Train at Long Island’s Most Awarded Heart Program

St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® in Roslyn, NY, is accepting applications for four positions for a one-year paid advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowship. 

We are the largest Division of Cardiovascular Imaging in the nation, with one of the highest volume and highest quality programs in the world. All cardiovascular imaging modalities are housed under the Department of Cardiology in the only dedicated heart hospital in New York State.

Candidates who will have completed a cardiology fellowship by June 30 are preferred.
 
Email camille.munch@chsli.org:

  • Cover letter outlining career goals
  • CV
  • Three letters of recommendation

Welcome to Our Program

"Welcome to one of the most unique and innovative Cardiovascular Imaging programs in the world. With 18 full-time Cardiologists devoted solely to Cardiovascular Imaging, this program is the largest of its kind in the country and perfect for trainees to experience a streamlined educational experience with world-class faculty devoted to the field. Please reach out to us with any questions on the program and hope we are in touch soon!"

-Omar Khalique, MD, FACC, FSCCT, FSCMR, FASE, FSCAI, Program Director

     

    Our Leadership

    dr. omar khalique

    Program Director: Omar Khalique, MD, FACC, FSCCT, FSCMR, FASE, FSCAI
     

    roosha parikh

    Associate Program Director: Roosha Parikh, MD, FACC, FASE, FSCMR, FSCCT, FASNC, RPVI

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The one-year fellowship provides level III training in cardiac CT and MRI. Services include nationally renowned interventional, electrophysiology, heart failure and structural heart programs that support our cardiovascular imaging services.

    Between 6 to 10 CMR, 25-30 cardiac CTAs (50% coronary CTA, 30% structural, 20% EP and others) as well as 10-15 coronary calcium scores are performed daily. Our volume continues to grow. Nearly 12,000 studies per year allow for achievement of level III cardiac CT and level III cardiac MRI qualifications. Trainees will gain hands- on experience in scanning and post-processing using cutting edge software for image analysis. 

    Cardiac CT is performed on state-of-the-art scanners including the first and only dedicated cardiovascular Siemens Naeotom Alpha photon counting CT scanner in the country. We perform the full breadth of CT studies, including coronary, structural (a large number of clinical and research TAVR, TMVR, tricuspid interventions and left atrial appendage occluder planning) and EP imaging with routine use of CT-FFR and plaque characterization technologies.

    Cardiac MRI is performed on state-of-the-art 1.5T and 3.0T scanners with routine use of advanced sequences including parametric mapping, compressed sensing, 4D flow and works-in-progress research sequences.  In addition to standard CMR, we perform pharmacologic stress imaging, adult congenital heart disease, arrhythmia imaging, vascular studies as well as CMR in patients with pacemakers/defibrillators.

    There are 18 full-time dedicated imaging cardiologists board certified in multiple modalities, supported by a staff of dedicated cardiac CT and MRI technologists and nurses, imaging analysts, MRI/imaging physicists and biostatisticians. 

    Dedicated multi-modality imaging didactic lectures as well as cardiovascular grands rounds will be provided. Multi-disciplinary heart valve team discussions occur on a regular basis. Research is encouraged and supported with adequate physician mentors, research analysts and biostatisticians.

    St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® is located in Roslyn, NY, which is 30 minutes from New York City.

    Benefits are subject to change. Additional details are available upon request.

    • Medical and prescription drug coverage
    • Dental coverage
    • Vision coverage
    • Basic employee life insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Supplemental group life insurance
    • Dependent life insurance
    • Supplemental short term disability
    • Long term disability
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Critical illness insurance 
    • Accident insurance
    • Hospital indemnity insurance
    • Identity theft protection
    • Legal plan  
    • New York State 529 college savings plan
    • Pension plan
    • 403(b) retirement plan
    • Tuition assistance

    Meet Our Faculty & Fellows

    St. Francis Hospital fellowship team
    dr. omar khalique

    Position/Title

    • Director, Division of Cardiovascular Imaging. St. Francis Hospital and Catholic Health
    • Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Research and Education. DeMatteis Cardiovascular Institute
    • Director, Structural Cardiac CT Core Lab. Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, NY

