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 eleven 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 39 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.

The mission of the Department of Radiology Diagnostic Radiology Residency program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is to train highly accurate radiologists with outstanding clinical and critical thinking skills, to devise and conduct research and to provide imaging and image-guided interventional radiology procedures to serve the diverse needs and disease processes, especially malignancies, in the communities of central Ohio and beyond.

Program Aims

The aims of this program in Radiology are:

  1. To take advantage of the depth and breadth of imaging studies here at this large, tertiary care institution to become well-trained, efficient radiologists who would be valuable to any practice, whether academic or private; to assure that upon graduation the trainees would have seen/interpreted studies on the most complex and difficult patients and would be adept at interpreting such cases. The resident experience would be discernible from the ACGME case logs (measurable, ambitious, and time-bound);
  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 use the unique resources available at Ohio State in the field of AI to truly 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. (Strategic, ambitious)
  4. Given the cultural and racial diversity in Columbus, we train our residents in an environment that supports cultural awareness and recognizes impediments to accessing care. This is done primarily at our ambulatory sites (which are undergoing significant expansion). In this environment, residents have the opportunity to discuss imaging studies and any necessary follow-up and/or rationale during direct face to face interactions between residents and patients. (Inclusive, equitable). Further, the results of patient evaluations of residents, which are performed primarily in fluoroscopy studies and before and following breast imaging procedures, are reviewed and results discussed and mid-year and annual reviews.
  5. To train in an environment that supports cultural diversity amongst its faculty, trainees, and staff. As an example, amongst last year's top 50 applicants to our DR training program, just under 50% were from underserved populations. Our commitment to cultural and racial diversity are fundamental to bridging the culture gap in the field of Radiology.

Academic Experience

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has 11 residents per year for a total of 44 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. 

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 2 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


Amna Ajam, MD

Residency Program Director

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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Rebekah Kennedy

Rebekah Kennedy

Diagnostic Radiology Program Coordinator


Keri Nuesmeyer

Diagnostic Radiology Program Manager

Graduate Fellowship Placement

Graduate Fellowship Placement

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