About the Program

Diagnostic radiology encompasses a variety of diagnostic and image-guided therapeutic techniques, including all modalities for radiological diagnosis including nuclear radiology, diagnostic ultrasound, magnetic resonance, computed tomography and body and vascular interventional procedures. The residency program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers a quality graduate medical educational experience of adequate scope and depth in both the clinical and technical aspects of each of these modalities. Our environment encourages interchange of knowledge and experience among residents and faculty in the program and with residents and faculty in other major clinical specialties throughout the health system.

Our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program accepts five residents per year and is a four-year training program preceded by a mandatory clinical internship in either internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery or its subspecialties, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, family practice, emergency medicine or an ACGME- or equivalent accredited transitional year. Ohio State also has an accredited Interventional Radiology-Integrated Residency Program, which accepts two residents per year. Because the first three years of this program are identical to the Diagnostic Program, there will be 21 residents for the first three years (seven residents per class) rotating together through the same rotations.

Diagnostic Radiology

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Through experiential activities and exposure to leadership development opportunities, Radiology residents at Ohio State are equipped from Day 1 with the tools and experiences to become leaders both inside and outside the Medical Center.
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"One of the best parts of our program is that we can actually bring forth propositions for change and see them be implemented while we are still here.” 
- Justine Kang-Chapman, MD, Junior Chief Resident, Class of 2019
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“We are a strong knit community here at OSU – both residents and faculty. When you’re being trained by the very best in the field, it’s a great feeling to know that faculty is always there for you.” 
- Priyanka Dubé, DO, Resident, Class of 2021
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“It can be challenging at times being a radiology resident, but the faculty and staff at OSU give you everything you need to succeed and become an excellent radiologist. The case pathology is diverse and the daily lectures are exceptional. On the personal side, you have enough time outside of the hospital to recharge and have a normal social life. This will help you immensely over the four-year residency to help maintain your sanity and happiness.” 
- Cliff Raymond, MD, Resident, Class of 2021

Our Mission

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency at The Ohio State University is committed to providing a well-rounded educational experience to residents in every aspect of diagnostic radiology. The program’s primary training site is The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (including University Hospital, The Ross Heart Hospital, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, the OSU Brain and Spine Hospital ,and OSU East Hospital), with pediatric radiology training provided at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In addition, five ambulatory sites (CarePoint Gahanna, CarePoint Lewis Center, Carepoint East, The Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, the Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza, and the new Ohio State Outpatient Care New Albany) supplement the clinical experience at our inpatient sites to provide each resident with the fundamental tools for a well-rounded education in radiology.

Program Aims

The aims of this program in Radiology are:

  1. To teach residents, through progressive clinical exposure, to be highly accurate and efficient interpreters of imaging studies; furthermore, to realize their potential in each of the competencies so that by the end of the residency, each of our trainees is qualified to practice independently and at a high level without direct supervision. This is measured by the performance of our residents on board exams and In-Training exams, the completeness of their case logs, and their progression with respect to the Milestones for Radiology Residency. The outcome of our training program is also measured by the results of our survey of fellowship directors, in particular outside our own institution, who experience our trainees as fellows.
  2. To educate residents about the importance of involvement in leadership opportunities at the institutional, state, and national level. Further we encourage the trainees to understand the importance of their support of organized radiology and the necessity for advocacy for the profession through direct involvement in organizations at the local, regional, and national levels.
  3. To prepare our residents for the future of Radiology, with particular attention to AI, so that they will be leaders in the emerging landscape of a post-interpretive Radiology world.

Academic Experience

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has seven residents per year for a total of 28 residents. This is complemented by the IR residency, which accepts two residents per year, whose residents complete the same core rotations during the first three years of residency. Our residents work with approximately 70 subspecialty trained radiologists throughout their residency on their radiology rotations. The rotations are organ based and are in accordance with the separate sections of the American Board of Radiology examination.

The residency curriculum is guided by our innovative iBook based iPad curriculum. Residents are provided with an iPad at the beginning of their residency with an iBook based curriculum created by our faculty for each subspecialty rotation. For each rotation, the iBook curriculum provides a day by day didactic guide, as well as links to relevant articles and book chapters. This allows our residents to monitor their daily progress, and ensures that they cover all the relevant subspecialty topics by the end of each rotation.

Didactic lectures are held on Tuesday mornings with dedicated protected time (i.e. resident responsibilities are transferred to attendings and fellows) between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.. The didactic topics are coordinated into a prescribed 1.5 year curriculum so that each resident will be exposed to every lecture topic at least twice prior to the ABR Core Examination.

Diagnostic Radiology Residency Leadership


Mark King, MD

Residency Program Director

Associate Fellowship Program Director, Interventional Radiology
Professor of Radiology

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Amna Ajam, MD

Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Associate Professor, Neuroradiology

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Zarine Shah, MD

Zarine Shah, MD

Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Associate Professor

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Graduate Fellowship Placement

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