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research fellowship in cardiac mri

Flinders Medical Centre / South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
Adelaide, Australia

There is one funded position, 1 year, available from May 2018

The Research Fellow in Cardiac MRI will assist in high quality research within cardiac imaging and clinical trials. The incumbent will report to the Director, Cardiac Imaging and will have a close working relationship with the members of the Cardiac Imaging Research Group. The position also includes interaction with a range of external stakeholders, clinical cardiologists within the Flinders Medical Centre campus and the Heart Health team at SAHMRI.

The research fellow will have the opportunity to:

  1. Contribute and assist in the conduct of high quality cardiac imaging research and clinical trials;
  2. Analyse research CMR scans for sponsor and investigated-initiated international clinical trials;
  3. Collaborate with partner academic research organisations in cross-institution research projects;
  4. Contribute to peer-reviewed journals; and
  5. Participate in the dissemination of research findings at conferences.


  1. Medical Degree with post graduate qualifications as a cardiologist (FRACP, MRCP or European equivalent).
  2. Prior experience of clinical CMR, ideally to at least SCMR Level 2 accreditation.
  3. High level written communication skills, including demonstrated experience in preparing written documents related to research activities, such as activities for submission to peer-review journals, conference papers and reports.

Contact: Ms. Serene Wong, Research Manager      serene.wong@sahmri.com

Prof. Joseph Selvanayagam, MBBS (Hons) FRACP DPhil FCSANZ FESC, Director    joseph.selva@sa.gov.au


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University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Cardiac MRI and CT Focus

Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois Cardiac MRI and CT Focus The Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship with a focus on cardiac magnetic resonance and computed tomography is a 12-month program conducted at the University of Chicago Cardiac Imaging Center which includes hands-on supervised clinical training, research, formal didactics, and multi-imaging conferences.

Clinical Training. The trainee will work closely with cardiologists, radiologists, and physicists. They will be expected to interact with patients directly and to be actively involved with study protocoling, image acquisition, image interpretation and analysis, and reporting. Trainees will perform sufficient cases to qualify for Level III accreditation in cardiac MRI and/or CT. Opportunities to learn advanced echocardiography and nuclear techniques are available.

Research Training. In addition to clinical training, all fellows will participate actively in research projects. Research training will include one-on-one interaction with experienced investigators to learn study design, data organization, data analysis, and abstract/ manuscript writing. Fellows will be expected to submit abstracts for presentation at national meetings and compose manuscripts for publication in refereed journals.

Conferences. Didactic sessions and research meetings are held at least weekly and include research, technology, and clinical topics. Fellows will also conduct conferences and assist in training others.

Eligibility and Selection: All applicants will be required to have successfully completed an ACGME-certified postdoctoral training program. Level II competency in at least one area of cardiovascular imaging is required. Licensure to practice medicine in the State of Illinois is required. Fellows will be selected based upon their academic credentials and potential for academic careers.

Contact: Nicole Bell, Coordinator     nbell1@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

Telephone: 773.702.1842

Amit R. Patel MD, Co-Director      amitpatel@uchicago.edu

Victor Mor-Avi PhD, Co-Director     vmoravi@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu


Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

The Clinical / Research MRI fellowship is a dedicated one-year program incorporating all aspects of clinical, research and practical magnetic resonance imaging.

The fellowship places a strong emphasis on research activity and is intended for individuals planning to pursue an academic career focusing on MRI.

The clinical component includes training in the core clinical areas of cardiovascular, neuroradiology, body imaging and musculoskeletal.

In addition, fellows will also have the opportunity to do elective rotations with options including breast MRI, interventional MRI and pediatric imaging.

The practical portion of the fellowship provides an opportunity to learn basic and complex MRI techniques through supervised hands-on instruction in MRI scanning.

 Contact: Monica Korell     monica.korell@northwestern.edu 

For more information, visit website.



Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

The Cardiovascular Imaging fellowship is based at the downtown Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a 600‐bed tertiary referral center for the greater Chicago area.

The cardiovascular imaging fellowship is a one-year program offering training in all aspects of cardiovascular imaging, including Cardiac MRI, MR angiography (MRA), Cardiac CT and CT angiography.

The goal of the fellowship is to provide training and education in all technical and clinical aspects of cardiovascular MRI and CT.

Fellows will also receive instruction in research methodology through mentored support of projects in cardiovascular MRI and CT and will receive dedicated academic time for that purpose.

Contact: Monica Korell     monica.korell@northwestern.edu

For more information visit website.




University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 

Fellowship: 1 year advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowship in cardiovascular MRI and CT.

