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Division of Thoracic Imaging Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship

Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship

NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers a one-year fellowship in cardiothoracic imaging in the Department of Radiology. Cardiothoracic imaging fellows develop expertise in the thoracic surgical, oncology, and pulmonary services and encounter a rich volume of imaging that pertains to open and robotic surgical interventions, medical and radiation therapies for lung cancer, infection, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary arterial, and aortic and vascular diseases, as well as in the care of the acutely ill.

The fellow gains in-depth experience in preoperative and postoperative imaging for open and minimally invasive valve surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass, cardiac ablation therapies, and congenital heart disease. Clinical experience also spans a wide range of cardiac diseases including cardiomyopathies, inflammatory conditions, and cardiac masses.

Our thoracic imaging and cardiac imaging faculty offer in-depth fellowship training and clinical experience and hold leadership positions in national societies such as the Society of Thoracic Radiology, American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Fleischner Society.

The fellowship is overseen by Jane P. Ko, MD, program director. For more information, contact Vien Tran, program coordinator, at

Cardiothoracic Imaging Training Experience

Fellows in our program gain diverse clinical experience at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, Kimmel Pavilion, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street, Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue.

Our fellowship offers intensive exposure to both thoracic and cardiac imaging techniques such as radiography, chest CT including dual energy and spectral photon counting technology, cardiac CT angiography, and MRI, as well as the full range of thoracic and cardiac imaging pathologies.

Fellows work with dedicated teaching attendings in the Division of Thoracic Imaging and Division of Cardiac Imaging interpreting a large number of imaging studies encountered on a daily basis. Fellows are exposed to a high volume of chest radiographs, chest CTs and chest CT angiograms, cardiac CT exams, and cardiac MRIs from our inpatient and outpatient sites. They also receive training in thoracic interventional procedures including biopsy and percutaneous ablative therapies with supervision from thoracic imaging faculty and learn protocol development for cardiothoracic imaging applications, including for dual-energy technology. Our faculty emphasize patient safety parameters and appropriate exam and protocol selection, which are important aspects of daily clinical care.

Clinical rotations are tailored to the fellow’s interests in thoracic and cardiac imaging. We offer pulmonary medicine–oriented electives in radiation oncology and pulmonary pathology, as well as cardiac disease–related electives in echocardiography, nuclear medicine, and interventional cardiology. Interested fellows can take an elective in PET/CT scanning, a technique integral to staging lung cancer and problem-solving in pulmonary and cardiac applications. We also have a fully staffed, 3D imaging lab that can be used for both clinical and research applications.

Cardiothoracic Imaging Conferences

Cardiothoracic imaging fellows attend and present at weekly multidisciplinary lung cancer and interstitial lung disease conferences. Fellows can also attend the weekly pulmonary conference at Bellevue and monthly lung cancer pathology conference in addition to echocardiography, nuclear medicine, and adult and congenital cardiothoracic surgery conferences.

To supplement knowledge gained on daily clinical service, biweekly thoracic and cardiac imaging case conferences are complemented by didactic teaching conferences held throughout the year and biweekly one-on-one tailored teaching sessions with attending faculty.

Cardiothoracic Imaging Teaching Opportunities

The cardiothoracic imaging fellows are encouraged to participate in teaching medical students and residents. Fellows also take part in journal clubs to practice critically evaluating research and presenting research findings to groups.

Cardiothoracic Imaging Research Opportunities

Our fellows are encouraged to participate in Department of Radiology research, present cardiothoracic imaging research at scientific meetings, and publish research in leading imaging journals. Areas of interests for our researchers include dual-energy and photon-counting multi-detector row CT scanning, artificial intelligence and quantitative evaluation of thoracic diseases, lung interventional procedures, cardiac MR-image acquisition techniques (including XD-GRASP), artificial intelligence, medical informatics, and cardiothoracic imaging education.

How to Apply

We begin accepting applications for the Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship on November 1. If you are interested in applying, please complete the online application. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Ko, program director, at, and Vien Tran, program coordinator, at