Program Requirements

Applications are received and screened based on the selection criteria and guidelines set forth by Jackson Memorial Hospital. All applicants must have completed and graduated from their Diagnostic Radiology Residency training program and must have passed Steps 1, 2, 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Foreign medical graduates, in addition, are required to have the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification.

Visas

The institution sponsors J-1 visas for qualified applicants.

Interviews

Interviews are offered typically between September and May.

Women’s Imaging Fellowship

Mission & Vision

Thank you for your interest in our University of Miami/Jackson Health System Women’s Imaging Fellowship Program.

Mission & Vision

Thank you for your interest in our University of Miami/Jackson Health System Women’s Imaging Fellowship Program.

We are proud to state that the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is South Florida’s only NCI-designated cancer facility.

Our mission is to provide the highest level of care to our patients by using state-of-the-art methods and equipment for women’s imaging.

Jackson Health System offers a one-year Women’s Imaging Fellowship funded by the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Miami.

Jose Net, MD

Fellowship Program Director

Program Overview

Jackson Memorial Hospital offers a one-year Women’s Imaging fellowship funded by The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Miami. The fellowship includes training in digital mammography both full field digital mammography and tomosynthesis and synthetic mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and multi-modality breast interventional procedures. The Core Curriculum follows general guidelines developed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Resident and Fellow Education of the Society of Breast Imaging.

Program Overview

Jackson Memorial Hospital offers a one-year Women’s Imaging fellowship funded by The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Miami. The fellowship includes training in digital mammography both full field digital mammography and tomosynthesis and synthetic mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and multi-modality breast interventional procedures. The Core Curriculum follows general guidelines developed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Resident and Fellow Education of the Society of Breast Imaging.

Clinical Experience

Year 1

Fellows will spend their time rotating through both the Taylor Breast Center and The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Both centers are high volume clinical services, with state-of-the-art equipment, including Hologic digital breast tomosynthesis, high resolution ultrasound, prone and upright Hologic AFFIRM tomosynthesis stereotactic biopsy units, as well as numerous 1.5 and 3.0 T magnets with breast imaging and intervention capabilities. The women’s imaging fellow will participate in all facets of the clinical practice. In addition to the rich clinical experience, fellows are be expected to participate in teaching residents and medical students, clinical research, journal club, and weekly multidisciplinary conferences.

Fellows will train in digital mammography in both full field digital mammography and tomosynthesis; synthetic mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and multi-modality breast interventional procedures. Fellowship will include elective rotations in multidisciplinary breast site disease clinics and pelvic imaging. Fellows will split their time rotating through both the Taylor Breast Center and The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Fellow participates in daily interpretation of diagnostic and screening mammography, as well as problem solving practice with breast ultrasound, CAD and interpretation of breast MRI, familiarizing with the fundamentals of mammographic techniques, patient management, image-directed biopsy techniques, pathology, quality control, and the use of BIRADS lexicon.

The Fellow performs patient scanning, core biopsies, ultrasound guided needle aspiration and other interventional procedures, at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Taylor Breast Center. The Fellow is also trained in MRI interventional techniques including MRI guided biopsy and needle localization.

Goals and Objectives

Medical Knowledge

Medical knowledge: Understand the techniques and terminology of diagnostic mammography, recognize the characteristics of benign and malignant lesions, and demonstrate proficiency in the performance of breast sonography and image guided biopsies. The Fellow should also be able to evaluate and adequately utilize magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of breast disease.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Communicate effectively and professionally with patients, colleagues, referring physicians and staff regarding image issues, informed consents, safety issues and results of tests or procedures.

Systems Based Practice

Exhibit understanding of the local healthcare system and its ramifications.

Patient Care

Provide efficient, safe and compassionate patient care through appropriate use of diagnostic and interventional radiology techniques and to effectively communicate results in an understandable way to patients, referring physicians and appropriate individuals.

Practice Based Learning and Improvement:

Evaluate own performance and identify and apply scientific evidence to patient care.

Your Faculty

Mirelys Barrios, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Radiology

Nicole Brofman, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Radiology

Fernando Collado-Mesa, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Radiology

Yara Feliciano, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Radiology

Cristina Hoyos, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Radiology

Jorge Infante-Mendez, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Radiology

Jose Net, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Radiology
Director, Women’s Imaging Fellowship

Cedric Pluguez-Turull, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Radiology

Jamie Spoont, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Radiology

Monica Yepes, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Radiology
Chief, Breast Imaging