Eligibility: Candidates will have successfully completed an ACGME accredited general cardiology fellowship. No prior CMR or CCT experience is required.

Education: The fellow will have an active role in cardiology fellowship and radiology resident education. Weekly didactic teaching sessions with the cardiology fellowship provide a comprehensive review of multimodality cardiac imaging and rotate through CMR, CCT, Nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. Imaging physics will be taught via monthly didactics and during daily readouts.

Facility: We have an active cardiovascular imaging program with approximately 1000 CCT and CMR studies annually. CCT studies are performed on a Siemens Somatom Force scanner. CMR studies are performed on Siemens Aera 1.5 and Verio 3.0T. Lexington is a beautiful university city with a thriving downtown within minutes of Bluegrass farmlands.

Application: Please send a cover letter, a current CV, USMLE or COMLEX transcript, personal statement and three letters of recommendations.

Contact: Ashlee Rodenhauser, Coordinator     ashlee.eodenhauser@uky.edu 

Telephone: 859-323-8040

Steve Leung     steve.leung@uky.edu

Please send applications to: 

University of Kentucky College of Medicine
c/o Ashlee Rodenhauser Fellowship Coordinator
900 South Limestone St. CT Wethington Building, Room 326
Lexington, KY 40536-0200

For more information visit website. 

ADVANCED cardiovascular imaging fellowship

NIH / National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Bethesda, Maryland

Funded: salary

The NHLBI Fellowship Program in Cardiac/Cardiovascular Imaging, functioning within the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, provides training for physicians interested in research-oriented academic careers in the field of non-invasive cardiovascular imaging.

The Program consists of one to three years of clinical and research training in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, cardiovascular computed tomography, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. The goal of the Program is to develop experts in clinical cardiovascular MRI and cardiovascular CT, who are able to conduct clinical or translational research in advanced cardiovascular imaging. Initial training focuses on establishing clinical competence in cardiovascular MRI and cardiovascular CT. To achieve this objective, the Program provides fellows with broad exposure to the subspecialty.

Typically, fellows participate in the acquisition and interpretation of over 400 cardiovascular MRI and over 400 cardiovascular CT examinations during a standard 2 year fellowship. State of the art scanners are available to support the clinical research and training program. The NHLBI runs 4 cardiovascular MRI scanners and there is potential access to additional MRI equipment, including high field small animal imaging systems (4.7T to 14T) and human high field systems (3T, 7T and soon 11.7T). Currently, there is access to cardiac capable CT scanners from all 4 major vendors, including a 320-detector row CT scanner.

Director: Andrew E. Arai, MD     araia@nih.gov

W. Patricia Bandettini, MD     ingkanip@nhlbi.nih.gov

Marcus Chen, MD     chenmy@nhlbi.nih.gov

For more information visit website.


Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

NIH T32 training position in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. A 2-¬‐year fellowship training position supported by the NIH T32 mechanism is available at the Brigham and Women's Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston. This training position is dedicated for the advancement of skills and knowledge of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging both in clinical and research settings. Clinical hands-¬‐on training in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging will be available. Research is a major component of this fellowship with opportunities to participate in imaging-¬‐related registries, clinical trials, and technical development of novel CMR methods. Candidates must be a US permanent resident or citizen and is currently in training in cardiology or radiology. Eligibility to hold a training medical license in the State of Massachusetts is necessary. Interested applicants please send curriculum vitae to Dr. Raymond Kwong directly.

In addition, funded research fellowship positions focusing in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging are available in limited numbers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. These positions in general involved a fellow’s full time dedication to 1 or 2 specific clinical trials or CMR core lab projects. Clinical hands‐on training in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging will be available similarly to the T32 training position. US permanent residency status and training medical license to practice medicine in Massachusetts are not required. Interested applicants please send curriculum vitae to Dr. Raymond Kwong directly.

Contact: Raymond Kwong, MD, Director     rykwong@partners.org

Telephone: (857) 307-1960

Fax: (857) 307-1944

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University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

The Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship at the University of Minnesota is a 1-2 year academic training program focused on Cardiovascular MRI (CMR) and Cardiovascular CT (CCT) for candidates that have completed an ACGME-accredited general cardiology fellowship. We have one of the highest volume programs in the country, performing around 1800 CMR and 2100 CCT studies annually, spanning the entire spectrum of clinical indications. Mentored research training opportunities are available. The start date for the fellowship is July 1 of every year. Typically, we have one funded position per year. Additional research fellowship positions may also be available.

