Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center offers two positions for a one-year-long fellowship in Cardiac and Thoracic Imaging and Thoracic Interventions. Based at Parkland Health & Hospital System, and UT Southwestern's William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, the Thoracic Imaging Fellowship is comprehensive, covering all aspects of thoracic imaging and related imaging-guided procedures, as well as dedicated cardiac MRI and CT imaging. All modalities are performed on state-of-the-art equipment.

Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Leadership

Suhny Abbara, M.D.

Training/Responsibilities of Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellows

The fellows will be responsible for planning, monitoring, and interpreting diagnostic examinations in pulmonary, thoracic, and vascular imaging as well as cardiac MRI and CT under the supervision of subspecialty faculty. This includes management of urgent studies, imaging consults, and contrast reactions. Additional interventional procedures will include thoracic-based percutaneous biopsy and drainage procedures. Responsibilities also include assisting in resident education and training. Fellows will learn how to develop and manage a dedicated cardiothoracic imaging service.

The Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship year is divided into 13 four-week block rotations, including:

  • Cardiothoracic imaging/intervention
  • Cardiac imaging

Fellows are exposed to a wide range of patients and the disease/injury in both hospital and outpatient environments. This includes a full range of examinations primarily focused on the thoracic cavity.


Radiology resident teaching conferences are held twice daily throughout the year and include both didactic lectures and case-based presentations. Fellows are welcome to attend these conferences, as service duties allow. Fellows are also welcome to present conferences in this forum.

Radiology Grand Rounds are held monthly with prestigious visiting and local professors, offering the opportunity to meet and learn from leading national authorities on a wide variety of topics.

Informative multidisciplinary clinical conferences in combination with medicine, surgery, pathology, and the various clinical subspecialties are available, as well as a dedicated cardiothoracic imaging conference.


Intellectual vibrancy and technological innovation are core values of the Department of Radiology. Fellows are encouraged to participate in research and opportunities will be made available to those who are interested.

Call Duty for Thoracic Imaging Fellows

Cardiothoracic Imaging fellows currently do not have call duty. Internal moonlighting opportunities exist.