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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 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 to daytime general radiology call approximately 1 in every 6 weekends. 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, MD, FACR, FSBI
Director, Breast Imaging
Vice Chair, Education

Robert C. Ward, M.D.
Robert C. Ward, M.D.
Program Director
Associate Chief, Diagnostic Imaging, Women and Infants Hospital

Salary and Benefits

As of 2023: Salary & Benefits

Graduate Medical Education 
Residency and Fellowship Programs
Salary and Benefits ~ Summary 

Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital offer 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$82,826.504 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)
  • Lab coats and scrubs (per departmental policy)
  • Laundry (per departmental policy) 
  • On-Call rooms  and Float Call room
  • On-Campus day care center (Bright Horizon’s Children’s Center (401) 454-0312)
  • 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
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee activities and discount programs
  • Fitness and wellness center on site
  • Free notary public
  • Employee health services
  • Cab Reimbursement Program

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 can be accepted starting November 1 and interviews can start January 8.

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 both:

Crystal Tavares
Debnam Fellowship Coordinator

Fellowship Alumni (with first job after fellowship)


Robert Cooper, DO (Radiology Partners, Phoenix, Arizona)
Nicholas Pigg, DO (Radiology Partners, Phoenix, Arizona)


Abdel-Kareem Beidas, MD (Radiology Associates of Florida, Florida)
Carol Anne Luttrell, MD (Regional Radiology Group, Louisiana)


Franklin J. Danger, MD (Breast Center of Acadiana, Louisiana)
Shane S. Joseph, DO (Medical Center Radiology Group, Florida)


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


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

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


Dale Han, MD (Quantum Radiology, Georgia)


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


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

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

Current Fellows


Samantha A. Furlong, MD
Samantha A. Furlong, MD
Eduardo Matto, MD