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Welcome and thanks very much for visiting the website for the Radiology Residency at Westchester Medical Center. For those of you who are unfamiliar with our program I encourage you to explore our site which contains information on the program and will give you some insight into resident life here at WMC.

As program director, I am completely focused on creating a supportive environment that optimizes resident education and enhances patient care. The program at WMC offers a close-knit group of residents and attendings, with an abundant sense of teamwork and camaraderie within the department. We are fortunate to have an extremely collegial working environment with a faculty:resident ratio of 1:1, something that allows for personalized attention, close supervision and focused teaching. Our residents are an integral part of workflow and patient care on the diagnostic and interventional radiology services, with the residents fully immersed and engaged on all rotations.

Our faculty is fully board certified and subspecialty trained, and provide continuous education both at the workstation and during our noon conferences. Daily conferences are a mixture of case-based and didactic lectures designed to prepare the residents for clinical practice and the American Board of Radiology examination series, of which we have maintained a 100% five-year pass rate. Additionally, there are nearly 20 interdisciplinary conferences weekly that residents attend and present at, providing a comprehensive educational experience that reaches beyond the radiology department to provide further clinical perspective. We also provide a robust Grand Rounds Series, where leading radiologists in all subspecialties share their expertise through didactic and case conferences.

All rotations take place at Westchester Medical Center, which includes the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and our outpatient facility. All of our residents match and enter into the top fellowship programs in the country, and graduate the program with the knowledge, confidence and ability to succeed in the ‘real-world’ of clinical practice.

While there is certainly a ‘not too big, not too small’ feel to the department, the diversity of cases that residents get to experience at Westchester Medical Center is unmatched anywhere, and the hospital is geographically situated close to all of the resources of Manhattan while maintaining the conveniences of a suburban hospital.

Additionally, research opportunities are abundant within the department, with a great many resident presentations at all of the major national meetings.

For applicants to the program I commend you on making the wisest decision in medicine, to enter the field of radiology. I wish you the best of luck in your future career as a radiologist. Feel free to contact me directly at Anthony.Gilet@wmchealth.org.

Anthony Gilet, MD

Our Diagnostic Radiology residency is a four-year fully ACGME-accredited program with five residents per year for a total of twenty residents. All clinical training takes place at Westchester Medical Center, the major teaching hospital for New York Medical College. The hospital is located on the New York Medical College Campus in Valhalla, New York, which is approximately 20miles north of New York City. This is a Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma and tertiary care facility with a phenomenal team of physicians and surgeons with whom radiology residents interact closely on a daily basis. Radiology residents also work closely with pediatric critical care and pediatric trauma physicians in the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital to ensure excellent patient care in a vast array of high acuity pediatric cases. We are also a large referral center for several nearby community hospitals. Additionally, residents also spend time at the outpatient imaging center, Advanced Imaging, located across the street from the main campus where time is dedicated to musculoskeletal and women’s imaging rotations. The mission of our diagnostic radiology residency is to offer a diverse and rich clinical experience combined with a comprehensive didactic curriculum in an enthusiastic learning environment. The goal is to prepare our trainees to become experts in diagnostic imaging, compassionate healthcare providers, and leaders within the field of radiology. As displayed in the alumni section, our graduates move on to exceptional fellowships at the nation's top programs and later join competitive academic and private practices all across the country. We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about our residency program. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.

The mission of our diagnostic radiology residency is to offer a diverse and rich clinical experience combined with a comprehensive didactic curriculum in an enthusiastic learning environment. The goal is to prepare our trainees to become experts in diagnostic imaging, compassionate healthcare providers, and leaders within the field of radiology. As displayed in the alumni section, our graduates move on to exceptional fellowships at the nation's top programs and later join competitive academic and private practices all across the country.

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Current Residents


Class of 2019


     
Kyle Golden, DO

Fellowship:
Neuroradiology, University of North Carolina
Medical School:
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Transitional Year:
St. Lukes University Health Network, Pennsylvania
Usama Hasan, DO

Fellowship:
MSK, Mount Sinai Health System
Medical School:
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Transitional Year:

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, NY
Jason Jimenez-Ocasio, MD

Fellowship:
MSK, Ohio State University Medical Center
Medical School:
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
Transitional Year:
San Juan City Hospital, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Tianyang Li, MD

Fellowship:
Body Imaging, Yale School of Medicine
Medical School:
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Transitional Year:
The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health, Cincinnati, Ohio
Ross Myers, MD

