Cardiothoracic Fellowship

The overall mission of this one-year fellowship program is to provide specialty training to radiologists in the field of cardiothoracic radiology.

Roughly half of the fellowship time is spent studying cardiac imaging with different modalities, including computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with the rest of the time focused on lung imaging, including chest x-rays, Chest CT and high-resolution CT imaging. The curriculum may be tailored to allow emphasis in areas of interest.

Please send all documents (application, CV, personal statement, transcripts, USMLE board scores, three recommendation letters) to:

Jaime Branch
Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program
Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Ave. South
Medical Center North
Suite CCC-1121
Nashville, TN 37232-2675
Email: jaime.branch@vumc.org
Phone:(615) 343-8516
Fax: (615) 343-6531

The Office of Graduate Medical Education keeps a current posting of house officers’ salaries and benefits. Their webpage also has other resources for house officers.

Fellows are required to attend many clinical and research conferences throughout the year. Conferences vary by the rotation, but several overlap with multiple rotations. Major conferences requiring attendance include:

  1. Weekly cardiac catheterization/nuclear medicine /CCTA correlation conference (every Wednesday at 7a.m.) [CTA, CMR, Nuclear Cardiology]
  2. Weekly Thoracic Tumor Board [Pulmonary Radiology] (every Tuesday at noon)
  3. Twice-Monthly Pulmonary Didactic Noon Lecture [Pulmonary Radiology]
  4. Monthly Chronic Interstitial Lung Disease conference (last Thursday 3 p.m.) [HRCT]

Night and weekend call in the cardiothoracic section to be determined.

Opportunities for clinical or basic science research are available to fellows through the Department of Radiological Sciences. Participation in basic research can be accomplished in collaboration with faculty from the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Sciences.


Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program Director & Faculty