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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), 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

NameABR CertificationSubspecialty Teaching AssignmentSpecify Qualifications in Diagnostic Radiology Subspecialties
Chair –
Michael Mantello
1990NeuroradiologyFellowship in Neuroradiology – Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Program Director
Kikkeri Vinaya
2002
(2004–CAQ)
Interventional RadiologyFellowship in Vascular & Interventional Radiology Yale University
Ruwini de Silva1987GI/GU RadiologyFellowship in CT/US
SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital
Christopher Lorenzi1991Musculoskeletal RadiologyFellowship in Musculoskeletal –Hospital for Joint Disease
Peggy Chan2004 – ABNM
(2005 – CBNC)
Nuclear MedicineNuclear Medicine Residency –Mount Sinai Medical Center
Kumud Gugliada1992Chest/Body ImagingFellowship in Body Imaging –North Shore University Hospital
Daniel Peterson1993US/CT/MRIFellowship in CT/US/MRI–North Shore University Hospital
Ronald Manfredi1992Interventional RadiologyFellowship in Interventional Radiology–New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
Linda Singletary1995Body Imaging/Breast ImagingFellowship in Body Imaging – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Stella Elgort2014Breast ImagingFellowship in Breast/MRI – Columbia University Medical Center
Theodore VillafanaABR – PhysicsPhysicsPh.D.–Radiological Physics
Matthew Stern1987NeuroradiologyFellowship in Neuroradiology–Long Island Jewish Medical Center
George Visvikis2004
(2006 – CAQ)
Neuroradiology and CardiologyFellowship in Neuroradiology–Mount Sinai Medical Center
Stephen Kahn2002Abdominal ImagingFellowship 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

Class of 2021:
Joseph Bibawy
Han Zhong
 
Class of 2022:
Luis Taveira
Soham Patel
 
Class of 2023:
Jahinover Mazo
Abhiram Nagaraj
 
Class of 2024:
Ahmed Khan
Anay Gurme
 
Class of 2025:
Richard Sharpe
Ronald Crandall

Recent Graduates

Class of 2021

Joseph Bibawy- Mount Sinai University – Neuroradiology
Han Zhong – Mount Sinai University- Neuroradiology
 
Class of 2020

Peter Mena – University of Texas-Southwestern- Interventional Radiology
Joe George – Syracuse University – Neuroradiology
 
Class of 2019
Allen Wolfe – MD Anderson – MSK Radiology
Ayub Suleiman- University of Iowa – Interventional Radiology
 
Class of 2018
Richard Seguritan – Brown Alpert School of Medicine – Body Imaging and Interventional
Michael Meshreki – University of Arkansas – Interventional Radiology 

Housestaff Benefits

Current Salaries- 3% salary increases to base salary starting on July 1st, 2021, 2022, 2023

PGY 1 $64,904.10

PGY 2 $70,412.50

PGY 3 $76,148.83

PGY 4 $78,215.74

PGY 5 $80,730.83

Vacation

4 weeks per year

Local Housing:

Affordable On Campus housing available to all residents. Additionally, we have residents live nearby on Staten Island, as well as in Jersey City, NJ, Bayonne, NJ, and Brooklyn.

Parking:

On campus parking is available at no cost to all residents


Meal Allowance (in addition to salary):

$40 added to each paycheck and 10% discount on cafeteria items for residents


Uniforms:

$175 per academic year for lab coats and scrubs; increases to $200 starting January 2022.


Book Allowance:

$450 per academic year

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 Coordinator:
Renee Cairney
RCairney@RUMCSI.ORG
718-818-3153
Fax: 718-818-4180