Clinical Fellowships

Pediatric Radiology Fellowships

Abdominal Imaging

Spencer Behr, MD, Abdominal Imaging Program Director

There are 14 Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Positions, separated into two tracks; (1) Abdominal Imaging (4 fellowship positions) (2) Abdominal Imaging Combined with Dedicated Ultrasound. (10 positions) 

Abdominal Imaging

This unique program integrates training across the three campuses; abdominal imaging at Moffitt-Long (ML), Mission Bay (MB) and Mount Zion (MZ) Hospitals (Ron Zagoria, MD, Chief of Abdominal Imaging – ~4 months), the UCSF Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) (Judy Yee, MD, Chief of Radiology - ~4 months), and Zuckerberg-San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH) (Mark Wilson MD, Chief of Radiology - ~4 months).

Each campus has unique strengths.  Abdominal Imaging at ML, MB and MZ focuses on oncology, infection and genetic disorders. Abdominal Imaging at the VAMC emphasizes a mix of CT, US and MRI for general abdominal diseases with emphasis on oncology, vascular disease and infections.  The ZSFGH is the only level 1 trauma center in San Francisco so there is a large volume of trauma cases and advanced stage disease cases.  Research is a large component of the AI section at all sites. 

The fellowship provides structured training in the performance and interpretations of all forms of abdominal imaging and exposes fellows to a large and diverse abdominal imaging workload. Fellows receive comprehensive and supervised training in CT of the abdomen and pelvis (including advanced applications such as three-dimensional imaging, CTA, virtual colonoscopy and dual energy CT), PET/CT, PET/MR, MRI and MRA of the abdomen and pelvis (including liver, prostate, gynecologic and genitourinary applications), MR elastography, image-guided needle biopsies, and GI and GU fluoroscopic examinations. The MRI service at the VA also includes musculoskeletal imaging. Ultrasound training occurs at the VA and SFGH, and incorporates general abdominal, genitourinary, vascular, and obstetric imaging and includes US-guided needle biopsies, and intraoperative studies. The department employs state of the art high-resolution ultrasound scanners with color and power Doppler, high field strength (1.5 and 3T) MRI scanners with spectroscopic capability, an interventional MRI scanner, multiple CT scanners (including 64-slice technology), PET/CT scanners and most recently a GE SIGNA PET/MR scanner. Successful applicants will be involved in all aspects of abdominal imaging, and will fully participate in the clinical, teaching and research activities of the department. 

Abdominal Imaging with Dedicated Ultrasound

This fellowship consists of 10 positions that combine time in the Abdominal Imaging section and the UCSF Ultrasound section.  It involves ~ 8 months of Abdominal Imaging and 4 months of Ultrasound.  The Abdominal Imaging component consists of abdominal imaging at Moffitt-Long, Mission Bay and Mount Zion Hospitals (Ron Zagoria, MD, Chief of Abdominal Imaging – ~ 4 months), the UCSF Veteran Affairs Medical Center (Judy Yee, MD, Chief of Radiology - ~2 months), and Zuckerberg-San Francisco General Hospital (Mark Wilson MD, Chief of Radiology - ~2 months).

The Ultrasound section of diagnostic sonography has 6 faculty who attend exclusively in the section of Ultrasound and 5 who share responsibilities with either Breast imaging (1) or Body Imaging (4) plus 25 ARDMS registered sonographers. We perform over 110 cases per day among 5 sites at UCSF including Moffitt/Long Hospital, the Ambulatory Care Center, the Women’s Health Center on the Mt Zion campus, Mission Bay Hospital and Montgomery Street Imaging. The 5 sites are fully staffed each day and imaging at all sites is linked by PACS. Fellows get a balanced experience rotating to all sites and working with all attendings.

The department employs state-of-the-art high-resolution ultrasound scanners with color and power Doppler to perform a wide variety of sonograms including abdominal, thyroid, musculoskeletal, testicular, liver, kidney, and pancreas transplants, genitourinary as well as obstetric and gynecologic imaging. We are currently performing US contrast studies and using elastography, shear wave imaging as appropriate. Fellows will get experience performing a number of procedures including saline infusion sonograms, US-guided needle biopsies, needle aspirations, MSK applications including aspirations and injections using sonographic guidance, and highly specialized ultrasound-guided fetal interventions in the Delivery or Operating suites.

