Breast Imaging Fellowship

Lauren Friedlander, MD
Director of Breast Imaging Fellowship

Sheik Amin
Fellowship Administrator

The breast radiology fellowship is a one year fellowship focused 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 procedures includes over 20,000 mammograms, 4700 ultrasounds, 200 stereotactic core biopsies, 1000 ultrasound-guided core biopsies, and 200 needle-localized biopsies. 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. Click here for more information about the Breast Imaging division at Columbia University Medical Center.

Application Information

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:

  • Universal Application
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of recommendation, including one from the residency program director. Letters must be e-mailed directly from the letter writer or administrative assistant as a pdf or word document to Sheik Amin (

Application and supporting material should be sent via email to:

Sheik Amin

NRMP Match

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 20, 2019¬†: Registration opens
  • April 24, 2019: Ranking opens
  • May 29, 2019: Ranking closes
  • June 12, 2019: Match Day
  • July 1, 2020: 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.