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Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship

Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Accepting Applications

The University of Utah has an opening for a Cardiothoracic Imaging fellow. The fellowship is open to radiologists who have completed a residency in diagnostic radiology in the US or Canada. Applicants must either be an American citizen or hold a Green Card.

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.  

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.

Salt Lake City has a wealth of cultural outlets and world-class opportunities for outdoor activities. Internal Moonlighting opportunities are available.

How to Apply

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

  • A completed fellowship application (Please use the Society of Thoracic Radiology Universal Fellowship Application available on the STR website)
  • A cover letter
  • CV
  • A personal statement describing your career interests and goals
  • Please list the names and institutions of three physicians who will be writing letters for you
     

Send these application materials to:

Katerin Santos, Cardiothoracic Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
University of Utah School of Medicine
Katerin.Santos@utah.edu

and CC your application to: joyce.schroeder@hsc.utah.edu

Please feel free to contact us regarding any questions.

Thank you,

William F. Auffermann, MD/PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
University of Utah School of Medicine
Email:  william.auffermann@hsc.utah.edu

Joyce D. Schroeder, MD
Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Section Chief
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
University of Utah School of Medicine
Email:  joyce.schroeder@hsc.utah.edu

Verifications

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 RadiologyResidency@utah.edu   

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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Contact Us

Katerin Santos

Cardiothoracic Fellowship Coordinator

University of Utah School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
30 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Phone: (801) 581-8699
Email: Katerin.Santos@utah.edu

Program Director

William F. Auffermann, MD, PhD

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