Nuclear Radiology Fellowship

Program Director: Phillip Kuo, MD, PhD
Program Coordinator: Nilu Dorschner
Program Duration: 12 months
Accredited: Yes
Number of Positions: 2
Program Overview: 

This ACGME-accredited program offers one year of graduate medical education in nuclear radiology. Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow will receive training in all aspects of nuclear radiology.

The clinical faculty is board-certified in both radiology and nuclear medicine. Likewise, nuclear radiology training is designed to integrate principles of radiology and nuclear medicine. The faculty are dedicated to education and are invited course instructors for national meetings. Additionally, the program director is on the faculty of the American College of Radiology’s PET/CT course.

The fellow will have one academic day per week to pursue educational and research goals.

Clinical Training Offered:
• PET/CT
       o Oncology
       o Neurology (FDG and amyloid)
       o Cardiac (viability)
• General nuclear medicine
• Nuclear cardiology
• Therapies
       o Radium-223 for prostate cancer
       o Y-90 radioembolization
       o Thyroid

Special Strengths:
• Extensive interactions with Arizona Cancer Center
• Research in oncology and neurology
• Time of Flight PET/CT
• Combined PET/CT with full diagnostic CT
• SPECT/CT

Application Process: 

To be eligible for acceptance, applicants must possess an MD or DO degree and have satisfactorily completed a diagnostic radiology residency training program accredited by the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). For applicants that originate from a non-ACGME-accredited residency, please note the following requirements and items that will need to accompany your application as outlined by the ACGME under Section III

Download Application

Candidates should send the following documents to Nilu Dorschner at ndorschner@radiology.arizona.edu:
• Curriculum Vitae
• Personal Statement
• University of Arizona, Department of Medical Imaging, Fellowship Application
• Medical School Transcripts or Dean’s Letter
• 3 letters of recommendation
• USMLE Scores (Steps I, II, IICS, III)
• Photo
• Visa Status, if applicable
• ECFMG Certificate, if applicable

Contact Information
Point of Contact: 
Nilu Dorschner
Address: 

University of Arizona
Department of Medical Imaging
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
PO Box 245067
Tucson, AZ 85724-5067
Tel: (520) 626-3587
Fax: (520) 626-1518