Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Mount Sinai West

The objective of the Diagnostic Radiology residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai West (formerly St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center) is to train well-rounded, highly competent radiologists. We pride ourselves on maintaining a culture that promotes diversity, intellectual curiosity, and cohesiveness. Our residency training program offers a comprehensive curriculum with equal emphasis on formal teaching, informal education, and practical experience, with exposure to subspecialty training and research throughout the four years of residency. Learning opportunities involve cases from a diverse group of outpatient and inpatient hospital settings on the West Side of Manhattan, as well as educational opportunities at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai Beth Israel and the Mount Sinai Hospital, and include relevant clinical and inpatient ward rotations. All of our affiliate medical centers provide access to new, state-of-the-art imaging equipment.

As a resident at Mount Sinai West, you will spend four-week structured rotations that establish a strong core radiology foundation by the end of the first year. By the latter half of the first year, you will do integrated attending-supervised calls. We have structured the first three years to expose you to all subspecialties prior to the core exam. We incorporate didactics on a weekly basis in the form of interdisciplinary conference, informal case conferences, weekly didactic series, journal club, radiology/pathology conference, and Grand Rounds. We also offer a funded month-long core exam prep course during PGY-4 at the American Institute of Radiologic pathology. During senior year, you can tailor your schedule with rotation electives that fit your academic and career goals and you can also attend an outside educational meeting. Our program also provides support for research and volunteering projects. Our program is an ESIR designated residency program.

We will be accepting 11 residents for the class of 2024.

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
  • Dean’s letter

Important aspects of the selection process also include significant research, volunteer, and leadership experiences. Applicants should obtain recommendation letters from faculty they have worked with closely. We do not have a minimum USMLE score requirement and well-rounded applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please note, our ACGME # is 4203521224 and our official name with the ACGME and in ERAS is still “Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center Program." Our NRMP number is 2070420A0.

If you have any questions about the application process or program, please contact Program Coordinator Keith Maynard.

As a resident at Mount Sinai, you enjoy access to a variety of benefits including:

  • Convenient Manhattan location of our subsidized housing across from Mount Sinai West, walking distance from Central Park, Hudson River Park, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, and Hell’s Kitchen.
  • Participation in the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) where residents receive discounts, monetary compensation for the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 3, food stipends, and many additional benefits.
  • Parking and transportation discounts, free training courses and lectures, wellness classes, and affordable cultural event tickets.

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Providing care to patients begins with caring for oneself. Mount Sinai West takes pride in resident
wellness. A committee of dedicated peers and faculty members are devoted to serving a
multitude of wellness goals. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Faculty mentorship program
  • Protected trainee educational time
  • Mental health resources
  • Leave and coverage time
  • Variety of resident benefits
  • Wellness incorporated into residency curriculum

As a resident, you have the opportunity to participate in a variety of academic opportunities, including:

  • Didactic sessions including Grand Rounds, journal club, radiology/pathology conference, small group case conferences, R1 core series, M&M chiefs conference, and a diverse selection of interdisciplinary conferences.
  • Involvement with research projects resulting in posters, presentations, and article publications. The residency program sponsors attendance at national and local research conferences.
  • Performing research rotations, working with faculty members as primary research investigators.
  • Use of the libraries at the St. Luke’s and West Hospitals, as well as the NYU library and Levy Library at Mount Sinai Hospital. You also have access to the Levy online library.
  • Access to a shared radiology drive on-site, which allows distribution of lecture material, books, and other resources. Access to a shared radiology drive off-site, with access to reading materials for each rotation as well as recorded lectures.
  • Coverage of three hospitals in Manhattan: Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital (a regional trauma center) in Northern Manhattan/Harlem, Mount Sinai West (a multi-sub specialty hospital) in the Midtown West/Upper West Side, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel in the East Village, as well as a number of state of the art new outpatient imaging centers.
  • In depth exposure to interventional radiology through rotation experience.
  • Competitive salary with yearly educational stipend. 
  • Residency sponsored 4 week American Institute for Radiology Pathology (AIRP) course and a physics review course. 
  • In-house moonlighting opportunities.

Sample Weekly Calendar of Resident Conferences

Sample Block Diagram of Rotations for Years 1 to 4

Dear Applicant,

Thank you very much for your interest in our program.

Radiology is a unique specialty that touches many patients throughout many episodes of care. From acute trauma and illness, to outpatient screening and pre-operative planning, through diagnosis and image-guided treatment, the modern radiologist needs to be equipped with the tools to handle a vast array of conditions in multiple settings, in addition to being well versed on anatomy and pathology of many organ systems. Throughout your training you will be working with experts in the medical and surgical subspecialties, allowing for a robust training experience that will provide a solid foundation for continuous learning throughout your career. The Mount Sinai Health System Department of Radiology performs over 1,000,000 exams per year at multiple locations throughout New York City and the Tri-State region, with exposure to many diseases states from which to learn.

