Editorial Biographies

Editor-in-Chief

Elizabeth Kagan Arleo, MD, FACR, FSBI
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Dr. Arleo is a Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Attending Radiologist at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital (WCMC/NYPH) in New York City, where she serves as Founder and Director of the Mentorship Program for Women in Radiology. She received her undergraduate and medical education from Yale College and Yale University School of Medicine respectively before completing a diagnostic radiology residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, where she received the Distinguished House Staff Award. Subsequently, she completed a fellowship in breast and body imaging at the same institution.

Dr. Arleo was the 2019 President of the American Association for Women in Radiology (AAWR) and has served on several commissions for the American College of Radiology (ACR), including Women and Diversity, Breast Imaging,    and Human Resources. Dr. Arleo was recognized by AuntMinnie in 2013 as a semifinal candidate for Most Influential Radiology Researcher, and is the recipient of 2017 Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D. Award for Excellence in Mentoring       Women Faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College and the 2018 New York Roentgen Society (NYRS) Distinguished Educator Award. She has been named a fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR) and Society for Breast Imaging (FSBI).

In 2017, Dr. Arleo became the first known female Editor-in-Chief of a radiology journal, Clinical Imaging. Clinical Imaging is the official journal of The New York Roentgen Society and publishes innovative radiology research, reviews & editorials which strive to advance knowledge and positively impact patient care and the profession of radiology. Dr. Arleo has served the journal for over 10 years in a reviewer capacity and 3 years as a Subject Editor before becoming Editor-in-Chief, and most recently is responsible for the increase in the journal’s Impact Factor.

Deputy Editor

Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Dr. McGinty did her Medical training in Ireland at the National University and then came to the USA for residency at the University of Pittsburgh where she was Chief Resident. Her fellowship was in Women's Imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital. While working at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx she completed an MBA at Columbia University.

She is an internationally recognized expert in imaging economics. She has served an advisor to the CPT Editorial Panel, the JCAHO and the National Quality Forum. She was Chair of the American College of Radiology's Commission on Economics and was the radiology member of the AMA’s Relative Value Update Committee from 2012-2016.

In May 2018 she was elected as the Chair of the ACR's Board of Chancellors, the first woman to hold this office. She was until 2013 Managing Partner of a 70 physician multispecialty medical group on Long Island. In 2014 she joined the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. As well as her clinical practice there she served as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Contracting Officer for the Weill Cornell Physician Organization’s more than 1600 members.  Her role as lead negotiator for managed care contracts at Weill Cornell Medicine incorporated both traditional fee for service agreements as well as value based payment arrangements. Since 2017 she has taught in the combined Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell SC Johnson School of Business EMBAMS in Healthcare Leadership. In September 2021 she was appointed as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.

She is a member of the board of NextGen Healthcare (NXGN) and from 2014-2021 served as a Non-Executive Director of IDA Ireland, the national foreign direct investment agency.

Her published work has focused on payment models for imaging, most recently a bundled payment for breast cancer screening. Recently she has focused on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on Medical Imaging and has spoken at the Turing Institute and to the WHO Focus Group on AI in Healthcare on this topic. In 2015 she was voted Radiology’s Most Effective Educator by the readers of Aunt Minnie, a radiology news site with more than 140,000 members. She has more than 16000 followers on Twitter.

Body Imaging

Kemi Babagbemi, MD
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Dr. T. Kemi Babagbemi is a board certified radiologist specializing in Women’s Imaging. Dr. Babagbemi has been full time faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine since 2006. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and Assistant Attending Radiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus.

She earned her B.S. degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA in 1994 and was awarded her M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA in 1998. Dr. Babagbemi was an intern (1998-1999) at The Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA. She then completed her residency training (1999-2003) in Diagnostic Radiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Babagbemi was elected Chief Radiology Resident in 2001-2002. She remained at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital for additional training in Women’s Imaging and Emergency Radiology. Prior to joining Weill Cornell, Dr. Babagbemi was an attending radiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in both the Ultrasound and Breast Imaging departments.

Dr. Babagbemi’s clinical expertise is in Women’s imaging (mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and image guided procedures) and ultrasonography (including early obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound).

She also interested in improving diversity and inclusion in health care settings and in understanding and addressing health disparities as it relates to the access to diagnosis and treatment of disease. She is currently a Faculty Scholar in Health Equity, an initiative of the Cornell Center for Health Equity (CCHEq) and the Diversity Center of Excellence.

Dr. Babagbemi is very active and involved in the teaching of radiology residents and medical students. She is currently the assistant course director for the Weill Medical College Introduction to Clinical Imaging course, RAD 104.NY. Other teaching activities include Point of Care ultrasound (POCUS) and the hands on training of ultrasound skills.

Victoria Chernyak, MD, MS, FSAR
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jing Gao, MD
Rocky Vista University, Southern Utah, Ivins, UT

Jing Gao, M.D., FAIUM earned her doctor of medicine in 1976 and Chinese traditional medicine in 1980 in China. After completing a year-long post-doctoral fellowship at the China Medical University and serving for 4 years as an attending physician in the Department of Ultrasound in China, she came to the US as a visiting assistant professor of Radiology. She participated in clinical ultrasound services, teaching radiology residents and medical students, and research in the Department of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medicine of Cornell University for more than 25 years.

She had research grant awarded by NIH and Weill Cornell Medicine. She has published a book, 3 book chapters, and 60 peer reviewed articles. She is an editorial board member in journals of Clinical imaging and Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. She is also a reviewer for several medical journals. She lectured and presented in the international and national ultrasound conferences many times. She still has her adjunct professorships in Weill Cornell Medicine and medical universities in China. Her goal is to contribute her knowledge and experience to ultrasound in medical education and research. Dr. Gao is currently an Associate Professor of Ultrasound at RVU. She is a fellow in the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).

William Simpson, Jr., MD
The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

William L Simpson, Jr, MD is an Associate Professor in the Body Imaging section of the department of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. He graduated from medical school in his home state at the Medical University of South Carolina. After a transitional internship at Emory University in Atlanta he began his career at Mount Sinai by completing radiology residency and a body imaging/mammography fellowship at this institution. He then joined the faculty in 2000 as an Assistant Professor. From 2003-2010 he served as the Director of Medical Student Education for the radiology department. In that role he developed and initiated the required 4th year radiology clerkship. His research interests are varied. However, he is very involved in the lysosomal storage disease program at the medical center having been involved in international trials for Gaucher Disease as well as the development of an enzyme treatment for Niemann-Pick Disease. Other interests include imaging of liver disease and in particular hepatocelluar carcinoma. He is a member of the Tisch Cancer Institute as well as its Liver Disease Focus Group.

 

Ellen Wolf, MD
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Ellen L. Wolf, MD, is Attending Radiologist at Montefiore and Professor of Radiology at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her clinical focus is on abdominal imaging and gastrointestinal (GI) radiology.

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College in 1968, Dr. Wolf attended New York University School of Medicine from 1968 to 1970. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1972. Dr. Wolf’s postdoctoral training began with an internship in Pediatrics at Stanford University Hospital from 1972 to 1973. She then completed a residency in Radiology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center from 1973 to 1974, followed by a residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1974 to 1976.

Dr. Wolf’s research focuses on abdominal computed tomography and GI fluoroscopy. In addition to coauthoring a book on the postoperative GI tract, Dr. Wolf has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals and has delivered many presentations at national and international meetings. She has also served on numerous occasions as an oral board examiner for the American Board of Radiology.

A recipient of the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from the Montefiore residents, Dr. Wolf was honored with The Marshak International Fellowship Award from the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists, the New York Roentgen Society Distinguished Radiologist Award and the Alice Ettinger Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Association of Women in Radiology. Dr. Wolf is a former President of the New York Roentgen Society. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and The New York Academy of Medicine.

Breast Imaging

Katerina Dodelzon, MD
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Katerina Dodelzon, M.D. is a board-certified radiologist specializing in Women’s Imaging. She is an Assistant Professor of Radiology and the Associate Director of Breast Imaging Fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Radiologist at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell.

Dr. Dodelzon earned her B.A. with research honors, in Neurobiology and Psychology from Northwestern University in 2004. She was awarded her M.D. degree from the University of Iowa,Carver College of Medicine in 2008 and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society in the spring of her junior year.

Following an internship in Internal Medicine at New York Downtown Hospital in NYC where she was awarded Intern of the Year, Dr. Dodelzon completed residency training in Diagnostic Radiology (2009-2013) at NYU Langone Medical Center where she was selected to serve as Chief Resident. She remained at NYU-Langone for a dedicated year of fellowship training in Breast Imaging before being invited to join the Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Radiology faculty in August 2014.

Dr. Dodelzon’s clinical expertise is in Women’s Imaging. She interprets a variety of studies including mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and performs breast interventional procedures including stereotactic breast biopsies, and image-guided breast biopsies (ultrasound and MRI).

Dr. Dodelzon’s research interests include optimization of breast cancer surveillance techniques for high risk populations and utility of beast PET/MRI in evaluation of disease burden and prediction of tumor behavior. In addition to clinical and research activities, Dr. Dodelzon is an involved mentor and teacher of residents, fellows, and medical students both at her own institution and on a national level, serving on the Society of Breast Imaging continued medical education committee and the American Association of Women Radiologist member-in-training committee.

