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Radiology Fellowships

MR Predominant Body Imaging Fellowship

The MR Predominant Body Imaging Fellowship at Loyola University Chicago, involves training in the full range of Imaging of the Chest, Abdomen, and Pelvis.

The MR experience includes Abdominal, Pelvic, Chest and Vascular examinations including applications like diffusion weighted imaging, prostate MR, transplant work up, active oncology practice, MR enterography, dynamic pelvic floor imaging and female pelvic MR. CT examinations includes full-range of  Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis CT, including applications like CT colonography, screening lung CT’s, CT Angiograms for active Vascular Surgery Program and Oncologic imaging. Ultrasound includes abdominal and pelvic, thyroid, testes, obstetrics, thyroid/renal biopsies and vascular/transplant applications.

Fellows rotate through MR, CT and Ultrasound during the course of the year, with the main focus of the fellowship on MR imaging. Fellows also have dedicated Elective Rotations, which are tailored to the individual needs of the fellow, including, but not limited to, Musculoskeletal, Breast, IR, PET/CT and Cardiac Imaging, depending upon the availability. Fellows routinely participate in Multidisciplinary conferences and other Departmental teaching activities. Opportunities for fellows’ involvement in Research and Scholarly activities are available, depending upon the interest of the fellow.

Fellows do not have any after-hours or weekend call responsibilities.

Positions for July 2016 and July 2017 have been filled.  This fellowship program does not participate in the match.

Candidates should be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Radiology, hold or be eligible for a permanent medical license in the State of Illinois, and must have evidence of current/valid work authorization.   Loyola University Health System is unable to sponsor H1-B visas.  For information on obtaining a permanent Illinois license, please visit:   Please note that IDFPR requires at least two years of postgraduate residency training completed in an approved training facility in the U.S. or Canda for permanent licensure application.  

Candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and CV to:

Faaiza Mahmoud, M.D.
Assistant Professor and MR Predominate Body Imaging Fellowship Director
C/O Linda Schomer
Department of Radiology
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S. First Avenue
Maywood, Illinois 60153
Ph: (708) 216 1084

Neuroradiology Fellowship

There is one ACGME-approved Neuroradiology Fellowship in Neuroradiology. The fellow is involved in the full gamut of neuroradiology procedures, including specialty imaging, spine procedures and biopsies, and diagnostic angiography. There are generally two residents on the service who work with the faculty and fellow to interpret all neuro-diagnostic studies as well as gain proficiency in basic techniques including biopsy, lumbar puncture and myelography. The service is also a popular one for medical students both from Loyola and other institutions. Neurology residents rotate through on their elective months.

Interventional Radiology Fellowship

The Vascular Interventional (VIR) Fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center is a one-year ACGME-approved fellowship position which provides experience in all aspects of both adult and pediatric angiography and interventional procedures.  Education of fellow is performed through a combination of clinical experience in the angiography suites, didactic teaching during film interpretation, attendance of multidisciplinary conferences, and lectures provided by the attending staff.  The primary goal of the VIR Fellowship Program is to train and produce outstanding interventional radiologists who are committed to lifelong learning and to providing the best possible care.

The fellow is involved in all areas of Interventional Radiology, including vascular diagnosis, vascular intervention and non-vascular intervention.  Areas of emphasis include regional tumor therapy for hepatic and renal malignancies, minimally invasive treatment of uterine fibroid disease, vertebral augmentation for the treatment of painful compression fractures and endovascular treatment of atherosclerotic and congenital vascular diseases.

The IR section participates in the departmental ACGME accredited residency training program.  In general two residents are on the service per month.  The service is also a popular one for medical students both from Loyola and other institutions.  Weekly didactic conferences are led by the Interventional Radiology faculty for resident and medical student education.  In addition, education of medical and surgical house staff and students is provided during participation in regular multidisciplinary conferences including the Med/Surg, GI/Oncology and Hepatology conferences.

Advanced Imaging Research Fellowship

A fellowship experience in advanced imaging topics is offered on an occasional basis. Research topics can be modified according to the interests and skills of the fellow. Candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV to Scott Mirowitz, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiology, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, Illinois 60153, e-mail:



For more information about our Education Programs, please contact:

Radiology Residency or Body Imaging Fellowship - Linda Schomer at (708) 216-1084;

Nuclear Medicine Residency or Medical Student Elective - Vicki Baertschi at (708) 216-3779;

Neuroradiology or Interventional Radiology Fellowship - Bernadette Brogan at (708) 216-3926;

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