Overview

Overview

Message from the Director

Dear Applicants:

Thank you for your interest in the Cleveland Clinic Diagnostic Radiology Residency program! Our large subspecialized radiology department performs and interprets almost 3 million exams each year. We have well over 100 staff radiologists, trained in all subspecialties, who teach and mentor our 32 current residents. Many of our staff radiologists are active in research at the national and international level. They are productive with numerous contributions to the literature, and they welcome residents to participate in their research.

Cleveland Clinic is one of the top hospitals in the United States and is nationally ranked in many medical specialties. As a referral center, we see patients with a variety of complex medical problems from around the country and around the world. In addition, we serve as the primary care center for thousands of people in our neighboring counties of Northeast Ohio. Our patient population allows our trainees to experience a mix of both complex and bread-and-butter pathology.

Our residents receive a comprehensive radiology education that allows them to effectively navigate the competitive and demanding world of diagnostic radiology. They are trained in each of the subspecialty areas, including chest, abdominal imaging, neuroradiology and interventional radiology. In the final year of residency, our trainees have the opportunity to customize their training by selecting subspecialty areas-of-concentration to spend in 8 four-week blocks. This could be used for additional experience in their fellowship subspecialty, additional preparation for private practice or even preparation for the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Certifying Exam. Alternatively, we offer the opportunity to participate in the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology program or the ABR Pathway to Dual Certification in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Radiology. Our residents have completed fellowships all over the country in all of the subspecialties of radiology. They are successfully employed in both academia and private practice.

Guiding our residents through the training process are myself and two associate program directors, as well as our program manager and program administrator, who handle the day-to-day operations of the residency. The program director works closely with the Cleveland Clinic Graduate Medical Education Department and the Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute Education Committee which is comprised of education liaisons from each of the subspecialty areas and upper level radiology administration. This solid relationship shows the strong support for trainee education throughout the entire Cleveland Clinic system.

When selecting our residents, we examine applications holistically. While a record of strong academic performance benefits any applicant looking for professional success, we also look for potential residents who have significant interests and skills outside of Radiology and medicine. We take pride in our diverse and interesting group of highly competent residents. We will continue working hard to make our program the best possible training experience for them and for our future trainees!

Kind regards,

Joseph Veniero, MD, PhD

Joseph Veniero, MD, PhD
Director, Residency Program
Imaging Institute

Message from the Chiefs

We are thrilled by your interest in our program. The radiology training offered by Cleveland Clinic incorporates every aspect a developing radiologist needs to succeed throughout fellowship and beyond into their career, all while being a part of a supportive and welcoming environment in a diverse, affordable city.

The teaching begins at daily morning didactics. These lectures are given by our esteemed radiology faculty members encompassing all subspecialties, including physics. Teaching continues each day at the workstation where residents dictate all their own cases which are then reviewed in person by faculty. This transitions from going over each study as a junior resident to gradually covering finer details and more advanced diagnostic decisions as residents progress in their training.

As a quaternary treatment center, the volume and case variety at Cleveland Clinic is truly second to none. We have a referral base that encompasses patients local to Cleveland, throughout the United States, and internationally. This provides excellent exposure to both the bread-and-butter diagnoses as well as the zebras that ultimately become familiar.

In addition to the superb clinical training, there are a myriad of opportunities to enrich our education. Many of our residents engage in research with faculty, which has resulted in numerous presentations at national conferences and publications in prominent journals. For those wishing to gain even more exposure to research, we offer a research track which provides dedicated research time. Other dedicated tracks are also available including education and informatics. For those interested in nuclear radiology, we also offer the ability to complete sub-specialization during the fourth year of training.

Here at Cleveland Clinic, we strive to keep a healthy work life balance for the residents. Every resident gets placed in one of four radiology teams, akin to the Harry Potter houses, which allows us to have numerous friendly competitions throughout the year including cases of the week, trivia events, and more. All residents are invited to a monthly happy hour event at a local Cleveland bar or restaurant which provides a chance to bond between classes. Plus, new for this year, is the creation of a Social Committee which is designed to host even more resident lead events, all covered by department provided funding. As a city overall, Cleveland is remarkably affordable with an incredible variety of things to do ranging from a national park, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, art museums, a zoo, an aquarium, a science center, multiple concert venues, multicultural restaurants, a major airport, and so much more.

Whether you want to end up in academia or private practice, our radiology residency has the resources and mentorship to help you reach your goals while being part of a tight knit collegial environment. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us directly at rcr@ccf.org. We love our program, and we would be happy to share why we think it is an excellent choice for any aspiring radiologist.

From the 2022 Chiefs,

Cameron, Caitlin, and Dagan

Cameron Kortes | Cleveland Clinic

Cameron Kortes, MD

Caitlin Ilkanich | Cleveland Clinic

Caitlin Ilkanich, MD

Dagan Kaht, MD | Cleveland Clinic

Dagan Kaht, MD

Application Process

Application Process

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

  • USMLE Step 1 transcript; COMLEX only will not suffice
  • USMLE Step 2 transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation - at least 1 from Radiology
  • Personal statement

For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicants’ supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional.

In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our program’s setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application provides:

  • Geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting); 
  • Information about an applicant’s most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable; and
  • Program signals.

The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between August 1 and September 16, 2022.

Learn more about the AAMC supplemental ERAS application.

Complete applications must be received through ERAS by October 31, 2022. Applications submitted or completed after this date will not be considered. Applications outside the match will not be considered.

Tentative residency interview dates for 2022-2023 interview season include Tuesdays and Wednesdays from October through January.

Before February 1, 2023, the following items are required to be ranked:

  • Dean’s letter
  • ECFMG for International Medical Graduates

Additional Information

  • An ACGME-accredited preliminary year must be completed prior to radiology training.
  • Cleveland Clinic sponsors J-1 and H-1B visas; please contact Janice Bianco at biancoj@ccf.org or Mary Curry at currym@ccf.org with any visa-related questions.
  • There is no cut-off date for graduation from medical school.

Visiting Student Rotations

  • Applicants interested in audition/visiting rotations may apply via VSAS. For more information, please visit "How to Apply".

Other Resources

Curriculum

Curriculum

Didactic

Radiology Resident Conferences | Cleveland Clinic Radiology Resident Conferences | Cleveland Clinic

RADIOLOGY RESIDENT CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

7:30 AM

Abd

Peds

Breast

Neuro

IR

8:15 AM

Nuc Med

Cardiothoracic

Variable

Physics

MSK/ED


  • Conferences
    • Resident conferences - daily from 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m., follow one-two year curriculum. The conferences are almost exclusively staff-led with a mix of didactic and case-based content.
    • Resident Interesting Case Conference - every 4 weeks, includes lunch for attendees.
    • Brant & Helms Lecture Series - every Tuesday and Thursday at noon, is for PGY-2 residents and taught by senior residents.
    • Journal Club – monthly resident driven journal club, which focuses on discussing recent high impact articles within the radiology literature.
    • Imaging Grand Rounds – twice per month.
    • Health Care Economics – annual two-part series presented by the Imaging Institute Administrator.
  • Physics Curriculum: The Cleveland Clinic Section of Medical Physics is composed of 7 ABR Board certified diagnostic physicists, sub-specialized in specific imaging modalities. This group provides a comprehensive physics curriculum for the Radiology Residents, including both didactic and laboratory sessions for hands-on learning. Our physicists are actively involved with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the Health Physics Society (HPS), as well as the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). They also offer a Medical Physics Residency Program, training future diagnostic medical physicists. This presents a unique training opportunity for clinical and technical residents to train and learn from one another, with staff mentors in both areas.
Radiology Resident Clinical Training | Cleveland Clinic

Clinical

  • 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.
    • More than 2.7 million exams performed and interpreted annually
    • More than 100 subspecialty trained staff radiologists and 32 residents
    • 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 Tesla; PET/CT, SPECT/CT, and eight angiography suites including two biplane suites
    • On Main Campus in 2017, nearly 900K studies were performed, with 409K radiographs, 134K CTs, 120K mammograms, 97K MRIs, 61K ultrasounds, 32K vascular/interventional studies & procedures, 25K nuclear medicine studies, 9K PET/CTs, and 195 PET/MRIs
  • Block Rotation Schedule
R1 (PGY-2) R2 (PGY-3) R3 (PGY-4) R4 (PGY-5
  • Chest
  • Cardiovascular
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Abdominal CT
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound/GI
  • GI
  • Pediatrics
  • Neuro MRI
  • Neuro CT
  • IR
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • ED (am)/MSK
  • Chest
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Abdominal CT
  • Pediatrics
  • Neuro MRI
  • Neuro CT
  • IR (Hillcrest Hospital)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Abdominal MRI
  • Breast
  • ED (Cleveland Clinic)
  • ED (MetroHealth  Level 1 Trauma Center)
  • Night Float
  • Chest
  • Cardiovascular* (IR)
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Abdominal CT
  • Ultrasound (OB)
  • GI
  • Pediatrics
  • Neuro MRI
  • PET
  • Abdominal MRI
  • Breast
  • ED/Float
  • AIRP
  • Chest
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Abdominal Biopsy
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Breast
  • AOC x8
  • Resident Rotation Personalization
    • 4th Year Mini-fellowships/Areas of Concentration (AOC) - 8 months of elective rotations are available for fourth year residents to use as Areas of Concentration or combined into 1-2 3-block long “mini-fellowships".
    • Combined Diagnostic Radiology/Nuclear Medicine (DR/NM) Pathway - The combined diagnostic radiology/nuclear medicine residency pathway allows accepted residents the opportunity to complete the equivalent of a nuclear medicine fellowship during their radiology residency. After successfully completing the program, residents who pass their Diagnostic Radiology Certifying Exam are then eligible to take the Nuclear Radiology Certifying Exam without additional training.
    • Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) - Up to 4 positions per year are available for accepted senior diagnostic radiology residents interested in pursuing further training in interventional radiology.
    • The Meaney Research Track is a long-term research pathway where selected candidates not only receive weekly dedicated research time, but also receive additional support to attend meetings, present research, etc.
    • The Meaney Education Track is a long-term education pathway for those interested in academic radiology. Residents apply in their second year of training and will receive dedicated time away from clinical duties to focus on educational activities and/or research.
    • The Information Technology Track is a long-term education and IT research pathway for those interested in making Radiology IT part of their radiology career. Junior residents who have worked with our IT section are eligible to apply in their second year of training and will receive training and support, and perform research within our departmental IT section.
Call/Night Float

Call/Night Float

  • Call schedule created by the Chief Residents with resident input
  • Free meals when “on call”
  • In-house call: exclusively during R2 year
    • INDEPENDENT call
    • Shared with Integrated IR/DR residents
    • Incorporates a night float month
  • IR Call: only while on IR rotation
    • Shared call pool with IR fellows
    • Fixed number of call days per rotation, decreasing with seniority
  • Emergency Department Call: shared between R3 and R4 class
    • Weighted to R3 year, but no call 12 weeks pre-CORE
    • 24/7 real-time staff sign out
Research

Research

There are active ongoing research opportunities in all imaging sections and an abundance of research mentors from which to choose. Dedicated research time is provided to residents with active, approved 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 $1,500 - $3,000 per year.

  • Per ACGME guidelines, residents are required to participate in one quality improvement project and produce one scholarly activity during their four years of radiology residency. A multitude of research projects are available for those interested, headed by attending radiologists, many of whom are national experts in their fields of research.
  • The Longitudinal Research Track is available for all residents to use on a project-by-project basis. Residents with approved research projects will receive a dedicated half-day of research time each week while on eligible rotations for research-related activities.
Resident Life & Benefits

Resident Life & Benefits

Diagnostic Radiology Residency | Cleveland Clinic Diagnostic Radiology Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland often takes visitors by surprise because it has all the amenities of a big city while maintaining the charm and benefits of a smaller city. Whether you are indulging in the food or craft beer scenes, checking out the art museum, hiking in one of the Metroparks, catching a Cleveland Guardians game, or enjoying a show in the theater district, it really has something to offer everyone. 

The variety Cleveland offers is invaluable because camaraderie and work-life balance are very important to us here at Cleveland Clinic Radiology. We hold regular events outside of work including post-work happy hours, barbeques, holiday parties, game nights, weekend golf outings, etc. We can also be pretty competitive, particularly when it comes to our RadTeam activities, the fantasy football league, and the annual senior roast. Furthermore, we have an amazing House Staff Association which hosts phenomenal monthly events. These can range from discounted concert or Cleveland Browns tickets to rooftop happy hours or costume parties and gives the opportunity to meet or catch up with residents from other departments. 