Janine Katzen, MD
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Janine T. Katzen, M.D. is a board-certified radiologist specializing in Women's Imaging. She is Assistant Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Radiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus.

Dr. Katzen earned her B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia in 2001. She was awarded her M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida in 2005 and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society prior to graduation.

Dr. Katzen did an internship year in Internal Medicine year at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL and remained at Jackson Memorial Hospital completing a residency in Diagnostic Radiology (2006-2010). She was selected to serve as Chief Resident in 2009- 2010.

Dr. Katzen then completed a year of fellowship training in Breast and Body Imaging at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2010-2011) before joining the full-time radiology faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College in August 2011. She currently serves as Director of the Breast Imaging Fellowship.

Laurie Margolies, MD
The Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY

I am a radiologist who graduated from Brown University where I majored in bio-ethics, receiving an undergraduate degree with honors. I then moved to New Haven, Connecticut and the Yale University School of Medicine. After training in Radiology at Columbia and Yale, I was in practice in Connecticut where I was Chairman of The Department of Radiology at Griffin Hospital - a patient focused Planetree Hospital. I am now the director of breast imaging at Mount Sinai, a fellow of the American College of Radiology and was president of the New York Breast Imaging Society and was the worldwide chair of the Brown Alumni Schools Committee.

I am the author of a variety of breast imaging publications including publications relating to breast MRI, breast density and digital breast tomosynthesis (3D Mammography). I love coming to work each day: teaching, writing and caring for patients.

I am a member of many professional organizations including the American College of Radiology where I was awarded fellowship, the Society of Breast Imaging, the American Society of Breast Diseases, the New York Breast Imaging Society, and the Radiology Society of North America.

Cardiothoracic Imaging

Linda Broyde Haramati, MD
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Dr. Haramati is Professor of Radiology and Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and serves as Division Lead and Fellowship Director for Cardiothoracic Imaging in the Department of Radiology at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. She completed her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Montefiore, her fellowship at Columbia University and subsequently earned an MS in Clinical Research Methodology, with Distinction, from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Haramati is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, American College of Chest Physicians and the Society of Cardiovascular CT.

A member of the Fleischner Society, Dr. Haramati is active in development of guidelines and position papers. She has contributed to the radiology community in multiple other roles including as Chair of the Cardiac Subcommittee of the Educational Exhibits for Radiological Society of North America, as a member of the American Board of Radiology Cardiac Certifying Committee and as Chair of the Society of Thoracic Radiology Covid Task Force. In 2021 she received the President’s Award from the STR.

Dr. Haramati is an avid reviewer for multiple journals and recently served as a member of the RADIOLOGY- COVID-19 rapid manuscript review panel. A long-standing Editorial Board Member for Journal of Thoracic Imaging and JCAT Dr. Haramati was happy to join Clinical Imaging in 2021 as Cardiac Imaging Subject Editor.

Dr. Linda Haramati has a passion for research and professional development mentorship.

Michelle Ginsberg, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Dr. Ginsberg is Director of Cardiothoracic Imaging and Associate Director of Educational Programs in the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is also Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her major research interest involves evaluation of lung nodules as well as characterization and measurements of lung lesions. She has participated in multicenter trials assessing radiologic response in the treatment of cancer. She has authored or co-authored over 100 original manuscripts, invited reviews and book chapters. Dr. Ginsberg is often invited as a visiting professor and lectures at many national and international meetings. She is the President Elect of the New York Roentgen Society.

 

 

 

Claudia Henschke, MD
The Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY

Dr. Henschke is a pioneer and leading expert in diagnostic radiology with more than 25 years of clinical and research experience with low-dose CT screening; and she has led the implementation of numerous city, state, national, and international lung screening programs.

Since the start, in 1992, of the Early Lung Cancer Action Project (ELCAP) Dr. Henschke has worked on advancing the CT screening research of early lung disease, with a particular focus on lung cancer. ELCAP soon grew into an international program (I-ELCAP), and now she leads a collaborative and international group of distinguished physicians and scientists whose 75 institutions have, to date, screened over 79,000 people in 10 countries around the world for I-ELCAP.

In addition, the success of the I-ELCAP program led to another multi-national study, The Initiative for Early Lung Cancer Research on Treatment (IELCART), implemented in 2016 to assess the efficacy of various early lung cancer treatments.

Dr. Henschke has authored over 400 peer-reviewed publications, two books, many scientific presentations, and has trained over 80 physician researchers.

EDUCATION: PhD: University of Georgia; MD: Howard University; BA & MS: Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2010, Henschke was a faculty member at the Harvard Medical School and the Weill Cornell Medical College.

