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Message from Department Chair

Dear Friends,

As you might imagine, COVID-19 continues to pose a number of challenges for our Department, but I am happy to report that our incredible team confronts every obstacle with dedication and commitment! Simply put, the VCU Department of Radiology is resilient and living in the spirit of our Image of Excellence mantra. We continue to take thoughtful action to keep staff and patients safe, including:

  • Provision of telework options
  • Adherence to social distancing recommendations
  • Implementation of new teaching approaches

Now more than ever, there is a need for quality health care. For this reason, we are moving forward with expansion plans, which include:

  • Ongoing renovation of the entire Main 3 floor 
  • Build out of a Radiology floor in the Adult Outpatient Pavilion
  • Planning for advanced imaging in the new Children’s Hospital
  • Provision of CT, US, and radiography in the New Kent Emergency Center
  • Support of Imaging services at the Sheltering Arms Institute 

We are also delighted to announce the addition of an ACGME-accredited integrated interventional radiology / diagnostic radiology (IR/DR) residency program with Dr. Daniel J. Komorowski serving as the program director.

Now more than ever we need each other, so let’s stay connected and continue our virtual conversations.

Be well,

~ Ann S. Fulcher, M.D., FACR, FSAR

Expanding to Better Serve the Community

Expansion Updates

Open since June 1, the VCU Health Emergency Center at New Kent in Quinton, Virginia offers X-ray, ultrasound, and computed tomography (CT). Sheltering Arms Institute in collaboration with VCU Health opened June 13 with our X-ray, fluoroscopy, and ultrasound services available.

Phase one construction of Main 3 remained active during the COVID-19 pandemic so we are thrilled to be in a new Gastrointestinal (GI) reading room and new ultrasound procedure room. As the plan progresses, we will be occupying additional offices and an interventional radiology hybrid suite by August. Our second floor expansion in West Hospital is also on its way, and by this fall will offer us much needed faculty and administrative space.

We are looking for a December 2021 opening of the Adult Outpatient Pavilion in downtown Richmond where we will have CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and mammography services. As we look to the horizon, we anticipate the new inpatient Children’s Hospital to open spring of 2022. The new Children’s Hospital is adjacent to the current outpatient Children's Pavilion on the VCU Medical Center campus, and we will have emergency medical imaging that includes pediatric CT and MRI capabilities. 

Follow the link to learn more about VCU Health Building Projects.

VCU Department of Radiology Expands to VCU Health Emergency Center at New Kent

The VCU Department of Radiology offers advanced medical imaging, including digital X-ray, ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) at the VCU Health Emergency Center at New Kent, now open.

Learn more about the VCU Health Emergency Center at New Kent
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Look inside and experience a visit to our new emergency center

New Residency Training Pathway

Welcome Our New Residents

Meet our incoming class of residents who are in the midst of orientation. The class is comprised of nine residents from six medical schools. Click on the portraits to learn more about our first-year residents.

Matthew Brandes, M.S., M.D., Ph.D.

Matthew Brandes, M.S., M.D., Ph.D.

Matthew Brandes, M.S., M.D., Ph.D.

Matthew Brandes, M.S., M.D., Ph.D.

Radiology

M.D. – VCU School of Medicine
Internship - Surgery - VCU Health

Jacob Davis, M.D.

Jacob Davis, M.D.

Jacob Davis, M.D.

Jacob Davis, M.D.

Radiology

M.D. - VCU School of Medicine
Internship - Internal Medicine - VCU Health

Armaghan Faghihimehr, M.D.

Armaghan Faghihimehr, M.D.

Armaghan Faghihimehr, M.D.

Armaghan Faghihimehr, M.D.

Radiology

M.D. - Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Internship/Residency - Internal Medicine - MedStar Health, Baltimore, MD

Candice Kim, M.D.

Candice Kim, M.D.

Candice Kim, M.D.

Candice Kim, M.D.

Radiology

M.D. – VCU School of Medicine
Internship - Internal Medicine - VCU Health

Philip Kyle, D.O.

Philip Kyle, D.O.

Philip Kyle, D.O.

Philip Kyle, D.O.

Radiology

D.O. - Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Translational year - Riverside Regional Medical Center

Nicholas Moore, M.D.

Nicholas Moore, M.D.

Nicholas Moore, M.D.

Nicholas Moore, M.D.

Radiology

M.D. - VCU School of Medicine
Internship - Internal Medicine - VCU Health

Jonathan Pannell, M.D.

Jonathan Pannell, M.D.

Jonathan Pannell, M.D.

Jonathan Pannell, M.D.

Radiology

M.D. - Medical University of South Carolina
Internship - Surgery - Palmetto Health, Richland, SC

Khalid Shaqdan, MB.BCh

Khalid Shaqdan, MB.BCh

Khalid Shaqdan, MB.BCh

Khalid Shaqdan, MB.BCh

Radiology

MB.BCh - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain
Transitional year - Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Jackson, MI

Robert Swanson, M.D.

Robert Swanson, M.D.

