Thoracic Imaging Fellowship

One year-long fellowship is offered in Thoracic Imaging. Based at Parkland Memorial Hospital, the Thoracic Imaging Fellowship is comprehensive, covering all aspects of thoracic imaging and related imaging-guided proceduresAll modalities are state-of-the-art.

Thoracic Imaging Fellowship Leadership

Suhny Abbara, M.D.

Training/Responsibilities of Thoracic Imaging Fellows

The fellow is responsible for planning, monitoring, and interpreting diagnostic examinations. Additional interventional procedures will include thoracic-based percutaneous biopsy and drainage procedures. Responsibilities also include assisting in resident education and training.

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

  • Thoracic imaging/intervention (radiographs and CTs) – 11 block rotations
  • Choice of two electives – two block rotations

Fellows are exposed to a wide range of patients and the disease/injury of all organ systems 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.


Intellectual vibrancy and technological innovation are core values of the Department of Radiology.

Call Duty for Thoracic Imaging Fellows

Thoracic Imaging fellows do not have call duty.