Amar B. Shah, MD, MPA
Northwell Health, New York, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Yankelevitz, MD
The Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY

Dr. David Yankelevitz is a Professor of Radiology and the Director of the Lung Biopsy Service at the Icahn School of Medicine. He is a world-recognized expert on Fine Needle Aspirations (FNAs) of lung nodules and he has developed one of the largest FNA practices in the United States -- performing over 10,000 FNA procedures over the course of his career.

Also a researcher, Dr. Yankelevitz’s main academic interest is in the evaluation of treatments for early-diagnosed lung cancer; and he has been the Co-Principal Investigator of the Initiative for Early Lung Cancer Research on Treatment (IELCART) since its inception in 2015. As part of that program, and in order to advance the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, one of his contributions was to develop the idea of evaluating lung nodule growth rates to create benchmark measurements that assess cancer risk. In addition to the IELCART research, Yankelevitz has, for the past 20 years, been a Co-Principal Investigator of the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP) – a lung cancer screening study which, to date, has screened over 79,000 people in 10 countries around the world; and he has been Principal Investigator on four National Cancer Institute (NCI) grants.

Dr. Yankelevitz has co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and he has trained 40 Research Fellows in thoracic imaging. Prior to joining the faculty at Mount Sinai in 2010, he was a Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

AI, Informatics and Imaging Physics

Melissa Davis, MD, MBA
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Melissa Davis is Assistant Professor and Director of Quality for the Emory University Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences. Her interests include the intersection of quality, operations, and informatics as a way to solve clinical redesign issues across health systems.

 

 

 

 

 

Nikolaos (Nicolas) A. Karakatsanis, PhD, DABSNM
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY

Dr. Nikolaos (Nicolas) A. Karakatsanis is currently (Sep. 2017 – now) an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Radiology Department of Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University in New York, NY, USA. Dr Karakatsanis is also certified from the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine (ABSNM) with a specialty in Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation. Nicolas is also a Senior IEEE member and the appointed executive Secretary official (2-year term, 2021-2022) in the Nuclear Medical Imaging Sciences Council (NMISC) of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS). Previously, Nicolas had served as board member (3-year term, 2017-2019) of NMISC, elected from the IEEE NPSS members. Moreover, Nicolas is currently elected as the executive Secretary official (2-year term, 2019-2021) of the Physics, Instrumentation and Data Sciences Council (PIDSC) from the members of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). Prior to that, he had been appointed as the intern of PIDSC earning a 2-year scholarship (2017-2019) which allowed him to create the NMMItools website hosting an up-to-date organized collection of online reference resources to active software and data repositories related to Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging research and quality assurance tasks. Nicolas is also serving as Associate Editor in the Clinical Imaging journal and the Nuclear Medicine subsection of the Frontiers in Medicine journal.

Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Medicine

Lisa Bodei, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Dr. Lisa Bodei is an Attending Physician and Director of Targeted Radionuclide Therapy in the Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).

Dr. Bodei graduated from the Medical University of Pisa and earned her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1995 and remained at Pisa University as a Resident in Nuclear Medicine at the School of Specialization until 1999.

In 2009, Dr. Bodei was awarded a PhD (magna cum laude) from the Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, for her work in peptide receptor radionuclide therapy using somatostatin analogues.

Dr. Bodei’s main research interests are in theranostics, particularly peptide receptor radionuclide therapy with somatostatin, bombesin, and PSMA analogues for diagnosis and therapy, and translational research applied to radiopeptide therapy of neuroendocrine tumors.

Dr. Bodei has authored more than180 articles in international peer-reviewed journals and published eight invited book chapters. She currently serves as the associate editor of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, section editor for Molecular Imaging and Therapy of Clinical Imaging on the editorial boards of several scientific journals including the Journal of Nuclear Medicine and the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

Dr. Bodei has given numerous lectures at national meetings in Europe and international meetings in the US and Europe. She has served on many committees both as a participant and at an executive level.

Thomas Ng, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Thomas Ng is an Instructor in Radiology at the Division of Nuclear Medicine in the Department of Radiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a dual-boarded Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine physician-scientist with interests in functional and molecular imaging/therapeutics, especially in oncology. He completed Diagnostic Radiology residency training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, followed by advanced training in Nuclear Medicine and Cancer Imaging at the Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

 

 

 

 

Musculoskeletal and Emergency Imaging

Ashwin Asrani, MD, BS
Northwell Health, New York, NY

Dr. Ashwin Asrani joined the full-time faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College in July 2010. He is an Assistant Professor of Radiology and an Assistant Attending Radiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus. Dr. Asrani is a member of the Emergency Radiology Division.

