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Dear Imaging Institute Alumni and Staff,

Change is the norm for today’s healthcare industry. But we in Cleveland Clinic’s Imaging Institute are especially excited about the changes happening right here.

First, we congratulate Michael T. Modic, MD, FACR (DR’78, NR’79), who was named Cleveland Clinic’s first Chief Clinical Transformation Officer in January 2015. In this newly created role, Dr. Modic is leading Cleveland Clinic’s response to the changing healthcare environment, incorporating value-based care efforts, quality and safety, patient experience, continuous improvement, technology and data.

A search committee is already at work to find Dr. Modic’s successor as Chair of the Neurological Institute.

We are also proud of our Head of Interventional Radiology, Mark Sands, MD, who was featured in the November 2014 issue of Compliance Today. Dr. Sands, who is also Cleveland Clinic’s Vice Chairman of Clinical Operations and Quality, was interviewed with Chief Integrity Officer Donald Sinko, about quality improvement, patient safety and the importance of compliance leadership. In the interview, Dr. Sands extols Cleveland Clinic’s willingness to change habits to maximize the effectiveness of compliance programs.

Another change is occurring with our radiology residency program. Now that interventional radiology is considered a primary medical specialty and the American Board of Radiology is certifying doctors in interventional radiology (IR) and diagnostic radiology (DR), we are applying for a new IR/DR residency program at Cleveland Clinic. As a result, IR fellowships will phase out by 2020.

In the meantime, we congratulate our 2015 senior residents — all of whom passed their core exams — and nearly all of whom will be staying at Cleveland Clinic for their fellowships.

We invite you to read more about these stories and other Imaging Institute news in our Q1/Q2 2015 Radiology Alumni Connection.

Q1/Q2 2015 Radiology Alumni Connection

Dr. Borkowski


Keep up with current projects and events for the Imaging Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Click on the links below for recent editions of the Alumni eNewletters.


  • Q1/Q2 - Dr. Modic Leads Clinical Transformation Efforts


  • Q3/Q4 - Imaging Institute Renovation/Expansion Continues


  • Q3/Q4 - 7T MRI Installed at Main Campus
  • Q1/Q2 - Imaging Institute renovation and expansion continues.


  • Q3/Q4 - Learn more about our continued expansion.
  • Q1/Q2 - Learn more about our new Residency Program Director, updates on the Imaging Institutes renovation project and more.


  • Q3/Q4 - Learn more about the new MRI area on main campus, 24/7 radiology reading coverage and more.
  • Q1/Q2 - Learn more about our Pediatric Radiology Program, online imaging study requests and more.


  • Q1/Q2 - Learn more about our new intraoperative MRI suite, the new Imaging Library, the Imaging Institute's expansion project and more.

Alumni and current staff events are a great way for you to maintain and grow your social and professional connections with other alumni from Cleveland Clinic's Imaging Institute. Check out our latest edition of Radiology Alumni Connection for upcoming Imaging Institute events.

Thank you to all those who have submitted their photographs from past alumni events. We try to post as many photos as we can to the Imaging Institute's alumni website, as well as include them in our Alumni Connection eNewsletter. If you would like to send us your photos from Imaging Institute events, please email them to

You can view pictures from previous events below.

2013 Events

Welcoming Party (July)

The Imaging Institute welcomed first-year residents, fellows and their families on July 13 at the home of Allison Vidimos, MD, and Todd Stultz, MD. More than 60 residents, fellows, staff and guests attended the event.

Graduation Dinner (June)

Members of the Radiology Residency Class of 2013 celebrated their graduation on June 17 at Blue Point Grille. A total of 64 residents, staff and guests participated in the festive occasion.

2012 Events

Holiday Party (December)

More than 500 Imaging Institute employees and guests attended the 2012 Holiday Party at the Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sat., December 15.

RSNA Radiology Alumni Reception (November)

The Cleveland Clinic Radiology Alumni reception at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting in Chicago attracted more than 45 alumni, staff, residents, fellows, spouses and friends.

Pumpkin Hunt (October)
Golf Outing (September)

The Imaging Institute's annual four-person scramble took place September 15 at Little Mountain Country Club in Concord; 32 golfers participated.

