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Message from Department Chair

Dear Friends,

Friends, together we are making a difference at the VCU Health System and within our community as noted in our summer newsletter which wraps up our recent faculty news and important education news. I sincerely hope you enjoy our recent successes and achievements! However, before you read on I would like to invite you to receive a hard copy of the VCU Department of Radiology 2022 Impact Report that we will send later this year.

Our Department of Radiology plays an invaluable role in healthcare, and our 2022 Impact Report will showcase our lifesaving innovations and research, our excellence in patient care, and the immense success of our educational programs.

Within the pages, we explore the relationships we build in Radiology but also throughout the VCU Health System. There is no underestimating the power of our alumni and supporters, as our success is built on your legacy. 

Be well,

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

Faculty News

Research and Publications

Multispecialty VCU Radiology Team Publishes in Diagnostics (Basel)
 
Seyed Mohammad Gharavi, M.D., Yujie Qiao, M.D., Armaghan Faghihimehr, M.D., and Josephina Vossen, M.D., Ph.D recently published, "Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint” in Diagnostics (Basel). This multispecialty team from the VCU Department of Radiology represents experts in neuroradiology and musculoskeletal radiology. Our radiologists aimed to review normal temporomandibular joint (TMJ) anatomy and function, most common temporomandibular disorders (TMD), and their imaging presentations. TMJ plays a crucial role in mastication, jaw mobility, verbal, and emotional expression. TMD is a term used to describe several pathologies that involve the TMJ and surrounding bone and soft tissues.

Neeraj Lalwani, M.D., Recent Publications in Abdominal Radiology

Sharbidre K, Zahid M, Venkatesh SK, Bhati C, Lalwani N. Imaging of fibropolycystic liver disease. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2022 Jul;47(7):2356-2370. doi: 10.1007/s00261-022-03565-7. 
 
Ludwig DR, Anderson MA, Itani M, Sharbidre KG, Lalwani N, Paspulati RM. Secondary sclerosing cholangitis: mimics of primary sclerosing cholangitis. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2022 May 18:1–15. doi: 10.1007/s00261-022-03551-z. 
Neeraj Lalwani, M.D., DABR, FSAR

Neeraj Lalwani, M.D., DABR, FSAR

Professor

Neeraj Lalwani, M.D., DABR, FSAR

Neeraj Lalwani, M.D., DABR, FSAR

Professor

Radiology

Phone: (804) 828-3151

Email: neeraj.lalwani@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Main Hospital

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Peter J. Haar, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter J. Haar, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Peter J. Haar, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter J. Haar, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Radiology

Phone: (804) 828-8691

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: peter.haar@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
West Hospital, West Wing

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Faculty Promotions

Harnessing the Power of Medicine for the Passion of Teaching

Neeraj Lalwani, M.D., DABR, FSAR earned the rank of full Professor. Dr. Lalwani's accomplishments in teaching and research, and his ability to consistently harness the power of our institution to make significant contributions to his discipline has earned him this high distinction. 

Peter J. Haar, M.D., Ph.D. receives promotion to Associate Professor. Dr. Haar is a musculoskeletal imaging and interventional radiologist with a passion for teaching. He progresses his specialty nationally and internationally through exceptional service and research.

Radiology Resident Wins Abstract Award Competition

Radiology Resident Takes First Place in the 2022 Virginia Radiological Society Abstract Award Competition

White coat portrait of Khalid Shaqdan, MB.BCh

Dr. Khalid Shaqdan, a VCU Radiology resident, was awarded first place in the the 2022 Virginia Radiological Society (VRS) Abstract Award Competition for his abstract on the "The Incidence of Barotrauma in in Hospitalized Covid (+) Patients."

Dr. Shaqdan is to present a synopsis of his research at the VRS annual meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia on August 14, 2022.

Residency Program News

Welcome Our New Residents

eight radiology residents standing side by side

Welcome Our New Radiology Residents

The new class of Diagnostic Radiology  and Integrated Interventional Radiology residents represent the best and brightest from around the world (left to right):

  • Jorge Martinez-Sicari, M.D. graduate of Ponce Health Science University
  • Kevin Yoo, M.D. (Interventional Radiology) graduate of Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Alberto Cristobal, M.D. graduate of VCU School of Medicine
  • Jaruwit Ty Rergyamdee, M.D. graduate of VCU School of Medicine
  • Ayman Shaqdan, MBBS graduate of College of Medicine Alfaisal University
  • Michael James Cook, M.D. (Interventional Radiology) graduate of Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Medicine
  • Gianna Eun Kim Blundo, D.O. graduate of Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)
  • Randy B Aviado, D.O. graduate of College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University

Meet Our New Radiology Fellows

We offer one-year fellowships in multiple radiology subspecialties. Fellows receive valuable hands-on experience in a radiology subspecialty. Click on the profile images to learn more about our new fellows. 

Kristen B. Ashby, M.D.

Kristen B. Ashby, M.D.

Kristen B. Ashby, M.D.

Kristen B. Ashby, M.D.

Radiology

M.D. - VCU School of Medicine
Transitional Year Internship - San Antonio Military Medical Center
Residency - Diagnostic Radiology - San Antonio Military Medical Center
Fellowship - Breast Imaging - VCU Health

Brandon Bunker, M.D.

Brandon Bunker, M.D.

Brandon Bunker, M.D.

Brandon Bunker, M.D.

Radiology

M.D. – University of Louisville School of Medicine
Internship – Transitional Year at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Residency - Radiology, VCU Health
Fellowship - Abdominal Imaging, VCU Health

Suraj Jaisinghani, M.D.

Suraj Jaisinghani, M.D.

Suraj Jaisinghani, M.D.

Suraj Jaisinghani, M.D.

Radiology

M.D. - Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
Internship - Internal Medicine - St. John Hospital
Residency - Rochester Regional Health, NY
Fellowship - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR), VCU Health, VA

Mohammed Osman, M.D.

Mohammed Osman, M.D.

Mohammed Osman, M.D.

Mohammed Osman, M.D.

Radiology

M.B.B.Ch - Cairo University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Residency - Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Hamad Medical Center, Weill Cornell University Program, Qatar
Residency - Internal Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital, NY
Residency - Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Yale New Haven Health/Bridgeport Hospital, CT
Fellowship - Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention - VCU Health

Patient Experience Highlight: Radiology at Stony Point

"Thank you so much. I will always remember your patience and kindness."  ~ Patient comment about CT staff at Stony Point
 
"The scheduling of my appointment was efficient, upon arrival the staff was welcoming. The tech was amazing, she explained everything and was very good at performing the exam. I am grateful."  ~ Patient comment about Breast Imaging at Stony Point

We are grateful our patients trust us with their care. Please click the following link to learn more about VCU Health Stony Point.