Research and Scholarly Activity

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program strongly supports the active participation by residents and faculty in all types of scholarly activity and service to radiology. Residents who are the first author on projects accepted for presentation by peer-review receive financial support for travel for their first project; additional projects are supported if they also lead to publication in the peer-review literature. Additional PTO days are granted to those residents who are the first author on publications in the peer-review literature.

Our faculty and residents are also active in professional service.  Dr. Diane Strollo and Dr. Jeffrey Mueller are part of the American Board of Radiology certifying committee for the American Board of Radiology.  Dr. Diane Strollo is also a part of RSNA Refresher Course Committee.  Several of our faculty members including Drs. Diane Strollo, Jeffrey Mueller, Timothy Mickus, and Bethany Casagranda have been invited lecturers for RSNA.  Drs. Matthew Hartman, Paul Klepchick and Michael Spearman serve the American College of Radiology in a variety of posts including the ACR Appropriateness Criteria, which develops guidelines for the appropriate use of imaging. Drs. Bethany Casagranda, Matthew Hartman, Paul Klepchick, Timothy Mickus, Jeffrey Mueller,  Michael Goldberg, Warren Chang, Charles Li, Alisa Sumkin and Matthew Miller have all volunteered their time and expertise to their various subspecialty societies on educational and scientific
committees.  Dr. Matthew Miller developed a webinar series with the Society of Breast Imaging which covers a wide variety of topics dealing with breast health. Dr. Michael Spearman is a past president of the Pennsylvania Society of Radiology.

All residents have the opportunity to help with medical student teaching, and our courses get some of the highest reviews from the graduating medical students. Matthew Hartman developed the AMSER Case of the Month and AMSER Rad Path Case of the Month which many of faculty and residents have helped to mentor our medical students publish online cases.  Drs. Kyle Cothron and William Peterson serve as editors for this endeavor.

We are proud that a number of residents have been selected to participate in the Introduction to Academic Radiology Program, cosponsored by the Radiological Society of North America, the Association of University Radiologists, and the American Roentgen Ray Society. This program is held annually, and there are only 80 residents invited to participate from across the nation.