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RSNA 2016 – Resident Exhibits

VCUHS Radiology Residents are involved in 4 exhibits at the 2016 RSNA meeting.

Dan Chu (PGY 3) “The Decision for Revision: A Guide to TIPS Revision” that includes work by Bipin Rajendran (PGY5), Fareed Riyaz (PGY4) and Uma Prasad, MD (Faculty Mentor).

Harut Gyurjyan “Overview of Bronchial Arterial Hemorrhage and Approach to Intervention” that includes work by Gustavo Elias (PGY5), Bipin Rajendran (PGY5) and Dan Komorowski, MD (Faculty Mentor)

Reza Imani-Shikhabadi “Selective Sampling of Adrenal and Ovarian Veins in Patients with Radiographically Occult Steroid Secreting Tumors” that includes work by Adrienne McGhee (RRA) and Jeff Elbich, MD (Faculty Mentor)

Perry Myrick “Pelvic Trauma: What Every Radiologist Should Know” that includes work by Josephina Vossen, MD (Faculty Mentor); Peter Haar, MD, PhD (Faculty); Kevin Hoover, MD, PhD (Faculty) and Curtis Hayes, MD (Faculty)

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DX Please Case 233

Please join me in congratulating our residents for correctly answering Diagnosis Please case 233, Blastomycosis (pdf attached), in the journal Radiology. Our residency group was one of only four worldwide with the correct response and the only group from the US.  Dx Pls 233

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100% Pass Rate of the ABR Core Exam

2017

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 who just received notification that each and everyone of them passed the Core Exam.  It was definitely a rough road to the exam between interviews for IR Fellowship spots (4 people and all of them matched),  another person interviewing for a Neuroradiology Fellowship spot (matched), 2 people who had rolling stones (pun intended) and everyone just on pins and needles with way too much caffeine coursing through their bodies.  We are very proud of you!!!

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Radiology Residents take a clean sweep at the upcoming VA Chapter of the ACR meeting

VCU Health Radiology is taking home the Gold, Silver and Bronze at this years VA Chapter of the ACR meeting being held on August 6.  We hope to see all of you at the meeting supporting the hard work that our residents and faculty mentors put into the presentations as listed below.

Nick Chadwick, MD (4th year) and Raj Khangura, MD (2016 graduate) have been awarded first place by the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Radiology in the 2016 Resident Abstract Award Competition for their scientific work entitled “Single Center Review of Minimal Aortic Injury using CTA.” Also please extend your congratulations to their Radiology faculty mentors Drs. Parker, Grizzard and Groves. The first place winners will present their work at the annual chapter meeting in August at the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Chapter of the ACR at which they will be awarded a $1,000 prize.

2nd place – “Correlation of On-Call Errors with Musculoskeletal Rotation Performance”  – Chris Goodman, DO; Nick Chadwick, MD; W Wan, MD;  Kevin Hoover, MD, PhD

3rd place – Left Ventricular Late Gadolinium Enhancement Identified on Pre-procedure Pulmonary Vein Cardiac MR: Incidence, Pattern of Enhancement, and Clinical Implications”  – Fareed Riyaz, MD; Mark Parker, MD, FACR; Michael Brooks, BS; Shawdi Manouchehr-pouri, BS; Robert Groves, MD; John Grizzard, MD; John Fahrner, MD

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Welcome to the Class of 2020

A hearty welcome to the new residents in Radiology.  Take some time out of your busy day to say hello, shake hands and give them some advice keeping in mind that once not that long ago, you were the new kid in town.

Reza Amerinasab, M.D.
M.D. – Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (1995 – 2004)
Internship / Residency – Internal Medicine Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (2014 – 2016)

Wali Danish, M.D.
M.D. – Georgetown University School of Medicine (2011 – 2015)
Internship – Internal Medicine Georgetown University Hospital (2015 – 2016)

Samarth Gola, M.D.
M.D. – Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (2011 – 2015)
Internship – Internal Medicine Union Memorial Hospital (2015 – 2016)

Lynn Ivey, M.D.
M.D. – Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (2011 – 2015)
Internship – Preliminary Surgery, VCU Health (2015 – 2016)

Soobin Kang, M.D.
M.D. – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (2011 – 2015)
Internship – Internal Medicine VCU Health (2015 – 2016)

Shervin Mirshahi, M.D.
M.D. – Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (2010 – 2014)
Internship – Preliminary Surgery Carilion Clinic (2014 – 2015)

Avinash Pillutla, M.D.
M.D. – Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (2011 – 2015)
Internship – Internal Medicine VCU Health (2015 – 2016)