    Medical School

    • Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

    Residency

    • Internal Medicine Residency. Westchester Medical Center of New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 

    Cardiovascular Fellowship 

    • Westchester Medical Center of New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

    Advanced Fellowship

    • Advanced Echocardiography, Cardiac CT Fellowship. New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University MC, New York, NY (Echocardiography Level III Certified, SCCT Level III Certified)
    • Cardiac MRI Fellowship. New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell, New York, NY (Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging, SCMR Level III Certified)
       

    Board Certification

    • Certification Board of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance- Diplomate 
    • Certification Board of Cardiac Computed Tomography- Diplomate 
    • National Board of Echocardiography- Diplomate 
    • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (initial)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease
    • American Board of Internal Medicine (initial)

    Memberships

    Professional Memberships:

    • Fellow, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
    • Fellow, Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 
    • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
    • Fellow, American Society of Echocardiography 
    • Fellow, Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
    • Member of American Medical Association

    Committee Memberships

    • Heart Valve Collaboratory
- Faculty member, aortic regurgitation
- Faculty member, tricuspid regurgitation
- Leadership committee, post transcatheter aortic valve interventions
    • Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging Expert Panel on Imaging in Valvular Heart Disease
    • SCAI structural heart council 
    • 2022 ASE guidelines committee for Recommended Standards for the Performance of TEE screening for Structural Heart Intervention
    • PARTNER Trials Imaging Publications Committee
    • American College of Cardiology Structural Heart Disease Working Group
    • Society of Cardiac Computed Tomography – Education Committee
    • Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance – Membership Committee
    • Triluminate Tricuspid Clip Pivotal Trial Imaging Subcommittee
    • ACC Imaging Blog Author (3 Articles) in Interventional Imaging
    • Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Social Media Subcommittee
    • SCCT Annual Scientific Sessions Planning Committee

    Awards and Honors

    • On the list of Becker’s Hospital Review 46 Cardiology Leaders on the Move
    • Young Author Achievement Award. JACC: Interventions, for “Quantity and Location of Aortic Valve Complex Calcification Predicts Severity and Location of Paravalvular Regurgitation and Frequency of Post-dilation after Balloon-expandable Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
    • Case Competition Winner, Annual Scientific Session of the American Society of Echocardiography
    • Eastern Regional Scholar, American Federation of Medical Research
    • Fellows-in-Training Rising Star Achievement, American College of Cardiology
    • Eastern Regional Scholar, American Federation of Medical Research
    • Best Overall PGY3 in Internal Medicine, New York Medical College
    • Excellence in Teaching 3rd Year Medical Students, Richard E. Lebore Award 
    • Best Overall PGY2 in Internal Medicine, New York Medical College
    • Best Teaching PGY2 in Internal Medicine, New York Medical College
    • Best Overall PGY1 in Internal Medicine, New York Medical College 

    Invited Speaker

    • Invited faculty/speaker at ACC, ASE, CSI, CVI, OPCI, SCAI, SCMR, SCCT, TVT, TCT and grand rounds speaker for multiple institutes

    Publications

    roosha parikh

    Position/Title

    • Staff Advanced Imaging Cardiologist, St. Francis Hospital and Heart Center®, Long Island, NY
    • Associate Program Director Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship, St. Francis Hospital and Heart Center
    • Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine in Renaissance School of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook
    • Lead Physician Liaison and mentor of Charles and Muriel Kornheiser Clinical Scholars Program at St. Francis Hospital and Heart Center®, NY

    Medical School

    • Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad (India) 
    • Kesar SAL Medical College and Research Institute, Ahmedabad (India) 

    Residency

    • Resident Physician Department of Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Main Campus, Cleveland, Ohio

    Cardiovascular Fellowship

    • Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York

    Advanced Fellowship

    • Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston: 2 year multi-modality cardiovascular imaging fellowship with 1 year fellowship in Cardiac MRI and 1 year fellowship in Advanced structural echo, Cardiac CT Cardiac PET/nuclear medicine. ((Echocardiography Level III Certified, Cardiac CT SCCT Level III Certified, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging, SCMR Level III Certified)

