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Cardiothoracic Fellowship

The Department of Radiology at University of California San Diego is offering a one-year fellowship in cardiothoracic radiology. This position provides comprehensive training in cardiothoracic imaging as well as exposure to a wide array of imaging studies generated by three hospitals: UC San Diego Medical Center Hillcrest (a designated Level I trauma center), UC San Diego Medical Center, Thornton Pavilion, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and VA San Diego Health Care System.

UC San Diego boasts highly active cardiac and pulmonary transplant services, along with the world's busiest center for chronic pulmonary thromboendarterectomy surgery. Equipment includes PACS, digital and computed radiography, 6 multi-slice CT scanners including a 320 slice scanner, PET-CT imaging, and multiple state-of-the-art 3T MR scanners.  Access to 3T and 7T magnets is available through collaboration with the UC San Diego Center for Functional MRI (CFMRI).

The faculty comprises five dedicated cardiothoracic radiologists pursuing interests in all aspects of thoracic imaging and cardiac imaging in close collaboration with cardiology colleagues. With dedicated academic time, fellows will be encouraged to participate in ongoing research, including interdisciplinary research in cardiac CT and MR as well as functional pulmonary imaging. A large and varied patient population assures a wealth of clinical experience and exposure to a full spectrum of clinical pathology. Training includes daily interaction with the pulmonary, oncology, infectious disease, cardiology, and cardiothoracic surgery services. Additionally, fellows will have opportunities to participate in dedicated cardiothoracic radiology and interdisciplinary conferences.

Potential candidates must be Board-eligible by the American Board of Radiology and must have a valid California Medical License.

Deadline for Application: October 1.

Please submit the following application materials:

  • Fellowship Application form
  • Personal Statement. Please tell us your career goals and personal interests.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (including one from your Program Director)
  • Photo
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Dean's Letter
  • Copy of USMLE/LMCC transcript
  • Copy of medical school diploma

Please send all application materials and direct inquiries to:

Laura Anderson
200 West Arbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92103-8756
Telephone: (619) 471-0577
Fax: (619) 543-3781

Seth Kligerman, MD
Chief of Cardiothoracic
Radiology Department of Radiology