Latest News and Announcements
Radiology Physics Resident awarded funding to attend CIBR Medical Imaging Technology Showcase
Congratulations to Radiology Physics Resident, Emily Marshall, on receiving funding to participate in the 10th Annual Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research (CIBR) Medical Imaging Technology Showcase! Sponsored by the Academy of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research, the annual Medical Imaging Technology Showcase, is held in a senate or house office building on Capitol Hill.
Dr. Karczmar's Survivorship and Early Cancer Screening Advocacy Featured in Forefront and Chicago Tribune
Dr. Karczmar, has dedicated much of his career to developing better and more affordable screening methods for early detection of breast and prostate cancer. He received his colorectal cancer diagnosis during a routine colonoscopy in November 2017.
Dr. Daniel Appelbaum quoted in CNN article
Dr. Daniel Appelbaum was quoted in a CNN article published February 26, 2019. The article "Cancer patient's treatment leaves radiation contamination in crematory" highlights a case report investigating radiation exposure in crematoriums.
Dr. Dachman awarded the Chicago Radiological Society’s Gold Medal
Congratulations to Dr. Abraham Dachman on receiving the Chicago Radiological Society’s Gold Medal, the highest honor the Chicago Radiological Society can bestow upon a member. The Gold Medal, also known as the Distinguished Service Award, was presented to Dr. Dachman at the February 21, 2019 CRS Meeting. This award recognizes his many years of service to radiology as well as his leadership in organized medicine on both the state and national levels.
Dr. Aytekin Oto Appointed Interim Department Chairman
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Aytekin Oto, MD, MBA, Professor of Radiology and Surgery, as Interim Chair of the Department of Radiology effective February 1, 2019. We are grateful to Dr. Oto for assuming this important leadership role and bringing his experience as an expert researcher, outstanding clinician and committed educator to the Department.
Faculty Recognized as Top Chicago Radiologists
In the most recent Chicago Magazine, seven University of Chicago/NSUHS radiologists were included in the “2019 Top Doctors.” The compendium of Chicago-area physicians is drawn from experts in 62 specialties and sub-specialties, based on data collected by the research company Castle Connolly Medical.
Drs. Karczmar and Oto to be awarded $200,000 by the George Schulz Innovation Fund for QMIS
The George Schulz Innovation Fund of the Polsky Center has selected QMIS to be awarded up to $200,000 for its novel MRI software for prostate cancer detection that creates a heat map of potential cancer. The tool utilizes new research in image acquisition and interpretation to guide biopsies, detecting prostate cancer earlier and more effectively than ever before.
Dr. Patel selected as 2018 Award Recipient in UChicago Medicine Staff Art Exhibit
Congratulations to Dr. Pritesh Patel for winning Third Place in the Adult Amateur category for his artwork, entitled: Fall Nights in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Dr. Patel’s work was displayed as part of the 2018 UChicago Medicine Staff Art Exhibit.
Radiology Department hosts Chinese Society of Radiology visiting members
The Department of Radiology hosted a visit by members of the Chinese Society of Radiology, to provide information on the structure, function and challenges faced by the Department. Discussion was led by Drs. Paushter, Katzman and Oto, as well as Kim Lenner, Executive Director of the Department. The Society delegation was headed by their President, Dr. Zheng-yu Jin, Chair of Radiology at Peking Union Medical College, who has a close and ongoing relationship with the Department of Radiology at UC Medicine.
Dr. Kulkarni Conducts Breast MRI Workshop in Mumbai
Dr. Kirti Kulkarni conducted a Breast MRI Workshop to initiate high risk MRI screening for women, on December 8, 2018 in Mumbai, India. This sold-out workshop was part of 4th Indian Cancer and Genetics Conference and Workshop (ICGCW) held from December 3 - 9, 2018. The conference was sponsored by the University of Chicago Center in Delhi.
Click below to access the full workshop schedule and conference flyer.
Drs. Kulkarni and Chiu Receive Award for Symposium at UChicago Hong Kong Center
Drs. Kirti Kulkarni and Dr. Keith Chiu, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong, have been awarded funding for a symposium supported by the University of Chicago's Center in Hong Kong. The presentation will focus on: New horizons and Updates in Breast and Abdominal Imaging.
Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
2018 Radiology Expo
The 3rd Annual University of Chicago Radiology Expo, organized by the University of Chicago Department of Radiology Diversity Committee, was held on Saturday, November 10, 2018. More than 70 students, representing 14 medical schools in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Missouri attended the Expo.
