Our Radiologists

Location

256 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 226-7700
(718) 667-4700

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Our Radiologists

Statement from Dr. Mark Raden, Chairman

As Chairman of the Department of Radiology, I am commited to providing world class imaging to our patients with high quality, compassionate and convenient radiology services. My goal is to make each and every visit to our facility as comfortable as possible for our patients and to provide them with personalized care.

I have recruited outstanding physicians from the top training programs in the nation. Our physicians have all received subspecialty training after residency in such areas as musculoskeletal imaging, pediatric radiology, nuclear medicine, women’s imaging, vascular and interventional radiology, and abdominal and cardiac imaging. Just as important, our radiologists remain focused on making your visit as pleasant as possible and in getting the results to you and your doctor as quickly as possible.

I look forward to being  able to provide you with the best service available and to ease any concerns you may have when visiting Verrazano Imaging.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Omar John Arnuk, MD, FACP

Neuroradiology


Dr. Arnuk is a graduate of the State University of New York / Downstate Medical Center in 1996. He then completed a four year medical residency at Staten Island University Hospital where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Arnuk acquired his Board Certification in Internal Medicine as well as fellowship into the American College of Physicians.

While working as one of Staten Island University Hospital’s first “hospitalists”, Dr. Arnuk was promoted to the position as Director of Ambulatory Medicine in 2003, where he was responsible for the outpatient training for the medical residency program. He was recognized by the Department of Health for his outstanding initiatives in improving outpatient asthma management. Also during that time, Dr. Arnuk served as Medical Director of the Coumadin Center.

In 2005, Dr. Arnuk began his radiology training as one of Staten Island University Hospital’s first radiology residents. He completed his residency in 2009 and went on to complete a fellowship in Neuroradiology at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

Dr. Arnuk is also Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology. His areas of clinical interest include head and neck imaging as well as neuroimaging manifestations of the phakomatoses.

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Sanjiv Bajaj, M.D.

Head of Ultrasound Division


After becoming board certified in 2011 and completing a fellowship in Body MRI at the prestigious Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in 2012, Dr. Sanjiv Bajaj joined the Staten Island University Hospital Department of Radiology faculty as the new head of the Ultrasound Division.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Sanjiv attended Princeton University, where he majored in English Literature. He then completed medical school at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where he achieved Alpha Omega Alpha honors in addition to multiple other awards. Dr. Bajaj completed his internship at the Baptist health systems of Alabama. His residency and Fellowship followed at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St Louis. Sanjiv has written numerous articles and presented papers on topics ranging from Ultrasound, MRI, and CT and has written numerous textbook chapters. He has also written articles on alternative medicine and ethical issues within the field.

Outside of his official duties, Sanjiv is very active in volunteering his medical services, both in his local communities and internationally. He has provided his services in regions as diverse as India, Ecuador, and Bhutan, as well as Birmingham, and St Louis. He also volunteers in nonmedical capacities and remains active in many community organizations. He has a passion for theater and has written for, acted in, and directed productions which have received national awards.

He enjoys interacting with his patients and makes himself readily available for personal consultations at Verrazano Imaging.

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Parameshwari Baladandapani, M.D.

Breast Imaging


Cerrified by the American Board of Radiology in 2009, Parameshwari Baladandapani, MBBS, MD has served as an Attending Radiologist at Staten Island University Hospital since June 2010. She completed a fellowship in Breast/Body Imaging at SUNY-Stony Brook University Hospital.

A member of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging, she received her MBBS degree from Madras Medical College, India. She then completed a medical internship at UMDNJ, Camden and her radiology residency at UMDNJ-NJMS, Newark serving as Vice President of the Residency Committee and resident representative of the Radiation Safety Committee.

Her current interests include Breast and Body/Cardiovascular Imaging and she avidly participates in resident teaching and board review. Her earlier research was in the field of Nuclear Cardiology at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia and Magnetic Resonance Imaging as well as Breast Imaging during her radiology residency at UMDNJ-NJMS, Newark. She has presented original research at various national and international meetings.

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Arnold I Brenner, D.O., M.M.M., C.P.E.

Chief of Nuclear Medicine and PET


Dr. Brenner brings decades of experience in Nuclear Medicine, teaching, research, and Medical Management and Healthcare Quality to Staten Island University Hospital. As Chief of Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography at SIUH since 2004, he developed the first PET/CT service in Staten Island.

