Cardiac & Pulmonary Imaging Fellowship

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.

Cardiac & Pulmonary Imaging Fellowship Program Director

Assistant Professor
Assoc Prof Clinical Radiology