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Welcome and thanks very much for visiting the website for the Radiology Residency at Westchester Medical Center. For those of you who are unfamiliar with our program I encourage you to explore our site which contains information on the program and will give you some insight into resident life here at WMC.

As program director, I am completely focused on creating a supportive environment that optimizes resident education and enhances patient care. The program at WMC offers a close-knit group of residents and attendings, with an abundant sense of teamwork and camaraderie within the department. We are fortunate to have an extremely collegial working environment with a faculty:resident ratio of 1:1, something that allows for personalized attention, close supervision and focused teaching. Our residents are an integral part of workflow and patient care on the diagnostic and interventional radiology services, with the residents fully immersed and engaged on all rotations.

Our faculty is fully board certified and subspecialty trained, and provide continuous education both at the workstation and during our noon conferences. Daily conferences are a mixture of case-based and didactic lectures designed to prepare the residents for clinical practice and the American Board of Radiology examination series, of which we have maintained a 100% five-year pass rate. Additionally, there are nearly 20 interdisciplinary conferences weekly that residents attend and present at, providing a comprehensive educational experience that reaches beyond the radiology department to provide further clinical perspective. We also provide a robust Grand Rounds Series, where leading radiologists in all subspecialties share their expertise through didactic and case conferences.

All rotations take place at Westchester Medical Center, which includes the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and our outpatient facility. All of our residents match and enter into the top fellowship programs in the country, and graduate the program with the knowledge, confidence and ability to succeed in the ‘real-world’ of clinical practice.

While there is certainly a ‘not too big, not too small’ feel to the department, the diversity of cases that residents get to experience at Westchester Medical Center is unmatched anywhere, and the hospital is geographically situated close to all of the resources of Manhattan while maintaining the conveniences of a suburban hospital.

Additionally, research opportunities are abundant within the department, with a great many resident presentations at all of the major national meetings.

For applicants to the program I commend you on making the wisest decision in medicine, to enter the field of radiology. I wish you the best of luck in your future career as a radiologist. Feel free to contact me directly at Anthony.Gilet@wmchealth.org.

Anthony Gilet, MD

Program Overview:

Our Diagnostic Radiology residency is a four-year fully ACGME-accredited program with five residents per year for a total of twenty residents. Westchester Medical Center is the major teaching hospital for New York Medical College and is located adjacent to the New York Medical College Campus in Valhalla, New York, approximately 20 miles north of New York City. Westchester Medical Center is a tertiary care facility featuring a Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center, primary stroke center, and robust transplant program. Residents complete the entirety of their clinical training on campus, with inpatient rotations at University Hospital and Maria Fareri Children’s Hosptial and outpatient rotations at the Ambulatory Care Pavilion and Advanced Imaging center. Additionally, remote coverage for MidHudson Regional Hospital provides residents with community hospital experience.

The mission of our diagnostic radiology residency is to offer a diverse and rich clinical experience combined with a comprehensive didactic curriculum in an enthusiastic learning environment, thereby preparing our trainees to become experts in diagnostic imaging, compassionate healthcare providers, and leaders within the field of radiology. As displayed in the alumni section, our graduates move on to exceptional fellowships at the nation's top programs and later join competitive academic and private practices all across the country. We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about our residency program. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.

Curriculum:

Our curriculum is composed of 36 months of core subspecialty rotations during the first three years prior to the CORE examination, which is administered by the ABR at the end of the third year of radiology training. The core subspecialties through which the residents rotate during their first three years are: pediatric radiology, body CT, body MRI, musculoskeletal, chest, neuroradiology, mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, PET, fluoroscopy, and interventional radiology. tThe fourth year is composed primarily of elective time, giving residents substantial flexibility to shape their schedule to fit their career goals. We are certified for 2 Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) positions per class, allowing residents interested IR to gain extensive experience before graduation and match into advance placement IR fellowship positions, reducing training time by 1 year. Our department does not employ fellows, allowing residents to benefit from consistent one-on-one interaction with subspecialty-trained attendings.

Additional Information:

Please click here for additional information, including where our residents live, benefits, our call system, and resident research/conferences.

