Interventional Radiology-Integrated Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Welcome to the Integrated Interventional Radiology-Diagnostic Radiology Residency Training Program at Mount Sinai! Our program is designed to provide a comprehensive experience in all the radiologic subspecialties with an emphasis on Interventional Radiology. Residents benefit from clinical training at The Mount Sinai Hospital, which serves a diverse community and functions as a tertiary referral center for complex diseases. The main institutional hospital serves as the primary training site for diagnostic rotations. As the broader Mount Sinai Health System has continued to grow and diversify, IR trainees now rotate at other Manhattan Mount Sinai locations throughout their residency, increasing the depth and breadth of exposure to the myriad of patients we care for and the variety of interventions we provide. We maintain state-of-the-art equipment at all our facilities, continually incorporating new and developing technologies into our practice.

Across the system, we perform over 10,000 procedures annually over a wide variety of service lines including oncology, hepatobiliary, transplant, vascular, venous thromboembolic disease, cerebrovascular, genitourinary, women’s health, lymphatics, pain management, pediatrics, and trauma. We have 14 fixed fluoroscopy suites with state-of-the-art Phillips and Siemens units equipped with the most up-to-date embolization guidance and cone-beam CT software. In addition, we have four CT procedure rooms and four mobile C-arm based procedural areas, one of which serves as a dedicated office-based laboratory (OBL). Mount Sinai Hospital is our primary site for oncologic, hepatobiliary, and transplant interventions, while our genitourinary and women’s health practice is based out of Mount Sinai West (Roosevelt). Residents also rotate at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai Morningside (St. Luke’s) during their training.

Current Residents

Class of 2028
Linzi Arndt-Webster, MD - Emory University School of Medicine
Varun Danda, MD - Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
Ishmael Raheem, MD - Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Class of 2027
Chloe Cross, MD - University of Utah School of Medicine
Farnaz Dadrass, MD - Rush University Medical College

Class of 2026
Alex Sher, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ishan Sinah, MD, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Class of 2025
Ricki Korff,MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jennifer Watchmaker, MD, PhD Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Oluwatoyin Dada, MD, RutgersRobert Wood Johnson Medical School 

Class of 2024
Timothy Carlon, MD, Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania
Daryl Goldman, MD, University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School
Kristina Prachanronarong, MD, PhD, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School



Alumni Trainees:

Class of 2023

George Foulard, MD - Empire State Radiology (NY)
Oliver Furusato-Hunt, MD - Northwell Health (NY)
Shashidhara Murthy, MD -  Medical Center Radiologists (VA)
Raghuram Posham, MD* - NewYork Presbyterian, Columbia (NY)
Chidubem Ugwueze, MD - Oregon Health & Science University (OR)
Lindsay Young, MD* - NewYork Presbyterian, Columbia (NY)

Class of 2022

Mario Cedillo, MD - NYU Langone (NY)
Jason Gruener, MD* - Hackensack Radiology (NJ)
Adonteng Kwakye, MD - Vanderbilt University Medical Center (TN)
Brett Marinelli, MD - Memorial Sloan Kettering (NY)
Jacxelyn Moran, MD - Synergy Radiology Associates (TX)
Matthew Tangel, MD - Edison Radiology Group (NJ)

Class of 2021

Omo Adenikinju, MD – Inova Health (VA)
Michael Cellini, MD – Hackensack Meridian Health (NJ)
Matt Chiarello, MD – Hackensack Meridian Health (NJ)
David Kestenbaum, MD* - Montefiore New Rochelle/Empire State Radiology (NY)
Ark Kheyfits, DO – AdventHealth (FL)
Obaib Shoaib, MD* - University Radiology (NJ)
Nicholas Voutsinas, MD*  - Vanderbilt University Medical Center (TN)

Class of 2020
Sumit Baral, MD* - University Radiology (NJ)
Kirema Garcia-Reyes, MD – Mount Sinai (NY)
Charles Hua, MD – Memorial Care (CA)
Dennis Kwon, MD – Pulse Vascular (PA)
Elizabeth Morris, MD – NYU Langone (NY)
Amir Noor, MD* - NYU Langone (NY)
Vikram Rajpurohit, MD – NYU Langone (NY)

Class of 2019
Sumeet Bahl, MD – Brooklyn Hospital Center (NY)
Sarah Kantharia, MD – George Washington University Hospital (DC)
Jeremy Kim, MD – Charlotte Radiology (NC)
Paul O'Connor, MD* - LA Imaging & Interventional Consultants (CA)
Lindsay Thornton, MD – University of Miami (FL)
Joseph Titano, MD* - Mount Sinai Medical Center (FL)
Adam Zybulewski, MD – Mount Sinai Medical Center (FL)



Aaron Fischman, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FSVM -  Program Director (Integrated pathway)

Edward Kim, MD -   Director of Internvetional Oncology

Robert Lookstein, MD, MHCDL, FSIR, FAHA, FSVM - Section Chief, Department Executive Vice Chair