RSNA Daily Bulletin Receives MarCom Awards
RSNA received a Platinum MarCom Award, the top honor, for the 2017 Daily Bulletin, the official newspaper of the annual meeting. RSNA also received a Platinum Award for its 2017 newsroom press kit. The RSNA 2018 Daily Bulletin is the official publication of the 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Published Sunday, November 25 — Friday, November 30. Dr. Abraham Dachman is an editor for the Daily Bulletin.
Drs. Katzman and Yang lead Collaborative Pediatric Neuroradiology Symposium at the UC Center in Delhi
On October 6, 2018, Drs. Carina Yang and Gregory Katzman led the Collaborative Pediatric Neuroradiology Symposium at the University of Chicago Center in Delhi. Several local speakers were invited with the help of local neurointerventionalist organizer Dr. Gaurav Goel.
Drs. Ali's and Yang's article on Simulation Training for Diagnosis and Management of Contrast Reactions featured in Health Imaging
Drs. Saad Ali’s and Carina Yang’s article “High-Fidelity Simulation Training for the Diagnosis and Management of Adverse Contrast Media Reactions” was referenced in a news posting published on Health Imaging on November 14, 2018. Health Imaging is an online news outlet owned by TriMed Media.
University of Chicago Faculty and Trainees at RSNA 2018
Each year, we look forward to attending the annual RSNA meeting. We are excited to share the fruits of what we've learned over the last year, and learn from our esteemed colleagues who will also be in attendance. Below is the list of scientific and education abstracts, and invited educational courses, featuring University of Chicago Department of Radiology faculty members and trainees. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please note that this list is not exhaustive.
Drs. Giger and Karczmar featured in "Pink: Powered by People" advertisement
Dr. Maryellen Giger and Dr. Gregory Karczmar are featured in the new "Pink: Powered by People" advertisement. A portion of the advertisement, which was featured in the Chicago Tribune, is posted below, along with the link to the full advertisement .
Dr. Yuan awarded RSNA 2018 Student Travel Stipend Award
Third year resident, Dr. Cindy Yuan, has been selected as a recipient of the RSNA 2018 Student Travel Stipend Awards. She will receive a $500 stipend to attend RSNA’s 2018 Annual Meeting, which will occur November 25-30, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Dr. Yuan will be presenting her abstract, Preventive Care: How Comorbidities Affect Mammography Screening Rates, on November 26, 2018 at 3:40 PM.
Dr. Giger appointed to the National Advisory Council for NIBIB of the NIH
Dr. Maryellen Giger has been appointed as a member of the National Advisory Council for the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Giger receives 2018 iCON Innovator Award
The iBIO (Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization) selected Dr. Maryellen Giger, A.N. Pritzker Professor of Radiology, as this year’s recipient of the iCON Innovator Award. The iCON Innovator Award recognizes an active researcher/scientist within the ranks of life sciences education who is acknowledged by his or her peers as a leader in the contemporary teaching of, and scholarship in, biotechnology and its related sciences.
The 2018 Peking Union Medical College – University of Chicago Summit on Radiology commemorating Professor Paul C. Hodges featured strong Radiology Faculty representation
Departmental MRI research highlighted in AJR InBrief newsletter
The American Journal of Roentgenology's (AJR) September 18, 2018 newsletter, AJR InBrief, highlights departmental MRI research conducted by Charles Westin, Aritrick Chatterjee, Eliot Ku, Ambereen Yousuf, Shiyang Wang, Stephen Thomas, Xiaobing Fan, Scott Eggener, Gregory Karczmar and Aytekin Oto. The newsletter, published by ARRS, also features an interview with Dr. Ayetkin Oto on how multiparametric MRI can be a valuable tool for monitoring patients who have undergone MRI-guided focal laser ablation.
Dr. Oto accepted to the University of Chicago BSD Senior Leadership Academy
Dr. Aytekin Oto has been selected to participate in this year’s University of Chicago BSD Senior Leadership Academy. The BSD Senior Leadership Academy, established by the Biological Sciences Division, consists of a 9 month course dedicated to advancing professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex academic, research and health care environment.
Dr. Carina Yang selected as 2019 Anne Osborn International Visiting Professor to Ethiopia
Radiology Diversity Committee Members featured in RSNA News article
Radiology Diversity Committee members, Dr. Zheng Feng Lu (committee co-chair) and Dr. Kirti Kulkarni, featured in RSNA News article: “The Winding Road to Diversity and Inclusion in Radiology”. This article, available in the March 2018 issue, is the first of a series of articles about diversity and inclusion in radiology. The second RSNA News article will address how radiology leaders can promote diversity in the field.
