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Breast Imaging 2The UAB Breast Imaging section performs over 69,000 exams annually with over 40,000 screening mammograms, 15,000 diagnostic mammograms, 6,500 breast ultrasound exams, 3,400 biopsies and 3,500 breast MRI exams. We have 6 Hologic and 3 GE DBT mammography units, an Affirm upright biopsy unit, GE Serena Bright Contrast guided biopsy unit, GE Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound (ABUS), and four dedicated Cannon ultrasound machines. This section provides digital breast tomosynthesis, CEM and automated whole breast ultrasound (ABUS). MRI is performed at three of our locations. Biopsies using all modalities are performed at The Kirklin Clinic. Our breast imaging facility has received the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation by the ACR and our breast MRI is ACR accredited as well.

In addition to clinical work, our outstanding faulty are involved in cutting edge research, scientific publications and national radiology organizations.

A general overview of fellowship opportunities and responsibilities is outlined below. A detailed curriculum with goals and objectives is provided during fellowship.


The fellow will master skills in diagnostic mammography, diagnostic ultrasound, breast MR and screening mammography, and breast procedures during weekly rotations in each of the aforementioned areas of breast imaging.  If the fellow has an interest in developing research or teaching skills, appropriate plans will be made.


After completion of the aforementioned rotations, faculty will assess the fellow's performance and additional training in all areas will continue with specific focus as needed.


The breast imaging fellow will continue weekly rotations in all areas of breast imaging, and the fellow will assume the role of primary imager with faculty supervision.


Pending a review at the end of February, assignments and academic time will be individualized as influenced by the fellow's progress and academic pursuits.

We are delighted that you are interested in our breast imaging fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. We are participating in the Breast Imaging Fellowship Match for the 2025-2026 appointment year. The match is sponsored by the Society of Breast Imaging and will be managed by the National Resident Matching Program.

Breast Imaging has implemented an All In Policy for the Match. This means that programs participating in the Match cannot extend any offers to candidates outside of the match. Applicants can withdraw from the Match prior to the ranking deadline if they accept a position outside of the Match.

To apply for a fellowship position, please send application materials (detailed below) to Phyllis Rodgers at prodgers@uabmc.edu. The application deadline is January 1, 2024. We will contact you about arranging an interview after the application deadline. We will likely not interview until mid-January 2024.

Important NRMP Dates:

March 22, 2024: Match opens
April 19, 2024: Ranking opens
May 17, 2024: Quota change deadline
May 31, 2024: Rank Order List Certification Deadline
June 14, 2024: Match Day!

Application Materials:

• SBI Universal Application
• Curriculum Vitae
• Personal statement (single space, do not exceed one page)
• 3 letters of recommendation
• USMLE or FLEX transcript
• Medical school transcript
• All board scores
No applications will be considered until all required documents have been received.

Contact Information

Kathryn W. Zamora, M.D., MPH, Fellowship Director
Stefanie B. Zalasin, M.D., M.S. Assistant Director
Phyllis Rodgers
, Interim Program Coordinator
Department of Radiology - University of Alabama Hospital
619 19th Street South - JT N478 - Birmingham, Alabama 35249-6830
(Tel) 205-934-7133 - (FAX ) 205.975.6901
kzamora@uabmc.edusbzalasin@uabmc.edu | prodgers@uabmc.edu
To download the UAB Application