About Us

About Us

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 33 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 6 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

Dear Applicants,

We believe the Cleveland Clinic Diagnostic Radiology Residency offers the best training possible regardless of your professional aspirations. Working at one of the top-ranked hospitals in the country provides exposure to a large volume of both common and complex pathology. This is balanced by the program’s strong emphasis on resident education, which comes in the form of outstanding didactics and exceptional “view-box” teaching. Every day we have the opportunity learn from our sub-specialty trained radiology staff, many of whom are nationally recognized experts in their respective fields.

Our program has many unique features that can complement a resident's career interests. These include integrated ESIR and DR/NM tracts that allow for early sub-specialization in interventional radiology and nuclear medicine, respectively, during the course of residency training. We also offer dedicated education, informatics, and research tracts, each of which provides an individual with dedicated time, financial support, and mentorship to develop specialized skills in those respective areas. Furthermore, there are numerous opportunities to get involved in education, including giving lectures to medical students and physician assistant students as well as to our resident colleagues in general surgery and internal medicine.

Whether you want to end up in private practice or academics, our radiology residency has the resources and mentorship available to help you reach your goals. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us directly at [email protected]

We look forward to your application,


Caitlin Ilkanich | Cleveland Clinic

Caitlin Ilkanich, MD

Nicholas Austin, DO | Cleveland Clinic

Nicholas Austin, DO

Nicholas (Nick) Zerona  | Cleveland Clinic

Nicholas Zerona, MD

Program Leadership

Program Leadership

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

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

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

  • 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
    Education Program Manager
    Cleveland Clinic
    9500 Euclid Ave., L10
    Cleveland, Ohio 44195
    [email protected]



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


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

Prospective Residents

Prospective Residents

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 - at least 1 from Radiology
  • Personal statement

Complete applications must be received through ERAS by October 31, 2021. Applications submitted or completed after this date will not be considered. Applications outside the match will not be considered.

Tentative residency interview dates for 2021-2022 interview season include Tuesdays and Wednesdays from October through January.

Before February 1, 2022, 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 [email protected] or Mary Curry at curr[email protected] 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

Program Updates

We have an Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology program and participate in the ABR Pathway to Dual Certification in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Radiology for residents interested in these specialties.

Resident Life & Benefits

Resident Life & Benefits

Resident Life & Benefits 2019 | Cleveland Clinic

Resident Life

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 Indians 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 [email protected].

Salary: Clinical Residents and Fellows

Please refer to the table below for new salary rates, effective May 16, 2021:

Grad Level New Annual Rate New Per Pay Rate
1 $59,815 $2,492
2 $61,830 $2,576
3 $63,828 $2,660
4 $66,325 $2,764
5 $68,535 $2,856
6 $71,231 $2,968
7 $73,590 $3,066
8 $75,025 $3,126
9 $76,465 $3,186


Academic Funding

  • $3,000 for AIRP
  • 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.

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
  • Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Internal moonlighting opportunities are available through the department for qualified residents

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Current Residents

Current Residents

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

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

Class of 2022

Nicholas (Nick) Austin | Cleveland Clinic
Nicholas (Nick) Austin
Medical School: Kansas City University

Brian Corwin | Cleveland Clinic
Brian Corwin
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University

James (Trent) Dixon  | Cleveland Clinic
James (Trent) Dixon
Medical School: University of Louisville

Jeff Donaldson | Cleveland Clinic
Jeff Donaldson
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Chih-Yang (Mike) Juan  | Cleveland Clinic
Chih-Yang (Mike) Juan
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Priyesh Patel  | Cleveland Clinic
Priyesh Patel
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School

Scott Poswilko | Cleveland Clinic
Scott Poswilko
Medical School: University of North Dakota

Brian Xavier | Cleveland Clinic
Brian Xavier
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Nicholas (Nick) Zerona  | Cleveland Clinic
Nicholas (Nick) Zerona
Medical School: East Carolina University

Education & Research

Education & Research

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 33 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


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 meeting.

