Breast Imaging Fellowship
Lauren Friedlander, MD
The one-year breast imaging fellowship focuses on breast imaging with opportunities to rotate through breast pathology, breast surgery, radiation oncology, and oncology.
The Breast Imaging Center is part of a large tertiary referral center with a substantial outpatient practice serving a mixed patient base, including a high-risk population. The annual volume of breast imaging studies includes over 22,000 mammograms and tomosynthesis exams, 4,700 ultrasounds, and 430 MRI exams. There are approximately 170 stereotactic core biopsies, 900 ultrasound-guided core biopsies, 20 MRI-guided core biopsies, and 500 pre-operative localization procedures performed each year. Fellows play an active role in interpreting diagnostic and screening mammography, tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and outside film reviews and in performing interventional procedures including MRI-guided breast biopsies. Fellows play a central role in a weekly multidisciplinary case conference and participate in weekly teaching/interesting case conferences. Participation in ongoing research projects with faculty members is encouraged.
Learn more about the Division of Breast Imaging at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Application Deadline: January 1
Applications will be accepted starting October 1. US applicants must be board-eligible or board-certified in radiology and have a license to practice medicine in New York state before the start of the fellowship.
A completed application will include:
- SBI universal application (download from the Society of Breast Imaging website)
- Personal Statement
- Curriculum vitae
- USMLE transcript
- Medical school transcript
- Three letters of recommendation, including one from the residency program director. Letters must be emailed directly from the letter writer or administrative assistant as a pdf or word document to Sheik Amin (email@example.com).
Application and supporting material should be sent via email to:
Assistant Director of Education
Important: Our program is participating in the NRMP match.
The match is sponsored by the Society of Breast Imaging and it will be managed by the National Resident Matching Program (NMRP). In order to become a breast and body imaging fellow at Columbia, you must register with the radiology match, of which breast imaging is a part.
Breast imaging has implemented an all-in policy for the match. This means that programs participating in the match cannot extend any offers to candidates outside of the match. Applicants can withdraw from the match prior to the ranking deadline if they accept a position outside of the match.
Dates of the Match
- March 25, 2020 : Registration opens
- April 22, 2020: Ranking opens
- May 27, 2020: Ranking closes
- June 10, 2020: Match Day
- July 1, 2021: Training begins
Cost of the Match
Applicants will pay a $75 dollar registration fee to register for the match.
Some applicants will be chosen for admission interviews, which are required before acceptance. Interviews will be offered from late winter through the spring.
Assistant Director of Education