Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship

Program Information

Program Director & Section Chief: Jeffrey P Kanne, MD, FACR

Program Coordinator: Ashley Hinrichs

The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Imaging Sections offer two 12-month fellowship positions in cardiothoracic imaging with the goal of preparing fellows for academic or private practice with expertise in all facets of cardiac and thoracic imaging. Fellows are responsible for supervised interpretation of thoracic and cardiovascular imaging examinations including radiography, high-resolution computed tomography, CT and MR angiography, and cardiac CT and MRI. Fellows receive comprehensive training in both inpatient and outpatient cardiothoracic imaging including thoracic oncology, diffuse lung disease, pulmonary vascular, cardiovascular, and peripheral vascular disease, airways disease, lung and heart transplantation, chest trauma, infectious diseases, critical care, and cardiac and thoracic surgery. Training is supervised by eight subspecialist faculty radiologists as well as several faculty cardiologists.  In addition to supervised training, fellows engage in independent weekend and evening call coverage, an opportunity to further professional growth and transition to independent practice. The cardiothoracic imaging fellowship is supported by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Radiology. Fellows must be graduates of an ACGME or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in diagnostic radiology and must have an active Wisconsin medical license before the start of training. Fellows are appointed to the faculty as Clinical Instructors. They receive fringe benefits including paid vacation, a book fund, and support for presenting at or attending a professional meeting. Academic time is given to support research and other academic activities.

Program Highlights

  • Dedicated thoracic and cardiovascular imaging faculty with expertise in all facets of thoracic and cardiovascular imaging
  • Fellows actively participate in weekly pulmonary medicine, thoracic oncology, cardiology, and vascular surgery multidisciplinary conferences as well as a weekly cardiothoracic imaging web conference with other institutions.
  • Fellows are provided academic time and are encouraged to work with faculty on academic projects during their fellowship.  Participation in national and international meetings is encouraged.
  • Fellows actively participate in resident and medical student education
  • Fun, collegial, and intellectually stimulating work environment