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Meet our Residents

Residents' Commitment

Diagnostic Radiology Residents strive for excellence and professionalism in our field through education, innovation, and individualized, personable and genuinely friendly approach to every patient. 

In our department 100% of our residents took the Radiology Cares Pledge to promote: 

  • Alignment of radiology practice with patients’ needs and best interests. 
  • Optimal patient experience throughout the continuum of their radiologic care.  
  • Effective communications with patients and other healthcare providers, thus empowering patients to make informed decisions regarding their medical care. 

First Year Residents

James Gannon, M.D.


University of Toledo College of Medicine
Residency: Nuclear Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, OH.
Nuclear Medicine Physician: Roswell Park Cancer Institute


Monica Bhattacharjee, M.D.


University of Maryland School of Medicine
Transitional Year:Surgery, New York Presbyterian-Columbia


Ajinkya Desai, M.D.


Seth G.S. Medical College                   
Transitional Year: Surgery, New York Hospital, Queens


Varun Rachakonda, M.D.


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School. 
Transitional Year: Surgery, UCLA.

Second Year Residents

Nicholas Kilmer, MD


McGill University, Montreal Canada

Surgical Internship: Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Family Medicine Residency: Penn State University

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Maryland

Staff Physician/Team  Physician, Bowling Green State University

Faculty, South West Georgia Family Medicine Residency Program, Albany, GA

Asst Professor Family Medicine & Orthopaedics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.



Garrett Schneider, MD


Chemistry, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Medical school: Marshall University, Huntington, WV

St Matthew’s University, Grand Cayman

Intern year: General Surgery, Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center.



Bharath Surapaneni, MD


Medical Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH

Medical school: Case Western Reserve University

Surgical Internship: General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle.



Zachary Zhang, MD


Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX

Medical school: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Intern year: General Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern.




Third Year Residents

Katia Kaplan-List, MD


BS: Biological Sciences, Western Illinois University

MA: Linguistics and Teaching, Magnitogorsk State University, Magnitogorsk, Russia.

MD: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.

Intern Year: General Surgery, Albert Einstein, Bronx, NY.



Asha Bhatt, MD

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MD: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Intern Year: Transitional, UHS Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY



Brian Wight, MD



MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Intern Year: Transitional, UHS Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY.



Ihab Akaldious, MD



MD, University of Cairo.

Residency: Internal medicine at RGH, Rochester, NY.



Gregory Ball, MD



Computer Science and Engineering, SUNY Buffalo, NY.

PhD in Computer Science, Image processing, SUNY Buffalo, NY.

MD, SUNY Buffalo, NY.

Residency: Transitional, Tucson, AZ.



Fourth Year Residents

Zachary Liner, MD



BS Biology & Anthropology, Emory University,Atlanta, GA

MD, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA                        

Intern Year: Orthopedic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.



Manuel Rodriguez, MD, Chief resident



BS Bioengineering, University of California - Berkley, Berkeley, CA.                       

MD, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.                                           

Intern Year: Surgery, Montefiore, Bronx, NY.



Logan Dance, MD, Chief resident



BS Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.                        

MD, University of Wisconsin.

Intern Year: Transitional, Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, WA.



Howard Hsieh, MD/MBA


BS Physiology/Neurobiology & BS Decision and IT, University of Maryland.

MD, UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ.

MBA, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Intern Year: Surgery, UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ.


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Class of 2014

Aizaz Shaikh, MD, Chief resident

BA, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.

MS/MD: Rosalind Franklin University/The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL.

Intern Year: Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.

Michael Stevenson, MD, Chief resident

BS Zoology, Brigham Young University.

MD: Wake Forest University.

Intern Year: Transitional, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH.

Daniel Boyce, MD, Chief resident

BA Biology, University of Hawaii.

MS Physiology & Biophysics, Georgetown University, Georgetown, Washington, DC.

MD, University of Hawaii - Burns.

Intern Year: Transitional, University of Hawaii.

Class of 2013

Shandon Hatch, MD

BA Russian, University of Utah.

MD, St. Louis University School of Medicine.

Intern Year: Medicine, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY.

Seth Iverson, MD, Chief resident

BS Biology, Utah State University.

MD, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY.

Intern Year: Transitional, Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY.

Amit Habbu, MD/MPH, Chief resident

Masters in Public Health, University of Texas, Houston.

MD, T.N. Medical College, Maharashtra University of Health Sci., India.

Residency in Internal Medicine, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY.

Collins Chijioke, MD

BS Chemistry, UCLA.

MD, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN.

Intern Year: Transitional, University of Tennessee – Chattanooga.