The Ultrasound section has a large commitment to the prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomalies and participates fully in the UCSF Fetal Treatment center, a major referral center for in utero therapy.

Education and Research

Dedicated research time and mentoring is provided for both tracks.  Fellows have successfully presented at national meetings including the RSNA and SAR and published in peer review journals. 

Section faculty provide a didactic lecture series specifically tailored for abdominal imaging fellows. Didactics span topics of CT, MR, PET, PET/MR and Ultrasound .  Additionally, all Abdominal Imaging fellows are allowed access to workshops in CT Colonoscopy, MRI workshop for body imaging fellows conducted Dr. Thomas Hope and Dr. Michael Ohligher and Clinical Prostate MR workshop hosted Dr. Antonio Westphalen, Chief of Clinical Prostate MRI. 

Teaching duties include interdisciplinary tumor boards, clinic-radiological meetings and resident and medical student conferences.

Previous fellows have pursued successful careers in both academic radiology and private practice.

Cardiac & Pulmonary Imaging

Brett Elicker, MD, Cardiac & Pulmonary Imaging Fellowship Program Director

The fellowship in cardiac and pulmonary imaging is designed for radiologists interested in furthering their knowledge of pulmonary and cardiac radiology. The fellow, under the supervision of faculty, will be guided in obtaining expertise in all aspects of clinical thoracic imaging including MRI (cardiovascular MRI and MRA), coronary CT angiography, chest CT, high-resolution CT and biopsy techniques.

The fellow will gain experience in a diverse array of different cardiac MRI indications including congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, viability MRI and valvular disease amongst others.  By the end of the year, the fellow will have had enough experience in coronary CT angiography to meet the qualifications for certification from any society.  The clinical cardiac experience will be complemented by weekly and monthly cardiac imaging conferences led by experts in the field.

The pulmonary radiology experience is also very diverse with a wide spectrum of both inpatient and outpatient referrals.  UCSF has a very active interstitial lung disease clinic treating a wide range of both common and rare diffuse lung diseases.  The fellow is encouraged to participate in the weekly interstitial lung disease multi-disciplinary conference with pulmonary medicine, radiology and pathology.  There is also a very active inpatient clinical pulmonary medicine service that has a very close relationship with radiology and participates in weekly pulmonary consult radiology teaching sessions.

The fellow will also be responsible for teaching residents and conducting conferences in association with the clinical responsibilities and will be encouraged to participate in clinical and basic research projects.  Overall, the chest imaging fellowship at UCSF provides a comprehensive and diverse combined cardiac and pulmonary experience which will prepare the fellow with the knowledge and experience to practice thoracic imaging in any clinical setting.

Interventional Radiology

Jeanne M. LaBerge, MD, Director of Fellowship Training

The fellowship in interventional radiology subspecialty is ACGME accredited and is tailored for radiologists who plan a full-time career in interventional radiology. The fellow performs the full range of abdominal and peripheral vascular and nonvascular interventions under the direct supervision of six full-time faculty. Combined MR/angio and angio/ultrasound and fluoro rooms are included in the well-equipped Division. The program trains four fellows each year. Fellows rotate through vascular surgery gaining valuable clinical experience on ward rounds and in the outpatient clinic and experience with stent grafts and modern endovascular techniques in the operating room. Exposure to the non-invasive lab is included in the fellowship. The fellows are involved in clinical research and a wide variety and number of procedures performed at UCSF Moffitt-Long Hospital and Mount Zion Hospital.

Interventional Radiology Fellowships

Musculoskeletal

Lynne S. Steinbach, MD, Musculoskeletal Fellowship Program Director

The clinical musculoskeletal fellowship program at UCSF encompasses all aspects of musculoskeletal subspecialty. The fellowship is of one year duration and three fellows are selected each year. There is a close relationship between the MSK section and referring orthopedists and rheumatologists. The fellowship includes rotations through the UCSF Parnassus campus and the UCSF Orthopedic Institute at Mission Bay, which has a large Sports Medicine Clinic. The fellowship includes a significant volume of joint MRIs, outpatient and inpatient musculoskeletal imaging, as well as spine, pediatric musculoskeletal imaging, rheumatology, and bone tumors. Additionally, a significant volume of musculoskeletal interventions are perfomed by the fellows, including joint arthrography, steroid injections, bone biopsies, and radiofrequency ablations of osteoid osteomas. Diagnostic and procedural musculoskeletal ultrasound is also offered. Conferences include sports medicine, tumor board, rheumatology, journal club, morbidity and mortality, and metabolic. Opportunity for fellows to teach UCSF medical students and residents. Additional active, extramurally funded clinical research group in rheumatology, osteoporosis, orthopaedics, MR imaging. Additional research experience can be gained working with MQIR