Vivian Bishay, MD- Program Director (Independent pathway)

Scott Nowakowski, MD - Vice Chair of Wellness, Angio Suite Director Mount Sinai Hospital

Rahul Patel, MD - Director of Interventional Pediatrics

Rajesh Patel, MD - Site Director Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Dan Shilo, MD - Site Director Mount Sinai West

Kirema Garcia-Reyes, MD - Associate Program Director (Integrated and Independent pathways)

We accept applicants through the Electronic Residency Application Service and offer all of our residency positions through the National Residency Matching Program. Submit your application between September 1 and November 1. In addition to the standard form, please attach the following to your online application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Medical school transcript
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination scores - Please note, we highly recommend submission of Step 2 scores with your ERAS application.
  • Dean’s letter

If you have any questions about the application process or program, please contact Senior Program Coordinator, Jennifer Polanco with any questions.

Our five-year integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Training Program is an advanced position residency that starts in the PGY-2 year and requires completion of a surgical intern year. Applicants are welcome to complete their intern year anywhere, but we do reserve spots for our residency program at Sinai. During the R1 year of training, residents’ complete foundation rotations, gaining experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of pathology. Renowned experts across the gamut of radiology subspecialties provide training, with faculty supervision present at all levels. A central priority during the initial three years of training is ample preparation for the radiology board exam administered during the R3 year. Residents receive study materials, including access to RadPrimer, a comprehensive online question bank, starting in the R1 year. Additionally, a focused physics lecture series is offered during the R3 year, and protected time is allotted for studying as the exam approaches. Residents attend the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology during their third year of training, receiving a stipend for their expenses. Click here for more information about our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program.

As residents develop and strengthen their interpretive and interventional skills over the course of residency, their responsibilities become more complex. Our goal is to train Interventional Radiologists to provide patient care through safe, efficient, appropriately utilized, quality-controlled Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology techniques. By gradually increasing resident autonomy, we develop the proficiency and confidence necessary for complex interventions.

Currently, our residents complete 70 weeks of Interventional Radiology rotations prior to the start of their PGY-6 year, providing ample exposure to a wide range of cases and procedures. Residents are encouraged to complete study and training for the Registered Physicians in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) certification during their R4 year. Specific goals in IR training include providing consultation, performing vascular and interventional procedures, identifying, nd managing potential complications, providing appropriate periprocedural care, and assisting in long-term patient management in concert with their referring physicians.

We offer a wide range of educational opportunities to provide residents with a comprehensive and engaging training experience. Our Interventional Radiology curriculum includes an extensive classroom component with daily morning conferences. Residents participate in faculty and peer lectures, a weekly journal club, a combined vascular surgery conference, morbidity and mortality meetings, hepatobiliary tumor board, industry in-service education, and a robust dedicated IR grand rounds series.

Our junior residents are scheduled for 4-6 weeks of buddy call with a senior resident/fellow as well as experience in clinic prior to the start of their dedicated Interventional Radiology years. In the final two years, residents rotate with vascular surgery and a world-renowned vascular medicine group to gain a deeper understanding of vascular anatomy, pathology, and treatment options. Residents are encouraged to complete training for the Registered Physicians in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) certification during their R4 year, further advancing their expertise in vascular medicine.

Five Year Curriculum

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Typical Conference Schedule

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Neuro IR Training Pathway

There is a dedicated neurointerventional radiology (NIR) pathway at Mount Sinai, which residents can apply to at the beginning of their PGY-4 year. Applicants should express their interest early to ensure that prerequisites are met, both during internship and residency (see below). This pathway allows accepted trainees to complete the NIR fellowship in one year following the integrated IR/DR program. Please reach out to Katharina Wang ( with any questions.

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Our program values research and encourages all residents to engage in scholarly activities throughout their training. Residents have numerous opportunities to participate in research projects, with most presenting their work at one or more national conferences per year. Each resident is required to complete at least one scholarly activity and one quality improvement project during their training. Integrated IR residents are assigned a faculty mentor who assists with generating project ideas, collaborating with other specialties, and manuscript writing.

To provide a strong foundation for research, our program includes didactic content on study design, biostatistics, and ethics in research, delivered by medical school researchers, internal faculty, and guest lecturers. Statisticians and informaticians are also available to assist residents as needed. In addition, we recently established a Contract Research Organization (CRO) within the department, which provides assistance with design and implementation, prospective multicenter research, and grant funding as well as Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) applications.

Our department provides a $2500 stipend for any conference at which residents present their research. We are proud to have one of the highest number of accepted abstracts at the Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting every year. In recent years, fellows and residents within the IR program have attended and presented at the following national conferences:

  • Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)
  • World Conference on Interventional Oncology (WCIO)
  • International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET)
  • Global Embolization Symposium and Technology (GEST)
  • Conference on Interventional Oncology (CIO)
  • Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA)
  • Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE)
  • Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA)