Program Director: Dr. Natasha Wehrli
Associate Program Director: Dr. Grace Lo
The Abdominal Imaging fellowship is a one year, non-ACGME accredited program that provides up to three radiologists per year with comprehensive training in abdominal and pelvic imaging, with an emphasis on multiparametric MRI. Our fellows receive broad clinical experiences in inpatient, emergency, and ambulatory care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, a comprehensive, integrated academic healthcare system ranking in the top five hospitals nationally and ranking number one in New York in the U.S. New & World Report’s annual survey of “Best Hospitals”. Our state-of-the-art imaging equipment and facilities provide fellows with the opportunity to develop expertise in advanced and emerging techniques in US, CT, and MR imaging, with the option for additional training in PET-CT and PET-MRI. Abdominal Imaging fellows are able to design an experience tailored to their individual interests and goals, and our graduates have taken a broad range of positions in private practice, academic medicine, research, and informatics.
Positions Available and Important Dates:
2023-2024: We will be offering 2-3 Abdominal Imaging training positions and 1-2 combined Cardiothoracic/Abdominal Imaging training positions. Applications will be accepted beginning August 1, 2021. In concordance with the SCARD guidelines, we will offer interviews beginning November 1, 2021. All interviews will be virtual via Zoom. Interested candidates should apply early in the season, as we review applications regularly and on a rolling basis.
The Abdominal Imaging fellowship is based at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine. With a large primary-care and tertiary-level referral base, the clinical service is comprised of a high-volume and full scope of abdominopelvic imaging. Fellows gain experience with cutting edge GE and Siemens technology including two PET/MRI scanners (Siemens Biograph mMR and GE Signa PET/MR); GE Advantage Workstations; and multiple software platforms including TeraRecon, Vital Vitrea, SyngoVIA, and DynaCAD. Our advanced 3D Imaging Data Evaluation and Analysis Lab (IDEAL) complements
the training experience with on-demand 3D reconstructions, volumes, tumor segmentation, custom MIPS, and image fusion.
Highlights of our practice include:
Tumor Boards and Interdisciplinary Conferences
Fellows gain expert-level, subspecialty knowledge by staffing selected tumor boards and interdisciplinary conferences in conjunction with an attending.
The year is divided into four-week blocks, including two blocks (eight weeks) of elective time to explore other subspecialties in radiology or dedicate to research. Fellows are granted one protected, full academic day per week to pursue research, education, or systems improvement projects with attending staff mentorship.
Clinical and didactic sessions include:
Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the daily training of residents and medical students, and to give clinical lectures to ultrasound technologists, residents, and medical students. Fellows hone their teaching skills by preparing case-based and didactic lectures.
Each fellow is allotted 20 days of vacation (which can be taken by the day or the week), 5 days of conference time, with additional time allotted for interviews.
A competitive salary is provided with opportunities for moonlighting and extra compensation, subject to change. A generous book fund is provided, with additional conference funding available. Additional wellness benefits include ClassPass subscriptions and several social events that occur throughout the year, ranging from monthly happy hours to welcome and graduation receptions.
Combined Cardiothroacic/Abdominal Imaging Fellowship
Positions for a combined Cardiothoracic/Abdominal Imaging fellowship are available, with half of the academic year dedicated to Cardiothoracic Imaging and half of the academic year dedicated to Abdominal Imaging. Please specify if you are interested in this particular training pathway in your application.
Section chief: Manjil Chatterji, MD
Christopher Morley, MD
Recent Abdominal Imaging Fellows
Please complete the online application, which includes uploading the documents listed below, with the exception of the letters of recommendation, which should be directly emailed to our program coordinator (contact information below).
Please note: An unrestricted New York State medical license and satisfactory immigration status (if applicable) will be required by the start date of the fellowship.
All letters of recommendation should be sent via email to:
Ms. Michelle Byrne
Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Program Coordinator
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street, Box 141
New York, NY 10065-4870
Phone: (212) 746-2527