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Thoracic & Cardiac Imaging Fellowship

The Thoracic & Cardiac Imaging Fellowship provides comprehensive training that will allow the fellow to embark on a clinical or academic career as a cardiothoracic radiologist, a discipline that is currently in high demand.

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The aims of the fellowship are to:

  • Provide training and education in all technical and clinical aspects of cardiothoracic CT, MRI and radiography
  • Enhance trainees’ teaching proficiency
  • Provide support in research methodology in cardiothoracic CT, MRI and radiography

The fellow will divide their clinical time primarily between rotations in thoracic imaging (seven four-week rotations) and cardiac imaging (four four-week rotations) spread throughout the year. The fellow will also have the opportunity to have elective time (four weeks) to enhance other skills or interests in other areas of radiology.

With the experience and training provided, it is expected that graduates will be able to embark upon a successful academic career in cardiothoracic imaging and help bridge the high demand in this field while contributing as a top clinician, educator and scientist.

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Program Director

Nishant Parekh, MD

Education Manager

Michelle Bolivar

Department of Radiology
676 N Saint Clair St. Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611


Applicants must be an MD or equivalent, have completed a radiology residency, PGY 6 or higher, be ECFMG certified at the time of entry into the fellowship and must have taken and passed the USMLE exams 1-3.

 How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for open positions beginning July 1, 2027. This fellowship program is not ACGME accredited and does not participate in the match.

If you are interested in applying to this fellowship program, please send the following materials to the fellowship coordinator:

  • Completed Graduate Medical Education application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Copy of original USMLE scores (1-3)
  • Three letters of recommendation addressed to:

    Nishant Parekh
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Department of Radiology
    Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging Fellowship Program
    676 N. St. Clair Street, Suite 800
    Chicago, IL 60611

 Why Northwestern?

Housestaff training through McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University provides diverse and challenging clinical experiences and world-class education located in the heart of the beautiful city of Chicago. Learn more via the links to the McGaw website below.

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