Department of Radiology
The Fellowship Programs

I. Objectives and Goals

  • To provide fellows with an in-depth understanding of all the general angiography and interventional radiology being performed today.
  • To be able to adequately judge the appropriateness of proposed cases as well as having a basic understanding of surgical and medical alternatives available.
  • Fellows should gain the skills necessary to adequately perform a pre-procedural work-up as well as administer post-procedural care.
  • They should obtain a working knowledge of the various drugs and contrast agents used in the various procedures.
  • Fellows should gain familiarity with many of the materials commonly used, i.e., guide wires, catheters, biopsy needles, drains, etc.
  • Finally, fellows should be able to perform most general angiographic and interventional procedures:
    • peripheral arteriogram
    • abdominal and thoracic aortagram
    • some selective arteriograms (renal, celiac, superior & inferior mesenteric arteriogram)
    • peripheral venography and pulmonary angiography
    • inferior venacavagram and filter placement
    • percutaneous needle biopsies of abdominal and thoracic lesions
    • peripheral angioplasty
    • percutaneous biliary drainage with and without stent placement
    • percutaneous abscess drainage
    • peripheral atherectomy and stent placement
    • embolization procedure
    • fallopian tube
    • percutaneous nephrostomy with stent placement

II. Contact & Info

  • Duration: 1.5 yrs
  • Total Posistions: 2
  • Posistions Filled: 2
  • Program Director: Monte Harvill, M.D.

III. Teaching Methods

  • Daily reading sessions
  • Informal rounds of in-house patients
  • Actual “hands-on” performance of the daily cases
  • Responsibility for the work-up and follow-up of most cases
  • Chairman’s teaching conferences
  • Staff Lectures on selected topics
  • Provide cases for the teaching file referable to Angiography/Interventional Radiology
  • Most important, fellows are expected to read extensively from the bibliography provided
  • Attend Vascular Surgery conferences
  • Attend scientific meetings


IR Fellowship Duty Hours:
Duty hours are 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Including call covered from home every other weekend, not to exceed 80 hrs per week.

I. Objectives and Goals

Pediatric Radiology Fellowship:

The Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University Pediatric Radiology Fellowship in the Department of Pediatric Imaging at Children’s Hospital of Michigan is a 1-year ACGME accredited program with 1 funded position that is designed to prepare the trainees both for the ABR/AOBR CAQ in Pediatric Radiology and a successful career in pediatric imaging. This education emphasizes all aspects of pediatric radiology as reflected in the six core competencies.

  • To demonstrably train the fellows to have a cognitive knowledge base and enhance their interpretative abilities in Pediatric Radiology;
  • To demonstrably train the fellows in all of the imaging modalities that are currently used for pediatric patients at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan ;
  • To demonstrably train the fellows to write protocols and techniques for all of the pediatric imaging modalities that are currently used for pediatric patients;
  • To enhance the fellows’ teaching skills such that they will feel comfortable participating in the education of residents and medical students in the field of Pediatric Radiology;
  • To demonstrably teach the fellows how to prepare and present lectures and other didactic presentations in Pediatric Radiology to their peers, residents, and medical students;
  • To demonstrably train fellows in clinical research techniques, such that they will be able to critically review the literature, as well as to complete a research project;
  • To demonstrably train fellows such that they obtain sub-specialized experience and knowledge in an area of their selected interest in Pediatric Radiology (for those fellows who remain in the department for a second year); and,
  • To enhance the fellows’ communication with their fellow clinicians in all areas of medicine, such that they can learn to function in the role of a clinical imaging consultant.

The methods for attaining these Educational Goals include:

  • Graded increasing responsibility for patient care in all areas of pediatric imaging under the direct supervision of staff pediatric radiologists.
  • Extensive didactic and clinical educational experience based upon the subspecialty curriculum as endorsed by the Society for Pediatric Radiology (Pediatric Radiology; 25: 403)
  • Access to extensive library and resource materials in pediatric radiology as well as extensive clinical interactive conferences with several pediatric subspecialty disciplines.
  • Involvement in clinical or basic research.
  • Involvement in the education and mentoring of general radiology residents.
  • Instruction in issues related to quality assurance and continuing professional development.
  • Mentoring in child health advocacy.

II. Contact & Info

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Total Positions: 1
  • Positions Filled: 1
  • Program Director: J. Michael Zerin, M.D.



  • Application
  • Resume
  • Medical School Transcript (English or certified English Translation)
  • USMLE Score I,II,III
  • ECFMG Letter with Score
  • Clarification of Visa Status
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202 United States 2008