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Body Imaging and Intervention Fellowship

The Department of Diagnostic Imaging at Brown University offers a one-year Fellowship in Body Imaging and Intervention covering all aspects of body imaging including state of the art MRI, CT scan and US, as well as image-guided interventional procedures. The goal of the fellowship training is to prepare radiologists for successful careers in both academic and private practices.


Educational time will be spent at Rhode Island Hospital, the major teaching affiliate of Brown University’s Alpert Medical School, where the fellow will have the opportunity to actively participate in intra- and inter-departmental conferences, including body imaging morning rounds, journal clubs, and multi-disciplinary GI and GYN tumor boards. Call duties are limited to 10 weekends with no after hour or overnight call. The call is paid as a moonlighting shift giving the fellow the opportunity to make an additional $25,000-30,000 for the year.

Four weeks of elective time are provided, which can be pursued in other diagnostic radiology subspecialties in the department.

Many opportunities also exist for research participation; academic time up to 1 day per week is available for fellows interested in pursuing an academic or research project. Fellows are entitled to 4 weeks of paid vacation per year, in addition to 5 days of wellness/sick and personal time, totaling 5 weeks.

All fellows are granted an academic appointment at Brown University, which provides access to the university’s diverse resources.

Ghada Issa, MD

Ghada Issa, MD, Program Director

Salary and Benefits

As of July 2022:

Radiology fellows are employees of Rhode Island Hospital.

Rhode Island Hospital offers a competitive salary and benefits package to all of its House Staff. Stipends are reviewed annually and recommendations are made by the Graduate Medical Education Committee.

PGY6 $79,740.544 weeks (and 5 wellness days)


  • State and Federal Credentialing costs including malpractice insurance as a trainee 
  • Health Insurance & Dental Insurance 
  • Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance
  • Employee Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance 
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • HIV Insurance – Legal Services Insurance 
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Tax-Sheltered Accounts – TIAA – CREF
  • *Benefit costs are shared between the Hospital and the House Staff based upon options selected.
  • For specific details on benefit options contact the Lifespan Benefits office 401-444-5265

Other Benefits

  • Temporary Disability/Temporary Caregiver Insurance (TDI/TCI- State of RI managed programs) 
  • On-Call meals (residents only) Employee assistance program 
  • Lab coats and scrubs (per departmental policy) Employee activities and discount programs 
  • Laundry (per departmental policy) Fitness and wellness center on site
  • On-Call rooms and Float Call room Free notary public 
  • On-Campus Day care center Employee health services Bright Horizon’s Children’s Center (401) 454-0312 Cab Reimbursement Program 
  • Paid and unpaid leave of absence 
  • Professional leave
  • Banking facility and ATM Machine on premises 
  • Payroll deductions for U.S. Savings bonds 
  • Direct deposit to any bank 
  • House officer loan program
  • Free employee parking 
  • Courtesy shuttle service to the parking lots 

To Apply

To apply for a fellowship position, please send your completed application, personal statement, CV, current photo, USMLE transcripts, and three letters of reference, one of which must be from your Program Director, to:

Applicants must be ABR eligible or certified and have, or be eligible for, a Rhode Island medical license.

Academic year 2024-2025: Applications will be accepted beginning on August 1, 2022. Interviews (Virtual video interviews) will be conducted on or after November 7, 2022.

Contact Us

Crystal Tavares Debnam / Fellowship Program Coordinator

Body CT

Body CT Images

The body CT division is led by Dr. David J. Grand, an authority on body imaging and intervention.  The department performs over 110,000 CT exams per year using state-of-the-art equipment including multiple 64-detector row CT scanners using low dose protocols, as well as a dedicated, wide-bore interventional CT scanner. The fellowship includes extensive exposure to CT guided procedures including all biopsies and drainages.

Body MRI

Body MRI image

The abdominal MRI section is led by Dr. David J. Grand, who specializes in liver and small bowel MRI.  In addition to his expertise with body CT, Dr. Grand is also an accomplished researcher, national speaker and author of a textbook on abdominal/pelvic MRI.  Body MRI is read from 11 high-field magnets including three 3T units and dedicated ER MRI units.  Body imaging fellows learn the intricacies of protocoling, performing, and interpreting body MRIs, as well as the means to tailor exams toward clinical problem solving.

Body US

Body US Image

The ultrasound division is led Dr. Michael Beland, MD a nationally-recognized authority in body ultrasound, and Dr. John Cronan, the department chair and an internationally-recognized authority on diagnostic and interventional ultrasound. Six state-of-the-art ultrasound units allow for a high-volume diagnostic service, as well as a daily, vast array of ultrasound-guided procedures. There are typically several institutional and national multicenter research projects ongoing within our department addressing topics such as microbubble contrast, elastography, and volumetric imaging.

CT Colonography

Body imaging fellows receive extensive exposure to CT colonography led by  Dr. Brian Murphy. Exams are performed at three sites but interpreted centrally to maximize experience.  All fellows will easily meet accreditation criteria to allow independent interpretation of CT colonography upon completion of fellowship.

Fellowship Alumni


Mohit Bansal, MD
Shahpar Lohuddin, MD


Michael V. Longo, MD


Marsela Hyska-Campbell, DO


Nirav Makwana, MD
Richard E. Seguritan, MD


Abdullah Malkawi, MD


Abdullah Malkawi, MD


Sarah-Kim Shields, MD
Kathryn R. Wagner, MD


Farrah J. Wolf, MD


Michael Seidler, MD

Current Fellows


Temilola Akinola, M.D.
Temilola Akinola, MBBS, MPH
Samuel Pike, M.D.
Samuel Pike, MD