This really is only the tip of the iceberg, no pun intended. If you would like to get in touch with any of us with questions about the program or the city, feel free to email our Program Manager, Danielle Berry at RadResCCF@ccf.org.

Salary: Clinical Residents and Fellows

Please refer to the table below for new salary rates, effective June 1, 2022:

Grad Level

New Annual Rate

New Per Pay Rate

1

$61,609

$2,567

2

$63,685

$2,654

3

$65,743

$2,739

4

$68,315

$2,846

5

$70,591

$2,941

6

$73,368

$3,057

 

Benefits

Academic Funding

  • AIRP tuition
  • Up to four days per meeting for poster, electronic, and oral presentations
  • $1,500 for posters and electronic exhibits
  • Up to $3,000 for oral presentations
  • $800 for books, electronic devices, and e-books annually
  • Personalized set of lead to include vest, kilt, and thyroid guard

Flexible Vacation Policy

Residents receive 15 days of vacation, 1 week off around a major holiday, and 5 days of personal time off per academic year. Residents are not "assigned" vacation. Our unique policy allows residents to request vacation days throughout the year in as little as 1-day increments.

Moonlighting

Residents in good academic standing and with a full state license (paid for by the department) are eligible for internal moonlighting covering contrast reactions.

Maternity/paternity leave

Birthing mothers will receive 100% pay for up to 12 consecutive weeks. All parents (included fathers and adoptive parents) will receive 100% pay for up to 4 consecutive weeks.

Additional Benefits

  • Cleveland Clinic issued iPhone for entire length of training
  • Extensive resident library
  • Online resources including StatDx, RadPrimer, E-Anatomy, Boardvitals
  • Generous on-call meal allowance
  • Excellent medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Wellness Program

Additional Links

Current Residents

Current Residents

Below are those individuals currently enrolled in the Imaging Institute's Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Cleveland Clinic.
  • Please email RadResCCF@ccf.org if you wish to contact any of the residents listed below.

Class of 2026

Blake Brandon
Blake Brandon
Medical School: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine

Mary Costello, DO
Mary Costello
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Thomas Dang, DO
Thomas Dang
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Olivia Hallas, DO | Cleveland Clinic
Olivia Hallas
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jake Maxfield, MD
Jake Maxfield
Medical School: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine

Swati Putcha, DO
Swati Putcha
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Alexander Scott, MD | Cleveland Clinic
Alexander Scott, MD
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Jordyn Shah, DO
Jordyn Shah
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

 

Class of 2025

Ashkon Bahrami | Cleveland Clinic
Ashkon Bahrami
Medical School: Ohio University, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jacob Bryan | Cleveland Clinic
Jacob Bryan
Medical School: Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine

Sofija Conic | Cleveland Clinic
Sofija Conic
Medical School: University of Belgrade

Joshua Copper | Cleveland Clinic
Joshua Cooper
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University, Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Abygail Dulle | Cleveland Clinic
Abygail Dulle
Medical School: University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine

Patrick Handwork | Cleveland Clinic
Patrick Handwork
Medical School: Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine

Robert Weller | Cleveland Clinic
Robert Weller
Medical School: University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Junaid Yasin | Cleveland Clinic
Junaid Yasin
Medical School: University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine


Class of 2024

Cameron Kortes | Cleveland Clinic
Cameron Kortes
Medical School: Central Michigan College of Medicine

Charles Maxfield | Cleveland Clinic
Charles Maxfield
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Aaron McBride | Cleveland Clinic
Aaron McBride
Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Kaleigh Nobbe | Cleveland Clinic
Kaleigh Nobbe
Medical School: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the The Pacific at Pomona

Basem Rashwan
Basem Rashwan
Medical School: Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine

Andrew Roy, MD
Andrew Roy
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Omar Shwaiki | Cleveland Clinic
Omar Shwaiki
Medical School: Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine

Adam Woodyard, MD
Adam Woodyard
Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Class of 2023

Sergey Bondarev | Cleveland Clinic
Sergey Bondarev
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School

Benjamin Childes | Cleveland Clinic
Benjamin Childes
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Alexander Christie | Cleveland Clinic
Alexander Christie
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Alan Huynh | Cleveland Clinic
Alan Huynh
Medical School: University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

Caitlin Ilkanich | Cleveland Clinic
Caitlin Ilkanich
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Dagan Kaht | Cleveland Clinic
Dagan Kaht
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine

Jason Pierce | Cleveland Clinic
Jason Pierce
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Adam Wetzel | Cleveland Clinic
Adam Wetzel
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Alumni

Alumni

After Residency

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 are accepted to top-notch training programs.

