Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship

Mission & Vision

This diagnostic radiology cardiothoracic imaging fellowship is designed to enhance the radiologist’s knowledge of cardiac diseases and proficiency in computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging as primary imaging tools. The graduate will be subspecialized and able to work independently in planning imaging protocols and interpreting and diagnosing cardiac disease in order to deliver excellence in patient care.

Mission & Vision

This diagnostic radiology cardiothoracic imaging fellowship is designed to enhance the radiologist’s knowledge of cardiac diseases and proficiency in computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging as primary imaging tools. The graduate will be subspecialized and able to work independently in planning imaging protocols and interpreting and diagnosing cardiac disease in order to deliver excellence in patient care.

Program Director’s Welcome

Our University of Miami/Jackson Health System Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship offers a one year, non-ACGME accredited fellowship as part of the University of Miami’s Department of Diagnostic Radiology.

This is a comprehensive fellowship that will focus on cardiac computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, while also offering thoracic advanced imaging, including computed tomography angiogram, magnetic resonance angiography and magnetic resonance imaging. Imaging is performed at multiple locations including both inpatient and outpatient facilities and hospitals.

With access to state-of-the-art equipment, including 3T and 1.5T MR and dual-source, 128 and 320 slice CT scanners, our cardiac program offers a diverse experience with all aspects of cardiac care, including acute cardiac care; adult and pediatric congenital disease; coronary artery disease; heart failure; pre- and post-heart transplant care and pre-procedural imaging for transcatheter aortic valve replacement and left atrial ablation.

Research is encouraged and various opportunities are available for those interested.

-Yoel Siegel, MD

Program Director’s Welcome

Our University of Miami/Jackson Health System Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship offers a one year, non-ACGME accredited fellowship as part of the University of Miami’s Department of Diagnostic Radiology.

This is a comprehensive fellowship that will focus on cardiac computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, while also offering thoracic advanced imaging, including computed tomography angiogram, magnetic resonance angiography and magnetic resonance imaging. Imaging is performed at multiple locations including both inpatient and outpatient facilities and hospitals.

With access to state-of-the-art equipment, including 3T and 1.5T MR and dual-source, 128 and 320 slice CT scanners, our cardiac program offers a diverse experience with all aspects of cardiac care, including acute cardiac care; adult and pediatric congenital disease; coronary artery disease; heart failure; pre- and post-heart transplant care and pre-procedural imaging for transcatheter aortic valve replacement and left atrial ablation.

Research is encouraged and various opportunities are available for those interested.

-Yoel Siegel, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

None

Number of Fellows per Year?

1

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

Between 4 to 8 cardiac studies daily

State-of-the-art equipment

Rich learning environment due to large volume, diversity & complexity of cases

Clinical Experience

Year 1

This one-year fellowship program includes 52 weeks, where 48 weeks are spent primarily in cardiac imaging (half the time with CT and the other with MRI).

Exposure to chest imaging will also be incorporated during the course of the year. Fellows are expected to review the clinical history and triage the study for technologist instruction while consulting the attending. Study analysis and post processing of imaging will be done with attending supervision, with increased independence over time. An important role for the fellow is to serve as the liaison between the clinical teams and the radiology service. The fellow works closely with the cardiac dedicated resident in a supervisory and mentor role as part of the resident’s education.

Fellows may attend the daily noon conferences and lectures designed for residents and fellows as long as clinical work permits.

Your Faculty

Joel E. Fishman, MD, PhD
Professor, Radiology
Section Chief, Cardiothoracic Imaging

Eduard Ghersin, MD
Professor, Radiology

Yoel Siegel, MD
Associate Professor, Radiology
CT Medical Director, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Director, Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship