Radiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries using medical imaging techniques, such as X-Rays, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), and Ultrasound.

Radiological procedures are medically prescribed and should only be conducted by appropriately trained and certified physicians under medically necessary circumstances. Radiologist physicians have four to six years of unique, specific, post–medical school training that includes radiation safety and ensure the optimal performance of radiological procedures and interpretation of medical images. The radiologist’s role is continually changing as technology advances. More opportunities for interventional procedures are on the horizon as well as improved diagnostic processes. This information was adapted from the American College of Radiology website.


  • Length of training: 5 years (including a PGY-1 year)
  • Match: NRMP
  • Application service: ERAS

Ohio State Department of Radiology

  • Department Chair: Pari Pandharipande, MD, MPH
  • Vice Chair of Education: Edwin Donnelly, MD, PhD
  • Diagnostic Radiology Residency Director: Mark King, MD
  • Interventional Radiology Residency Director: Ali Rikabi, MD
  • Education Program Director: Samantha Schnitzer
  • Fellowships & Student Program Manager: Matthew C. Lang
  • Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Manager: Keri Nuesmeyer
  • Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Coordinator: Rebekah Kennedy
  • Interventional Radiology Residency Program Manager: Alexis Reynolds

Learn more about the Department of Radiology

Specialty Champions

  • Alyssa Cubbison, DO (Breast Imaging)
  • Edwin Donnelly, MD, PhD (Chest Imaging)
  • Kristin Foley, MD (Abdominal Imaging)
  • C. Alexander Grieco, MD (Abdominal Imaging)
  • Mark King, MD (Chest Imaging)
  • Nidhi Krishna, MD (Musculoskeletal Imaging)
  • Michael Luttrull, MD (Neuroradiology)
  • Mina S. Makary, MD (Vascular/Interventional Radiology)
  • Mona Natwa, MD (Nuclear Medicine)
  • Mitva Patel, MD (Breast Imaging)
  • Jun Zhang, PhD (Imaging Medical Physics)


Please reach out to our Student Education Manger, Matthew C. Lang, with any questions.