The University of Missouri Department of Radiology offers several fellowship programs.

Body Imaging Fellowship

Amr Abdelaziz, MD
Amr Abdelaziz, MD

The Body Imaging Fellowship is a one-year non-ACGME accredited training program. The University of Missouri accepts one fellow per year.

The program is designed to provide trainees with comprehensive and structured exposure to all aspects of abdominal/body imaging. We use state of the art equipment include high field strength MR scanners (3T and 1.5 T), latest CT technology including dual energy, CT colonography, perfusion CT technologies, and the latest US technologies including contrast-enhanced US and elastography.

Fellows are exposed to high volume of cases with broad spectrum of pathologies in emergency, inpatient, and outpatient settings under direct supervision and one-on-one teaching with our fellowship trained body imaging radiologists. Fellows learn to interpret advanced abdominal and pelvis MR imaging techniques such as multiparametric-MRI of the prostate, rectal cancer staging, liver fat and iron quantification and pelvic floor imaging. The ultrasound rotation provides extensive exposure to a wide variety of cases including busy vascular ultrasound service, emergency ultrasound, liver cancer screening and contrast-enhanced ultrasound of the liver and kidney.

Fellows fully participate in all aspects of clinical services, with frequent interaction with our referring physicians. Teaching duties of the fellows include resident and medical student education. Fellows attend and present in several interdisciplinary conferences. Dedicated academic time and mentoring are provided for research and educational projects. Fellows are offered two months of elective time to spend in other subspecialties depending on their areas of interest

Application Process:

Applicants should be authorized to work in the United States, eligible for a permanent Missouri license, and board certified or board eligible prior to their anticipated start date.

A link to the application can be found on the “How to Apply” link in the sidebar located to the right.

  • Three letters of recommendation should be submitted, including one from a Body radiologist, and one from your resident program director.
  • A CV, personal statement, USMLE scores parts I, II and II, and a photograph must accompany the application.
  • Please email your completed application, prior to December 1, to Crystal Arellano, Residency Program Coordinator.
  • Interviews are held December through February.

Body Imaging Fellowship Faculty

Breast Imaging Fellowship

Derek Staner, MD
Derek Staner, MD

The Breast Imaging Fellowship is a one-year non-ACGME accredited training program. The University of Missouri accepts one fellow per year.

Fellows achieve proficiency in all screening, diagnostic and biopsy modalities. Fellows have dedicated research time, and have opportunities to rotate through and observe Breast Surgery and Pathology sections. Fellowship-trained Breast radiologists provide one-on-one supervision and teaching. Regular interdisciplinary conferences are held with Breast surgery, Oncology and Radiation Therapy Divisions.

This fellowship participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Application Process

Applicants should be authorized to work in the United States, eligible for a permanent Missouri license, and board certified or board eligible prior to their anticipated start date.

A link to the application can be found on the “How to Apply” link in the sidebar located to the right.

  • Three letters of recommendation should be submitted, including one from a Breast radiologist, and one from your resident program director.
  • A CV, personal statement, USMLE scores parts I, II and II, and a photograph must accompany the application.
  • Please email your completed application, prior to December 1, to Crystal Arellano, Residency Program Coordinator.
  • Interviews are held December through February.

Breast Imaging Fellowship Faculty

CardioThoracic Imaging Fellowship

Jeff Kunin, MD
Jeff Kunin, MD

The CardioThoracic Imaging Fellowship is a one-year non-ACGME accredited training program. The University of Missouri accepts one fellow per year.

The University of Missouri Cardiothoracic fellowship provides advanced training in all aspects of imaging. This includes the interpretation of imaging studies such as radiographs, CT, MRI and PET imaging. Cardiac CT and MRI is included throughout the fellowship. Training will include light interventional thoracic procedures such as thoracentesis, biopsies and drainages. The fellow is to participate in multidisciplinary conferences with the departments of Pulmonary Medicine, Cardiovascular Surgery and Pathology. Dedicated academic time if provided for research and educational projects. Lastly, the fellow is expected to participate in the education of residents and medical students.

University of Missouri Health Care provides services to the people of mid-Missouri and beyond. We offer these services predominately through University Hospital, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. We offer state of the art technology including high field strength MRI scanners (3T and 1.5T), dual energy CT. Cardiothoracic research programs include the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the interpretation of studies and also NIH funded hyperpolarized gas pulmonary MR imaging.