Fellowship:
Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital
Medical School:
Drexel University College of Medicine
Transitional Year:
Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 

Class of 2020

 
Edward Esses, MD

Medical School: 
New York Medical College
Transitional Year: 
Westchester Medical Center, NY
Aneesa Gaffar, MD

Medical School: 
New York Medical College
Transitional Year: 

Stony Brook University Medical College, NY
Charles Lungo, MD

Medical School: 
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Transitional Year: 
New York Presbyterian, NY
Ahmed Rizvi, MD

Medical School: 
St. George's University
School of Medicine
Transitional Year: 
United Health Services - Wilson Memorial Hospital,
NY
Chaitanya Shilagani, MD

Medical School: 
Ross University School of Medicine
Transitional Year: 
Stony Brook University Medical Center, NY
Jennifer Wu, MD

Medical School:
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Transitional Year: 
Saint Vincent Hospital, MA


Class of 2021

Andrew Camacho, MD

Medical School: 
Charles E. Schmidt
College of Medicine
at Florida Atlantic University, FL
Transitional Year: 
Yale-Waterbury Hospital, CT
Daniel Kadosh, MD

Medical School: 
New York Medical College
Transitional Year: 

Westchester Medical Center, NY
Tariq Rashid, MD

Medical School: 
Medical University of
South Carolina College of Medicine
Transitional Year: 
Greenwich Hospital, CT
David Sadowsky, MD

Medical School: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Transitional Year: 
Montefiore Medical Center/
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY


Class of 2022

Oliver Furusato Hunt, MD

Medical School:
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine & Public Health
Transitional Year:
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
William Gao, MD

Medical School:
Drexel University College of Medicine
Transitional Year:
University at Buffalo School of Medicine
Aaron Gold, MD

Medical School:
University of Miami Miller
School of Medicine
Transitional Year:
Jacobi Medical Center/
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michelle Xiao LaRosa, MD

Medical School:
New York Medical College
Transitional Year:
New York University School of Medicine
Ajay Patel, MD

Medical School:
Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Transitional Year:
Flushing Hospital Medical Center


Alumni

2018

Jeffrey Gnerre, MD (Chief)
Body MR, Mt. Sinai Health System
Zeenia Irani, MD Body MRI, Yale School of Medicine
Marc Lim, MD VIR, Oregon Health & Science University
Yankai Sun, MD Neuroradiology, Duke University School of Medicine
Yachao Zhang, MD VIR, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
2017

Angela Tong, MD (Chief) Body MR, NYU Langone
Amrita Arneja, MD Neuroradiology, Mount Sinai Health System
Christopher Harnain, MD VIR, Miami Vascular
Benjamin Navot, MD Body MR, Comunbia NY Presbyterian
Danielle Williams, MD Musculoskeletal, Hospital for Special Surgery

2016

Brian Rigney, MD (Chief) Neuroradiology, Mount Sinai Health System
Tuan Huynh, MD Musculoskeletal, University of California, Davis
Ruri Lee, MD Musculoskeletal, University of California, San Diego
Christopher Song, MD Body MRI, Mount Sinai Health System
Jennifer Thomas, MD Musculoskeletal, Brigham and Women's Hospital

2015

Jay Acharya, MD (Chief) Neuroradiology, University of Southern California
Neil Kapadia, MD Body MRI, Yale University
Swetha Dasari, MD Breast and Body, University of Pittsburgh
Jasnit Makkar, MD Body MRI, Mount Sinai Hospital
Hiram Shaish, MD Body MRI, New York University

2014

Noor Ahmad, MD (Chief) Interventional Radiology, Cornell University
Duncan Davidson, MD Neuroradiology, George Washington University
Justin Meyers, MD Neuroradiology, University of Southern California
Birva Patel, MD Neuroradiology, Duke University
Mike Vitale, MD Interventional Radiology, Columbia University

2013

Jaimin Shah, MD (Chief) Interventional Radiology, University of Maryland
Patricia Chang, MD Pediatric Radiology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Sumit Dua, MD Neuroradiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Seema Mukerjee, MD Musculoskeletal Radiology, University of Washington
Ryan Nichols, MD Neuroradiology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

2012

Stephen Reis, MD (Chief) Interventional Radiology, University of Texas, Dallas Southwestern
Nancy Cooper, MD Body MRI, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Maddalena Duarte, MD Breast and Body, Yale New Haven Medical Center
Ajay Hira, MD Neuroradiology, University of Pennsylvania
Jimmy Wu, MD Musculoskeletal Radiology, Duke Medical Center