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Current Residents


Class of 2020

Edward Esses, MD

Fellowship:
Cardio Thoracic Imaging, Columbia
Medical School:
New York Medical College
Transitional Year:
Westchester Medical Center, NY

Aneesa Gaffar, MD

Fellowship:
IR, Mayo Clinic
Medical School:
New York Medical College
Transitional Year:
Stony Brook University
Medical College, NY

Charles Lugo, MD

Fellowship:
IR, Miami Vascular
Medical School:
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine
Transitional Year:
New York Presbyterian, NY
     

Ahmed Rizvi, MD

Fellowship:
Neuroradiology, Mayo Clinic
Medical School:
St. George's University
School of Medicine
Transitional Year:
United Health Services -
Wilson Memorial Hospital, NY

Chaitanya Shilagani, MD

Fellowship:
MSK, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Medical School:
Ross University
School of Medicine
Transitional Year:
Stony Brook University
Medical Center, NY

Jennifer Wu, MD

Fellowship:
Body/PET - Yale School of Medicine
Medical School:
Geisinger Commonwealth
School of Medicine
Transitional Year:
Saint Vincent Hospital, MA


Class of 2021

Andrew Camacho, MD

Medical School: 
Charles E. Schmidt
College of Medicine
at Florida Atlantic University, FL
Transitional Year: 
Yale-Waterbury Hospital, CT
Daniel Kadosh, MD

Medical School: 
New York Medical College
Transitional Year: 

Westchester Medical Center, NY
Tariq Rashid, MD

Medical School: 
Medical University of
South Carolina College of Medicine
Transitional Year: 
Greenwich Hospital, CT
David Sadowsky, MD

Medical School: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Transitional Year: 
Montefiore Medical Center/
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY


Class of 2022

Oliver Furusato Hunt, MD

Medical School:
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine & Public Health
Transitional Year:
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
William Gao, MD

Medical School:
Drexel University College of Medicine
Transitional Year:
University at Buffalo School of Medicine
Aaron Gold, MD

Medical School:
University of Miami Miller
School of Medicine
Transitional Year:
Jacobi Medical Center/
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michelle Xiao LaRosa, MD

Medical School:
New York Medical College
Transitional Year:
New York University School of Medicine
Ajay Patel, MD

Medical School:
Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Transitional Year:
Flushing Hospital Medical Center

Class of 2023

Patrick Chiarolanzio, MD

Medical School:
Penn State University College of Medicine
Transitional Year:
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Timothy Diestelkamp, MD

Medical School:
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Transitional Year: Richmond University Medical Center

Andrew Kirsner, MD

Medical School:
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
Transitional Year:
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
     

Dimitra Landis, MD

Medical School:
The Commonwealth Medical College
Transitional Year:
Albert Einstein Medical Center

Prasanna Marathe, MD

Medical School:
Medical College of Wisconsin
Transitional Year:
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
 


Alumni

2019

Kyle Golden, DO – Neuroradiology, University of North Carolina
Usama Hasan, DO – MSK, Mount Sinai Health System
Jason Jimenez-Ocasio, MD – MSK, Ohio State University Medical Center
Tianyang Li, MD – Body Imaging, Yale School of Medicine
Ross Myers, MD – Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital

 
2018

Jeffrey Gnerre, MD (Chief)
Body MR, Mt. Sinai Health System
Zeenia Irani, MD Body MRI, Yale School of Medicine
Marc Lim, MD VIR, Oregon Health & Science University
Yankai Sun, MD Neuroradiology, Duke University School of Medicine
Yachao Zhang, MD VIR, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
2017

Angela Tong, MD (Chief) Body MR, NYU Langone
Amrita Arneja, MD Neuroradiology, Mount Sinai Health System
Christopher Harnain, MD VIR, Miami Vascular
Benjamin Navot, MD Body MR, Columbia NY Presbyterian
Danielle Williams, MD Musculoskeletal, Hospital for Special Surgery

2016

Brian Rigney, MD (Chief) Neuroradiology, Mount Sinai Health System
Tuan Huynh, MD Musculoskeletal, University of California, Davis
Ruri Lee, MD Musculoskeletal, University of California, San Diego
Christopher Song, MD Body MRI, Mount Sinai Health System
Jennifer Thomas, MD Musculoskeletal, Brigham and Women's Hospital

