Radiology Fellowships, DMs and Super-Speciality DNBs in India

Radiology is a unique branch of medicine, in that radiologists are supposed to keep oneself updated not just with advances in their own field, but also with advances in other clinical branches including superspecialty branches, all of which are growing at a tremendous rate. As such, for a complete understanding of pathology, diagnostics, patient management and interventions, it makes sense for radiologists to subspecialize and be able to serve the patient and help the referring physician better.

Subspecialization is now becoming increasingly popular in India, with more and more young radiologists opting for fellowships or DM courses. This is true particularly in tier 1 and slowly even in tier 2 cities, as the number of general radiologists in these places reaches saturation levels. Many young motivated radiologists now wish to invest their early years post MD/DNB in honing their skills in a particular subspeciality or modality, so that they can impact patient care better. Furthermore, with AI entering the picture slowly but surely, subspecialization offers a chance for the radiologist to remain relevant to the referring physician and patient and create a value for himself/herself which AI cannot match.

With this in mind, we have compiled a list of fellowships, DM and super-speciality DNB courses currently available in India for radiologists. When we started this process, we had no clue that over 120 different subspecialization options now exist in India! Some trends also become clear. While interventional radiology has the maximum subspecialty options, a lot of options are also available for MSK, neuroradiology, and breast imaging. Modality specific fellowships like cross-sectional fellowship and ultrasound fellowship options are also available, while more focussed options like cancer imaging, chest imaging, and pediatric radiology (amongst others) are also growing.

Some points to note.

  • Though we have tried our best to make the list as extensive as possible, we may have still missed a few courses (and new courses will also come up as well in the coming years) and readers are welcome to update us regarding the same in the comments section or by emailing us at caferoentgen@gmail.com.
  • The links to the fellowship details / brochure may also change as the fellowship-related website and brochures may get updated; apologies in advance for that. We’ll try to keep the links updated as much as possible. If the link doesn’t work, do let us know! And go to the parent website on the link and you should be able to figure out details about the fellowship from there.
  • We are regularly adding individual blogs with details of different fellowships, how to secure them, what to expect while working in the fellowship, and their overall their pros and cons. We encourage everyone to get us in touch with radiologists who can help us in reviewing these fellowships so that others can benefit from it!
  • Take the reviews with a pinch of salt. It is not always possible to be very critical of the courses in public (unless anonymous). So while people will be frank with the details of the course and exposure etc, the stress and hierarchy in the system may not be something they would be able to write about. Speak to people who have completed the course for a more frank review, or get in touch with us and we will happily connect you to someone.

So go ahead, and dive in to realize the enormous potential which is now available for Indian radiologists to subspecialize and keep themselves relevant to the changing medical scenario!

A. DM COURSES:

Radiologists who have completed MD or DNB Radiodiagnosis from MCI recognized institutes in India are eligible to apply for these courses.

1. DM Interventional Radiology:

  • Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai: Details at this link. Read the review of the course here.
  • DY Patil Medical University, Pune: Details at this link
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore (DM approved): Details at this link . Read the review of the CMC IR fellowship here to get an idea of what to expect in the DM.
  • PGI, Chandigarh: Read the review of the IR fellowship (now converted to DM) here.

2. DM Cardiovascular Imaging and Vascular Interventions:

  • AIIMS, New Delhi: Details at this link
  • Sree Chitra Institute, Trivandrum: Details at this link. Email us at caferoentgen@gmail.com and we will be happy to connect you to someone who has completed this course for more details.

3. DM Neuroimaging and Interventional Neuroradiology:

  • NIMHANS, Bangalore: Details at this link. Read the review of the course here.
  • Sree Chitra Institute, Trivandrum: Details at this link. Read the review of the course here.
  • AIIMS, New Delhi: Details at this link. Email us at caferoentgen@gmail.com and we will be happy to connect you to someone who has completed this course for more details.
  • PGI, Chandigarh: Details at this link. Read the review of the course here.
  • JIPMER, Pondicherry: Details at this link. This is a new course and the first batch is not yet out. Email us at caferoentgen@gmail.com and we will be happy to connect you to someone who is in this course for more details.
  • SRMC, Chennai: Details at this link. Read the review of the course here.

B. SUPER-SPECIALTY DNB COURSES:

Radiologists who have completed MD or DNB Radiodiagnosis from MCI recognized institutes in India are eligible to apply for these courses.
DNB Interventional Radiology: (list of current seats is at this link)

  • Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi
  • Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore
  • KMCH, Coimbatore

C. FELLOWSHIPS IN INDIA:

There are multiple fellowships offered across different institutes, majority of which are accredited by various state universities or deemed universities. Radiologists who have completed MD or DNB Radiodiagnosis from MCI recognized institutes in India are eligible to apply for most of these courses, but some fellowships (particularly non-accredited ones) may potentially allow DMRD or CPS candidates as well; this needs to be clarified directly with the concerned institute.

