The Cardiothoracic Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a one-year program that provides training in all areas of pulmonary and cardiac imaging. One new fellow is sponsored each year to harness his or her skills conducting and interpreting plain film, chest CT, MRI, cardiac CT and MRI, and CT-guided lung and mediastinal biopsies in pursuit of an academic career or position in private practice.
The diverse patient population at Montefiore Medical Center offers fellows exposure to a broad range of conditions and diseases, including: asthma, lung cancer, AIDS-related lung complications, interstitial lung disease, heart disease (congenital and acquired), pneumonia, and pulmonary embolism. All of our radiologists on staff specialize in the subspecialty of cardiothoracic radiology; hence, we thoroughly understand these diseases and are able to tailor each exam in specific manners and answer patients' clinical questions.
As participants at one of the premiere academic radiology departments in the New York Metropolitan area, fellows learn in a collegial and congenial work environment. Staff members place great emphasis on helping fellows succeed and build their own careers. This is complemented by various opportunities to teach and participate in research endeavors, as well as having access to state-of-the-art technology. Additionally, cases are addressed in a multidisciplinary approach, so fellows are able to glean insights from various experts such as pulmonologists, cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and pathologists.
The Cardiothoracic Fellowship program integrates extensive hands-on experience with comprehensive didactic training, research, and teaching responsibilities. In addition to participating in Grand Rounds, fellows rotate through and present at numerous multidisciplinary weekly and monthly conferences, encompassing: pediatric and adult cardiology, oncology, pulmonary medicine, and pulmonary pathology.
Strong emphasis is placed on fellows' participation in teaching residents and teaching conferences. Additionally, Montefiore Medical Center is a fertile environment for research endeavors. Mentors guide each fellow in the choice of research project, as well as through the process of pursuing funding. In fact, one of our fellows was recently awarded a research grant from the American Heart Association for a clinical trial comparing the efficacy of two non-invasive imaging modalities - cardiac CT and stress testing - for patients experiencing chest pain. Other current cardiothoracic research activities include studies pertaining to: AIDS-related lung diseases, lung cancer, congenital and acquired heart disease, and pneumonia. Fellows typically participate in ongoing research and take primary responsibility for at least one project with the goal of presenting at a national conferences and preparing a manuscript for submission.
Salary and Benefits
Montefiore Medical Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including four weeks of vacation. Subsidized housing is available close to the Moses Division and in Riverdale. Fellows also receive three meal cards each day, which may be used at all food stations at Montefiore Medical Center and the Weiler Division, as well as reduced rates for monthly parking.
Applying for Fellowship Positions
To apply to the Cardiothoracic Radiology Fellowship, please send the following materials to the address below:
- Updated curriculum vita
- Personal statement of career objectives
- Three letters of recommendation
- Completed universal fellowship application form
Montefiore Medical Center & Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Department of Radiology
Attn: Emily Ofrias
111 E 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467