Residency and Fellowship Programs

Awards, Research and Placement

Awards
Research Publications
Research Projects
2013 Graduating Residents

Awards

The following Diagnostic Radiology Residents have been inducted into the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha by members of the housestaff:

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Bipin Rajendran, M.D. received the Arnold Gold Foundation Excellence in Humanism and Teaching Award for Housestaff in 2013.

 

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Judson Frye, M.D.

The Virginia Chapter of the American College of Radiology has recognized Judson M. Frye, M.D., with its first place award for research conducted during residency.
A graduate of the medical school’s Class of 2008, Frye remained on the MCV Campus to complete his residency training in radiology in June 2013. Now a fellow at the Mayo Clinic, he will return to Virginia in August to present the results of his research at the Virginia Chapter meeting of the American College of Radiology.
His project focused on the use of biphasic CT imaging to improve the identification of splenic hemorrhage in the setting of blunt abdominal trauma.

 

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John Kirkham, M.D. was inducted into AOA in 2008.

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Nicole Kelleher, M.D. was inducted into AOA in 2007.

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Brian Strife, M.D. received the Arnold Gold Foundation Excellence in Humanism and Teaching Award for Housestaff in 2008.

Research Publications

The following is a list of publications by the residents for the past three years. The resident’s name is underlined.

Carrucci LR, Conklin RC, Turner MA. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity:  Evaluation of leak into excluded stomach with upper gastronintestinal examination. Radiology.  Aug. 2008, 504.

Absorbed radiation dose of the female breast during diagnostic multidetector chest CT and dose reduction with a tungsten-antimony composite breast shield: preliminary results. Clinical Radiology 2008 63:278-88. Resident: Nicole Kelleher, M.D. Faculty Mentor: Mark S. Parker, M.D.

Reduction of radiation does to the female breast: Preliminary trials with a custom designed Tungsten-antimony composite breast shield. The Journal of Applied Research. Sept 2006: Vol 6, No. 3. Resident: Nicole Kelleher, M.D. Faculty Mentor: Mark S. Parker, M.D. – presented Radiological Society of North American Meeting – 2005 and American Roentgen Ray Society Meeting – 2005.

Unique applications of the balloon expandable covered stent in a wide variety of vascular territories. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, February 2008 Supplement. Resident: William Fox, M.D. Faculty Mentor: Malcolm Sydnor, M.D.

False positive myocardial perfusion defect due to diaphragmatic hernia. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, March 2007; 32(3):231-33. Resident: Mehdi Bathaii, M.D. Faculty Mentor: at previous residency program.

Multiple ectopic lesions of focal islet adenomatosis identified by PET-scan in congenital hyperinsulinism. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2007; Jan 42(1):188-92. Resident: Mehdi Bathaii, M.D. Faculty mentor: at previous residency program.

Role of FDG-PET in detecting residual/recurrent brain tumors in pediatric patients. Radiology, 2006 Dec; 241:643-45. Resident: Mehdi Bathaii, M.D. Faculty Mentor:  Lakshmana Narla, M.D. Presented at Radiological Society of North America Meeting, November 2006, Society of Nuclear Medicine Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2006.

Impact of the FDG-PET in the management of patients with pancreatic cancer. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 47:42P, 2006. Resident: Mehdi Bathaii, M.D. Faculty Mentor: at previous residency program.

The prevalence and characteristics of fibromyalgia syndrome in the worker’s compensation population. American Journal of Orthopedics, 2006 Oct; 35(10): 473-5. Resident: Mehdi Bathaii, M.D. Faculty Mentor: at previous residency program.

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity: evaluation of postoperative extraluminal leaks with upper gastrointestinal series. Radiology 2006 Jan; 238(1):119-27. Resident: Robert Conklin, M.D. Faculty Mentor: Laura Carucci, M.D. Presented at Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists Annual Meeting 2005. Best paper award.

Computed tomographic angiography for the diagnosis of blunt carotid/vertebral artery injury: a note of caution. Annals of Surgery 2007 Oct; 246(4):632-42. Resident: Charlotte Cockrell, M.D. Faculty Mentor: Daniel Leung, M.D.

Unique applications of bone augmentation for painful metastatic foci to the axial skeleton. Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology Supplement 2008 Feb; 19(2) Part 2:S118. Resident: Garrick Sherman, M.D. Faculty Mentor: Malcolm Sydnor, M.D. Presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology Meeting, Washington, DC March, 2008.