2011

Shiva Gupta, MD (Chief) Body Imaging, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Lesli Lecompte, MD Pediatric Radiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Himanshu Patel, MD Musculoskeletal Radiology, Hospital for Special Surgery
Vijay Singh, MD Musculoskeletal Radiology, Montefiore Medical Center
Annie Yuen, MD Mammography, Northwestern Medical Center

2010

Jaskiran Grewal, MD (Chief) Women’s Imaging, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Kristen Belen, MD Advanced and Women’s Imaging, University of Southern California
Charlton Byun, MD Neuroradiology, University of Southern California
Hani Sharkey, MD Body Imaging, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

2009

Ron Swanger, MD (Chief) Neuroradiology, Yale New Haven Medical Center
Ryan Kramer, MD Interventional Neuroradiology, UCLA Medical Center
Sasmita Misra, MD Breast Imaging, UCLA Medical Center
Bridget Rogers, MD Women’s Imaging, University of Colorado


 
2008

David Weeks, MD (Chief) Neuroradiology, Yale New Haven Medical Center
Lee Collins, MD Pediatric Radiology, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University
Chau Huynh, MD Body MRI and Cardiovascular Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Anurag Sahai, MD Musculoskeletal Radiology, Hospital for Special Surgery


 
2007

Trishna Patel, MD (Chief) Women’s Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital
Steven Karidas, MD Body Imaging, Yale New Haven Medical Center
Renna Malhotra, MD Ultrasound, University of California San Diego
Mikhail Serebrennik, MD Neuroradiology, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University


 
2006

Syed Ashruf, MD (Chief) Neuroradiology, University of Maryland
Elliot Kalker, MD Body Imaging North Shore University Hospital
Shambhavi Venkataraman, MD Women’s Imaging Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Steven Storey, MD Vascular Interventional Radiology New York Presbyterian/Cornell


 
2005

Paul Baez, MD (Chief) Musculoskeletal Radiology, Henry Ford Hospital
Jaya Dasgupta, MD Body Imaging, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University
Amir Hedayati, MD Interventional, Radiology New York Presbyterian/Cornell University
Sabrina Mahboob, MD Body Imaging, North Shore University Hospital


 
2004

David Sarkany, MD (Chief) Body Imaging, North Shore University Hospital
David Areman, MD Body Imaging, Beth Israel Medical Center
Christina Blundo, MD Body Imaging, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University
Jon Lee, MD Neuroradiology, New York Presbyterian/Cornell University
 

Lefkovitz, Zvi
Lefkovitz, Zvi
Director and Chairman of Radiology
Diagnostic Radiology
Radiology
Bobra, Shalabh
Neuroradiology
Radiology
Brudnicki, Adele R.
Brudnicki, Adele R.
Section Chief of Body Imaging Director of Pediatric Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
David, Miriam
David, Miriam
Director of Women's Imaging
Radiology
Women's Imaging
Flusberg, Milana
Body Imaging
Radiology
Gerard, Perry
Gerard, Perry
Director of PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine
Radiology
Gilet, Anthony G.
Gilet, Anthony G.
Director of Body MRI and Director of Radiology Residency Program
Body Imaging
Radiology
Goldschmiedt, Judah
Body Imaging
Radiology
Gulko, Edwin
Neuroradiology
Radiology
Jedynak, Andrezej
Body Imaging
Radiology
LeCompte, Lesli M.
LeCompte, Lesli M.
Director of Ultrasound and Associate Director of Radiology Residency Program
Pediatric Radiology
Radiology
Maddineni, Shekher
Radiology
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
McCabe, Samuel
Radiology
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Mehta, Hasit
Neuroradiology
Radiology
Meshekow, Jared S.
Radiology
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Patel, Himanshu
Patel, Himanshu
Director of Musculoskeletal Radiology
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Radiology
Rozenblit, Grigory N.
Rozenblit, Grigory N.
Section Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Radiology
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Rozenshtein, Anna
Rozenshtein, Anna
Director of Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging
Body Imaging
Radiology
Shapiro, Robert S.
Shapiro, Robert S.
Medical Director of Advanced Imaging, Director of Clinical Affairs and Quality Assurance
Body Imaging
Radiology
Sonke, Pierre-Yves J.
Body Imaging
Nuclear Medicine
Radiology
Tenner, Michael S.
Tenner, Michael S.
Section Chief of Neuroradiology
Neuroradiology
Radiology
High, Maynard
High, Maynard
Director of Medical Physics
Mozzor, Matty H.