Dr. Brenner has held prestigious positions such as Chief of Staff at United Hospitals / Children’s Hospital of NJ, and as a physician executive at the corporate level at St. Barnabas Healthcare System. He was formerly a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Radiology at UMDNJ. While performing research at Garden State Cancer Center and Center for Molecular Medicine and Immunology he successfully collaborated on a number of scientific papers. Most recently, he is collaborating with other medical specialties, such as Oncology and Urology, on a number of research projects.

After graduating from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine he trained in Internal Medicine at UMDNJ and Nuclear Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Brenner was certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine in 1979. He completed the Master in Medical Management program (MMM) at Carnegie Mellon University in 2000. He is also certified by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management (CPE), the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, and is a Fellow in the American Institute of Healthcare Quality. He has been voted to “Best Doctors in America”, “Top Doctors in NJ” and “America’s Top Physicians”.

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Salvatore Farrugia, M.D.

Pediatric Radiology


Certified by the American Board of Radiology in 1979 with CAQ in pediatric radiology, Dr. Farruggia has served as an attending radiologist at SIUH since 1998. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at Cincinatti Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Farruggia has published several articles dealing with ultrasound of infant brain, imaging osteomyelitis as well as case reports in gastrointestinal radiology.

A member of Phi Beta Kappa as well as a Magna Cum Laude graduate, he received his MD from SUNY Downstate. He completed a pediatric residency at Beth Israel Hospital, NYC and radiology residency at Nassau County Medical Center, NY.

Dr. Farrugia is highly respected by the pediatric physicians at SIUH and is actively involved in the training of radiology residents. He is currently a member of the American Roentgen Ray Society.

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Nikhil Goyal, M.D.

Cardiovascular and Chest Imaging


Certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in June 2008 and the Board of Cardiac Computed Tomography (CBCCT) in 2010, Dr. Goyal has been an attending radiologist at Staten Island University Hospital since July 2009. He completed his fellowship in Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2009.

Dr. Goyal completed a surgical internship and a diagnostic radiology residency at North Shore University Hospital. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Radiology and a member of the Radiological Society of North America.

His research interests include applications of coronary CTA (Computed Tomogrphy Angiography). He is the author of several Radiologic Society of North America educational teaching and “case of the day” exhibits as well as several ACR “case-in-point” submissions.

He also serves on committees for resident education and is a frequent lecturer in thoracic and cardiac radiology and has given oral board review at 10 institutions. Last spring Dr. Goyal was invited to give a Grand Rounds presentation on "Imaging of Surgical Repair of Congenital Heart Disease" at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Additionally Dr. Goyal manages the SIUH online radiology teaching bank, which he created in August 2009.

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Shirley Hanna, M.D.

Breast Imaging


Certified by the American Board of Radiology in 2011, Dr. Shirley Hanna joined the Staten Island University Hospital faculty in 2012 after completing her fellowship in musculoskeletal and breast imaging at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Hanna graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall University after earning several awards. She then attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School where she was a member of ΑΩΑ, the National Medical Honor Society, as well as the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Dr. Hanna completed her transitional year of residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, NY followed by her radiology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital where she was the recipient of a research award in 2009. During her fellowship training at Yale, Dr. Hanna became proficient with arthrograms as well as minimally invasive breast biopsies.

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David Hirschorn, M.D.

Director of Radiology Informatics


Dr. Hirschorn joined Staten Island University Hospital as Director of Radiology Informatics in 2003 and concurrently served as a Research Fellow in Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School for seven years. He completed a fellowship in Radiology Informatics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 2003. An RSNA Research Trainee Prize was awarded to him that year for his work on international teleradiology. Dr. Hirschorn was certified by the American Board of Radiology in 2002 after graduating from medical school, completing an internship in medicine and completing a residency in diagnostic radiology all at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He served as chief resident in his last year there. He earned his undergraduate degree in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992.

Dr. Hirschorn is a frequent lecturer and author on topics including medical image displays, mobile devices for medical imaging, teleradiology, PACS, RIS and speech recognition dictation systems. His research includes understanding the requirements for medical imaging displays in the context of an ever changing market of consumer and medically marketed displays as well as mobile devices. Dr. Hirschorn is currently writing a white paper on behalf of the American College of Radiology about the role of mobile devices for medical image display to be presented to the Food and Drug Administration. He currently serves as Chairman of the Radiology Informatics Subcommittee of the Scientific Program Committee of the Radiologic Society of North America. Dr. Hirschorn also serves on the Information Technology and Informatics Committee of the American College of Radiology, the Education Committee of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine and the editorial boards of the Journal of Digital Imaging and Diagnostic Imaging Magazine. He is also the course director of the annual New York Medical Imaging Informatics Symposium held in New York City in the Fall.

