Department of Radiology
Nuclear Medicine Residency Program Virtual Tour
A pioneering program in its category, Montefiore-Einstein’s Nuclear Medicine Residency Program is nationally and internationally recognized for its leading research in developing radioimmunotherapies. We offer a rich educational experience in which our trainees learn to manage a diverse array of clinical presentations using a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Renee M. Moadel, MD, MSc, Director, Nuclear Medicine Residency Program
Why our program could be right for you
Our residency is a robust academic program supported by world-renowned clinical faculty members. Our division’s faculty plays an active role in national and international nuclear medicine, serving as trustees and chairmen of the Board of Nuclear Medicine, officers and presidents of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, members of study sections for the National Institutes of Health and lecturers for other research bodies throughout the world.
The types of postgraduate programs we offer
The Division of Nuclear Medicine at Montefiore-Einstein Radiology offers three types of accredited nuclear medicine training programs to suit individual needs, including:
- A three-year Nuclear Medicine Residency Program, available to residents who have completed one year of prerequisite training in an ACGME-approved residency program
- A two-year Nuclear Medicine Residency Program, available to residents who have achieved board eligibility or board certification in any residency program aside from radiology or nuclear medicine
- A one-year Nuclear Medicine Fellowship Program, available after achieving board eligibility or board certification in radiology
What sets Montefiore-Einstein apart
At Montefiore-Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 200 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore-Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.
- Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News and World Report
- Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2020” by U.S. News and World Report
- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $178M+ in research funding in 2019, placing Einstein 34th among 142 schools of medicine
- 380+ NIH-funded grants awarded to Einstein
- 700+ clinical trials
Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore-Einstein
Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore-Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders.
Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.
To make the process of working and training at Montefiore-Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications.
Montefiore-Einstein by the numbers
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patients annually, representing the largest network in the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley
specialty care locations, with more coming soon
Home to notable programs and our Centers of Excellence
Moses Campus, along with Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, features 726 adult inpatient beds and 106 pediatric inpatient beds. The facility also offers services to outpatients. As an NCI-Designated Cancer Center, Moses provides diagnostic and therapeutic modalities through an active theranostics program. While training at Moses, residents partake in a particularly rigorous program in oncologic and non-oncologic pediatric and adult nuclear medicine. Our Transplant Center, also on-site, affords residents the ability to evaluate organ physiology pre- and post-transplant.
I could not find a better place than Montefiore-Einstein. The training is superb. Large, diverse clinical volume coupled with dedicated, empathic teachers. All this made me ready for my appointment at the UNC.
Amir H. Khandani, MD
Former Nuclear Medicine Resident, Class of 2003
Jack D. Weiler Hospital, Einstein Campus
An academic hospital adjacent to our Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Our 431-bed Jack D. Weiler Hospital is located adjacent to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Morris Park section of the Bronx. While at Weiler, residents participate in independent, hands-on training, with a particular focus on emergency cases and nuclear cardiology studies overseen by an attending. Residents are also exposed to much of their on-call experience at this location.
The Nuclear Medicine Residency at Montefiore-Einstein is a great place to receive comprehensive and advanced training in nuclear medicine.
Yi Li, MD, MSc
Former Nuclear Medicine Resident, Class of 2001
Montefiore Medical Park
An outpatient medical center and our primary PET scan center
Located on Einstein Campus, the 1695A Eastchester Road location of our Montefiore Medical Park is home to the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care. While training at Montefiore Medical Park, residents have the opportunity to work with nuclear medicine imaging for a wide range of cancer types. Residents also gain intense experience working with the modalities available at this center, including general nuclear medicine, SPECT-CT and PET-CT.
At the 1500 Blondell Avenue location of Montefiore Medical Park, patients benefit from crucial advancements in diagnosis. While training here, residents gain experience with PET scan interpretation and use advanced imaging tools to diagnose and stage cancer, including highly sophisticated, state-of-the-art fusion scans, which combine the technology of CT scans, MRI and PET scans to assess the extent of tumors before and after treatment.
After completing my training, my would-be employers were so impressed to note that I had trained at Montefiore-Einstein, that they offered me the job before the interview was even over.
Partha Sinha, MD, MBA, FACNM
Nuclear Medicine Resident, Class of 1999
A world-renowned faculty
Renee M. Moadel, MD, MSc.
Director, Nuclear Medicine Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Radiology
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Lionel S. Zuckier, MD
Director, Nuclear Medicine
Leonard M. Freeman, MD
Chief, Nuclear Medicine, Moses Campus
Professor, Nuclear Medicine
Kwang J. Chun, MD
Attending Physician, Nuclear Medicine
Associate Professor, Radiology
Mark I. Travin, MD, MSc
Director, Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine
Ana Y. Valdivia, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiology
Na Song, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nuclear Medicine
Alejandro Amor Coarasa, PhD
Director, Radiochemistry Laboratory
Assistant Professor, Radiology
A challenging and innovative curriculum
Our program exposes residents to a wide variety of instrumentation, including an assortment of state-of-the-art imaging devices and computers, such as microPET. In addition to hands-on experience, residents regularly engage in laboratory and clinical research. Research projects may be designed by trainees or be part of a continuing study by faculty members from within the Division of Nuclear Medicine or in cooperation with other divisions and departments,including radiology, medicine, surgery, neurology, gynecology, cardiology and oncology service areas, as well as basic science departments.
During their training, residents attend regularly held conferences within the division and throughout Montefiore. Residents are active participants in weekly teaching experiences, such as grand rounds, journal club, tumor boards, problem case conferences and didactic lectures.
The training at Montefiore-Einstein goes beyond providing superb clinical instruction and research opportunities. The program’s faculty collectively shows how to be an exemplary "doctor’s doctor” through their interactions with referring physicians.
Joseph Ezra Glaser, MD, DABNM, RPVI, CCD, DBCCT
Former Nuclear Medicine Resident, Class of 2012
An unmatched diversity of experience
As a premier academic medical center serving the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Montefiore-Einstein offers its postgraduate trainees comprehensive exposure to a broad diversity of patients and pathologies. The diverse range of experience available prepares our postgraduate trainees for future careers in their chosen field, be it in the research or clinical and/or non-clinical setting.
Hear from our trainees
As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore-Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.
Faculty and scientists at the forefront of research
The Utility of 18FDG PET/CT Versus Bone Scan for Identification of Bone Metastases in a Pediatric Sarcoma Population and a Review of the Literature
Live and work close to the best of everything
The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself.
In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions.
As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities.
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Residency Application Information
We’re seeking residents who will shape the future of healthcare.
The Department of Radiology's Nuclear Medicine Residency Program accepts two residents per year. Applications are accepted exclusively through the ERAS. Candidates are ranked based on their interview, medical school transcript, Dean's Letter, United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) scores, letters of recommendation, research experience and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Montefiore-Einstein sponsors J-1 and H-1B visas for international residents.
Montefiore-Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.
This site was developed with the assistance of Saeed Ghandili, MD, PGY-2.