Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship
The Cardiopulmonary Imaging fellowship focuses on establishing clinical expertise in advanced cardiovascular and pulmonary imaging. To achieve this objective, the Program provides fellows with exposure to cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA), nuclear cardiology, and pulmonary imaging.
During this 1-year fellowship program, the fellow will learn how to acquire and to interpret computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and nuclear imaging examinations of the heart and chest. The fellow will learn the appropriateness criteria for each cardiac imaging modality and serve as an advisor to referring clinicians on appropriate imaging modalities based on patient pathology. The fellow will formulate appropriate differential diagnoses and management recommendations for various thoracic pathologies, with emphasis on the heart, coronary arteries, lungs, mediastinum, pleura, and chest wall. Fellows will obtain the highest level of certification in cardiac CT and MRI based on the American College of Radiology and Cardiology COCATS training guidelines.
Participation in interventional procedures such as transthoracic needle biopsy and percutaneous catheter drainage of intrathoracic fluid collections is expected. Fellows will participate in interdepartmental conferences including heart failure, valve, cardiac transplant, and pulmonary. These conferences enhance knowledge of the various clinical problems faced by clinicians, and form a basis for helping to guide imaging workup of such problems. The fellow will also have an active role in radiology resident education.
The following items are required for a completed application:
- Common Fellowship Application
- Current CV
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
Krishna Nallamshetty, MD
Associate Professor, Radiology
University of South Florida
Director, Cardiothoracic lmaging Fellowship