Dr. Ahmed selected as an RSNA’s 2019 Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop participant
Dr. Osmanuddin Ahmed was selected to participate in RSNA’s 2019 Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop. He will join a select group of investigators to learn the process of developing a protocol for clinical evaluation of imaging modalities. The workshop will be held January 5–11, 2019 in San Diego, California.
Resident Dr. Yuan selected as a Moorefield Economics Fellow by ACR
Congratulations to third year resident Dr. Cindy Yuan on being selected as a Moorefield Economics Fellow by the American College of Radiology. The James M. Moorefield, MD, Economics Fellowship, sponsored by the ACR Economics & Health Policy Department, provides radiology residents direct exposure to the College's economics activities.
Dr. Oto receives $1 million gift to fund the Sanford J. Grossman Center of Excellence in Prostate Imaging and Image Guided Therapy
Dr. Aytekin Oto, Section Chief of Abdominal Imaging and Vice Chair of Business Development for the Department, has received a $ 1,000,000 gift from the Sanford J. Grossman Charitable Trust. This gift will be used to fund the Sanford J. Grossman Center of Excellence in Prostate Imaging and Image Guided Therapy.
Drs. Ghobadi and Jilani selected as 2018-19 Chief Residents
It is with great pride that we announce the 2018-19 Chief Residents for the University of Chicago Department of Radiology, Comeron Ghobadi, MD and Danial Jilani, MD, MPH.
We'd also like to the thank outgoing Chief Residents, Drs. Alixandra Purakal and Kevin O'Brien, for their hard work during the 2017-2018 year, which included the transition to a level one trauma center.
Dr. Maryellen Giger selected as 2018 Chicago's Notable Women in Education honoree
Congratulations to Dr. Maryellen Giger on being named one of Chicago's Notable Women in Education for 2018 by Crain's Custom Media. The inaugural edition of Chicago's Notable Women in Education features 17 women from a cross-section of Chicago-area colleges and universities. This list is compiled by Crain's Custom Media, the marketing division of Crain's Chicago Business.
Drs. Maryellen Giger, Greg Karczmar and Gillian Newstead named Society of Breast MRI inaugural Fellows
Drs. Maryellen Giger, Greg Karczmar and Gillian Newstead were selected as the inaugural fellows for the Society of Breast MRI (SBMR). The SBMR seeks to advance breast MRI through education, training and quality standards as well as promoting research and public awareness.
Dr. Brian Funaki quoted in The Wall Street Journal
Dr. Brian Funaki was quoted in The Wall Street Journal article published May 14, 2018. In the article, Dr. Funaki provides a brief description of why and how a kidney embolization is performed.
Dr. Patrick LaRiviere selected as 2018 Distinguished Investigator awardee
Congratulations to Dr. Patrick LaReviere who has been selected as a 2018 Distinguished Investigator awardee by the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research. This honor recognizes individuals for their accomplishments in the field of medical imaging. Recipients of the Distinguished Investigator Award have attained a level of accomplishment that ranks within the top 10% of all academic radiology faculty.
Dr. Jonathan Lorenz appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Digestive Disease Interventions
Dr. Jonathan Lorenz appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Digestive Disease Interventions. Dr. Lorenz also serves on the planning committee of the Annual Meeting of Digestive Disease Interventions in New York in conjunction with the SIR.
Dr. Jonathan Lorenz publishes two textbooks with Thieme Publishers
Dr. Jonathan Lorenz publishes two textbooks with Thieme Publishers. Dr. Lorenz is co-editor of the first book, RadCases Interventional Radiology Edition 2, which is part of the second edition of the RadCases board-review textbook series. Dr. Lorenz also serves as Series Editor for that textbook series. The second book, co-authored by Dr. Lorenz, entitled Digestive Disease Interventions, is a compilation of 30 comprehensive chapters highlighting the role of IR in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the digestive system.
Dr. Steffen Sammet awarded research funding from UC Center of Global Health and Pritzker School of Medicine
Dr. Steffen Sammet’s research project “Health Systems Capacity Building for Advanced Neuroimaging” was selected for funding from the University of Chicago Center of Global Health and the Pritzker School of Medicine. The project seeks to build and expand research and diagnostic capabilities at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria. Capacity building will focus on the expansion of medical imaging post-processing capabilities for a better diagnosis of neurological diseases.
Radiology Represented at University of Chicago Medicine Quality and Safety Symposium
We are proud to announce that the Department of Radiology was well represented at the May 2018 University of Chicago Medicine Quality and Safety Symposium.
Dr. Deepa Sheth spearheads Breast Imaging Center outreach
On March 19, 2018 Dr. Deepa Sheth led a day-long outreach event organized by the University of Chicago Regional Outreach Office. The event promoted the University of Chicago Breast Imaging Center through 15-20 minute one-on-one meetings with ten physicians from six different practices in Indiana. Meetings attendants were informed of the range of services that the center offers to outside patients and physicians from the Indiana area. Pink champagne cupcakes were provided in honor of breast cancer awareness.
Dr. Deepa Sheth dances to raise Breast Cancer awareness
Dr. Deepa Sheth participated in the Dancing with Chicago Celebrities benefit, sponsored by the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation (UCCRF). During the event, held March 16, Dr. Sheth and the UCCRF Women's Board raised over $16,000 for breast cancer awareness through their tireless efforts.
Dr. Deepa Sheth receives award for Symposium at UC Center in Beijing
Dr. Deepa Sheth has been awarded funding for a symposium supported by the University of Chicago Center in Beijng. The proposed title is “Modern Day Advances Breast Cancer Care: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach."
Additional details will be posted as they become available.
Dr. Montner receives award for Symposium at UC Center in Hong Kong
We will post more about the event as news becomes available.
Drs. Katzman and Yang Receive Award for Symposium at UChicago Center in Delhi
Drs. Greg Katzman and CarinaYang have been awarded funding for a symposium supported by the University of Chicago Center in Delhi . The proposed title is “Collaborative Pediatric Neuroradiology Symposium" .
We will post more about the event as news becomes available.
Dr. Pritesh Patel featured on RSNA's RadioGraphics podcast
Dr. Pritesh Patel's video podcast discussion with RadioGraphics View Editor, Dr. Jeffrey Klein, was published on RSNA RadioGraphics main page on March 12, 2018. In the video, Dr. Patel discusses his recently published article "Multiparametric MR Imaging of the Prostate after Treatment of Prostate Cancer", co-authored by Dr. Matthew Melvy, Dr. Igor Trilisky, and Dr. Aytekin Oto.
View video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=LRSzEaY_zEY
Drs. Melvy Mathew and Pritesh Patel appointed Section Editors
Drs. Melvy Mathew and Pritesh Patel, members of the Section of Abdominal Imaging, have been appointed as Section Editors for the Practice Section of Abdominal Radiology. Our congratulations to both on this achievement!
Congratulations to our 2018 Resident Scientific Poster Session winners, Drs. Andrea Magee, Christopher Doyle and Cindy Yuan
Winners of the 2018 Chicago Radiological Society Resident Poster Session were announced at the meeting on January 18. In the Quality and Safety category with the winning poster: Image Wisely: An Introduction to ACR Appropriateness Criteria and Analysis of Its Effect on Internal Medicine Residents: Andrea L. Magee, Mike K Cheng, Joyce Tang and Carina Yang.
In the IR category: Real-world Clinical Outcomes of Ruptured Intracranial Arterial Aneurysms Treatment: Cindy Yuan, Theodore Karrison, Seon-Lyu Lee.
Drs. Melvy Mathew and Pritesh Patel selected for 2018 AUR Academic Faculty Development Program
Congratulations to Drs. Melvy Mathew and Pritesh Patel! They have been selected to participate in the 2018 Association of University Radiologists Academic Faculty Development Program to be held in Orlando, Florida, during the 66th Annual Meeting of the Association of University Radiologists in May, 2018.
Dr. Patrick LaRiviere published in Nature Communications
Dr. Patrick LaRiviere featured in a Nature Methods news piece from work at the Marine Biology Lab on November 17, 2017 and published in Nature Communications.
Chicago Magazine named six radiologists as "Top Docs"
Chicago magazine has named six UChicago Medicine radiologists as "Top Docs' in their latest issue. We congratulate the following faculty on their recognition:
Abraham H. Dachman, MD - Abdominal Imaging
Heber MacMahon, MD - Cardiothoracic Radiology
Samuel Armato III, PhD Receives Pilot Grant
Dr. Armato received a UC Comprehensive Cancer Center pilot grant for: Radiomics-based assessment of immunotherapy-induced pneumonitis. Dr. Armato is an Associate Professor of Radiology, Chair on Committe of Medical Physics, and Director of the Graduate Program in Medical Physics.
