Breast Imaging Fellowship


emptyemptyemptyemptyemptyemptyemptyemptyemptyemptyemptyThe Breast Imaging Section at Yale offers a comprehensive fellowship according to the guidelines and curriculum recommended by the Society of Breast Imaging. The faculty members are leaders in the fields of digital breast tomosynthesis and screening breast ultrasound. Our fellows receive extensive clinical exposure to all aspects of breast imaging including cutting edge technology such as digital breast tomosynthesis and 3T breast MRI. The fellows are also well trained in the fundamentals of breast imaging including screening and diagnostic mammography, ultrasonography and interventional breast procedures. Currently, two twelve-month fellowship positions are offered annually. All twelve-month breast imaging fellows are offered one month of elective time. For those trainees interested in research, numerous projects are available.





emptyemptyemptyemptyemptyemptyemptyemptyemptyemptyThe Breast Imaging section performs approximately 48,000 studies, including interventional procedures, each year. More than 15,000 screening mammograms with tomosynthesis are performed at Yale New Haven Hospital and three satellite offices. In addition, more than 5,000 diagnostic mammograms, as well as ductograms, breast ultrasound and breast MRI exams are performed annually. Nearly 1,000 interventional procedures are performed each year and include mammographic, sonographic, and MRI guided needle localizations and stereotactic, sonographic, and MRI- guided core biopsies.


Weekly didactic lectures are provided by the breast imaging faculty. In addition, monthly interdisciplinary conferences take place with lectures provided by faculty in breast imaging, breast surgery, oncology and pathology. Bi-weekly interesting case conferences as well as journal clubs provide additional opportunities for education. Each week, one trainee (fellow or mini-fellow) prepares cases for tumor board and presents these while supervised by an attending radiologist.

Criteria for Selection:

All trainees must have completed a residency program in diagnostic radiology and must be board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Radiology, at the beginning of the fellowship.
Applicants must hold or be eligible for a permanent medical license in Connecticut, and must have evidence of valid work authorization.

All applicants must have passed USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 and must submit copies of these scores.

In addition, a personal statement (One page, Times New Roman, 12 font, double-spaced) updated CV, completed application form and three letters of recommendation (one from the program director and one from a faculty member in breast imaging) in PDF format is required.

How to Apply

We have filled all fellowship positions for the 2017-18 Breast Imaging Fellowship

Email all documentation in PDF format as a complete application (items 1-6) to:
Subject line should include applicant's name.

Completed application in PDF format must include:

  1. Universal Application
  2. USMLE or LMCC transcript, as applicable
  3. ECFMG documentation, as applicable
  4. Medical School Diploma
  5. Personal Statement - One page, Times New Roman, 12 font, double-spaced in PDF format. 
  6. Current CV
  7. Three letters of recommendation (one of which must be from your current program director) should be submitted directly by the authors or their representative via email in PDF format addressed to the program director.

All letters should be signed and on official institutional letterhead.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates should be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Radiology, hold or be eligible for a permanent medical license in Connecticut, and must have evidence of valid work authorization.

Please send all correspondence to:

Any questions please contact:

M. Lisa Varipapa, MPH
Breast Imaging Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 203.200.5590
Fax: 203.200.5170 

Madhavi Raghu, MD
Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship Program Director, Breast Imaging
Yale University School of Medicine