Dr. Asrani attended the Jai Hin College in Mumbai, India, earning his H.S.C. degree in Science in 1994. Dr. Asrani attended Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai from 1994-2000 earning his M.B.B.S. degree in 2000.

After a transitional internship year at Rajawadi Municipal Hospital, Mumbai, India, Dr. Asrani received residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at King Edward VII Memorial (KEM)Hospital and Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai, India (2001-2004).

Dr. Asrani received fellowship training in Emergency Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, Mass. from 2006-2007. This was followed by fellowship training in Thoracic Radiology from 2007-2008 also at MGH.

Dr. Asrani was appointed Clinical Assistant at MGH and Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School from 2008-2010 where he was a member of the Division of Emergency Radiology.

Dr. Asrani achieved Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology from the American Board of Radiology in 2010.

In addition to an active clinical practice, Dr. Asrani is a dedicated and engaged teacher of residents, fellows, and medical studies.

Tarek N. Hanna, MD
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Hanna is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University School of medicine, and the Associate Director of the Division of Emergency and Trauma Imaging at Emory Healthcare. He is a nationally recognized expert in emergency radiology, having co-authored approximately 70 peer-reviewed publications and 100 plus scientific and educational abstracts. He is the recipient of both local and national research awards. Dr. Hanna’s research interests include best practices in diagnostic modality choice and imaging technique in the Emergency Department (ED), ED imaging resource utilization, and minimizing diagnostic error with the goal of optimizing clinical care and patient outcomes. He is passionate about resident and fellow education and served previously as the Program Director of the Emergency and Trauma Imaging Fellowship at Emory University.

 

 

Ogonna Kenechi Nwawka, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Dr. Nwawka completed her fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging at HSS after which she joined the Radiology and Imaging Department as an assistant attending radiologist. As a fellow, Dr. Nwawka participated in numerous research projects which have gone on to produce multiple publications in the radiology and orthopedic surgery literature. She continues to present her research at national and international meetings and has been invited to lecture on topics including nerve imaging musculoskeletal ultrasound and quantitative imaging techniques. Trained in all realms of musculoskeletal interventions and imaging including MRI, CT and ultrasound, Dr. Nwawka is particularly interested in nerve imaging and musculoskeletal ultrasound. She is the principal investigator of several grants awarded by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), General Electric Healthcare (GEHC), the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

 

 

Neuroradiology

Claudia F Kirsch, MD
Northwell Health, New York, NY

Dr. Kirsch is a Professor of Neuroradiology and Otolaryngology who is now currently working on her PhD Thesis at The University of Sheffield School of Clinical Dentistry on “Viral mediated disease in the skull base, head and neck”, utilizing high resolution 7T MRI at the BioMedical Engineering and Imaging Institute (BMEII) at Mount Sinai Medical Center and artificial intelligence to enhance understanding of how viruses including SARs-CoV-2, HPV and EBV viruses affect the skull base. Her thesis advisors are Dr Ali Khurram BDS, MSc., PhD. FRC Pathologist, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Honorary Consultant Pathologist, Professor Daniel Lambert B.Sc. (Hons) Ph.D. School of Clinical Dentistry. Personal Chair in Molecular Cell Biology and Priti Balchandani, PhD, Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology, Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Director of the Advanced Neuroimaging Research Program (ANRP) and Associate Director of the BioMedical Engineering and Imaging Institute (BMEII) at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Kirsch is a Fellow in the ASFNR and is honored to become a Fellow in April in the American College of Radiology in April 2022. She is the recipient of the American Society of Neuroimaging Oldendorf award, and awards for designing MRI techniques in assessing spinal cord trauma, numerous teaching awards, and international accolades for development of award-winning educational interactive 3-D software of head and neck anatomy. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications and is former Vice-Chair of the Expert Panel on Neuroimaging for the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Use Criteria Committee, and American Society of Neuroradiology Collaborative Committee for Practice Parameters in Computed Tomography of the Head and Neck. She has served and continues to serve on numerous committees including the Current Chair of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology Research Committee, Educational, Program and Research Committees of the American Society of Head and Neck Imaging, Radiological Society of North America, North American Skull Base Society, American Society of Functional Imaging, American Association of Woman Radiologists, Association of University Radiologists, and is Past President of the Eastern Neuroradiological Society. She is an invited speaker nationally and internationally on skull base and head and neck imaging and pathology.

Her PhD focus and current research and publications are centered on skull base and viral mediated pathology in the head and neck including work on Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, Human Papilloma virus (HPV), Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and more recently SARs-CoV-2 COVID19 pathology in the head and neck, including as a co-investigator on a Foundation Government Clinical Trial assessing the imaging in Phase III trials, and a Primary Investigator Grant recipient, analyzing radiographic features of Pseudotumor Cerebri. Prior grants and research led to national and international presentations, including a TEDx talk on imaging how cancer “hitchhikes” via perineural invasion through the skull base. As a PhD researcher she believes fostering a collaborative and inspiring environment is what leads to improved patient outcomes, innovative research, and scientific advancement.