    Board Certification

    • National Board of Echocardiography – Diplomate 
    • Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computer Tomography – Diplomate
    • Certification Board of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance – Diplomate 
    • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) – Diplomate 
    • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology– Diplomate 
    • American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease               
    • American Board of Internal Medicine                 

    Professional Memberships

    • Fellow of American College of Cardiology (FACC)
    • Fellow of American Society of Echocardiography (FASE)
    • Fellow of Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (FSCMR)
    • Fellow of Society of Cardiovascular Computerized Tomography (SCCT)
    • Fellow of American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC)
    • Member of North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI)

    Committee Membership

    • American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Rising star representative on the Governance and Compliance committee
    • American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Member at Large on the CME committee
    • Ambassador for Women in Cardiac Imaging (WICI) Community launched by Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)
       

    Awards and Honors

    • American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 FIT Travel Award from Imaging Section
    • Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) 2019 Travel Award
    • American Heart Association The Women in Cardiology Trainee award for excellence. The award encourage and recognize outstanding academic and clinical performance in women cardiology fellows during cardiovascular-related specialty training. (2017)
    • Cleveland Clinic Excellence in Teaching Award for exceptional achievement in teaching during 2014-15 academic year
    • AIPNO 2014 Research Showcase 2nd Prize in Quality Improvement section for "Screening for Cognitive Impairment: A Center Of Excellence (COE) Quality Improvement project initiative" 11/1/2014, Cleveland
    • Joseph Cash Memorial Award: Intended to encourage original investigation and professional excellence in the preparation of clinical papers on health outcomes including but not limited to: Health resource utilization, cost-effectiveness, and pharmacoeconomics awarded by Graduate Medical Education department of Cleveland Clinic for the manuscript “Predictors Of Mortality In Patients With Aortic Stenosis Undergoing Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: A Contemporary Appraisal”, 6/11/2014, Cleveland
    • Young Investigator Award (Dr. Madhukar Deshmukh Award) AACIO (American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin) for study of “Predictors of mortality in patients with aortic stenosis undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement: A contemporary appraisal based on different subtypes and left ventricular stroke volume”, 3/30/14, Washington DC
    • JIC (Joint International Conference) 2014 Best Poster Award for “A Possible Alternative Percutaneous Treatment for Patients with Disabling No-Option Angina: "Neovasc" Coronary Sinus Reducer Assessment - 8 Year Follow Up” 1/11/2014, Ahmedabad, India
    • Gold Medal- Smt. Shantabahen Bhimbhai Desai Medal awarded to lady candidate for highest marks in third M.B.B.S. examination, by Gujarat University. (2011)
    • Gold Medal- Dr. Miss Saraswatiben Sukhlal Sheth Medal awarded to lady student for first in final M.B.B.S examination, by Ahmedabad Medical Association (AMA). (2010)
    • Gold Medal and Merit Certificate for student first in M.B.B.S- I in Kesar SAL Medical College. (2007)

