UW Radiology

Cardiothoracic Imaging

Goals and Objectives for Training:

The purpose of our fellowship program is to train radiologists in the subspecialties of cardiac and thoracic/pulmonary imaging for practice in academic and community settings. The fellows will be provided advanced training in radiography, CT, and MRI through faculty directed and self-directed study and participation in multidisciplinary conferences. Fellows will learn how to manage a high-volume cardiothoracic imaging practice, including urgent studies, imaging consults, and supervising advanced imaging protocols, all under the supervision of faculty. Time spent in covering cardiac imaging and covering pulmonary/thoracic imaging will be split 50/50.

Educational Program:

The fellows are responsible for interpretation of radiography, CT, and MRI performed from three award winning institutions, the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Our hospital system is a referral center for patients from 5 states, which the fellows experience with an unusually diverse set of radiologic diagnoses, including interstitial lung disease, oncologic imaging and congenital heart disease. Fellows review these exams and formulate a clinical impressions prior to review with the attending radiologist. This allows the fellow to test his or her knowledge independently. During case reviews, the attending radiologist provides feedback and may suggest further resources and reading to advance the fellow’s knowledge. Our faculty provide daily didactic teaching sessions and interesting case conferences.

Application Process:

We are currently accepting fellowship applications for 2022-2023. If you are interested in applying for our fellowship, please complete the Fellowship application, Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Application,  along with your CV and personal statement, and send to Trixie Rombouts, Program Administrator, at btrxe@uw.edu.  You may also contact Dr. Matthew Cham, Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Director, with any further questions, mdcham@uw.edu.

ABR Alternate Pathway

An alternate four-year pathway is available for international medical graduates. This pathway provides an opportunity to complete four years of radiology training and then become eligible to sit for the American Board of Radiology (ABR) board certification examinations. For more information about this opportunity click here.