Nuclear Medicine Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Our three-year training program requires an internship year as a prerequisite to residency training. It meets all requirements of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine in nuclear medicine. Our program currently has six residents and we recruit 2 residents/year.


We strive to provide you, our residents, with the knowledge and skills required for any of the increasing opportunities in nuclear medicine, including university research positions, clinical subspecialty practices, and general nuclear medicine practice in a community setting.

To achieve this goal, we use a combination of didactic lectures and interactive resident conferences. We offer a comprehensive orientation lecture series for our new residents and provide an extensive resident conference schedule, typically conducting two or three conferences daily.

As a resident, you will rorate through general nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology, positron emission tomography, body computed tomography, and the radionuclide laboratory. During early training, we emphasize the basic sciences and fundamentals of nuclear medicine. As your residency training progresses you increase your knowledge and skill, you will become more involved in the decision-making process and performing procedures. 

How to Apply

Applications are accepted and reviewed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). International graduates are welcome to apply. 

Using ERAS, you will be required to furnish the following documents:

  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Dean's letter 
  • Official transcript
  • Proof of at least one year of training in a U.S.-based, clinical program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  • Three letters of recommendations (one must be from Program Director)
  • Head-shot photo
  • ECFMG certification (international graduates only)


Presenting our faculty members:

Munir Ghesani, MD (Section Chief)
Somali Gavane, MD (Program Director)
Nasrin Ghesani, MD
Charles Richard Goldfarb, MD
Sherif Heiba, MD
Karin Knesaurek, PhD
Fukiat Ongseng, MD 
Lewen Stempler, MD
Reema Goel, MD


1st Year
Rahman Akinlusi, MD
Busra Cangut, MBBS

2nd Year
Ahmed Abdelrahman, MD
Matteo Novello, MD
Joseph Trak, MD

3rd Year
Turgut Bora Cengiz, MD - Chief Resident