Thoracic & Cardiac Imaging Fellowship

Thoracic & Cardiac Imaging Fellowship

The Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging Fellowship accepts five fellows per year for a one-year fellowship in thoracic imaging, thoracic intervention and cardiac imaging. It consists of nine months of fellowship training in diagnostic thoracic imaging and intervention and three months of dedicated fellowship training in cardiac imaging.

The fellowship offers extensive training in digital inpatient chest radiography, digital outpatient chest radiography, thoracic CT, dual energy CT of the thorax, 3D imaging, thoracic PET/CT, thoracic MRI, thoracic PET/MRI, thoracic intervention (thoracic biopsy and ablation), cardiac CT, cardiac CTA and cardiac MRI. The Divisions of Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging are supported by a dedicated 3D lab that provides 3D data sets for advanced visualization and diagnosis. The thoracic imaging training occurs in the Division of Thoracic Imaging under the direction of Jo-Anne Shepard, MD and the dedicated thoracic imagers of the Division of Thoracic Imaging. The cardiac imaging training occurs under the direction of Nina Meyersohn, MD; Brian Ghoshhajra; MD, Udo Hoffman, MD; and the dedicated cardiac imagers of the Division of Cardiovascular Imaging.

Mass General is a 1,057-bed tertiary care hospital, with multiple intensive care units, including a burn ICU, neuro ICU, medical ICU, surgical ICU, cardiac surgical ICU and cardiac ICU. In addition, Mass General is a Level 1 trauma center, burn center and transplant center, including heart and lung transplantation. Mass General is a major oncology referral center with high volume medical thoracic oncology, pulmonary interventional and general thoracic surgical services. The Division of Thoracic Imaging performs more than 100,000 imaging examinations per year and provides a concentrated experience in both usual and unusual medical and surgical conditions of the thorax. The Divisions of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Imaging work collaboratively with exceptionally strong medical, surgical and subspecialty services.

The fellowship incorporates three months of dedicated cardiac imaging training in cardiac CT, cardiac CTA and cardiac MRI. The Division of Cardiovascular Imaging performs coronary artery calcium scoring, cardiac CTA, cardiac CT for morphology and function and cardiac MRI for a variety of clinical indications. While in the Division of Cardiovascular Imaging, fellows work closely with and receive teaching from experienced and dedicated cardiac imagers.

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How To Apply:

The Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital is currently full for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiology will join with 90 radiology departments across the United States in pledging to follow the updated June 2020 guidelines for fellowship interviews and acceptances established by SCARD (Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments). Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year may be submitted electronically by email or in the form of hard copy by US mail beginning August 1, 2020. Authors of reference letters may send their letters by email, however we ask that the original signed hard copies of the reference letters be sent by US mail to follow (address listed below). Interviews for the 2022-2023 academic year will begin November 2, 2020 and ALL interviews will be virtual in accordance with the updated SCARD guidelines responding to the COVID pandemic.

To apply, please complete and send the following:

  1. Current Curriculum Vitae
  2. Fellowship application [Word Doc]
  3. Personal statement or letter of intent
  4. Three current letters of recommendation addressed to Jo-Anne Shepard, MD. One letter must be from the residency program director or a current supervisor.
  5. Copies of USMLE scores (if taken)

To apply, or for questions regarding the fellowship, please contact Matthew D. Gilman, MD, Associate Fellowship Director.

U.S. Mailing Address:
Jo-Anne Shepard, M.D.
Division of Thoracic Imaging
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street, Founders 202
Boston, MA 02114

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    Sep 17, 2020

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