Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging

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Chetan Shenoy, MBBS

Director, Advanced Cardiovascular
Imaging Fellowship Program

The mission of our program is to provide academically and clinically rigorous training for physicians in advanced cardiovascular imaging. We provide physicians with the clinical knowledge, procedural skills, clinical judgment, professionalism, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed as an imaging specialist in cardiovascular diseases. Training in the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship Program will be aligned with the recommendations of the American College of Cardiology 2015 Core Cardiovascular Training Statement (COCATS 4).


Our system-wide imaging facilities at University of Minnesota Health occupy 22,000 square feet and offer access to state-of-the-art MR, CT and PET scanners. The Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellow will train at the Cardiovascular MRI (CMR) and Cardiovascular CT (CCT) Programs at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. These programs are collaborative efforts between the Department of Radiology and the Cardiovascular Division of the Department of Medicine with leadership and administration by the Cardiovascular Division. The CMR Program includes a state-of-the-art Siemens 1.5T Aera MRI scanner dedicated solely to cardiovascular imaging and the CCT Program includes a dual source Flash CT scanner.

Clinical Training

The Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellow will be responsible for supervising, reviewing, interpreting, and reporting all CMR and CCT studies on a daily basis under the close supervision of faculty members. We have among the highest volume CMR and CCT programs in the United States, with studies spanning the entire spectrum of clinical indications. Fellows in this program will interpret over 1000 studies each in CMR and CCT by the end of their training.

Research Training

Mentored research training opportunities are available. The CMR and CCT Programs participate in National Institutes of Health-funded and industry-sponsored studies. The Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellow is expected to participate in research and scholarly activity during their training. Travel to conferences and meetings for presenting research will be supported.


There is typically one funded Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship position. The typical Fellowship training is for one year. To be eligible, applicants must have successfully completed three years of training in an ACGME-accredited Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship. The start date for the fellowship is July 1 each year.

Additional clinical and/or research fellowship positions may also be available to eligible candidates with funding from their own hospital or university, research grants, government or other sources.

Application Process

Applications for the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship position starting July 1 are typically accepted until January 31. Selected candidates are invited for interviews.

Our program requires all of the following support documents:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement describing your research interests and experience, and your career goals.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official medical school transcripts
  • USMLE board scores
  • A valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada). Graduates who are not United States citizens or permanent residents must obtain a J-1 Visa from the Education Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Please email your materials to the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship Coordinator at

For questions regarding the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship, please contact the Program Director at or the Coordinator at