Radiology Residency

Radiology Residency

The Department of Radiology at LUMC conducts a four-year diagnostic radiology residency which is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). On completion of residency training, graduates of the residency program are eligible for certification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Diagnostic Radiology.

Loyola accepts six residents in the diagnostic radiology program each year. Our residents receive training in all the traditional radiologic disciplines including angiography, bone, cardiovascular, chest, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, interventional, mammography, neuroradiology, neurointerventional and pediatric radiology. There are modality-oriented rotations in Ultrasound, CT, and MRI. The Department is fortunate to have one or more faculty members with specific expertise and experience in each of these subspecialties to conduct this training. All examinations and procedures are administered and interpreted by the resident staff under the direct guidance and supervision of the attending faculty.

Loyola's unique training is organized around faculty-resident interactions, with a one-on-one relationship between a faculty member and a resident. The large volume and variety of cases and the one-on-one student-teacher relationship, coupled with our academically stimulating environment, provides a superior training experience in radiology. Most importantly, there is a warm, friendly, and personal relationship among all the members of the Radiology Department.

Each year the residents select one of the faculty members to receive the Demos Outstanding Educator Award.  Formerly called the Teacher of the Year Award, its name was changed to honor  Terrence C. Demos, Professor who was a repetitive winner as Teacher of the Year.  He consistently exhibits a passion for teaching, knowledge, and dedication and seeks to share these qualities with everyone he encounters.   

The recipient for 2014-15 is Dr. Marc Borge .  Dr. Borge joined Loyola in 2000 and is the Section Director of Interventional Radiology:

 Recent past recipients of this award  include:
2013-14 is Dr. M. Mukarram Sheikh, Body Imaging
2012-13 – Dr. Robert Wagner and Dr. Sam Gabriel, Nuclear Medicine
2011-12 – Dr. Albert Song - MSK

Our Department has a tradition of excellence in teaching and training radiologists, and our faculty and graduates are leaders in all aspects of the specialty. Loyola trained radiologists excel in both academic and private practice settings throughout the United States.

Please take a few minutes to learn more about our program by viewing the below video. 

Applications are accepted through ERAS

For more information contact:
Residency Coordinator
Department of Radiology
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, Illinois 60153
Phone: (708) 216-1084

The following quotes from current and former residents describe key aspects of Loyola's residency:

"The excellent faculty is dedicated, knowledgeable, available, and approachable. The one-to-one faculty resident relationship is a great asset."


"The program provides a good mix of case presentations and didactic lectures."


"Loyola has an excellent reputation as an academic institution; it offers a diversity of patient population, a large volume of routine and rare cases, and busy trauma and cardiac services."


"Radiology residents are thoroughly trained in all aspects of radiology. They are given a great deal of autonomy."

The objective of the Department of Radiology residency program at Loyola University Medical Center is to thoroughly prepare the individual for a successful career in either academic medicine or clinical  practice. Loyola University Chicago emphasizes ethical behavior of the highest caliber which, in turn, recognizes and respects the dignity of the individual.  The training program provides educational opportunities in an environment that stresses these ideals by emphasizing individual competence and compassion in patient care. The enthusiastic faculty of the department seeks to impart the necessary knowledge to its trainees in a logical fashion, to kindle academic curiosity, and to develop the skills necessary for a successful career in radiology.

Comprehensive daily lectures and conferences, scholarly activities, and ongoing clinical involvement are an integral part of the residency program including:

  •     Daily teaching conferences from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with two year curriculum cycle
  •     Additional teaching conferences from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. as scheduled
  •     A comprehensive lecture series in radiology physics, nuclear medicine physics, and radiobiology
  •     Numerous multi-disciplinary conferences to correlate findings in cases of educational value
  •     Monthly Diagnostic and Nuclear Medicine Journal Clubs
  •     Department subsidized participation in American Institute for Pathology (AIRP) course
  •     Attendance at, and participation in, a wide variety of specialty conferences at LUMC
  •     Case based conferences by visiting professors including Loyola Radiology graduates
  •     Second and third year resident contribution to medical student Radiology elective
  •     Basic Life Support training, Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification
  •     Monthly M & M conference
  •     Monthly Grand Rounds - Resident Prepared/Faculty mentored
  •     Chicago Radiological Society Meetings -
  •     RSNA Annual Meeting -

Loyola's Radiology residents rotate through the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, The Children's Memorial Medical Center in Chicago, and the American Insitute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) in Washington, D.C.

