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Diagnostic Radiology Residency

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency at NYU Grossman School of Medicine is a four-year program that offers unsurpassed specialty training in diagnostic imaging, delivers high-quality imaging services, and advances radiology research.

Our residents gain balanced exposure to each of the subspecialty disciplines of diagnostic radiology through extensive interaction with clinical departments at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System.

Residents benefit from the guidance and expertise of the radiology residency leadership and faculty who specialize in breast imaging, cardiac imaging, emergency imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, interventional neuroradiology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, oncologic imaging, pediatric radiology, thoracic imaging, and vascular and interventional radiology.

Our graduates go on to become academic faculty, department chairs, and clinical leaders at hospitals throughout the United States. Many choose to pursue advanced fellowship training.

Resident Clinical Training

Diagnostic radiology residents spend the first three years of training participating in core rotations based on organ systems that reflect the categories emphasized on the American Board of Radiology Core Exam.

Residents also complete rotations in specific imaging modalities, such as CT and MR, and additional subspecialties, including emergency medicine, nuclear medicine, and vascular and interventional radiology.

You begin training with faculty preceptors, gradually assuming greater responsibility as you progress through the sequence of rotation assignments and advancing to more independent responsibilities throughout the course of the residency.

During your fourth year, you receive subspecialty training that is tailored to your specific interests through advanced rotations, research, electives, and focused concentrations. The concentration is a comprehensive 6- to 12-month commitment to a subspecialty, similar to a fellowship. Additional elective options include rotations through clinical services in subspecialties of your choice.

Residents can choose to take part in the early specialization in interventional radiology (ESIR) curriculum, which is standardized across the country and approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

For the fourth year of training, residents can also elect to participate in a customized NYU Grossman School of Medicine curriculum for early specialization in a subspecialty. This unique program is designed for residents interested in pursuing an academic career and comprises a blend of advanced clinical training experience and dedicated research time.

Resident Conferences

In addition to clinical training experiences, residents take part in daily interactive case conferences and didactic lectures, attend weekly radiology conferences and interdisciplinary case conferences, and prepare and present imaging cases during clinical rounds hosted by other departments, as well as combined radiology–clinical specialty conferences.

Resident Research

Our program provides academic time for residents who are interested in pursuing research. During your fourth year of training, you have the option to pursue a focused six-month research elective with guidance from a research mentor.

Radiology faculty actively encourage and provide opportunities for basic imaging and translational research, clinical research, and outcomes research. While many residents collaborate with subspecialty researchers, including dedicated research-focused attending physicians, other prospects for collaboration include basic and translational research projects through the NYU Langone Radiology—Center for Biomedical Imaging.

Research areas include hardware development, pulse sequence and software, image analysis, functional MRI, spectroscopy, molecular imaging, cardiac imaging, whole-body imaging, neuroradiology, and musculoskeletal imaging.

Residents who conduct research present projects at an annual Department of Radiology Research Day seminar and submit research to national imaging conferences. We provide funding to attend radiology conferences. Residents in our program are frequently selected to present at conferences of the Radiological Society of North America, Association of University Radiologists, and American Roentgen Ray Society.

Contact Us

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency is overseen by Nancy R. Fefferman, MD, vice chair for radiology education, Cecilia L. Mercado, MD, program director, and Chloe M. Chhor, MD, associate program director.

If you have any questions about the Diagnostic Radiology Residency, please contact Nikki Alimonda, program coordinator, at Nikki.Alimonda@NYULangone.org, or Vien Tran, program coordinator, at Vien.Tran@NYULangone.org.