Breast Imaging Fellowship


Breast Imaging Fellowship Year Starting July 1, 2024

The Breast Imaging Radiology Fellowship at the State University of New York at Stony Brook is a one year full-time closely supervised training program at a designated Level 1 Trauma Center. This program goes through the Match cycle and is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). 

Stony Brook GME website presents general information regarding postgraduate training at Stony Brook,, including an introductory video.  


Stony Brook University Hospital serves the entire Suffolk County of Long Island.  Our program has a unique strength in that we can offer both academic hospital setting as well as community hospital and private practice for the fellow's training.  At Stony Brook Medicine, breast care is the focus of a comprehensive academic program -- the only one of its kind on Long Island.  At its core is our multidisciplinary Breast Care Cancer Team.  To patients, this means an extraordinary range of clinical resources and technologies, a treatment plan tailor-made to their needs, and a caring compassionate group of clinical experts providing encouragement every step of the way.  We provide this extraordinary level of care to more than 450 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients each year.  The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center has been a pioneer in many ways, including being the first on Long Island to offer digital mammography and one of the first seven centers in the world equipped with a tomosynthesis machine.  Stony Brook's breast cancer surgeons specialize in breast conservation surgery and the first on Long Island to offer the less-invasive sentinel node biopsy

Currently, we accept one fellow per year through the Match. 

The curriculum has been developed to build upon the knowledge and skills learned during residency.  The fellow receives advanced training from a team of veteran breast imaging radiologists and gains experience interpreting mammograms, breast ultrasounds and MRIs. You also perform image-guided procedures such as fine-needle aspiration, needle localization and breast biopsies. The overall goal is for the fellow to become proficient in breast imaging radiology and procedures as well as adopt lifelong learning and self-assessment skills.  The fellow is able to pursue future positions in either an academic or private practice setting.

Thank you for your interest in our Breast Imaging Fellowship program.

Application includes:
SSR Application for Breast Imaging
Personal statement
USMLE or COMLEX transcript
Three letters of recommendation (one of which must be from your program director)
MSPE, final Transcript, and Diploma copy
Internship Certificate
ECFMG Certificate, if applicable
Color headshot photo (passport-size)

Please send completed applications to:



Maura A. Chodkowski
Breast Fellowship Program Coordinator 

Annie DeMuccio
Breast Fellowship Program Coordinator 

Telephone: (631) 444-5400
Fax: (631) 444-7538


Breast Fellowship Core Faculties:

Elaine Gould, MD FACR
Chair, Department of Radiology
MSK Section Chief
Professor of Clinical Radiology and Orthopedic Surgery

Cindy Lee, MD, Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
    Director of Breast Imaging

Melinda Staiger, MD
Director of Fellowship Training
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Neil Adler, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology



Melinda Staiger MD  Melinda Staiger, MD
  Director of Fellowship Training
  Interim Breast Imaging Section Chief
  Breast Imaging Attending
  Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology