Congratulations to our Graduating Residents and Fellows!

The Department of Radiology honored this year's graduating class of five residents and 17 fellows in the first in-person ceremony since 2019. Graduating residents successfully completed the four-year diagnostic radiology residency and will all go on to fellowship training. Two additional residents who trained with the class of 2022 will complete an additional year of residency as part of the five-year Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency Program.

In opening remarks, department chair Lawrence H. Schwartz, MD, James Picker Professor of Radiology, congratulated the residents on their leadership and outstanding work during a challenging four years.

Graduating Residents

  • Elizabeth West, MD (chief resident)
  • Ryan Mitchell, MD (chief resident)
  • Giuseppe Carotenuto, MD
  • Ozair A. Rahman, MD
  • Jacienta Valiplackal, MD

Special Recognition to our DR/IR Residents

  • Neyra Azimov, MD
  • Nitasha Dhiman, MD

Fellows Certificate Presentations

  • Mark A. Dilulio, MD - Interventional Radiology
  • Andrew Kuei, MD - Interventional Radiology
  • Suraj N. Patel, MD - Interventional Radiology
  • Dwight Aberle, MD - Abdominal Imaging
  • Philip Lichtenstein, MD - Abdominal Imaging
  • Jeffrey Ortiz, MD - Abdominal Imaging
  • Yibo Chen, MD - Abdominal/Cardiothoracic Imaging
  • Yan Cao, MD - Abdominal/Cardiothoracic Imaging
  • Nimit Dholakia, MD - Neuroradiology
  • Peter Hsieh, MD - Neuroradiology
  • Sean Tamir, MD - Neuroradiology
  • Srinivasu Yemeni, MD - Neuroradiology
  • Kathleen M. Capaccione, MD, PhD - Nuclear Medicine/Radiology
  • Sakshi Khurana, MD - Nuclear Medicine/Radiology
  • Daniel Kadosh, MD - Pediatric Radiology
  • Priyanka Chaudhary, MD - Medical Physics
  • Prajakta Bhimalli, MD - Breast Imaging


  • Excellence in Medical Student Education: Neyra Azimov, MD and Jacienta Valiplackal, MD
  • Tech/Assistant of the Year: Marina Pilipenko
  • Nurse of the Year: Mary O'Neil
  • Teacher of the Year: Matthew Moy, MD
  • Best Lecture Award: Jay Leb, MD
  • Best Mentor Award: Sheryl Tulin-Silver, MD
  • Best Fellow Teacher: Philip Lichtenstein, MD
  • Best Resident Teacher: Giuseppe Carotenuto, MD