Recent Graduates Fellowship Match List

See where our residents are after graduation.

* indicates current staff member at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, eRadiology, or Regional Radiology

Class of 2022

Name Fellowship Program Location
Nicholas (Nick) Austin

Abdominal Imaging

Cleveland Clinic
Brian Corwin

Musculoskeletal Radiology

Cleveland Clinic
James (Trent) Dixon

Neuroradiology

Mallinckrodt
Chih-Yang (Mike) Juan

Musculoskeletal Radiology

Cleveland Clinic
Priyesh Patel

Interventional Radiology

Cleveland Clinic
Scott Poswilko

Thoracic Imaging

Cleveland Clinic
Brian Xavier

Breast Imaging

Cleveland Clinic
Nicholas (Nick) Zerona

Interventional Radiology

Cleveland Clinic

Class of 2021

Name Fellowship Program Location
Syed Ali

Neuroradiology

Cleveland Clinic
Gaurav Gadodia Interventional Radiology  Medical College of Wisconsin
Sara Hunter* Abdominal Imaging Cleveland Clinic

Akriti Khanna

Musculoskeletal Radiology Mayo Clinic
Cassandra Parrott Musculoskeletal Radiology Cleveland Clinic

Shuler Phillips

Interventional Radiology Cleveland Clinic
Sanah Shaikh Breast Imaging Brigham and Women’s Hospital

David Sweet*

Abdominal Imaging

University of Pennsylvania

Class of 2020

Name Fellowship Program Location
*Hannah Barnard

Abdominal Imaging

Cleveland Clinic

Michael Brown

Musculoskeletal Radiology  UC San Francisco 
*Sean Gallagher Musculoskeletal Radiology Cleveland Clinic

Evan Mason

Neuroradiology Mallinckrodt
Adeyinka Owoyele Neuroradiology University of Pittsburgh

Priyal Patel

Breast Imaging The Ohio State University
Faisal Siddiqui Neuroradiology Cleveland Clinic

Furqan Syed

Interventional Radiology Emory University

Class of 2019

Name Fellowship Program Location
*Furquan Baqui Musculoskeletal Radiology Cleveland Clinic
*Abed Ghandour Vascular & Interventional Radiology Cleveland Clinic
Margaret Glenn Breast Imaging University of Michigan
Sandhya Jacob Body Imaging University of Washington
Michael Lach Neuroradiology Cleveland Clinic
Nathan Mielke Abdominal Imaging UT Southwestern
Leyla Nasehi Breast Imaging UC Irvine
Ryan Ward* Abdominal Imaging Massachusetts General Hospital

Class of 2018

Name Fellowship Program Location
Phillip Clark Musculoskeletal Radiology Cleveland Clinic
*Amar Gupta Vascular & Interventional Radiology Massachusetts General Hospital
*Ryan Incledon Musculoskeletal Radiology Cleveland Clinic
Jennifer Joyce Neuroradiology Cleveland Clinic
*Matthew Kiczek Neuroradiology Johns Hopkins
*D Alex Paratore Vascular & Interventional Radiology Cleveland Clinic
Daniel Paulson Musculoskeletal Radiology Cleveland Clinic
*Andrew Schreiner Abdominal Imaging Cleveland Clinic

Class of 2017

Name Fellowship Program Location
*Allan Chiunda Musculoskeletal Cleveland Clinic
*Steve Huang Cardiovascular Imaging Cleveland Clinic
*Scott Johnson Neuroradiology University of Utah
*Emmanuel Obusez Neuroradiology Massachusetts General Hospital
*Matt Poturalski Neuroradiology Cleveland Clinic
Jonathan Rassi Musculoskeletal Cleveland Clinic
Alex Singleton Vascular & Interventional Radiology Cleveland Clinic
Haq Wajid Musculoskeletal Cleveland Clinic