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Janice Hwang, M.D.

Neuroradiology


Dr. Hwang is a native of Hyde Park, New York. She earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University where she studied Neurobiology and Behavior and served as teaching assistant in both Biochemistry and General Biology, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2001. She then studied medicine at New York University School of Medicine where she served as teaching assistant in Physiology, earning the Homer Smith Physiology Award for excellence in Physiology. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Cabrini Medical Center – Mount Sinai School of Medicine, then joined Staten Island University Hospital as a resident in 2007, serving as Chief Resident in her final Year. After completing a fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology at New York University School of Medicine in 2012 she returned to SIUH as a member of the radiology staff, specializing in Neuroradiology.

Dr. Hwang is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. She is a member of several national medical organizations including the American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, American Society of Neuroradiology, the American Association for Women Radiologists, and the Radiologic Society of North America. She has authored electronic presentations at multiple radiology conferences.

Dr. Hwang particularly enjoys her roles in residency education and working as a team with the internists, neurologists and neurosurgeons to provide excellent medical care for Staten Island residents. She lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

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Marlena Jbara, M.D.

Section Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging


Certified by the American Board of Radiology in 2001, Dr. Marlena Jbara has served as Director of the Bone and Joint division of Radiology at Staten Island University Hospital since joining the team in 2008. In addition to overseeing all MSK imaging, she continues to be an active educator holding educational rotations for radiology, podiatric and emergency residents.

Dr. Jbara, a summa cum laude graduate of the accelerated BA-MD Program at the State University of New York, was actively recruited by Dr. Javier Beltran for his nationally recognized MRI musculoskeletal and body fellowship program. There she underwent rigorous musculoskeletal and body imaging training and became the Director of the first “New York Diagnostic Radiology Review Course”. Practicing in all radiological practices, she is experienced in providing imaging interpretation for private practice, teleradiolgy and academic medicine.

Dr. Jbara has published articles and book chapters on the shoulder, knee and ankle. Her current interests include sports related altered biomechanics, femoro-acetabular impingement and congenital/development foot and ankle disorders.

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Iakovos (James) Koutras, M.D.

Co-Section Chief, Abdominal Imaging and Emergency Radiology


Certified by the American Board of Radiology in 2008, Dr. Koutras completed his fellowship in MRI at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 2009. He joined the faculty at Staten Island University Hospital in 2009, where he was appointed Co-Chief in Abdominal Imaging and Emergency Radiology.

After graduating Cum Laude with a degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University, Dr. Koutras received his M.D. degree from New York University School of Medicine in 2003. He completed his Internship in Medicine at NYU-Bellevue Hospital in 2004 and went on to a Radiology residency at Stony Brook University Medical Center where he was appointed Chief Resident in 2008. He has also served as Assistant Clinical Professor at Stony Brook Medical Center in Stony Brook, Long Island since 2008. He is an active member of the Hellenic Medical Society of New York as well as a member of the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance.

Dr. Koutras has presented posters and abstracts at the Radiologic Society of North America annual meeting in Chicago. He has been published in a peer reviewed journal in orthopedics and has performed research on obesity at The Rockefeller University, New York. His current interests include MR enterography, Breast MR, Prostate MR, Liver and Renal MR, as well as playing an active role in resident education.

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Joseph W. Lowry, M.D.

Section Chief, Thoracic Imaging


Following his Radiology training at NYU , where he was elected Chief Resident, Dr. Lowry came to Staten Island Hospital in 1982. As continuous member of the SIUH Medical staff since that time, he has served as Assistant Director, Associate Director as well as Director of the Department of Radiology.

Dr. Lowry has developed a much deserved reputation for being proficient in many radiology disciplines, including Abdominal, Thoracic and Neuro imaging. Under the tutelage of Leonard Berliner M.D. he developed his interventional skills, performing many interventional procedures, becoming a Member of Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology in July 1989.

