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See Department of Imaging Sciences Faculty page 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.

Leadership

David L. Waldman, MD, PhD, FACR, FSIR

Professor of Imaging Sciences and Surgery
Chair, Department of Imaging Sciences

Education

  • MD Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Residency

  • Diagnostic Radiology Resident, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Fellowship

  • Vascular/Interventional Radiology Fellow, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, Providence, RI

Susan Hobbs, MD, PhD

Director, Radiology Residency Program
Associate Professor of Imaging Sciences

Education

  • MD, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Internship

  • Transitional Intern, St. Vincents Hospital & Medical Center, New York, NY

Residency

  • Diagnostic Radiology Residency, University of Minnesota, Fairview Hospital & Medical Center
  • Diagnostic Radiology Residency, University of California, San Diego

Fellowships

  • NCI Tumor Imaging Fellowship, Advisor: Mark Bednarski, Stanford University
  • Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco

Associate Director, Radiology Residency Program

Professor of Imaging Sciences
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

Photo of Patrick FultzPatrick J. Fultz, MD
Professor of Imaging Sciences 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

Photo of Avice O'ConnellAvice O’Connell, MD
Professor of Imaging Sciences
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

Photo of Susan HobbsSusan K. Hobbs, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Imaging Sciences
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

Photo of Johnny MonuJohnny U. V. Monu, M.B.B.S.
Professor of Imaging Sciences 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

Photo of Michael PotchenMichael J. Potchen, MD
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

Photo of Vaseem ChengaziVaseem Chengazi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Imaging Sciences
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

 

Photo of Savita PuriSavita Puri, MD. MPH
Associate Professor of Imaging Sciences

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, CT

Pediatric Radiology

Photo of Johan BlickmanJohan G. Blickman, MD, PhD
Professor of Imaging Sciences
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

Photo of Thomas FosterThomas H. Foster, PhD
Professor of Imaging Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, and Institute of Optics
Director, Radiologic Physics Education

Education: PhD, Physics, University of Rochester

Ultrasound

Photo of Vikram DograVikram Dogra, MD
Professor of Imaging Sciences, 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

Photo of Devang ButaniDevang Butani, MD
Assistant Professor of Imaging Sciences
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