Residents Seeking Positions

If you would like to submit a posting regarding a residency position, please contact the APDR office via e-mail at or by phone at (630) 368-3737. All posts will remain on this page for a period of 6 months unless we are notified otherwise.


Dear Residency Program Directors,

I am a PGY-1 transitional year resident at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton, CA seeking a PGY-2/R1 diagnostic radiology position to start July 2022. 

My interest in radiology originated from the early exposure to working in engineering and medical imaging fields prior to medical school. Despite the uncertainty of in-person rotations during the height of the pandemic, my resilience has allowed me to complete several 4th-year radiology elective rotations, both virtually and in-person, at academic and community hospital settings, adding a more colorful experience to my medical training.

I graduated from an osteopathic medical school in New Mexico with honors and several awards. I have extensive research, volunteering, and leadership experiences that easily demonstrate my ability to balance many responsibilities in a team-based environment. I successfully passed USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, COMLEX Level 1, and Level 2 CE/PE on first attempt. I am a bright, hardworking individual with a strong passion for medical education and mentorship. I am eager to explore opportunities in AI and quality improvement in radiology practice. I would be honored to represent your program.

I am available and free to happily discuss my application and CV at your best convenience. Thank you for your time and consideration!


Nancy Phu, DO
PGY-1 Transitional Year
p: (408) 613 - 7620



I’m currently a US MD Grad PGY2 General Surgery resident in good standing seeking to switch into a PGY2/R1 radiology DR position. If you are accepting applications for open spots you may have, I'm able to provide letters and updated application materials.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best Regards,
Daniel Johnson MD


Dear Program Directors,

I am a December 2020 MD graduate from New York Medical College that matched into a PGY-1 Transitional Year residency at Garnet Health Medical Center starting July 2021. I am looking for PGY-2 Diagnostic Radiology positions starting in July 2022.

I have a long-standing interest in radiology, extensive radiology research experience, diverse volunteer and leadership experiences, and competitive board scores. For more information including my CV, letters of recommendation, or other application materials please email me at I appreciate your consideration and I hope to hear from you soon.

Sincere Regards,

John Paul Michaud, MD MS
Phone: (562)-252-2535


Dear Program Directors,

My name is Rahul Dey and I am a fourth year medical student at the University of Missouri-Columbia who will graduate in May 2021. I have secured a PGY-1 preliminary year position in internal medicine at AMITA-St. Joseph hospital in Chicago, and I am seeking a PGY-2/R1 position in diagnostic radiology starting in July 2022. I am passionate about radiology and I am willing to go anywhere in the country to complete my training. I have competitive board scores, excellent research experience, and great clinical grades.

Please call or email me if you would like my CV, MSPE, personal statement, and USMLE score reports. I can supply my letters of recommendation via ERAS as well. I would be grateful to talk to you over the phone or video chat to learn more about your program and a potential residency opportunity. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,

Rahul Dey, MS4
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine


Greetings Program Directors, 

My name is Chima Amadi, I  am a soon to be MD graduate from Stony Brook School of Medicine. I will be starting my PGY-1 medicine preliminary year in July 2021 at NYU Langone LI. I am looking for advanced positions in diagnostic or integrated interventional radiology programs starting July 2022. 

I have competitive board scores, extensive research, leadership and mentorship experience. Letters of recommendation, ERAS application and CV are available upon request. Feel free to contact me at


Chima Amadi MS4
Stony Brook School of Medicine


Dear Program Directors, 

I am a soon to be Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate pursuing my Transitional Year at Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital starting in July 2021. I am seeking an advanced PGY-2/R1 Diagnostic Radiology position beginning in July 2022. 

I am a dedicated applicant with extensive community service, leadership, and mentoring experiences. These include working with the American College of Radiology on the Medical Student Symposium Planning Committee as the Planning and Logistics Co-Chair for 2020-2021. I am incredibly passionate about radiology and cannot wait to see how my unique experiences can contribute to this amazing field!

Should you have any questions or want more information please do not hesitate to contact me at or by phone at 513-967-8513. Thank you for your consideration and I hope to hear from you soon! 

Thank you again, 

Katherine Stephens, MS4
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine '21


Dear program directors,

I will be starting a PGY-1 preliminary general surgery year (2021-2022) at the Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami in Florida. I am looking for an available nationwide DR R1 /PGY2 position to start in July 2022. I am a USA citizen, a foreign medical graduate, bilingual, with competitive USMLE steps scores (Step 1/ Step 2CK, and Step 3). I have USCLE in the Radiology Department, I earned four (ABD/OB-Gyn/Brst/Vasc) differents Ultrasound Licenses (APCA/ARDMS) granting me considerable experience in the Ultrasound field. I am very interested in Diagnostic Radiology and will be honored if granted me any opportunity. 

