Breast-Body Imaging Fellowship

The Department of Radiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital offers a one year fellowship combining breast and abdominal imaging. The Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital provides an integrated multidisciplinary approach to complete breast care, seeing more than 16,000 patients a year. The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer center is the only designated cancer center in the area. The fellows work closely with faculty in both radiology and their counterparts in surgery, oncology and pathology both in the course of clinical duties and in academic endeavors and regularly held conferences.

Program Directors

Erin Crane, MD, Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Breast-Body Imaging Fellowship Program

Maria A. Manning, MD, Professor and Director, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Program and Co-Director, Breast-Body Imaging Fellowship Program

Program Faculty

  • Rend Al-Khalili, MD
  • Susan M. Ascher, MD
  • Cirrelda J. Cooper, MD
  • Erin P. Crane, MD
  • Danielle O. DeMulder, MD
  • Ross W. Filice, MD
  • Janice Jeon, MD
  • Reena C. Jha, MD
  • Nancy Kim, MD
  • Pranay Krishnan, MD
  • Angela D. Levy, MD
  • Erini V. Makariou, MD
  • Maria A. Manning, MD
  • Edward H. Pien, MD
  • Jaclynn Powell, MD
  • Judy Song, MD
  • Daniel Swerdlow, MD
  • Joseph Yacoub, MD

Curriculum

The fellowship is a combined breast-body program. It is composed of (13) 4-week rotations in women’s and abdominal imaging. The (6) 4-week blocks in women’s imaging provides comprehensive training in all aspects of breast imaging and interventions, including screening and diagnostic 3D digital mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI (1.5T and 3T) and stereotactic, ultrasound, and MRI guided biopsies, as well as needle wire and radioactive seed localizations. 

The abdominal imaging component is designed to provide balanced, in-depth experience in all aspects of body imaging, and includes rotations on body MR (2 blocks), ultrasound (2 blocks), OB Ultrasound (1 block), and CT (1 block). While on US, the fellows participate in hysterosonograms, and may choose to participate in US-guided procedures, such as thyroid nodule, lymph node, and superficial soft tissue mass fine needle aspirations or core biopsies.

In addition to clinical duties, fellows are expected to participate in regularly scheduled radiology department and multidisciplinary conferences.  Fellows are also encouraged to pursue research endeavors and given access to resources throughout the department and university.

Selection Process

 The ideal candidate will possess excellent clinical and comminication skills, an understanding of patient centered care, and be a graduate of an ACGME accredited diagnostic radiology residency program and be board eligible or board certified at the onset of the fellowship.

Georgetown University is a member of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  Applicants must register through the NRMP in order to be selected for our Women’s Imaging fellowship.  Please refer to the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) website for further information on the important deadlines.

Application Process and Eligibility

Application deadline: December 1, 2021.

TO APPLY FOR THE FELLOWSHIP:

  • Please complete the Society of Breast Imaging‘s universal application.
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE transcripts
  • photo
  • 3 letters of recommendation one of which is from your residency program director 
  • MSPE
  • Medical School Transcripts

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital adheres to the standards and guidelines for the employment of non-immigrants as established by federal immigration laws and the U.S. Department of Labor. MedStar Georgetown will hire only U.S. citizens and non-citizens that are authorized for employment. Non-immigrant alien residents or fellows will be sponsored under the J-1 visas program. H-1B visas are not considered appropriate visas for residents or fellows.

Fellowship Positions

Two fellowship positions are available per year.

Further Information

Please contact the Radiology Academic Coordinator:

Charlene Nebel
Department of Radiology
Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
CG201
Washington, DC 20007-2113
Phone: 202-444-1309
Fax: 202-444-4899
Email: Charlene.A.Nebel@gunet.georgetown.edu