We are currently accepting applications for our 2018-2019 fellowship positions in the Department of Radiological Sciences at UC Irvine School of Medicine. The department offers fellowships in seven different subspecialty areas for advanced clinical training.
We offer fellowship positions as follows:
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).
We are the only Level 1 trauma center in Orange County (with a population of more than 3 million) and provide imaging services for the National Cancer Institute-sponsored Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center on the medical center campus.
Considerable expansion of the radiology department facilities, both in terms of floor space and new equipment, has recently been done with the opening of the new radiology facilities in the state-of-the-art UC Irvine Dougals Hospital. This includes cutting-edge equipment such as a new Philips 256 channel CT scanner, new 3T Philips MRI suite with advanced imaging and software and 16 channel SPECT/CT scanner. In addition, new equipment being installed includes a 128 channel CT in the University Tower and a new 16 channel CT in the ER, as well as IU22 Philips ultrasound scanners.
We currently have a 64-channel CT scanner for the ER and inpatients, a 64-channel PET-CT scanner, a 16-channel CT scanner for outpatients, and a single channel CT scanner with fluoroscopic capability for interventional procedures.
We have a 3-Tesla Siemens Trio MRI scanner and a 1.5-Tesla Siemens Avanto MRI scanner. Higher field strength magnets are available in our research division on campus.
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 seven faculty members supervising the fellowship.
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.
We are the only Level 1 trauma center in Orange County (with a population of more than 3 million), and provide imaging services for the National Cancer Institute-sponsored Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center on the UC Irvine Medical Center campus, with an active orthopaedic oncology service. We currently have a 64-channel CT scanner for the ER and inpatients, a 64-channel PET-CT scanner, a 16-channel CT scanner for outpatients and a single channel CT scanner with fluoroscopic capability for interventional procedures. We have a 3-Tesla Siemens Trio MRI scanner and a 1.5-Tesla Siemens Avanto MRI scanner. Considerable expansion of the radiology department facilities, both in terms of floor space and new equipment, is occurring with the opening of the radiology facilities in the new UC Irvine Douglas Hospital. This general expansion includes a new Philips 128 channel CT in the University Tower, a new 16-channel CT in the Emergency Department, and new 256-channel CT, 3T MRI, and 16-channel SPECT/CT scanners in the UC Irvine Douglas Hospital, as well as other equipment.
Successful applicants will be clinical instructors at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. 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 five faculty members supervising the fellowship.
This one-year fellowship is offered in musculoskeletal radiology (one position) and is directed and taught primarily by Dr. Jamshid Tehranzadeh (internationally known MSK radiologist and emeritus professor of radiology at UC Irvine School of Medicine) and provides experience in image-guided interventional orthopaedic procedures, including arthrography, joint aspiration, soft tissue and bone biopsy techniques and orthopaedic pain management procedures (steroid and anesthetic injections). Experience is available in vertebroplasty. Advanced training is provided in interpretation of musculoskeletal radiography, CT and MRI. Five other faculty members of radiology at VA Long Beach Medical Center will be supervising this fellowship.
This MSK fellowship is separate from the MSK fellowship at UC Irvine Medical Center. However, the VA Long Beach Medical Center radiology training, including the MSK fellowship, is affiliated with UC Irvine. The graduating fellow from our program will get their certificate of fellowship training from the Department of Radiology. Each month, eight UC Irvine radiology residents rotate at our VA Long Beach Medical Center. The medical center is highly enriched with imaging of pathological conditions in orthopedics, sport medicine, rheumatology and other medical conditions. The opportunity also exists for the MSK fellow to learn neuro and body MRI from experts in these subspecialties as well.
Successful applicants will be clinical instructors at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. 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.
A one-year fellowship is offered under the direction of Dr. Stephen A. Feig (one position). Other faculty are Drs. June Herman and 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.
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.
The fellow will work with state-of-the-art equipment, including:
The selected fellow will be appointed to the faculty of the UC Irvine School of Medicine as clinical instructor. This fellow will receive faculty benefits including paid vacation and educational reimbursements. Academic time is given to support research and other academic activities.
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.
Dayantha Fernando, MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship Director
The UC Irvine program is a busy one-year fellowship designed to provide an environment where our trainees can solidify their clinical knowledge and develop their technical skills while providing excellent longitudinal patient care. After their year of fellowship, he or she will be able to practice independently as a skilled clinical Interventional Radiologist either in private practice or academia. Our fellow participates 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.
Daily teaching rounds and weekly interdepartmental conferences are held with various services to include vascular surgery and GI oncology just to name a few. Also, regular didactic conferences as well as monthly Interventional M & M and interesting case conferences are an integral part of the teaching program. The UCI Vascular Interventional Radiology fellowship is available to individuals who have completed an ACGME accredited residency in Diagnostic Radiology. Additionally, our Vascular Interventional fellowship program is ACGME approved and thus graduates are eligible to sit for the certificate of additional qualifications (CAQ) as administered by the American Board of Radiology.
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.
Thank you for your interest in UC Irvine. We look forward to hearing from you.
For further information pertaining to fellowship recruitment, please contact:Melissa Khy, Fellowship and Medical Student CoordinatorDepartment of Radiological SciencesUC Irvine Medical CenterPhone: 714.456.6595 | Fax: 714.456.6832Email: firstname.lastname@example.org