A lot of heart
The cardiothoracic imaging fellowship at Dalhousie University nurtures one post graduate fellow a year in a true combined comprehensive cardiothoracic fellowship. By using a 40:40:20 thoracic, cardiac, academic split, the fellowship fully prepares radiologists for independent community or academic practice.
Our program benefits from a wide and varied case load. Since the QEII Health Sciences Centre is the tertiary referral centre for the entire Maritime provinces, the site of all thoracic surgery services and all subspecialist cardiology, cardiovascular and respirology services for Nova Scotia, fellows benefit from exposure to the most complex cases, including complex adult congenital cardiac disease and interstitial lung diseases.
We believe a multidisciplinary understanding is key to excellence in patient care. Fellows benefit from active participation in our regular multidisciplinary rounds where we work as a team with surgeons, oncologists, respirologists, cardiologists and pathologists to make critical decisions for patient care. To round out knowledge of interstitial lung disease, fellows spend time with thoracic subspecialist pathologists to see disease under the microscope as well. We applaud curiosity and allow fellows to tailor their education - if they want to see surgery in action, we’ll give them time for that!
We provide one day a week protected academic time. For fellows interested in an academic career, we offer programs to supervise and mentor fellows through research projects, conference presentations and journal publications. In the last 5 years alone our fellows have won awards for presentations at the European Congress of Radiology, RSNA, the CAR, and the Society of Thoracic Radiology. Mentoring does not stop with graduation. Our faculty are well connected, consistently lecture at the largest radiology continuing medical education events in North America and have filled top leadership roles with national organizations, including two past presidents of the Canadian Association of Radiologists.
The teaching hospitals are located in the vibrant downtown core of oceanside Halifax. Walk to work and enjoy living in a small city known for its 4 major universities, its thriving restaurant and craft beer scene and its commitment to the arts. With the wilderness only a short drive away, fellows with an adventurous spirit will enjoy biking our trails and surfing our beaches.
Dr. James Fraser
Cardiothoracic Fellowship Co-Director (Cardiac)
Dr. Daria Manos
Cardiothoracic Fellowship Co-Director (Thoracic)