Radiology is and will remain an ever-evolving, technology dependent field. We aim to help lead evolutionary change, and we welcome you to join us in this endeavor.


Alexander Kagen, MD
Site Chair, Department of Radiology
Associate Professor of Radiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Burton P. Drayer, MD (System Chair)
Charles M. and Marilyn Newman Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology
Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
Dean for Clinical Affairs at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Past President, RSNA and ASNR
Board of Directors, RSNA

Alexander Kagen, MD (Site Chair)
Site Chair, Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s
Associate Professor of Radiology, Chief of Body Imaging and Director of Body MRI at Mount Sinai West, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Barbara Zeifer, MD (Site Chair)
Site Chair, Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Associate Professor of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology, Mount Sinai Health System

Amita Kamath, MD MPH (Program Director)
Program Director, Mount Sinai West Radiology Residency
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Body Imaging, Mount Sinai Health System

Stephen Zink, MD
Assistant Program Director, Mount Sinai West Radiology Residency
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Body Imaging at Mount Sinai West, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel

H. Charles Pfaff, MD
Residency Site Director, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Mount Sinai West, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Keith Maynard
Program Coordinator

Class of 2023

Congratulations to our recently matched applicants!

Julian Franko
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
Medical School: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine

Naveen Galla
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine

Alexander Hsu
Undergraduate: University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine- New York

Cheng-Han Lee
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine

Amanda Loh
Undergraduate: Arizona State University
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

Desiree Mayorga
Undergraduate: Hofstra University
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine- New York

Dhagash Mehta
Undergraduate: Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey
Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Pascataway

Jacob Moskovitz
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Benjamin Parnes
Undergraduate: Brooklyn College
Medical School: State University of the New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Hien Pham
Undergraduate: University of California Irvine
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Alon Slutzky
Undergraduate: Tufts University
Medical School: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences Israel

Class of 2022

Florence Doo
Undergraduate: Wellesley College
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Julia Militar
Undergraduate: University of Rochester
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine

Makoto Ogawa
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: University of Queensland, Australia

Devon O’Guinn
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Andrew Rivera
Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College

Kiran Soni
Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Chidubem Ugwueze
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC

Tam Vu
Undergraduate: Virginia Tech
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Manvinder Kumar
Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine

Class of 2021

John Ball
Undergraduate: University of Mississippi
Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jonathan Gromis
Undergraduate: University of California Los Angeles
Medical School: New York Medical College

Jhanna Moore
Undergraduate: The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education – CUNY
Medical School: Albany Medical School

Jacxelyn Moran
Undergraduate: University of Texas – Austin
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Rohan Dhamle
Undergraduate: University of Washington
Medical School: St. Georges University School of Medicine

Jessica Patel
Undergraduate: University of South Florida
Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Henry Sun:
Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Matthew Tangel
Undergraduate: The College of New Jersey
Medical School: The Pennsylvania State College of Medicine

Sam Zheng
Undergraduate: University of South Florida
Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Class of 2020

Drew Gunio
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Shane Keogh
Undergraduate: University at Albany, SUNY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Arkadiy Kheyfits
Undergraduate: CUNY Hunter College
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Harlem Campus

Cierra McNair
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine

Cherisse Wada
Undergraduate: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Medical School: University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine

Awani Donthireddy
Undergraduate: Lehigh University
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Christina Kim
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine
Ji Lin
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine

Hong Ma
Undergraduate/Medical School: Dalian Medical University, China

Saeedeh Mirbagheri
Undergraduate/Medical School: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Rani Sewatkar
Undergraduate/Medical School: Government Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Omer Zaman
Undergraduate: Michigan State University
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Class of 2019

Kishore Chundru (Chief)
Undergraduate: Tufts University
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Musculoskeletal Imaging, Cleveland Clinic

Linda Du
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fellowship: Breast Imaging, NYU School of Medicine

Charles Hua (Chief)
Undergraduate: University of Hawaii
Medical School: University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Fellowship: Interventional Radiology, Mount Sinai Hospital

Samuel Jun
Undergraduate: SUNY Binghamton University
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fellowship: Neuroradiology, NYU School of Medicine

Anik Patel
Undergraduate: University of California – Davis
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences – Pomona
Fellowship: Musculoskeletal Imaging, University of California at Irvine

Luis Perez
Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico
Medical School: Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
Fellowship: Interventional Radiology, UT Southwestern, Dallas

Sagar Shah
Undergraduate: Villanova University
Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Imaging, University of Pennsylvania