  • 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 apply on a project-by-project basis. The resident will receive a dedicated half-day each week on eligible rotations for research-related activities.
  • 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.
  • Residents have unique teaching opportunities in which they can give lectures to medical students and other residents, teach at the workstation, and also teach cross-sectional anatomy to PA students.
  • Rotation Schedule.
  • Call Requirements
    • Our program builds in tiered call responsibility to increase resident skill and independence over the four years of training. First year residents are responsible for short morning shifts in the ED. Second years cover in-house call while senior residents cover emergency department shifts.
  • Conferences
    • Resident morning 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 from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    • 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.

Resident Research

2019-2020 Resident Research Papers, Posters, and Presentations

Larvie, M.; Xavier, B. A.; Jones, S. (2019, November 3-5). Review of 10 years of clinical functional MRI experience. ASFNR 2019 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 

Xavier, B. A.; Chen P. H. (2020, June 24-26). Are Commercial Deep Learning Builders Superior to Traditionally Built Machine Learning Models for Natural Language Processing? A Head-to-head Comparison using Abdominal CT Protocol Classification. SIIM 2020 Annual Meeting.

Gadodia, G., Tritle, B., Miller, M.A. & Martin, C. Recommendations for Addressing Post-Mortem Considerations in Patients Treated with Y-90 Radioembolization. IO Learning. E-publication 2020, May; 8:E39-40.

 Gadodia, G., Yanof, J., West, K, Al-Nimer, S., Hanlon, A., Weunski, C. & Martin, C.. True 3D Holographic Visualization for Performance of Percutaneous Thermal Ablation of Solid Liver Tumors (3D-HPA): An Update on In-Human Evaluation. Oral Presentation at Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Scientific Meeting 2020; Seattle, WA. 04/1/2020.  (presenting author)

Gadodia, G., Karuppasamy, K., Reddannagari, V. & Gurajala, R.. Considerations for post Y90 radioembolization dosimetry based on imaging modality. Poster Presentation at Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Scientific Meeting 2020; Seattle, WA. 03/2020. (presenting author)

Gadodia, G., Karuppasamy, K., Phillips, S., Patel, P., Juan, M., Zerona, N., Reddannagari, V., Levitin, A., Chauhan, N. & Gurajala, R.. Y90 Radioembolization: Evaluation for correlation between pre-treatment Tc99m MAA SPECT/CT dosimetry and tumor response in patients with similar MAA and Y90 distribution. Poster Presentation at Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Scientific Meeting 2020; Seattle, WA. 03/2020. (Presenting author)

Yanof, J., West, K, Al-Nimer, S., Hanlon, A., Weunski, C., Gadodia, G. & Martin, C.. Real-Time, Fused Holographic Visualization (RTFHV) for Performing Percutaneous Thermal Ablation (PTA) of Solid Liver Tumors: Preliminary Feasibility Evaluation. Poster Presentation at Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Scientific Meeting 2020; Seattle, WA. 03/2020.

Gadodia, G., Reddannagari, V., Karuppasamy, K., Patel, P.J. & Gurajala, R.. Early Utilization of SPECT/CT to Improve Localization and Reduce Time to Diagnosis and Intervention in Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding.  Oral presentation at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting 2019; Chicago, IL. 12/4/2019. (presenting author)

Martin, C., Yanof, J.H., Al-Nimer, S., Weunski, C.J., West, K., Hanlon, A., & Gadodia, G.. The Use of Augmented Reality Guidance and Navigation for Percutaneous Ablation of Liver Tumors.  Oral presentation at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting 2019; Chicago, IL. 12/4/2019.

O-YEAH! You can master O-RADS! An Interactive Tutorial for the ACR Ovarian-Adnexal Reporting and Data System (O-RADS). Caitlin Ilkanich, Myra Feldman.

Impact of Forced Function Reporting on Incidental Detection for MRI Lumbar Spine. Caitlin Ilkanich, Emmanuel Obusez.

Combined Video and Interactive Mini-Lecture Series on Artificial Intelligence Increases Resident Engagement. Caitlin Ilkanich, Po-Hao Chen.

Donaldson, J., Nancy A. Obuchowski, Rebecca T. Le, Laura Lomaglio, Robert H. Unger, Maria del Pilar Bayona, and Amanjit Gill. "Stenting for Inferior Vena Cava Stenosis After Liver Transplant." American Journal of Roentgenology 213, no. 6 (2019): 1381-1387.