Contact: Chetan Shenoy, MBBS, Director     cshenoy@umn.edu

Telephone: (612) 626-1391

CARDIovascular mr research fellowship

New York Methodist Hospital
New York, New York
New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY is accepting applications for a one year Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular MR. The position will start on July 1, 2015. Please see the following description on the research fellowship: Cardiovascular MR Research Fellowship: One-year research fellowship, which entails learning cardiovascular MRI. Obtaining history of patients, scanning patients, and observing interpretations of the studies. In addition, you will learn how to post process studies. Participation in multi-center trials as well as independent research is also part of the experience. Participation in our daily fellowship conferences is also available.

Contact: Veronica Evans, Fellowship Coordinator     Vae9010@nyp.org

Director: John Heitner, MD     jfh9003@nyp.org


Fax: 718-780-3930

For more information visit website.

To apply please forward your CV to:
Tamara Williams, Fellowship Coordinator  trw9015@nyp.org 

or to:

Tamara Williams, Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Cardiology
506 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Telephone number: (347)442-6121
Fax number: (718)780-7717

CARnegie hill radiology

New York, New York

A one-year fellowship at Carnegie Hill Radiology is available starting July 2017. This position offers training in the analysis and interpretation of a wide range of clinical cardiac MRI studies, including the assessment of cardiac function, quantitative flow, myocardial perfusion, tissue viability and coronary artery imaging. The fellow will work directly with Dr. Steven Wolff and will also have the opportunity to participate in clinically relevant research and the evaluation of new medical devices. A comprehensive cardiac MRI teaching file is also available. Our facility includes a state of the art GE Discovery 3T MRI scanner and a 160 slice Toshiba Aquilion™ Prime CT scanner.

One dedicated fellow is accepted each year. This is an unfunded position.

Contact: Cindy Comeau     info@mrict.com 

Telephone: 262-522-6142

Fax: 212-369-5048

Director: Steven D. Wolff, MD, PhD, FACR

To apply, please send your CV and a detailed letter of intent, stating your interests and what you expect to gain from the experience to:info@mrict.com

 For more information visit our website. 

cardiovascular diagnostics FELLOWSHIP

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

The Cardiovascular Diagnostic Imaging fellowship consists of 12-24 months training conducted at the Ohio State University Medical Center and includes hands-on supervised clinical training, research, formal didactics, and interdisciplinary conferences. The training available to general cardiovascular medicine fellows in these areas provides a foundation for the additional training necessary to achieve level III competency. The significant volume of clinical studies and research opportunities afford adequate learning opportunities for both general and subspecialty trainees.

Clinical Training.The allocation of months requires a minimum of 12 months for CMR/CT, 12 months for echocardiography, and/or 12 months for nuclear cardiology, and can be tailored to each trainee's career objectives. Documented completion of level II training in any of these areas during prior training, such as an ACGME-accredited program in cardiovascular medicine, may be counted toward these requirements. The trainee will be expected to interact with patients directly with appropriate supervision including eliciting clinical histories, applying physical examination skills, and reviewing existing data relevant to each procedure throughout the period of training. In addition to gaining the relevant knowledge of physics and instrumentation for each modality, fellows will learn to independently perform examinations and interpret the results.

Research Training.All fellows will participate in at least 1 research project during their fellowship and will be expected to complete the necessary educational sessions prior to onset of human subjects or animal research. Such sessions are offered through the OSU Office of Responsible Research Practices throughout the year. Additional coursework in research including biostatistics and clinical trial design are also available, in addition to weekly and quarterly didactics. Fellows will be expected to prepare grant applications, submit abstracts for presentation at national/international meetings, and compose manuscripts for submission to refereed journals.

Didactics are held at least once monthly and include the following topics: physics, instrumentation, safety, acquisition protocols, post processing, indications, contraindications, coding, and compliance. Fellows will also be able to attend on-site educational seminars relevant to the areas of training, such as the 5-day CMR/CT course held twice yearly. Fellows will also conduct conferences to demonstrate their understanding of new skills and knowledge and assist in training of general cardiovascular medicine fellows. They will also attend core conferences in cardiovascular medicine.

Interdisciplinary Conferences.Quarterly conferences are held with the general cardiovascular medicine fellows and consist of case presentations as well as didactic material. Over the course of one year, cases presented at this and other interdisciplinary conferences will be selected to represent all forms of cardiovascular diseases including ischemic heart disease, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies, and pericardial disease.