Class of 2016

Name Fellowship Program Location
*Kavita Bhatt Abdominal Imaging Mallinckrodt
Isaac Dahan Vascular & Interventional Radiology Cleveland Clinic
Lulu He Musculoskeletal Cleveland Clinic
Priya Sundaram Neuroradiology Cleveland Clinic
Benjamin Tritle Vascular & Interventional Radiology Cleveland Clinic
Alex Wu Neuroradiology Northwestern
*Fangbai Wu Musculoskeletal Cleveland Clinic
*Jenny Wu Neuroradiology Cleveland Clinic

Class of 2015

Name Fellowship Program Location
Justin LeBlanc Musculoskeletal Cleveland Clinic
Akash Garg Musculoskeletal Cleveland Clinic
Esther Udoji Breast Imaging University of Chicago
Dana Ataya Breast Imaging Cleveland Clinic
*Frances Tardy Abdominal Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Joe Chang Musculoskeletal Cleveland Clinic

Class of 2014

Name Fellowship Program Location
Akbar Fakhri Neuroradiology Mallinckrodt
Prasanti Ganni Vachhani Breast Imaging Johns Hopkins
Rakhee Goel Abdominal Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Tracie Rehfuss Abdominal Imaging Duke University
Nidhi Sharma Breast Imaging Cleveland Clinic
*Sarah Stock Neuroradiology Cleveland Clinic
Joseph Villard Vascular & Interventional Radiology University Hospitals
Milad Yazdani Neuroradiology Emory University

Class of 2013

Name Fellowship Program Location
Michael Graybill Vascular & Interventional Radiology Cleveland Clinic
Ravi Guttikonda Abdominal Imaging Northwestern University
James Massey Pediatric Imaging Indiana University
Tracey Mehlman Pediatric Imaging University of Cinncinnati
Joseph Meranda Abdominal Imaging Northwestern University
*Himabindu Mikkilineni Musculoskeletal Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Dipika Patel Abdominal Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Scott Tyson Musculoskeletal Imaging Cleveland Clinic

Class of 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 Med Ctr
*Volodymyr Statsevych Neuroradiology Cleveland Clinic
Gregg Sydow Cardiac Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Mark Tushan Abdominal Imaging Cleveland Clinic

Radiology Fellowship Opportunities at Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic offers imaging fellowships in nearly all subspecialties.

Program Leadership

Program Leadership

Joseph Vaniero, MD, PhD

Joseph Veniero, MD, PhD
Radiology Residency Program Director; Abdominal Imaging Staff
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave., L10
Cleveland, OH 44195

Kavita Bhatt, MD

Kavita Bhatt, MD
Radiology Residency Associate Program Director, Abdominal Imaging Staff
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave, L10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195

Michael Forney, MD

Michael Forney, MD
Radiology Residency Associate Program Director; Musculoskeletal Radiology Staff
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave., A21
Cleveland, Ohio 44195

Dustin Thompson, MD

Dustin Thompson, MD
Radiology Residency Associate Program Director, Interventional Radiology Residency Programs Program Director, Interventional Radiology Staff
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave., L10
Cleveland, OH 44195

Danielle Berry, MEd | Cleveland Clinic

Danielle Berry, MEd
Education Administrator
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave., L10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195

Jacqueline Williams 

Jacqueline Williams
Education Program Manager
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave., L10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
williaj128@ccf.org

Faculty

Faculty

Abdominal Radiology:

Peter Liu, MD – Section Head
Joseph Veniero, MD, PhD – Program Director
Mark Baker, MD
Kavita Bhatt, MD – Educational Liaison
Christopher Coppa, MD
Myra Feldman, MD
Namita Gandhi, MD
Brian Herts, MD
Rekha Mody, MD
Andrei Purysko, MD
Charles O’Malley, MD
Justin Ream, MD
Erick Remer, MD
Daniel Roesel, MD – Ultrasound Educational Liaison
Andrew Schreiner, MD
Shetal Shaw, MD

Breast Imaging:

