Abdominal Imaging

The Penn Abdominal Imaging Fellowship was established in 1978 with one fellow, and now has grown to accommodate up to 9 fellows each year. The fellowship program, which provides an extremely well-rounded experience in clinical, educational and research endeavors, is Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited. Fellows who graduate from this program are respected nationwide and go on to have successful careers in both academic and private practices.

On behalf of the nation's first school of medicine (founded by Benjamin Franklin, 1765) and one of the nation's top ranked radiology departments in NIH funding, we invite you to consider continuing your radiology training at the University of Pennsylvania.

Program Overview

The abdominal imaging fellowship is a one-year course of training consisting of thirteen four-week blocks, including approximately 4.5 blocks on MRI (including dedicated MR experience in MSK and Cardiovascular Imaging), 3 on Ultrasound, 3 on Abdominal CT, 1 on GI/GU where the fellows can concentrate on CT Urography and Virtual Colonoscopy, 1 on PET CT, as well as the opportunity for elective time.

Each section combines a broad array of didactic teaching with high volume clinical learning opportunities. Fellows learn by daily readout sessions with our subspecialized faculty as well as by a variety of conferences and seminars. Our goal is to train productive, confident body imagers, teaching them to become skilled both with established techniques as well as with cutting edge imaging protocols. We hope to provide our fellows with the necessary background to understand how to optimize image quality and provide diagnostic interpretation at the subspecialist level.

Fellowship Teaching Experiences:

  • Daily case discussions during readout
  • Monthly follow-up conference in all subspecialties
  • Weekly Radiology Grand Rounds
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Bi-weekly fellows seminar
  • Weekly multidisciplinary GI/GU and liver conference (MR)
  • Biweekly multidisciplinary pancreatic cyst conference (MR)

Core Specialties

Learn about requirements and how to apply »


Jill E. Langer, MD
Abdominal Radiology Program Director
Attn: Stephanie Johnson
Department of Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-662-3046
Fax: 215-349-5627
Email: stephanie.johnson@uphs.upenn.edu