Breast Imaging


The Department of Radiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in conjunction with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, offers five one-year fellowship positions in breast imaging at the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center (LSCBC). Fellows will receive training in mammography, breast ultrasound (US), breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and all image-guided interventional techniques. Attendance at weekly multidisciplinary breast conferences and radiology pathology concordance conferences provide a comprehensive clinical perspective on breast cancer care.  Fellow education is also enriched by a formal didactic lecture series, weekly breast MRI conference, and Journal Club. Rotations in breast pathology, breast surgery, radiation oncology, and medical oncology will be provided to ensure that the fellows gain experience in these closely related specialties, with fellowship rotations tailored to the individual’s interests.

The Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center (LSCBC) is one of the largest, most advanced breast centers in the country, with cutting edge equipment and an examination volume exceeding 80,000 per year. The fellow is actively involved in the interpretation of examinations, performance of procedures, and consultation with referring physicians. Fellows are also required to participate in ongoing research projects with clinical faculty. Graduates of our fellowship program have been successful in both academic and private practice.

Application Requirements

Our fellowship positions for 2017-18 are filled. We are transitioning to the Society of Breast Imaging Fellowship Match Program. The first Breast Imaging Fellowship Match will take place in March 2017 for the 2018 appointment year. The match is sponsored by the Society of Breast Imaging and it will be managed by the National Resident Matching Program. In order to become a fellow with Northwestern University, you must register with the Radiology Match, of which Breast Imaging is a part.

Applications will be accepted from September 1, 2016 to February 1, 2017. Applicants must complete an accredited four-year radiology residency program and be board certified or board eligible in diagnostic radiology. Offers for personal interviews will be made upon assessment of the completed application, including CV, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. Interviews will be held in Spring 2017.

Breast Imaging has implemented an All In Policy for the Match. This means that programs participating in the Match cannot extend any offers to candidates outside of the match. Applicants can withdraw from the Match prior to the ranking deadline if they accept a position outside of the Match.

Dates of the Match:

March 22, 2017: Registration opens

April 26, 2017: Ranking opens

May 31, 2017: Quota change deadline

June 14, 2017: Ranking closes

June 1, 2017: Match Day

July 1, 2018: Training begins

Cost of the Match:

Applicants will pay a $75 registration fee to register for the Match.

If you are interested in applying to the Breast Imaging Fellowship program at Northwestern University, please send the following to the program director:

- Completed Application (link)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal Statement
- Scores for SUMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3 (copy acceptable)
- Three Letters of Recommendation

Application Submission

Mail all application materials to:

Lilian Wang, MD
c/o Judy Neumann

Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center
Prentice Women’s Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Department of Radiology
250 East Superior Street, 4th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Program Director

Lilian Wang, MD 

Contact Us

Contact Judy Neumann for additional information on our Breast Imaging Fellowship.

Judy Neumann