Diagnostic Residency

At MIR, you’ll train alongside globally recognized radiologists who are dedicated to clinical care, education and your personal success. And that’s just one reason why our diagnostic radiology residency is a national standout.

Jennifer E. Gould, MD

Our 1-to-1 faculty to resident ratio provides unmatched clinical training in interpreting imaging studies and performing image-guided procedures. Face-to-face readout is used on all services, so residents get personal feedback on all reviewed cases. And with an average class size of 16, residents have flexibility with vacation time, rotations and on-call scheduling.

We provide hands-on training to build graduated competence. Residents rotate through three hospitals during training: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, training alongside attending radiologists.

Daily Noon Conference

The noon-hour conference, given by a subspecialty-trained faculty radiologist, is designed specifically for resident education. Each conference is recorded and available for review by trainees. Audience response is increasingly used by lecturers to enhance the learning experience.

Teaching Conference

Often case-based, a daily teaching conference is given on nearly every rotation, providing residents with additional didactic teaching and the opportunity to practice taking cases in an unknown format. Residents in all years participate. For example, a first-year might identify the findings in a case, followed by a more senior resident synthesizing those findings into a differential diagnosis. A faculty member rounds out the discussion with additional findings, diagnoses and teaching points.

Review Conferences

MIR prepares residents for the American Board of Radiology Core Examination and independent practice by hosting its own internal core exam review conference series.

MIR offers countless opportunities to participate in mentored radiology research that results in national meeting presentations and publication in major journals. First and second year residents are reimbursed for one meeting each academic year, up to a maximum of $1,500. MIR will reimburse third and fourth year residents for more than one meeting each academic year, up to a maximum of $2,000.

Residents who obtain full Missouri medical licensure and are ACLS certified are eligible to participate in moonlighting opportunities within the Department of Radiology by providing physician coverage of contrast injections at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Moonlighting opportunities may be performed by residents in good standing with program director approval beginning their R2 year. (All liscensure costs incurred are paid by the resident; the department will not reimburse these expenses.)

Diagnostic Radiology Residency NRMP Matching Number: 1353420A0

Diagnostic Residents, 2023

Nawar A. Aljundi, MD
Wayne State University School of Medicine 

Bradley W. Eichar, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

Aleena I. Karediya, MD
Baylor College of Medicine  

Brandon W.G. Lippold, MD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Maria J. Ly, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

Alexis McGraw, MD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis 

Bharath Rama, MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Kyle Robbins, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Nitin Sukumar, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Ross Vitek, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Victoria K. Xie, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Grant M. Yoneoka, MD
University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine

Gary Yu, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

Shaoyu E. Zhu, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Research Residents, 2023

Farzaneh Rahmani, MD
Tehran University of Medical Sciences 

Michelle Wegscheid, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis 

Missi Varner, Program Coordinator
melissia.varner@wustl.edu
314-362-2819

Specialized Tracks

Explore the three internal training pathways to subspecialty training while completing your residency at MIR.

Our Residents

They come to us from across the country and around the globe. Together they are on their way to becoming the future leaders in diagnostic radiology.

Program Director

After more than a decade at the helm of one of the most respected programs across the globe, Jennifer E. Gould, MD, knows what makes for a successful radiology residency.

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