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Fellowship Training

The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences offers 13 fellowship programs, which provide advanced subspecialty education and clinical training for graduates of diagnostic radiology residency programs. These training programs build on knowledge acquired during residency and prepare fellows to function as experts in an area of subspecialization.

By training in the largest medical enterprise within Indiana, which serves as a referral center for the entire state, IU School of Medicine radiology fellows are exposed to a wide range of imaging and pathology cases in a collegial work environment. This, combined with a vast array of leading-edge technology, world renowned radiologists, and referring physicians as well as interdepartmental/multidisciplinary conferences allow for fellows to mature their clinical skillset and transition to autonomous sub-specialists. At the completion fellowship training, fellows are ready for independent practice in either academic or private practice settings.

Given the school’s strong clinical infrastructure, dedication to research and nationally recognized education tradition, a second year of radiology fellowship training may be tailored to individual needs.

Radiology ACGME-Accredited Fellowship Programs

Chang Ho, MD, Division Chief

The neuroradiology fellowship at IU School of Medicine is an ACGME accredited one-year program that offers an option for a second year focused on research and subspecialty training in advanced imaging, head and neck imaging, or pediatric neuroimaging. This training program provides an abundant and diverse caseload to allow fellows to experience the full range of neuropathology. Ample resources for mentorship in both the clinical and academic settings are also available for future neuroradiologists.

James W. Fletcher, MD , Division Chief

The one year ACGME accredited Nuclear Medicine fellowship program at Indiana University School of Medicine builds on the nuclear medicine knowledge accumulated during a resident’s time in an accredited Diagnostic Radiology Residency program. The large volume and variety of studies performed at Indiana University Hospital and its affiliates is unparalleled in the region, and fellows in this program have ample opportunity to interact with diagnostic radiology residents and gain experience in post-graduate medical education. Fellows can also gain experience in translational and clinical research as it pertains to nuclear medicine. Upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be capable of running a nuclear medicine clinical service and will be an expert in the use of nuclear medicine procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Matthew Cooper, MD, Division Co-Chief
Donald Corea, DO, Division Co-Chief

The IU School of Medicine Pediatric Radiology Fellowship is an ACGME accredited program that offers subspecialty clinical training in all aspects of pediatric radiology, including radiographs, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI and US, with dedicated rotations in nuclear medicine, fetal ultrasound, interventional radiology, neuroradiology and hands-on ultrasound scanning. Fellows train at Riley Hospital for Children under the guidance of accomplished physician educators. This fellowship offers valuable growth opportunities in teaching and research.

Thomas Casciani, MD, Division Chief

The continued growth of this subspecialty education and clinical team within the Department of Radiology at IU School of Medicine is the result of many factors, including increased interest in interventional radiology as a chosen specialty by medical students and residents; exciting new developments in the field, particularly in oncologic applications; and collaboration with industry and other specialties in pursuit of clinical research. This ACGME accredited one-year Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship is led by 14 full-time fellowship-trained faculty who work with five fellows in eight Indianapolis hospitals, including a university hospital, a private network of hospitals, a county hospital, and a pediatric hospital. These clinical facilities provide access to a large range of pathology with all patient types.

The department also sponsors nine non-ACGME fellowships that are approved by the IU School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education.

Radiology non-ACGME-Accredited Fellowship Programs

Chang Ho, MD, Division Chief

The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences offers a one-year, non-ACGME-accredited fellowship in advanced neuroimaging. This program is designed for fellows interested in adding a second year to the neuroradiology fellowship in pursuit of a career in academic medicine in this subspecialty area or clinical practice in advanced tumor, epilepsy or functional imaging.

Nicholas Koontz, MD, Director of Fellowship Programs

This one-year, non-ACGME-accredited Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Fellowship focuses on abdominal and pelvic MRI and with up to two months’ electives in neurology, musculoskeletal health or cardiovascular MRI. This fellowship is approved by the IU School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education and designed for fellows who are familiar with the technical and clinical aspects of body MRI and who intend to practice advanced Body MRI in their career.

Katherine Patterson, Division Chief

Fellows in the IU School of Medicine Breast Imaging Fellowship gain clinical experience in screening and diagnostic mammography, diagnostic ultrasound, and the full range of breast interventional procedures. They learn digital interpretation skills using both Hologic and General Electric (GE) workstations as well as MRI-interpretation skills using CADstream and DynaCAD. Additional experience and research opportunities are available in MR imaging and MR-guided breast interventions. This is a one-year non-ACGME-accredited fellowship that’s approved and supported by the Graduate Medical Education of IU School of Medicine.

Stacy Rissing, MD, Division Chief

The Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship includes a comprehensive curriculum that centers on thoracic and cardiac imaging. Clinical training includes plain film and cross-sectional (CT and MRI) interpretation as well as invasive procedures of the thorax. Cross-sectional imaging of the pulmonary and cardiovascular systems is covered, and fellows perform and interpret pulmonary and cardiac imaging studies for both adult and pediatric patients. This is a one-year, non-ACGME fellowship program that’s approved and supported by the IU School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education.

Kristine Mosier, Director of Head and Neck Radiology Fellowship

The Head and Neck Radiology Fellowship provides dedicated subspecialty training in head and neck imaging, which addresses emerging needs due to significant advancements in the fields of otolaryngology and head and neck oncology. This subspecialty fellowship is conducted in the neuroradiology section of the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, which benefits from a large, diverse clinical caseload and participation of nationally recognized faculty educators in the areas of neuroradiology, otolaryngology, medical and radiation oncology, ophthalmology and neurosurgery. This is a one-year, non-ACGME fellowship program that’s approved and supported by the IU School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education.

Robert H. Choplin, MD, Division Chief

Fellows in this program benefit from the department’s collaborative relationships with the Division of Rheumatology and Department of Orthopedic Surgery. The program provides valuable clinical exposure to joint replacement, sports medicine, orthopedic oncology and trauma-related musculoskeletal imaging. This is a one-year, non-ACGME-accredited fellowship program that’s approved and supported by the IU School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education.

Chang Ho, MD, Division Chief

The Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship at IU School of Medicine was developed in 2009 as an opportunity to transfer the wealth of clinical pathology and faculty expertise in pediatric neuroimaging to the next generation of neuroradiologists. This program helps to meet the growing demand for expertise in pediatric neuroimaging and is one of among only a handful of similar training programs in the nation. This one-year program offers intensive training in all aspects of diagnostic pediatric neuroimaging through an abundant and diverse caseload.

Scott Steenburg, MD, Division Chief

The Trauma and Emergency Radiology Fellowship is based primarily at IU Health Methodist Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the United States and the busiest Level 1 trauma center in Indiana. The IU Health Level 1 trauma centers, including Eskenazi Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children, evaluate over 250,000 patients including more than 6,500 trauma patients ordering more than 200,000 radiologic exams each year. This is a one-year, non-ACGME fellowship program that’s approved and supported by the IU School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education.

All fellows in an IU School of Medicine Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences training program are required to do one research project for the Campbell-Klatte lecture series at Indiana University and then required to submit the project for peer-reviewed publication. Fellows have academic time each week with some flexibility in the schedule that enable them to further develop areas of interest. Four weeks of vacation is standard for fellows and one week for conference, if the fellow has a scientific abstract accepted at a national meeting (e.g. RSNA, ARRS, ASER or another as approved by the program director.