Prevalence of Malignancy in Incidentally Detected Homogenous Renal Masses Measuring 21-39 Hounsfield Units on Portal Venous Phase CT: A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Cohort Study. David Sweet, Erick Remer.

Measuring Central Obesity and Pelvimetry to Predict Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) Quality in Rectal Cancer. David Sweet, Brian Herts.

Sweet DE, Feldman MK. Imaging the Post-Transplant Patient - What You Need to Know. In: Hsiao A, Liu PS, Walker CM (eds.) Multimodality Vascular Imaging: From Head to Toe. Leesburg, Virginia: American Roentgen Ray Society.

Sweet DE, Ward RD, Wang Y, Tanaka H, Campbell SC, Remer EM. Infiltrative Renal Masses: Imaging Features, Prognostic Implications, and Mimickers. RadioGraphics

Corwin MT, Altinmakas E, Asch D, Bishop KA, Boge M, Curci N, Ebada M, Elkassem A, Fananapazir G, Fetzer D, Gaballah A, Ghandi D, Kampalath R, Lee S, Markese M, McIness M, Patel N, Remer EM, Rosasco S, Schieda N, Sweet DE, Smith AD, Taylor E, Silverman SG, Davenport MS. Prevalence and clinical importance of incidental homogeneous renal masses 10-40 mm and 21-39 Hounsfield Units at portal venous-phase CT: A 12-institution retrospective cohort study. Radiology.

Sweet DE, Feldman MK, Remer ER. Imaging of the Acute Scrotum: Keys to a Rapid Diagnosis of Acute Scrotal Disorders. Abdominal Radiology. November 2019

Sweet DE, Ward RD, Campbell S, Remer EM. Infiltrative Renal Lesions: Imaging Features, Differential Consideration, and Mimickers. Electronic and oral presentation at RSNA; Chicago, IL. December 2019. 

Predictors of Disease Recurrence after Venoplasty and Stent Placement for May-Thurner Syndrome. Bondarev S, Keller EJ, Han T, Young VA, Gupta S, Vogelzang RL, Eskandari M, Resnick SA.

J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2019 Oct;30(10):1549-1554. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2019.07.012. Epub 2019.

2018-2019 Resident Research Papers, Posters, and Presentations

Baqui F. When Bowel Gas Goes Bad - Understanding Pneumatosis and Its Mimics. Educational exhibit presented at ARRS 2019; Honolulu, HI. 5/11/19.

Donaldson J, Daukss K, Wildman B, Piraino D, Gill A, Mody R. Analysis of Peer Review of Radiology Reporting by Error Category. Poster presentation at 2018 ACR Quality and Safety Conference; Boston, MA. 2/27/19.

Ebel NH, Carlin K, Shaffer ML, Shivaram G, Hawkins CM, Lane ER, Cooper K, Lindquester WS, Gadodia G, Murray KF. Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient Measurements in Children: Correlation with Hepatic Histology and Portal Hypertension. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. 2019; 6/ (6): 788-792.

Felman M, Patel P. New Frontier: The role of the Radiologist in Uterine Transplantation. Electronic exhibit at RSNA; Chicago, IL. 11/25/18.

G Gadodia, C Martin, J Yanof, S Al-Nimer, A Chapman, A Hanlon, C Weunski, K West. Holographic Visualization for Performance of Percutaneous Ablation of Solid Liver Tumors: From Development to Bench Testing, to First In-Human Evaluation. Poster presentation at SIR 2019; Austin, TX. 3/28/19.

G Gadodia, K Karuppasamy, A Levitin, N Chauhan, V Reddannagari, S Phillips, V Reddy, S Hunter, R Gurajala. Y-90 Radioembolization: Does dosimetry and distribution of Tc99m MAA on planning SPECT/CT correlate with that of Y-90 on post-treatment PET/CT?. Oral presentation at SIR 2019; Austin, TX. 3/27/19.

Ghandour A, Paratore DA, Kapoor B, Savage E, Gill A. A Case of GI Bleeding. Electronic presentation at DDI 2018; New York, NY. 10/17/18.

Gurajala R, Shah S, Hunter S. The What, How, and Why of Immediate Post Y-90 Imaging. Poster presentation at RSNA; Chicago, IL. 11/26/18.

