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.

Imaging

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.

Adib R. Karam, MD

Adib R. Karam, MD, Program Director

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: ltrumbull@lifespan.org

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

Academic year 2022-2023: Applications will be accepted beginning on August 1, 2020.

Academic year 2022-2023: Interviews (Virtual video zoom interviews) will be conducted after November 1, 2020.

Contact Us

Luci Trumbull
Fellowship Program Coordinator
ltrumbull@lifespan.org

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

2021-2022

Andrew Mark, MD
Mohit Bansal, MD
Shahpar Lohuddin, MD

2020-2021

Michael V. Longo, MD

2019-2020

Marsela Hyska-Campbell, DO

2018-2019

Nirav Makwana, MD
Richard E. Seguritan, MD

2017-2018

Abdullah Malkawi, MD

2017-2018

Abdullah Malkawi, MD

2016-2017       

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

2015-2016

Farrah J. Wolf, MD

2014-2015

Michael Seidler, MD

Current Fellows

2020-2021

Michael V. Longo, MD
Michael V. Longo, MD