Department of RadiologyBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center330 Brookline Ave., TCC-4Boston, MA 02215Abdominal Imaging Body MRI Breast Imaging Cardiothoracic Imaging Musculoskeletal Imaging NeuroradiologyDepartment ofRadiology:CardiothoracicImagingFellowshipProgram

Program OverviewOur department prides itself on being supportive of its fellows and places strong emphasis on the qualityof teaching on a person-to-person basis. Please see our y didactic morning conferences are held for the residents. The fellows are welcomed to attend theseconferences as their schedule permits. Department faculty, residents and fellows provide most didacticlectures, with frequent lectures from outside HMS faculty, past residents, as well as guest lecturers fromaround the world. Visiting professors from other major teaching centers in the United States and abroadspend varying periods of time in the Department. Some have taken sabbatical leave at the Beth IsraelDeaconess Medical Center.Medical CenterRadiology also has a close working relationship with a number of clinical services outside ourdepartment, which allows Radiology to participate in a number of management conferences, includingMedical Management, Melanoma Management and Urology Management, as well as Chest, Pancreaticobiliary, and Liver conferences; Medical Grand Rounds, Surgical Grand Rounds, and others.BostonThere are many great medical conferences sponsored not only by Harvard-affiliated programs, but alsoby a number of other medical centers. The monthly New England Roentgen Ray Society meeting is oneof the more popular Radiology meetings that also includes a special program for residents and fellows.Seminars and lectures in radiology are also held at adjacent Harvard-affiliated hospitals which includethe Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.Current Radiology Fellowships*: Abdominal ImagingBody MRIBreast ImagingCardiothoracic l Radiology:Due to the creation of theintegrated and independentIR residency programs, thevascular and interventionalradiology fellowshipprogram is no longeraccepting applications formatriculation.For more ted-pathway-residency2

Cardiothoracic ImagingNon Match ProgramsTimelineImportant Dates*Interview Embargo DatesInterviews may beginDecember 1Interviews completedMarch 31Acceptance Embargo DateNo fellowship may offerDecember 1acceptances before this date*Exception: Internal candidates, international candidates, military candidates, and spousesare excluded from the embargo date timelineOverviewThis one-year fellowship provides involvement in clinical, educational and research thoracic imagingactivities and provides excellent preparation for a career in academic radiology or private practice.The division of Cardiothoracic Imaging at BIDMC and Harvard Medical School has been at the forefront ofrecent advances in thoracic imaging from both clinical and research perspectives and provides a strongacademic environment for fellowship training. Our fellows are involved in all aspects of clinical thoracicimaging under the supervision of the program director and the thoracic imaging faculty. Additionally, ourfellows receive mentoring, academic time, and support for teaching and research activities. Our fellowsare exposed to the full spectrum of cardiothoracic disorders and a variety of diagnostic imaging methods,including CT angiography, high-resolution chest CT, functional imaging, and state-of-the-art 3-dreconstruction techniques and post-processing methods. Dedicated time (2 months, plus an additional3rd month on an elective basis) is also provided for fellows to spend in the Cardiovascular ImagingSection, providing training and clinical experience in state-of-the art imaging of the heart and vascularsystem using CT and MRI.Departmental resources include: 7 CT scanners (including 64-slice and 320-slice multidetector CTscanners and a CT-fluoroscopy unit), 3 DR units, 8 MR scanners (including 1.5-T and 3.0-T clinical andresearch units), an integrated PET-CT scanner, a fully implemented PACS system, two 3-D imaging labs,and two state-of-the-art, ergonomically-designed chest reading rooms.The thoracic imaging section iscomprised of 6 faculty members with adiversity of interests spanning all facetsof cardiothoracic imaging. Our facultymembers include experienced cliniciansand researchers, award-winning educators,and editors of general radiology andsubspecialty journals.Section Overview and Clinical Activities:Under the direction of Dr. AlexanderA. Bankier, Section Chief, members ofthe division contribute collaborativelyto its clinical, teaching, and researchmissions. Leadership within the section isshared and includes the following roles:3

