Cardiothoracic Imaging

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Our Program

The Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at the University of Virginia offers one (1) fellowship position 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 cardiovascular 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. Extensive experience will be gained in thoracic image guided procedures, mainly under US and CT guidance.

Cardiothoracic fellows will actively participate in multidisciplinary meetings with 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 available for fellows presenting scientific research. 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.


Patrick Norton, MD
Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Imaging
Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program
UVA Department of Radiology

Alan Ropp, MD
Assistant Professor, Thoracic Imaging
Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program

Sandy Kerns
Senior Education Coordinator


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.