Department of Radiology

2016 Chief Residents: Mark Sellmyer, MD, PhD; Geraldine Liao, MD; Howard Chen, MD
2016 Chief Residents: Mark Sellmyer, MD, PhD; Geraldine Liao, MD; Howard Chen, MD

First Year Residents

HUP First Year Residents

Harrison Bai, MD

Harrison

Birthplace:> Beijing, China
Hometown: Beijing, China
College: Yale
Medical School: Yale
Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, running, swimming
Research Interests: Clinical research, radiogenomics
Interesting Fact: I took Latin in high school and jumped from I to AP.

Bryan Chang, MD, PhD

Bryan Chang, MD, PhD

Birthplace: Albany, GA
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
College: Vanderbilt
Medical School: Emory
Graduate School: Harvard
Internship: Emory
Hobbies/Interests: Anything that involves being active and outside
Research Interests: Neuro
Interesting Fact: I grew up fishing all the time and plan on fishing the Schuylkill River regularly!

Stacey Elangovan, MD

Stacey Elangovan, MD

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, MI
Hometown: Wilmington, NC
College: University of Chicago
Medical School: Duke
Internship: University of Cincinnati
Hobbies/Interests: I love music and sang acappella in college and medical school, I like to read for pleasure, I enjoy bar trivia, and I love roller coasters. I also enjoy watching and playing cricket, although I'm much better at watching than at playing.
Research Interests: Clinical
Interesting Fact: I know how to beatbox.

Eleanor Gillis, MD

Eleanor Gillis, MD

Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Hometown: Newtown Square, PA
College: West Point
Medical School: The Commonwealth Medical College
Internship: Lankenau Hospital
Hobbies/Interests: Running, reading, going to concerts, baking, rock climbing, trying out great mom-and-pop restaurants
Research Interests: Medical education, global health
Interesting Fact: One of my lifetime goals is to run a marathon on each continent.

Anthony Guzman, MD

Anthony Guzman, MD

Birthplace: Schenectady, NY
Hometown: Glenville, NY
College: Dartmouth
Medical School: UPenn
Internship: Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: Fitness, Squash, Bartending, Adventurous cuisine, Current events, Travel, the beach
Research Interests: IR
Interesting Fact: I was on ESPN for the National Spelling Bee in middle school.

Neil Harrison, MD

Neil Harrison, MD

Birthplace: Kyoto, Japan
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
College: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Internship: Pennsylvania Hospital
Hobbies/Interests: Playing/watching sports, fantasy football, food
Interesting Fact: Worked for 3 years as an engineer for a medical device company prior to medical school

Andrew Kozlov, MD

Andrew Kozlov, MD

Birthplace: St. Petersburg, FL
Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
College: Northwestern
Medical School: Northwestern
Internship: Saint Francis Hospital (Evanston IL)
Hobbies/Interests: Alpine skiing, ice hockey, travel, food, indie music, going to museums, humor, watching TV more often than I should, reading a book when I have the chance
Research Interests: Mammography or Vascular interventional
Interesting Fact: Despite the Russian surname, the St Petersburg I call home is in Florida. However, I have been playing ice hockey since I was a small child to make up for this.

Dennis Kwon, MD

Dennis Kwon, MD

Birthplace: Queens, NY
Hometown: Closter, NJ
College: Cornell University
Medical School: Brown University
Internship: Montefiore, New Rochelle
Hobbies/Interests: NY sports (Knicks, Giants, Yankees), smooth cup of coffee, learning to play guitar, cooking (albeit poorly)
Research Interests: Open to everything. Medical device innovation.
Interesting Fact: Between college and medical school, I spent time traveling through Togo, Africa.

Brian Park, MD

Brian Park, MD

Birthplace: Rockford, IL
Hometown: Rockford, IL
Undergraduate: Swarthmore
Graduate School: Stanford
Medical School: NYU
Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, basketball, golf, snowboarding
Research Interests: Image processing, hardware development, open to everything
Interesting Fact: I helped design the Microsoft Xbox 360 processor.

Jeffrey Rudie, MD, PhD

Jeffrey Rudie, MD, PhD

Birthplace: San Diego, CA
Hometown: San Diego, CA
College: Washington University
Medical School: UCLA
Internship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, Hiking, Traveling, Photography, Running, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Scuba Diving, National Parks
Research Interests: Resting-State Functional MRI, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Neuroimaging Genetics, Machine Learning, Psychiatric Diseases, Autism, Development
Interesting Fact: I have been scuba diving since I was twelve years old and I once caught an eight pound lobster!