Dr. Alex Bankier, Director of Respiratory Functional Imaging and former President of the FleischnerSociety, leads the research activities of the section; Dr. Paul Spirn is the QA officer of the section; Dr.Ron Eisenberg oversees resident education and also serves as the liason for resident QA projects; Dr.Diana Litmanovich is Director of the Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Program and Director of CardiacCT, a multidisciplinary program in collaboration with cardiology. In 2017, Dr. Pritesh Mehta joinedthe section following completion of his fellowship training at BIDMC. The most recent member of thesection, Dr. Ritu Gill brings her expertise in thoracic oncology research. The section interprets more than80,000 exams per year and is recognized for providing timely and expert interpretation of cardiothoracicimaging studies with a service-oriented approach to referring clinicians, as evidenced by its participationin a variety of multidisciplinary conferences. Several of our faculty members also interpret studies forour community sites and/or for other sections. Led by Dr. Bankier, BIDMC is a pioneer in CT lung cancerscreening and was one of the study sites of the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST), a multicentertrial that was the breakthrough for CT lung cancer screening.Teaching:The section takes pride in its educational activities, which span from local to international. The sectionholds a variety of teaching conferences for residents and fellows. Several faculty members are recipientsof awards for teaching and mentoring. Most recently, Dr. Paul Spirn is consistently recognized by thedepartment’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Faculty members also have several educational leadershiproles. Dr. Alex Bankier is Director of the Resident Scholar’s Track Program and Dr. Ron Eisenberg is CoDirector of the Resident Mentoring Program. Nationally, Dr. Diana Litmanovich is the Director of theThoracic Case-based Refresher Course at RSNA. In recent years, the section has also been increasing itsinternational educational mission through visiting international fellowships and professorships. Sectionmembers have also lectured at Harvard CME courses and meetings of the ARRS, RSNA, STR, NASCI andECR, among others. Section members have also served as lead authors or editors for several recentlypublished textbooks, including, Clinical Imaging: An Atlas of Differential Diagnosis, 5th Ed (Eisenberg),Imaging of Diseases of the Chest, 5th Ed (Bankier), Medical Imaging: What You Need to Know (Eisenberg).The section has also been recognized for its mentoring of residents and fellows in educational andresearch projects. Drs. Ron Eisenberg and Alex Bankier have mentored numerous residents and fellows inauthoring publications in the popular “Pattern of the Month” series in the Resident’s Section of AJR. Ourfellows have also successfully presented educational and research projects at local, regional, and nationalmeetings and first-authored numerous original research,review papers and book chapters.Research:The section has a very active research division that is directed by Dr. Bankier, who runs a successfulweekly research meeting that includes both didactic sessions and work-in-progress presentations. Thesection is a recognized leader in several areas of investigation, including: airway imaging, emphysema,functional imaging, radiation dose reduction, imaging of pregnant patients, and outcome/utilizationstudies. Section members have published numerous articles in highly regarded peer-reviewed journalsin the past year and have presented abstracts at the RSNA, ARRS, ECR, and STR meetings. Several facultymembers also play important editorial roles for several radiology journals, including Dr. Bankier asDeputy Editor of Radiology, Dr. Litmanovich as Deputy Editor of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging, and Dr.Eisenberg as Special Consulting Editor for AJR.4

ApplyingApplications are being accepted for the academic year 2020-2021 as of April 10, 2018. Please send (3)letters of recommendation (with one letter being from your residency director), CV, personal statement,and application form to:Samantha SarblahProgram Coordinator,Residency & Fellowship ProgramsDepartment of RadiologyBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center330 Brookline Avenue, Sherman 231Boston, MA 02215T: 617-667-3524 F: [email protected] note:All applicants (both US and foreign graduates)must have taken and passed: USMLE Step 1 Step 2 CK Step 2 CSin order to be considered for an interview.Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) are requiredto have obtained ECFMG certification in orderto be considered for an interview.5

