Breast Imaging Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in our program!

Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art subspecialty training for our fellows in an environment which fosters team work and collaboration. We enjoy educating the next generation of radiologists, and our trainees to have ample opportunity for complete immersion into the practice of breast imaging and intervention. Each trainee is unique, both in residency experience and in needs for future employment.  We work with our fellows to make sure that their educational goals are met, whether they plan on joining an established large academic group or entering a small private practice as the only fellowship trained breast imager.

This one-year fellowship will provide comprehensive training in all aspects of breast imaging, including screening and diagnostic mammography with digital breast tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound, MRI (1.5T and 3T), and interventional breast procedures including stereotactic (prone and upright), ultrasound-guided, and MRI-guided breast biopsy, as well as ultrasound-guided breast cryoablation.

Educational time will be divided equally between Rhode Island Hospital and Women and Infants Hospital, the major teaching affiliates of Brown University’s Alpert Medical School. High volume imaging in state-of-the-art departments will ensure in-depth experience in all aspects of breast imaging. The Anne C. Pappas Breast Center of Rhode Island Hospital performs and interprets over 30,000 breast imaging examinations annually. Women and Infants Hospital, a dedicated women’s hospital on the same academic campus, performs over 19,000 breast imaging examinations annually.

Fellows will have the opportunity to actively participate in multi-disciplinary breast tumor boards, journal clubs and radiology-pathology conferences. Many opportunities also exist for research participation. Four weeks of elective time are provided, which can be used for experience in other areas of radiology, other clinical specialties (such as surgery or oncology), or research.  All fellows are granted an academic appointment at Brown University, which provides access to the university’s diverse resources.

The fellow will be assigned 8-10 weekends of basic general radiology work, 8-5pm Saturday and 8-3pm Sunday and holidays. The call is paid as a moonlighting shift. Therefore, the fellow can expect to make an additional $20,000-30,000 for the year, with additional moonlighting shifts also available if interested.

We encourage you to spend some time on our website to get to know our department, people and our city. We hope to see you for an interview!

Martha B. Mainiero, M.D.
Martha B. Mainiero, M.D.
Program Director
Robert C. Ward, M.D.
Robert C. Ward, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Salary and Benefits

As of October 2020:

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.

StipendVacation
PGY6$75,2804 weeks (and 5 wellness days)

Benefits

  • 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                                                  
  • 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 
  • Employee Health Services
  • House officer loan program
  • Free employee parking
  • Courtesy shuttle service to the parking lots

To Apply

The program participates in the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/ National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) match.  You must register with the Radiology Match, of which Breast Imaging is a part. 

Applications will be accepted beginning on October 15. Interview offers will be extended thereafter.

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:

Luci Trumbull
Fellowship Program Coordinator
ltrumbull@lifespan.org

Fellowship Alumni (with first job after fellowship)

2019-2020

Alexandra High, DO (St. Johns Radiology Associates, Florida)
Esther Engelman, MD

2018-2019

Linda R. DeMello, MD (Rhode Island Medical Imaging/Brown, Rhode
Island)

Tisha M. Singer, MD (Newport Hospital, Rhode Island)

2017-2018

Dale Han, MD (Quantum Radiology, Georgia)

2016-2017

Elizabeth H. Dibble, MD (Rhode Island Medical Imaging/Brown, Rhode
Island)
Nneka T. Jimoh, MD (Rhode Island Medical Imaging/Brown, Rhode
Island)

2015-2016

A. Stanley Maynard, MD (Greensboro Radiology, North Carolina)

Robert C. Ward, MD (Rhode Island Medical Imaging/Brown, Rhode
Island)

Current Fellows

2020-2021

Franklin J. Danger, MD
Franklin J. Danger, MD
Shane S. Joseph, DO
Shane S. Joseph, DO