Loyola provides financial support and professional liability insurance for all residents. Laboratory coats and paging beepers are supplied. Meals are furnished for residents on night float in the hospital. One hundred percent of the hospitalization insurance premium for the individual is paid by the university, with additional family insurance available. Fifteen days of paid time off are granted each year and five additional educational leave days are allowed.

Tuition expense for the AIRP rotation along with a stipend is granted to Residents in accordance with the current Resident Education Fund Guidelines. Additional discretionary funds are also available for each resident's educational needs in accordance with the guidelines.

Completing the Diagnostic Radiology training program will be exciting and rewarding, with comprehensive training in all facets of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging. Some individuals may be inspired for a more focused training path. Therefore, select residents may choose to apply for the Pathway for Added Certification in Education, Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR), or in the near future Diagnostic Radiology/Nuclear Medicine Fellowship. Our program strives to provide an environment where all trainees can have the opportunity to reach their maximum potential.

Dear Future Colleagues,
 The Department of Radiology at Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, offers a robust resident training program nationally recognized for graduates with the confidence and competence to succeed in a career in Radiology. The Institutional mission of clinical, academic and educational excellence is mirrored in the Departmental mission. The Loyola Radiology faculty has consistently provided high quality education over the last 50 years. As an academic Radiology department, we provide state-of-the-art imaging and procedures in which the residents actively participate throughout their clinical training.

 Over 700 full-time clinical faculty provide care to a diverse patient population covering the gamut of pathology. With a high volume of clinical cases, radiology residents see a comprehensive array of pathology in a tertiary care medical center. Throughout the training program, residents receive a combination of didactic sessions, personal tutorials, and a concentration of practical experience. Our basic science faculty provides instruction in the principles of digital imaging and computers as well as radiobiology and radiation safety for the benefit of patients and imaging quality, as well as to prepare residents for initial ABR certification.

 Residents choosing to pursue a fellowship have had no difficulty obtaining positions at leading institutions, representing all subspecialties. Programs with personal experience with Loyola graduates are especially eager to consider our future graduates. For those interested in academics, our former residents have served as Chairmen of Radiology departments, and they populate the academic faculty of many first rate institutions.

 This is a very exciting time for our department. The ambulatory center and satellites are completely digital, with state-of-the-art CT and MRI. Digital imaging archival and distribution is in place throughout the health care network, as well as an electronic medical record. New equipment includes the highest Breast MRI imaging platform with MR-guided biopsy capability, 3 Tesla magnets, and 64-slice CT scanners including in the ER. Continued satellite expansion and hospital relationships, including our merger with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, have allowed Loyola to capture increasing marketshare in the regional Health Care market. Continued capital equipment investment helps our Radiology Faculty keep our imaging program at the forefront of medical imaging.

 There is no more rewarding time to enter the field of Radiology than today. The modern radiologist is both a diagnostician and a treating physician. With a strong faculty commitment to the education of our future colleagues, the Loyola Diagnostic Radiology Training Program is designed to prepare you for a successful career in Radiology whether this is in academics or in the private sector.

