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Graduate medical education in radiology at Mayo Clinic

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The one-year Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, provides an exceptional clinical and academic experience to prepare you for subspecialty private or academic practice in cardiothoracic radiology.

Through exposure to a diverse high-volume practice, personalized supervision and mentorship by experts in the divisions of Cardiovascular Radiology and Thoracic Radiology, and access to state-of-the-art imaging equipment, you become highly proficient in all facets of cardiothoracic radiology. Both divisions actively participate in several multidisciplinary conferences with subspecialty clinical and pathology colleagues, further contributing to a rich learning experience.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Training in chest radiography, computed tomography (CT), fluoroscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Training in cardiac and vascular CT and MRI, including coronary CT angiography and structural heart disease
  • Experience in image-guided thoracic interventions including CT-guided biopsies, pleural drainage procedures, and CT-guided ablations can be arranged
  • Flexibility to tailor the program to meet your unique needs and interests

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Your training experience

As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

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Meet our fellows

Christopher Francois, M.D.

Director's welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship. Our fellowship program is designed to provide a rich and comprehensive learning experience, preparing graduates for successful and gratifying careers in cardiothoracic radiology.

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Program history

This combined Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship began in 2017 at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Our existing thoracic imaging fellowship, which started in 1995, and cardiac imaging fellowship, which began in 2002, merged to create the fellowship. We anticipate that two trainees will complete this program annually.

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