Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

Diagnostic Radiology is a four-year training program and requires a clinical year of accredited training in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery or surgical specialties, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, family practice, emergency medicine, or an accredited transitional year.

The extensive educational and health care facilities of NYU Langone Medical Center provide the resources for our wide variety of training programs in Radiology. There are three contiguously located teaching hospitals (Tisch Hospital, Bellevue Hospital and Manhattan Campus – VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, plus the Hospital for Joint Diseases which is a 10 minute walk from the main campus. Each institution has a full service, state of the art radiology department including Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, CT, and MR.

Our traditional curriculum and rotation schedule have been revised to ensure that residents rotate through the full complement of rotations and are thereby exposed to the full curriculum during the first three years and prior to their taking the ABR Core Examination. The fourth year has been restructured to offer residents the option of doing several focused advance rotations, a 6-month research elective, two 6-month or one 12-month focused concentration. All residents attend the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology.

The goal of the faculty is to provide a carefully balanced exposure to training in each of the subspecialty disciplines of diagnostic radiology. Concentrated subspecialty training is offered in the fourth year and at the post-residency level. We strive to cultivate an educational environment in which there is a close relationship between radiology faculty and residents and to encourage extensive interactions with the clinical departments. The development of these intra- and extra- departmental relationships is fostered by the resident's gradual assumption for greater responsibility during the progression through the sequence of rotation assignments distributed over the four training period. This progression starts with initial obligatory preceptorships and gradually advances to more independent activity with discriminatory consultation. This process aids in the synthesis and correlation of the diagnostic radiologic sciences and clinical medicine as they relate to patient care. It should be emphasized that trainees are never assigned responsibilities for which he/she has not yet had sufficient training and  exposure.

Program Leadership

Cecilia MercadoCecilia L. Mercado, MD
Program Director
NYU Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

Chloe Chhor, MD
Associate Program Director

Patricia Clayton
Administrative Manager

Gabriela Echevarria
Education Coordinator