Albert Song, M.D.
Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Training Program

2015-2016 Radiology Residents


Richard Burke, MD - Chief Resident
(Creighton University)

Janushi Dalal, MD
(Indiana University)

Trevor Holland, MD
(University of Louisville)

Kathryn Niemeyer, MD - Associate Chief
(Washington University)

Tejas Patel, MD
(University of Illinois, Chicago)

Tally Vethanayagamony, MD
(Chicago Medical School)


Mara Bozza, DO
(Nova Southeastern University)

James Dombrowski, MD
(Loyola University)

Luke Freiburg, MD
(Southern Illinois University)

Mihir Patel, MD
(University of Missouri, Kansas City)

Albert Sohn, MD
(University of Illinois, Chicago)

Thomas Sullivan, MD
(Creighton University)


Kristen Bird, MD
(University of Kentucky)

Suraj Chandrasekar, MD
(Chicago Medical School)

Bryan Glaenzer, MD
(Southern Illinois University)

Scott Mahon, DO
(Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine)

Mariam Malik, MD
(Saint Louis University)

Marko Marbella, MD
(Northeast Ohio Medical University)

Syed Azhar Mohiuddin, MD
(University of Missouri-Kansas City)


Alyssa Cubbison, DO
(Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine)

Mitchell Farag, MD
(Rush Medical College)

Anugayathri Jawahar, MD
(Stanley Medical College)

Ross Ogilvie
(Michigan State University)

Bijal Shah, MD
(Chicago Medical School)

Lisansha Zahirsha, MD
(Saint Louis University)






















Ifeoma Aguanunu, MD  (University of Illinois)
Wasfia Alikhan, MD (University of Missouri-KC)
Sarah Foyil, MD (Loyola University)
Justin McCool, MD (Boston University)
Dil Patel, MD (Medical College of South Carolina)
Ryan Scott, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin)

SELECTED RESIDENT RESEARCH, 2014--2015                

( *Radiology  or Nuclear Medicine Resident or Fellow    + Faculty      ^Research Fellow )

Residents are encouraged to participate in the ongoing research and educational opportunities within the department. Most residents are involved in several projects during their four years at Loyola, and actively participate in teaching medical students and their fellow residents. Many residents are authors or co-authors on papers published in peer-reviewed radiology journals. Below are current publications for our residents.

Salazar D, Lannon S, *Pasternak O, Schiff A, +Lomasney L, Stover M, Mitchell E. Investigation of Bone Quality of the First and Second Sacral Segments Amongst Trauma Patients. Accepted for publication by Journal of Orthopedics and Traumatology.

*Jawahar A, +Vade A, +Ward K, ^Okur G, Subbaiah P.  Biopsy Versus Conservative Management of Sonographically Benign-Appearing Solid Breast Masses in Adolescents.  J Ultrasound Med 2015; 34:617-625.

*Bozza M, *Annes J, +Malamis A.  Pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysms: A unique cause of retroperitoneal hemorrhage presenting with sudden onset abdominal pain and hemorrhagic shock.  Journal of Vascular and interventional Radiology 2015; 26(2), S166.

O’Hallorn EB, Barwegen CJ, *Dombrowski JM, Vandevender DK, Luchette FA.  Can’t have one without the other:  component separation plus mesh for repairing difficult incisional hernias.  Surgery 2014 Oct;156(4):894-9.

^Okur G, *Chaney K, +Lomasney LM. Magnetic resonance imaging of abnormal shoulder pain following influenza vaccination. Skeletal Radiology.2014; 43(9):1325-1331.: 

*Patel T,+Song AJ, +Lomasney LM, +Demos TC, Dickey S. Acute Fibular Sesamoid Fracture. Orthopedics 2014;37(10):650,706-11.

+Rosenblum JD, *Pasternak O, Mitchell MM.  Complications of Neuroimaging.  The Handbook of Clinical Neurology-Neurological Aspects of Systemic Disease Part III.  Edited by J Biller and J Ferro.  Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2014. 

+Savir-Baruch B.  +Gabriel MS, +Wagner RH, *Schultz J, Marwah A, *Freiburg L, *Bird, K, +Halama JR.  Feasibility of Scanning Length Reduction in SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Images (MPI) Using Advanced Iterative Reconstruction Methods.  Accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Baltimore, MD. June 6-10, 2015.

*Saha K.  +Gabriel MS, +Wagner RH, Potkul RK, +Savir-Baruch B.  Preoperative Lymphoscintigraphy in Vulvar Cancer and Comparison to Intra Operative Blue Dye and Gamma Probe: Our 13-Year Experience.  Accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Baltimore, MD. June 6-10, 2015.

