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ABR Results for the Class of 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 as they have all passed the ABR Core Exam!  All those months of studying have paid off and now you can relax (a little bit) as you tackle the mini-fellowships you selected for your final year of residency.  Congrats once again.

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Welcome to the Class of 2021

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.

Matthew Alexander Burr, M.D.
MD – University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Internship – Transitional at Baptist Health System

Nelya Ebadirad, M.D.
MD – Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Internship – Preliminary Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Dow Eldon Emerson, IV, M.D.
MD – Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Internship – Preliminary Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Shareh Hallaji, M.D.
MD – Ross University School of Medicine
Internship – Preliminary Medicine at Pinnacle Health Hospitals

Erik Kristen Loken, M.D.
MD – Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Internship – Preliminary Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Adam Walter Ramdass Maxwell, M.D.
MD – University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Internship – Preliminary Medicine at University Hospitals, Columbia, Missouri

Christopher Ovanez, M.D.
MD – St. George’s University School of Medicine
Internship –Preliminary Surgery at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center

Kunal Patel, M.D.
MD – Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
Internship – Preliminary Surgery at Orlando Health

Michael George Petrides, M.D.
MD – Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Internship – Preliminary Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Parth N. Shah, M.D.
MD – Eastern Virginia Medical School
Internship – Preliminary Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School

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Con te partirò (Time to say goodbye)

It seems like yesterday when this group of 10 budding radiologists first entered the reading rooms with so much to learn about the careers they had selected.  Now, each of them are moving on to fellowships and/or faculty positions having “conquered radiology one slice at a time.”  Best of luck to each of our graduates (not that they will need it) and we will see you at a conference in the future.

Nirjhor Bhowmik, MD – VIR Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin

Nick Chadwick, MD – Musculoskeletal Fellowship, University of Michigan

Gustavo Elias, MD– VIR Fellowship, Yale

Matthew Herczyk, MD – Musculoskeletal Fellowship, VCU Health

Timothy Hofstra, MD – Emergency Radiology Faculty, VCU Health

Michael Maldonado, MD – Neuroradiology Fellowship, UVA

C. Heath Petty, MD – Musculoskeletal Fellowship, VCU Health

Bipin Rajendran, MD – VIR Fellowship, Massachusetts General

Adrian Repic, MD – VIR Fellowship, VCU Health

Taryar Zaw, MD – Musculoskeletal Fellowship, Mayo Clinic – Arizona

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2017 Banquet Recap

M. Pinson Neal, Jr., M.D. – Outstanding Resident Award presented to Nirjhor Bhowmik, 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 Taryar Zaw, 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 Harut Gyurjyan, 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 Nick Chadwick and Matt Herczyk, MD.  This award is given to the resident who presents the highest scored resident originated lecture.

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

ABR Physics Examination Award presented to Michael Maldonado, MD for the highest score in the physics section.

ABR Core Examination Award presented to Michael Maldonado, MD for the highest overall score on the Core Exam.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award presented to Ken Capecci, 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 Mark Parker, 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!!!!!!

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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