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Radiology Residency Program

We welcome your interest in Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute’s Diagnostic Radiology Residency training program.

Radiology Residency Program

Message From the Director

Dear Applicants:

When my group of residents was welcomed here on our first day of training, we were told that Cleveland Clinic is a place with virtually unlimited possibilities. That is still true, especially in the Imaging Institute. We are a large subspecialized radiology department with more than 1.9 million exams performed and interpreted each year. We have over 100 staff radiologists on the teaching staff guiding the education of our 32 residents. There is active research across all subspecialties with numerous publications and presentations at the national and international level. We offer abundant research opportunities for our trainees.

Radiology is an increasingly competitive and demanding subspecialty. A record of strong academic performance will help any applicant be successful. Many of our residents also have significant interests and have developed skills outside of radiology and medicine. We pride ourselves in having a diverse and interesting group of highly competent residents.

In our Radiology Residency Training Program, you will spend time in each of the subspecialty areas of radiology. Our curriculum also allows for two three-month long areas of concentration in the final year of training to prepare you for further subspecialty training and the ABR Certifying examination. Our graduates have moved on to fellowships in all of the different subspecialties across the country. Graduates from our program have followed academic career paths as well as private practice.

In addition to the program director, we have three associate program directors and our program coordinator handles day to day operations. The Imaging Institute Education Committee is comprised of education liaisons from the subspecialty areas and there is active participation on the committee by Imaging Institute upper level administration. There is strong support for our trainees from both the Imaging Institute and Cleveland Clinic Graduate Medical Education department. We will work hard to make your training here the best possible experience.

Daniel Lockwood, MD

Kind regards,

Daniel Lockwood, MD
Director, Residency Program
Imaging Institute


For more information please contact the Residency Program Coordinator at dred@ccf.org or 216.444.2136.

Please take a moment to review a listing of all the requirements that must be met to train at Cleveland Clinic as well as the non-smoking policy.

Highlights include:

  • More than 1.9 million exams performed and interpreted annually
  • More than 100 subspecialty trained staff radiologists, 32 residents, and 22 fellows
  • On the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus location alone there are 12 CT units, including a 128-slice dual source and 256-slice scanners; 13 MR scanners up to three Telsa; PET/CT, SPECT/CT, and eight angiography suites including two biplane suites.

Residency Program Leadership

Residents undergo robust clinical training thanks to a high volume of diagnostic and procedural cases, cutting edge equipment and facilities, and a large number of subspecialized staff with over 3:1 staff to resident ratio, and routine performance feedback. Input from residents regarding how to improve rotation experiences is valued. Faculty education liaisons from each of the subspecialties routinely collaborate to maintain a current and innovative curriculum.

Sample Clinical Rotation Schedule
Sample Rotation Schedule – 13 Modules Per Year
First Year (R1) Second Year (R2) Third Year (R3) Fourth Year (R4)
AIRP
IR I IR II IR III IR IV
Biopsy I
Body CT I Body CT II Body CT III
Body MR I Body MR II
Breast I Breast II Breast III
Chest/Cards I & II Chest/Cards III Chest/Cards IV Chest/Cards V
ED I ED II
GI I GI II GI III
MSK I MSK II MSK III MSK IV
Neuro CT I Neuro CT II
Neuro MR I Neuro MR II Neuro MR III
NucMed I & II NucMed III NucMed IV (PET/CT)
Peds I Peds II Peds III
Ultrasound I & II Ultrasound III Ultrasound IV (Obstetrics)
Float/US Scanning Float/Elective
AOC I & II* (three months each)
*Fourth year residents participate in two three-month areas of concentration (AOC) to focus on future subspecialty training, the ABR Certifying Exam, and future practice niches.
Conferences

Mixed didactic and case based conferences are offered year round. In addition to faculty run conferences, there are opportunities for residents to participate in teaching, such as the Brant & Helms club talks offered to first year residents. A monthly Interesting Case Conference featuring free lunch is enjoyed by residents and staff alike. Residents also attend subspecialty-specific Interdisciplinary Conferences, Grand rounds, Journal Club & Visiting Professor lectures.

Sample Conference Schedule
Mondays      
All 7:30 a.m.   Abdominal Imaging
All 8:15 a.m.   Nuclear Medicine
Tuesdays      
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th 7:30 a.m.   Interventional Radiology
4th 7:30 a.m.   ED Case Conference
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th 8:15 a.m.   Thoracic Imaging
4th 8:15 a.m.   Cardiac Imaging
Wednesdays      
All 7:30 a.m. Breast Imaging
All 8:15 a.m. Pediatric Radiology
1st, 3rd 5:00 p.m. Imaging Institute Grand Rounds
Thursdays      
All 7:30 a.m.   Neuroradiology
All 8:15 a.m.   Medical Physics
4th 12:00 p.m.   Interesting Case Conference
Fridays      
1st, 3rd 7:30 a.m.   Abdominal Imaging
2nd, 4th 7:30 a.m.   Neuroradiology
All 8:15 a.m.   Musculoskeletal Imaging
Research

There are active ongoing research opportunities in all imaging sections and an abundance of research mentors for residents to choose from. Dedicated research time is provided to residents with active projects.Time away and financial support for presentations at scientific meetings is available from both the GME office and our Imaging Institute, up to four days and $1200-$3400 per meeting.

