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Radiology

Welcome to the Department of Radiology

Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) Diagnostic Radiology Residency is a fully accredited ACGME four-year resident training program.


RUMC, formerly St. Vincent’s Medical Center Staten Island, is a large community hospital that serves as a Level I Trauma Center and a major Stroke Center for Staten Island. The radiology group is composed of Board-Certified, fellowship-trained attending radiologists in all subspecialties. There are two radiology residents per year, for a total of eight current residents. The attendings and residents perform a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging procedures at two locations, which include the main hospital campus and the adjacent primary outpatient imaging center, Regional Radiology. The radiology department at the hospital performs and interprets a full gamut of imaging modalities. We provide state-of-the-art outpatient imaging modalities such as PET/CT fusion, cardiac CT, virtual colonoscopy on a new 64-detector CT, digital mammography and whole body MRI including breast MRI and MRA.


The residency training itself mainly occurs at the Richmond University Medical Center Main Campus. Residents cover the core rotations, which include the ER rotation, gastrointestinal and uroradiological fluoroscopy, pediatrics, cardiovascular and interventional radiology, neuroradiology, and body imaging rotations. The other rotations include nuclear medicine, musculoskeletal/bone radiology, mammography and women’s imaging, ultrasound, thoracic, and Body MRI. There is a night float system during the week and 24-hour call on weekends. “Buddy call” is done by the first year residents until their second year. Attending backup, senior resident backup and nighthawk teleradiology is always provided. Residents are given 4 weeks of vacation per year as well as stipends to numerous conferences, including a fully paid AIRP (formerly AFIP) Conference as well as board review courses. Lectures are given by our own staff and supplemented by outside lecturers whom we hand pick to supplement our radiology education and board review.

The residency is a small but intimate group of people. We get along and enjoy each other’s company both in and out of the hospital; this leads to a warm, congenial working atmosphere. Moreover, the residents and attendings have a great relationship. Having Manhattan and Brooklyn only minutes away also helps. In fact, our residents and attendings commute from all over the metro area to the hospital each morning – current and former residents have resided in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Long Island and New Jersey. 

Michael Mantello, M.D., Clinical Chair, Department of Radiology
                                                
Vinay Kikkeri, M.D., Program Director, Department of Radiology
                                                                                              

Overview of Richmond University Medical Center

 

Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), an affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, is a 470+ bed healthcare facility serving borough residents as a leader in the areas of surgery, gastroenterology, pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology, endocrinology, urology, oncology, orthopedics, surgery and maternal health. With over 2,000 employees, RUMC is one of the largest employers on Staten Island.  Its main campus is located at 355 Bard Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10310. RUMC is easily accessible by public transportation.

RUMC is recognized for its outstanding neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) which has the lowest mortality rate in the metropolitan area and a survival rate of 99.4% (2011) that exceeds national benchmarks  (Source:  Vermont Oxford Study).  RUMC received the prestigious recognition as a “Baby-Friendly” birth facility.

RUMC is a Level 1 Trauma Center and a designated Stroke Center.   The hospital was the recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2010, 2011 and 2012.  RUMC maintains a Wound Care Center, Pain Management Center and a Sleep Disorder Center on-site at its main campus.   RUMC is the only borough facility that offers inpatient psychiatric services for adolescents at its main campus and is currently in the process of expanding its capacity to meet the needs of the community. 

Program Faculty

Name

ABR Certification

Subspecialty Teaching Assignment

Specify Qualifications in Diagnostic Radiology Subspecialties

Chair -
Michael Mantello

1990

Neuroradiology

Fellowship in Neuroradiology – Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Program Director
Kikkeri Vinaya

2002
(2004–CAQ)

Interventional Radiology

Fellowship in Vascular & Interventional Radiology Yale University

Ruwini de Silva

1987

GI/GU Radiology

Fellowship in CT/US
SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital

Christopher Lorenzi

1991

Musculoskeletal Radiology

Fellowship in Musculoskeletal –Hospital for Joint Disease

Peggy Chan

2004 – ABNM
(2005 – CBNC)

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine Residency –Mount Sinai Medical Center

