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Message from Program Director

Welcome to 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 and Curriculum

Program Overview

Our Diagnostic Radiology residency is a four-year fully ACGME-accredited program with five residents per year for a total of 20 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, comprehensive 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 Hospital, 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.  The 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 two Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) positions per class, allowing residents interested IR to gain extensive experience before graduation and match into advanced placement IR fellowship positions, reducing training time by one year. Our department does not employ fellows, allowing residents to benefit from consistent one-on-one interaction with subspecialty-trained attendings.

Additional Information

Make a selection below for additional information, including where our residents live, benefits, our call system, and resident research/conferences.

clinical education  Benefits  our department  resident life

 

Current Residents

Class of 2021

Andrew Camacho, MD

Fellowship:  Body Imaging, University of Washington
Medical School: 
Charles E. Schmidt
College of Medicine
at Florida Atlantic University, FL
Transitional Year: 

Yale-Waterbury Hospital, CT 
Daniel Kadosh, MD

Fellowship:  Pediatrics,
Columbia NY Presbyterian
Medical School: 
New York Medical College
Transitional Year: 

Westchester Medical Center, NY
Tariq Rashid, MD

Fellowship: 
Mammography
Women’s Imaging
Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
Medical School: 
Medical University of
South Carolina College of Medicine
Transitional Year: 
Greenwich Hospital, CT
David Sadowsky, MD

Fellowship: Body MR
NYU Langone
Medical School: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Transitional Year: 
Montefiore Medical Center/
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 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 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

Class of 2024


Benjamin Hellman, MD

Medical School: Florida International
University Herbert Wertheim
College of Medicine
Transitional Year:
SUNY Health Science
Center at Brooklyn

Benjamin Mann, MD

Medical School: New York Medical College
Transitional Year:
Jacobi Medical Center
Quan Nguyen, MD

Medical School:
Louisiana State University
School of Medicine in New Orleans
Transitional Year:
LSU Health Sciences
Center University Hospital

Kanika Thapar, MD

Medical School: Oakland University William
Beaumont School of Medicine
Transitional Year:
Westchester Medical Center

Kevin Thompson, MD

Medical School: Tufts University
School of Medicine
Transitional Year:
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center


Alumni

2020 

Edward Esses, MD - Interventional Radiology, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Aneesa Gaffar, MD - Interventional Radiology, Mayo Clinic
Charles Lugo, MD - Interventional Radiology, Miami Vascular
Ahmed Rizvi, MD - Neuroradiology, Mayo Clinic
Chaitanya Shilagani, MD (Chief) - MSK, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

   
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


How to Apply

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. Three 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

We will be doing interviews virtually for the 2021 match. More information to follow for invited candidates.

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:

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

Interview day:

8:30 a.m.: Arrive in the main hospital lobby

9:00 a.m.: Breakfast with residents and Chairman and Program Director's welcome

9:30 a.m.: Group A Interview/Group B Department Tour

10:30 a.m.: Group B Interview/Group A Department Tour

12:30 p.m.: Noon conference

1:30 p.m.: Lunch with residents and faculty

2:00 p.m.: 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


Contact Us

Radiology Residency Program
at Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road
Macy Pavilion, Suite 1459
Valhalla, NY 10595
914.493.8550

Email: RadiologyResidencyAdmin@wmchealth.org

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

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

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

Program Coordinator: Jennifer Monks, Jennifer.Monks@wmchealth.org

Maps:

Lefkovitz, Zvi
Lefkovitz, Zvi
Director and Chairman of Radiology
Diagnostic Radiology
Radiology
Ali, Sana
Neuroradiology
Radiology
Brudnicki, Adele R.
Brudnicki, Adele R.
Section Chief of Body Imaging Director of Pediatric Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
David, Miriam
David, Miriam
Director of Women's Imaging
Breast and Body Imaging
Diagnostic Radiology
Radiology
Flusberg, Milana
Body Imaging
Radiology
Friedman, Shari
Friedman, Shari
Director of Musculoskeletal Imaging
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Radiology
Gerard, Perry
Gerard, Perry
Director of PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine
Radiology
Gilet, Anthony G.
Gilet, Anthony G.
Director of Body MRI and Director of Radiology Residency Program
Body Imaging
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Radiology
Gomes, William
Neuroradiology
Radiology
Gulko, Edwin
Neuroradiology
Radiology
Hong, Richard
Pediatric Radiology
Radiology
Jedynak, Andrezej
Body Imaging
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Radiology
Kobak, Jeffrey A.
Diagnostic Radiology
Radiology
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Maddineni, Shekher
Radiology
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
McCabe, Samuel
Radiology
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Mehta, Hasit
Mehta, Hasit
Section Chief of Neuroradiology
Neuroradiology
Radiology
Meshekow, Jared S.
Radiology
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Pearson, Gregory
Body Imaging
Radiology
Raccuia, Salvatore V.
Raccuia, Salvatore V.
Director of Women's Imaging - MHRH
Breast and Body Imaging
Diagnostic Radiology
Radiology
Rozenblit, Grigory N.
Rozenblit, Grigory N.
Section Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Radiology
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Rozenshtein, Anna
Rozenshtein, Anna
Director of Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging
Body Imaging
Radiology
Schefflein, Javin
Neuroradiology
Radiology
Shapiro, Robert S.
Shapiro, Robert S.
Medical Director of Advanced Imaging, Director of Clinical Affairs and Quality Assurance
Body Imaging
Radiology
Sonke, Pierre-Yves J.
Body Imaging
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Nuclear Medicine
Radiology
Varghese, Cyril
Body Imaging
Nuclear Medicine
Radiology
Women's Imaging
High, Maynard
High, Maynard
Director of Medical Physics
Mozzor, Matty H.