Program Director:Matthew Cham,MD Program Administrator:Trixie Rombouts
History: Our comprehensive cardiothoracic radiology fellowship program was founded in July 2009.The program includes hands-on training in cardiac and thoracic radiographs,computed tomography,and magnetic resonance.
Prerequisite Training/Selection Criteria: Prerequisite training requirements are
completion of an ACGME-accredited radiology residency program in the United States or an RCPSC-accredited program in Canada (or the equivalent radiology residency in another country,along with ECFMG certification).Preference is given to those candidates who are ABR certified or eligible,and only exceptionalFMG candidates are considered. Applicants are chosen on the basis of clinicalperformance,knowledge of radiology,and professionalism demonstrated during radiology residency,as well as interest in cardiothoracic radiology.
Goals and Objectives for Training: The educational purpose of the program is to train radiologists in the subspecialties of cardiac and thoracic/pulmonary imaging for practice in academic and community settings.The goals are to provide advanced training in radiography,CT,and MRIas they apply to cardiothoracic imaging. The experiences include formalteaching in radiography,CT,and MRI,faculty-directed and self-directed study,and participation in multidisciplinary conferences. Fellows will learn to manage a high-volume cardiothoracic imaging practice,including urgent studies,all under faculty supervision.They will be expected to provide imaging consults and to manage contrast reactions under faculty supervision.The fellowship program will have a balanced content of cardiac and pulmonary imaging.In addition to the clinical duties,fellows will have the opportunity to participate in educationaland research activities in the cardiothoracic section and department of radiology overall.
Program Certifications: None.
Our program is conducted by world-renowned specialist in the field of cardiothoracic imaging.
List of dedicated Cardiothoracic Imaging radiologists:
Facilities:Training is conducted at the University of Washington Medical Center and at Harborview Medical Center.We utilize state of the art imaging equipment from multiple vendors including the latest generation dual source and 512-slice (256-detector row) CT scanners,as wellas 1.5 and 3T MRIscanners.We also have a 3D Laboratory which provides efficient post-processing of complex imaging data.
Educational Program - Basic Curriculum
The fellow is responsible for interpretation of CT, MRI,and radiographic imaging performed at Harborview,UWMC,and SCCA.Fellows work alongside the attending radiologists.The fellow has the opportunity to view the exams and formulate clinical impression prior to review with the attending radiologist.This allows fellows to test their knowledge independently.
During case review,the attending radiologist provides feedback to the fellow and may suggest further resources and reading to advance the fellow's knowledge.An attending radiologist supervises the fellow's clinicalactivities.There will be abundant opportunities for interaction and collaboration with cardiology,pulmonary,and thoracic surgery faculty.The faculty provide daily teaching sessions,weekly interesting case conferences,and weekly didactic lectures.
Faculty members evaluate the fellows on a quarterly basis using written and verbal feedback. The program director meets with the fellows to give feedback and discuss the evaluation. The fellows provide evaluations of the faculty and program at the end of the year.
Matthew Cham,MD Professor of Radiology
Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Director Director of Cardiac MRI