Pina C. Sanelli, MD, MPH, FACR
Northwell Health, New York, NY

Dr. Sanelli is the vice chair of Radiology Research, and the director of the Imaging Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research (iCEOR) division.

She is a professor of Radiology, and a professor in the Institute of Health System Science at the Feinstein Institutes. She has extensive training and expertise in neuroimaging and clinical effectiveness and outcomes research. Her work encompasses development and validation of imaging techniques, and evaluation of imaging utilization to provide evidence-based imaging recommendations to standardize and optimize imaging for acute stroke patients.

 

 

 

Andrew D. Schweitzer, MD
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Andrew D. Schweitzer, M.D. is a board-certified radiologist specializing in Neuroradiology. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Associate Attending Radiologist at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus. He also serves as the Program Director of the Radiology Residency Training Program and the Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Radiology, as well as Director of the new Master's Program in Biomedical Imaging at the Weill Cornell Medicine Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Schweitzer earned his B.S. in Biological & Environmental Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University in 2004. After having been awarded a Distinction in Research at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2006 and completing a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2008, Dr. Schweitzer received his M.D. degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2009. He was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society in his 4th year of medical school.

Following an internship at Harbor – UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Schweitzer completed residency training in Diagnostic Radiology (2010-2014) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center, during which he was elected and served as Chief Resident. He was awarded the Alexander R. Margulis, M.D., D.Sc Award in 2013. He remained at WCMC – NYP for a year of specialized fellowship training in Neuroradiology. Dr. Schweitzer joined the Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Radiology faculty in July 2015 as Assistant Professor of Radiology and was promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology in May 2021.

Dr. Schweitzer’s clinical expertise is in Neuroradiology, in which he has a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ). He interprets a variety of studies including CT, and MRI of the brain, spine, and the head/neck. He also performs X-ray and CT-guided neuro-interventional procedures such as lumbar punctures, myelograms, cisternograms, synovial cyst ruptures, and epidural blood patches.

Dr. Schweitzer’s research interests include applications of quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) of the brain, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), traumatic brain injury (TBI), calibration in residency training, and simulation as an educational tool in diagnostic radiology. He acts as peer reviewer for multiple radiology journals and serves as Neuroradiology Section Editor for Clinical Imaging. In addition to clinical and research activities, Dr. Schweitzer is an active and involved teacher of medical students, residents, and fellows, having received the 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2020-2021 Robin C. Watson Weill Cornell Radiology Teacher of the Year Awards.

Dr. Schweitzer is a member of several radiological societies listed below:

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Association of University Radiologists (AUR)
American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)
New York Roentgen Society (NYRS)
American College of Radiology (ACR)
New York State Radiological Society (NYSRS)
Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR)
Alliance of Directors and Vice Chairs of Education in Radiology (ADVICER)
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

Shira E. Slasky, MD
Vision Radiology, Ra'anana, Israel

Dr. Slasky is a board certified radiologist specializing in Neuroradiology. She is currently an Emergency Radiologist with Vision Radiology. She is also a Visiting Associate Professor of Radiology at Montefiore Medical Center- Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Slasky earned her B.A. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998, and completed medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2002 followed by Diagnostic Radiology residency and Neuroradiology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center. In 2008, she joined the Neuroradiology faculty at Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School where she was an Assistant Professor until 2017. Dr. Slasky joined the Neuroradiology division at Montefiore Medical center in 2017, remaining on faculty as an associate professor until 2021.

Dr. Slasky’s research interests include dural venous sinus thrombosis in the setting of trauma, spinal infection, as well as anatomic risk factors for stroke. She has numerous peer reviewed publications on these topics and has enjoyed mentoring many students and trainees in their research.

 

Patients & Practice, Policy & Education

Howard P. Forman, MD, MBA, FACR
The Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT

Howie Forman is a Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Public Health (Health Policy), Management, and Economics at Yale University. He came to Yale as a practicing diagnostic radiologist and remains an active clinician in the YNHH Emergency Room, where he also functions as the operational chief for Radiology. Since 1998, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on healthcare policy, economics, finance, and leadership. He is the faculty director and founder of Yale’s MD/MBA program and the Healthcare focus area of the Executive MBA program. Since 2011, he has been the director of the Health Care Management (HCM) Program at the YSPH. He is actively involved in patient care and issues related to financial administration, healthcare compliance, and quality improvement. He has worked in the US Senate, as a health policy fellow, on Medicare legislation. Throughout the COVID pandemic, he has been a constant proponent of evidence-based mitigation strategies, while tracking outbreaks throughout the world. He has worked, actively, against misinformation campaigns and has been widely quoted and interviewed in national, international, and local media.