Neuroradiology

David M. Wilson, MD, PhD, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program Director
Vinil Shah, MD, Associate Fellowship Program Director

The UCSF Neuroradiology Fellowship Program currently offers three pathways for candidates interested in fellowship-level training. All require one (post-residency) year of ACGME neuroradiology fellowship training, with nine accredited ACGME slots available per year. The primary pathway is a two-year fellowship offered to radiologists wishing to develop careers in academic neuroradiology. Twelve full-time faculty share in the training. Training includes all aspects of diagnostic neuroradiology (including pediatrics, functional MRI, spectroscopy, PET, head/neck, angiography, and spine imaging) as well as exposure to interventional neuroangiography, neuropathology, and neurosurgery. An active program in laboratory research is ongoing. Weekly interdisciplinary conferences highlight the clinical interactions. The fellowship assists radiologists in becoming independent, competent contributors to the investigation of neurological disease.

ONE EXPECTED OPENING FOR 2017 - interested applicants, please contact Melinda Parangan-Chu at Melinda.Parangan-Chu@ucsf.edu

2018 Neuroradiology Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in applying to the UCSF neuroradiology fellowship program.  We are now accepting applications for 2018.  We are participating in the neuroradiology fellowship match administered by the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).  All applicants for 2018 must register with the NRMP. 

Contact the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) (202-862-6077) to register for an AAMC ID#, or view their website www.nrmp.org for additional information. 

We will not accept any external candidates outside the match. In the rare occasion of open fellowship positions, we will list them here and post applications.

Those wishing to apply to a diagnostic neuroradiology fellowship and interventional neuroradiology fellowship at the same institution are excused from the match and are encouraged to apply directly to both. Please visit NIR Fellowship webpage for application information. Those pursuing a diagnostic year at a different institution from the interventional year(s) must match for the diagnostic year.

Please visit our Application Page for the online application portal.

DEADLINE for Completed Applications:  November 30, 2016

INTERVIEW DATES will be held on:  January 12, 2017, January 19, 2017, February 2, 2017, and February 9, 2017

For online application portal questions or concerns, please contact:

Melinda Parangan-Chu
E-mail: melinda.parangan-chu@ucsf.edu

For specific Neuroradiology fellowship program questions, please contact:

Kristine Chooey
E-mail: kristine.chooey@ucsf.edu

Only completed applications will be reviewed for interview consideration. We strongly recommend that you have your file completed and received by us by November 30, 2016. Please provide us with contact information including home phone number, pager number, and e-mail address so that we may contact you if we would like to invite you to UCSF for an interview. E-mail is our preferred method for updating you as to the status of your application. We will send you an e-mail message confirming that your application is complete. Upon acceptance into fellowship, we strongly recommend successful applicants to join the ASNR, an organization aimed to network physicians in the Neuroradiology field.

NRMP MATCH DATES:

Requirements for UCSF Fellowship Employment

Proof of U.S. citizenship and/or eligibility for U.S. employment upon hire will be required in conformance with regulations established pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Foreign medical graduates must agree to obtain a UCSF-sponsored ECFMG-J1 visa, which is the only type of visa available for UCSF clinical trainees (fellows); no other types of visa will be allowed.

Foreign medical graduates can obtain more information regarding UCSF's policies and requirements at the following link here.

