Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is the only liver and multivisceral transplant center in the Washington, DC region. In addition, the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only designated cancer center in the area. These centers, combined with some of the pioneering imaging research in pelvic MRI and post-uterine artery embolization imaging, make the fellowship in abdominal imaging an intense yet rewarding year of post graduate radiology training.

Program Director



Maria A Manning, MD, Associate Professor and Director, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Program and Co-Director, Women's Imaging Fellowship Program




Program Faculty
  • Susan M. Ascher, MD
  • Cirrelda J. Cooper, MD
  • Ross W. Filice, MD
  • Reena C. Jha, MD
  • Pranay Krishnan, MD
  • Angela D. Levy, MD
  • Maria A. Manning, MD
  • Alexander S. Somwaru, MD

The basic fellowship year entails:

  • 5 rotations of Body MRI
  • 3 rotations of Body CT (including Virtual Colonoscopy)
  • 2 rotations of Ultrasound
  • 1 rotation of Procedures
  • 1 rotation of Outpatient Imaging
  • 1 rotation Elective (including PET/CT or OB Ultrasound)

Research is not a requirement in the fellowship but highly encouraged. There are always several ongoing research projects in the department.


Currently Georgetown Radiology is running three Siemens MRI systems (2 x 1.5T and 1 x 3.0T), four CT scanners and 1 PET/CT. Our ultrasound department runs five Phillips scanners with 4D ultrasound capability through a dedicated workstation. The PACS system has an integrated 3D workstation for CT and MRI.

Selection Process

This Abdominal Imaging fellowship does not participate in a national matching program. Applications are reviewed as they are received; interviews and position offers are made in a rolling manner.

Program Requirements

A candidate for the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Abdominal Imaging Fellowship must show:

  • Completion of a radiology residency program accredited in the United States
  • Board eligibility or certification by the American Board of Radiology
  • Foreign graduates: US citizenship or permanent resident status (green card) required. ECFMG certification (step 1, 2 and 3, plus language test).

Each application must include:

  • Fellowship Application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE board scores
  • Certification of medical school graduation
  • Copy of medical school transcript
  • Copy of medical school dean's letter
  • Current CV
  • Personal statement
  • Passport sized photo
Fellowship Positions

Two fellowship positions are available each year.

Further Information

Please contact the Radiology Academic Coordinator:

Silvia Villarroel
Department of Radiology
Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007-2113
Phone: 202-444-3314
Fax: 202-444-4899
Email: villaros@gunet.georgetown.edu