2015

Jay Acharya, MD (Chief) Neuroradiology, University of Southern California
Neil Kapadia, MD Body MRI, Yale University
Swetha Dasari, MD Breast and Body, University of Pittsburgh
Jasnit Makkar, MD Body MRI, Mount Sinai Hospital
Hiram Shaish, MD Body MRI, New York University

2014

Noor Ahmad, MD (Chief) Interventional Radiology, Cornell University
Duncan Davidson, MD Neuroradiology, George Washington University
Justin Meyers, MD Neuroradiology, University of Southern California
Birva Patel, MD Neuroradiology, Duke University
Mike Vitale, MD Interventional Radiology, Columbia University

2013

Jaimin Shah, MD (Chief) Interventional Radiology, University of Maryland
Patricia Chang, MD Pediatric Radiology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Sumit Dua, MD Neuroradiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Seema Mukerjee, MD Musculoskeletal Radiology, University of Washington
Ryan Nichols, MD Neuroradiology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

2012

Stephen Reis, MD (Chief) Interventional Radiology, University of Texas, Dallas Southwestern
Nancy Cooper, MD Body MRI, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Maddalena Duarte, MD Breast and Body, Yale New Haven Medical Center
Ajay Hira, MD Neuroradiology, University of Pennsylvania
Jimmy Wu, MD Musculoskeletal Radiology, Duke Medical Center

2011

Shiva Gupta, MD (Chief) Body Imaging, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Lesli Lecompte, MD Pediatric Radiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Himanshu Patel, MD Musculoskeletal Radiology, Hospital for Special Surgery
Vijay Singh, MD Musculoskeletal Radiology, Montefiore Medical Center
Annie Yuen, MD Mammography, Northwestern Medical Center

2010

Jaskiran Grewal, MD (Chief) Women’s Imaging, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Kristen Belen, MD Advanced and Women’s Imaging, University of Southern California
Charlton Byun, MD Neuroradiology, University of Southern California
Hani Sharkey, MD Body Imaging, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

2009

Ron Swanger, MD (Chief) Neuroradiology, Yale New Haven Medical Center
Ryan Kramer, MD Interventional Neuroradiology, UCLA Medical Center
Sasmita Misra, MD Breast Imaging, UCLA Medical Center
Bridget Rogers, MD Women’s Imaging, University of Colorado


 
2008

David Weeks, MD (Chief) Neuroradiology, Yale New Haven Medical Center
Lee Collins, MD Pediatric Radiology, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University
Chau Huynh, MD Body MRI and Cardiovascular Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Anurag Sahai, MD Musculoskeletal Radiology, Hospital for Special Surgery


 
2007

Trishna Patel, MD (Chief) Women’s Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital
Steven Karidas, MD Body Imaging, Yale New Haven Medical Center
Renna Malhotra, MD Ultrasound, University of California San Diego
Mikhail Serebrennik, MD Neuroradiology, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University


 
2006

Syed Ashruf, MD (Chief) Neuroradiology, University of Maryland
Elliot Kalker, MD Body Imaging North Shore University Hospital
Shambhavi Venkataraman, MD Women’s Imaging Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Steven Storey, MD Vascular Interventional Radiology New York Presbyterian/Cornell


 
2005

Paul Baez, MD (Chief) Musculoskeletal Radiology, Henry Ford Hospital
Jaya Dasgupta, MD Body Imaging, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University
Amir Hedayati, MD Interventional, Radiology New York Presbyterian/Cornell University
Sabrina Mahboob, MD Body Imaging, North Shore University Hospital


 
2004

David Sarkany, MD (Chief) Body Imaging, North Shore University Hospital
David Areman, MD Body Imaging, Beth Israel Medical Center
Christina Blundo, MD Body Imaging, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University
Jon Lee, MD Neuroradiology, New York Presbyterian/Cornell University
 

Applications for residency must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Residents are selected through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Please use ACGME # 4203521136 - Westchester Medical Center when applying for our residency program. Successful completion of an accredited PGY-1 year and passing the USMLE Step III are prerequisites prior to beginning the residency in Diagnostic Radiology. During PGY-1 year, residents are allowed to take up to 2 months of radiology electives and the elective must be done at an ACGME accredited institution.

