Breast Imaging Fellowship

The Breast Program at Houston Methodist Hospital, offer a one-year clinical based fellowship.  The Breast Imaging Fellowship offers a supportive and fast paced environment that focuses on quality patient care.  Our dedicated breast imaging radiologist offer structure and supervision to ensure that each fellow is a well-trained radiologist.

The fellowship training incorporates all aspects of breast imaging, including:

  • screening and diagnostic mammography
  • breast ultrasound, including ultrasound-guided biopsy
  • breast MRI and MRI-guided biopsies
  • contrast-enhanced spectral mammography
  • digital tomosynthesis


Research and teaching opportunities exist, along with weekly breast conferences.  The fellowship program will include active conference participation in surgery, pathology, plastic surgery and radiation oncology.

Training takes place at 3 of the 8 Houston Methodist Breast Centers, located in the Texas Medical Center and surrounding areas.  Houston Methodist Hospital is a large diverse system that has been ranked #1 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report and is one of the top 20 hospitals in the state.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality training to build the foundation for the next leaders in breast imaging and the knowledge and skills to be an advanced clinical fellow or instructor.


Program Director

The program director, Luz Venta, MD, received her first faculty appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois.  She became an Associate Professor and the Medical Director of Breast Imaging Centers at the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.   Dr. Venta was recruited to Houston Methodist Hospital to lead the Breast Care Centers as the Medical Director, and join the faculty appointment at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.  Dr. Venta has a longstanding interest and publications in breast imaging and interventional breast procedures. She has extensive peer review publications on her areas of interest.  Dr. Venta and her team enjoy teaching fellows and residents.   




Program Coordinator

Veronica Torres

6550 Fannin St., Suite 737
Houston, TX 77030
Tel. 713.441.5097