Education

Nuclear Medicine

The Division of Nuclear Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina offers an ACGME accredited residency in nuclear medicine which when successfully completed provides eligibility for the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. A year-long fellowship for board eligible radiologists is available and will also satisfy the American Board of Nuclear Medicine requirements. According to each applicant’s prior training their Nuclear Medicine training program may be one to three years in length. 

This program focuses on all aspects of nuclear medicine including general nuclear medicine, cardiovascular nuclear medicine, PET/CT, and therapeutic nuclear medicine.

As the only tertiary care, academic center along the NC, SC, and GA coast, our patient referral base is large. Most clinical services are provided in the Medical University (600-bed) Hospital (MUH) and Ashley River Tower including those for inpatients as well as outpatients. Cardiovascular, Neurologic and Oncologic PET/CT imaging services are offered. Residents are exposed to the full spectrum of tracer imaging, incorporating very diverse and interesting Nuclear Medicine studies, as well as therapies are provided.

MUSC Nuclear Medicine actively participates in research, especially clinical research. The Nuclear Medicine resident and fellow typically has a radiology resident on the rotation with him/her. It is expected that Nuclear Medicine residents and fellows participate in ongoing research projects or they may develop on their own project. Faculty guidance and assistance is provided for producing publications, scientific presentations and exhibits for nuclear medicine, radiology, oncology, and cardiology meetings. Nuclear Medicine residents also participate in medical student education and may present during conferences in Radiology, Cardiology, and Endocrinology. There are multiple weekly, multidisciplinary conferences (e.g., trauma, musculoskeletal, urology, cardiology, pediatric) as well as multiple tumor board conferences where current cases are discussed and resident participation is essential.

Our Nuclear Medicine division is staffed by two full-time American Board of Nuclear Medicine certified attending physicians, one medical physicist, and five part-time nuclear cardiologists.

Program inquiries may be addressed to:
Leonie Gordon, M.D.
Director of Nuclear Medicine Residency Training
Phone: 843-792-0337

Application inquiries should be made to:
Ruth Fortini
Program Coordinator
843-792-0337
fortinir@musc.edu