Body Imaging Fellowship

Welcome to the University of Louisville Body Imaging Fellowship website!

The Body Imaging fellowship at the University of Louisville School of Medicine is a one-year non-ACGME accredited program accepting one fellow per year.

Our goal is to comprehensively train outstanding, productive, well rounded body imagers, with expertise in all aspects of abdominal imaging, who will be well prepared for academic or private practice positions.

Program Leadership

Fahimul Huda, MD

Program Director, Body Imaging Fellowship
Department of Radiology
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Clinical Experience and Education

The fellow will spend most of their time at the University of Louisville Hospital, with specific days each month at Jewish Hospital. Both facilities are conveniently located within the downtown medical campus. UofL Hospital serves as an academic referral center, cancer center and level I trauma center for about 1 million people in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

The fellow will gain extensive clinical experience in inpatient, emergency, and ambulatory care at UofL and Jewish Hospitals, as well as at various outpatient facilities. This program offers exposure to the full spectrum of abdominopelvic and thoracic imaging, with the ability to design an experience tailored to your individual interests and goals. Fellows also have eight weeks of elective time to rotate outside the body imaging section.

Our section plays an integral role in several tumor boards, including colorectal, hepatobiliary, genitourinary, and thoracic multidisciplinary conferences. Fellows acquire expert-level, subspecialty knowledge by presenting cases at tumor boards alongside attending physicians. Fellows are also expected to give one formal resident noon conference lecture.


Many prospects for body imaging research are available at the University of Louisville, and fellows are encouraged to take part in these opportunities. If a project leads to presentation at a national meeting, the Department will offset the cost in accordance with University guidelines.

Stipends & Cost of Living in Louisville

Louisville is a very affordable city, with a cost of living 5.9% below the national average. With a median home price of $240,000 many residents and fellows choose to purchase a home or condo during their time here. Be sure to visit our Living in Louisville webpage. Below is the fellow stipend rate for the current 2023-2024 academic year.







University Benefits

The University of Louisville has a competitive benefits package for fellows, including the following insurance plans: Health, malpractice, disability, life, and accident. Additionally, the Ophthalmology Clinic offers a discount on eye examinations and the Dental School offers a complete dental program. The GME office provides free parking permits to fellows for the HSC 620 parking garage. Fellows have full access to the University’s many fitness facilities free of charge. Family members are also allowed to use facilities for an additional fee. Fellows are eligible to purchase student athletic tickets, which are offered at reduced rates through the Athletics Department. House staff also have access to all U of L athletic facilities including the Health Sciences Center Fitness Center, the brand new Student Recreation CenterBass-Rudd Tennis Center, and Ralph Wright Natatorium, which are located on the main campus.

Additional Departmental Support for Radiology Fellows
  • CME Travel Funding (Totaling $1,800): The program will support the fellow to attend any national meetings to present their work. All university travel policies must be followed.
  • One lab coat and personalized jacket are provided to each incoming fellow.
  • Fellows who present at an approved national conference may be eligible to have a portion of the travel costs covered by the department.  Fellows presenting will be given additional days off to attend the conference.
  • Fellows are entitled to four weeks of vacation during the academic year. The Body Imaging Radiology fellowship observes the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holiday time off is not deducted from the fellow's vacation balance.
  • Fellows are given five additional days off to use for employment interviews.
Fellowship Application Process

The program follows the SCARD guidelines and accept applications starting on the 1st of November. Once all of the materials have been received, applications are reviewed, and positions are filled on a rolling basis.

To apply please send the following application materials to

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical school dean’s letter (MSPE)
  • A letter of recommendation from Program Director of your Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program 
  • At least two additional letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE (and/or COMLEX) transcripts (Please note: Must be an official copy which includes all the steps taken, scores, date taken, and attempts.)
  • Photo
  • If applicable, ECFMG certificate

The program encourages all eligible candidates to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, or sex.

We only sponsor J1 visas for international medical graduates.

*For more information, please email our Fellowship Program Coordinator:

David Fichuo, M.Ed

Fellowship Coordinator, Department of Radiology
University of Louisville School of Medicine