Clinical Fellowship in Abdominal Imaging and Intervention

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we believe that the subspecialty of abdominal radiology should include radiologists who practice both imaging and intervention, founded and based on an organ-system, disease-focused approach that is supported by the American Committee for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). In our opinion, an organ system organization that includes both imaging and intervention aligns with the broader trends in medicine, and is the best way to care for patients and achieve the goals of the subspecialty of abdominal radiology and radiology in general (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26971338).

Nine ACGME-accredited fellowship positions are now available each year. This fellowship offers a comprehensive experience of both diagnostic and interventional rotations that are designed to maximize fellows’ involvement in CT, MRI and cross-sectional interventional radiology procedures. The MRI rotation includes sophisticated 3T MRI applications in the abdomen and pelvis, including state-of-the-art prostate MRI, MR Elastography, MR Enterography, and MR Urography. The fellows gain experience in advanced CT techniques such as Dual-Energy CT, CT Urography, CT Colonography, and CT Enterography.

A new 6-week rotation at adjacent Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital has been developed to expand the fellows’ experience to an environment that allows supervised exposure to multiple imaging modalities and interventional procedures, at community hospital setting, boosting the trainee’s confidence and autonomy for future radiology practice. There is hands-on US training in diseases throughout the body, including OB/GYN, and simulation training of US-guided interventional procedures. PET/CT, as well as training in MRA and CTA, can also be offered as elective time.

Our fellows master percutaneous interventions and learn state-of-the art percutaneous tumor ablation techniques, such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA), microwave, cryoablation, and, in selected cases, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation. Fellows will work in an innovative surgical and interventional set of suites, called AMIGO (Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating) Suite, which is a clinical translational test center of the National Center for Image-Guided Therapy. These suites include real-time anatomical imaging modalities, like X-ray and US, combined with cross sectional digital imaging systems, such as CT, MRI, and PET/CT.

The fellowship program provides protected time for an extensive array of educational lectures, specifically designed for fellows. A total of 4 weeks of elective time is offered. Fellowship duration is nominally 1 year; 2-year fellowships are also offered.

Eligibility

PGY-5, completion of Diagnostic Radiology Residency, ABR-eligible (or certified), and completion of the USMLE 1, 2, and 3.

Application Process

We are now accepting applications for Fellowship Position in Abdominal Imaging and Intervention for July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is accepting applications for a fellowship position in Abdominal Imaging and Intervention. The Abdominal Imaging and Intervention Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program offered by faculty of the Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  1. Completed online application form
  2. Curriculum vitae (upload via online application form)
  3. Recent photograph (upload via online application form)
  4. Personal statement (upload via online application form)
  5. Three letters of recommendation from faculty members (one from your Radiology Residency Program Director)
  6. USMLE (or LMCC) scores (upload via online application form)
  7. Foreign applicants must submit a copy of their ECFMG certificate (upload via online application form)

Interview Process

Selected applicants are invited for interview and a visit to the Department.

Inquiries and Correspondence

Ashley Appel
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Radiology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 732-6306
Fax: (617) 732-6317
Email: aappel@bwh.harvard.edu

Daniel Souza, MD MSc
Fellowship Program Director, Abdominal Imaging and Intervention
Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 732-6306
Fax: (617) 732-6317
Email: dasouza@bwh.harvard.edu

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