Radiology

Abdominal/Body Imaging Fellowship Program

 

Why become a fellow at MCW

As a major academic medical center, and the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area, the Medical College of Wisconsin is a distinguished leader in the advanced training of physicians, researchers, pharmacists and health professionals. Together with its top-tier partner institutions, the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH) puts you at the forefront of advancement that’s improving the vitality of society.

Fellowship Overview

  • Four positions per year
  • Training in 1-week increments totaling 3 months for each modality:
    Body MR
    Body CT
    Sonography
    Musculoskeletal MR (traditional track) or 3 months consisting of any combination of: musculoskeletal MR, non-vascular interventional, outpatient general imaging, and PET CT (the alternative “flexible quarter”)
  • Four weeks paid vacation
  • Up to one week paid attendance at a nationally recognized meeting and two additional days at the RSNA in Chicago
  • Instructor appointment could be paid up to $110,000 per year. Dependent on permission to sign off cases independently
  • $3000 educational stipend
  • Graded shift to independent interpretations of CT and ultrasound examinations
  • MR examinations staffed with faculty throughout fellowship

Body MR

  • Includes all non-neuro examinations with the exception of breast and cardiac
  • Busy prostate MR service with up to 5 exams per day (A “team approach” to interpretation is routinely used during readout with most examinations reviewed by two or more faculty.)
  • 2 Gb e-book downloadable on iPad (iOS) includes the body MR curriculum as well as embedded written and video content, both original and from international experts

Body CT

  • Close relationship with General Electric, which is sited within 15 minutes of campus
  • Dedicated 3D lab for image post-processing
  • Research includes further optimization and utilization of dual-energy technology

Ultrasound

  • Abdominal, pelvic, small parts, and vascular ultrasound
  • Hepatic elastography
  • Ultrasound contrast agent utilization to begin shortly

Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology

  • Soft tissue biopsies performed using CT or ultrasound guidance - abdominal organ, intraperitoneal/retroperitoneal, and thyroid/nodal masses
  • Percutaneous and transrectal/transvaginal drainage procedures
  • Advanced Radiologic Procedure clinic streamlines consultation and is coordinated by radiology extenders
  • Emphasis on a comprehensive team approach with staff radiologists, trainees, physician extenders, radiology nurses/anesthesiologists, and technologists
  • Siemens Edge 64 channel interventional CT with rapid multi-planar fluoroscopic CT imaging capability

The non-vascular interventional radiology program includes comprehensive training ensuring that the fellow-instructor is involved with preprocedural, periprocedural, and postprocedural planning. Our graduating fellow-instructors are able to perform the full gamut of image-guided biopsy and drainage procedures. This marketable skillset can provide additional employment options in academic or private practice positions.

Musculoskeletal MR Imaging

  • Participation in both outpatient and hospital-based settings
  • Imaging for the Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks
  • Close relationship between the abdominal and musculoskeletal sections with many faculty members participating in both sub-specialties
  • Interdisciplinary sports medicine and orthopaedic oncology conferences optional
  • CT and ultrasound guided soft tissue/bone biopsies optional
  • 2 Gb e-book also includes the musculoskeletal curriculum with embedded written and video content

The inclusion of musculoskeletal MR is uniformly emphasized as one of the strengths of our fellowship and provides an additional skillset for those considering private practice or outpatient-based academic positions. The fellow-instructor can create a musculoskeletal "mini fellowship" by electing to interpret other imaging modalities, participate in procedures, and attend sub-specialty conferences.

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Application Documents

Abdominal Imaging Fellowship applications are now being accepted for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Our congratulations and a warm welcome to our 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 fellows!

  • Application (PDF)
  • CV
  • Copies of your USMLE Step 1 & Step 2, CSA, & Step 3
  • Your personal statement
  • 3 original letters of reference from radiologists with whom you have worked and/or trained
  • Dean's letter
  • ECFMG (if applicable)
  • Photo (optional)

Email or Mail:
Scott Erickson, MD, Program Director
c/o Meredith Zimmermann 
Department of Radiology
MCW & Froedtert Hospital
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave. 
Milwaukee, WI 53226
mezimmermann@mcw.edu

Social Happenings

Fantasy Football League
Fellow-instructors may choose to participate in the Patchy Opacity Fantasy Football league. This league consists of two 12-team divisions, one composed of staff/fellows and the other residents. Drafts are traditionally held at a local Buffalo Wild Wings. This unique arrangement provides for two games per week, one from each division.

Annual Golf Scramble & Family Picnic
The Annual Golf Scramble followed by a Family Picnic provides a “meet-and-greet” opportunity for new residents, fellows, faculty, and families.

NCAA Tournament
The NCAA pool (for fun only, of course) is a staple. This year’s winner: your fellowship director!

Explore Milwaukee
Learn more about Milwaukee living.


Former Fellows: An Insider’s Look

2019-2020

Ahmad Bakdalieh, MD
Residency: Tishreen Hospital, Ministry of Health Hospitals

Eric Fair, MD
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin

Syed "Ashter" Ashar Rizvi, MD
Residency: University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center

Adam Wadzinski, DO
Residency: Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center

2018-2019

Marcus W. Bickford, MD
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin

Tyler M. Flessner, MD
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin

Michael T. Babbitt, MD
Residency: University of Chicago

Pavan R. Parasu, MD
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital

2017-2018

Matt Abell, MD
Residency: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

Frederick G. Joachim, MD
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Bridget Larson, MD
Residency: Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

Aaron Massie, MD
Residency: Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners/Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI

2016 - 2017

Jeffrey D. Anderson, MD
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin
Post-fellowship: Milwaukee VA Medical Center (Zablocki), Milwaukee, WI

Humera Baig, MD
Residency: Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL
Post-fellowship: Advanced Midwest Radiology, Joliet, IL

David Keaton, MD
Residency: Providence Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program, Spokane, WA
Post-fellowship: Body Imaging at Inland Imaging, Spokane, WA

Chinar Lath, MD
Residency: 2/2001-1/2003, BYL Nair Hospital & TN Medical College, Mumbai, India; 2/2003-1/2005, Balabhai Nanavati Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai, India

 

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Meet Our Fellows | 2020-2021

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Ahmed Soliman-Abdalla, MD, MBBCh

Fellow

Residency: Hamad General Hospital

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Jon Jesse, MD

Fellow

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin

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Martin McKinney, MD

Fellow

Residency: University of Wisconsin

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Matthew Smetko, DO

Fellow

Residency: University of Illinois-Chicago

Contact Us

Meredith Zimmermann

Program Coordinator

(414) 955-1187

Department of Radiology
MCW & Froedtert Hospital
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226