Clinical Fellowships

The Department of Radiology offers a variety of one- and two-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin July 1st of each year. For information on postdoctoral fellowships, please go to

Body Imaging Fellowship

Eight Body Fellows
R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD, Fellowship Director
Aya Kamaya, MD, Associate Fellowship Director
Contact: Lourdes Ibarra

The Department of Radiology currently offers a one-year clinical fellowship in body imaging, for which there will be eight funded positions. The body fellowship consists of 4-week clinical rotations on the core body services including CT, US and MRI. Three elective rotations are available and can include rotations in image guided biopsies, cardiovascular imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, breast imaging, etc. Fellows will receive experience in all cross-sectional studies of the chest, abdomen, pelvis, and musculoskeletal system. Fellows will also receive training in vascular scanning, imaging-guided biopsies, CT colonography, and other procedures.

Applications for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 are currently being accepted. Interested applicants may submit a completed application (available at: Body Imaging Fellowship Application to Lourdes Ibarra, Body Imaging Fellowship coordinator at libarra(at)

More information about the fellowship can be found at bodyfellows.html

1 - 2 Fellow(s)
Shreyas Vasanawala, MD, PhD, Chief of Body MRI
Bruce Daniel, MD, Body MRI Fellowship Director
Contact: Email»

The Body MRI Fellowship provides a year of intensive training in clinical MR across a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The fellows will be responsible for running the clinical service, with primary responsibility for most protocols and initial interpretations. Additionally, fellows will take part in MR guided procedures, scanner-side exam optimization and troubleshooting, translational research, and teaching. The service currently consists of over a dozen clinical and research scanners, the majority of which are 3T including PET/MR scanners. There are outstanding research opportunities, with close ties to leading MR engineers and physicists at the Lucas Center. At least 20% dedicated research time is included in the fellowship. The fellow will also have a strong educational presence in the Department, with responsibility for organizing clinical MR conferences for the Residency Program.

Applications are generally accepted two years prior to the start of the fellowship. More information about the fellowship can be found at:

One Fellow
Sunita Pal, MD, Breast Imaging Fellowship Director
Contact: Sunita Pal, MD

The Breast Imaging Fellowship offers training in digital mammography with CAD; breast tomosynthesis; breast ultrasound; core biopsies under ultrasound and stereotactic guidance; breast magnetic resonance (MR) for cancer and implants; MR-guided core biopsy; MR-guided preoperative needle localization instruction; and outcome analysis of new technology. Research time is provided during the fellowship for academic projects. Ongoing research projects include MR-guided breast biopsy techniques, breast MR spectroscopy, PET, PET-CT, large core needle biopsy, and device development and testing.

Before you apply for the 2017-2018 Breast Imaging Fellowship at Stanford University, please ensure you meet all requirements listed on our Graduate Medical Education site. If you find yourself eligible and would like to apply, you may complete the online application in the link below. For ease of application, please have the following documents available to upload:

  • Personal CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Photo
  • Contact Information for 3 Letters of Reference

Upon completion of your online application, you will receive a confirmation via email.

Applications will be accepted through to January 15, 2016 or once a suitable candidate has been selected. Interviews will be held at Stanford University in September and October 2015.

Thank you for your interest in application to Stanford University’s 2017-2018 Breast Imaging Fellowship. We wish you the best in this application and your future endeavors.

Two Fellows
R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD, Body Imaging Fellowship Director
Aya Kamaya, MD, Body Imaging Associate Fellowship Director
Sunita Pal, MD, Breast Imaging Fellowship Director
Contact: Lourdes Ibarra

The Department of Radiology is offering a one year combined body and breast imaging fellowship for 2016-2017. This fellowship will consist of 6 blocks (each block is 4 weeks) of breast imaging with the breast imaging service and 7 blocks of body imaging with the abdominal imaging service. Breast imaging training will cover digital mammography with CAD; breast tomosynthesis; breast ultrasound; core biopsies under ultrasound and stereotactic guidance; breast magnetic resonance (MR) for cancer and implants; R-guided core biopsy; MR-guided preopreative needle localization; and outcome analysis of new technology. Body imaging will provide a broad exposure to all aspects of advanced cross-sectional imaging using CT, US and MRI including gynecologic, oncologic, transplant, trauma, complex hepatobiliary imaging as well as exposure to new technologies such as elastography, contrast enhanced ultrasound, CT colonography, dual energy CT, CT perfusion, and 3D image post-processing.

Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship

Two Fellows
Frandics Chan, MD, Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship Director
Contact: Malwana Adalat

The Cardiovascular Imaging (CVI) Fellowship provides one year of training in noninvasive cardiovascular imaging using CT and MRI. Fellows receive detailed training in the principles and use of state-of-the-art multidetector row CT and cardiovascular MR imaging systems within the context of a busy clinical cardiovascular imaging service. These cases include CT and MR angiography of the aorta, coronary arteries, renal arteries, pulmonary arteries, peripheral arteries, mesenteric arteries, pulmonary and systemic venous structures as well as cardiac CT and MRI in the assessment of congenital heart disease, ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, cardiac tumor, and pericardial disease. Rotating through the Stanford University Hospital and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, fellows study cardiovascular diseases in adults as well as in children. Fellows will also participate in the Stanford 3D Laboratory where they will work with dedicated 3D technologists to gain experience in the 3D visualization and quantitative analyses of a variety of cardiovascular imaging studies. The Program is substantially enhanced through a close working relationship with adult and pediatric cardiologists, surgeons, and interventional radiologists. Active participation in research is encouraged, and dedicated academic time is a component of the fellowship. The three cardiovascular imaging faculty members engage in rich and varied research programs, which are greatly enhanced through close collaboration with scientists and engineers in the Radiological Sciences Lab. Greater detail on the Fellowship Program can be found here.

*We are currently accepting applications for one open position for the year July 2016 to June 2017. Interested parties please contact Malwana Adalat at

Interventional Radiology Fellowship

Six Fellows
Lawrence "Rusty" Hofmann, MD, Chief of Interventional Radiology
William Kuo, MD, Interventional Radiology Fellowship Director
Contact: Carmita Broussard

The Division of Cardiovascular-Interventional Radiology accepts six fellows annually. The fellowship experience encompasses the entire range of IR involving both vascular and nonvascular interventions. Fellowship trainees perform a wide variety ofcases including loco-regional tumor therapy (chemoembolization, radioembolization, radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation); transplant and hepato-biliary interventions; angioplasty; catheter-directed thrombolysis; IVC filtration; venous reconstruction; vascular stenting; fibroid embolization; vascular anomaly ablation; pediatric interventions; TIPS; and aortic stentgrafting.The Interventional Radiology service is an integral component of the Vascular Center at Stanford. There is a strong emphasis on complete clinical management of patients via admissions to the IR service,formal inpatient consultations, and outpatient follow-up in the IR Clinic. The Stanford IR faculty are actively engaged in research, and there are ample opportunities for fellows to participate in research projects and to present at national meetings.

Three Fellows
Sandip Biswal, MD, Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship Director
Contact: TJ Mims , (650) 725-8018, (650) 721-7391, or tmims[at]

The Musculoskeletal Imaging Section at Stanford University is currently offering a full-time, one-year fellowship. Qualified applicants include those with an MD degree or MD/PhD degrees who will have completed training and taken National Boards in an accredited diagnostic radiology program in the U.S. by the time the fellowship begins. Exceptions may be made for qualified applicants from outside the U.S. Highlights of the fellowship include extensive involvement in musculoskeletal MRI with an emphasis on sports injuries, interventional MRI, and musculoskeletal US and CT. In addition, a moderate volume of plain radiographic studies, arthrograms, and tenograms are performed. Dedicated time for research is provided. Fellows are expected to participate actively in research with faculty radiologists as well as Stanford’s world-renowned imaging physicists and engineers.

MSK Fellowship application process will be open from June 1, 2015 – July 24, 2015.

Four Fellows
Huy Do, MD, Neuroimaging Fellowship Director
Contact: Kari Galatolo

The NRMP has issued the following dates for the 2015 IR Match for 2016 Appointments:

Interview dates: October 1, 2014 - February 28, 2015
Match Opens: March 4, 2015
Rank Order List Entry Opens: April 29, 2015
Quota Change Deadline: May 20, 2015
Rank Order List Certification Deadline: June 3, 2015
Match Day: June 17, 2015


The interview season is open earlier than usual. If interested in applying for a fellowship at Stanford, please email us your application material at your earliest convenience.

