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Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Staten Island University Hospital

Message from the program director

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome you to our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Staten Island University Hospital. We have organized a top-caliber and highly desirable radiology residency program that is part of Northwell Health, New York state's largest healthcare provider.

Staten Island University Hospital is located just minutes from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and is the fifth largest hospital in New York City. Our fully Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited program provides state-of-the-art education to our residents in an environment that emphasizes the role of doctor as caretaker, teacher and humanitarian.

We invite you to explore the opportunities that await you in our exceptional program.

Faculty

Attending

Title

Subspecialty

Dr. Mark Raden

Chairman of Radiology

Chief of Neuroradiology

Neuroradiology

VIR

Dr. Shirley Hanna

Associate Chair of Department

Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging

Musculoskeletal

Mammography

Dr. Jonathan Scheiner

Associate Chairman for Operations

VIR

Dr. Carolyn Raia

Associate Chairman of Ambulatory Imaging and Director of Breast Imaging

Mammography

Dr. Jeremy Neuman

Associate Chair of Department

Chief of Pediatric Radiology

Pediatric Radiology

Dr. David Sarkany

Residency Program Director

Body Imaging

Dr. Noor Ahmad

Chief of Interventional Radiology

VIR

Dr. David Geller

Attending Radiologist

VIR

Dr. Christopher Giordano

Attending Radiologist

VIR

Dr. Gail Yarmish

Chief of Body Imaging

Body Imaging

Dr. Richa Sharma

Attending Radiologist

Body Imaging

Dr. Morris Hayim

Attending Radiologist

Body Imaging

Dr. June Koshy

Attending Radiologist

Pediatric Radiology

Dr. Salvatore Farruggia

Attending Radiologist

Pediatric Radiology

Dr. Mamatha Gowda

Chief of Cardiac Imaging

Chest Imaging

Cardiac Imaging

Dr. Haneen Ali

Attending Radiologist

Chest Imaging

Cardiac Imaging

Dr. Arnold Brenner

Chief of Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Devayani Patel

Attending Radiologist

Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Steven Peti

Attending Radiologist

Nuclear Medicine

Body Imaging

Dr. Marlena Jbara

Attending Radiologist

Musculoskeletal

Dr. Cheryl Lin

Chief of Ultrasound

Musculoskeletal

Ultrasound

Dr. Joseph Lowry

Chief of Thoracic Imaging

Chief of Fluoroscopy

Chest Imaging

Fluoroscopy

Dr. Henry McPherson

Attending Radiologist

Fluoroscopy

Ultrasound

Dr. Spencer Serras

Attending Radiologist

Neuroradiology

Dr. Janice Hwang

Attending Radiologist

Neuroradiology

Dr. Daniel Klein

Attending Radiologist

Neuroradiology

Dr. Lynne Voutsinas

Attending Radiologist

Neuroradiology

Dr. Dayna Williams

Attending Radiologist

Mammography

Dr. Eric Trenkmann

Attending Radiologist

Mammography

Dr. Yolande Kwok

Attending Radiologist

Mammography

Body Imaging

Dr. Ryan Logan Webb

Attending Radiologist

Emergency Radiology

Pediatric Radiology

Dr. Leonid Lempert

Attending Radiologist

Emergency Radiology Mammography

Dr. Jatin Zaveri

Attending Radiologist

Emergency Radiology

Body Imaging

Frequently asked questions

Is there an ESIR (early specialization in interventional radiology) program?

Yes. We were recently approved by the Radiology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME. The ESIR program will allow residents in diagnostic radiology to begin their IR training within their DR residency. Subsequently, only a single year of dedicated IR training is needed for board certification as opposed to two additional years for DR residents who did not participate in an ESIR-approved program.

Where do residents live?

Affordable housing is available in the immediate vicinity of the hospital. Currently, our residents live within the five boroughs and New Jersey. Staten Island is easily accessible from the other four boroughs and New Jersey via public transportation or by car.

Is Staten Island affordable?

Housing is not provided, but as mentioned above, housing is quite affordable in Staten Island.

Do you have PACS?

