Cardiothoracic Imaging

Site(s): Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) & UBC Hospital (UBCH)


The Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship at Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, is a one-year (July 1st to June 30th) combined fellowship in Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging.

Vancouver General Hospital is the quaternary care center for the Province of British Columbia for thoracic surgery and lung transplantation and offers a high volume of training experience in thoracic and cardiac imaging, with approximately 10,000 CT scans performed at our institution per year. We have two MRI scanners and four cardiac capable CT scanners with post-processing on Vitrea and SyngoVia stations.

The Cardiothoracic Radiology Department works in close collaboration with thoracic surgery, respirology, cardiology, and pathology.

Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellows will obtain a broad experience in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient thoracic imaging, including oncology, interstitial lung disease, lung transplantation, hematological malignancy, and bone marrow transplantation.

Fellows are trained to be competent in transthoracic CT-guided lung biopsies and pre-operative fuzzy wire localization.

Working with both radiologists and cardiologists, fellows will be trained to interpret cardiac CT angiograms and achieve Level II Certification by the end of the fellowship.

Fellows are also trained to protocol, interpret and process inpatient and outpatient cardiac and thoracic MRIs.

Cardiothoracic Imaging fellows participate in multidisciplinary conferences on a regular basis by attending Thoracic Surgery Rounds, Interstitial Lung Disease Rounds, Radiology Grand Rounds, Cardiac CT rounds, Cardiology Rounds, and Cardiothoracic Radiology Fellows Teaching Rounds.  Fellows may be required to present once at Radiology Ground Rounds. Additionally, Fellows attend and contribute to Combined Respirology Radiology Pathology Rounds and Departmental M&M rounds.

Fellows are provided protected academic time to participate in academic endeavors, including clinical and basic research projects, and to publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. Protected academic time (one week) is provided to attend one conference.  Fellows presenting at a conference can qualify for conference funding.

Vancouver General Hospital is centrally located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and has consistently been ranked as one of the best places in the world to live.



Application Information:
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Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship

Directors/Contact Information

3 Fully Funded Positions

1 Sponsored or Self-Funded Position 


2025-2026 positions are filled.


Accepting applications for 2026-2027

Application Deadline:

August 31, 2024

Dr. Ana-Maria Bilawich, Director


UBC Radiology
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre

2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, British Columbia,

Canada V5Z 1M9