Application Process

The following minimum application requirements are to be forwarded to the Selection Committee:

  • USMLE Step one transcript; COMLEX only will not suffice
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Complete applications must be received through ERAS by October 31, 2012. Applications submitted or completed after this date will not be considered. Applications outside the match will not be considered.

Before February 1, 2013, the following items are required to be ranked:

  • Dean’s letter
  • ECFMG for International Medical Graduates

Additional Information

Other Resources

Radiology residents enjoy Cleveland’s relatively low cost of living, abundant delicious restaurants, music, museums, and local sports. Some own or rent homes and condos in the Eastside or Westside suburbs while others reside in apartments downtown. The residents elect an annual Social Chair to help plan informal resident gatherings. Recent activities include the annual first year welcome party, backyard BBQ, game night, paintball, wing night, fantasy football, and the (infamous) annual senior roast.

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Benefits

Academic Funding and Time Away
  • $3000 for AIRP
  • Up to four days per meeting for poster, electronic, and oral presentations
  • $1200 for posters and electronic exhibits
  • $3400 for oral presentations
  • Up to five days for interviews
  • $400 for books, electronic devices, and e-books annually
Flexible Vacation Policy

Residents are not assigned when they should take vacation. Our unique policy allows residents to request vacation days throughout the year in as little as 1-day increments.

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Our residents receive solid preparation for careers in both private practice and academia. Upon graduation, nearly all of our residents choose fellowship subspecialty training, and go on to top-notch training programs.

Recent Graduates Fellowship Match List

See where our residents are after graduation.

Class of 2011-2012
Name Fellowship Program Location
Alison (Chudyk) Greiwe Abdominal Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Kimberly (Sanchez) Monteith Breast Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Matthew Rainey Interventional Radiology University of Washington
Daniel Roesel Abdominal Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Akosua Sintim-Damoa Pediatric Imaging Children's National Medical Ctr.
Volodymyr Statsevych Neuroradiology Cleveland Clinic
Gregg Sydow Cardiac Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Mark Tushan Abdominal Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Class of 2010-2011
Name Fellowship Program Location
*Aliye Bricker Neuroradiology Cleveland Clinic
Kelly Cox Abdominal Imaging Emory
*Michael Forney Musculoskeletal Imaging Cleveland Clinic
*Bethanie Hammond Breast Imaging Massachusetts General
Ihsan Mamoun Pediatric Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Melinda Sava Breast Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Micah Watts Interventional Radiology University of Pennsylvania
Keith Wolfe Neuroradiology Cleveland Clinic
*indicates current faculty member at Cleveland Clinic
Class of 2009-2010
Name Fellowship Program Location
Brian Allen Abdominal Imaging Duke University
Sharukh Bhavnagri Breast Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Tadesse Eshetu Neuroradiology University of Maryland
Ali Esmaili Mammography Cleveland Clinic
Amy Kao Musculoskeletal Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Ram Mannava Musculoskeletal Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Bill Pelton Private Practice
Aaron Wyse Musculoskeletal Imaging Cleveland Clinic

Radiology Fellowship Opportunities at Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic offers imaging fellowships in nearly all subspecialties.

 

 

Below are those individuals currently enrolled in the Imaging Institute's Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Cleveland Clinic.

Class of 2017
Resident Medical School
Steve Huang University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Scott Johnson Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Emmanuel Obusez Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cassandra Parrott Arizona College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Matthew Poturalski University Of Toledo College Of Medicine
Jonathan Rassi Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Alex Singleton University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Haq Wajid Midwestern University, Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Class of 2016
Resident Medical School
Kavita Bhatt R Franklin University of Med & Sci/Chicago Medical School
Isaac Dahan Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Lulu He Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Priya Sundaram-Simonelli Touro Univ Col Of Osteopathic Medicine, Henderson
Benjamin Tritle Indiana University School of Medicine
Alex Wu R Franklin University of Med & Sci/Chicago Medical School
Fangbai Wu E Tennessee St Univ Quillen College Of Medicine
Jenny Wu New York Medical College
Class of 2015
Resident Medical School
Dana Ataya Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine
I Yuan (Joseph) Chang University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Akash Garg R Franklin University of Med & Sci/Chicago Medical School
Justin Le Blanc University of North Dakota School of Medicine
Frances Tardy Rivera Ponce School of Medicine
Esther Udoji University of Louisville School of Medicine
Class of 2014
Resident Medical School
Akbar Fakhri Ross University of School of Medicine
Prasanti Ganni Eastern Virginia Medical School
Rakhee Goel University of California, Los Angeles, Geffen School of Medicine
Tabassum Khowaja Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Aligarh (India)
Tracie Rehfuss Eastern Virginia Medical School
Nidhi Sharma Armed Forces Medical College (India)
Sarah Stock State Univ of New York, Downstate Medical Center
Joseph Villard Washington University School of Medicine
Milad Yazdani Saint Louis University School of Medicine