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Body MRI Fellowship

MRI being performed

Director: Ihab Kamel, M.D., Ph.D.

Over 7,000 body MRI examinations are interpreted each year. Examinations are performed on 13 in house clinical scanners, including 7 state-of-the-art Siemens 1.5T and 3T scanners, one interventional scanner and one intraoperative scanner. A new 1.5T scanner was recently installed at the Viragh Tower, an oncology center that opened in May 2018.  In addition, body MRI examination from 5 offsite 1.5T and 3T magnets are interpreted.  Extensive clinical and research experience is offered in all aspects of body MRI.

Clinical Fellowships

Body MRI Clinical Fellowship

The dedicated Body MRI fellowship is an intensive 12-month clinical fellowship in Body MRI including hepatobiliary, cardiac, vascular, chest, abdomen, pelvis, prostate and musculoskeletal MRI studies. In the course of the fellowship, the fellow will learn how to prescribe MRI protocols and will gain experience with new MRI techniques under the direct supervision of the program director and the MRI faculty. The body MRI fellows will achieve in depth understanding of the basic principles of MRI and protocol development and optimization, with a one month hands-on rotation with expert MR technologists. Two dedicated MRI fellows are accepted each year.

The body MR fellows actively participate in the diagnosis and management of complex disease processes through extensive discussion in the reading room as well as presentations in multi-disciplinary conferences.  Weekly didactic lectures and monthly interesting case conferences are also available. Teaching opportunities include formal resident teaching assignments in conferences, teaching at the workstation as well as supervision of residents rotating on body MRI. There are ample opportunities to participate in translational MRI research projects, including cardiac imaging, oncologic imaging, radio-genomics and machine learning.

In addition to a competitive annual salary, fellows have access to moonlighting opportunities and are given an education fund. 

Candidates must be Board-Certified or Board-Qualified in Diagnostic Radiology and must be eligible to obtain a State of Maryland medical license. Along with your completed application, please include your CV, a personal statement and 3 letters of recommendation. 

Please submit your application and correspondence by mail, fax or email to:

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Radiology

Attn: Sadye Alvarez, Senior administrative coordinator
600 N. Wolfe St.
MRI Room 143
Baltimore, MD 21287

Fax: 410-955-9799
Phone: 410-955-4567
Email: salvare6@jhmi.edu

Applications for July 1, 2020—Applications for July 1, 2021—June 30, 2022 are due on June 17, 2019. Interviews are generally scheduled for July.

Application form: MR clinical fellowship application.

Body MR Research

The research fellowship in body/ cardiovascular MRI is arranged in conjunction with individual faculty members.  Topics include cardiac/vascular MRI, abdominal imaging, pelvic imaging, breast imaging and oncologic imaging.  Faculty includes Drs. Kamel, Macura, Zimmerman, Chu and Zaheer.

Candidates should contact individual faculty members in order to determine potential areas of advanced study. Applicants have generally completed their M.D. or Ph.D. and/or residency training. Along with your completed application, please include your CV, a personal statement and three letters of recommendation.

Please submit your application and correspondence by mail, fax or email to:

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Radiology

Attn: Sadye Alvarez, Senior administrative coordinator
600 N. Wolfe St.
MRI Room 143
Baltimore, MD 21287

Fax: 410-955-9799
Phone: 410-955-4567
Email: salvare6@jhmi.edu

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as funding from funding agencies is available. Candidates may also obtain their own funding, through government or foundation sources. Interviews are scheduled as needed over the course of the year.

Application form: MR research fellowship application.

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