NBE has also started Fellow of National Board (FNB) fellowships in India, admission for which is through the FET (Fellowship Entrance Test). These FNB fellowships for Breast imaging, Cross sectional (CT-MRI) imaging and Interventional Neuro-radiology are also mentioned in the table. Fellowships accredited by the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences are marked with MUHS. There are some non-accredited fellowships also offered, which are marked with an asterisk.

1. Onco-Radiology (Cancer Imaging)

  • Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai: Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital, Varanasi: Details at this link
  • MGR Medical University, Chennai: Details at this link
  • Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Centre, Delhi: Details at this link. Read the review of the course here.

2. Musculoskeletal Radiology

  • PGI, Chandigarh: Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore: Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • MSK and Pediatric Oncoimaging Fellowship, Tata Memorial Hospital. Contact us for more details.
  • MGR Medical University, Chennai: Details at this link
  • Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune: Details at this link
  • DY Patil University, Pune: Details at this link
  • SRMC, Chennai: Details at this link
  • Aarthi scans, Chennai*: Details at this link
  • Innovision, Mumbai*: Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • Star Imaging, Pune*: Details at this link
  • Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon*: Details not available online as far as we know. Read the review of the fellowship here.

3. Breast Radiology

  • Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai: Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • AIIMS, Rishikesh: Details at this link
  • PGI, Chandigarh (BISI fellowship): Details at this link
  • Medanta, Gurgaon (BISI fellowship): Details at this link
  • KMCH, Coimbatore (FNB): Details at this link
  • Indo American Cancer Institute, Hyderabad (FNB): Details at this link
  • Amrita Institute, Kochi: Details at this link
  • MGR Medical University Chennai: Details at this link
  • SRMC, Chennai: Details at this link (2nd page)

4. Thoracic Radiology

5. Cardiovascular and Thoracic Radiology

  • CMC Vellore: Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • Narayana Health, Bangalore: Details at this link
  • Amrita Institute, Kochi: Details at this link

6. Abdominal Radiology

  • AIIMS, Jodhpur: Details at this link
  • Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi: Details at this link

7. Gastro-intestinal Radiology

  • AIIMS, New Delhi: Details at this link. Read the review of the course here.
  • AIIMS, Rishikesh: Details at this link
  • SGPGI, Lucknow: Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • Dr Rela Institute and Medical Center (Fellowship in HPB and GI Radiology): Details at this link

8. Paediatric Radiology

  • AIIMS, New Delhi: Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • PGI, Chandigarh: Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • CMC, Vellore: Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • IGICH, Bangalore: Details at this link
  • MSK and Pediatric Oncoimaging Fellowship, Tata Memorial Hospital. Contact us for more details.

9. Women’s Imaging

  • DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai: Details at this link

10. Diagnostic Neuroradiology

  • KEM hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • LTMC Sion hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • TNMC Nair hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • Sree Chitra Institute, Trivandrum: Details at this link
  • Hiranandani hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai: Details at this link
  • Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon*: Details not available online as far as we know.

11. Diagnostic Neuroradiology and Head-Neck Imaging

12. Fetal Medicine / Obstetric Ultrasound

  • Mediscan, Chennai*: Details at this link
  • Apollo hospital, New Delhi: Details at this link

13. Cross-sectional Imaging / CT-MRI / Body Imaging

  • KEM hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • LTMC Sion hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • TNMC Nair hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • CMC, Vellore: Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • HN Reliance hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • Hiranandani hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • National Cancer Institute, Nagpur (MUHS): Details at this link
  • Zen Multispecialty hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • Wockhardt hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • Picture This by Jankharia, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • Nanavati hospital, Mumbai (FNB): Details at this link
  • Apollo hospital, Chennai (FNB): Details at this link
  • DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai: Details at this link
  • SRMC, Chennai: Details at this link
  • SSMC, Tumkur: Details at this link
  • SSSIHMS Whitefield, Bangalore*: Details at this link
  • Omega PDS, Pune*: Details at this link
  • Aarthi Scans, Chennai*: Details at this link
  • Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon*: Details not available online as far as we know. Read the review of the fellowship here.

