Nuclear Medicine

The primary goal of this ACGME-accredited residency is to train radiologists and physicians of diverse backgrounds to become the next generation of leaders in academic and clinical nuclear medicine. The length of the program depends on each resident’s prior training. For example, one year of nuclear medicine training is required after completing an ACGME-approved radiology residency.

Trainees gradually assume increased responsibility in the clinical service while always working closely with an attending physician who reviews every case with them. Although diagnostic imaging is emphasized, extensive experience in radioiodine therapy of hyperthyroidism and radionuclide cancer therapy is provided. The program offers training in innovative nuclear medicine technology, such as SPECT/CT, PET/CT and PET/MRI. In addition to general adult nuclear medicine service, the program features a nuclear cardiac imaging service, clinical PET/CT, and a pediatric service. Multiple opportunities are also available to participate in research projects related to new radiopharmaceuticals and therapies.

Azadeh Eslambolchi, MD
Nuclear Medicine Resident
Julio C. Marin Concha, MD
Nuclear Medicine Resident
Ghazal Shadmani, MD
Nuclear Medicine Resident
Ashwin Singh Parihar, MD
Nuclear Medicine Resident
Ziad W. Tarcha, MD
Nuclear Medicine Resident
  • Five fellows are accepted into the program per academic year
  • Research projects are encouraged
  • Post-training is about 80% private practice, 20% academic

Home call weekly, split evenly among fellows throughout the year.

MIR is home to one of the most extensive repository of nuclear medicine cases in the world. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive resource for nuclear medicine residents and physicians in the interpretation of nuclear medicine studies.

MIR offers a wide range of helpful resources and competitive benefits for trainees.

Our four-year alternate pathway was created to allow international medical graduates (IMGs) to complete four years of radiology training and become eligible for certification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The required four years of training can be accomplished through a combination of annual training in the following programs: neuroradiology, nuclear medicine (two years of training is required), and pediatric radiology

Program Director

Rosana Ponisio, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology

Nuclear Medicine

Our nuclear medicine physicians are known for their expertise, interpretation and innovation, and they continue to be at the forefront of PET clinical imaging and research, changing the way many diseases are treated.