*Rodriguez-Santiago S, +Wager RH, +Gabriel MS, Henkin RE, +Savir-Baruch B.  Reversal of the Perfusion Gradient in Nuclear Medicine Pulmonary Perfusion Imaging - How well does it indicate pulmonary venous hypertension?  Accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Baltimore, MD. June 6-10, 2015.

*Jawahar A, Lu Y, ^Okur G, Kliethermes S, *Lomasney L. Gastrocnemius Tendinosis- An Overlooked Finding on Knee MRI Examinations. RSNA Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. December 2, 2014.

*Shah R, *Hampole A, +Woods S. Decreasing Radiology Resident Miss Rates by Using an Innovative Educational Module.  Accepted for presentation at the  ACR Annual Meeting, Washington, DC,  May 17-21, 2015.

^Okur G, *Chaney K, +Lomasney LM. Magnetic resonance imaging of abnormal shoulder pain following influenza vaccination. European Society of Radiology, Vienna, Austria, March 4-8, 2015.

*Bozza M, *Annes J, +Malamis A.  Pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysms:  A Unique Case of Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage Presenting with Sudden Onset Abdominal Pain and Hemorrhagic Shock.  Presented  at the Society of Interventional Radiology International Conference, Atlanta, GA, February 28 to March 4, 2015.

*Patel M, *Shah R, Sheikh MM, +Bova D, +Goldberg A, +Yacoub J, +Dalal J, Kirchwehm A, Improving Compliance with Intraoperative Radiograph Policy. Presented at the ACR Quality and Safety Annual Conference, Loyola University Medical Center, February 2014

*Freiburg L, +Ward K, +Nagamine A.  A Review of Hyperechoic Breast Malignancies.  Poster presented at the Chicago Radiological Society Meeting, January 15, 2015, Chicago, IL.

*Freiburg L, +Song A, Lomasney LM, Borys D.  Symptomatic Clavicular Osteoma.  Poster presented at the Chicago Radiological Society Meeting, January 15, 2015, Chicago, IL. 

*Patel M, *Shah R, +Chiang A.  Sacrumology 101 – Benign and Malignant Primary Tumors.  RSNA electronic educational  exhibit and live presentation.  Presenting at the RSNA Annual Meeting, November 30-December 5, 2014, Chicago, IL.

*Shah R, *Patel M, +Chiang A.  The Spectrum of Tibial Plateau Fracture Patterns.  RSNA electronic educational exhibit.  Presented at the RSNA Annual Meeting, November 30-December 5, 2014, Chicago, IL.

+Demos TC, +Nagamine A, +Posniak H, *Burke R.  Urachal Anomalies from Cradle to Grave.  Presenting at the RSNA Annual Meeting, November 30-December 5, 2014, Chicago, IL.

*Patel M, *Shah R, +Song A. Giant cell tumor with metaplastic bone formation and no evidence of malignancy.  ACR Case in Point. November 19, 2014.

*Bozza M, *Annes J., +Malamis A.  Pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysms?  A Unique Case of Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage Presenting with Sudden Onset Abdominal Pain and Hemorrhagic Shock.  St. Albert’s Day Poster Exhibit, Stritch School of Medicine, October 30, 2014. ALSO PRESENTED  AT THE SOCIETY OF INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY MEETING, February 28-March 4, 2015, Atlanta, GA.

*Palumbo A, +Borge M, +Molvar C. Adrenal Venous Sampling: Measures for Improving Success.  St. Albert’s Day Poster Exhibit, Stritch School of Medicine, October 30, 2014.

*Mohiuddin SA, +Vade A, Peterson C.  Evaluation of ultrasound training workshop in improving detection of acute appendicitis and intussusception in children.  St. Albert’s Day Poster Exhibit, Stritch School of Medicine, October 30, 2014.    ALSO PRESENTED AT THE CHICAGO RADIOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING, January 15, 2015, Chicago, IL.

