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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 2 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 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 2 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 Tesla; 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 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
Metro Trauma
Neuro CT I Neuro CT II
Neuro MR I Neuro MR III
Night Float
NucMed I & II NucMed III NucMed IV (PET/CT)
Peds I Peds II Peds III
Ultrasound I & II Ultrasound III Ultrasound IV (Obstetrics)
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.

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
All 7:30 a.m.   Abdominal Imaging
All 8:15 a.m.   Nuclear Medicine
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
All 7:30 a.m. Breast Imaging
All 8:15 a.m. Pediatric Radiology
1st, 3rd 5:00 p.m. Imaging Institute Grand Rounds
All 7:30 a.m.   Neuroradiology
All 8:15 a.m.   Medical Physics
4th 12:00 p.m.   Interesting Case Conference
1st, 3rd 7:30 a.m.   Abdominal Imaging
2nd, 4th 7:30 a.m.   Neuroradiology
All 8:15 a.m.   Musculoskeletal Imaging

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 $1,200 - $2,400 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
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Complete applications must be received through ERAS by October 31, 2016. Applications submitted or completed after this date will not be considered. Applications outside the match will not be considered.

Before February 1, 2017, the following items are required to be ranked:

  • Dean’s letter
  • ECFMG for International Medical Graduates

Additional Information

Other Resources
Radiology Residency Program

Cleveland Clinic Radiology residents enjoy all the features and amenities a big city has to offer while maintaining the sense of community of a small city. Whether you are a foodie, musician, art lover, sports guru, outdoor enthusiast, or fitness fanatic, Cleveland has something for everyone. Most recently, the city received national attention for the Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 NBA Championship, the 100th birthday of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the hosting of the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Cleveland provides an affordable cost of living for residents. Some rent homes in the Westside suburbs or own condos in the Eastside suburbs, while others reside in apartments or lofts downtown. The Greater Circle Living program also provides additional incentives such as forgivable loans to Cleveland Clinic employees who decide to rent or buy in the University Circle area, just a mile away.

Radiology Residency Program

Radiology residents understand the importance of work-life balance: neither “Snowmageddon” nor “the polar vortex” can match the radiology residents’ determination to socialize! Recent activities include the annual welcome party, holiday parties, happy hours, game nights, fantasy football, and the annual senior roast. Meet or catch up with residents from other departments at a monthly House Staff Association event.

If the Cleveland Clinic Radiology Residency is calling your name, remember to bring a warm coat and a good sense of humor. The first is seasonal, but the second is year-round! Email our program coordinator, Sylvia, at if you’d like to get in touch with any of us and ask about our program or our city.

Salary: Clinical Residents and Fellows

Please refer to the table below for new salary rates, effective April 1, 2016:

Grad Level Annual Rate Per Pay Rate
1 $53,000 $2,208.33
2 $55,000 $2,291.67
3 $56,500 $2,354.17
4 $57,667 $2,402.79
5 $59,732 $2,488.83
6 $62,052 $2,585.50
7 $64,138 $2,672.42
8 $64,419 $2,684.13
9 $66,291 $2,762.13


Academic Funding and Time Away
  • $3,000 for AIRP
  • Up to four days per meeting for poster, electronic, and oral presentations
  • $1,500 for posters and electronic exhibits
  • $2,400 for oral presentations
  • $800 for books, electronic devices, and e-books annually
  • Personalized set of lead to include vest with sleeves, kilt, and thyroid guard.
Flexible Vacation Policy

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

Useful Benefits Links

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.

* indicates current staff member at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, eRadiology, or Regional Radiology
Class of 2016
Name Fellowship Program Location
Kavita Bhatt, MD Abdominal Imaging Mallinckrodt
Isaac Dahan, MD Vascular & Interventional Radiology Cleveland Clinic
Lulu He, DO Musculoskeletal Cleveland Clinic
Priya Sundaram, DO Neuroradiology Cleveland Clinic
Benjamin Tritle, MD Vascular & Interventional Radiology Cleveland Clinic
Alex Wu, MD Neuroradiology Northwestern
Fangbai Wu, MD Musculoskeletal Cleveland Clinic
Jenny Wu, MD Neuroradiology Cleveland Clinic
Class of 2015
Name Fellowship Program Location
Justin LeBlanc, MD Musculoskeletal Cleveland Clinic
Akash Garg, MD Musculoskeletal Cleveland Clinic
Esther Udoji, MD Breast Imaging University of Chicago
Dana Ataya, MD Breast Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Frances Tardy, MD Abdominal Imaging Cleveland Clinic
Joe Chang, MD 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.



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

Class of 2020
Resident Medical School
Hannah Barnard Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Michael Brown New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sean Gallagher Ohio University, College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Priyal Gupta University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Evan Mason A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Adeyinka Owoyele Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Faisal Siddiqui University Of Toledo College Of Medicine
Furqan Syed King Edward Medical College
Class of 2019
Resident Medical School
Furquan Baqui Midwestern University, Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Abed Al-Hamid Ghandour American University Of Beirut
Margaret Glenn University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Sandhya Jacob Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Michael Lach Midwestern University, Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Nathan Mielke University of North Texas Health Science Center,College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Leyla Nasehi Tehran University Of Medical Sciences
Ryan Ward University of Tennessee, College of Medicine
Class of 2018
Resident Medical School
Phillip Clark University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Amar Gupta Case Western University School of Medicine
Ryan Incledon University of North Texas HSC, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jenny Joyce Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Matt Kiczek Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
D. Alex Paratore Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Daniel Paulson Sanford School of Medicine of University of South Dakota
Andrew Schreiner Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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