 

Jay R. Parikh, MD, FACR, FSBI, FACPE, FRCP(c)
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Jay Parikh, MD, FACR, FSBI, FACPE, FRCP(c), is Full Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Division Wellness Lead within the Division of Diagnostic Imaging at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Previously, he served as the Medical Director of the MD Anderson Breast Care Network with Memorial Hermann, overseeing operations, strategy, and quality at 17 different breast imaging centers, and as Medical Director of both the Swedish Breast Imaging Center and Women's Diagnostic Imaging Center at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Parikh has a record of service and leadership. Dr. Parikh has served as President of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, President of the Pacific Northwest Radiological Society, and President of the Washington State Chapter of the American College of Radiology. Dr. Parikh also currently serves as an image reviewer for the Mammography Accreditation Program and the Breast Ultrasound Accreditation Program for the American College of Radiology. Dr. Parikh has been honored for his leadership and clinical expertise as a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives, Fellow of the American College of Radiology, Fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Parikh is Associate Editor for the Journal of Breast Imaging and Subject Editor for Journal of Clinical Imaging. He has provided over 400 educational presentations and published over 80 peer-reviewed articles. His areas of educational expertise include breast imaging, community expansion, leadership, mentorship and wellness. He has lectured locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Nina S. Vincoff, MD
Northwell Health, Hempstead, New York

Dr. Nina Vincoff is the Vice Chair for Patient Experience and the Division Chief of Breast Imaging for the Imaging Service Line at Northwell Health, and Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Dr. Vincoff is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and medical school. She completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of California San Francisco, where she was Chief Resident and completed a mini fellowship in Breast Imaging. This was followed by a Diagnostic Ultrasound fellowship at UCSF.

Dr. Vincoff is the first to hold the title of Vice Chair for Patient Experience at Northwell Health. In this role, she develops and executes patient experience initiatives across the 23 hospitals and 19 ambulatory imaging centers of Northwell Health in New York City and suburban Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties. In 2021, Dr. Vincoff was honored with the Truly Leadership Award by the Northwell Health Physician Partners Medical group, chosen from amongst nearly 5000 physicians. At the national level, Dr. Vincoff is a member of American College of Radiology Patient and Family Centered Care Commission, Co-Chair of the ACR Patient and Family Centered Care Patient Engagement Committee, and Chair of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria Patient Engagement Subcommittee.

In her role as Division Chief, Dr. Vincoff oversees the clinical, academic and research activity of the Northwell Health Division of Breast Imaging, which is comprised of more than 30 subspecialized breast imaging radiologists.

Pediatric Imaging

Luis F. Goncalves, MD
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Luis F. Goncalves is a pediatric radiologist who has dedicated a 32 year career to fetal imaging, including obstetrical ultrasonography, Doppler velocimetry, fetal echocardiography, 3D ultrasound and fetal MRI. He received his medical degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 1987. After residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, he received training in Fetal Medicine in Brazil and completed two research fellowships, the first in Obstetrical Ultrasonography at the Radiology Department of Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, TN, and the second in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Perinatology Research Brach of the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Dr. Goncalves practiced fetal medicine in Brazil from 1995 to 2002 with a focus on prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies and antenatal testing. He returned to the United States in 2003 to head the fetal imaging division of the Perinatology Research Branch of the NICHD. In 2007, he pursued additional residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at Wayne State University followed by fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Gonçalves subsequently served as Co-Director of Fetal Imaging at Beaumont Hospital, in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he led the hospital’s Fetal MRI program until 2017. He currently directs the Division of Fetal Imaging and is the co-director of the Fetal Care Cetner at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Dr. Goncalves is a Professor in the Departments of Child Health and Radiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, as well the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Gonçalves’ main areas of interest are prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies by ultrasonography and fetal MRI, fetal cardiology, and 3D imaging. Dr. Gonçalves has co-authored over 140 peer reviewed articles and 40 book chapters. He is a co-editor of the textbook Fleischer Sonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Arzu Kovanlikaya, MD
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Dr. Kovanlikaya is a Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Department of Radiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College. She is chief of the Division of Pediatric Radiology. Dr. Kovanlikaya is board-certified with a CAQ in Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology. She received her fellowship training in both Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles of the University of Southern California. Her main research interests include advanced MRI techniques such as MR Perfusion, DTI, ASL and their clinical applications in pediatric oncology and neuroradiology. Another area of Dr. Kovanlikaya’s special expertise is MRI in Crohn’s disease. She has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and two book chapters. Dr. Kovanlikaya is a member of the Radiological Society of North America, Society of Pediatric Radiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, New York Roentgen Society, World Federation of Pediatric Imaging.

