Department of Radiology
Diagnostic and Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency & Fellowship Programs Virtual Tour
Montefiore-Einstein Radiology delivers world-class training experience to our residents and fellows. As a state-of-the-art, patient-centered medical health system, we offer trainees outstanding teaching, graded independence, hands-on procedural experience and extensive opportunities for research. We pride ourselves on the outstanding environment we offer, which is one that promotes inclusion and allows our residents and fellows to exceed their potential.
Why our program could be right for you
At Montefiore-Einstein, education is our legacy. We lead by example, providing our residents with excellent clinical exposure and opportunities for research and leadership. Education and mentorship are at the core of our program, with focus placed on maximizing every student’s potential through graded opportunity and feedback. We seek balance in all our programs, and provide a training environment that encourages growth and independence through flexible scheduling and customized learning opportunities.
We prepare our residents for their careers as physicians with a training that emphasizes hands-on teaching and graded independence. Our Diagnostic Radiology Residents learn to dictate cases independently through apprentice-style teaching at the workstation and an extensive didactic teaching curriculum, while our Integrated Interventional Radiology Residents gain valuable clinical experience by practicing in multiple environments and managing patient care. Each resident sees a high volume of cases, including severe cases in our NCI Cancer Center and Liver Transplant Program. Specialty collaboration, direct feedback, collegiality and research opportunities allow every resident to maximize their potential.
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.
Radiology by the numbers
Montefiore-Einstein Radiology features a balanced faculty with nearly 50% women
Annual Radiology exam volume in 2019
Published articles from our faculty over the past five years
Fellowship placement at top-ranked academic fellowship programs nationwide
Montefiore-Einstein Radiology truly provides residents an outstanding foundation on which to build a career as a radiologist, creating a positive learning environment that is both collegial and fun.
Lauren Hackney Goldman, MD
Montefiore-Einstein Radiology Resident, Class of 2019
Our primary training home—home to notable programs and Montefiore-Einstein’s Centers of Excellence
Moses Campus is the primary teaching site for our training programs. Our sub-specialty reading rooms serve as a hub for active clinical care and teaching, and support tertiary-level referral programs throughout the entire breadth of adult and pediatric medicine. In addition to specialized reading rooms, residents have full access to our resident library and a newly renovated resident lounge, and are invited to take advantage of our 3D imaging lab. Resident conferences are presented in-person from Binswanger Auditorium, although we electronically simulcast lectures and conferences from Moses to all our clinical sites. Resident learning is enhanced through participation in a range of interdisciplinary tumor boards and research programs.
The breadth of clinical cases, dedication to teaching diagnostic and procedural skills, research opportunities, and supportive faculty make Montefiore-Einstein an incredible radiology residency program, which primed me to succeed in fellowship and beyond.
Adam Goldman-Yassen, MD
Montefiore-Einstein Radiology Resident, Class of 2018
An academic hospital adjacent to our Albert Einstein College of Medicine
While on-site at Jack D. Weiler Hospital, Montefiore-Einstein Radiology Fellows experience hands-on training in an academic community hospital setting. The hospital’s location at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Campus allows fellows to work directly with faculty and develop independence through hands-on-training. Weiler is also home to the Albert Einstein Cancer Center, which provides extensive case material for clinical cases and highlights multiple interdisciplinary conferences. Fellows work directly with faculty on the Interventional Radiology (IR) service and take independent calls as senior residents from Einstein, enhancing their learning and independent clinical practice.
An ambulatory surgery center and specialty care location
Hutchinson Campus features a full-service outpatient radiology department that supports an 11-story outpatient medical facility and surgical center. Fellows support outpatient care in orthopedics and pain management during rotations in orthopedics and sports medicine, and gain hands-on experience in both procedures and clinical management in a patient-centered environment at the Montefiore Breast Center.
Programmed for excellence, focused on education
The strengths of our Radiology Residencies include extensive learning time, a thorough curriculum and a focus on feedback, all provided in a resident-centered environment.
Extensive conference learning time
We dedicate over two and a half hours per day to protected learning time, offering a mix of case-based and didactic instruction. A blend of in-person and remote teaching allows residents at all sites to learn from faculty and guest lecturers in all specialty areas.
A thorough curriculum
Our lecture series features an extensive and transparent teaching curriculum that is updated continuously. Special lecture series on imaging physics, research methodology, quality improvement and healthcare economics help round out a training program designed to train our radiologists to become expert physicians and future leaders.
A focus on feedback
Feedback is the cornerstone of our educational program. Residents receive one-on-one feedback from individual faculty members, end-of-rotation summaries and semiannual assessments, which incorporate all aspects of resident performance and engagement. We acknowledge that feedback is a two-way street, and we constantly seek resident input to improve our program.
A resident-centered learning environment
Our collegial environment fosters learning by encouraging residents to ask questions, share knowledge and mentor both junior residents and medical students. We emphasize work-life balance and wellness, and strongly believe that collaboration and teamwork are vital to a welcoming and amiable work environment. Residents also develop strong relationships with faculty members, who care deeply about the residents' personal and professional growth.