Walsworth MK, Doukas WC, Murphy KP, Mielcarek BJ, Michener LA. Reliability and diagnostic accuracy of history and physical examination for diagnosing glenoid labral tears. Am J Sports Med 2008;36(1):162-168.

Walsworth MK, Doukas WC, Murphy KP, Bimson W, Mielcarek BJ, Michener LA. Descriptive Analysis of Patients Undergoing Shoulder Surgery at a Tertiary Care Military Medical Center. Military Medicine 2009; 174,6:642-903.

Michener LA, Walsworth MK, Doukas WC, Murphy KP, Reliability and diagnostic accuracy of 5 physical examination tests and combination of tests for subacromial impingement. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2009;90:1898-903.

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Research Projects

The following is a list of resident research projects in the past two years, which led or will lead to presentations at local or national meetings. The resident’s name is underlined.

Unique applications of bone augmentation for painful metastatic foci to the axial skeleton. Poster presentation at the Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting Washington, DC, March 2008. Resident: Arash Chehrazi, M.D. Faculty Mentor: Malcolm Sydnor, M.D.

Unique applications of the balloon expandable covered stent in a wide variety of vascular territories. Scientific exhibit presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, March 2008. Resident: William Fox, M.D. Faculty Mentor: Malcolm Sydnor, M.D.

Utilizing FDG-PET to detect residual/recurrent brain tumors in pediatric patients. Winner, Best Scientific Paper, Resident and Fellow Section, Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL, November, 2008. Resident: Mehdi Bathaii, M.D. Faculty Mentor: Lakshmana D. Narla, M.D.

Impact of dual time point FDG-PET imaging on the assessment of small solitary pulmonary nodules. Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL, November, 2008. Resident: Mehdi Bathaii, M.D. Faculty Mentor: from previous residency program.

Quantitative assessment of FDG uptake in brown fat using standardized uptake value and dual time point imaging. European Association of Nuclear Medicine, Athens, Greece, August 2006. Resident: Mehdi Bathaii, M.D. Mentor: from previous residency program.

Our Residents engage in research and clinical projects throughout their education. Below are our current projects being conducted.  

Updating Institutional Guidelines for Periprocedural Administration of Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets for Neuraxial Procedures - Jeffrey Brown

Instructional Videos on CT scans of the Orbit for use by Ophthalmology Trainees in Two Parts.
Evaluation of Trauma on Computed Tomography Scans: Part 1 Orbital Fractures AND Evaluation of Ocular Trauma on Computed Tomography Scans: Part 2 Intraocular Signs of Trauma - Bradford D. Moore

Pictorial Essay: Benign Causes of Diffusion Restriction Foci in the Peripheral Zone of the Prostate - Nirjhor M. Bhowmik

Resident Performance on Arthrograms: Assessment of Patient Pain, Patient Satisfaction, Fluoroscopy Time and Examination Time. Nicholson Stephen Chadwick and Ryan T. Gabriel

Impact on Radiology Resident Knowledge of the Treatment of Contrast-related Reaction by the Creation of Treatment Algorithm Card that can be worn with ID badges - Ryan D. Clayton

A Five-Year Experience with coil assisted maturation (CAM) of arteriovenous fistulas to determine function fistula and the number of additional procedures required after initial CAM procedure - Matthew David Herczyk,
Samer S. Hijaz and Adam C. Lustig

Installation of a Digital Radiography Room in the Non-Urgent Area of the ED: Impact on Patient Quality, Safety, and Throughput - Carlton Health Petty

Prioritization of Outpatient Imaging Examinations Relative to Same-Day Appointment Times: Impact on Delivery of Care - Bipin Rajendran

2014 Graduating Residents

  • Anthony Gallo, MD - Private Practice
    Pikesville, TN
  • Bradley R. Pollard, MD - VIR Fellowship
    VCU Health System
  • D. Timothy Powell, MD - Neuroradiology Fellowship
    University of Texas Southwestern
  • David C. Ratliff, MD - VIR Fellowship
    VCU Health System
  • James A. Rittimann, MD - VIR Fellowship
    University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Laura Austin Slusher, MD - Breast Imaging Fellowship
    VCU Health System
  • Joseph B. Slusher, MD - Private Practice
    Middlesboro, KY
  • Erik H. Weissler, MD - VIR Fellowship
    Thomas Jefferson University
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