Application Process

Applicants should be authorized to work in the United States, eligible for a permanent Missouri license, and board certified or board eligible prior to their anticipated start date.

A link to the application can be found on the “How to Apply” link in the sidebar located to the right.

  • Three letters of recommendation should be submitted, including one from a CardioThoracic radiologist, and one from your resident program director.
  • A CV, personal statement, USMLE scores parts I, II and II, and a photograph must accompany the application.
  • Please email your completed application, prior to December 1, to Crystal Arellano, Residency Program Coordinator.
  • Interviews are held December through February.

CardioThoracic Imaging Fellowship Faculty

Diagnostic Radiology Imaging Fellowship

 Amr Abdelaziz, MD
Amr Abdelaziz, MD

The Diagnostic Radiology Imaging Fellowship is a one-year non-ACGME accredited training program. The University of Missouri accepts one fellow per year.

The program is designed to provide trainees interested in honing their skills in more than one subspecialty of Radiology with comprehensive and structured training in their areas of interest. This one-year program can be divided into up to four different rotations, which will be tailored to the areas of interest of the applicant. The fellows can choose between different rotations including body imaging, cardiothoracic imaging, pediatric radiology, neuroradiology, breast imaging and interventional radiology.

Fellows learn to interpret the full scope of imaging studies and perform various interventional procedures relevant to the rotations chosen by the fellow based on their areas of interest under the supervision of fellowship-trained radiologists.

Application Process

Applicants should be authorized to work in the United States, eligible for a permanent Missouri license, and board certified or board eligible prior to their anticipated start date.

A link to the application can be found on the “How to Apply” link in the sidebar located to the right.

  • Three letters of recommendation should be submitted, including one from a Diagnostic radiologist, and one from your resident program director.
  • A CV, personal statement, USMLE scores parts I, II and II, and a photograph must accompany the application.
  • Please email your completed application, prior to December 1, to Crystal Arellano, Residency Program Coordinator.
  • Interviews are held December through February.

Diagnostic Fellowship Faculty

IR Independent Residency (Coming soon)

The IR Independent Residency program is a new program developed by the Society of Interventional Radiology. Additional information about the program can be found on the Society’s webpage: https://www.sirweb.org/learning-center/ir-residency/independent-ir-residency/

Plans for incorporating this Residency/Fellowship program at the University of Missouri are in development. Check back as updates will be posted as they occur.  

Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Fellowship

 Julia Crim, MD
 Julia Crim, MD

The Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Fellowship is a one-year non-ACGME accredited training program. The University of Missouri accepts one fellow per year.

The musculoskeletal imaging fellow will achieve proficiency in conventional radiographs, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, CT and MRI, and image-guided procedures. A high volume of interventional musculoskeletal procedures of both the axial and appendicular skeletons are performed, including epidural and transforaminal spine injections, biopsies, arthrograms, and diagnostic and therapeutic joint and tendon sheath injections under ultrasound and fluoroscopy.

Fellows rotate through all modalities and have dedicated research time. They are expected to complete an academic project during their fellowship year, participate in the division’s daily resident teaching sessions, and the division’s combination of case and didactic lectures. Fellowship-trained MSK radiologists provide one-on-one supervision and teaching. Fellows are expected to participate in the regular interdisciplinary conferences which are held with the sarcoma, spine, foot and ankle, and sports medicine services. Fellows participate in call as determined by the program director.

A stipend is available for conference attendance and books. Vacation is based on GME guidelines. This program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Application Process

Applicants should be authorized to work in the United States, eligible for a permanent Missouri license, and board certified or board eligible prior to their anticipated start date.

A link to the application can be found on the “How to Apply” link in the sidebar located to the right.

  • Three letters of recommendation should be submitted, including one from a Diagnostic radiologist, and one from your resident program director.
  • A CV, personal statement, USMLE scores parts I, II and II, and a photograph must accompany the application.
  • Please email your completed application, prior to December 1, to Crystal Arellano, Residency Program Coordinator.
  • Interviews are held December through February.

