Cardiac Imaging Fellowship

The advanced fellowship program in cardiac imaging at Boston Children’s Hospital has a 3 decade history of preparing pediatric cardiologists for an academic career in imaging congenital and pediatric heart disease. The program accepts 2-3 fellows each year into a clinical track or a research track. The 1-year clinical track aims to train fellows in echocardiography (transthoracic, transesophageal, intraoperative, and fetal) and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), and computed tomography (CT). This track is ideal for those interested in a career in congenital/pediatric cardiac imaging, including teaching and research. The time allocation is approximately 80% clinical and 20% research activities. The clinical time is divided roughly equally between modalities with some flexibility depending on individual interest and programmatic needs. Fellows engage in imaging-related clinical research and mentored teaching activities throughout the year.The 2-year research track aims to prepare fellows for a career that focuses on imaging-related clinical research while engaging in advance clinical imaging. During the fellowship, 60 % of the time is dedicated to research and 40% to clinical training.

The cardiac imaging fellows actively participate in daily didactic and clinical conferences, including an echo didactic conference (Monday), the Heart Center’s weekly surgical conference (Tuesday), echo case presentation (Wednesday), CMR/CT conference (Thursday), and the fellowship core curriculum lecture series (Friday). In addition, cardiac imaging fellows have key roles in the Cardiac Imaging Division’s M&M and research conferences. To apply to the cardiac imaging senior fellowship program, please download application here.

Timeline for application and selection:

  1. Deadline for completed application: July 1st
  2. Interviews: August 1st – September 30th
  3. Final selection: October 31st

Contact information:

Caroline Hudson
Boston Children’s Hospital, Department of Cardiology
300 Longwood Avenue, BCH 3215
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 355-7366; fax: (617) 739-6282
Caroline.Hudson@cardio.chboston.org