CARDIOTHORACIC IMAGING FACULTYAlexander A. Bankier, MD PhDDiana E. Litmanovich, MDDirector, Cardiothoracic Imaging SectionDirector, Respiratory Functional Imaging, BIDMCProfessor of Radiology, Harvard Medical SchoolStaff Radiologist, Cardiothoracic ImagingDirector, Cardiac ImagingDirector, Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship, BIDMCAssociate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical SchoolFellowshipsCentre Hospitalier Universitaire Lille, FrankreichHopital Calmette Service de Radiologie, Lille,France 1994Fellowship:Thoracic Imaging, BIDMC, Boston 2007Residency:Diagnostic RadiologyRambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel 2005MRI Research, BIDMC 2001ResidencyRadiology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria1997Internship:Internal Medicine and Surgery,Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel 1999InternshipInternal MedicineEvangelisches KH; KH Rudolfstiftung, Vienna1991Medical School:Technion Medical School, Haifa, Israel 1999Academic AccomplishmentsDirector, HMS Longitudinal PCE RadiologyCourse at BIDMC, Boston, MAMedical SchoolMD - University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria 1990PhD - Transplanation MedicineUniversity of Brussels, Belgium 2011Contact: [email protected] AccomplishmentsDeputy Editor, RADIOLOGY 2007RSNA Honored Educator 2013, 2014, 2015Contact: [email protected]

CARDIOTHORACIC IMAGING FACULTYRitu Gill, MD, MPHRonald Eisenberg, MD, JDStaff Radiologist, Cardiothoracic Imaging& Musculoskeletal Imaging Sections, BIDMCProfessor of Radiology, Harvard Medical SchoolStaff Radiologist, Cardiothoracic Imaging , BIDMCDirector, Medical Student Education Program in RadiologygAssistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical SchoolFellowship:Magnetic Resonance Imaging,University of California School of Medicine,San Diego, CA 1987Fellowships:Cardiothoracic Radiology,Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 2005Residency:Diagnostic Radiology,University of California, San Francisco, CA 1975Oncoradiology,Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 2004Diagnostic Radiology, Massachusetts GeneralHospital, Boston, MA 1971Residency:RadiodiagnosisBarnard Institute of Radiology and Oncology,Madras Medical College, Chennai, India 2001Internship:Mount Zion Medical Center, San Francisco, CA1970Internship:Medicine and Surgery, Government MedicalCollege and Hospital, Amritsar, India 1995Medical SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,Philadelphia, PA 1969Medical School:MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor ofSurgery), Government Medical College, Amritsar,India 1996Academic Accomplishments:JD in Law, William Howard Taft University Schoolof Law, Santa Ana, CA 1996The author of 19 books in radiology, Dr.Eisenberg has specialized in interpreting largevolumes of conventional radiographs.As a non-practicing attorney and member ofthe California Bar, he has authored a book onradiology and the law. He has completed adoctoral degree in Jewish Studies and is theauthor of 6 published books in that field.Additional Postgraduate Training:MPH in Clinical Effectiveness, Harvard School ofPublic Health, Boston, MA 2012Clinical Interests: Building prognostic models to stratify survivalin Chest malignancies 3D and 4D imaging 3D modeling and printingContact: [email protected]: [email protected]

CARDIOTHORACIC IMAGING FACULTYPaul Spirn, MDPritesh Mehta, MDStaff Radiologist, Cardiothoracic Imaging Section, BIDMCAssistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical SchoolStaff Radiologist, Cardiothoracic Imagingand Neuroradiology SectionsAssociate Director, Radiology Residency ProgramInstructor in Radiology, Harvard Medical SchoolResidency:Diagnostic Radiology, Massachusetts GeneralHospital, Boston, MA 1980Fellowship:Neuroradiology, BIDMC, Boston, MA 2017Internship:Internal Medicine, University of PennsylvaniaHealth Systems, Philadelphia, PA 1977Residency:Diagnostic Radiology ( Minifellow in MSKRadiology), BIDMC, Boston, MA 2016Medical School:University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,Philadelphia, PA 1976Internship:Internal Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital,Boston, MA 2012Academic AccomplishmentsDirector, Quality Assurance for Thoracic Imaging,Department of Radiology, BIDMC 2008-Medical School:Case Western Reserve UniversitySchool of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 2011Contact: [email protected]: [email protected]

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