Diagnostic Radiology Curriculum
Our program emphasizes extensive hands-on teaching at the workstation to prepare residents for real-life practice. During their training, residents are given progressive responsibility in the reading room in preparation for on-call and real-world experience. We emphasize an apprentice-style model of resident learning, with extensive faculty teaching and direct resident engagement during the review of cases. A structured fourth-year program allows residents to participate in mini-fellowships or research electives, giving residents the opportunity to pursue learning interests and shape their own education.
Our extensive teaching curriculum features three daily lecture slots, a mix of didactic and case-based conferences, and ample time allocated for board study and review. We offer a week-long MRI physics course, special sessions on healthcare economics, focused education in quality improvement and a Rad-Path correlation series. Our program strongly emphasizes the resident experience and gives residents the influence to implement significant changes in the training program and clinical environment.
Integrated Interventional Radiology Curriculum
Interventional Radiology (IR) residents have full access to a wide range of diagnostic and procedural training opportunities, with an emphasis on the development of outstanding critical-thinking skills and procedural expertise. Montefiore-Einstein is home to a large liver, kidney and cardiac transplant program; an extensive oncology program with a clinical and research focus; and a dedicated children’s hospital.
In the first three years of training, diagnostic imaging is the primary focus, along with opportunities to engage in hands-on procedural training, specialty conferences and IR team meetings. In year four, residents focus on developing procedural competency through numerous dedicated IR, specialty and clinical rotations. They also participate in IR clinic and interdisciplinary conferences. Year five is dedicated to IR rotations, and residents also lead in the angio suite, where they focus on the full range of image-guided procedures under the supervision of our seven full-time faculty members.
Diagnostic Radiology residents share VIR call with the DR-IR and ESIR residents. Our first and fourth-year residents share a buddy-call system to allow for transition to independent call and backup. VIR call is taken as overnight/weekend pager call, from home. All on-call VIR procedures are performed under the direct supervision of a VIR attending radiologist.
Integrated Interventional residents have the opportunity to participate in IR-focused research throughout their training. They maintain an active connection to the IR service during the diagnostic portion of their training, and participate in interdisciplinary and IR teaching conferences.
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.
A world-renowned faculty
Judy Yee, MD, FACR
Judah Burns, MD
Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Associate Professor, Radiology
Jacob Cynamon, MD, FACR, FSIR
Director, Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Director, Interventional Radiology Residency Program
Director, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program
Jacqueline A. Bello, MD, FACR
Michael Lipton, MD, PhD, FACR
Medical Director, MRI Services
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Linda Haramati, MD, FACR
Director, Cardiothoracic Imaging
Director, Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Program
Keivan Shifteh, MD
Director, Head & Neck Imaging
Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program
Professor, Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Victoria Chernyak, MD
Interim Director, Abdominal Imaging
Director, Abdominal MRI
Einat Blumfield, MD
Director, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program
Mariya Kobi, MD
Associate Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Director, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Radiology
Beverly Thornhill, MD
Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging
Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Radiology
Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Laura J. Hodges, MD
Interim Director, Breast Imaging
Assistant Professor, Radiology
I think about my residency with immense gratitude. I feel so well-prepared for fellowship and beyond, and owe that to the wonderful faculty and staff at Montefiore-Einstein.
Duan Chen, MD
Montefiore-Einstein Radiology Resident, Class of 2020
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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Hear from our residents
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.
Why our Radiology Fellowship could be right for you
At Montefiore-Einstein, we help our fellows grow to be their very best with a curriculum that reflects real-world practice, clinical excellence and specialty concentration. We engage all our trainees in clinical discussion, and provide opportunity and support through mentorship and research opportunities. Our reading rooms are collaborative and engaging, allowing fellows to demonstrate progressive skill and ability. We provide faculty supervision at all levels, and emphasize our trainees’ ability to achieve independence. At the end of their training, our fellows leave as confident, capable and proud physicians. Our programs are fully accredited by the ACGME where applicable and we consistently train intelligent, hardworking and well-rounded radiologists.
Department of Radiology Fellowship Programs
Montefiore-Einstein Radiology offers competitive fellowship programs in numerous clinical areas. Our mix of ACGME-accredited and non-accredited programs benefits from a long-standing history of academic excellence. Fellows are exposed to state-of-the-art technology, groundbreaking research and a wide range of cases, and have access to sub-specialized leaders who help advance the field of imaging.
Residency Application Information
We’re seeking residents who will shape the future of healthcare.
Residency positions are offered via the National Resident Matching Program, and applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). See the ERAS website for updated application dates and guidelines. If you have any questions as you plan for interview season, please contact Emily Ofrias, Education Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Fellowship Application Information
If you would like to apply to become a Radiology Fellow at Montefiore-Einstein, applications are due by November 30, 2020. Please email application materials to Emily Ofrias, Education Administrator, at email@example.com. Be sure to include the fellowship program you are applying for in the subject line. Application materials must include:
- Curriculum vitae
- Personal statement of career objectives
- Three letters of recommendation
- APDR universal fellowship application form