Possession of Radiology Board Certification and a California Medical License is required PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT. Applications for licensure should be made to the Medical Board in October prior to the year you will begin your appointment. For information and/or application please contact:

Medical Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street
Suite #1200
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 263-2389
Web site: http://www.mbc.ca.gov/


2016-2017
From left-to-right: Robert Darflinger, Christopher Starr, Christopher Mutch, Yi Li, Elliot Dickerson, Amy Chen, Ari Kane, Sam Payabvash, and Javier Villanueva-Meyer

Prior Neuroradiology Fellows

Neuroradiology Interventional

Van V. Halbach, MD, Director, Neuroradiology Interventional Fellowship Training

(Prerequisite of 1 year diagnostic neuroradiology training)

The neuro interventional radiology fellowship involves extensive training, under the supervision of three full-time faculty, in diagnostic (1,000 cases per year) and interventional (600 cases per year) neuroradiology as well as intensive care unit medicine. Applicants from radiology are required to have completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and twelve months of diagnostic neuroradiology training. Applicants from neurological surgery and neurology must have completed their residency and be board eligible.  Neurology applicants must complete a vascular neurology fellowship prior to doing the NIR fellowship.  Our program currently accepts one or two trainees per year and the minimum fellowship duration is twenty-four months.  (Interventional Neuroradiology DOES NOT participate in the NRMP match)

Neuro Interventional Fellowship - UCSF Medical

Nuclear Medicine

Miguel Pampaloni, MD, PhD, Nuclear Medicine Program Director

The nuclear medicine subspecialty offers a one-year accredited ACGME Nuclear Medicine fellowship program. Diagnostic radiology residents interested in mastering PET/CT, SPECT/CT, and all other current nuclear medicine modalities will find a wealth of clinical and research opportunities here at UCSF.

Train with experts and leaders in the field

With a diverse array of faculty mentors, including the inventors of SPECT/CT, a nuclear radiologist that has served on the FDA committee for radiopharmaceuticals, experts in PET/CT and nuclear cardiology, imaging research scientists with joint appointments and laboratories at UCSF, UC Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and others recently recruited from the NIH, your time here at UCSF will prepare you for an accelerated career in molecular imaging.

Broad exposure to the latest in molecular imaging and nuclear medicine

UCSF is unique in our ability to offer world class training complete with such a broad exposure to the latest nuclear modalities, a large volume of exciting pathology, and an impressive depth of nuclear research projects and funding. The nuclear medicine physician faculty members are a desirable mix of experienced senior and promising junior faculty, all of whom are excited to teach. In fact, once residents and fellows begin training at UCSF, they often cite the faculty as the main reason they enjoy and benefit from their training time. Although world-renowned, UCSF Nuclear Medicine faculty are remarkably approachable, respectful, and genuinely concerned with ensuring our fellows receive the best training available anywhere.

Training for leadership positions

Nuclear Medicine Fellowship

UCSF trains nuclear radiologists for leadership positions in academic medicine, as well as those who want to balance a career blending clinical and research interests. Radiology residents interested in a one year nuclear medicine fellowship are encouraged to apply early during their third year of residency, as there often is just one position available each year.

For more information, please contact:

Sandria Wong
Program coordinator
Phone: (415) 476-8358
Email: sandria.wong@ucsf.edu


Miguel Pampaloni
Program Director (415) 514-8971
Email: miguel.pampaloni@ucsf.edu

Pediatric Radiology

Jesse Courtier, MD, Pediatric Radiology Program Director

The pediatric radiology fellowship program at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive training in our pediatric radiology subspecialty centered in our new Mission Bay Campus. Additional one month rotation time at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital –Oakland campus provides outstanding exposure to trauma and sports medicine imaging with an option for additional elective months if so desired.  The pediatric radiology fellow performs and interprets all examinations under the supervision of pediatric radiology faculty and attends numerous conferences covering all aspects of pediatric radiology. The fellow will be exposed to state-of-the art equipment in our new facility and upon completion of the program will be ready to excel in either a private practice or an academic career.

Core Pediatric Radiology Rotation Schedule

Fellows participate in core training and elective rotations. During the core period of training fellows add to their foundation of basic concepts learned during residency. Fellows progress throughout the year in their level of sophistication and understanding of pediatric disease as seen through the lens of imaging.  By the end of the core set rotations the fellow should achieve a level of independence in the performance and interpretation of routine and complex pediatric imaging examinations.

Core Rotations  

  • Ultrasound
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neuroradiology
  • Nuclear Medicine  
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Body CT/MRI (including interventional procedures)
  • ICU (PICU/NICU/PCICU)-Radiography that includes ER

The core training period encompasses rotations through pediatric fluoroscopy, radiography, US, and body / MSK CT/MRI services. These core rotations occur in one-month blocks and are integrated with electives. A variety of learning experiences are available and fellows are encouraged to participate in as many as possible.

