Education

Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

Mariya Kobi, MD

Mariya Kobi, MD

Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

The Abdominal Imaging Fellowship at Montefiore offers comprehensive training in all cross-sectional imaging of the abdomen and pelvis. One ACGME-accredited position is available each year. The program includes rotations in CT, MRI and ultrasonography. Opportunity to train in image-guided interventional procedures, including CT- and US-guided percutaneous biopsies and drainage procedures, is available.

Fellows are exposed to a broad spectrum of pathology, a high volume of cases, state-of-the-art equipment, a friendly work environment and ample research opportunities. Our imaging case mix encompasses a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions, including a large oncology referral base, and cases from the liver and kidney transplant services. Fellows will achieve a high level of proficiency in interpreting multiple imaging modalities.

The MRI section conducts the entire range of abdominal/pelvic examinations, including MRI with gadoxetate (Eovist), Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), MR angiography, MR urography, MR enterography, prostate MRI and dynamic MRI of the pelvis.

Our board certified abdominal radiologists are subspecialized and actively involved in diagnostic imaging of the abdomen and pelvis. We function as a multidisciplinary team, working closely with gastroenterologists, hepatologists, oncologists, surgeons, pathologists and other medical specialists to ensure the best outcome for each patient.

Curriculum

The one-year curriculum comprises three months of ultrasonography; the remaining nine months are split between CT and MRI. If desired, interventional procedures can be performed during both ultrasound and CT rotations. In addition to daily hands-on experience, fellows conduct a monthly journal club. They attend departmental and interdepartmental conferences and participate in teaching radiology residents and medical students. Fellows prepare for tumor boards with assistance from an attending radiologist, and they lead the imaging part of the discussion in various tumor boards. A research project is offered, to be completed within the fellowship year. Fellows must obtain a valid license to practice medicine in New York State before starting their duties.

Procedural Responsibilities and Caseload 

Under the supervision of an attending radiologist, the fellows interpret diagnostic CT, US and MRI of the abdomen and pelvis. They also perform and interpret hysterosalpingography and CT colonography. If desired, there is opportunity to perform CT and US-guided drainages and biopsies under supervision of the attending radiologists.

Testimonials from Prior Fellows

Senayet Agonafer, MD.  Lenox Hill Radiology
Graduation Year: 2017

“The unique design of the Body Imaging fellowship program at Montefiore prepared me for both high diagnostic quality and volume, two vital components in a private practice setting. The body’s division frequent consultations with the surgical and medical teams allow fellows to participate in a multi-disciplinary care team with a focus on reporting that caters to clinical provider’s needs. Additionally, participating in attending call gives fellow a significant head start in both productivity and quality of reporting when starting a new job. I highly recommend the Body Imaging Fellowship program at Montefiore Medical Center.”

Sofiya Greenberg, MD, Private Practice
Graduation Year: 2016

“My fellowship was a wonderful experience that enabled me to read a wide variety of body and pelvic cases with confidence. I tremendously enjoyed the multitude of interventional procedures and the collegiate environment that promoted learning. The program had great flexibility and allowed me to incorporate the subspecialty rotations according to the needs of the job I was starting after fellowship.”

Mansi Saraiya, MD, University Radiology Group (Jersey City Medical Center)
Graduation Year: 2016

“I will be forever grateful for the top-notch training that Montefiore provides its fellows and residents.  All of the attendings are truly passionate and dedicated about teaching the future generation of radiologists.  The hands-on experience I received at Monte has given me the confidence and foundation needed to not only survive but thrive in radiology life after training.”

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Contact Information

Mariya Kobi, MD
Associate Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Director, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Radiology
Email: mkobi@montefiore.org

Emily Ofrias
Education Administrator, Radiology
Email: eofrias@montefiore.org
Telephone: 718-920-5506
Fax: 718-920-4854