Application Instructions | Application Cover Letter | 2016-2018 Application

The Neuroimaging Fellowship is designed to be a well-balanced academic training program that encompasses all of the basic and advanced clinical and research areas of both adult and pediatric neuroradiology. Neuroimaging fellows will be exposed to all imaging modalities used to evaluate neurologic disease, including CT, MR, myelography, angiography, and ultrasound during the course of the fellowship. Interventional neuroradiology procedures are also performed at state-of-the-art levels at Stanford, and neuroimaging fellows will actively participate in these procedures.

Two Fellows
Michael P. Marks, MD, Chief of Interventional Neuroradiology
Contact: Patricia Smith

The Interventional Neuroradiology Program is a key component of the Stanford Stroke Center providing a large number of referrals for intra-arterial thrombolysis, angioplasty, and aneurysm treatment. The section is also an integral component of an international referral center for the treatment of AVMs with a multimodality treatment program including charged-particle radiosurgery, microsurgery, and endovascular therapy. Academic opportunities are closely integrated with the fellowship, and research participation is considered a key component of the fellowship. Candidates should have completed training in diagnostic neuroradiology (one or two years) or neurosurgery and must be American Board of Radiology certified or eligible by the start date to be considered.

Two Fellows
Andrew Quon, MD, Fellowship Program Director
Contact: Sofia Gonzales, (650) 724-9139, Email

The clinical fellowship will focus on all aspects of clinical PET/CT imaging as well as include clinical research projects that evaluate emerging Molecular Imaging technologies related to PET. Clinical duties include helping with the PET/CT service and joint Nuclear Medicine/Radiology read-outs. Features include intensive training in the interpretation of FDG PET/CT, the formulations of imaging protocols, and the daily management of the PET/CT scanner. Training from both Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Faculty allow for a unique learning experience not available in most programs. The fellowship lasts one year and is renewable at the end of each academic year.
Greater detail on the Fellowship Program can be found on the Nuclear Medicine Molecular Imaging website.

Five ACGME accredited fellowship positions
Richard A. Barth, MD, Chief of Pediatric Radiology
Associate Program Director: Erika Rubesova, MD
Contact: Molly Murphy

The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship is jointly sponsored by the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford University Hospital. Our fellowship provides a comprehensive pediatric radiology imaging program utilizing state-of-the-art imaging technology, including two fluoroscopy suites, three ultrasound rooms, as well as 3.0T MRI, 1.5T MRI, and CT imaging suites. The dedicated Pediatric Radiology faculty are devoted to teaching, patient care, and translational research, and include pediatric neuroradiologists, pediatric cardiovascular imagers, and pediatric interventional radiologists.

Stanford Pediatric Radiology Fellows are exposed to a wealth of clinical case material in an organized, structured, hands-on educational approach. Fellows rotate through a series of services, including pediatric MRI, pediatric CT, PET/CT, pediatric fluoroscopy, pediatric ultrasound, pediatric neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology, and general radiography. Stanford’s program also provides a comprehensive educational curriculum, including didactic lectures pertinent to pediatric radiology, radiology case conferences, and multi-disciplinary imaging conferences in which all of the major pediatric clinical subspecialties participate. In addition, Stanford also offers interested fellows unique exposure to fetal imaging including fetal MRI and cutting-edge pediatric radiology research. Fellowship details can be found on the Pediatric Radiology Education page.

Variable Number of Fellows
Gary H. Glover, PhD, Director of the Lucas MRS Imaging Center
Contact: Jessie Leong

The Radiological Sciences Laboratory hosts over a dozen research fellows. Please see our NCI/NIH Training Program page for more information about our Advanced Techniques for Cancer Imaging and Detection Program. To find out more about other postdoctoral research opportunities, please go to the RSL Education page.

One Fellow
Ann Leung, MD, Chief of Thoracic Imaging
Contact: Roberta Brissette

Thoracic Imaging is currently offering a one-year fellowship. Clinical training consists of rotations on the chest (eight months), cardiovascular (three months), and thoracic interventional (one month) services. One day per week of research time is allotted. Particular interests of section members include interstitial lung diseases, computer-assisted detection of nodules, and minimizing the radiation dose associated with CT.