Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship

Cardiac MRI image

Cardiac MRI

The fellowship offered for cardiothoracic radiology consists of:

  • Up to 6 months in our thoracic service reading Chest CT, MR, and XR
  • Up to 6 months in our Cardiac imaging service reading Cardiac and vascular CT and MR
  • Up to 2 months can be requested as elective time in other sections of the radiology department

Clinical Services


Thoracic

Training in thoracic imaging will include work with the lung cancer screening program, thoracic oncology, pulmonology and thoracic surgery.

The fellow will be an active participant in weekly tumor boards and interstitial lung disease conferences as well as in teaching residents and medical students. Yale has a large interstitial lung disease referral center and a growing lung cancer screening program.

The goal is to train fellows who can discuss complex cases with pulmonologists and oncologists at the specialist level.

Cardiac

Training in cardiac imaging will include training in CT and MR imaging of the heart and great vessels.

The fellow will receive training in specialized CT imaging such as TAVR sizing, pulmonary vein mapping, coronary calcium scoring and coronary CTA in addition to cardiac MR. This section also interprets aortic and extremity CT and MR angiographic imaging.

The fellow will also be expected to develop skills using several visualization and 3D reconstruction software packages are available at our site.

We perform between 1500-2000 Cardiac MRI / Thoracic MRA cases per year, including assessment of adult and pediatric congenital heart disease, evaluation of cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, ARVC, and atrial fibrillation), Stress MR, and evaluation for viability.

Cardiologists are also present within the section and help our trainees to develop the clinical skills necessary to supervise cardiac imaging.

Research


Fellows are encouraged to, but are not required to, participate in clinical research projects. We want each fellow to submit an abstract to a national conference, and academic days will be available to fellows who are working on research projects.

For those interested in basic research, there are active research programs in cardiovascular MRI, MR spectroscopy, oncologic imaging, radiation safety, image processing, and contrast agents at the Yale School of Medicine.

The Yale radiology department consistently ranks in the top 10 for NIH research funding and has dedicated facilities for PET, MR, and Data research.


Environment


Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital are just a few blocks from the main Yale University campus in New Haven, CT. Yale University offers world renowned art galleries, museums and theaters.

Living accommodations are affordable and readily available in New Haven and surrounding areas including the Long Island Sound Shoreline. New Haven, founded in 1638 and known as the Elm City, combines the urban sophistication of nearby New York City and Boston, with the charm of traditional New England.
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Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) was founded in 1826 and is the fourth voluntary hospital in the United States. Today Yale-New Haven Hospital is a 1,541 bed tertiary care hospital spread over two campuses in New Haven, Connecticut with an NCI cancer center, active organ transplant services, surgical oncology, GYN oncology, a Children’s Hospital, and a Heart and Vascular Center.

YNHH has 9,000+ employees, including 1,200 registered nurses and a medical staff of 2,400. Each year, Yale-New Haven Hospital treats about 40,000 inpatients and registers over 700,000 outpatient visits at its various clinics, including one-day surgery, specialty clinics, the emergency department, the Primary Care Center and others. The main campus includes Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, Smilow Cancer Center and the Saint Raphael Campus.

Current Fellow

Manijeh Zebtabchi, MD

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, updated CV, completed application form and three letters of recommendation (one from the program director and one from a faculty member in radiology) in PDF format is required.

All applications will be reviewed and select applicants will be invited for an interview.

Application Process


Applications for our 2021-22 Cardiothoracic Imaging fellowship programs will be accepted beginning on December 1, 2019.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews and positions will be offered on a rolling basis.
 

To apply for a fellowship position, candidates should send the following documents in PDF format to (need email address) with the candidates name in the subject line.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement - Please limit the personal statement to one page: double spaced and 12 point font Times New Roman.
  • Universal application
  • Medical School Transcripts or Dean’s Letter
  • 3 letters of recommendation (signed and on official institutional letterhead): One letter must be from the residency program director
  • USMLE Steps I, II and III scores
  • ECFMG Certificate, if applicable

*** Please note that consideration will only be given to those candidates who submit all of the following documents in the appropriate format.***

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted via e-mail.

 For further information please contact: 

Christopher P. Gange Jr,  MD
Yale Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Assistant Professor, Thoracic Imaging

christopher.gange@yale.edu