    Invited Speaker

    • “LAA Closure” Invited faculty speaker at Society of Cardiovascular Computer Tomography’s 18th Annual Scientific Meeting 7/30/2023, Boston
    • SCCT Educational Program: Tricuspid, Pulmonic, and LAAO Workshop Invited faculty at workshop at SCCT 2023 7/27/2023, Boston
    • “Amyloid Overview: Types, Epidemiology, Prognosis” Invited faculty speaker at 34th Annual Scientific Session American Society of Echocardiography 2023. 6/24/2023, Baltimore
    • “From TTE to TEE: Understanding the Mitral valve and pathology”: Invited faculty SentientTM Summit, 4/29/2023, Chennai, India
    •  "3D ICE Guided LAAO - A Standardized Approach" Invited faculty OPCI Hands-On Session at ACC 23 (American College of Cardiology) 3/6/2023, New Orleans
    • "3D ICE Tricuspid Procedural Imaging – See What You’ve Been Missing" Invited faculty OPCI Hands-On Session at ACC 23 (American College of Cardiology) 3/5/2023, New Orleans
    • “Benefits of the CCTA/FFRct Pathway for the CathLab” Case presentation, Invited faculty OPCI Hands-On Session at ACC 23 (American College of Cardiology) 3/4/2023, New Orleans
    • Calcium Score-Case Based Approach: 1/7/2023, JIC (Joint International Conference), Ahmedabad, India
    • Multimodality Imaging: Echo MRI and CT in Valve Disease: 1/7/2023, JIC (Joint International Conference), Ahmedabad, India 
    • “Tips & Tricks and other resources”- Invited faculty for Society of Cardiovascular Computerized Tomography 17th annual scientific meeting (SCCT 2022) to present in the early career center session: 7/16/2022, SCCT 2022, Las Vegas
    • CT - Coronary Artery Calcium Score: How do I approach? Case-Based Discussion 3/26/2022, JIC (Joint International Conference), Ahmedabad, India CT Coronary Angiography-Indications and Update 3/25/2022, JIC (Joint International Conference), Ahmedabad, India
    • CMR Reading with the Expert- How do I, presentation: CMR cases in valvular heart disease. Invited faculty at 25th Annual Scientific Sessions Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) 2022 (February 2-5, 2022) 2/5/2022, SCMR 2022
    • “Testing for Heart Health: The Role of Stress Tests and Calcium Scores” an American Heart Association webinar series: “Dil Se: A conversation around improving South Asian heart health” 4/6/2021
    • Role of MRI in Mitral regurgitation: 3/13/2021, JIC (Joint International Conference), Ahmedabad, India
    • 2020 ACC/AHA Guideline for The management of patients with Valvular heart disease: Top 10 take home points. 3/14/2021 JIC (Joint International Conference), Ahmedabad, India
    • Case-Based Approach: Role of MRI in Cardiomyopathies & Myocarditis: Mandatory MRI in Today's Era. 1/3/2020, JIC (Joint International Conference), Ahmedabad, India
    • Guidelines on Role of Cardiac MRI for General Physicians. 1/3/2020 JIC (Joint International Conference), Ahmedabad, India
    • Case-Based Approach: CT - Coronary Artery Calcium Score: Prognostic Valve and Management. 1/4/2020, JIC (Joint International Conference), Ahmedabad, India
    • Case-Based Approach: Ischemic Cardiomyopathy assessment by MRI: from viability assessment to perfusion MRI. 1/4/2020, JIC (Joint International Conference), Ahmedabad, India
    • Reverse LAMPOON (intentional Laceration of the Anterior Mitral valve leaflet to prevent left ventricular Outflow ObstructioN) assisted TMVR- Case presentation. 5/26/2020, Houston Methodist DeBakey CV education live stream recording.
    • Multi-modality Miscellaneous Case studies: Case based approach of Myocarditis. 05/14/2019, Houston Methodist DeBakey CV education live stream recording.
       

    Publications

    • Eddy Barasch, MD
    • Sylvia Biso, MD
    • Jane Cao, MD
    • Lu Chen, MD
    • Jason Craft, MD
    • Amanda Leung, MD
    • Dennis G. Mihalatos, MD, FACC, FASE
    • Afiachukwu Onuegbu, MD
    • Xiao Ren, MD
    • Kathleen Stergiopoulos, MD
    • Billal Tokhi, DO
    • Andrew Van Tosh, MD
    • Lin Wang, MD
    • Haoyi Zheng, MD
    • Yazeid Alshebani
    • Carl Bastien
    • Talha Mehmood
    • Andrew Mendoza
    • Amir Hossein Moaddab
       

    St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® Cardiac Imaging Publications

    I am glad that I chose to train at St. Francis. The training with the people and volumes it had was the biggest difference in taking me from a course certified imager to a competent, comfortable, board certified advanced cardiac imager.

    Sourabh Prabhakar, MD, past Cardiovascular Imaging Fellow
    doctor and fellowship student
    cardiac imaging fellowship team

    I started my imaging fellowship after practicing general cardiology for a few years, and the entire staff including faculty, technologists, nurses, medical assistants and researchers helped me feel welcome and part of the team from day one.

    Ravi Marfatia, MD, past Cardiovascular Imaging Fellow