Abdominal Imaging Fellowship


The Abdominal Imaging Fellowship program at the University of Colorado offers broad range of advanced training to help develop a high level of expertise in abdominal imaging.

We are currently accepting applications for fellowship year 2023-2024. 

The University of Colorado will follow the SCARD timeline for fellowship interviews.

How to Apply

If interested, please fill out the application form​​​​​​ ​​completely and return it to Jean Tilley at Jean.Tilley@cuanschutz.edu. We would like to receive at least three letters of reference. You will be notified when your application is complete and the date for interview invitations. If not invited for an interview you will be contacted by email and our apologies extended. Please include the following with your completed application:

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Photo
  • USMLE Scores
  • Medical School Diploma
  • Internship Completion Certificate

About the Fellowship

The Abdominal Imaging Fellowship provides exposure to high volume of inpatient, outpatient and emergency US, CT and MRI exams. The wide spectrum of imaging includes general abdominal US, OB-GYN US, vascular Doppler, Thyroid/neck lymph-node US, scrotal US, pre and post-transplant (liver, renal and pancreas) imaging, CT and MRI for cancer staging and monitoring. MR imaging are performed on 1.5 T and 3T scanner. MRI exams include liver, pancreas, MRCP, renal, adrenal, MRA, appendix, female pelvis, placental anomaly, prostate, rectal cancer and Enterography.  GI-GU fluoroscopy and intervention procedures (aspiration, biopsy and drainage etc.) are also included in the fellowship training. 

Participation in multidisciplinary conferences (Colo-rectal cancer, urology oncology, gyn-oncology, Hepatobiliary for liver transplant, liver tumor, pancreas, and thyroid-parathyroid) is an integral part of the fellowship training. 

Fellows are expected to participate in resident and medical student education. There are opportunities to participate in scholarship projects; fellows work with faculty mentor on a research project with goal of presenting at the national meeting.

All non-ACGME fellows are required to participate in 5-10pm internal moonlighting shift.

  • This one year fellowship program is non-ACGME and does not participate in the National Resident Matching Program.
  •  Each fellow must have a Colorado State Medical License prior to beginning the fellowship.

For additional information about the Abdominal Imaging Fellowship contact:

Nayana Patel, MD, University of Colorado Denver, Director of Abdominal Imaging Fellowship, or

Jean Tilley, Fellowship Coordinator

Department of Radiology, Academic Division
University of Colorado Denver
Mail Stop 8200
12631 East 17th Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80045
Fax: (303) 724-6601
Phone: (303) 724-9245