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Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Gary H. Danton, MD, PhD

Program Coordinator, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Mary Botero
Phone: 305-585-7878
Email: coordinators.radiology@miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
All positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program. We do not offer out-of-match positions, except in the case of unexpected openings/vacancies.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application System.

Deadline:
We follow the NRMP matching and ERAS application timelines/calendars. While there is no deadline, applicants are encouraged to have their applications in as soon as possible after the opening date to be considered for an interview. Once interview slots are full, we hold application review.

Call Schedule

Residents should expect to do one weekend call a month. Post-call days are given on some rotations for call activities.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

900 N.W. 17th Street

Miami, FL 33136

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Holtz Children’s Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Ryder Trauma Center | Jackson Memorial

1800 N.W. 10th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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The Lennar Foundation Medical Center

5555 Ponce De Leon Boulevard

Coral Gables, FL 33146

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination prior to acceptance into the program. While there is not a specific score cut off, the USMLE score is taken into account for granting interviews and final ranking. The average USMLE score of those offered an interview is 238. Few, if any, candidates will be offered an interview with scores below 210.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a preliminary internship, as per ACGME guidelines.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide the highest quality training in diagnostic radiology for the physician of today, and tomorrow, and to achieve excellence in patient care, research, education and community service.

We aim to make this happen by continuously making technological improvements in the care of patients through high-value imaging research, and by improving the quality of medical care and patient experience through innovative, quality initiatives and promotion of a customer service mentality.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide the highest quality training in diagnostic radiology for the physician of today, and tomorrow, and to achieve excellence in patient care, research, education and community service.

We aim to make this happen by continuously making technological improvements in the care of patients through high-value imaging research, and by improving the quality of medical care and patient experience through innovative, quality initiatives and promotion of a customer service mentality.

Program Director’s Welcome

We are an academic residency program as part of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System. We not only serve patients from Miami-Dade County but from all over the world, with a particularly large catchment area from the Caribbean and Central and South America. The Miami Transplant Institute, a joint program between the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital, also serves transplant patients from all over the world and gives our housestaff a broad experience in transplant pathology.

Program Director’s Welcome

We are an academic residency program as part of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System. We not only serve patients from Miami-Dade County but from all over the world, with a particularly large catchment area from the Caribbean and Central and South America. The Miami Transplant Institute, a joint program between the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital, also serves transplant patients from all over the world and gives our housestaff a broad experience in transplant pathology.

Residents get to experience different practice models, see a variety of patients and experience a large breadth of pathology with training at various rotation sites, including Jackson Memorial Hospital, a tertiary, not-for-profit hospital with more than 1,500 licensed beds, adjoined to Holtz Children’s Hospital and home to Ryder Trauma Center, the leading adult and pediatric Level I trauma center in Miami-Dade County. Training also occurs throughout various University of Miami facilities, including UHealth Tower and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as the Applebaum MRI Center and The Lennar Foundation Medical Center’s outpatient facilities. This broad experience prepares our residents for whatever future practices they join, be they academic, or private, anywhere in the U.S., or the world.

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System utilizes top quality informatics resources and imaging equipment. Jackson utilizes Cerner and UHealth uses Epic for their electronic medical records, which is largely advantageous to our trainees as they experience the two largest EMR systems in the country. Our picture archiving and communication system is Philips IntelliSpace, voice recognition is Nuance PowerScribe 360, and TeraRecon and Vital Images are available for image processing. Imaging equipment come from top-of-the-line manufacturers including Canon Medical Systems, GE Healthcare and Siemens Healthineers.

Residents are also able to take advantage of university resources, including the UM Calder Medical Library with thousands of e-books, journals and research resources, as well as an on-campus wellness center.

Our friendly and engaging faculty have academic appointments at the UM Miller School of Medicine and participate in various academic and research missions. Collectively, we pride ourselves on educating residents so that they are extremely well prepared for fellowship and practice. We are a high-volume center and emphasize a “learning by doing” approach. A daily didactic conference and sectional conferences are supplemented with our own homegrown instructional videos, some of which can be viewed on our Radiology YouTube site. We want all our housestaff to not only become world-class radiologists but to enjoy their time in residency. Radiology residency is not easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is and I am here to support our residents through the process, and am proud of our graduates’ successes when they leave aptly prepared for a wonderful career.

-Gary H. Danton, MD, PhD

Description

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System utilizes top quality informatics resources and imaging equipment. Jackson utilizes Cerner and UHealth uses Epic for their electronic medical records, which is largely advantageous to our trainees as they experience the two largest EMR systems in the country. Our picture archiving and communication system is Philips IntelliSpace, voice recognition is Nuance PowerScribe 360, and TeraRecon and Vital Images are available for image processing. Imaging equipment come from top-of-the-line manufacturers including Canon Medical Systems, GE Healthcare and Siemens Healthineers.

Residents are also able to take advantage of university resources, including the UM Calder Medical Library with thousands of e-books, journals and research resources, as well as an on-campus wellness center.

Our friendly and engaging faculty have academic appointments at the UM Miller School of Medicine and participate in various academic and research missions. Collectively, we pride ourselves on educating residents so that they are extremely well prepared for fellowship and practice. We are a high-volume center and emphasize a “learning by doing” approach. A daily didactic conference and sectional conferences are supplemented with our own homegrown instructional videos, some of which can be viewed on our Radiology YouTube site. We want all our housestaff to not only become world-class radiologists but to enjoy their time in residency. Radiology residency is not easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is and I am here to support our residents through the process, and am proud of our graduates’ successes when they leave aptly prepared for a wonderful career.

-Gary H. Danton, MD, PhD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Residents per Year?

9 to 11

Duration of Residency?

4 years

Program Highlights

Rotations at Top 3, Level I trauma center in the country

Florida’s largest neonatal intensive care unit & 1 of the overall largest units in the country

Only South Florida NCI-designated cancer center with a robust neurosurgical & oncology program

Program Curriculum

Year 1 (Internship)

PGY-1 is not included in this program but is required for matriculation. We encourage applicants to consider an internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital and we will help facilitate an interview with the Internal Medicine Program on the same date as the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program interview. Arrangements with the General Surgery Program internship are more challenging, but we do our best to accommodate interviewees.

Please notify staff that you applied for the internship program when you are granted a radiology interview. Note that we do not take into account whether or not an applicant applied to a Jackson Memorial Hospital internship when considering interview or ranking for radiology. You should do so only out of your own interest.

Years 2 – 4

Program years two through four serves to instruct residents in the proper interpretation of radiology images and to provide a reasonable differential diagnosis taking into account each patient’s clinical history. During these three years, residents rotate through various sections. Because the number of rotations and blocks differ, there are some differences between the total weeks individual residents spend on various rotations. Blocks are typically four weeks and residents can expect to complete the following number of blocks:

AIRP: 1
Body/General Imaging: 5-6
Breast Imaging: 2
Cardiac Imaging: 1
Emergency/Trauma Imaging: 6
Interventional Radiology: 2-3
Neuroimaging: 3-4
Nuclear Imaging: 3
Musculoskeletal Imaging: 4
Pediatric Radiology: 2-3
Thoracic Imaging: 4

Year 5

Residents are permitted to request a six-month, mini-fellowship for which they are given a notation on their final certificate. If a resident does not wish to apply for a mini-fellowship they may request a combination of the rotations during that six-month period that they feel would be most helpful in their career. Residents complete one block of breast imaging and one block of nuclear imaging. The remainder of time is made up of two to three blocks of emergency room trauma and rotations through two of the other sections.

Call is considered the ER trauma rotation and includes two weeks of in-house ER work during each block. The remaining two weeks of each rotation is elective time and research.

Your Faculty

Shivank Bhatia, MD
Chair, Interventional Radiology

Thiago Braga, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Radiology

Rosa P. Castillo-Acosta, MD
Section Chief, Abdominal Radiology
Oncology Clinical Service Director, University of Miami

Paul Clifford, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Radiology

Gary H. Danton, MD, PhD
Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Vice Chair, Education

Anthony Durso, MD
Associate Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

Shabbir Ezuddin, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Radiology

Steve Falcone, MD, MBA
Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program
Interim Chair, Radiology
Professor, Radiology, Neurological Surgery and Ophthalmology

Mark Foley, MD
Director, Nuclear Medicine Residency and Fellowship Program

Joel Fishman, MD, PhD
Section Chief, Thoracic Radiology

Michaelis Georgiou, PhD
Associate Professor, Radiology
Director, Basic Science, Nuclear Medicine

Juan Infante, MD
Vice Chair, Informatics

Prasoon P. Mohan, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Interventional Radiology
Director, Interventional Radiology – Independent Residency Program and Interventional Radiology – Integrated Residency Program

Felipe Munera, MD
Medical Director, University of Miami
Vice Chair, Clinical Operations

Gaurav Saigal, MD
Section Chief, Neuroradiology
Section Chief, Pediatric Radiology
Vice Chair, Finance

Yoel Siegel, MD
Director, Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship

Ty Subhawong, MD
Section Chief, Musculoskeletal Radiology

Robert Quencer, MD
Professor, Radiology

Alumni Placements Include:

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago/Northwestern University
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor University Medical Center
Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Duke University
Emory University
Georgetown University
Henry Ford Hospital
Hospital for Special Surgery
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mayo Clinic
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
UCLA
University of California
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia School of Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Various private practices

Alumni Placements Include:

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago/Northwestern University
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor University Medical Center
Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Duke University
Emory University
Georgetown University
Henry Ford Hospital
Hospital for Special Surgery
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mayo Clinic
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
UCLA
University of California
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia School of Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Various private practices