New Residents and Fellows Welcomed (July)

First-year residents and new fellows were welcomed to the Cleveland Clinic family at the home of Drs. Todd Stultz and Allison Vidimos on July 28.

Residents Graduation Dinner (June)

The Radiology Residency Class of 2012 celebrated their graduation at the Blue Point Grille on June 5. The festive evening was attended by almost 70 residents, staff and guests who enjoyed the chance to congratulate the eight senior residents on their 100-percent Board pass rate and to wish them well.

2011 Events

Holiday Party (December)

More than 400 people attended the Imaging Institute’s 2011 holiday party at Casa di Borally in Richmond Heights in December. Radiology staff, residents, fellows, program coordinators and their guests were invited.

RSNA Alumni Reception (November)

The 2011 Radiological Society of North America annual meeting was held in November 2011 in Chicago. The Imaging Institute hosted the Cleveland Clinic Radiology Alumni Cocktail Reception at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel in honor of our alumni and staff. Approximately 35 Cleveland Clinic alumni and guests attended the reception.

New Radiology Residents and Fellows Welcomed (August)

New fellows and 2014 residents were welcomed to the Cleveland Clinic family on August 13, 2011 at Signature of Solon Country Club, as guests of Donald Neumann, MD.

New MRI Department Open in Glickman Tower (July)

On July 29, 2011 the Imaging Institute opened the Qb-1 MRI department in the basement of Glickman Tower. During the grand opening event, Gregory Borkowski, MD, Chair, Imaging Institute, performed a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Afterward, MRI technologists provided guided tours of the new facility. New scanners in Qb-1 will provide exceptional image quality, faster scan times for increased appointment availability and a more comfortable patient experience.

Resident Graduation Dinner (June)

The 2011 resident graduation dinner was held at Blue Pointe Grill in downtown Cleveland on June 16.

Imaging Institute Employee Engagement Fair (June)

The 2nd Annual Imaging Institute Engagement Fair was held in June on the green space between E. 89th and E. 90th streets. More than 300 Imaging Institute employees – nurses, radiologists, radiologic technologists, patient service representatives, informatics support and others – enjoyed an afternoon of raffles, food and fun. Employees even had a chance to test their aim as Institute Administrator H. Joseph Parker participated in a dunk tank.

2010 Events

Holiday Party (December)

More than 400 people attended the Imaging Institute’s 2010 holiday party, held on December 11, 2010, at Casa di Borally. Radiology staff, residents, fellows, program coordinators and their guests were invited.

New Radiology Residents and Fellows Welcomed (August)

Welcome Imaging Institute Residents Class of 2014

On August 7, 2010, the Imaging Institute hosted a welcome event that was held at the Sweetbriar Golf Club in Avon Lake for the new incoming Imaging Institute residents, the Class of 2014. More than 60 people attended the welcome event golf outing and dinner party. The weather was great, and the food was delicious! Both the staff and new residents enjoyed the opportunity to meet each other.

Organizer Pauline Kwok, MD (RS’95, DR’00, ABI’01), expressed a few welcoming words and presented each of the new residents with two tickets to the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Welcoming Event, the Seventeenth Annual “Welcome to Cleveland” Goodtime Cruise on August 15, 2010.

Radiology Residents Graduation Dinner (June)

The Class of 2010 Senior Radiology Resident Graduation Dinner was held at the Ponte Vecchio on June 3, 2010. Cleveland Clinic’s Class of 2010 Radiology Residents included:

  • Brian C. Allen, MD – Fellowship, Body Imaging - Duke University
  • Sharukh Bhavnagri, MD – Fellowship, Mammography - Cleveland Clinic
  • Tadesse Eshetu, MD – Fellowship, Neuroradiology - University of Maryland
  • Ali Esmaili, MD – Fellowship, Mammography - Cleveland Clinic
  • Amy Kao, MD – Fellowship, Musculoskeletal - UCSF
  • Sriram Mannava, MD – Fellowship, Musculoskeletal - Cleveland Clinic
  • William Pelton, MD – Private Practice - Springfield, Mo
  • Aaron Wyse, MD – Fellowship, Musculoskeletal - Cleveland Clinic