*Mandell KE, +Gabriel MS.  Initial Institutional Correlation of Clinical Findings and Dopamine Transporter (DAT) Scan Results. Presented at the Central Chapter of Society for Nuclear Medicine and Imaging, Ann Arbor, MI, March 16, 2014.

Training in Radiology at LUMC is based on a mentorship model, with extensive one-on-one interaction between Residents and Faculty in the completion of clinical cases.  Although independent completion of certain activities is based on objective criteria, the close interaction between Faculty and Trainees allows for a natural training/skill appropriate increase in the level of automony for Residents.  Resident accomplishments are routinely evaluated on all rotations, with periodic formal reviews and impromtu reviews as needed.

Active resident participation in performing procedures and reporting cases is emphasized throughout the four-year program. Our typical resident has more than ample experience in performing fluoroscopic procedures, CT angiography, and more invasive procedures such as image guided biopsy, abscess drainage, and other interventional procedures.

Radiology at Loyola is a busy practice, providing care to our patients 24/7. Faculty and Residents work as a team to maintain excellence in care regardless of the time of day.  The majority of the resident rotations cover traditional working hours, paired with faculty distributed primarily by organ-system subspecialty. Extended or swing shift rotations (4-11PM) and Night Float rotations (10PM-8AM) account for remaining hours. Subspecialty faculty also contributes to the swing shift coverage, usually via home PACS/voice recognition resources, with late shift back-up coverage. In-house resident Call is used to cover weekend days and holidays (with subspecialty faculty Call), and is therefore relatively infrequent. In accordance with ACGME mandates, first year residents do not contribute to Night Float rotations.

All residents complete broad spectrum training in all the areas/modalities in the first three years to develop a sound knowledge base to assure success on the ABR Core Examination. Residents will also complete needed regulatory rotations in the fourth year (such as Nuclear Medicine). The remainder of the fourth year will be structured to accommodate specific educational pathway, including mini-fellowships for DR residents, or more intensive immersion for ESIR or DR/NM residents. Throughout residency, trainees complete rotations in general radiology, pediatrics, neuroradiology, CT, ultrasound, body MRI, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, and breast imaging. Specific subspecialty imaging may be emphasized in certain training years as noted below.

Pediatric Radiology

ER Radiology Night Float

Pediatric Radiology at Lurie Children's Hospital
AIRP or  Pathology Elective
Peripheral Vascular Lab
Fetal Ultrasound
Specialized Imaging Night Float

4 month Mini Fellowship
Specialized Imaging Night Float

Applicants must obtain a medical degree (M.D. or D.O.) from an accredited U.S. or foreign medical school prior to matriculation. Foreign medical graduates must have successfully passed the E.C.F.M.G. certifying examination. All candidates must be eligible for medical licensure in Illinois.

We are seeking candidates who will be completing a preliminary medicine or surgery year. A transitional  PGY1 would also be desirable.  Postgraduate year (PGY-1) is mandatory and must be completed in an ACGME approved program. The residency participates in the National Residents Matching Program (NRMP) and accepts applications electronically on ERAS.

We were notified of a change in the Department of Labor's methodology for calculating the prevailing wages institutions are required to pay H1-B sponsored trainees. The new methodology has made it unfeasible, from a financial standpoint, for LUMC to continue sponsoring trainees with H1-B visas. We do however, continue to accept and train trainees who hold J1 visas and other forms of work authorizations accepted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service.

Required application materials include the electronic application form, medical school transcripts, USMLE Step One score (and Step 2 if available), personal statement, Dean's letter, three letters of recommendation and a recent photograph. The deadline for receipt of all materials is October 15 of the application year. Out of fairness to all applicants, this deadline will not be extended. All applicants will be notified of their status approximately one week after the application deadline.

Residents are selected and ranked by the Residency Selection Committee based on their academic records, academic, personal and professional achievements, letters of recommendation, and a personal interview with committee members. Approximately 500 completed applications are reviewed annually and 80 candidates will be interviewed. The majority of candidates interviewed are ranked for the six available positions.

For additional information contact:

Residency Coordinator
Department of Radiology
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, Illinois 60153
Phone: (708) 216-1084


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