The UAB Kirklin Clinic Breast Imaging section currently has three full field digital (GE) mammography units, five Hologic mammography units, the Affirm upright biopsy unit and four dedicated GE ultrasound machines. This section provides digital breast tomosynthesis, tomosynthesis biopsy, contrast enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) and automated whole breast ultrasound (ABUS) exams. Screening mammography services are available at four additional locations: the UAB Women and Infants Center, UAB Medicine Leeds, UAB Hoover. UAB Gardendale. Our breast imaging facility has received the Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence designation by the ACR. Breast MRI is performed at three locations with MR guided biopsy capability and this is an ACR accredited site for breast MRI. The breast imaging section performs over 36,000 exams per year. Approximately 16,800 of these exams are screening mammograms, approximately 2,200 are breast image guided procedures, and 1,700 are breast MRI's and/or breast MR guided biopsies. In addition to clinical work, our outstanding faculty are involved in cutting edge research, scientific publications, and national radiology organizations.

Patients are seen in the Kirklin Clinic a 430,000 sq. ft. ambulatory patient care facility designed by the world-renowned architect I.M. Pei.

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

JULY-OCTOBER

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.

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

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.

JANUARY-FEBRUARY

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.

MARCH-JUNE

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 2021-2022 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 Ivana Perkins at icperkins@uabmc.edu. We will then contact you about arranging an interview. The interview period begins November, 2021.

Important NRMP Dates:

August 1, 2021: Programs may accept applications
November 1, 2021: Virtual Interview Period begins
March 23, 2022: Match opens
April 20, 2022: Ranking opens
May 18, 2022: Quota change deadline
June 1, 2022: Ranking closes
June 15, 2022: Match Day
July 1, 2023: Training begins

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, MD, MPH, Fellowship Director
Ivana Perkins, Program Coordinator 

Department of Radiology - University of Alabama Hospital
619 19th Street South - JT N478 - Birmingham, Alabama 35249-6830
(Tel) 205.934.0924 - (FAX )205.975.6901
  kzamora@uabmc.edu | icperkins@uabmc.edu  
To download the UAB Application