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Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship

Currently Accepting Applications

The University of Utah has an opening for a Cardiothoracic Imaging fellow. Clinical training includes both traditional thoracic radiology (radiography, CT, MRI) and advanced cardiothoracic imaging with CT and MRI. Exams performed in the Thoracic section include: chest radiographs, chest CT, HRCT, CTA chest, CTA TAVR studies for aortic valve planning, Cardiac MRI, CTA coronary, and CTA cardiac. We use post-processing tools including TeraRecon and CVI42.

Fellows will participate in multidisciplinary conferences (oncology, interstitial lung disease (ILD), thoracic aorta/vascular) and research projects. Research areas include CT quantitative imaging of the lungs, ultra-low dose CT, cardiac MR, cystic fibrosis, COPD, medical image perception, and applications in machine learning. Internal Moonlighting opportunities are available.

Please see below for information regarding eligibility and submitting an application.

About Our Health Center

The University of Utah is a tertiary referral center for ~10% of the continental US and consequently we see a broad variety of thoracic and cardiac disease. We have active heart and lung transplant programs, an active EP cardiology group, and other areas of sub-specialty clinics including ILD, cystic fibrosis, HHT and pulmonary hypertension.

Research is a growing aspect of our practice and fellow involvement is expected. The Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research (UCAIR) is the research arm of our department, supporting imaging research at the University of Utah. The Center for Scientific Computing Institute (SCI) on the University main campus is a source for advanced imaging collaboration. In 2016, Vizient Inc. ranked the University of Utah Health Care #1 in the nation for quality among university hospitals and fellows may opt for training in quality improvement.

The Division of Cardiothoracic Radiology is staffed by 5 subspecialty-trained cardiothoracic faculty and additional adjunct faculty responsible for approximately 77,000 cardiopulmonary radiographic, computed tomographic, and magnetic resonance exams per year, including over 1,200 cardiac MR exams per year.


Candidates for this program are selected based on their preparedness, ability, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities, such as motivation and integrity.

To be eligible for appointment to the House Staff at the University of Utah School of Medicine, an applicant must either be:

  • Be a graduate of a US or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) -OR-
  • Be a graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) -OR-
  • Be a graduate of a medical school outside of the United States who meets one or more of the following qualifications:
    • You must also qualify for a State of Utah Medical license, which requires 2 years of ACGME training in the United States.
    • You will be required to comply with the Health Sciences Center drug testing policy and criminal background check.

International Medical Graduates

At this time, due to regulations regarding non-accredited ACGME fellowship programs, we are not able to accommodate J-1 visa applicants. 

If alternate University visa sponsorship is required for employment, please provide sufficient information to allow consideration of any visa sponsorship request.

We are not accepting applicants for the four-year ABR Alternate Pathway at this time.

How to Apply

To apply for this fellowship position, please submit the following materials:

  • Completed Application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE Transcript
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s Letter)
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from current program director)

In addition, international medical graduates must also include the following:

  • Copy of green card, visa, or documentation of U.S. citizenship
    • At this time, due to regulations regarding non-accredited ACGME fellowship programs, we are not able to accommodate J-1 visa applicants. 
    • If alternate University visa sponsorship is required for employment, please provide sufficient information to allow consideration of any visa sponsorship request.
  • Valid ECFMG certificate with Clinical Skills Assessment certification
  • Evidence of previous training in the United States (if applicable)

Send these application materials to Jessica Simpson, Fellowship Program Manager.


We use the standardized “Verification of Graduate Medical Education Training” (VGMET) form released in 2018 by the ACGME, AHA, NAMSS, and OPDA. If you have a customized form, require program director signature and/or our institutional seal please select the appropriate option and email us the form.

A charge of $25.00 - $55.00 will be assessed for each comprehensive letter of verification, payable via credit card using our on-line payment portal (or by check, if submitting the request by US mail). This charge is in place to offset the fees we commonly incur while credentialing our own incoming residents and fellows. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Once the request has been submitted via the link below, please e-mail a completed Authorization for Release of Information form to   

When we have received the payment and trainee authorization, you will receive the completed verification of training form via e-mail. If you have further questions, please call 801-581-2868.

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