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Fellowships

The department offers fellowships in seven different subspecialty areas for advanced clinical training.

We offer fellowship positions as follows:

Abdominal Imaging »

Garrett Ward, MD 
Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Director 

A one-year, cross-sectional, abdominal imaging fellowship is offered in the Department of Radiology at the UC Irvine Medical Center, providing an emphasis on cross-sectional abdominal imaging with coordinated experience in CT, Ultrasound, MRI and image-guided procedures (two positions). The fellow will participate in CT and ultrasound guided interventional procedures. The fellowship will also provide vast experience in Doppler vascular ultrasound including transplant imaging. Participation in the department's ongoing research projects and publication is encouraged. Fellows are expected to submit at least one presentation in both the RSNA and ARRS meetings. Successful applicants will be clinical instructors in the School of Medicine, and will actively participate in the teaching of UC Irvine residents and medical students, as well as participate in several interdisciplinary conferences. There will be four faculty members supervising the fellowship.

Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship »

Hiroshi Yoshioka, MD, PhD 
Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship Director

A one-year fellowship is offered in musculoskeletal radiology (two positions). This fellowship provides experience in image guided interventional orthopedic procedures, including arthrography, joint aspiration, soft tissue and bone biopsy techniques, and orthopedic pain management procedures (steroid and anesthetic injections). Experience is available in radiofrequency bone tumor ablation and vertebroplasty. Advanced training is provided in interpretation of musculoskeletal radiography, CT and MRI. The fellows will participate in the teaching of UC Irvine residents and medical students, actively participate in interdisciplinary conferences and take an active part in the ongoing research projects and publications of the section. There will be three faculty members supervising the fellowship.

LBVA Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship »

Farzad Rezai, MD
LBVA Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship Director

This one-year fellowship is primarily supervised by two fellowship trained musculoskeletal radiologists (Farzad Rezai, MD and Andrew Chang, MD) who are known for their teaching excellence. The program provides experience in image-guided interventional orthopaedic procedures, including arthrography, joint aspiration, soft tissue and bone biopsy techniques and orthopaedic pain management procedures (fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided steroid and anesthetic injections). Experience is available in vertebroplasty. Advanced training is provided in interpretation of musculoskeletal radiography, CT and MRI. The opportunity exists for the MSK fellow to learn neuro and body MRI from fellowship trained experts in these subspecialties as well.

Breast Imaging »

Stephen A. Feig, MD, FACR 
Breast Imaging Fellowship Director 

A one-year fellowship is offered under the direction of Dr. Stephen A. Feig (one position). Other faculty is Dr. Joan Campbell. Training will include both screening and diagnostic interpretation as well as breast interventional procedures. Up to two to three months can be spent in non-breast imaging areas of the department. Our state-of-the-art equipment consists of digital mammography (including CAD), dedicated breast MRI (including MRI CAD and MRI-guided biopsy), stereotactic biopsy and high-resolution breast ultrasound. Participation in the ongoing research projects and publications of the section is encouraged.

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Imaging Fellowship »

Mayil Krishnam, MD 
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Imaging Fellowship Director 

A one-year fellowship in cardiovascular and thoracic imaging is offered under the direction of Dr. Mayil Krishnam. This fellowship provides comprehensive training in diagnostic imaging of the cardiac, whole body vascular and thoracic diseases using radiography, CT, CTA, MRI, and MRA. The fellow has the opportunity to learn advanced cardiovascular imaging including real time cine imaging, phase contrast MRA, myocardial tagging, time-resolved MRA, high spatial resolution MRA, free-breathing non-contrast SSFP MRA, high resolution whole heart coronary MRA, viability and perfusion MR imaging, low dose coronary CTA, pulmonary vein mapping and triple rule out. Interested fellow will also have the opportunity to perform interventional procedures, including lung or mediastinal biopsy, chest tube placement, or tumor ablation under the supervision of the interventional radiology division.

Diagnostic Neuroradiology Fellowship »

Anton N. Hasso, MD, FACR 
Neuroradiology Fellowship Director 

A one-year ACGME-approved fellowship is offered in diagnostic neuroradiology (one position). The fellow will spend 10 months of the 12-month fellowship in training and experience in the interpretation of studies of brain, spine, head and neck disorders. An additional two months will be spent in interventional neuroradiology with experience and training in both diagnostic and therapeutic vascular studies. This training will be under the supervision of faculty members, all of whom have Certificates of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Neuroradiology. Participation in the ongoing research projects and publications of the section is encouraged.

Interventional Radiology Independent Residency »

Dayantha Fernando, MD
Interventional Radiology Independent Residency Director 

The UCI Health School of Medicine Department of Radiological Sciences offers a two-year residency training program in interventional radiology through our independent program. Completion of an accredited diagnostic radiology program is required for entry into the independent program. Both ESIR and non-ESIR candidates are welcomed. Graduates will be eligible for dual board certification in IR/DR.

Our well-rounded training experience is designed to prepare residents for careers in either academic radiology or private practice, all in an amazing location. Residents participate in the entire gamut of modern interventional radiology care with an emphasis on pre- and post-procedure management and clinic patient evaluations. Participation in ongoing research projects, publications, and submission to regional and national meetings is highly encouraged and supported.

The Interventional Radiology Independent Residency Program at UCI participates in the Electronic Resident Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

These fellowships are at the Health Sciences Clinical Instructor level (ACGME-approved fellows are considered PGY-6), based at the UC Irvine Medical Center, and will have the benefits and privileges of this position through UC Irvine School of Medicine.

Our mission, within the department and in a broader context as a UC School of Medicine campus, is to provide an excellent educational experience so as to produce highly trained fellows who will go on to become leaders in their subfields. We believe that we provide an optimal combination of study volume, procedure volume, experience with sequencing/protocoling, academic time and optional research time to produce very knowledgeable, balanced radiologists with cutting-edge knowledge of their subspecialties.

 

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