Radiology Residents 2023 Match

Please join us in welcoming the next AMAZING UPMC Radiology Residency class. This is a truly impressive and talented group of individuals, and we are thrilled they are joining the UPMC Radiology family.

Society of Interventional Radiology 2023 - Best Original Scientific Research Poster Award!

"Congratulations to our residents Drs. Suraj Parikh & Will Lindquester, as well as Dr. Raj Dhangana for winning best original scientific research poster at SIR 2023! Their work highlighted a 630% increase in percutaneous cholecystostomy tube placement utilization rates from 2000 to 2018, while reimbursement was cut by over a third. As the radiologist shortage worsens, analyzing the increasing demands placed on our decreasing workforce is crucial."

Congratulations to Dr. Tublin on SAR 2023 Lecture

On March 2nd, at the annual meeting of the Society of Abdominal Radiology, Dr. Mitchell Tublin, Exceutive Vice-Chair of Radiology at UPMC, presented an excellent invited John Cronan lecture on "Liver sonography: past, present and future".

Promotions 2022-23

The department, UPMC, and the University of Pittsburgh take great pride in your accomplishments and we are pleased to highlight the following appointments and promotions:

• February 2022: Dr. Joan Zawin – appointed to Clinical Associate Professor
• June 2022: Dr. Frank Lexa – appointed to Professor
• August 2022: Dr. Cindy Britton – appointed to Professor
• November 2022: Dr. Carol Andrews – promoted to Professor
• January 2023: Dr. Marion Hughes – promoted to Professor
• February 2023: Dr. Sabri Yilmaz – promoted to Associate Professor

Please join me in congratulating the above faculty on their achievements! We look forward to another academically productive year ahead.

R1 Retreat

At UPMC Radiology, we value the skills, goals and unique vision for our residents in their personal careers, and strive to foster a sense of belonging to our greater residency program. Our chief residents planned an afternoon for professional development and team building for the R1 class, giving them the opportunity to connect outside of the reading room. After a presentation geared toward professionalism and teamwork, the R1s enjoyed lunch together off-campus and put their group problem solving skills to work at Bold Escape Rooms.

Congratulations Dr. Tavakoli

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sina Tavakoli, MD, PhD to Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Imaging effective 02/01/2023. Dr. Tavakoli received his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, which was followed by postdoctoral research fellowships at the Institute for Genetic Medicine (University of Southern California) and Molecular Imaging Laboratory (Yale University). Subsequently, Dr. Tavakoli completed a combined PhD and Diagnostic Radiology residency program at University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. He then performed a Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship at University of Washington, Seattle, prior to joining UPMC as an Assistant Professor in July 2017.

RSNA Resident Imaging Interpretation Competition

Another strong performance at the RSNA resident imaging interpretation competition. Made it to the finals and captured 4th! Congratulations team UPMC!!

Dr. Uradu’s Participation in this Scholar Program with the AUR

Dr. Uradu, Director of Diversity & Including for UPMC Imaging Services, has been accepted into the 2022-2023 Association of University Radiologists (AUR) Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship (IDEA) Scholar Program. The AUR established the IDEA Scholar Program to increase knowledge and awareness of these issues and to train individuals to serve as change ready leaders and effectively teach these ideas and principles to others.

We are very excited for Dr. Uradu’s participation in this scholar program with the AUR!

Honoring the Memory of Carl R. Fuhrman

Dr. Carl H. Fuhrman Science Wing honoring the memory of Carl R. Fuhrman, MD '70


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