grady Memorial Hospital is a 900-bed county hospital with a very active nuclear medicine service and recently updated equipment. The Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center is located adjacent to the Emory University campus. All institutions feature modern state-of-the-art equipment with advanced hybrid imaging using FDG PET/CT and SPECT/CT instruments.

Patient Population

Diverse patient populations are served by the different hospitals within the broader Emory system including a pediatric population at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston as well as different adult populations at the various aforementioned facilities. In addition, Emory serves a catchment area beyond the bounds of the metropolitan Atlanta region. Thus, trainees experience patients with a broad range of both common and uncommon conditions. 

Research

Research opportunities are available for fellows in both clinical and basic research; research is required and is tailored to the individual's long-term goals. Research facilities include state-of-the-art cyclotron and radiochemistry services, animal imaging research laboratories utilizing PET-CT and a wide variety of other resources. The Division is integrally involved in research conducted by Emory University School of Medicine faculty, including close collaboration with colleagues in Radiology, Cardiology and the Winship Cancer Institute. Currently, there are active clinical research programs involving new PET and single-photon radiotracers, and many other projects involving translational medicine.

Conferences

There are 3 regularly scheduled didactic conferences a week, including a comprehensive series of lectures in all aspects of clinical nuclear medicine, and a series of lectures in physics, computer techniques and radiochemistry. In addition, there are quarterly journal clubs and PET conferences as well as weekly departmental Grand Rounds lectures.

Eligibility

Applicants must have completed a nuclear medicine or radiology residency and be either board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine or The American Board of Radiology. In addition, applicants must be eligible for an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Georgia. Requirements for a Georgia medical license are listed at: http://medicalboard.georgia.gov/

Application

Please send CV and cover letter to:
Daniel J. Lee, MD

Emory University Hospital
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
1364 Clifton Road, N.E., Rm. D118
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Program Coordinator: Ms. Gail Foster
Phone: (404) 712-4843
Email: gail.uwaifo@emoryhealthcare.org


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