Chief of Cardiothoracic Radiology Receives Esteemed Fulbright Scholarship

Joel E. Fishman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology and Chief of the Section of Cardiothoracic Radiology, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Fishman will teach cardiothoracic radiology to residents in Israel at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Tel Aviv University from October 2014 to January 2015.

“I am very honored to receive a Fulbright grant, which will enable me to share the knowledge I have gained at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine with the radiology residents of Israel,” Fishman said. “I look forward to strengthening the ties that already exist between our University and a number of excellent Israeli medical institutions.”

Fishman, who joined the Miller School faculty in 1993, received his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a member of the Radiological Society of North America, Society of Thoracic Radiology, North American Society of Cardiac Imaging and Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Fishman also serves as chief radiologist at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, where he is actively involved in research investigating the use of stem cells to treat heart and lung diseases.

“Dr. Fishman has demonstrated extraordinary abilities in teaching, research and clinical care,” said Robert Quencer, M.D., professor and Chair of Radiology. “He has introduced to the Miller School many of the advanced imaging techniques used in the evaluation of patients with cardiovascular and chest diseases. Our department is proud that a member of our faculty has been bestowed such an honor.”

As a Fulbright grantee, Fishman joins the ranks of the country’s best and brightest, many of whom have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs and university presidents, and 43 of whom have been awarded Nobel Prizes. Since its inception more than 60 years ago, nearly 300,000 distinguished applicants have participated in the program.

As a representative of the United States in Israel, Fishman will help fulfill the principal purpose of the Fulbright Program, which is to increase mutual understanding between people of the U.S. and people of the more than 150 countries that currently participate in the program.

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