Kumud Gugliada

1992

Chest/Body Imaging

Fellowship in Body Imaging –North Shore University Hospital

Daniel Peterson

1993

US/CT/MRI

Fellowship in CT/US/MRI–North Shore University Hospital

Ronald Manfredi

1992

Interventional Radiology

Fellowship in Interventional Radiology–New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center

Linda Singletary

1995

Body Imaging/Breast Imaging

Fellowship in Body Imaging – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Stella Elgort

2014

Breast Imaging

Fellowship in Breast/MRI – Columbia University Medical Center

Theodore Villafana

ABR – Physics

Physics

Ph.D.–Radiological Physics

Matthew Stern

1987

Neuroradiology

Fellowship in Neuroradiology–Long Island Jewish Medical Center

George Visvikis

2004
(2006 – CAQ)

Neuroradiology and Cardiology

Fellowship in Neuroradiology–Mount Sinai Medical Center

Stephen Kahn

2002

Abdominal Imaging

Fellowship in Abdominal Radiology NYU

Equipment

 

Equipment currently in use on the teaching campus includes 2 multidetector (64 and 16) helical GE CT scanners, 1 helical Siemens CT scanner, Siemens Short Bore 1.5 Tesla Magnet, Siemens Open MRI System, Siemens 1.5 Tesla, a digital interventional radiology suite, digital mammography, four fluoroscopy rooms, four nuclear SPECT cameras and an emergency radiology suite and 2 state-of-the-art radiation therapy suites. A PET/CT suite is in place. Color duplex ultrasonography, obstetrical sonography, bone densitometry, and stereotactic/sonographic core biopsy and fine needle aspiration are routinely performed. The vascular and interventional radiology service performs approximately 2,000 arterial, venous, dialysis, biliary, renal, and drainage or biopsy procedures each year. A Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) is used at Regional Radiology (Philips iSite) and RUMC (GE Universal Viewer EA 4.0). Powerscribe 360 Voice recognition is used at both sites.

Meet Our Residents

 

Fourth-Year Resident, Class of 2017
Daniel Fung, M.D. – Washington Univ./Mallinckrodt – Interventional Radiology
Foaz Kayali, M.D., Ph.D.  – Memorial Sloan Kettering – Interventional Radiology


Third-Year Residents, Class of 2018

Michael Meshreki, M.D. 
Richard Seguritan, M.D.                                                   

Second-Year Residents, Class of 2019   

Allen Wolfe, M.D. 
Ayub Suleiman, M.D.                       

First-Year Residents, Class of 2020

Joe George, M.D.
Peter Mena, M.D.

Recent Graduates

 

Class of 2016
Mahbubul Patwary – Emory University – Interventional Radiology
Sanjit Tewari – University of Miami/Jackson Memorial – Interventional Radiology

Class of 2015
Alok Anand – Northshore/LIJ – Interventional Radiology
Bernard Koliskor – University of Miami/Jackson Memorial – Interventional Radiology

Class of 2014
Greg Carbonella – Albany – Interventional Radiology
Rex Pillai – UCLA – Pediatric Radiology / Cleveland Clinic – Interventional Radiology
Vik Shaker – Mount Sinai – Neuroradiology

Class of 2013
Simon Daniel – Mount Sinai – Neuroradiology
Patrick Burke – MGH – Body/Interventional Radiology

Housestaff Benefits

 

Every resident has full medical and dental coverage, and received a tax-free meal allowance, a book allowance and money and time for conferences during the second and third years of residency. Salaries are highly-competitive in the New York state area.

Local Housing:
Available for residents

Parking:
On campus parking is available at no cost to all residents

Meal Allowance (in addition to salary):
$40 every two weeks for each on call day and night float

Uniforms:
$100 per academic year for lab coats and scrubs

Book Allowance:
$400 per academic year

Board Review and Conferences:

  • CORE Exam Review Course for 4th year residents
  • American Institute of Radiology Pathology (formerly Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Radiology) Review Course
  • Introduction to Emergency Radiology Course
  • Review Course for Radiological Physics

Contact Us

 

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is accepting applications for two available positions through the Electronic Residency Application Service – ERAS

ACGME ID: 4203521229

Mailing Address:
Richmond University Medical Center
Department of Radiology
355 Bard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310

Residency Director:
Vinay Kikkeri, MD

Residency Coordinator:
Liz Gleason
egleason@rumcsi.org
Ph: 718-818-3153
Fax: 718-818-4180