Eric You, M.D.
M.D. – Wayne State University School of Medicine (2011 – 2015)
Internship – Internal Medicine Detroit Medical Center (2015 – 2016)

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Hello and Goodbye

We are sad to see one of our own leave, but alas the time has come and John Fahrner, MD is off to Minnesota.  John was an incredible resident and co-chief who spent the last 2 years in our department after completing a cardiothoracic fellowship at Duke.  Best of luck to you and we hope that you will come back from time-to-time to give a lecture to the resident

 

 

 

A fond farewell to a staple of the Nuclear Medicine Division as Paul Jolles, MD retired on June 30.  You will be missed by one and all in the department!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah G. Winks, MD, officially joins the Abdominal Imaging section on July 1 as an Assistant Professor.  Sarah graduated with the class of 2015 and recently completed her Abdominal Imaging Fellowship in our department.  Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you in the hallways and reading rooms for many years to come

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Radiology Class of 2016 – Coming to a scanner near you…

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The class of 2016 came, saw and conquered, leaving their mark in our hearts and upon the department.  On behalf of the Department of Radiology, we wish the best to this unique group of individuals as they continue their training in fellowships around the country and fortify radiology practices that they join as they continue on their journeys.  Best of luck!!!

Nia Almeida-Sawyer, MD              Private Practice, Modesto Radiology – California

Ryan Clayton, MD                          Abdominal Imaging Fellowship – VCU Health System

Ryan Gabriel, MD                           Breast Imaging Fellowship – UVA

Adam Guyer, MD                            VIR Fellowship – Georgetown University

Rajkamal Khangura, MD               Neuroradiology Fellowship – UC Davis

Adam Lustig, MD                           VIR Fellowship – UNC

Christopher O’Neill, MD                MR Imaging Fellowship – VCU Health System

Matthew Parry, MD                        Neuroradiology Fellowship – Cedars Sinai

Ashkan Shademan, MD                Abdominal Imaging & Interventional Fellowship – UCLA

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2016 Senior Banquet Awards Recap

M. Pinson Neal, Jr., M.D. – Outstanding Resident Award presented to Nia K. Almeida-Sawyer, MD.  This award is given in recognition of consistent demonstration of excellent performance during residency training; consistent demonstration of above average or superior quality of professionalism, commitment, and dedication to specialty during residency to include preparation, studying, and clinical duties; demonstration of achievable interest in academic radiology and demonstration of professional initiative and motivation leading to recognition for achieving a significant leadership role.

Charles L. Baird Award presented to Ryan Clayton, MD.  This book award is given to the CV fellow or resident who has best demonstrated the sort of intellectual curiosity and interest in new and innovative cardiovascular imaging modalities that best reminds us of Dr. Baird

Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award presented to Nick Chadwick, MD.  This award is in recognition of presentations of scientific papers at regional or national meetings, publications of scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals; receipt of a research grant or contributions to the success of a research program within the department and other research activities.

Floyd Best Resident Lecture presented to Chris O’Neill, MD.  This award is given to the resident who presents the highest scored resident originated lecture.

In-service Examination Award presented to Nikhil Bhargava, MD for the
highest score on the exam among the second year class.

ABR Physics Examination Award presented to Ryan Gabriel, MD and Rajkamal Khangura, MD for the highest score in the physics section.

ABR Core Examination Award presented to Nia K. Almeida-Sawyer, MD for the highest overall score on the Core Exam.

McGuire VAMC Outstanding Second Year Radiology Resident Award presented to Nikhil Bhargava, MD as selected by the VAH Radiology Faculty.

McGuire VAMC Outstanding Third Year Radiology Resident Award presented to Mike Maldonado, MD as selected by the VAH Radiology Faculty.

Pediatric Case of the Week presented to Michael Maldonado, MD.

Cardiopulmonary Case of the Week presented to Michael Maldonado, MD.

Klaus Ranniger Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching presented to L. John Fahrner, MD as voted upon among the Radiology Residents.

VA Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching presented to Mike Lennon, MD as voted upon among the Radiology Residents.

Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award presented to L. John Fahrner, MD.  The Anthony V. Proto Resident Research Fund honors the Outstanding Radiology Faculty of the Year who demonstrates exemplary and unselfish service to the department.

Anthony V. Proto, M.D. – Faculty Research Mentorship Award presented to Jeff Elbich, MD.  Awarded to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to mentoring and furthering resident participation in academic endeavors leaving to exhibits, presentations, and publications

Congratulations to everyone!!!!!!