14. Ultrasound

  • KEM hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • LTMC Sion hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • TNMC Nair hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • Hiranandani hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • Jupiter Hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • Wockhardt hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • Chikitsa center, Mumbai*: Details at this link
  • Thane Ultrasound Centre, Thane*: Details at this link

15. PET-CT

  • SRMC, Chennai: Details at this link (2nd page)

16. Interventional Radiology / Vascular Interventional Radiology

  • Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai: Details at this link
  • PGI Chandigarh: This is converted to DM from 2020. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • KEM hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • LTMC Sion hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • GMC, Nagpur (MUHS): Details at this link
  • Lilavati hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • Kokilaben hospital, Mumbai: Details at this link
  • DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai: Details at this link
  • Hinduja hospital, Mumbai: Details at this link
  • Datta Meghe Sawangi University, Wardha: Details at this link
  • AIIMS, Rishikesh: Details at this link
  • AIIMS, Jodhpur: Details at this link. You can read the review of the fellowship here.
  • Medanta, Gurgaon: Details at this link
  • Max hospital, New Delhi: Details at this link
  • SGPGI, Lucknow: Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • CMC, Vellore: Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • Amrita Institute, Kochi: Details at this link
  • BNS Gleneagles Global hospital, Bangalore: Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • Gleneagles Global hospital, Chennai: Details at this link
  • HCG hospital, Bangalore: Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • Sir Gangaram hospital, New Delhi: Details at this link
  • Apollo hospital, Hyderabad: Details at this link
  • KMCH, Coimbatore: Details at this link
  • Narayana Hrudayalaya, Kolkata: Details at this link
  • Manipal University, Bangalore: Details at this link
  • Jaslok hospital, Mumbai: Details at this link
  • BJ medical college, Pune (MUHS): Details at this link
  • Sakra World Hospital, Bangalore: Details at this link
  • MGM medical college, Aurangabad: Details at this link
  • Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon: Details at this link
  • GMC, Kozhikode: Details at this link
  • Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Centre, Delhi: Details at this link
  • Dr Rela Institute and Medical Center, Chennai: Details at this link

17. Cardiothoracic and Vascular Imaging and Vascular Interventions

18. Hepatobiliary Interventional Radiology

  • Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Delhi: Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.
  • Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad: Details at this link

20. Interventional Neuro-Radiology

  • KEM hospital, Mumbai (MUHS): Details at this link
  • KMCH, Coimbatore: Details at this link
  • CMC, Vellore: Details at this link
  • DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai: Details at this link
  • BJ medical college, Pune (MUHS): Details at this link
  • Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore (FNB): Details at this link
  • Breach Candy hospital, Mumbai (FNB): Details at this link
  • Pacific Medical College, Udaipur (FNB): Details at this link
  • Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon: Details at this link
  • SGPGI, Lucknow: Details at this link
  • Note that AIIMS Jodhpur has a combined neuro and vascular intervention fellowship. See details in the above section on vascular intervention.

20. Onco-Imaging and Intervention

  • Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata: Details at this link. Read the review of the fellowship here.

21. Pediatric Intervention Fellowship

  • Tata Memorial Hospital in collaboration with Wadia Hospital, Mumbai. Contact us for more details.

22. Phlebology / Venous Interventions

– Ameya Kawthalkar, Akshay Baheti, and the rest of the Cafe Roentgen Team

53 thoughts on “Radiology Fellowships, DMs and Super-Speciality DNBs in India

  1. Chitrangada Singh

    Sorry but was interested in knowing that part from DM and FNB – how many of these fellowships are recognised as an additional qualification by MCI/MMC – as qualifications like EDIR and FRCr are not recognised by them.

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    1. Cafe Roentgen

      MD/DNB Radiodiagnosis is an additional qualification for MMC/MCI and of course fellowships in any branch of medicine are not considered “additional qualification” by them. Nor do they need to be, with the purpose of fellowships being to gain additional knowledge and skills.

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  12. Can DMRD ( with private job experience ) can also pursue above fellowships .??

    Which institutes ( from above mentioned list ) still allowing DMRD to fight for fellowship entrance test . kindly mention there name .

    I Heard that some big / Brand name private hospitals of india allow DMRD for fellowship. but not confirm ..

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    1. This varies from institute to institute. Our blogs are trying to cover this question, so check individual blogs on this. Best thing would be to contact the particular institute and discuss with them. Often, working as an SR in that particular hospital before applying will help.

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    1. You will have to check out the fellowships mentioned in the list which are offered by MUHS (assume thats what you mean by Mumbai University). You can check out some of the blogs on them, like on KEM and Nair fellowships. You can also check the MUHS website for more details.

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  32. Anonymous

    Thanks again for this write up.
    M u h s Maharashtra considers its domicile candidates first
    You have to wait for remaining seats after domicile candidates have taken their pick and usually doesnt leave good slots except interventional radiology and whatever is remaining in mop up round. This from experience of applying for 2 years.

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  35. Dr. Pratik

    Can you please enlighten about DNB-SS in Intervention Radiology from Kovai Medical centre ?
    And which are the institutes where intervention fellowship/DM covers neuro as well as peripheral intervention together ?
    Thanks.

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    1. We are working on getting someone to discuss the Kovai program.
      With regards your question, afraid you ll have to check the blogs we have and contact the ones we still haven’t covered individually. Two which come to mind are the aiims jodhpur fellowship and the DM Neuroradiology at SRMC.

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