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Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging Fellowship

The Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging Fellowship is based in the Division of Cardiology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, an academic affiliate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. This one-year fellowship has one potential opening each year.

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Imaging fellows are expected to participate in teaching and quality improvement conferences and lead didactic teaching sessions. Opportunities to attend educational conferences (e.g., weekly cardiology surgical conference, echocardiography journal club, echocardiography AM conference, cardiology research meeting) in all imaging modalities are available and encouraged.

 Diversity & Inclusion

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks to attract inquisitive, motivated fellows and is committed to providing them with every opportunity for success. We encourage a diverse and inclusive work environment that allows each trainee to achieve their personal goals.

For more information on Northwestern’s commitment to diversity, please see the McGaw Diversity & Inclusion page, the Northwestern McGaw Underrepresented Residents & Fellows Forum and Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Imaging fellows are expected to engage in imaging-related clinical research.  A scholarly activity project should be defined at the onset of advanced training and should be monitored closely, culminating with a presentation at a national meeting and submission of a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

 Clinical Experience

This one-year fellowship aims to provide advanced imaging training in echocardiography (transthoracic, transesophageal, intraoperative and fetal), cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography angiography, as well as emerging technologies such as 3D and strain imaging. The clinical time is divided equally among the above modalities with flexibility allowed based on individual interests. Clinical time is approximately 80 percent, and research time is approximately 20 percent.

 Requirements & Eligibility

Applicants must be board-certified in pediatrics through the American Board of Pediatrics and must be board-certified/eligible in pediatric cardiology. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and obtain an Illinois medical license.

 Application Process

April 2024 Update: We do not have an external position for the 2025-26 academic year.

Our institution will participate in PACI through the SF match starting in 2025.  Please visit the SF Match website for further information on program details, positions available, and application process and deadlines. 


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Why Northwestern?Housestaff training through McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University provides diverse and challenging clinical experiences and world-class education located in the heart of the beautiful city of Chicago. Learn more via the links to the McGaw website below.

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Angira Patel, MD, MPH

Angira Patel, MD, MPH

Director, McGaw Bioethics Clinical Scholars Program
Attending Physician, Cardiology
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Education
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


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Joshua D. Robinson, MD

Joshua D. Robinson, MD

Senior Head, Cardiac Imaging
Director, Bicuspid Valve Program
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Radiology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


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Pei-Ni Jone, MD

Pei-Ni Jone, MD

Medical Director, Echocardiography
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Professor of Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


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Brittany Dixon, C-TAGME

Brittany Dixon, C-TAGME

Fellowship Coordinator, Advanced Pediatric Cardiac Interventional Fellowship
Fellowship Coordinator, Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging Fellowship
Fellowship Coordinator, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Fellowship
Fellowship Coordinator, Pediatric Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Fellowship
Program Coordinator, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship


bdixon( at )

Video Gallery

Watch the videos below to learn more about our program and meet some of the people on our team.

More Information

Further program details, including the housestaff manual and a sample training contract, are available on the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University site.

Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.


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