Job Description: Emory University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences is offering a full-time one year Abdominal Imaging Fellowship that involves a combination of supervised, progressively more complex and independent patient evaluation and management and formal educational activities. The fellowship position entails provision of care commensurate with the housestaff physician’s level of advancement and competence, under the general supervision of appropriately privileged attending teaching staff.
As part of their daily performance Abdominal Imaging Fellows are responsible for:
1) Interpretation of CT, MRI, ultrasound, fluoroscopic and plain film examinations of the abdomen and pelvis. This includes all varieties of scans and indications, including but not limited to:
A. General exams for acute and chronic pain, tumor evaluation, chronic disease.
B. Subspecialty urologic exams for hematuria, stone disease, renal, ureteral, bladder and urethral neoplasms
C. Subspecialty gastrointestinal exams for bowel inflammation, neoplasm, perforation and ischemia
D. Subspecialty exams of the liver, pancreas, adrenals, spleen, biliary tree, gallbladder, lymph nodes, peritoneal and retroperitoneal spaces, musculoskeletal structures, and diaphragm.
2) Performance of interventional abdominal (and some extra-abdominal) procedures, including but not limited to:
A. Abscess drainage, tumor biopsy, cholecystostomy tube placement, paracentesis, thoracentesis
B. Thyroid biopsy
C. Bone marrow biopsy
D. Lung biopsy
E. Chest tube placement
3) Preparation and participation in multidisciplinary tumor boards, including
B. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
E. General Oncology
4) "On Call” is shared evenly among the fellows. This includes nightly ‘beeper’ call from home, and weekend call. Weekend call includes in hospital (8 am - 5 pm) interpretation of overnight cases for Grady Health interpreted with preliminary readings by the overnight residents, abdominal cases performed during the day, and all abdominal covered procedures at Grady, EUH, and Emory Midtown. Beeper coverage from home is covered from 5 pm - 8 am the next morning.
Coverage responsibilities and hours of duty may vary slight when assigned to various facilities, which include:
Emory University Hospital (EUH)
Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM)
Emory St Joseph’s Hospital (ESJH)
Grady Memorial Hospital (GMH)
All interpreted cases are reviewed with an attending radiologist prior to finalization. All interventional procedures done during the day are supervised by either an attending radiologist or an advanced practice provider (APP) with attending oversight. All procedures done on call are supervised by an attending radiologist.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have completed or be scheduled to complete a US or Canadian accredited diagnostic radiology residency prior to July 1 of the fellowship year. Qualified applicants must hold an MD degree or equivalent and meet requirements for medical licensure in the state of Georgia.