McKenna, F, Miles, L, Donaldson, J, Castellanos, X, Goff, D, Lazar, M. Diffusional Kurtosis Imaging of Temporal Lobe Gray Matter as a Biomarker of Neurological Disease: Schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presentation at 2019 ISMRM; Montreal, QC. 5/11/19.

Juan CY, Austin N, Gurajala R, Karuppasamy K. Real-Time Image-Guided Percutaneous Pericardial Drainage: A Minimally Invasive Way to Achieve a Substantial Value Proposition in a Radiology Practice. Electron exhibit presented at SIR Annual Scientific Meeting 2019; Austin, TX. 3/25/19.

Lach MA; Mamoun, I. Pediatric Head Ultrasound: How Close is it to MR and CT?. Electronic exhibit presented at RSNA; Chicago, IL. 11/25/18.

Karimloo A, Kapoor B, Bayona P, Juan CY. Stent migration and management: Complication of hepto-vascular interventional procedures. Poster presentation at DDI Annual Meeting 2018; New York, NY. 10/18/18.

Mielke N, Impact of patient Preparation on Prostate MRI Quality. Oral presentation at SAR 2019; Orlando, FL. 3/18/19.

Reddannagari V; Gadodia G; Karuppasamy K; Levitin A; McLennan G. Y90 Radioembolization: How Do Predicted Tumor and Background Liver Doses Compare to Post-procedural Measurements?. Poster presentation at SIO 2019; Boston, MA. 6/10/19.

Schoenhagen P, Chen PH, Juan CY. From big data to big value: cloud-bases, real-time information sharing leads to improved critical decision making and management of acute aortic emergencies; Can AI play a role?. Poster presentation at Canadian Assoc. of Radiologists 82nd Annual Scientific Meeting; Montreal, QC. 4/12/19.

Sweet D, Ward RD, Campbell S, Remer EM. Infiltrative Renal Lesions: Imaging Features, Differential Consideration, and Mimickers. Electronic presentation at SAR 2019; Orlando, FL. 3/12/19.

Syed F, Zerona N, Karuppasamy K. Creative ideation to execution: Understanding the process of an endovascular device development. Poster presentation at ISET 2019; Hollywood, FL. 1/27/19.

Ward RD, Wetzel J, Purysko AS, Chen P. Developing a semiautomated data pipeline for use in prostate MRI quality reporting. Poster presentation at Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine. Denver, CO. 6/26/19.

Rotation Schedule

Rotation Schedule

2019 Diagnostic Radiology Resident Block Schedule

First Year
  • Chest/Cardiac x2
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Abdominal CT
  • Ultrasound x2
  • GI
  • Pediatrics
  • Neuro MRI
  • Neuro CT
  • IR
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Abdominal MRI
Second Year
  • Chest/Cardiac
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Abdominal CT
  • Ultrasound
  • GI
  • Neuro MRI
  • Neuro CT
  • Regional IR
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Breast Imaging
  • ED, ED/Trauma
  • Night Float
Third Year
  • Chest/Cardiac
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Abdominal CT
  • Ultrasound/OB US
  • Pediatrics
  • Neuro MRI
  • Neuro IR
  • PET
  • Abdominal MRI
  • Breast Imaging
  • ED/Float
  • Selective
  • AIRP
Fourth Year
  • Chest/Cardiac
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Abdominal Biopsy
  • GI
  • Pediatrics
  • IR
  • Breast Imaging
  • AOC x6

Resident Rotation Personalization

  • Moonlighting - Outside moonlighting opportunities are allowed for interested residents who have a full state license.
  • 4th Year Mini-fellowships/Areas of Concentration (AOC) - Six months of elective rotations are available for fourth year residents to use as “mini-fellowship” time. Six blocks 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) Residency Track - The combined diagnostic radiology/nuclear medicine residency tract has been approved. This tract allows interested residents to complete a fellowship in nuclear medicine during the normal course of radiology residency.
  • Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) - Up to 4 positions per year are available for senior diagnostic radiology residents interested in pursuing further training in interventional radiology.


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 2021

Name Fellowship Program Location
Syed Ali


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.

Women In Radiology

Women In Radiology

"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!"