Robert Swanson, M.D.

Robert Swanson, M.D.

Radiology

M.D. - Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Internship - Internal Medicine - VCU Health

Welcome Our New Fellows

Welcome our new fellows who are quickly getting acquainted to our facilities and team members. Click on the portraits to learn more about our fellows.

Reza Amerinasab, M.D.

Reza Amerinasab, M.D.

Reza Amerinasab, M.D.

Reza Amerinasab, M.D.

Radiology

M.D. – Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Internship/Residency - Internal Medicine Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Residency - Radiology, VCU Health
Fellowship - Abdominal Imaging, VCU Health

Paul Fang, M.D.

Paul Fang, M.D.

Paul Fang, M.D.

Paul Fang, M.D.

Radiology

M.D. – State University of New York, Downstate
Residency – Internal Medicine, Albany Medical Center
Residency – Diagnostic Radiology, State University of New York, Downstate
Fellowship - Musculoskeletal Imaging & Intervention, VCU Health

David Feldman, M.D.

David Feldman, M.D.

David Feldman, M.D.

David Feldman, M.D.

Radiology

M.D. – Ross University School of Medicine
Internship – Internal Medicine, Eastern Carolina School of Medicine
Residency – Diagnostic Radiology, University of South Alabama
Fellowship –Musculoskeletal Imaging & Intervention, VCU Health

Judson Frye, M.D.

Judson Frye, M.D.

Judson Frye, M.D.

Judson Frye, M.D.

Radiology

M.D. – Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine
Internship – Internal Medicine, VCU Health
Residency – Diagnostic Radiology, VCU Health
Fellowship - Gastrointestinal/Genitourinary Imaging, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Fellowship - Breast Imaging, VCU Health

Lynn Ivey, M.D.

Lynn Ivey, M.D.

Lynn Ivey, M.D.

Lynn Ivey, M.D.

Radiology

M.D. – Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine
Internship - Preliminary Surgery, VCU Health
Residency - Radiology, VCU Health
Fellowship - Breast Imaging, VCU Health

Ahsan Khan, D.O.

Ahsan Khan, D.O.

Ahsan Khan, D.O.

Ahsan Khan, D.O.

Radiology

D.O. – Nova Southeastern University
Internship - Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Residency – Diagnostic Radiology, Morristown Medical Center
Residency – Diagnostic Radiology, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship - Musculoskeletal Imaging & Intervention, VCU Health

Nita Kommula, M.D.

Nita Kommula, M.D.

Nita Kommula, M.D.

Nita Kommula, M.D.

Radiology

M.D. - Saba University School of Medicine
Internship – Internal Medicine, Medstar Harbor Hospital
Residency – Diagnostic Radiology, University of Texas Medical Branch
Fellowship – Women’s Imaging, VCU Health

Celebrate Our Recent Graduates

We have experienced so much with our recent radiology residency and fellowship graduates, and we are thankful they were here making us stronger during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud to call them family and wish all our graduates the best of luck. 

Radiology Residency Graduates
Reza Amerinasab, M.D.
Wali Danish, M.D.
Samarth Gola, M.D. 
Lynn Ivey, M.D. 
Soobin Kang, M.D. 
Shervin Mirshahi, M.D.
Avinash Pillutla, M.D.
Eric You, M.D. 

We are pleased to announce that Avinash Patel, M.D. and Wali Danish, M.D. are continuing on with us, as part of our independent interventional radiology residency program, and Reza Amerinasab, M.D. and Lynn Ivey, M.D. are both staying with us as fellows.

Radiology Fellowship Graduates
J.Britt Groseclose, D.O. 
Christina Miller, M.D. 
Alex Munoz, M.S., M.D. 
Perry Myrick, M.D. 
Nathan Ogden, M.D. 

Visit our Recent Graduates webpage to learn more about their career journeys in radiology.

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D. Receives Promotion to Associate Professor

The VCU School of Medicine awarded Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D. a well-deserved promotion to Associate Professor. Dr. Vossen is a musculoskeletal (MSK) radiologist who serves as Director of the radiology residency education program, Associate Director of the integrated interventional radiology residency program, and MSK Medical Director at VCU Health Stony Point.

In 2019, Dr. Vossen received the The Irby-James Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. The award recognizes superior teaching in clinical medicine to students in their last two years of medical school and residency training.

Dr. Vossen joined the VCU faculty in 2016. She became the Musculoskeletal Fellowship Director in 2018 and recently assumed the role of the Radiology Residency Program Director.

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Radiology

Associate Professor
Director, Residency Education
Associate Director, Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program
Medical Director, MSK, Stony Point Radiology

Phone: (804) 628-1989

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: josephina.vossen@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Main Hospital, Room A3M-200P

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Give Now

Give Now to the Radiology Resident Fund

As always, the success of our department depends on the support of our friends and alumni. We know this period has caused personal and financial difficulty for many, especially those who are just beginning their careers. But, if you are able to support the outstanding training of our residents then please consider a gift to our Radiology Residents Fund.