Amol Shah, MD

Amol Shah, MD

Birthplace: Hayward, CA
Hometown: Fremont, CA
College: UC San Diego
Medical School: UC San Diego
Internship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: Basketball (go Warriors), football (go 49ers), board games, television, international travel, slick deals, anything tech
Research Interests: Open to everything
Interesting Fact: My friends and I were once attacked by a taxi gang in Vietnam after disputing an overpriced fare earlier that night.

Mike Sheng, MD

Mike Sheng, MD

Birthplace: Henan, China
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
College: Johns Hopkins
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Internship: Thomas Jefferson
Hobbies/Interests: Guitar, music, food, running around outside
Research Interests: Open to anything and everything
Interesting Fact: I play the saxophone and used to be part of a jazz band!

Mikhail Silk, MD

Mikhail Silk, MD

Birthplace: Buffalo, NY
Hometown: Troy, NY
College: Boston College
Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Internship: SUNY Downstate
Hobbies/Interests: Rock climbing, frisbee golf
Research Interests: Interventional Oncology, new ablation modalities, improving outcomes after local regional therapy
Interesting Fact: Lived and worked in Japan for a year, amazing country equally amazing adventures.

Second Year Residents

HUP Second Year Residents

Azadeh Elmi, MD

Azadeh Elmi, MD

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Hometown: Tehran, Iran
College: Tehran University
Medical School: Tehran University of Medical School
Internship: Yale-Griffin Hospital
Hobbies/Interests: Kayaking, baking, cooking and recipe enhancement, fitness, mountain climbing and travel
Research Interests: Oncology imaging, Molecular imaging, Contrast agent development

Samuel Crayton, MD, PhD

Samuel Crayton, MD, PhD

Birthplace: Tallahassee, FL
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
College: Yale University
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia
Hobbies/Interests: Travel, antiquities, futures and options investing
Research Interests: Development of nanomaterials for use as contrast agents
Interesting Fact: I have both flown and jumped out of a plane.

Chris Duncan, MD

Chris Duncan, MD

Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Hometown: Brant Beach, NJ
College: Hillsdale College
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Internship: Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City
Hobbies/Interests: Snowboarding, surfing, kiteboarding, playing guitar, and homebrewing. Interests include global health, sustainable medicine, radiology in the developing world, and novel low cost imaging techniques coupled with treatment algorithms
Research Interests: Global health, teleradiology, breast radiology, interventional radiology
Interesting Fact: I was a part-time kiteboarding instructor for nine years.

Peiman Habibollahi, MD

Peiman Habibollahi, MD

Birthplace: Tabriz, Iran
Hometown: Tabriz, Iran
College: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, sports (especially soccer), cooking, spending time with family and friends
Research Interests: IR, diagnostic and interventional applications of optical targeted agents, molecular imaging of tumor microenvironment

Katrina Korhonen, MD

Katrina Korhonen, MD

Birthplace: Houston, TX
Hometown: Houston, TX
College: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Internship: Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, baking, trying new restaurants, red wine, traveling, trying to learn as many languages as possible, anything that involves the beach
Research Interests: Undecided
Interesting Fact: My father is from Finland, and my mother is from Lebanon...which basically means that I'm an expert on hummus, tabbouli, and salmon (all of which are usually served together on one plate at dinnertime in my family).

Christopher McGinn, MD

Christopher McGinn, MD

Birthplace: Doylestown, PA
Hometown: Doylestown, PA
College: Lehigh University
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Hobbies/Interests: Philly sports, basketball, caffeinated beverages, new restaurants and live music, spending time with family and friends
Research Interests: Open to everything

Helen Paik, MD

Helen Paik, MD

Birthplace: Elkins Park, PA
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
College: Towson University
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia
Hobbies/Interests: Eating delicious food, The Container Store, beautiful beaches, IPAs, balcony gardening
Research Interests: IR, interdisciplinary communications
Interesting Fact: For the last 10 years I've cooked Thanksgiving dinner for my family. The family keeps growing — last year we had 22!

Akash Patel, MD

Akash Patel, MD

Birthplace: Secaucus, NJ
Hometown: Jamison, PA
College: Drexel University
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Internship: Abington Memorial Hospital
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, running, fantasy football, philosophy, movies, documentaries, and trying new restaurants
Research Interests: Biomedical engineering, open to everything
Interesting Fact: I broke my high school 5000m record.

