Cardiothoracic Fellowship

The cardiothoracic imaging fellowship at University of Western Ontario is a one year post graduate training program with combined comprehensive chest and cardiac imaging training. 

The fellowship will hone the trainee’s skills to achieve the level of an expert independent cardiothoracic radiologist.

Our program relies on a wide and varied thoracic and cardiac case load and extensive thoracic interventional procedures.

Fellows will rotate citywide at three campuses – London Health Sciences Centre (University Hospital and Victoria Hospital) and St. Joseph’s Health Care. Since London is the tertiary referral center for the Southern Ontario region, site of all thoracic surgery services and all subspecialist Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Respirology services, fellows will be heavily exposed to the most complex cases, including complex adult congenital cardiac disease and chest diseases including interstitial lung diseases, cancer cases and complex thoracic interventional procedures.

As part of the fellow training, the fellow will actively participate in different multidisciplinary rounds working as a team with surgeons, oncologists, respirologists, cardiologists and pathologists to reach the best decisions for patient care. These rounds include weekly thoracic tumor board, Respirology rounds, cardiology and TAVI rounds and monthly interstitial lung disease rounds.

Fellows will have the opportunity to attend thoracic surgery and Respirology clinics to increase their clinical exposure and achieve better understanding of the clinical aspects of different thoracic diseases.

The fellow will get one day a week protected academic time to work on research projects.  We expect at least two published projects throughout the fellowship year.

The fellow will participate, organize and lead thoracic and cardiac teaching rounds for radiology residents. The fellow is also expected to collaborate in multidisciplinary teaching rounds for thoracic and Respirology residents.