Musculoskeletal Fellowship Faculty

Neuroradiology Imaging Fellowship

Carlos Leiva-Salinas, MD, PhD
Carlos Leiva-Salinas, MD, PhD

The Neuroradiology Imaging Fellowship is a one-year ACGME accredited training program. The University of Missouri accepts one fellow per year.

The education program is organized to provide comprehensive training and experience in the evaluation and diagnosis of patients in all aspects of Neuroradiology including brain, spine, and head & neck imaging. The Neuroradiology fellows will be exposed to all imaging modalities used to evaluate neurologic disease, including computed tomography (CT), CT angiography, CT perfusion, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MR angiography, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) MRI, functional MRI (fMRI), and MR spectroscopy (MRS). Interdisciplinary conferences highlight the clinical interactions.

Application Process

Applicants should be authorized to work in the United States, eligible for a permanent Missouri license, and board certified or board eligible prior to their anticipated start date.

A link to the application can be found on the “How to Apply” link in the sidebar located to the right.

  • Three letters of recommendation should be submitted, including one from a Neuroradiologist, and one from your resident program director.
  • A CV, personal statement, USMLE scores parts I, II and II, and a photograph must accompany the application.
  • Please email your completed application, prior to December 1, to Crystal Arellano, Residency Program Coordinator.
  • Interviews are held December through February.

Neuroradiology Fellowship Faculty

Nuclear Medicine Residency/Fellowship

Amolak Singh, MD
Amolak Singh, MD

The Nuclear Medicine Residency/Fellowship is a one-year ACGME accredited training program. The University of Missouri accepts one fellow per year.

The program provides exceptional training in the full spectrum of nuclear medicine including SPECT/CT, PET/CT, nuclear cardiology, and radionuclide therapy. Based at University of Missouri Health Care, which includes University Hospital and Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, the service is directed by a full time board certified (ABNM) nuclear medicine physician with assistance of one or two board certified (ABNM and/or ABR) physicians. The equipment includes three gamma cameras with SPECT capability, two DEXA scanners, two SPECT/CT scanners, and one PET/CT scanner.

This division performs entire spectrum of adult and pediatric studies, imaging and non-imaging studies, diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine studies, and DEXA. The division is part of department of radiology and provides training for both nuclear medicine and radiology residency programs.

Application Process

Applicants should be authorized to work in the United States, eligible for a permanent Missouri license, and board certified or board eligible prior to their anticipated start date.

A link to the application can be found on the “How to Apply” link in the sidebar located to the right.

  • Three letters of recommendation should be submitted, including one from a Nuclear Medicine radiologist, and one from your resident program director.
  • A CV, personal statement, USMLE scores parts I, II and II, and a photograph must accompany the application.
  • Please email your completed application, prior to December 1, to Crystal Arellano, Residency Program Coordinator.
  • Interviews are held December through February.

Nuclear Medicine Fellowship Faculty

Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

Dana Mazuru, MD
Dana Mazuru, MD

The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship is a one-year ACGME accredited training program. The University of Missouri accepts one fellow per year.

The fellowship encompasses pediatric radiology from the neonate to the adolescent, both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Training includes interpreting all-modalities pediatric imaging studies, performing common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and learning their indications, limitations, judicious utilization, and risks, including radiation dose considerations.

The trainee's time is divided as follows:

  • Three months of fluoroscopy and diagnostic radiology
  • Three months of NICU
  • Three months of neuroradiology, interventional radiology, and nuclear medicine
  • Three months of body CT, MRI, ultrasound

Nine of the one-month blocks will be spent at University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia, and three one-month blocks will be spent at Children's Mercy Hospital.

The University of Missouri Division of Pediatric Radiology strives to train competent, compassionate fellows to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and image-guided interventions for infants, children and adolescents while fostering research and teaching skills necessary for a successful career in pediatric radiology.

Application Process

Applicants should be authorized to work in the United States, eligible for a permanent Missouri license, and board certified or board eligible prior to their anticipated start date.

A link to the application can be found on the “How to Apply” link in the sidebar located to the right.

  • Three letters of recommendation should be submitted, including one from a Nuclear Medicine radiologist, and one from your resident program director.
  • A CV, personal statement, USMLE scores parts I, II and II, and a photograph must accompany the application.
  • Please email your completed application, prior to December 1, to Crystal Arellano, Residency Program Coordinator.
  • Interviews are held December through February.

Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Faculty