Andreas Rauschecker, MD, PhD

Andreas Rauschecker, MD, PhD

Birthplace: Tübingen, Germany
Hometown: Poolesville, MD
College: Georgetown
Medical School: Stanford
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia
Hobbies/Interests: Travel & travel photography, hockey, hiking, skiing
Research Interests: Neuroscience/Neuroimaging
Interesting Fact: I once spent a month in a little country called Lesotho.

Chintan Shah, MD

Chintan Shah, MD

Birthplace: North York, Ontario, Canada
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
College: University of Toledo
Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Internship: Cleveland Clinic
Hobbies/Interests: Settlers of Catan, Game of Thrones, Indian cultural dancing, reading books (fiction & non-fiction), basketball (bitter Cavaliers fan), good food, computers, programming, being a techie
Research Interests: Functional neuroimaging, image processing and analysis
Interesting Fact: My wife and I built a free-standing and collapsible photo booth wall for our wedding. It was a big hit once our guests figured out it could be used and not just looked at!

Benjamin Shin, MD

Benjamin Shin, MD

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Hometown: Northern Virginia
College: Cornell University
Medical School: Cornell University
Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, reading
Research Interests: Interventional Oncology

Samantha Zuckerman, MD

Samantha Zuckerman, MD

Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
College: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking/CSAs, scrabble, trivia, traveling, bike riding and spinning
Research Interests: Breast imaging, dose reduction, bioethics

Third Year Residents

HUP Third Year Residents

Howard Chen, MD

Howard Chen, MD

Birthplace: Tainan City, Taiwan
Hometown: Augusta, GA
College: Duke University
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Internship: Temple University Hospital
Hobbies/Interests: Reading a good book. Brewing an invigorating cup of afternoon coffee. Eating succulent food - lots of it. Listening to music with - according to Pandora - "vocal-centric aesthetics, acoustic sonority, and a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin' " (which is probably just a fancy way to say Coldplay, Secondhand Serenade, and Train).
Research Interests: Systems biology, radiology econimics, informatics
Interesting Fact: Naturally left-handed, as a kid my grandmother forced me to learn to write with my right hand. Today I have the handwriting of an angry cat and suspect it might be why The Joint Commissionhas an ever-expanding "do not use" list of medical short-hands.
Track: Clinical

James Chen, MD

James Chen, MD

Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Hometown: Cheshire, CT
College: University of Connecticut
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Internship: Johns Hopkins / Sinai Hospital
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, piano, basketball, tech blogs, graphic and web design
Research Interests: Neurovascular diseases, neuro and body interventional radiology
Interesting Fact: Have been taking sushi making courses with my fiance, working on making the perfect maki roll
Track: Clinical

Yin Jie Chen, MD

Yin Jie Chen, MD

Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA
College: University of Virginia
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Internship: Christiana Care Health System, DE
Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, cooking, trying out new restaurants with my wife, spending time with family, manga
Research Interests: Molecular imaging of neurodegenerative disease using both neuroimaging and nuclear medicine methodologies
Interesting Fact: According to my birth name, my first name technically should be spelled as "Ying". However, when I immigrated over to the United States at age of 10, both my passport and my green card somehow spelled it as "Yin". I didn't even realize this until when I naturalized into a US citizen at age of 18. So that's the story about how I lost the "-g" in my first name.
Track: Clinical

Edward Fenlon, MD

Edward Fenlon, MD

Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Hometown: Ardmore, PA
College: Georgetown University
Medical School: Georgetown University
Internship: Flushing Hospital Medical Center, NY
Hobbies/Interests: Broadway musicals, photography, Apple computers, listening to music, spicy food, craft beer, Georgetown basketball
Research Interests: Neuroradiology, Pediatric Radiology
Track: Clinical

Brian Ju, MD

Brian Ju, MD

Birthplace: NJ
Hometown: Houston, TX
College: Yale
Medical School: Yale
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, cooking, photography, restaurants
Research Interests: Open to everything at this stage
Track: Clinical

Geraldine Liao, MD

Geraldine Liao, MD

Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Hometown: Irvine, CA
College: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking and baking, trying new restaurants, hiking, traveling, music, spending time with my family!
Track: Clinical

Paul Niziolek, MD, PhD

Paul Niziolek, MD, PhD

Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
College: Purdue University
Medical School: Indiana University
Internship: St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis, IN
Hobbies/Interests: Astronomy, model rocketry, space flight, Rush (the band), skiing, DIY home improvement, toddler wrangling
Research Interests: Osteoporosis, musculoskeletal imaging
Interesting Fact: As an engineering intern, I did the initial design of the alignment hardware parts for the Mars Exploration Rovers' pyramid lander structure (though these were ground based parts and not flight components).
Track: Clinical

