Breast Imaging Fellowship

Breast Imaging - non-ACGME (Applications will open in July 2017 for 2019-20 fellowship year) (5 positions).

Breast Imaging (Mt. Zion)

Breast Imaging at the UCSF Mt. Zion Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

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

The Department of Radiology is offering three one-year fellowships in Breast Imaging at the UCSF Mt. Zion Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in San Francisco 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 (ZSFG)

Breast Imaging at the Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Zuckerberg-San Francisco General (ZSFG)

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

The Department of Radiology is offering two fellowships in Breast Imaging at the Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Zuckerberg-San Francisco General (ZSFG). 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 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. 

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 Zuckerberg-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.

Women’s Imaging Fellowship - UCSF Medical

Breast Imaging Fellowship Director

Assistant Professor
Assoc Prof Clinical Radiology