 

 

Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Dania Daye, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Dania Daye, MD, PhD is an interventional radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and faculty member at Harvard Medical School and at the MGH/HST Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Her clinical interests are in venous disease, interventional oncology, tumor ablation and MRI-guided interventions. She holds a number of leadership positions in regional and national radiology professional societies. Locally, Dr. Daye is the interventional radiology division Quality Director and the co-Director of IR Research. Dr. Daye is passionate about care delivery redesign and patient-centered care in radiology. Dr. Daye designed the James H. Thrall Management and Leadership Training (MLT) Program for radiology residents, is founding co-chair of the Women in Radiology Steering Committee at MGH and current co-chair of the MGH Department of Radiology Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

 

 

Paula M. Novelli, MD, FSIR
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Paula Novelli, MD, FSIR is a vascular/interventional radiologist and Associate Professor of Radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is certified Interventional / Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. She practices at UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA where she also holds the appointment of Director of Interventional Radiology Research. She completed her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine followed by Residency and Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh.

 

 

 

 

Bradley B. Pua, MD, FSIR
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Dr. Pua is a practicing Interventional Radiologist with expertise in lung cancer case and pediatric vascular anomalies. With over a decade of experience, Dr. Pua also serves as the division chief of Interventional Radiology as well as director of the lung cancer screening program. Dr. Pua obtained a B.S. degree in Chemistry from New York University (NYU) and continued at NYU School of Medicine where he was awarded his M.D. degree. He completed three years of surgical residency at New York University Medical Center prior to deciding to pursue a career in Interventional Radiology and subsequently completed a fellowship in Interventional Radiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus & Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

 

 

 

Social Media Editor

Sherry S. Wang, MBBS, FRANZCR
University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City, UT

Dr. Sherry S Wang is an assistant professor and abdominal radiologist at the University of Utah in abdominal imaging who completed her fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Wang completed her medical school and radiology residency training in Australia. She is an invited speaker at the Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) and American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS). She has won multiple award from RSNA, ARRS, Society of Advanced Body Imaging (SABI), and Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) annual meeting, including magna cum laude at RSNA and cum laude at SABI.

 

 

 

Editor Emeritus

Robert J. Min, MD, MBA
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Dr. Robert Min is President & CEO of the Weill Cornell Physician Organization, Professor and Chairman of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine, Radiologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and President of Weill Cornell Imaging at NewYork-Presbyterian.

A pioneer in the field of interventional radiology, Dr. Min developed endovenous laser treatment for venous insufficiency. This minimally invasive technique is now used around the world to treat a variety of conditions, including varicose veins. Dr. Min’s clinical interests have focused on increasing awareness, improving diagnoses, and modernizing therapies of venous conditions. His research interests include non-invasive treatments of tumors and he has been PI on several studies evaluating imaging-guided treatment of leiyomyomata; more recently, his research has explored MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound.

As Chairman of Radiology, Dr. Min oversees more than 170 faculty in three different areas: Weill Cornell Vascular, which offers minimally invasive treatments for venous insufficiency, uterine fibroids, and evaluation of peripheral arterial disease; Weill Cornell Imaging at NewYork-Presbyterian, which provides state-of-the-art outpatient diagnostic services at four locations on the upper eastside of Manhattan; and Weill Cornell Radiology, which provides the full spectrum of diagnostic radiology and image-guided interventions for inpatients, outpatients, and the emergency department at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Min graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College in 1990 and received his M.B.A. from Columbia University in 2002. He completed an internship in surgery and a residency in diagnostic radiology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, where he served as chief resident. He received additional subspecialty fellowship training in cardiovascular interventional radiology at Stanford University Medical Center, and was appointed to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell in 1999.

Dr. Min has authored over 100 scientific articles, abstracts and book chapters. He is Emeritus Editor-in-Chief of the journal Clinical Imaging and has served as President of the American Vein & Lymphatic Society, a founding member and Emeritus Board Member of the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine, President of the New York Roentgen Society, and President and Councilor for the New York State Chapter of the ACR. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology, a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology, a Fellow of the American Vein & Lymphatic Society, and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Min has been interviewed as an expert on venous disease and minimally invasive image-guided therapies by every major local and national television network (including the Today Show, Good Morning America and The Early Show), featured in countless publications (including The New York Times), and is an invited lecturer throughout the world haven given more than 200 presentations.

Founding Editor

Joseph P. Whalen, MD, DSc

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