Advanced Imaging Fellowship

Chaitanya Madamanchi, MD
Chaitanya Madamanchi, MD
Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Michigan Medicine Advanced Imaging Fellowship program.  Our goal is to provide level III training in nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. At the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, we have diverse and internationally recognized faculty practicing in a state-of-the-art facility on the campus of a world-renowned university.

Our Advanced Imaging Fellowship program engages trainees in the following modalities:

  • cardiac PET perfusion including quantitative myocardial blood flow
  • FDG-PET for viability and inflammation imaging
  • cardiac SPECT
  • PYP
  • MUGA
  • Echocardiography

We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to meeting you!


Chaitanya Madamanchi, MD – Program Director


We, at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, believe that delivering the very best heart and vascular care in the world can only be achieved through a culture of respect for one another and by celebrating the diversity of our patients, their families, and our workplace community. We strive to inspire an equitable and inclusive environment that welcomes and respects individuals from all races, ethnicities, gender identities, religions, beliefs, abilities, appearances, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Diversity is at the heart of our values, improving patient outcomes, enhancing our work culture, and optimizing health care.


We are currently full for both the July 1, 2024 and July 1, 2025 start dates.  The next opening will be for a July 1, 2026 start date.

Eligible applicants include those who are US citizens (we cannot accept visas), have graduated from or will graduate from a US cardiology fellowship program as has achieved level II training in echocardiography. 

Applicants should submit the following documents to Melissa Rice to be considered:

  • CV
  • personal statement
  • USMLE scores (photocopy is fine)
  • recent photo

Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the letter writers/designee to the same email address above. Admission is on a rolling basis.

Clinical Training

Exceptional opportunity to be a part of a high volume, cutting edge cardiovascular imaging program in the one-year advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowship program at University of Michigan. Training is comprised of 50% nuclear cardiology, 40% echocardiography, and the opportunity for exposure to cardiac MRI and cardiac CT in the remaining 10%.

Nuclear cardiology training includes:

  • High-volume in cardiac PET including perfusion with quantitative myocardial blood flow for evaluation of ischemia, microvascular disease, and coronary allograft vasculopathy.
  • FDG-PET for viability, infection, and inflammation imaging for evaluation of cardiac sarcoidosis and prosthetic endocarditis.
  • Pioneering laboratory in cardiac SPECT-CT for ischemia, PYP for amyloidosis, and MUGA.

Echocardiography training includes:

  • Transesophageal echocardiography including pre-procedural TEE prior to valvular heart disease interventions and transthoracic echocardiography interpretation including 3D echo and strain.

The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in multidisciplinary conferences including stress testing/invasive coronary angiography correlation conference, sarcoidosis clinical-imaging conference, endocarditis team conference, multimodality imaging lecture series, and echocardiography lecture series. There will also be opportunities to participate with a leading clinical imaging research group with multiple NIH grants and funding from several industry partners as well as a large volume of cardiac imaging publications in top journals every year.

Contact Us

Melissa Rice, Program Coordinator
Michigan Medicine
2396A CVC SPC 5853
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5853
Phone: (734) 936-5265
Fax: (734) 615-3326
[email protected]

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