Residency Program in Diagnostic Radiology
The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center offers a four-year residency-training program that is approved by the ACGME for 12 residents.
Entrance to the program is made through NRMP after appropriate application through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System) (link to FAQ page).
Residents are exposed to patients with a wide range of medical needs. Both the inpatient and outpatient population reflect the health challenges found within diverse populations in the Greater Bridgeport area, including a substantial portion from within Fairfield County.
St. Vincent’s Radiology Department is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. This includes: 3 diagnostic CT scanners, a dedicated 4 slice CT unit for the radiation oncology service, a 1.5 Tesla MRI unit, routine diagnostic rooms, fluoroscopic rooms with cine capabilities, all-digital modern angiographic suite, ultrasound and nuclear medicine units, including a fixed PET/CT scanner and gamma cameras, all digital with SPECT capabilities. The department’s computer software is dedicated to computerized flow and quantitative radioisotopic procedures and digital mammography, which include tomosynthesis, all digital sterotactic breast biopsy systems and weekly MRI guided breast biopsies.
Our radiology information system (RIS) maintains all orders, results and statistics for the entire department and this information system is interfaced with the entire hospital information system for improved patient care. Filmless images from the PACS systems can be viewed not only in the Radiology Department, but in other related clinical and educational areas in the hospital.
Conditions We Treat
The department averages more than 130,000 examinations annually, including approximately 60,000 diagnostic examinations, 2,000 nuclear medicine studies, 10,000 ultrasound studies, 30,0000 computerized tomographic scans, and 2500 Interventional procedures that include arthrography, myelography, hysterosalpingography, cholangiography, vascular angioplasties and endovascular stenting, uterine fibroid embolization, uroradiological nephrolithotripsy, radiofrequency ablation and MRI scans performed in the MRI center.
Ruben Kier, MD - Chairman
Joshua Sapire, MD – Program Director
Kelly Harkins, MD – Associated Program Director
Steven Cohen, MD
Michele Even, MD
Jennifer Fan, MD
Adam Federman, MD
Shelley Goodsteine, MD
Terence Hughes, MD
Adam Kaye, MD
Ian Karol, MD
Lawrence Lo, MD
Greg Marrinan, MD
Gerard Muro, MD
Thomas Olsavsky, MD
Denise Pittaro, MD
Pamela Reeser, MD
Mark Rosovsky, MD
Kiran Sheik, MD
Scott Smith, MD
Dana Spergel Schwartz, MD
Peter Steenbergen, MD
Noel Velasco, MD
Scott Williams, MD
Neda Yagan, MD
Kenneth Zinn, MD
Diagnostic Radiology Program Structure
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Resident Achievements & Career Paths
What does the future hold for you? Only time will tell. For our alumni, it has meant moving onto bright and fulfilling careers, starting with their fellowships.
Reza Fardanesh – 2017 – Breast Imaging – Columbia University
Nishant Gupta – 2017 – Body Imaging – Columbia University
Olalesi Osunsade – 2017 – VIR – Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University
John Paul Velasco – 2016 – VIR – University of Massachusetts
Steven Weiner – 2016 – Neuroradiology – George Washington University
Anthony Zaklama – 2016 – MSK – U.S. Armed Forces
Ara Karamanian – 2015 – VIR – University of Texas Medical Branch
Keni Augustin – 2015 – VIR – Alleghany Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Kristi Oatis – 2015 – Pediatrics / Pediatric IR – University of Texas SouthwesternArtur Velcani – 2012 – Neuroradiology – Yale University
Daniel Warum – 2014 – Neuroradiology – Yale University
David Zhang – 2014 – Chest – University of Pennsylvania
Batool Aleali – 2014 – MRI – St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT
Anton Shapoval – 2014 - Body/Oncology – Memorial Sloan KetteringAparna Singhal – 2013 – Neuroradiology - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Tiffany Dube – 2013 – MRI – St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT
William Tagg – 2013 – Body – Columbia University