Pediatric Radiology Fellow Sub-Rotations

Sub-rotations are designed to add depth and breath to augment the core period of training.  During these periods fellows expand their core skill-set through the advanced study of focused topics. Rotations are typically scheduled in four-week blocks.  Fellows have the following options for sub-rotations:

Available Elective Rotations / Weeks

  • Children’s Hospital Oakland 4-8
  • Musculoskeletal 4
  • Pediatric Neuroradiology 8-12
  • Cardiac CT/MRI 4
  • Nuclear Medicine 4
  • Interventional Radiology 4
  • UC Davis Body/MSK 4-8

Numerous avenues for one-on-one and interdisciplinary learning occur throughout the fellowship year.  Pediatric radiology faculty provide didactic small group lectures for the fellows and the fellow may also participate in the daily resident conferences. The section holds a monthly journal club with the residents and fellows to discuss interesting topics in the pediatric radiology literature.  We are also committed to the fellows developing strong hand-on ultrasound skills and provided time and oversight for back-scanning. We also provide opportunities to work at the CT and MRI console.

Fellow Teaching and Conferences

A curriculum designed specifically for the pediatric radiology fellows is in place with weekly dedicated fellow didactic lectures. Lectures are given by the pediatric radiology faculty as well as invited speakers from Child Life Services, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric GI, and Pediatric Nephrology to provide clinical perspectives. “Hands on” biopsy simulation and “flipped classroom” sessions are in place as well. Specific guidance is also provided in CV and job application preparation.

These conferences and one-on-one interactions provide the fellow opportunities to develop/enhance presentation skills and gain new clinical insight on patients imaged in our section.  Under the guidance of the attending pediatric radiologist, fellows help with the preparation and presentation at these conferences.  The fellow presents cases at pediatric rheumatology, urology, oncology, surgery, NICU and PICU conferences.  Weekly pediatric orthopedic and neurology imaging-based conferences provide the fellow with additional learning opportunities.

Fellows also help with the impromptu consultations when physicians call or visit the reading room.  Additional conferences are also available through the electives that focus on various aspects of pediatric imaging. Attending physicians from the various subspecialties at UCSF also give lectures to the pediatric imaging fellows throughout the year. 

Fellow Research

We enjoy mentoring fellows who are interested in developing research projects and provide dedicated time (protected academic time) for project design, data collection and analysis, and presentation of results at conferences and in preparation of peer reviewed manuscripts. We have several ongoing projects and are always coming up with new ideas for interesting areas to explore. We also draw on the Department’s strong resources with >20M in grants each year several of which are contained in the section of Pediatric Radiology.

After UCSF Training

Upon completion of the one-year training program our fellows are well versed in the nuances of pediatric imaging and have a solid foundation to build upon throughout their career. Our fellows have a strong track record of going on to work at desirable private practices and prestigious faculty positions at top children's hospitals and university medical centers.

Recent graduates have gone on to work at the following institutions:

  • Alta Bates Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco
  • Kaiser Permanente, Southern California
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
  • Maimonides Medical Center, New York
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, NF Canada
  • NorthBay Healthcare, SF Bay Area, Private Practice
  • Oakland Children’s Hospital
  • San Francisco General Hospital
  • Scottish Rite Children Hospital Atlanta
  • UC Davis Medical Center
  • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
  • UCSF Department of Radiology
  • University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • University of Tennessee Memphis Medical Center

Application requirements include sending us your CV, universal application form, personal statement, copies of USMLE scores, ECFMG certificate if applicable, and three letters of recommendation (dated, signed, and on letterhead).

Ultrasound

Ruth B. Goldstein, MD, Chief of Ultrasound

The section of diagnostic sonography has 4 faculty who attend exclusively in the section of Ultrasound and 6 who share responsibilities with either Breast imaging or Body Imaging plus 25 ARDMS registered sonographers. We perform approximately 110 cases per day among 3 sites at UCSF including Moffitt/Long Hospital, the Ambulatory Care Center, and the Women’s Health Center on the Mt Zion campus. The 3 sites are fully staffed each day (one faculty/resident/fellow) and imaging at all sites is linked by PACS.

The department employs state-of-the-art high-resolution ultrasound scanners with color and power Doppler to perform a wide variety of sonograms including pediatric, abdominal, thyroid, testicular, liver, kidney, and pancreas transplants, genitourinary as well as obstetric and gynecologic imaging. Fellows will get experience performing a number of procedures including saline infusion sonograms, US-guided needle biopsies, needle aspirations, highly specialized ultrasound-guided fetal interventions in the Delivery or Operating suites.

The Ultrasound section has a large commitment to the prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomalies and participates fully in the UCSF Fetal Treatment center, a major referral center for in utero therapy.

Ultrasound Fellowships - UCSF Medical

Women's Imaging

Breast Imaging (Mt. Zion)

Bonnie N. Joe, MD, PhD, Section Chief
Elissa Price, MD, Program Director

For the 2014-2015 academic year, the Department of Radiology is offering two one-year fellowships in Breast Imaging at the UCSF Mt. Zion Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center under the direction of Dr. Bonnie N. Joe (Section Chief, Women's Imaging).  Fellowship training encompasses all aspects of breast imaging including full-field digital mammography, ultrasonography, MRI, and interventional procedures (including lesion localizations, stereotactic- and ultrasound-guided core biopsy and fine-needle aspiration biopsy, cyst aspiration, ductography, MR-guided biopsy and MR-guided needle localizations.). Overall volume is approximately 20,000 examinations per year, including 1000 breast MRIs per year, with a steadily increasing caseload. Fellows share in all clinical activities under the supervision of full-time breast imaging faculty.  Fellows work closely with breast surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists and pathologists.  They attend weekly multi-disciplinary tumor boards, review slides with pathologists for radiologic-pathologic concordance, and benefit from a dedicated advanced breast imaging fellow lecture series held once or twice a week. Fellows also participate in resident and medical student teaching and are integrated into the breast imaging research program.  Depending on level of interest, fellows may choose to design his/her own individual project or collaborate on an ongoing project.


Breast Imaging (SFGH)

Breast Imaging at the Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Center

Kimberly Ray, MD, Associate Chief of Women's Imaging, SFGH
Elissa Price, MD, Program Director

The breast imaging program at the Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Center is located on the San Francisco General Hospital campus. This beautiful 4500 square foot, state-of-the-art, breast imaging facility opened in July 2004 and is fully digital with 3 FFDM units in house and one FFDM unit on a mobile van which serves the community. In addition, there are 2 dedicated breast ultrasound units, a breast interventional suite for vacuum-assisted stereotactic core biopsies on a prone table and an outpatient surgical suite for minor breast surgical procedures. Additional breast procedures performed at the center include ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration and core biopsies, ductography, and wire localization. Breast MRI is performed on the main SFGH campus and interpreted in the center via a multi-modality, vendor-neutral workstation enabling the integrated interpretation of mammography, ultrasound and MRI equipped with an MRI computer aided detection program. High volume, coupled with a wide breadth of pathology and abundant procedures highlight the educational experience.

Fellows’ education at all sites is augmented by formal lectures, view-box teaching, hands-on scanning, and conference teaching. Ultrasound and breast imaging fellows, supervised by faculty, participate in numerous interdisciplinary and radiology conferences. Fellow teaching responsibilities include resident, fellow and medical student conferences.


Breast Imaging/Ultrasound (Mt. Zion-UCSF Moffitt-Long)

Elissa Price, MD, and Ruth B. Goldstein, MD, Program Directors

For the 2014-2015 academic year, the Department of Radiology is offering two one-year fellowships in Women's Imaging under the direction of Drs. Bonnie Joe and Ruth Goldstein. Fellows accepted into the program will spend six months each rotating through breast imaging at Mt. Zion and ultrasound at UCSF.

Breast Imaging at University of California, San Francisco

Elissa Price, MD, Program Director

Breast imaging fellowship training encompasses all aspects of breast imaging including full-field digital mammography, ultrasonography, MRI, and interventional procedures (including lesion localizations, stereotactic- and ultrasound-guided core biopsy and fine-needle aspiration biopsy, cyst aspiration, ductography, MR-guided biopsy and MR-guided needle localizations.). Overall volume is approximately 20,000 examinations per year, including 1000 breast MRIs per year, with a steadily increasing caseload. Fellows share in all clinical activities under the supervision of full-time breast imaging faculty.  Fellows work closely with breast surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists and pathologists.  They attend weekly multi-disciplinary tumor boards, review slides with pathologists for radiologic-pathologic concordance, and benefit from a dedicated advanced breast imaging fellow lecture series held once or twice a week. Fellows also participate in resident and medical student teaching and are integrated into the breast imaging research program.  Depending on level of interest, fellows may choose to design his/her own individual project or collaborate on an ongoing project. 

