2019 Image of Excellence Newsletter
An annual digital newsletter brought to you by the VCU Department of Radiology
VCU Department of Radiology Updates and Headlines
The Image of Excellence Newsletter features important VCU Department of Radiology updates, headlines and faculty achievements.
Top Headline: Renovation and Expansion to Better Serve Communities
The VCU Department of Radiology has expanded services at the Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center (N.O.W. Center) with the addition of new CT and MRI scanners and DXA in June 2019. (Image: New MRI scanner at N.O.W. Center.) We are also in the midst of several renovation projects that include Main 3, Main 4 and ACC lower level.
The project on Main 3 of the VCU Medical Center will occur in 8 phases of renovation planned over the next 3 years with an estimated completion in late 2022. Some of the areas to be renovated include faculty and administration space, the Image Resource Center (IRC) and PICC team, patient registration and waiting area, as well as interventional radiology, fluoroscopy, ultrasound and CT areas. Main 4 space has been secured by the Department for inpatient ultrasound. We also secured space in the West Hospital to expand our 2nd floor footprint.
Master Plan: Expansions in Progress
The Adult Outpatient Facility (AOF) will be a 16-story, 603,040 sq. ft. outpatient facility with space for parking and a projected completion date of summer 2020. To date, this is the largest capital construction project in the history of VCU Health. The VCU Department of Radiology will have MR, CT, sonography (ultrasound), radiography, fluoroscopy and breast imaging on site.
Construction is well underway on the VCU Health Emergency Center at New Kent, a 17,000 sq. ft. facility that will provide round-the-clock emergency medical services. The center, which is slated for completion mid-2020, will offer advanced imaging including CT, digital X-ray and ultrasound.
Sheltering Arms Institute, located in the West End of Richmond, is a VCU Health and Sheltering Arms Hospital joint venture and will be a 212,000 sq. ft., 114-bed physical rehabilitation center. The facility, slated to open mid-2020, will include radiography, fluoroscopy, portable imaging and ultrasound. The rehabilitation center will focus on caring for individuals who have survived strokes, spinal cord injuries or brain injuries, as well as those in need of general rehabilitation or various neurological diseases and disorders.
The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU construction is in progress. The new 500,000 sq. ft., 16-story facility will have 86 private inpatient rooms for acute and intensive care, parking and increased capacity for medical imaging. The facility is slated to open at the end of 2022.Learn About VCU Health Building Projects
Faculty News: Welcome New Faculty Members
“New faculty engage and challenge colleagues with their different experiences and range of capabilities.” ~ Ann S. Fulcher, M.D., F.A.C.R.
We are excited to introduce new faculty members to abdominal imaging, breast imaging, cardiothoracic imaging, emergency radiology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and pediatric radiology. Click on each faculty portrait to learn more.
VCU Department of Radiology Faculty Announcements
21st Annual Faculty Excellence Awards Recipients:
The 2019 Irby-James Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching recipient is Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D. The Irby-James Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching recognizes superior teaching in clinical medicine to students in their last two years of medical school and residency training.
The 2019 Educational Innovation / Educational Research Award recipients are Peter J. Haar, M.D., Ph.D., Marvin Alexander (Alex) Meredith, Ph.D., Gross Anatomy Teaching Faculty, VCU Radiology Residency Program, and VCU CT Technologists The Educational Innovation / Educational Research Award recognizes significant educational innovation or educational research.
For more information, visit our Faculty Awards page.
The VCU Department of Radiology would like to recognize those faculty members who recently retired for their commitment to our culture of teamwork, engagement and professionalism.
Thank you for years of dedication to the VCU Department of Radiology and our community of patients and students:
- Charles Cockrell, M.D.
- Melvin Fratkin, M.D.
- L. Das Narla, M.D.
Radiology Resident Education Program News
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
The radiology residents of the Class of 2019 enhanced our academic medical community and we are pleased they will continue to bring value in their pursuit of excellence through dynamic opportunities.
Class of 2019 Residents:
- Eric Chow, M.D.
- Daniel Chu, M.D.
- Adella Dunagan, M.D.
- Britt Groseclose, D.O.
- Luke Lennard, M.D.
- Perry Myrick, M.D.
- Michael Perone, M.D.
Passing the Baton
The VCU Department of Radiology would like to thank our prior Radiology Residency Education Program Director, Robert Groves, M.D., for his dedication to our advanced education initiatives and his passion for building an outstanding radiology residency education program.Learn About Radiology Residency Program
New Program Directors
Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D., with her extensive experience and leadership skills, assumed the role of Radiology Residency Education Program Director. Dr. Vossen is steadfastly committed to developing expertise, professionalism and quality care in the next generation of physicians. She is joined by Associate Program Directors Ryan Clayton, M.D. and Gordon S. Morano, M.D. with the new leadership team exemplifying the evolution of excellence of the program.Learn About Radiology Education Programs
Radiology Chief Residents
The 2019-2020 radiology residency co-chiefs are Samarth Gola, M.D. and Avinash Pillutla, M.D.Learn About Current Residents and Fellows
VCU Department of Radiology Current Facts and Figures
Downtown MCV Medical Campus Locations
VCU Department of Radiology Growth in Numbers
Off-site Locations (not at MCV Campus)
MCV Physicians Employees (not including physicians)
Total Hospital Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Employees (as of May 2019)
Radiology Resident Fund
Create a Reflective Story of Meaning and Purpose in Radiology Education.
The Radiology Resident Fund gives the VCU Department of Radiology the ability to eliminate roadblocks and transform the medical education experience. It is no small endeavor to develop enriching mentorships and valuable hands-on training opportunities. We have the vision, but only together can we continue to create influential, purpose-driven leaders with a strong foundation in medical excellence and compassionate healthcare.
The VCU Department of Radiology benefits from the generosity of alumni and friends. The Radiology Residents Fund represents our current funding priority and philanthropic gifts support students and trainees, research, lectureships and professorships.
Your generous support will cultivate and empower our radiology residents. Gifts of all sizes are welcomed, please consider making a secure online donation today at Radiology Resident Fund.
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