Advanced Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Fellowship

Advanced Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Fellowship

The fourth-year Advanced Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Fellowship offers advanced training in transthoracic, transesophageal, and fetal echocardiography, as well as MRI and CT.

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University is offering a fully funded fellowship in Advanced Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging.  The senior fellowship will offer advanced training in transthoracic, transesophageal, and fetal echocardiography, as well as MRI and CT. Fellows will be exposed to a high-volume of complex patients within all modalities. The advanced imaging curriculum will be tailored to an applicant’s interests and may include emphasis on any of these modalities, as well as having additional opportunities in other areas, such as quality improvement. Our robust QI program reviews fetal, transthoracic and transesophageal echoes on a quarterly basis in an effort to further develop our imaging and interpretation proficiency.

The advanced fellow is expected to participate in research, with resources and support to produce abstracts and manuscripts over the course of the year. Developing teaching and research skills in the field of cardiac imaging will be heavily emphasized, with the intention to produce a trainee who is well prepared to begin an academic career in pediatric cardiac imaging.

What You Need to Know

Program Highlights

Transthoracic and Transesophageal

  • The pediatric echocardiography laboratory performs over 19,000 echocardiograms per year, and is accredited by IAC 
  • Experience with complex transcatheter and hybrid interventions
  • Exposure to advanced techniques, such as 3-D echocardiography and myocardial strain imaging

Fetal echocardiography 

  • Collaboration in the newly formed Fetal Center 
  • Member of Ohio Fetal Medicine Collaborative

Cardiac MRI and CT

  • High volume CMR/CT program with two 3T Siemens scanners and scanning five days a week 
  • 900 CMR scans and 250-300 CT scans per year
  • Our team consists of four pediatric cardiologists with strong clinical and academic collaboration with cardiac radiology 
  • Active stress perfusion CMR, 4D flow, 3D printing, AR/VR programs 
  • Expertise in imaging neuromuscular and ACHD patients 
  • Active partnership with OSU Cardiovascular Imaging and Biomedical Engineering groups

Advanced Cardiac Imaging Resources 

  • 3D analysts in our Pediatric Advanced Imaging Resource (PAIR) lab
  • Advanced 3D printing lab with a variety of materials and dedicated analyst for segmentation
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality 3D modeling systems utilized for transcatheter and surgical planning
  • Support from a dedicated CMR research analyst
  • Intramural funding and support through the Center for Cardiovascular Research 

International Graduates

In accordance with Nationwide Children’s policy, foreign medical graduates must have a J1 VISA, which will require approval from the Designated Institutional Official and the Program Director.  Nationwide Children’s Hospital does not sponsor H1B VISAS.


Applicants should have successfully completed or be on track to successfully complete a three- year core pediatric cardiology fellowship in an accredited training program.  Interested candidates should forward a curriculum vitae and application to:

Kan Hor, MD
Program Director, Advanced Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Fellowship
Associate Director of Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, Cardiology
Director of Cardiac MRI, Heart Center
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
The Heart Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 722-2530
Fax: (614) 722-2549

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