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Cardiovascular Advanced Imaging Fellowship

The Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship program will help prepare the trainee for a successful career in Advanced Cardiac Imaging in an academic or clinical setting.

Overview from the Program Director

The Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship is a non-ACGME accredited, 1-year training program conducted at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Goals of the Fellowship program

  • During the 1-year training program, fellows will be able to obtain COCATS Level III competency in 2 of the advanced imaging modalities including Cardiac MRI, Cardiac CT, Nuclear Cardiology (PET/CT and SPECT) and Interventional Echocardiography.
  • Additional time in training can be structured if the trainee is interested in pursuing COCATS Level III training in more than 2 of the advanced imaging modalities.
  • Fellows will be strongly encouraged and expected to participate in research projects, as well as preparation and presentation of scholarly pursuits at local, regional, and national meetings.
  • Fellows will also be encouraged to be engaged in teaching activities and core imaging conferences for the general cardiology fellows. Provide exposure to the financial and management aspects of running an imaging program.

Structure of the Program

  • Hands-on training in image acquisition, development and implementation of imaging protocols, image processing on advanced workstations and independent image interpretation with supervision by Level III and Level II trained expert faculty.
  • Didactics, including core educational lectures, multimodality imaging conferences and journal clubs, will be an integral part of the fellowship program.
  • Option to be hired as a junior faculty member of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center for the duration of the fellowship and for an additional year, if so desired.

Ashutosh BapatAshutosh Bapat, M.D., FACC, FASE
Program Director


Facilities and resources at the University of Kansas Medical Center

  • Cardiac CT - Siemens SOMATOM Force Dual Source CT and GE Revolution CT
  • Cardiac MRI – 3 Cardiac MRI Machines (Siemens Skyra 3T, Siemens Aera 1.5T, GE Signa 1.5T)
  • PET/CT and SPECT CT
  • Interventional echo – Phillips and GE Advanced 3D echo machines
Cath Lab procedures per year

Procedure

Number per year

Watchmans (Cath Only)

102

Mitral Clips

108

Mitral Stent Valves

13

Tricuspid Clips

15

Tricuspid Stent Valve

3

Total patients per year through the Cath Lab

5539

Annual Non-Invasive Studies Performed

Study

Number per year

SPECT

6736

PET

1000 per annum

CCTA

992 Ca score, 344 CTA Morph and 246 Coronary CTA

CMR

987

Amyloid Studies

358

Summary

The Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship program will provide high quality training meeting COCATS-III requirements in the rapidly evolving fields of Cardiac MRI, Cardiac CT, PET/CT and Interventional Echo in a very supportive academic environment. Our core teaching faculty are Level II and Level III certified and are committed to training fellows to be leaders in the field of advanced cardiac imaging and are committed to providing a high-quality training experience in either academic or clinical settings.

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • M.D. or D.O .
  • ABIM board certification or board eligibility 
  • Must secure full Kansas State Medical License prior to July 1st training date 
  • U.S. citizenship, permanent resident, or J1 Visa status 
  • Completion of a three-year, ACGME-accredited general cardiology fellowship by the start of Advanced Imaging fellowship 

 

How to Apply

Applications are due by December 1 each year.  To apply, please submit the following to mnguyen13@kumc.edu.

  • Personal statement
  • Complete CV
  • Three letters of reference, including one from applicant’s general cardiology or Internal Medicine program director
  • USMLE board score reports
  • ABIM Board Certificate
  • ACLS and BLS Certifications
  • Recent color photograph
KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Cardiovascular Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4023
Kansas City, KS 66160