The objective of the Diagnostic Radiology residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (West) 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 Morningside, Mount Sinai Union Square 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 beginning of your second 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 (senior conference). Our program also provides support for research, wellness, community service and global health initiatives.
We will be accepting 11 residents for the class of 2028.
Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR)
Our program is an Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) designated residency program. The purpose of ESIR designation is to standardize the interventional radiology training of diagnostic radiology residents who identify an early desire to specialize in the field of interventional radiology. Review Committee approval provides the diagnostic radiology residency program assurance that their ESIR curriculum will qualify residents for advanced entry into an independent radiology residency. Diagnostic Radiology residents who complete approved ESIR training and satisfy the procedural requirements to include a minimum of 500-image-guided procedures will be eligible to start in an advanced (2nd year) position in the interventional radiology program to which they match.
Program Director: Aaron Fischman
Associate Program Director: Vivian Bishay
Diagnostic and Nuclear Radiology Dual Certification Pathway
Our institution offers a dual certification pathway in Diagnostic and Nuclear Radiology. Residents who choose to pursue this dual pathway complete 16 months of nuclear medicine rotations over the four years of residency.
Program Director: Nasrin Ghesani
Radiology Research Track Residency
The objective of the Radiology Research Track Residency at Radiology at Mount Sinai (including The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai West) is to expose radiology residents to translational research during their residency to ensure their future as physician scientists. This track is open to motivated residents at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai West.
The research track residents undertake a number of clinical research projects. They are also paired with a mentor principal investigator, and will regularly meet with program leadership, Bachir Taouli, MD, Kathleen Halton, MD, and Amita Kamath, MD.
The research track is ideally undertaken within the last three years of residency to allow sufficient time for project development and completion. Participants are encouraged to select a thematic focus across their projects in order to develop expertise within a specific area.
To apply or ask for more information, please reach out to Bachir Taouli, MD, Vice Chair for Translational Research.
Imaging Informatics Fellowship
The imaging informatics fellowship is available to fourth year radiology residents. Fellows will attend the National Imaging Informatic Course (NIIC) and Imaging Informatics Professional (IIP) workshop. Fellows will also sit for the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII) Imaging Informatics Professional Exam to obtain Imaging Informatics Professional Cerification (CIIP). In addition, fellows will participate in radiology IT projects and research.