Congratulations to Kenneth B. Bader, PhD on NIH award!
The National Institutes of Health - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute awards a $815,694 grant to Dr. Kenneth Bader, Assistant Professor and our youngest investigator. The Project title is "Chronic thrombus ablation with histotripsy and thrombolytics".
Dr. Daniel Ginat Awarded Grant by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Dr. Ginat's proposal, Neighborhood High Schools Radiology Field Trip, has been selected for funding by the Diversity Research and Small Grant program, Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
Dr. Oto awarded grant from Guerbet
Congratulations to Dr. Oto who has been awarded a $100,000 grant by Guerbet for the “Development and testing of split dose Dotarem with DCE-MRI for diagnosis of Prostate Cancer”.
Bridging the Gap in Radiology
The Department of Radiology’s Diversity Committee hosted it’s 2nd Annual Radiology Expo 2017, deigned to improve the involvement and career advancement of women and other URMs in radiology. Radiology, like many medical specialties, has struggled to train and graduate physicians to match the evolving diversity reflected in regional and national demographics.
Read the full post: https://voices.uchicago.edu/bsddiversity/2017/12/13/bridging-the-gap/
Please join me in congratulating four radiology faculty with new promotions!
Drs Yang and Katzman lead Pediatric Neuroradiology Symposium at the University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong
Dr. Carina Yang, Dr. Greg Katzman, and Dr. Pek-Lan Khong joined their colleagues for the Pediatric Neuroradiology Symposium at the University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong on October 14th, 2017. The successful symposium had over 60 attendees and over 100 registrants.
Fluoroscopy-Guided Lumbar Puncture Training Poster Featured at Chicago Simulation Consortium
Congratulations to Dr. Carina Yang, Dr. Saad Ali, and Dr. Donald Cantrell (Neuroradiology Fellow at Northwestern University) on having their poster 'Fluoroscopy-Guided Lumbar Puncture Training: Needs Assessment for Alternative Teaching Methods Including Simulation' featured at the Chicago Simulation Consortium on August 25, 2017. The event was held at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard.
Pediatric Neuroradiology Symposium at the University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong Announced
Dr. Carina Yang and Dr. Greg Katzman join their colleagues from the University of Hong Kong for the Pediatric Neuroradiology Symposium at the University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong on October 14th, 2017.
Radiology and Internal Medicine Residents Team Up to Teach Imaging Appropriateness Concepts to Medical Students
Dr Katzman Named Interim Chief Quality Officer for the University of Chicago Medicine
We are proud to announce that Dr. Greg Katzman was named Interim Chief Quality Officer for the University of Chicago Medicine on September 19, 2017.
In the announcement, Dr. Stephen Weber, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Clinical Effectiveness for the University of Chicago Medicine, highlighted Dr. Katzman's work in the Department as our Quality Chief and Vice Chair of Operations, his work at previous institutions, and involvement in research and teaching.
Resident Dr Yuan Selected to Participate in the RSNA/AUR/ARRS Introduction to Academic Radiology Program
Congratulations to second year resident Dr. Cindy Yuan on being selected to participate in the RSNA/AUR/ARRS Introduction to Academic Radiology Program. Dr. Yuan will participate in the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Program, which will be held during the ARRS Annual Meeting in 2018.
This is the fifth year in a row that one of our residents has been selected to participate in this program.
Dr Ginat Receives MRIRC Pilot Funding for Research
Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Ginat who has received pilot funding from the University of Chicago MRI Research Center. Earlier this year, the MRIRC called for proposals on promising, new projects that are likely to lead to major funding proposals (RO1's, PO1's, Research Resource grants, etc.).
Dr Funaki Receives 2017 Best of Chicago Award
Dr. Brian Funaki has been selected for the 2017 Best of Chicago Award in the Physicians category by the Chicago Award Program. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Chicago Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Chicago Award Program and data provided by third parties.
Dr Oto Receives 2017 RSNA Honored Educator Award
We are thrilled to share news that Dr. Aytekin Oto is a recipient of the 2017 RSNA Honored Educator Award. This achievement recognizes Dr. Oto's dedication to furthering the profession of radiology by delivering high-quality educational content for the Radiological Society of North America.