Breast Imaging Fellowship Program


The goal of the NYU Breast Imaging Fellowship program is to train fellows to achieve excellence in the field of breast imaging. Throughout the year, our fellows work closely with our team of dedicated breast imagers in order to gain skill and confidence in both image interpretation and procedures. Fellows have the opportunity to experience a variety of clinical practice environments from our state-of-the-art cancer center, to our high-volume women’s imaging center, to Bellevue Hospital – the New York City Health and Hospitals flagship hospital. We perform over 50,000 mammograms, 20,000 breast ultrasound exams, 2,000 breast MRIs, and 400 MRI-guided procedures at our main campus sites; more than 1150 breast cancers are treated at NYU Medical Center main site per year.


  • 43 weeks of breast imaging
  • 4 weeks elective
  • 1 week conference
  • 4 weeks vacation


Fellows participate in a variety of multidisciplinary conferences throughout the year, including:

  • Bellevue Hospital multidisciplinary conference
  • Bellevue Hospital Tumor Board
  • Cancer Center Breast Imaging conference
  • Cancer Center Oncology conference


There is no overnight call. There is a weekend breast imaging call (no more than once per month) and an MRI coverage evening call (no reading required and approximately once per month).

Mentorship, Research, and Didactic Program

Each fellow is assigned a mentor to help navigate fellowship. Our section is active in research with multiple yearly conference abstract presentations and publications. Interested fellows will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty on research or education projects. In addition, fellows participate in a series of didactic and case conferences and journal clubs throughout the year. Department wide didactic series and lectures on research approaches, contract negotiation, professionalism, and MRI physics are available to all fellows.

Fellowship Positions

We have 4 fellowship positions per year.

How to Apply for the 2022-2023 academic year:

We participate in the breast imaging match (managed by the National Residency Matching Program); please register with the NRMP if you are interested in applying to the NYU breast imaging fellowship. Please also see the Society of Breast Imaging and National Residency Match Program websites for information on dates of the match.

For details on the application process, please click How to Apply under the Education section. To begin the online application process, please go to

Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2020

Interviews will be held in Winter 2020-2021. We will contact you to arrange an interview.

For more information about our Breast Imaging Fellowship, please contact:

Samantha L. Heller, MD, PhD

Yiming Gao, MD
Associate Director