Requirements/Eligibility

Prospective applicants must submit the following via ERAS:

  1. Application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Personal statement
  4. USMLE transcript/Comlex transcript
  5. 3 recent letters of recommendations
  6. Medical school transcripts
  7. Dean's letter (MSPE)
  8. ECFMG certificate, if applicable

Visa Sponsorship: WMC will sponsor J-1 Visas. Sponsorship of H1-B Visas will be considered on a case-by-case basis for the most highly qualified applicants.

The Interview

The process begins with an informal dinner the night before the interview where candidates get to meet our residents and find out more about the program in a casual setting during happy hour. This is an opportunity for applicants to ask many questions and get a sense of the camaraderie among residents at Westchester Medical Center. We also encourage applicants to ask plenty of questions regarding the program during the interview day. Interviews are conducted by both faculty and residents. All applicants attend a didactic lecture during noon conference and take a departmental tour led by a current resident. In addition, many of our residents will be available throughout the day to meet with applicants informally in-between interview sessions. We believe in the importance of seeing and hearing about the program from various perspectives, as choosing the right residency program requires a panoramic view, not just a handful of snapshots.

A typical interview schedule is as follows:

Night before:

  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Informal pre-interview dinner with residents at a local restaurant.

Interview day:

  • 8:00 AM: Arrive in the main hospital lobby
  • 8:30 AM: Breakfast with residents
  • 9:00 AM: Chairman and Program Director's welcome
  • 9:30 AM: Group 1 interview/Group 2 department tour
  • 10:30 AM: Group 2 interview/Group 1 department tour
  • 12:00 PM: Noon conference
  • 1:00 PM: Lunch with residents and faculty
  • 2:00 PM: Conclusion of interview day

After interview day:

Applicants are welcome to contact us with any further questions that arise during their interview process. We are also happy to welcome back any applicants who would like to revisit our program for a second look (this will not affect ranking).

Selection Process

The residency selection committee, led by program director Dr. Anthony Gilet, meets on a regular basis to review applications and select qualified applicants for personal interviews. During the selection process, each individual's entire application is reviewed, including academic records, MSPE comments, USMLE scores, leadership and volunteer service, research and publications, and other significant life experiences. Along with the program director, the selection committee includes the chairman, additional faculty members, and current residents.

Timeline

July: ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) opens for students to begin work on applications.

September 15: Applicants may begin sending out applications to ACGME accredited residency programs. Resident selection committee begins reviewing applications.

October 1: Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPE) are sent out nationally.

November - January: Residency interviews are held.

January: Programs and residents input rank order lists into the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program).

February: Deadline to enter rank order list into NRMP.

Mid-March: RESIDENCY MATCH WEEK

More information about the residency program is available by emailing the program coordinator at Jennifer.Monks@wmchealth.org

Anthony Gilet, MD
Residency Program Director
Anthony.Gilet@wmchealth.org

Milana Flusberg, MD 
Associate Residency Program Director
Milana.Flusberg@wmchealth.org

David Sadowsky, MD
Chief Resident
David.Sadowsky@wmchealth.org

Jennifer Monks
Program Coordinator
Jennifer.Monks@wmchealth.org

Address:

Department of Radiology
Macy Pavilion, Room 1459
Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

Telephone:

914.493.8550

Maps:

Directions:

From New York City by car:

  • From East Side of New York City and Long Island: Take the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) which becomes the New York Thruway North to exit 7A, Saw Mill River Parkway North. Take Exit 23 and turn right onto Old Saw Mill River Road. Stay in left lane and turn left onto 9A North. Make a right at the traffic light for Dana Road (across from Home Depot). Proceed to the stop sign and turn left onto Hammond House Rd which becomes Sunshine Cottage Rd. Continue on Sunshine Cottage Rd, then make a left on to Woods Rd. The visitor's parking lot will be on the left.