He was named the original MRI section chief in 1990 when MRI services first came to Staten Island. In 2007, he introduced CT Colonoscopy services to SIUH by giving a Medical Grand Rounds lecture on the subject. This CT application has proven a valuable adjunct to our GI colleagues who, on occasion, are unable to complete conventional colonoscopy procedures.

Dr. Lowry has served as the Abdominal Section Chief and has recently been named chief of Thoracic Imaging. He provides a continuous presence at the Outpatient Imaging facility (Verrazano Radiology) and is always available to our referring physicians, providing experienced consultative services.

As part of the Radiology resident education program, he provides weekly lectures to our radiology residents and has given GI and GU board review sessions over the last 3 years. He was named Radiology Attending of the Year (2008-2009) by the residents for those efforts.

Dr. Lowry received his Board Certification in 1982. He is an active member of the American College of Radiology and the American Roentgen Ray Society.

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Henry McPherson, M.D.

Ultrasound and Flouroscopy Section Chief, Flouroscopy


Certified by the American Board of Radiology in 1976, Dr. McPherson has served as an Attending Radiologist at Staten Island University Hospital since 1977. He has assumed the roles of Section Chief of Ultrasound from 1988 to 2003 and Section Chief of Fluoroscopy from 2003 to the present. He has also served as the Medical Director of the Staten Island University School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography from 1993 to 1996.

After receiving his Medical Degree from Howard University in Washington D.C., Dr. McPherson completed a one year internship and then a one year residency in Internal Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital. He completed his residency in Radiology at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City and a fellowship in ultrasound at Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. McPherson has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Radiologic Sciences and Technology Program at Downstate Medical Center from 1977 to 1992. He served on the Admissions Committee for the Mount Sinai School of Medicine from 1974 to 1975. His current interests include Ultrasound and Flouroscopy and he is actively involved in teaching these important skills to the radiology residents at SIUH.

Among all his accomplishments, Dr. McPherson is most proud that “a wonderful woman married me and we were blessed with three outstanding sons”.

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Medha Naik, M.D.

Breast Imaging


Dr. Naik joined the staff of Staten Island University Hospital as an Attending Radiologist in 2000. Board Certified in 1997, she did her Nuclear Medicine Residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital, New York and her Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey.

As an Attending Radiologist at Doctor's Hospital, Staten Island, from 1986 to 1999, Dr. Naik gained experience in all diagnostic modalities. She ultimately became the Director of Radiology, serving in that capacity until the hospital closed its doors in 1999.

Dr. Naik’s areas of expertise include Breast Imaging and Nuclear Medicine. She currently limits her practice to women’s imaging and breast interventional procedures.

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Jeremy T. Neuman, M.D.

Pediatric Radiology


Dr. Neuman is a native of New York, born and raised in Queens and Long Island. He earned his undergraduate degree from Queens College, graduating Summa Cum Laude while earning The Donald E. Kirkpatrick Award for outstanding academic achievement and admission to The Phi Beta Kappa Society. He attended medical school at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine and completed his internship at Weill Cornell - New York Hospital Queens. He first joined Staten Island University Hospital in 2006 as a radiology resident, receiving the Roentgen Resident Research Award in 2008 and serving as Chief Resident in his final year. After completing a Pediatric Radiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, he returned to SIUH as a member of the radiology staff, specializing in Pediatric Imaging.

Dr. Neuman is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology by The American Board of Radiology and is a member of The American College of Radiology (ACR) and The Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR). He has presented at multiple radiology conferences and has authored a number of publications. Imaging of children, specifically with respect to radiation dose reduction, is his area of expertise. He particularly enjoys his teaching responsibilities, giving frequent conferences to radiology residents and students.

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Devayani Patel, M.D.

Nuclear Medicine


Dr.Patel is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology with added certification of special competency in Nuclear Medicine by the American Board of Radiology. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York and is a member of the Radiological Society of North America and the American College of Radiology.

Following completion of radiology residencies at Brooklyn Hospital and Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Patel completed a fellowship in Nuclear Medicine at New York University Medical Center. She was an attending in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital for eleven years prior to joining the Radiology Department at Staten Island University Hospital in 1990.

Dr. Patel has extensive experience in Diagnostic Radiology and all aspects of Nuclear Medicine imaging and radionuclide therapy, particularly RAI 131 therapy for thyroid carcinoma and hyperthyroidism. She has special interest and experience in Positive Emission Tomography and has been a key participant in the development of the PET program at SIUH.

