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The Diagnostic Radiology residency program here at Einstein Healthcare Network is unique. We combine an environment that emphasizes teaching, rather than academic or clinical productivity, with a fundamental caseload rich in a cross-section of various diseases.
The commitment of the staff to teaching here is both refreshing and invigorating. Our trainees find themselves well-prepared for either academic or clinical practice venues. As a resident-dominated program (i.e. no fellows), no dilution of case material occurs. I believe that the residents truly enjoy their tenure here and encourage you to ask them yourself.
We are truly fortunate in this day of contracting resources to be in the beginning of a sustained capital campaign with a new PACs system operational by the summer of 2004 as well as multiple new CT and MRs. Dedicated resources for resident educational opportunities are also available.
The Program Director Dr. William Herring is incredibly dedicated and invested in continually improving the program and the learning environment.
Dr. Matalon is the Chairman of the Department of Radiology. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine, and completed his internship, radiology residency, and fellowship in Interventional Radiology, Ultrasound and CT at Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Matalon has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology from the American Board of Radiology. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Radiology and the Society of Interventional Radiology and is a recent national Past President of the Society of Interventional Radiology. He serves as an examiner for the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Matalon’s areas of expertise are interventional radiology, ultrasound and CT.
Einstein is a great place to do your residency.
It’s a place that combines the size and scope of a university hospital with the hands-on, clinical experience you usually only find in a smaller program. With that combination you will become a competent and confident radiology resident who will feel comfortable moving on to the fellowship program or job of your choice. The fact that we do not have any fellows means that you as a resident will have every opportunity to be first person to look at a case from the ER, work side-by-side with our women’s imagers in reviewing, planning, and performing biopsies, and getting your hands on catheters in any number of interventional procedures. That experience is invaluable and cannot be understated.
I enjoyed my four years of residency at Einstein so much that it was the only place I could ever imagine myself working after fellowship. Five years later, as an attending, it has been everything I had hoped and more. I have enjoyed working with our bright and enthusiastic residents every day whether it be on rotations, in lectures, or collaborating on research projects. Now I am embarking on a new chapter as the Program Director of this tremendous residency built by Dr. Herring. I am coming in at a very exciting time. Dr. Herring has created an amazing atmosphere for our residents to learn and a truly strong foundation for us to build upon and move forward in the ever changing world of Radiology.
I have always found Einstein to be a friendly place to train and teach. Even though we are a 600-bed, Level 1 trauma center with an active transplant service and over 300 residents and fellows, it never feels quite that large. We have developed very strong and amicable relationships with all of our clinicians through frequent in-person discussions and reviews of their patients imaging, or in one of the many multidisciplinary conferences we participate in every week. Through our main campus in Philadelphia, our community hospital in Montgomery County, and several outpatient facilities, the Einstein Healthcare Network will provide you with a diverse patient population, a tremendous wealth of case material, and an experienced and very knowledgeable staff that seems to extend its scope beyond its size.
You have a lot to learn to become a radiologist and contrary to some ancient myths, the radiologist’s workday is an extremely busy one. I truly believe learning should be as enjoyable as possible and our twice-daily resident conferences are instructive without being overbearing, educational without making anyone feel humiliated, informative and sometimes highly entertaining without being tedious and boring. We are always trying to improve and enhance our lectures, and we now incorporate audience response questions to maximize the use of mobile technology and to have a little fun at the same time.
Our faculty is here, because they truly enjoy teaching and must truly love Einstein, as many of our staff trained here. Many of them hold certificates of added qualification in their subspecialty area and all of them, I know, are strongly committed to resident education and to providing quality patient care. All of the faculty are accessible to our residents all of the time, so the faculty-resident interactions are frequent and friendly.
We take research and scholarly activity very seriously. This past year we had the highest number of exhibits accepted at major conferences like the RSNA and ARRS (many of which won awards), numerous articles published in major journals, and had faculty speak at several local and national meetings. When you participate in scholarly activity as a resident, you will have ample opportunity, resources, and abundant case material with which to work. Our faculty will be eager to help you in the design and implementation of your clinical research study. You will have ample opportunity to participate in teaching as a resident as well. You will have almost daily contact with medical students from schools here in Philadelphia, residents from other programs rotating through the department, as well as our radiology technology students. You will also have the opportunity teach these same individuals in a classroom setting.
I understand the trust that an applicant places in a residency program to train him or her for their life’s ambition. I understand that all applicants have a choice and those that choose Einstein are placing their full hope and faith in us to train them to be clinically-competent, academically-talented, Board-certified radiologists. The faculty and I take that trust very seriously.
Paul S. Brady, MD, is the Section Chief of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. He graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and completed his internship and radiology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He completed a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Brady’s area of expertise is Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology.
