Research Education & Fellowships

Our physician-scientists are nationally renowned for ongoing academic and biomedical research and education. By using translational research and advancements in biomedicine, the experts at the Cardiovascular Imaging Core Laboratory continue to improve industry standards and quality of patient care.

At University Hospitals, we established a world-class Center of Excellence in Optical Coherence Tomography in collaboration with the Case Western Reserve University Department of Biomedical Engineering. We are the world expert in image analysis for the Parachute device.

Our discoveries are achieved through a combination of federally funded research and sponsored research agreements with the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. This support provides our award-winning team of investigators the resources for success.

OCT/PCI Optimization Workshops

In addition to analyzing life-saving diagnostic technologies, the Cardiovascular Imaging Core Laboratory offers Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Optimization* Workshops to lead and train medical professionals from around the world.

The two-day workshops, which are held on campus, consist of an evening dinner from 7– 9 p.m. focusing on optical coherence tomography (OCT) physics and basic principles of OCT, followed by a hands-on portion the next day from 8:30 a.m. to noon. This includes breakfast and lunch. The workshop covers OCT technology, clinical practices and potential applications.

There are two types of workshops:

  • Physician Workshop, geared toward interventional cardiologists and cardiology fellows
  • Super User Workshop, geared toward catheterization laboratory staff (nurses and radiology technicians)

For additional information or to register for the workshop, please email David Curran, Territory Manager for Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical) at:

2017 OCT/PCI Workshop Dates
Date Type
March 30, 31 Physicians
April 6, 7 Super User
May 25, 26 Physicians
June 22, 23 Super User
July 27, 28 Super User
Aug. 24, 25 Physicians
Sept. 28, 29 Super User
Oct. 19, 20 Physicians
Nov. 9, 10 Super User
Dec. 7, 8 Super User

*Acknowledgement: PCI Optimization and St. Jude Medical are trademarks of St. Jude Medical, Inc. or its related companies. Reproduced with permission of St. Jude Medical, ©2017. All rights reserved.

Cardiovascular Imaging Research Fellowships

We offer Cardiovascular Imaging Research Fellowships to qualified candidates. The fellowship is for a minimum of one year and is unpaid. Each fellow will:

  • Gain expertise in invasive (angiography, intravascular ultrasound, optical coherence tomography) and noninvasive (multi-slice computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging) cardiac imaging modalities
  • Apply advanced imaging modalities for the investigation of new devices as well as vascular biology and drug effects in the cardiovascular system

To apply, email your CV and a short description of your interests to: