Diagnostic Radiology Residents

Diagnostic Radiology Residents

The Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program prepares residents for a successful career in the field of radiology. We promote a collaborative learning atmosphere which engages attending radiologists, residents and ancillary staff in a team-based approach to provide residents with the knowledge and skills for success.

Learn More about Resident Life and Our Alumni

We value interpersonal relationships as much as we value education. Our residents and alumni come from broad and diverse paths. We actively create a welcoming, supportive and enriching environment to support diversity, including women in radiology.

These collaborative relationships are strengthened through both professional experiences and getting to know our residents outside the workplace.

Our current residents

Class of 2020

Erin Alencherry, MD

Erin Alencherry, MD

Nuclear Medicine Pathway
Academic Interests: Breast Imaging, Nuclear Medicine
Hobbies: Hanging out with my baby, Hiking, Traveling, Social media, Watching The Office

Joseph Curcio, DO

Joseph Curcio, DO

Chief Resident
Academic Interests: Neuroradiology
Hobbies: Weightlifting, Sports, Poker, Spending time with family and friends

Nathan Frantz, DO

Nathan Frantz, DO

Academic Interests: Vascular and Interventional, Medical Student/Resident Education
Hobbies: Snowboarding, Golf, Record collecting, Watching Cleveland sports, Playing with my dog

 Mehrdad Hajmomenian, MD

Mehrdad Hajmomenian, MD

Academic Interests: Muskuloskeletal, Neuroradiology, Abdominal Imaging, Thoracic Imaging
Hobbies: Watching movies, Cycling

Farhad Mehrkhani, MD

Farhad Mehrkhani, MD

Academic Interests: Muskuloskeletal, Neuroradiology, Breast Imaging, Research
Hobbies: Soccer, Cinema, Hanging out with friends

 Elham Najafpour, MD

Elham Najafpour, MD

Academic Interests: Breast Imaging, Medical Student/Resident Education
Hobbies: Taking care of my twin children, Traveling, Baking, Tennis, Swimming, Watercolor painting

 Saman Panahipour, MD

Saman Panahipour, MD

Academic Interests: Musculoskeletal, Medical Student/Resident Education, Information Technology
Hobbies: Taking my twin boys for a walk, Swimming, Watching movies, Apple Developer

Nikolay Shavladze, MD

Nikolay Shavladze, MD

Early Specialization in Intervetional Radiology (ESIR)
Academic Interests: Vascular and Interventional, Emergency Radiology
Hobbies: Car stereo systems, Snowboarding, Watches

Zubair Syed, MD

Zubair Syed, MD

Chief Resident
Academic Interests: Education, Breast Imaging, Musculoskeletal, MRI
Hobbies: Chess, Movies, Game of Thrones, Travel

Lisa Walker, MD

Lisa Walker, MD

Chief Resident
Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR)
Academic Interests: Vascular and Interventional
Hobbies: Traveling, Exploring new foods and recipes, Podcast enthusiast, Golf, Tennis, Jogging, My dog Yoda

Class of 2021

Sam Azeze, MD, MPH

Samuel Azeze, MD, MPH

Academic Interests: Vascular and Interventional, Neuroradiology, Medical Physiology
Hobbies: Basketball, Sketching/drawing, Cooking

Myroslav Gerasymchuk, MD

Myroslav Gerasymchuk, MD

Academic Interests: Abdominal Imaging
Hobbies: Bonsai, Sports, Board games

Elias Kikano, MD

Elias Kikano, MD

Nuclear Medicine Pathway
Informatics Pathway
Academic Interests: Abdominal Imaging, Imaging Informatics, Muskuloskeletal, Oncologic Imaging
Hobbies: Tennis, Swimming, Technology, Video games

Victor Kondray, MD

Victor Kondray, MD

Education Pathway
Academic Interests: Vascular and Interventional, Medical student education/mentorship, Abdominal Imaging
Hobbies: Tennis, Cleveland sports, Basketball

Payam Lahiji, MD

Payam Lahiji, MD

Academic Interests: Vascular and Interventional, Abdominal Imaging, Musculoskeletal
Hobbies: Soccer, Cooking, Video games

Sooyoung Martin, MD

Sooyoung Martin, MD

Academic Interests: Abdominal Imaging
Hobbies: Baking

Maharshi Rajdev, MD

Maharshi Rajdev, MD

Education Pathway
Academic Interests: Vascular and Interventional, Oncologic Imaging, Breast Imaging, Resident Education
Hobbies: Reading, Chess, Music

Karma Salem, MD

Karma Salem, MD

Academic Interests: Oncologic Imaging, Breast Imaging, Genomics, Cancer biology research
Hobbies: Cooking, Reading historical fiction, Yoga, Traveling, Trying to keep my plants and dog alive

 Patrick Slattery, MD

Patrick Slattery, MD

Academic Interests: Breast Imaging, Medical Student Education
Hobbies: Weightlifting

 Samer Soussahn, MD

Samer Soussahn, MD

Academic Interests: Musculoskeletal, Abdominal Imaging, Pediatrics, Medical Student/Resident Education
Hobbies: Biking, Traveling

Class of 2022

Amir Ata Azar, MD

Amir Ata Azar, MD

Academic Interests: Vascular and Interventional, Research, Education
Hobbies: Off-Roading, Photography, Poetry, Music, Friends and family

Sara Dastmalchian, MD

Sara Dastmalchian, MD

Academic Interests: Vascular and Interventional, Body MRI, MR Fingerprinting, Radiomics
Hobbies: Swimming, Running, Mixology, Reading, Shopping

Robert Devita, MD

Robert Devita, MD

Academic Interests: Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound, Medical Student/Resident Education
Hobbies: Winemaking, Running, Basketball, Cleveland sports

Ahmad Hashmi, MD

Ahmad Hashmi, MD

Academic Interests: Vascular and Intervetional, Medical student/resident education
Hobbies: Sports, Podcasts, Travel

Galina Mamaliga

Galina Mamaliga, MD

 
Felipe Matsunaga, MD

Felipe Matgsunaga, MD

Academic Interests: Vascular and Interventional, Neurointerventional, Medical student education, Health Economics
Hobbies: Soccer, Cleveland Sports, Photography, Traveling

 Keval Parikh, MD, MHA

Keval Parikh, MD

Academic Interests: Imaging Informatics
Hobbies: Basketball, Hiking, Traveling, Reading

Haran Rajeswaran, MD

Haran Rajeswaran, MD

Academic Interests: Vascular and Interventional
Hobbies: Football, Working out, Ethnic Eats

 Daniel Smith, MD

Daniel Smith, MD

Academic Interests: Musculoskeletal
Hobbies: Fencing

Tom Soker, DO

Tom Soker, MD

Academic Interests: Medical student education, Veteran's Affairs
Hobbies: Playing and watching sports, Travelling, Trying new foods, Listening to music

Class of 2023

Ross Avery, MD

Ross Avery, MD

Thomas Bomberger, MD

Thomas Bomberger, MD

Kaushik Chagarlamudi, MD

Kaushik Chagarlamudi, MD

Sahejmeet Guraya, MD

Sahejmeet Guraya, MD

Jackson Herzog, MD

Jackson Herzog, MD

Anthony Higinbotham, MD

Anthony Higinbotham, MD

Michael Hornick, MD

Michael Hornick, MD

Grace Maltbie, MD

Grace Maltbie, MD

Jonathan Pierce, MD

Jonathan Pierce, MD

Neal Shah, MD

Neal Shah, MD

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