Ceylan Cankurtaran, MD, served her residency in radiology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and completed a fellowship in Neuroradiology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, New York. Dr. Cankurtaran area of expertise is neuroradiology.
Dr. Copit is the Section Chief of Mammography and Director of the Gershon-Cohen Breast Clinic. She graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She served her radiology residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Copit completed a fellowship in Breast Imaging at the Baylor-Komen Breast Center in Dallas. She serves as an examiner for the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Copit’s area of expertise is mammography.
Dr. Eisenberg graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed both his radiology residency and his fellowship in Nuclear Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Eisenberg’s areas of expertise are nuclear medicine and general diagnostic radiology.
Tetyana Gorbachova, MD, completed her Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging at the University of California in San Diego after graduating from Drexel University’s Radiology Residency Program. She graduated medical school from Donetsk State Medical University. Dr. Gorbachova’s areas of expertise are body CT, MRI, and ultrasound.
Igor Goykhman, DO, completed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and a Fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at Jefferson University Hospital after graduating from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of the New York Institute of Technology. Dr. Goykhman’s areas of expertise are body CT, ultrasound, and MRI.
Dr. Herring is the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Radiology and the Radiology Residency Program Director. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and served his internship and radiology residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.
Dr, Herring has been the Radiology Residency Program Director at Einstein for over 25 years. He has twice been awarded the Outstanding Clinical Teacher Award of the Einstein Medical Center and was the recipient of the Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society’s “Outstanding Educator Award” in 2004 and the Association of Program Directors in Radiology's Achievement Award in 2010.
A past President of the Einstein Medical Center Medical Staff, Dr. Herring is a past-President of the Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society. In 2012-2013, he served as President of the Medical Student Educators in Radiology (AMSER).
His award-winning educational website at www.learningradiology.com will be accessed by almost a million visitors this year. He is the author of a medical textbook aimed at teaching the fundamentals of radiologic interpretation entitled Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics which was released in its second edition by Saunders in the Spring of 2011.
David Hertzog, MD, did his residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Hertzog completed a Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship at Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania. His area of expertise is interventional radiology.
Dr. Horrow is the Section Chief for Body Imaging. She graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and did her radiology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston. She is a Fellow of both the American College of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. She serves as an examiner for the American Board of Radiology. In 1994 and again in 2004, she was awarded the Outstanding Clinical Teacher Award at Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Horrow’s areas of expertise are ultrasound and body CT.
Dr. Kirby is the Section Chief of Body MRI. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed her radiology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kirby’s areas of expertise are ultrasound and body MRI.
Joyce Li, MD, served her radiology residency at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, New York, and completed a fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Li’s area of expertise is Neuroradiology.
Charles B. Mulhern, Jr., MD, graduated from Temple University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mulhern was on the faculty at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Mulhern’s areas of expertise are chest and conventional radiology.
L. Ellen Pack, MD, graduated from and completed her radiology residency from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She completed a fellowship in Women’s Imaging at Northwestern University. Dr. Pack’s area of expertise is Breast and Women’s Imaging.
Kelli J. Pokorny, MD, graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her radiology residency at Einstein Medical Center and a Fellowship in Women’s Imaging at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pokorny’s area of expertise is women’s imaging.
Dr. Rodgers graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed her radiology residency at Einstein Medical Center. During her residency, she served a year as Chief Resident and won an RSNA Resident Research Trainee Award. Dr. Rodger's completed a body imaging fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise include ultrasound, CT and MRI.
Dr. Saragovi completed his internship and radiology residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in interventional and vascular radiology. Dr. Saragovi's areas of expertise are breast and body imaging.
Dr. Summerton is the Section Chief of Gastrointestinal Radiology. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her internship at Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, and her radiology residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Summerton is the Director of Medical Student Education for the Department. Her areas of expertise are gastrointestinal radiology and women’s imaging.
Dr. Tran is the Director of the Division of Nuclear Medicine. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville and completed his radiology residency at Wilmington Medical Center in Delaware. He completed a fellowship in Nuclear Medicine at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Tran’s area of expertise is nuclear medicine.
Dr. Wable is the Section Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology and the Director of MRI Services. She completed her radiology residency and a fellowship in MRI at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Wable’s areas of expertise are body MRI, musculoskeletal radiology and nuclear medicine.
Peter Wang, MD, completed his radiology residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where he served as Chief Resident, and a fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Wang’s area of expertise is Abdominal Imaging.
Jeffrey Weinstein, MD, graduated from Thomas Jefferson College of Medicine. He completed his radiology residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and a fellowship at Northwestern University Hospital. Dr. Weinstein’s area of expertise is vascular and interventional radiology.
Joanne Lee, an Einstein Radiology residency graduate, gives her top three reasons for choosing Einstein Healthcare Network for her resident education.