Faculty Information

See Imaging Sciences Faculty for a complete list of our faculty.

The University of Rochester Diagnostic Imaging Program is a subspecialized program. The vast majority of faculty are fellowship trained and specialize in one or two subfields of Imaging. The education program follows that structure, with two and four week resident rotations, and a rotating conference schedule.

Chair, Department of Imaging Sciences
David L. Waldman, MD, PhD, FACR, FSIR
Rank: Professor of Radiology and Surgery
Chair, Department of Imaging Sciences
Education: MD Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Internship: Internal Medicine Resident, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology Resident, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Fellowship: Vascular/Interventional Radiology Fellow, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, Providence, RI
Director, Radiology Residency Program
Steven P. Meyers, MD, PhD, FACR
Rank: Professor of Radiology
Education: MD Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine
PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
Internship: Diagnostic Radiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland, OH
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland, OH
Fellowship: Fellowship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Associate Director, Radiology Residency Program
John G. Strang, MD
Rank: Professor of Radiology
Director of PET/CT Center
Radiology-Pathology Conference Coordinator
Education: MD Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School
Internship: Transitional Intern, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology Resident, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California
Fellowship: NCI MR Research/Body Imaging Fellow, Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, California

Radiology Residency Education Directors

The ACGME Diagnostic Radiology Review Committee defines nine radiologic subspecialties, each with an education director. The education director of each subspecialty is responsible for its educational content and curriculum, as well as the evaluation of each resident at the end of the monthly rotation. The conference schedule is also founded upon these nine subspecialties.

Each education director at The University of Rochester exceeds the following ACGME requirements:

  1. subspecialty certification (CAQ), fellowship training or three years of subspecialty practice;
  2. membership in a subspecialty society;
  3. publications and presentations in the subspecialty;
  4. annual CME credits in the subspecialty; or,
  5. participation in maintenance of certification with emphasis on the subspecialty area.
Abdominal Radiology
Patrick J. Fultz, MD
Rank: Professor of Radiology and Radiation Oncology
Director, Abdominal Imaging
Education: MD Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Internship: Medical Internship, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Strong Memorial Hospital University of Rochester Medical School, Rochester, NY
Fellowship: Cross Sectional Imaging (Body Imaging) Fellowship, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Breast Radiology
Avice O’Connell, MD
Rank: Professor of Radiology
Director, Women's Imaging
Education: MD Medicine, Ireland-Faculty Medical University College, Dublin
Internship: Internship, Highland Hospital, Rochester, New York
Residency: Radiology Residency, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York
Cardiothoracic Radiology
Susan K. Hobbs, MD, PhD
Rank: Assistant Professor of Radiology
Director, Cardiothoracic Imaging
Education: MD Medicine, Harvard School of Medicine
Internship: Transitional Intern, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center
Residency: Radiology Residency, University of Minnesota Medical Center and University of California –San Diego
Fellowship: NCI Tumor Imaging Fellow at Stanford
Thoracic Radiology Fellow, the University of California- San Francisco
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Johnny U. V. Monu, M.B.B.S.
Rank: Professor of Radiology and Orthopedics
Program Director and Head Musculoskeletal Radiology
Education: MBBS Medicine, Nigeria-University Ibadan Medical School
Internship: Internship at University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria
Residency: Residency in Department of Radiology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria
Fellowship: Fellow in General Radiology, North Carolina Baptist Hospital/Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  Fellow in Musculoskeletal Radiology Medical School, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin
  Fellow in Nuclear Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Hospital/Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Neuroradiology
Michael J. Potchen, MD
Rank: Professor of Imaging Sciences
Director, Division of Neuroradiology
Education: MD, Michigan State University of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI
Residency: Residency in Radiology at Michigan State University, St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
Fellowship: Fellow in Neuroradiology at Duke University Hospital/Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Nuclear Radiology
Vaseem Chengazi, MD, PhD (resident rotation and evaluation)
Rank: Associate Professor of Radiology
Director, Division of Nuclear Medicine
Education: MBBS Medicine, Pakistan-King Edward Medical College
Residency: M.Sc. Nuclear Medicine Quaid-e-Azam University
Fellowship: PhD Nuclear Medicine, general, UK-University London Faculty of Medicine
Savita Puri, MD. MPH (conference)
Rank: Associate Professor of Radiology
Education: MD Medicine, India-All-India Institute of Medical Science
Residency: Medical Resident, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  Medical Resident (R1), Muhlenberg Hospital, Major Affiliate of Rutgers University, New Jersey
  Medical Resident (R2), New England Medical Center, Affiliated Hospitals, Boston, MA
Fellowship: NIH Fellow, Diagnostic Radiology (Nuclear Medicine), Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, C
Pediatric Radiology
Johan G. Blickman, MD, PhD
Rank: Professor of Radiology
Director, Pediatric Radiology
Education: MD Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Internship: Intern in Medicine, Pacific Medical Center San Francisco, CA
Residency: Radiology Residency, Beth Israel Hospital Boston, MA
Fellowship: Clinical Fellow in Radiology, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA
  Fellow Pediatric Radiology, Harvard Medical School Children's Hospital Medical Center Boston, MA
Radiologic Physics
Thomas H. Foster, PhD
Rank:

Professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, Cancer Center, Physics & Anatomy, and Institute of Optics

Director, Radiologic Physics Education

Education: PhD, Physics, University of Rocheser
  MA, Physics, University of Rochester
  BS, Physics, University of Rochester
Ultrasound
Vikram Dogra, MD
Rank: Professor of Radiology, Urology and Biomedical Engineering
Associate Chair of Research, Department of Imaging Sciences
Director, Ultrasound
Education: MBBS Medicine, India-Madras University, Madras Medical College
Residency: Erie County Medical Center, SUNY Buffalo
Fellowship: Body Imaging, University of Rochester Medical Center
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Devang Butani, MD
Rank: Assistant Professor of Radiology
Director, Radiology Medical Student Teaching
Education: MD Medicine, University of California, IRvine
Internship: Internship in Internal Medicine, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY
Residency: Residency in Radiology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Fellowship: Fellowship in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY