Fellowship Program

UMass Memorial Health Care is the largest health care system in Central and Western Massachusetts.  It encompasses the UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) and affiliated Community hospitals. UMMC is a tertiary care facility and is the major teaching hospital for the University of Massachusetts Medical School. UMMC is a certified primary stroke center, Level I trauma center and the tertiary referral center for Central Massachusetts.

The UMass Medical School’s first Radiology Department was established in 1975 under the Chairmanship of
Dr. Lloyd Hawes.  In 1977, the radiology residency program was introduced with two residents. In 1980, Dr. Edward Smith assumed Chairmanship. Under his stewardship and subsequent Chairs the department has grown steadily. Our current Chair is Dr. Max Rosen. The Department of Radiology performs approximately 500,000 studies each year and in addition to a robust residency program, offers the following fellowships:

Division

Number of Positions

Duration in Years

ACGME Accreditation

Program Director

Abdominal Imaging

1

1

Yes

Dr. Young Kim

Breast Imaging                                             

1

1

No

Dr. Gopal Vijayaraghavan

MRI (Body, MSK and Neuroimaging)                          

1

1

No

Dr. Deepak Takhtani

Musculoskeletal 

1

1

No

Dr. Christopher Cerniglia

Neuroradiology

2

1

Yes

Dr. Satish Dundamaddapa

Neuro Interventional  

1

2

No

Dr. Ajit Puri

Vascular Interventional                                   

1

1

Yes

Dr. Herlen Alencar

 

Application Process:

Requirements:
Applicants must have completed a radiology residency. Applicants must be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Radiology or equivalent. Acceptance is contingent on obtaining a Massachusetts medical license by the start date of Fellowship.

For foreign medical graduates (FMG), the institutionaccepts J1 visas sponsored by the ECFMG  and will assist with H1B transfers only for candidates currently enrolled in another clinical training program on an H1 visa.

Application must include:

  • Universal or Umass Application form
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation (required to have one from radiology residency program director)
  • USMLE scores for Step 1, Step 2CS, Step 2CK, Step 3
  • ABR certified or board eligible or equivalent degree
  • ECFMG certificate, if applicable
  • Visa status, if applicable

Completed applications should be addressed to the respective Program Directors and emailed or mailed to:
Kathy Delongchamp
Department of Radiology, Room S2-817
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655