Mark Sellmyer, MD, PhD

Mark Sellmyer, MD, PhD

Birthplace: Lincoln, Ne
Hometown: Lincoln, Ne
College: MIT
Medical School: Stanford
Internship: Kaiser Permenente Santa Clara
Hobbies/Interests: Playing basketball and tennis, current affairs, BBQing, and spending time with my friends and family
Research Interests: Chemical and Systems Biology, Molecular Imaging
Interesting Fact: I once sang in an acapella group called the Logarhythms (guess which school)
Track: Research

Shuai Wan, MD

Shuai Wan, MD

Birthplace: China
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
College: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Stanford
Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA
Hobbies/Interests: Snowboarding, photography, craft beer, key lime pie
Research Interests: Health economics, imaging informatics, patient safety, quality improvement
Interesting Fact: I arrived in the US speaking only Chinese and Dutch; I went to medical school after studying and working in business; the perpetual theme -- awkward!
Track: Research

Joe Wildenberg, MD, PhD

Joe Wildenberg, MD, PhD

Birthplace: Eau Claire, WI
Hometown: Eau Claire, WI
College: University of Wisconsin
Medical School: University of Wisconsin
Internship: Legacy Health, Portland, OR
Hobbies/Interests: Golf, DIY home renovation, mountain biking, international travel
Research Interests: Functional neuroimaging, imaging the brainstem, high resolution MRI
Interesting Fact: I have traveled to every continent except Antarctica (and hope to visit there soon)!
Track: Research

Fourth Year Residents

HUP Fourth Year Residents

Amy Chudgar, MD

Amy Chudgar, MD

Birthplace: Augusta, GA
Hometown: Augusta, GA
College: University of Georgia
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Internship: Carolinas Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: Running, listening to music, playing piano, baking desserts, traveling, watching movies, shopping, spending time on the water
Research Interests: Systems biology, radiology econimics, informatics

Jamal Derakhshan, MD, PhD

Jamal Derakhshan, MD, PhD

Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
College: West Virginia University
Medical School: Case Western Reserve MSTP
Internship: University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: Bicycling, racquetball, running, swimming, travel, violin, weightlifting
Research: MRI physics and pulse sequence development

Michael Hsu, MD

Michael Hsu, MD

Birthplace: Richmond, VA
Hometown: Midlothian, VA
College: University of Virginia
Medical School: Georgetown
Internship: Washington Hospital Center
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer (playing and watching), skiing, traveling, listening to oldies, food
Research: IR

Jillian Lazor, MD

Jillian Lazor, MD

Birthplace: San Antonio, TX
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
College: Harvard University
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
Internship: University of Texas-Southwestern, Austin
Hobbies/Interests: Music, guitar, running, dance, cooking, art

Mindy Yang Licurse, MD

Mindy Yang Licurse, MD

Birthplace: Seattle, WA
Hometown: Seattle, WA
College: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia
Hobbies/Interests: Food, listening to and playing music, baking scrumptious things, BYOBs, puppies, running, exploring new cultures, being a baseball/tennis/basketball fan

Phil Mulugeta, MD

Phil Mulugeta, MD

Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
College: Vassar College
Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Internship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Hobbies/Interests: Cheering for the English Premier League (soccer), trying new recipes and wines, running and NPR
Research: Cardiovascular imaging, especially in risk stratification of ACS or revascularization strategies

Austin Pantel, MD

Austin Pantel, MD

Birthplace: Middletown, NY
Hometown: South Fallsburg, NY
College: Cornell University
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Internship: Pennsylvania Hospital
Hobbies/Interests: Alpine skiing and racing, Major League Baseball
Research: Immunology, vaccine science

Darshan Patel, MD

Darshan Patel, MD

Birthplace: Columbus, OH
Hometown: Columbus, OH
College: Duke University
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, traveling, eating, 80's music, Duke basketball, Ohio State football

Jennifer Rowland, MD

Jennifer Rowland, MD

Birthplace: Santa Monica, CA
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
College: Stanford University
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Internship: Christiana Care
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, running
Research: Breast Cancer, Women's Health

Jeff Ware, MD

Jeff Ware, MD

Birthplace: Syracuse, NY
Hometown: Marcellus, NY
College: Syracuse University
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Internship: St. Vincent's Medical Center, Transitional Year
Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, weight-lifting, rugby, golf, college basketball/football, wine-tasting, politics
Research: Neuroscience imaging/fMRI, other advanced neuroimaging techniques, imaging of psychiatric disease

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