For those opting for the 6 months Breast and 6 months Ultrasound fellowship, 6 months will be dedicated to training in the section of Ultrasound at UCSF.  See below.

Ultrasound at University of California, San Francisco

Ruth B. Goldstein, MD, Section Chief & Program Director

The section of diagnostic sonography has 4 faculty who attend exclusively in the section of Ultrasound and 6 who share responsibilities with either Breast imaging or Body Imaging plus 25 ARDMS registered sonographers. We perform approximately 110 cases per day among 3 sites at UCSF including Moffitt/Long Hospital, the Ambulatory Care Center, and the Women’s Health Center on the Mt Zion campus. The 3 sites are fully staffed each day (one faculty/resident/fellow) and imaging at all sites is linked by PACS.
 
The department employs state-of-the-art high-resolution ultrasound scanners with color and power Doppler to perform a wide variety of sonograms including pediatric, abdominal, thyroid, testicular, liver, kidney, and pancreas transplants, genitourinary as well as obstetric and gynecologic imaging. Fellows will get experience performing a number of procedures including saline infusion sonograms, US-guided needle biopsies, needle aspirations, highly specialized ultrasound-guided fetal interventions in the Delivery or Operating suites. 

The Ultrasound section has a large commitment to the prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomalies and participates fully in the UCSF Fetal Treatment center, a major referral center for in utero therapy.

Breast Imaging/Ultrasound (SFGH/Moffitt-Long)

Women's Imaging at UCSF and The Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Center

Two fellowship positions are currently available in Women’s Imaging to include a total of six months each in ultrasound and breast imaging, as follows:

Breast Imaging at the Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Center

Elissa Price, MD, Program Director

The breast imaging program at the Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Center is located on the San Francisco General Hospital campus. This beautiful 4500 square foot, state-of-the-art, breast imaging facility opened in July 2004 and is fully digital with 3 FFDM units in house and one FFDM unit on a mobile van which serves the community. In addition, there are 2 dedicated breast ultrasound units, a breast interventional suite for vacuum-assisted stereotactic core biopsies on a prone table and an outpatient surgical suite for minor breast surgical procedures. Additional breast procedures performed at the center include ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration and core biopsies, ductography, and wire localization. Breast MRI is performed on the main SFGH campus and interpreted in the center via a multi-modality, vendor-neutral workstation enabling the integrated interpretation of mammography, ultrasound and MRI equipped with an MRI computer aided detection program. High volume, coupled with a wide breadth of pathology and abundant procedures highlight the educational experience.

Fellows’ education at all sites is augmented by formal lectures, view-box teaching, hands-on scanning, and conference teaching. Ultrasound and breast imaging fellows, supervised by faculty, participate in numerous interdisciplinary and radiology conferences. Fellow teaching responsibilities include resident, fellow and medical student conferences.

Ultrasound at University of California, San Francisco

Ruth B. Goldstein, MD, Section Chief & Program Director

The section of diagnostic sonography has 4 faculty who attend exclusively in the section of Ultrasound and 6 who share responsibilities with either Breast imaging or Body Imaging plus 25 ARDMS registered sonographers. We perform approximately 110 cases per day among 3 sites at UCSF including Moffitt/Long Hospital, the Ambulatory Care Center, and the Women’s Health Center on the Mt Zion campus. The 3 sites are fully staffed each day (one faculty/resident/fellow) and imaging at all sites is linked by PACS.

The department employs state-of-the-art high-resolution ultrasound scanners with color and power Doppler to perform a wide variety of sonograms including pediatric, abdominal, thyroid, testicular, liver, kidney, and pancreas transplants, genitourinary as well as obstetric and gynecologic imaging. Fellows will get experience performing a number of procedures including saline infusion sonograms, US-guided needle biopsies, needle aspirations, highly specialized ultrasound-guided fetal interventions in the Delivery or Operating suites.

The Ultrasound section has a large commitment to the prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomalies and participates fully in the UCSF Fetal Treatment center, a major referral center for in utero therapy.

Women’s Imaging Fellowship - UCSF Medical