 Please feel free to contact me at if you would like to receive my CV, ERAS application, etc.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.


Yudel R. Tamayo Ronda, MD, RDMS, RVT.
Phone: (786) 468-5501


Dear Program Director,

I am currently a PGY-3 Diagnostic Radiology resident at Hemet Global Medical Center, an ACGME accredited program located in Hemet, CA. I am looking for an available R3 position that would begin in the academic year of July 2021. My desire to transfer programs relates to my husband having difficulty finding senior IT job opportunities in our current area. If given the opportunity, we would also like to move closer to family in the Midwest and South.

I have already learned so much from my program and I am very passionate about completing my education to pursue a career in Radiology. If an R3 position becomes available, we would be happy to relocate to any area in order for me to achieve that goal. I look forward to sharing my CV, board scores, medical school transcripts and letters of recommendation from my current program if you would like to learn more about me. Please contact me at for more information. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Best Regards,

Laura Rubio, DO 
PGY-3 | Radiology Residency 
Hemet Global Medical Center 


To Whom it May Concern, 

I am a soon to be MD graduate of a reputed medical school, and will be starting my PGY-1 preliminary year in July 2021. I am looking for advanced positions in diagnostic and integrated interventional radiology programs starting July 2022. 

I have a long standing interest in the field, competitive board scores, and extensive experiences in research, leadership and mentoring. For more information regarding letters of recommendation, ERAS applications and my CV feel free to contact me at

Looking forward to hearing from you

Sumaiya Salman MS4
Medical College of Wisconsin


Dear Program Directors, 

I hope you are doing well. I am working as a PGY-2 IM  resident in a 3 year Categorical IM residency program in Florida. I am very interested in pursuing a career in Diagnostic Radiology after completing IM residency in June 2022. I will not be needing a prelim year to start DR residency in July 2022. I have diverse clinical and research experience in the US including the area of AI and Machine learning.  I have competitive board scores and will provide all information including a link to my research profile on google scholar. Please donot hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

I will be highly obliged if I can interview at your program. 

Best Regards,

Muhammad Jahanzeb Khalil, MD
PGY-2 IM Resident
Phone: 407-572-6178


Dear Program Directors

I am currently a PGY-1 Internal Medicine D.O. resident at Riverside Methodist Hospital. I am looking for any available positions in radiology as  PGY2/ R1. I graduated from Michigan State University. I also have an M.PH. and some research experience. I have experience in procedures such as chest tube placements, Ultrasound guided arterial lines and Central line placements, paracentesis, and image guided thoracentesis. I have strong LOR’s from my current program director, and two Neuro radiologist. I will also be completing a Musculoskeletal radiology elective next month. I can start this year or next year. I have no location limitations. For further information including my CV, ERAS application and USMLE score reports please contact me at Thank you so much for considering my application in advance.


Theodore Welch D.O. M.P.H


Dear program directors

I am a PGY-1 preliminary general surgery resident at Westchester Medical Center in New York. I am looking for an available position as an R1 (PGY2) in Radiology to start in July 2021. I graduated from West Virginia University SOM, where I also obtained a master's in Clinical and Translational Science.

I am interested in Radiology, particularly neuro-radiology, and will like to apply for any open position. Please contact me at if you will like me to send my CV, ERAS application, and any other pertinent documents.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Ogaga Urhie MD/MS


Dear Program Directors,

My name is Steve Pham, and I am a current PGY-1 General Surgery preliminary resident at the University of Arizona Phoenix Banner University Medical Center Program. During my intern year, I was exposed to and became interested in the field of Radiology. After working with the radiologists at my institution, I have decided to pursue Radiology as a career. I am looking to apply for a PGY-2/R1 spot to start July 2021.

I graduated from A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona in May 2020. I have taken both the USMLE Step 1, 2, and COMLEX Level 1, 2, and PE. I plan on taking COMLEX Level 3 in June.

I am available to discuss my application in further detail and can provide references upon request. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Steve Pham, DO
General Surgery PGY-1
UACOMP-BUMC, (858) 829-6646


Radiology Program Directors, 

My name is Dan, and I am a former General Surgery Resident who is in the process of making a career change to Radiology. I am interested in both Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, and have completed PGY 1 and 2 in General Surgery, so I am able to take a PGY2 (R1) position at this time. I am available to start July 1, 2021. I already have all of my application materials collected, including letters of recommendation, and will email them right away if contacted about a position. I do not have any geographic restrictions/preferences, I am willing and eager to move anywhere in the USA to pursue radiology training! I have passed all 3 Step examinations with high scores on the first attempt, scored very well on my ABSITE (surgery inservice exam), and honored every class and every rotation in medical school, graduating #5/129 in my class. I believe that I would be an excellent addition to any radiology program, and would be very grateful for the opportunity to interview with you. Thank you for your consideration,

H. Dan Derbes, MD

(C) 757-309-3093


To whom it may concern:

I am interested in an R1 Diagnostic Radiology Residency position, to begin July 2021 or 2022. Currently I am the Chief Resident of the Nuclear Medicine Residency Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY, with an expected graduation date of June 2021. It is my foremost goal to become board certified in both Nuclear Medicine and Radiology.

