Cardiothoracic Imaging

Our Program

The Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at the University of Virginia offers two (2) fellowship positions in Cardiothoracic imaging.

The Cardiothoracic Imaging fellowship will include a balanced combination of cardiovascular and thoracic imaging during the year of training. The cardiovascular imaging content of the training year will include interpretation of CT and MRI studies of the vascular system, as well as hands-on experience in the acquisition of CT and MRI cardiac images for all indications including stress testing and pediatric and adult congenital heart disease. For thoracic imaging, the trainee will acquire experience in conventional radiography, CT and MRI of the chest, with focus in pulmonary, mediastinal and pleural pathology. Fellows are offered elective opportunity to gain extensive experience in thoracic image guided procedures, mainly under ultrasound and CT guidance.

Cardiothoracic fellows will actively participate in multidisciplinary meetings with the Departments of Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Pulmonology, and Pathology, as well as in daily teaching activities through interactions with residents, medical students, and clinical faculty. In addition to teaching at the workstation, fellows will have the opportunity to present formal case conferences in the classroom and small group settings.

Fellows are expected to engage in research during training. Participation in national meetings is encouraged and financial support is provided for fellows presenting scientific research and educational content. Research opportunities in both cardiovascular and thoracic imaging are offered. Regular academic time is provided.

Fellow Testimonials

“This fellowship is unique because it allows us to get an extensive education in several subspecialties, with a large volume of chest patients. We are also able to work alongside both cardiology attendings and cardiac imaging attendings.”

-Yoo Jin Lee, M.D.

“The cardiothoracic fellowship program has a great curriculum with a strong mix of research, diagnostics, and procedures, but also allows balanced work-life style. Great collegiately with excellent referring physicians is another asset of this program, allowing in-depth experiences covering the scope of cardiothoracic imaging. But most of all, the cardiothoracic imaging division is absolutely filled with great people and respectable teachers.”

– Wooil Kim, M.D.


Patrick Norton, MD
Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Imaging
Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program
UVA Department of Radiology
(434) 924-9391

Alan Ropp, MD
Associate Professor, Thoracic Imaging
Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program
(434) 982-6018

Sandy Kerns
Senior Education Coordinator
(434) 924-9484


For US Postal service delivery:

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
Box 800170
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Physical address (for all other forms of delivery):

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
1215 Lee Street
Charlottesville, VA 22908

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.