Laura Shepardson, MD – Section Head
Alice Rim, MD – Department Chair
Fouzeyah Ali, MD
Melanie Chellman, MD
Laura Dean, MD
Cheryl Hubbard, MD
Susan Miller, MD
Kimberly Monteith, MD
Julie Ritner, MD – Educational Liaison
Tina Ruchalski, MD
Yasmin Mekhail, MD
Serine Baydoun, MD
Paulette Turk, MD

Cardiovascular Imaging:

Scott Flamm, MD – Section Head
Michael Bolen, MD – Educational Liaison
Paul Cremer, MD
Milind Desai, MD
Malek el Yaman, MD
Richard Grimm, DO
Serge Harb, MD
Christine Jellis, MD, PhD
Vidyasagar Kalahasti, MD
Rukmini Komarlu, MD
Deborah Kwon, MD
Zoran Popovic, MD, PhD
Leonardo Rodriguez, MD
Paul Schoenhagen, MD

Interventional Radiology:

Abraham Levitin, MD – Section Head
Avi Beck, MD
Amajit Gill, MD
Ram Gurajala, MD
Ihab Haddadin, MD
Zahra Karimloo, MD
Karunakaravel Karuppasamy, MD
Charles Martin III, MD
Jennifer Montgomery, MD, PhD
Eunice Moon, MD
Sasan Partovi, MD
Dustin Thompson, MD

Medical Physics:

Paul Johnson, MS, PhD – Section Head
Katie Hulme, MS
Xiang Li, PhD – Educational Liaison
Ashraf Morgan, MS, PhD
Kevin Wunderle, PhD

Musculoskeletal Radiology:

Hakan Ilaslan, MD – Section Head
Gregory Borkowski, MD – Institute Chair
Michael Forney, MD – Associate Program Director
Steve Hatem, MD – Vice Chair of Education, Educational Liaison
Darlene Holden, MD
Joshua Polster, MD
Jean Schils, MD
Claus Simpfendorfer, MD
Naveen Subhas, MD
Carl Winalski, MD

Neuroradiology:

Paul Ruggieri, MD – Section Head
Todd Emch, MD
Scott Johnson, MD
Stephen Jones, MD, PhD
Christopher Karakasis, MD– Educational Liaison
Jonathan Lee, MD
Daniel Lockwood, MD
Manoj Massand, MD
Parvez Masood, MD
David Mihal, MD
Doksu Moon, MD
Emmanuel Obusez, MD
Matthew Poturalski, MD
Volodymyr Statsevych, MD
Sarah Stock, MD
Todd Stultz, DDS, MD
Jawad Tsay, MD
Jenny Wu, MD

Nuclear Radiology:

Manuel Cerqueira, MD – Section Head
Frank DiFilippo, PhD
Steve Huang, MD
Paresh Mahajan, MD
Donald Neumann, MD, PhD – Educational Liaison
Sankaran Shrikanthan, MD
Guiyun Wu, MD

Pediatric Radiology:

Esben Vogelius, MD – Section Head
Deborah Brahee, MD
Brooke Lampl, DO – Educational Liaison
Brendan McCleary, MD
Melissa Myers, MD
Ellen Park, MD

Thoracic Imaging:

Ruffin Graham, MD – Section Head
Joseph Azok, MD
Ryo Benson, MD
Subha Ghosh, MD
Omar Lababede, MD
Jason Lempel, MD
Nadeem Parkar, MD
Rahul Renapurkar, MD
Ruchi Yadav, MD – Educational Liaison
Shaoxing Zhang, MD

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

The Cleveland Clinic Diagnostic Radiology Residency is committed to actively seeking and promoting the inclusion of all aspects of diversity in residency positions and promoting an environment of equity and respect for all cultures in our program.

Women are underrepresented in radiology at all levels, from residency applicants to faculty and beyond.  Since formalized mentorship has proven key to recruiting women in other specialties such as surgery, a Women in Radiology group was established at Cleveland Clinic in 2021.  This department-sponsored group’s mission is three-fold:

  1. Enabling mentorship and networking resources in our department
  2. Discussing career development topics such as leadership and work/life balance
  3. Reaching out to medical students to show them relatable role models in the field of radiology

Events, including social gatherings, guest speakers, and medical student outreach, will be held throughout the year.  We hope this group contributes to the improved representation of women in radiology at Cleveland Clinic and beyond!

Diversity and Inclusion | Cleveland Clinic