Dr. Patel has actively participated in the Radiology Residency program at Staten Island University Hospital since its inception in 2004. She has developed a curriculum based program designed to teach residents the basics of general radiology, achievable due to her broad scope of knowledge and experience.

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Mark Raden, M.D.

Chairman, Department of Radiology, Staten Island University Hospital

Medical Director, Verrazano Radiology

Section Chief, Neuroimaging


Dr. Raden graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and then went on to complete a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). After additional fellowship training in Neuroradiology at Montefiore Medical Center, he went on to subspecialize and receive added qualifications in Neuroradiology, and Vascular & Interventional Radiology (VIR). He joined the department in 1996.

He has previously served as section chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, also known as Image-Guided Surgery, a subspecialty of radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using image guidance. The field encompasses performing procedures such as biopsies or angiograms by minimizing physical trauma to the patient through peripheral interventional techniques.

As Section Chief of Neuroradiology, a subspecialty dealing with imaging of the brain, spine, head and neck, Dr. Raden works in close collaboration with local neurologists, neurosurgeons and ENT specialists to provide the best possible care to his patients. He runs the Neuroradiology teaching section at Staten Island University Hospital and gives numerous lectures and multidisciplinary conferences to his colleagues and resident trainees.

He is currently the Chairman of the Department and is the Medical Director of Verrazano Radiology.

Active in the local community, Dr. Raden, his wife and four children are long time Staten Islanders. He has an active interest in the health care of the local community that he lives in and serves, and looks forward to hearing about any of his patient’s concerns.

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Carolyn Raia, M.D.

Associate Chair of Radiology

Director, The Breast Imaging Center at Staten Island University Hospital

Section Chief, Breast Imaging


Board certified in 1994, Dr. Raia joined the Radiology Department at SIUH after completing a fellowship in Breast Imaging and Ultrasound at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Prior to that, she completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at St.-Luke-Roosevelt Hospital in NYC, serving as Chief Resident in her final year.

A native of Brooklyn, Dr. Raia graduated from Brooklyn College Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. While at Brooklyn College she received numerous awards, culminating in being awarded the Dr. Jonas E. Salk Scholarship for medical study. She then completed her medical training at The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Raia was appointed Section Chief of Breast Imaging at SIUH in 1997 and was instrumental in the planning, organizing and management of The Breast Imaging Center, which opened its’ doors in 2002. She has coauthored several articles that have appeared in peer reviewed journals and actively participates in the training and education radiology, surgery and ob-gyn residents at SIUH. She has been an invited speaker at local and national meetings.

Active in the community, Dr. Raia is a member of the advisory board of the Staten Island Chapter of the American Cancer Society. She has been a chair of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for the past ten years and was recently honored at the ACS Sword of Hope Ball. Her current areas of interest include all aspect of breast health and care, in particular breast cancer screening. She has over 15 years experience in minimally invasive breast biopsies, including stereotactic-, ultrasound- and MR-guided biopsies. Dr. Raia is currently working closely with leadership at SIUH in the development of the Comprehensive Breast Center.

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David Sarkany, M.D.

Residency Program Director

Abdominal and Chest Imaging


Dr. Sarkany was certified by the American Board of Radiology in 2004. He completed a Body Imaging fellowship in CT, MRI, and Ultrasound at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Sarkany has served as Attending Radiologist at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) since July 2006 and has been Clinical Assistant Professor of SUNY Downstate at SIUH since October 2007.

In June of 2009, he began to serve as the Medical Student Coordinator for the Radiology Department. His love of education can also be seen in the many lectures he provides to our Radiology residents.

At the end of his Cornell University undergraduate years, he received a Bachelor of Science with Distinction. He belonged to three college honor societies; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, and Honor Society of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell (Ho-Nun-De-Kah).

Graduating Cum Laude from SUNY Downstate Medical School in 1999, he went on to complete a one year medicine internship. During medical school, he took part in summer research, and received a special Dean’s letter for the special Physician-Patient relationships he developed during his clerkships.

He, then, completed his radiology residency at Westchester Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident in his final year. At his residency graduation, he received the Rita F. Girolamo, MD, Radiology Award for being the single resident that had best exemplified clinical, academic, and research excellence.

Dr. Sarkany is a member of multiple radiology societies including, the American Roentgen Ray Society, American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, and New York Roentgen Society

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Jonathan Scheiner, M.D.

