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Cardiothoracic Fellowship

***AS OF AUGUST 1, 2020 WE WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING cardiothoracic FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS VIA E-MAIL or mail. PLEASE SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW ON HOW TO APPLY. ***

The Department of Radiology at University of California, San Diego is offering a 12-month fellowship in cardiothoracic radiology. This position provides comprehensive training in cardiothoracic imaging including chest radiography, chest CT, coronary CT, cardiac CT, chest MRI, cardiac MRI, and 4D Flow MRI. We are a high volume division with studies generated across multiple clinical sites including UC San Diego Medical Center Hillcrest (a designated Level I trauma center), Jacobs Medical Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and Moores Cancer Center. UC San Diego boasts highly active cardiac and pulmonary transplant services and is among the world's largest referral center for chronic pulmonary thromboendarterectomy surgery.

Faculty is comprised of eight 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. 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 including pulmonary tumor board, interstitial lung disease, adult congenital heart disease, CTEPH, advanced cardiac imaging, and lung transplant conferences.

Applying to the Cardiothoracic Fellowship: 

We welcome all interested applicants to apply to the Cardiothoracic Fellowship program. At the time of matriculation to the fellowship, you are expected to have completed an accredited radiology residency, be ABR board certified/eligible, and have a valid California medical license.  

The dates for the 2021 Radiology Fellowship cycle for 2022 appointments are: 

August 1, 2020:             Applications accepted  
November 1, 2020:        Virtual interviews begin
December 31, 2020:      Deadline to submit applications

March 31, 2021:           Interviews are completed

Application Materials and Instructions:

Please submit the following materials via e-mail or mail to Laura Elise Anderson, Administrative Assistant, Division of Cardiothoracic. Your application will be reviewed once it is completed.

  • 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

Contact Information: 

Laura Elise Anderson, Administrative Assistant 

Department of Radiology
200 West Arbor Drive, Mail Code 8756
San Diego, CA 92103-8756
Tel. (619) 471-0577
E-mail: lea001@health.ucsd.edu

Kathleen Jacobs, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology
Cardiothoracic Radiology Fellowship Program Director
E-mail: kjacobs@health.ucsd.edu