Breast Imager
The University of Vermont Medical Center
Breast Imager

The Department of Radiology at the University of Vermont Medical Center in affiliation with The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont is seeking a fellowship-trained Breast Imaging Specialist.

The Department of Radiology at the University of Vermont Medical Center in affiliation with The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont is seeking a fellowship-trained Breast Imaging Specialist.

This is a full-time faculty position with most of the time to be spent in breast imaging in the Clinical Scholar Pathway at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Applicants must have completed a Breast Imaging fellowship or equivalent and must be American Board of Radiology (ABR) certified or eligible.

Expertise in interpreting digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), breast ultrasound (US) and MRI is required; along with experience performing breast biopsies with US, stereotactic and MR guidance and mammographic and US guided wire localizations.

Ours is an academic practice of 40 full and part-time radiologists who serve as the clinical faculty for a 24 member ACGME approved Diagnostic Radiology Residency program at the University of Vermont. A commitment to resident education, including engaging in case review at the workstation and monthly resident lectures is a must.

The University of Vermont Medical Center is the only tertiary referral center for the catchment area of Vermont and Northern upstate New York. The department and section are part of the larger University of Vermont Health Network in Northern Vermont and New York; comprising 6 smaller hospitals in addition to the University of Vermont Medical Center.

The Breast Care Center, staffed by surgical oncologists, nurse navigators and a physician assistant, adjoins the Breast Imaging Department. Radiologists in the Breast Imaging Division participate in multidisciplinary conferences with their colleagues in surgical, medical and radiation oncology as well as pathology and plastic surgery.

The department holds ACR accreditation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. The section is typically staffed with 3 to 4 radiologists each day and performs 28,000 mammographic exams per year; including 23,000 screening mammograms, 95+% of them with 3D tomosynthesis. There are 7 Hologic mammographic units; 4 at the 2 screening sites and 3 in our diagnostic center. All units have Hologic 3D tomosynthesis and C-View. There are 3 GE E-Logic 9 ultrasound units staffed by dedicated breast sonographers. Supplementary whole breast ultrasound screening for dense breast tissue is performed with GE automated breast ultrasound. Clinical breast MRI is performed on a Philips wide bore 3.0T unit with a state of the art 16-channel breast coil. We also have available a 1.5 Tesla Philips magnet. Approximately 700 biopsies are performed each year: including US guided core biopsies, stereotactic vacuum-assisted biopsies (on both prone and upright units) and MRI guided biopsies. Last year, we also completed 32 wire localizations and over 250 consultations on outside imaging exams.

Breast imagers take approximately 6 weeks per year of general or body imaging radiology call, including weekends.

Opportunities for protected time for scholarly activity are offered. A 3.0 Tesla dedicated research magnet is operated by the University of Vermont MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging and is housed in the Radiology Department and staffed with technologists, research scientists and physicists. There are many research opportunities; as extensive data is available through the Vermont Breast Cancer Surveillance System, a statewide data repository in the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium. We have previously completed a pilot study with the NIH and UCSF on breast density (6 papers published to date), and a reader study on tomosynthesis in collaboration with Hologic. A member of the section is a co-investigator on 2 R01 grants from the NIH involving multiple sites. Preference will be given to applicants who have strong research experience and/or potential.  There is also opportunity for involvement and research in global health through collaboration with Imaging the World.

 We are seeking a fellowship-trained board certified individual who will contribute to the division's pursuit of clinical excellence, patient care and multidisciplinary collaboration with our clinical colleagues. The division has a strong teaching mission with residents and fellows rotating through and in 2011 was noted "Best Section for Teaching" by the 24 members of the radiology residency program. Their comments cited "best evaluations, lectures, well organized curriculum, teaching, and a fun place to work". There is a state of the art simulation center that can be used for teaching. Our faculty members teach radiology residents, oncology and surgical fellows, medical students and undergraduate students at the University. They are also involved in community outreach and patient education about breast cancer and screening.

Vermont is a beautiful, safe, and active place to live.  Burlington, Vermont, has continually been voted one of the nicest cities in which to live as well as one of America’s most “fit” cities due to the four seasons of outdoor activities.  Burlington is located on Lake Champlain, 45 minutes from world-class skiing, 1.5 hours by car from Montreal, and has an international airport with direct flights to many major cities.

The compensation package is competitive and faculty rank will be Assistant, Associate or Professor, commensurate with experience.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.  Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.  The University encourages applicants from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.  

Qualified applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to Kristen DeStigter, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology and online at (reference position 00024959).  Please email your correspondence to  For additional information, please contact Sally Herschorn, MD, Division Chief and Medical Director of Breast Imaging, at   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

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