Advanced Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

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We are accepting applications for 2024-25 fellowship class.

We will start accepting applications for 2025-26 class on November 1, 2023.

Advanced Abdominal Imaging fellowship is designed to maximize our fellows’ educational experience by training them in a wide variety of advanced imaging studies and pathologies encountered in the tertiary care setting.

Simran Sekhon, M.D.

Program Director: 
Simran Sekhon, M.D.

Holly Lewin

Program Coordinator: 
Holly Lewin  
Phone: 916-734-5733

To apply, please submit the following materials to Holly Lewin at


Body MR:

  • State-of-the-art equipment, 1.5 T and 3T magnets.
  • Variety of high-end Body MRIs including enterography, defecography, urography, fetal imaging, placenta imaging, prostate, rectal cancer staging, cervical/endometrial cancer staging, elastography, liver fat and iron quantification, hepatobiliary imaging, pancreatic imaging, renal and adrenal imaging, renal transplant evaluation with ferraheme, pelvic and perianal fistula imaging, MR angiogram, female and male pelvic imaging.
  • The fellow is responsible for all aspects of the body MR exams, including protocols, monitoring of studies, exam interpretation and dictation and patient issues. The fellow has graduated responsibility and acts under the direct supervision of faculty members.
  • There are high volume and high complexity exams.

CSIR (Cross-Sectional IR):

  • Approximately 2000 procedures are performed in CSIR every year.
  • Fellows learn under the supervision of highly skilled Body faculty.
  • Ablations (RFA and microwave), fiducial marker placements, US/CT guided biopsies, aspirations and drain placements, intratumoral injection of drugs, etc.
  • Fellows well supported by Nurse practitioners and physician assistant who share additional service responsibilities so fellows can focus on learning procedure skills.


  • Flexible electives, fellows can tailor according to future job requirements.
  • Body CT and US electives for high end specialized CT exams and general or OB ultrasounds.
  • Can also choose MSK, Chest and Cardiac, Breast, Neuro, NM, Mammo, etc.
  • Alternatively, elective time can be used for pursuing a research project with one of several faculty actively engaged in clinical research.


Eight weekends in Abdominal Imaging paired with an attending.


Fellows participate in multi-disciplinary conferences including GI tumor board, Rectal cancer tumor board, Hepatobiliary conference, CSIR M and M.

James Gullo

James Gullo, M.D.

Abdominal Imaging

James Gullo was born in Chicago and grew up primarily in its western suburbs. He is a 2010 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He subsequently attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Following medical school, he completed a general surgery internship at the UC Davis Medical Center and a diagnostic radiology residency at Travis Air Force Base where he remained as a staff radiologist for 4 years before beginning fellowship. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, skiing, and trying to golf.