Omid Khalilzadeh
Undergraduate/Medical School: School of Medicine, Tehran, Iran
Fellowship: Musculoskeletal Imaging, University of California San Francisco

Vivian Mai-Tran (Chief)
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: John P. and Katherine G. McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX
Fellowship: Breast Imaging, Yale School of Medicine

Nicholas McGarvey
Undergraduate: University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Science
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine
Fellowship: Musculoskeletal Imaging, Tulane University School of Medicine

Hussein Nasser
Undergraduate: Muhlenberg College
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Neuroradiology, University of Pennsylvania

Cara Swintelski
Undergraduate: University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fellowship: Breast Imaging, St. Barnabas

Ross Varma
Undergraduate: Washington University
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Fellowship: Breast imaging, University of South Florida

Saurabh Verma (Chief)
Undergraduate: City University of New York
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Fellowship: Neuroradiology, NYU School of Medicine

Alumni Residents

Class of 2018
Sumeet Bahl - Vascular Interventional, Mount Sinai Hospital
John Choi - Pediatric Radiology, Boston Children’s Hospital
David Gorovoy - Neuroradiology, Mount Sinai Hospital
Alicia Huang - Neuroradiology, Weill Cornell
Alexandra Roudenko – Body Imaging, Weill Cornell
Anjali Shah - Breast/Body Imaging, Weill Cornell
Daniel Yoon - Musculoskeletal Imaging, University of Chicago
Sandeep K. Garg - Vascular Interventional, Georgetown University Hospital
Richard Tapnio - Vascular Interventional, Rush University Medical Center
Adam Zybulewski - Vascular Interventional, Mount Sinai Hospital
Jaime Altabet - Breast/Body Imaging, Northwell Health
Amanda Feibusch – Breast Imaging, RWJBarnabas Health

Class of 2017
Hanna Eng – Musculoskeletal/Neuroradiology, Thomas Jefferson University
Nii Koney – Vascular Interventional, University of California Los Angeles
Soran Mahmood – Musculoskeletal/MRI, Baylor University Medical Center
Arie Neymotin – Emergency Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine
MaryAnn Ro – Neuroradiology, University of Colorado
Leyla Yazdi – Musculoskeletal, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Marcin Kolber – Vascular Interventional, Mount Sinai Hospital
Francesco Priamo – Neuroradiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital - Harvard
Vetana Seit - Neuroradiology, Indiana University School of Medicine
Pratik Shukla - Vascular Interventional, Mount Sinai Hospital
Jason Teitelbaum – Healthcare Leadership, Yale School of Medicine
Anant Patel – Neuroradiology & Neurointerventional – Stanford School of Medicine
Sean Adwar – Vascular Interventional, University of Alabama Hospital

Class of 2016
Karen Chen – Neuroradiology, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Jennifer Choi – Breast Imaging, University of Southern California
Robert Hang – Musculoskeletal, Yale School of Medicine
Bo Li –Breast Imaging, University of California Los Angeles
Mustafa Syed – Vascular Interventional, Mount Sinai Hospital
Lilly Zhang – Post-doctorate Fellow, Neuroradiology, University of California – San Francisco
Corey Ho – Musculoskeletal, SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital
Rydhwana Hossain – Cardiothoracic, Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard
Arti Iyer – Breast Imaging, Baylor College of Medicine
Susan Lee - Musculoskeletal, Hospital for Special Surgery
Jeremy Whang – Neuroradiology, University of Pennsylvania; Musculoskeletal, Hospital for Special Surgery
Elina Zaretsky – Breast Imaging, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Nishi Talati – Breast Imaging, Mount Sinai Hospital

Class of 2015
Sam Altman – Breast Imaging, Weill Cornell
Michael Chung – Thoracic Radiology, University of Maryland Medical Center
James Park – Breast Imaging, Northwestern University
Sagar Patel – Neuroradiology, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Digvijay Singh – Vascular Interventional, Emory University School of Medicine
Vikash Singh – Musculoskeletal, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Michael Starc – Neuroradiology, Weill Cornell
Matthew Teng – Musculoskeletal, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
John Patrick Gonzalez - Vascular Interventional, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Hristina Natcheva - Cardiothoracic, Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard
Franklin Nwoke - Vascular Interventional, University of California San Diego; Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
Hemesh Dilip Rama – Neuroradiology, Montefiore Medical Center
Shannon Scrudato - Breast Imaging, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Jenan Vairavamurthy - Vascular Interventional, University of Southern California
Christine Hopper - Breast/Body Imaging, Northwell Health

 

Our residents perform and share research regularly.

Read recent selected resident publications and presentations at national meetings.