Briefly, I was born and raised in Idaho, attended medical school at Pacific Northwest University in Washington state (graduating May 2017), and I completed a transitional year internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Altoona campus, in 2018. I passed COMLEX Levels 1, 2 CE and PE, and 3.

During my Nuclear Medicine training, I have engaged in numerous research projects within the department. I have presented multiple posters, educational exhibits, and oral presentations at many radiological conferences including RSNA and ARRS. I have also been fortunate enough to train at a hospital that is at the forefront of novel Nuclear Medicine therapies in the United States. I have been privileged enough to learn from some of the brightest minds in Nuclear Medicine and Radiology during my time at Mount Sinai and I now wish to continue my Radiology training.

I can send you copies of my CV, medical school transcript, MSPE letter, board scores, and letters of recommendation at your request.

Anthony Hafez, D.O.


Dear Program Directors, 

My name is Mohamad Asfour and I am a 4th-year medical student out of LECOM in Bradenton who will be beginning my Transitional Year at HCA /USF Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL. I am seeking a PGY-2/R1 position for July 2022. 

My passion for radiology has been brewing for a long time. In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was able to get some extremely valuable impressions of the field. Radiologists are extremely essential as they must be well-versed in all areas of medicine and be able to convey treatment options to nearly every specialty. For these reasons and many more, I feel radiology is the only specialty for me. 

I am an extremely hardworking and determined individual that will prove to be a great asset to your program. Despite many hurdles, I have competitive USMLE scores, multiple publications and presentations, and am even working on a Master's degree at the same time. 

I am available to discuss my CV/application in further detail at any time. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Mohamad Abed Asfour
Incoming PGY-1, Transitional Year Oak Hill Hospital

Cell: (727)-460-9117


To Whom It May Concern,

I am currently a PGY-1 Surgical preliminary intern at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I am looking for any available positions as an R1 in Radiology. I graduated from University of Nevada, Reno and have competitive board scores. I also a did a dedicated research year during medical school.

I am really interested in Radiology as a career and I would like to apply for a radiology residency to start in July 2021. I have no location limitations. For further information including my CV, ERAS application and USMLE score reports please contact me at Thank you so much for considering my request and I look forward to hearing from you.

Shanthan Challa, MD


Dear Program Directors,

I have completed 3 years of Diagnostic Radiology Residency (R4). Due to unsolved issues regarding my program curriculum, the specific radiology track has been closed. I am now looking for a vacancy in any training year (R1-4) starting in July 2021 or July 2022. I have a great CV with strong LORs. Please let me know if your program has any current or potential radiology positions available with the July 2021 or July 2022 start date. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Sara Lami, MD. MPH
(646) 730-2161


Dear Program Directors

This is Omar Itani, a PGY1 preliminary surgery intern at Mayo Clinic Rochester. I am looking for a PGY2/R1 position in diagnostic or interventional radiology for July 2021.

I graduated in May 2020 from the American University of Beirut Medical school in the top quartile of my class. I have competitive scores on my USMLE exams. My research in the field of vascular surgery has been published in several peer reviewed journals and global conferences.

I also have significant clinical experience in the US. I did two clinical rotations in the US as a fourth year student at Emory University and Mayo Clinic Rochester and I am currently doing a preliminary year in surgery at Mayo.

Radiology is a very exciting career I feel I can certainly excel in.

I am able to provide any documents you request.

Thank you

Omar Itani, MD


To whom it may concern,

My name is Kevin Sairafian, I completed a general surgery PGY-1 in good standing and have since resigned and decided to go into radiology. I am seeking an R1 position starting July 2021. I graduated from CWRU school of medicine and have completed Steps 1, 2CK and CS, and Step 3. I scored in the top 15% on my in-service surgery exam. For letters of recommendation, summative assessments, or a full CV please email me at Thank you for your time and consideration.

Kevin Sairafian, MD


A PGY 1 resident in General Surgery looking for a PGY2 spot in radiology/ radiation oncology. Won PAGNY award in 2019 for being the best resident. Have a lot of publications in various national & international journals. 

Thank you. 

Warm regards,