The objective of the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship Program is to provide a research-focused training experience in advanced cardiac imaging to equip trainees for a successful academic career. This program offers high-volume comprehensive training in variety of imaging modalities including echocardiography, cardiac MRI, nuclear cardiology/PET imaging and cardiac CT. In addition, we offer training in advanced techniques including transesophageal echocardiography to support percutaneous structural heart interventions, strain imaging, and 3D echocardiography. Trainees may also gain experience in MRI sequence development and/or small animal imaging in collaboration with the Vanderbilt University Institute for Imaging Science, which is located adjacent to the medical center.

The training program lasts 2 years and is approved by Vanderbilt’s Office of Graduate Medical Education. One year training experiences will be considered depending on the circumstances. Training will be tailored to the imaging modalities that best align with the fellow’s research interests. Trainees will also participate in teaching through a monthly Multimodality Imaging Conference.

Trainees are expected to develop skills in research methodology including hypothesis development, data acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and presentation. Multi-modality research projects are encouraged. Formal training in research is available through Vanderbilt’s Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation or Masters of Public Health programs. Trainees will meet requirements for the Responsible Conduct of Research as described by the NIH.

Funding is available for 1 trainee annually. To apply for our fellowship, you must have completed at least 2 years of clinical cardiology training and be eligible to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Applications are available: HERE and will be accepted through January 15th, 2019. For more information, contact Dr. Evan Brittain, Cardiovascular Imaging Program Director at evan.brittain@vumc.org.

Studies performed during the 2017-2018 academic year by modality:

Transthoracic Echocardiography: 27,855

Transesophageal Echocardiography/Cardioversions: 1,459

Structural TEE Cases (e.g. TAVR, Mitraclip): 200

Nuclear SPECT: 2,380

Cardiac MRI: 2,304

Director, Transesophageal Echocardiography Laboratory 2

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, Structural Heart and Valve Center

Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, General Cardiology and Echocardiography

Director, Echocardiography Laboratory

Assistant Professor of Medicine