Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship

Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship(s)

Three Fellows
Frandics Chan, MD, Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship Director
Contact: Alyssa Martinez

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 cardiovascular imaging faculty engage in rich and varied research programs, which are greatly enhanced through close collaboration with scientists and engineers in the Radiological Sciences Lab.  Candidate must be board certified or board eligible in radiology and qualify for medical licensure in California. Greater detail on the Fellowship Program can be found here.

The combined Thoracic Imaging and Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship program is designed to provide comprehensive and in-depth training for radiologists who wish to gain expertise in both fields within a condensed schedule. The thoracic imaging component exposes the trainee to a high-volume CT practice rich in oncology and interstitial lung disease cases, as well as thoracic interventional procedures. The cardiovascular imaging component involves the trainee in a broad range of CT and MRI studies, including coronary CTA and cardiac MRI. Training will be conducted using state-of-the-art equipment and imaging software in a spectacular new hospital. The fellow will have the opportunity to teach radiology residents. In addition, approximately one day per week will be dedicated to research or quality assurance activities. The curriculum will prepare a fellow equally well for academic career or private practice. Candidate must be board certified or board eligible in radiology and qualify for medical licensure in California.


Fellowship positions for 2023-2024 are closed.

We are accepting applications for one Cardiovascular Imaging Fellow for 2024-2025

Interested Applicants can apply here

Fellowship positions for 2025-2026 are closed.

In accordance with SCARD guidelines:
2026-2027 Fellowship Applications will open in November 2024