How to Apply

Applications for residency must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Residents are selected through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Please use ACGME # 4203521136 - New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center when applying for our residency program. Successful completion of an accredited PGY-1 year and passing the USMLE Step III are prerequisites prior to beginning the residency in Diagnostic Radiology. During your PGY-1 year, residents are allowed to take up to 2 months of radiology electives and the elective must be done at an ACGME accredited institution.

Requirements/Eligibility

Prospective applicants must submit the following via ERAS:

  1. Application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Personal statement
  4. USMLE Transcript/Comlex Transcript
  5. 3 Recent Letters of Recommendations
  6. Medical School Transcripts
  7. Dean's letter (MSPE)
  8. ECFMG certificate, if applicable

Visa Sponsorship: NYMC/WMC will sponsor J-1 Visas. Sponsorship of H1-B Visas will be considered on a case-by-case basis for the most highly qualified applicants.

The Interview

The process begins with an informal dinner the night before the interview where candidates get to meet our residents and find out more about the program in a casual setting during happy hour. This is an opportunity for applicants to ask many questions and get a sense of the camaraderie among residents at Westchester Medical Center. We also encourage applicants to ask plenty of questions regarding the program on your interview day. The interviews are conducted by both faculty and residents. All applicants attend a didactic lecture during noon conference and take a departmental tour given by a current resident. In addition, many of our residents will be available throughout the day to meet with applicants informally, in-between interview sessions. We believe in the importance of seeing and hearing about the program from various perspectives, as choosing the right residency program requires a panoramic view, not just a handful of snapshots.

A typical interview day is as follows:

  • 8:00am Arrive in the Main Hospital Lobby WMC, Greeted by Residents
  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Chairman and Program Director's Welcome
  • 9:30am Group 1 Interview/Group 2 Department Tour
  • 10:30am Group 2 Interview/Group 1 Department Tour
  • 12:00pm Noon Conference
  • 1:00pm Lunch with Residents and Faculty
  • 2:00pm Conclusion of Interview Day

Selection Process

The residency selection committee, led by Dr. Anthony Gilet, meets on a regular basis to review applications and select qualified applicants for personal interviews. During the selection process, each individual's entire application is reviewed, including academic records, MSPE comments, USMLE scores, leadership and volunteer service, research and publications, and other significant life experiences. Along with the program director, the selection committee includes the chairman, additional faculty members, and current residents.

Timeline

July: ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) opens for students to begin work on applications.

September 15: Applicants may begin sending out applications to ACGME accredited residency programs. Resident selection committee begins reviewing applications.

October 1: Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPE) are sent out nationally.

November - January: Residency interviews are held.

January: Programs and residents input rank order lists into the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program).

February: Deadline to enter rank order list into NRMP.

Mid-March: RESIDENCY MATCH WEEK

More information about the residency program is available by emailing the program coordinator at Jennifer.Monks@wmchealth.org

Applications for residency must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Residents are selected through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Please use ACGME # 4203521136 - New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center when applying for our residency program. Successful completion of an accredited PGY-1 year and passing the USMLE Step III are prerequisites prior to beginning the residency in Diagnostic Radiology. During your PGY-1 year, residents are allowed to take up to 2 months of radiology electives and the elective must be done at an ACGME accredited institution.

Anthony Gilet, MD
Residency Program Director
Anthony.Gilet@wmchealth.org

Lesli LeCompte, MD
Associate Residency Program Director
Lesli.LeCompte@wmchealth.org

Chaitanya Shilagani, MD
Chief Resident
Chaitanya.Shilagani@wmchealth.org

Jennifer Monks
Program Coordinator
Jennifer.Monks@wmchealth.org

Address:

Department of Radiology
Macy Pavilion, Room 1459
Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

Telephone:

914.493.8550

Maps:

Directions:

From New York City by car:

  • From East Side of New York City and Long Island: Take the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) which becomes the New York Thruway North to exit 7A, Saw Mill River Parkway North. Take Exit 23 and turn right onto Old Saw Mill River Road. Stay in left lane and turn left onto 9A North. Make a right at the traffic light for Dana Road (across from Home Depot). Proceed to the stop sign and turn left onto Hammond House Rd which becomes Sunshine Cottage Rd. Continue on Sunshine Cottage Rd, then make a left on to Woods Rd. The visitor's parking lot will be on the left.