Yes. We currently use GE Centricity PACS. We are a fully digital department.

Do you have access to StatDX/RADPrimer/eAnatomy?

Yes, all residents have individual access to these resources.

How many beds are there at Staten Island University Hospital?

There are approximately 800 beds in total.

Are residents expected to read every case?

The primary goal of the program is the education of the residents. Residents are encouraged to read as many cases as they are comfortable, according to their level of training.

What is the typical workflow?

Workflow varies depending on rotation. Responsibilities vary according to year. In the first year, residents always draft reports, which are reviewed with the attending prior to release. In the second year and beyond, residents release preliminary results, available to clinicians, prior to attending review. The goal of the program is ongoing teaching and side-by-side review of all cases with attendings.

Is there 24/7 attending coverage?

Yes, there is an in-house attending 24/7. However, the resident still acts independently on call.

Is there 24/7 ultrasound tech coverage?

Yes. Ultrasound techs perform all ultrasound exams, including on call. However, residents are encouraged to review scans in real time with the ultrasound techs and perform the scans themselves.

Is housing provided?

Housing is not provided, but as mentioned above, housing is quite affordable in Staten Island.

What benefits does the program offer?

• Highly competitive salary – among the highest in the nation – with excellent health and dental insurance coverage. Note: PGY-II year corresponds to radiology year 1.

PGY Level

Base Salary 2017 – 2018

1

$70,000

2

$72,000

3

$74,000

4

$75,500

5

$77,000

  • $700 book fund per year – can be used on books or education material such as an iPad
  • Free lunch provided during conference
  • Free subscriptions to STATDx, RadPrimer, eAnatomy, Titan Radiology, and ABR Physics Review
  • Free Brandt and Helms textbook
  • Full reimbursement for all conference expenses for one conference per year at which the resident presents research. In addition, there is partial reimbursement or full reimbursement for conferences thereafter during the same year.

What are the moonlighting opportunities?

Moonlighting opportunities for second year residents and beyond are abundant, including inpatient coverage of Friday night shifts and moonlighting at our outpatient facility.

What radiology equipment does the hospital have?

Click here for a complete listing of the radiology equipment at Staten Island University Hospital.
 

Do the residents attend AIRP (American Institute for Radiologic Pathology)? Is it paid for?

Yes, residents attend the AIRP conference (formerly AFIP). Housing and tuition for the course are paid for by the program. Tuition and a $1,500 stipend is provided.

Are away rotations allowed?

Yes. Our program is unique in its ability to allow residents to pursue outside rotations, which can be very beneficial for evaluating fellowship opportunities.

Global electives are available as well!

Is there a resident lounge? Call room? Library?

Yes, we have a spacious resident lounge that includes PACS reading stations, a coffee maker and a comfortable couch. A call room is available with private quarters. Our library has an extensive collection of radiology texts, journals and learning files.

What is the conference schedule?

See the conferences page for more information.

What is the typical conference style?

Conferences include a case-based, didactic approach that encompass strategies geared toward the new ABR multiple choice board exam. Lecturers often utilize polling and multiple choice physics modules in their conferences.

What is the call schedule?

Beginning in the first year, residents participate in "buddy call" with a senior resident and attending from 5pm to 9pm during the first four months of residency. Subsequently, the first year continues buddy call with only the attending. Typically, buddy call for first years occurs once a week.

Beginning second year, seniors cover 39 weekend shifts and 4 holidays throughout the remainder of residency. Shifts include a 10am to 10pm Saturday day shift, a 10pm to 10am Saturday night shift, and a 10am to 10pm Sunday day shift. Friday nights are available as moonlighting shifts.

What is the night float schedule?

Residents complete 13 weeks of night float in total - seven weeks during second year, three weeks during third year, and three weeks during the fourth year. First years do not participate in night float. Night floats are from Sunday night to Thursday night, 9pm to 7am.

How many residents are in the program?

A total of 16 residents are in our program (four per year).

What are the applicant selection criteria?

Candidates are chosen on a diverse set of criteria with no one particular category emphasized. We are looking for well-rounded individuals who are strong academically and possess solid interpersonal skills