Radiologists are imaging experts with specialized knowledge in every field of medicine. They use medical imaging techniques such as X-Rays, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET), and Ultrasound.

A radiologist must understand normal anatomy, diagnostics, pathophysiology, and therapy. Radiology training includes radiation safety, how to ensure the optimal performance of radiological procedures, and image interpretation.

The radiologist provides consults for specialists daily in clinic as well as at tumor boards or other multidisciplinary conferences. Radiologists see patients of all ages. Some patients are healthy while others are undergoing screenings or investigative imaging to diagnose and find the best treatment. The radiologist’s role is continually changing as technology advances.


Diagnostic Radiology

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

Interventional Radiology

  • Length of training: 6 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: Amna Ajam, MD
  • Interventional Radiology Residency Director: Ali Rikabi, MD
  • Education Program Director: Samantha Schnitzer
  • IR/ESIR Residencies & Student Program Manager: Alexis Reynolds
  • Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Manager: Keri Nuesmeyer
  • Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Coordinator: Rebekah Kennedy
  • Fellowships Program Manager: Kristi Camp

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)
  • Nidhi Krishna, MD (Musculoskeletal Imaging)
  • Michael Luttrull, MD (Neuroradiology)
  • Mina S. Makary, MD (Vascular/Interventional Radiology)
  • Emmanuel Appiah-Kubi, MD (Nuclear Medicine)
  • Mitva Patel, MD (Breast Imaging)
  • Jun Zhang, PhD (Imaging Medical Physics)


Please reach out to our Student Program Manager, Alexis Reynolds, with any questions.