Eligibility and Selection:All applicants will be required to have successfully completed an ACGME-certified postdoctoral training program. Level II competency in at least one area of cardiovascular imaging is required; as such, any physician who is board-certified or board-eligible in cardiovascular medicine is eligible. Licensure to practice medicine in the State of Ohio is also required. All applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of faculty involved in cardiovascular imaging and selected by faculty from the core program. Fellows will be selected based upon their academic credentials, past performances, and potential for academic careers.

Accreditation:Currently, there is no ACGME accreditation for cardiovascular imaging, although ACC/AHA Clinical Competence Statements have been published for each area of training. These Statements form the core of the curriculum, insuring completion at standards for training that will likely be included in future accreditation requirements.

Contact: Subha V. Raman, M.D.     Raman.1@osu.edu

Telephone: 1-614-293-4967

Director: Subha V. Raman, MD

Associate Director: Karolina Zareba, MD

For more information, visit website.

Cleveland clinic

Section of Cardiovascular Imaging,
Imaging and Heart & Vascular Institutes
Cleveland, Ohio

The Cardiovascular Imaging Laboratory, located in the Miller Pavilion at the Cleveland Clinic offers a one to two year fellowship in CV imaging.
Fellows will work on a dedicated CV imaging service offering Cardiovascular MRI and CT, and participate in both clinical and research activities. Over 3,000 CV-MRI and 9,000 CV-CT studies are performed each year with clinical and research applications. The Cardiovascular Imaging Laboratory employs multiple MRI scanners (1.5T Philips Achieva XR, 1.5T Siemens Avanto, and a 3.0T Philips Achieva) and multiple CT scanners (Siemens Somatom "Force", a Siemens Definition "Flash", as well as multiple mid-range Philips, GE, and Siemens scanners). CV-MRI studies performed include LV and RV cardiomyopathies and masses, LV myocardial viability and pharmacologic stress perfusion imaging, pericardial imaging, valvular disease, coronary MRA, thoracic and abdominal aortic disease, and peripheral vascular MRA. CV-CT studies performed include evaluation of coronary artery anatomy, pulmonary venous anatomy, cardiac morphology and function, TAVR studies, and thoraco-abdominal aortic disease.

Contact: Scott D. Flamm, M.D., Director     flamms@ccf.org

Telephone: 216.444.2740

Fax:  216.636.0822

Please send a letter and curriculum vitae to:
Scott D. Flamm, M.D., Section of Cardiovascular Imaging
J1-4, Imaging Institute
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44122

Telephone 216.444.2740
Fax 216.636.0822
E-mail: flamms@ccf.org


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Immediate Opening

Contact: Robert W. Biederman, MD, FACC     rbiederm@wpahs.org

Telephone: 412-359-8009

Fax: 412-359-6358

CARDIovascular mri fellowship

The Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

The cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) laboratory at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center in Houston, TX is one of the largest CMR programs in the United States. The laboratory is under the direction of Dr. Dipan J. Shah and is equipped with three dedicated clinical CMR scanners (1.5T Siemens Avanto, 1.5T
Siemens Aera, 3.0T Siemens Skyra-fit) and one additional research CMR scanner (1.5 Siemens Aera). The laboratory performs > 3000 CMR clinical studies per year including a broad mix of viability, cardiomyopathy, stress, valvular, vascular, and congenital CMR
exams on a diverse international patient population.
The CMR fellowship program offers one to two-years of clinical and research training which will fulfill all requirements for Level 3 certification according to the SCMR and ACCF Guidelines. This includes interpretation of a large number of clinical CMR studies (> 750), opportunity to gain expertise in hands-on scanning (> 100), and
participation in a rich series of didactic lectures. Research opportunities are included for both the one year or two-year tracks with protected research time for the latter. After completion of this program, participants will have the skills necessary to establish and direct a dedicated CMR imaging laboratory.


  • Must have completed three years of Cardiology Fellowship in ACGME or RCPSC (Canadian) accredited program
  • Opportunities for two-year research fellowships are available for individuals who have not completed cardiology fellowship training at US or Canadian accredited programs.

Contact: Dipan J. Shah, MD, Director     cardiofellowship@houstonmethodist.org


University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

The University of Virginia offers a 2-year NIH (NIBIB)-funded advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowship directed by Christopher Kramer MD that encompasses both research and clinical training in advanced cardiovascular imaging including cardiovascular MR. Trainees who have completed a 3-year general cardiology fellowship, radiology residency, or are applying for a 2+2 cardiology fellowship at UVA are eligible. U.S. citizenship or green card is required.

Contact: Christopher M. Kramer MD     ckramer@virginia.edu

Further information and application materials can be found here

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