Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Mount Sinai West

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.

Specialized Tracks

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

Research Pathway

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. 

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.

Our ACGME # is 4203521224 and our NRMP number is 2070420A0. Our official residency program name is Diagnostic Radiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (West). Please note that the Mount Sinai Beth Israel radiology residency program has merged with our program and is no longer a separate residency program.

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

For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicants’ supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional.In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our program’s setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application provides:

  • geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting); 
  • information about an applicant’s most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable; and
  • program signals.

The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between August 1 and September 16, 2022.

Learn more about the AAMC supplemental ERAS application.

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.
  • Excellent union (CIR) benefits include Health Coverage with free preventive care visits and inpatient care, for both residents and their families (Transgender care is covered), Vision and Dental coverage, Quality improvement/Patient Safety training fund up to $3,000 per year, Legal benefits coverage (Contract review, Landlord/Tenant issues, Immigration) and Disability benefits.
  • Parking and transportation discounts, free training courses and lectures, wellness classes, and affordable cultural event tickets.
  • Education fund that includes coverage of physics board review course, ABR fees, NYRS resident dues, funding to attend month long course at AIRP, funding for any conference that a resident is presenting at, and funding for a "senior" conference as fourth year radiology resident, and funding for meals provided during resident lectures.
  • Free bus service between Mount Sinai Morningside, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai West
  • Safe ride car service on-call (after hours)

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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

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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 Mount Sinai Morningside and West Hospitals, as well as the NYU library and Levy Library at The 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 two hospitals in Manhattan: Mount Sinai Morningside (a regional trauma center) in Northern Manhattan/Harlem, Mount Sinai West (a multi-sub specialty hospital) in the Midtown West/Upper West Side, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Union Square, 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.

Headshot of Alexander C. Kagen
Alexander Kagen, MD
Site Chair MSW/MSM, Department of Radiology
Associate Professor of Radiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Dear Applicant,

Welcome to the Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Mount Sinai West. As the largest program in New York State, we offer a tremendously diverse educational experience at several hospital and outpatient settings throughout New York City, providing services ranging from primary through tertiary care, including a trauma center at Mount Sinai Morningside.  We are also a fully subspecialized department with dedicated teaching faculty in all areas of Radiology. We believe our residents receive top-notch clinical training as well as ample academic opportunities, often in collaboration with our colleagues at the Mount Sinai Hospital campus on the Upper East Side.

We look forward to meeting you and showing you our program.


Corey D Eber, MD MS
Site Chair MSBI/Downtown, Department of Radiology
Associate Professor of Radiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Radiology team shot

Neil M. Rofsky, MD (System Chair)
Dr. Charles M. and Marilyn Newman Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology
System Chair, Diagnostic, Molecular, and Interventional Radiology
Senior Associate Dean of Wellness and Coaching for the Icahn School of Medicine

Burton P. Drayer, MD (Emeritus)
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 Morningside
Associate Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology
Division of Body Imaging, Mount Sinai West, Mount Sinai Morningside, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Corey Eber, MD MS (Site Chair)
Site Chair, Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Associate Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology
Division of Cardiothoracic Imaging, Mount Sinai

Amita Kamath, MD MPH (Program Director)
Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (West)
Associate Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology
Associate Professor of Medical Education
Division of Body Imaging, Mount Sinai

Charles Pfaff, MD (Associate Program Director)
Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (West)
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology

Dexter Mendoza, MD (Associate Program Director)
Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (West)
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology

Sharon Gordon, MD (Associate Program Director)
Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (West)
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology

Paula Green
Program Manager

Luciana (Lucy) Calcano
Program Coordinator

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Chief Residents as pictured (left to right):
Rishi Kalra DO, Marcus Konner DO, Divya Gupta MD, David Bamshad MD

Congratulations to our recently matched applicants!

Class of 2028

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Class of 2027-R1

Class of 2026-R2

Class of 2025-R3

Class of 2024-R4


Our residents perform and share research regularly.

Read recent selected resident publications and presentations at national meetings.