The Department of Radiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center offers ACGME accredited fellowship programs in Abdominal Imaging, Neuroradiology, and Vascular Interventional Radiology. We also offer fellowship programs in Breast Imaging, Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology (Interventional Neuroradiology) and MRI. We currently have on staff six attending who have previously done a fellowship in one or more of our programs.
Each candidate must submit a completed application, CV, personal statement, three letters of recommendation (one from the Program Director), as well as USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS and Step 3. Please note that we require candidates to be ABR Certified or "Eligible". We also require ECFMG and Visa Status (if applicable).
Thank you for your interest in our program and we look forward to hearing from you.
For more information please contact:
Janice DeSantis, Radiology Fellowship Coordinator
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655
Abdominal Imaging and Intervention
The Division of Abdominal Imaging consists of nine full time abdominal imaging faculty. The program offers an ACGME one year fellowship dedicated to extensive exposure to Fluoro, US, MDCT, CT Colonography, PET/CT, MRI in the outpatient, inpatient and Emergency Department settings spread over two campuses. A large number of non-vascular interventional procedures are performed, including basic procedures such as thoracentesis, paracentesis, drainage of abscesses, and biopsy of lesions as well as more advanced procedures such as radio-frequency ablation and cryoablation.
Program Director: Young Kim, MD, Associate Professor
Dedicated 12 month clinical breast imaging program supported by:
1) Newly opened ambulatory facility with 3 FFDR units, 2 US, Stereo biopsy, and research tomosynthesis system and adjacent Breast Clinic
2) Inpatient surgical support satillite w FFDR, DR and US for needle locs
3) Two separate remote ambulatory sites each w two additional FFDR systems
4) Affiliated dedicated breast MRI
5) 4.5 FTE dedicated breast imaging faculty
6) Nationally recognized, well-funded PhD led breast imaging research program.
ACGME accreditation is not available for breast imaging fellowships.
Program Director: Gopal Vijayaraghavan, MD, Assistant Professor
Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology
The Division of Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology (Interventional Neuroradiology) offers a two-year fellowship. The fellowship consists of a comprehensive training program in a very busy clinical environment (approximately 800 procedures with half of them being interventions), as well as a very active basic research section.
The University of Massachusetts Medical School is a major teaching hospital of UMass Memorial Medical Center and is a level 1 Trauma Center, as well as a stroke center.
Program & Division Director: Ajay Wakhloo, MD, PhD, Professor
Program Director: Deepak Takhtani, MD, Associate Professor
The Neuroradiology Division at the University of Massachusetts consists of five full time diagnostic neuroradiologists and two neurointerventionalists. Neuroradiology rotations provide our residents with extensive opportunities to learn about the diagnostic examinations and therapeutic procedures performed on the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Our main campus currently has 4 CT scanners, 3 MRIs (1.5T), 1 MRI for Research (3T), and 3 Angiography suites. In addition to conventional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, perfusion MR, imaging, and MR spectroscopy are part of our usual practice. Procedures include diagnostic angiograms, myelograms/spinal injections and neurointerventional procedures. The division interprets around 16,000 CTs and 1,600 MRIs per year.
Working conferences with the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurology, Otolaryngology and Neuro-oncology provide added opportunities for discussing neuroimaging and its clinical applications.
Program Director: Sathish Dundamadappa, MD, Assistant Professor
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
The Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Massachusetts is staffed by Herlan Alencar, M.D., Division Director & Fellowship Program Director, Robert Adamo, M.D., Asst. Professor and Hesham Malik, MD, Asst. Professor. The division offers an ACGME approved fellowship, accepting one fellow per year.
The program supports an active organ transplant, vascular and trauma service, as well as, acting as the interventional vascular referral center for a network of hospitals. The division performs more than 2,000 vascular/interventional procedures annually. The types of procedures performed include TIPS, percutaneous oncology, stents, PTA, embolization therapy, IVC filter placement, central venous access, thrombolytic therapy, peripheral arteriography, urologic, biliary, gastrointestinal and others. Pre-procedure work-up, graduated hands-on experience, and post-procedure follow-up of patients are part of the fellows' responsibilities.
Program Director: Herlan Alencar, MD, Program Director
For more information on any of the above fellowships, please contact Janice DeSantis, Fellowship Coordinator atJanice.DeSantis@umassmed.edu