Associate Chairman of Radiology

Section Chief, Vascular & Interventional Radiology


Certified by the American Board of Radiology in 1999, Dr. Scheiner then completed fellowship training in Vascular & Interventional Radiology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Scheiner received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Yeshiva University and his Medical Degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at Montefiore Medical Center.

Since joining Staten Island University Hospital in 2000, Dr. Scheiner has been instrumental in the development of the Vascular & Interventional Department. His major interests are in carotid stenting, endovascular repair of the abdominal and peripheral vasculature, tumor embolization, urinary tract intervention, minimally invasive image-guided biopsies and pain management.

As Associate Chairman of Radiology, Dr. Scheiner is responsible for operations, quality assurance and performance improvement. He has developed systems to accomplish computerized tracking and reporting of peer review. In addition to his involvement with resident education both at SIUH and throughout New York City, he is actively involved in research, having published several articles in scientific journals. Most recently, along with his colleagues at SIUH, Dr. Scheiner has submitted a number of abstracts to the Radiologic Society of North America, among them: “Evaluation and Treatment of Cystic Adventitial Disease of the Popliteal Artery” and “The Impact of Transitioning from Card-based Radpeer to Integrated E-Radpeer”.

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Spencer Serras, M.D.

Neuroradiology


Dr, Serras is currently an Attending Neuroradiologist at Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, New York. Dr. Serras completed his fellowship in Neuroradiology at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. He received his undergraduate and post Baccalaureate from the City College of New York and his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. He is associated with the American Society of Neuroradiology, the Radiological Society of North Amnerica and the American College of Radiology.

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Eric Trenkman, M.D.

Breast Imaging


Certified by the American College of Radiology in 2001, Dr. Trenkmann has been an Attending Radiologist at Staten Island University Hospital since 2003. After graduating as a magna cum laude James Bowdoin Scholar from Bowdoin College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics, Dr. Trenkmann received a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from Columbia University.

While working as a computer scientist for IBM, Dr. Trenkmann decided to pursue a career in medicine. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University, receiving his MD degree in 1993. He went on to complete his radiology training at Montefiore Medical Center in 2001 and completed his Breast Imaging Fellowship at New York University in 2002.

Dr. Trenkmann has author several papers that have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. His current area of interest and concentration is in Breast Imaging, including interventional breast procedures.

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Lynne Voutsinas, M.D.

Neuroradiology


Dr. Voutsinas has been an attending physician at Staten Island University Hospital since 1991. Dr. Voutsinas is a residency-trained, board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist and also holds a Certificate of Added Qualification (board certification) in Neuroradiology.

Accepted to the prestigious Sophie-Davis medical program, she received her medical degree from New York Medical College. Dr. Voutsinas did her residency at St Vincent’s Medical Center in Manhattan where she was elected to serve as chief resident for the last two years of her residency. Following the completion of a 2 year Neuroradiology Fellowship at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset New York. Additional certifications include Board certification from the American College of Physician Executives and Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology.

Dr. Voutsinas currently holds an academic appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor at Downstate Medical School. She is an active member of several national medical organizations including the American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, American Society of Neuroradiology and the Radiologic Society of North America.

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Gail Yarmish, M.D.

Co-Section Chief, Abdominal Imaging and Emergency Radiology


Certified by the American Board of Radiology in 2008, Dr. Yarmish specializes in body imaging, with particular interest in CT, MRI and PET imaging, and serves as Co-chief of ED/Body Imaging at SIUH.

A graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Yarmish completed her internship in internal medicine at SIUH, followed by residency training in diagnostic radiology at Montefiore Medical Center and fellowship in Body Imaging at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Yarmish has written and co-authored articles in several peer-reviewed radiology journals and has presented educational exhibits at several meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

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Douglas G Walled, M.D.

Cardiac MRI Imaging


Certified by the American Board of Radiology in 2011, Dr. Walled now joins Staten Island University Hospital in 2012 to help develop and expand our burgeoning cardiac imaging program. Dr. Walled completed fellowship training in Cardiac MRI recently at Yale New Haven Hospital. While at Yale, Dr. Walled also received further subspecialty training in Nuclear Medicine and Body Imaging.

Dr. Walled, originally from Cleveland, OH, came to the east coast in 2001 to attend Yale Medical School. He lived in New Haven for over 10 years, completing a combined medical and surgical internship as well as his Diagnostic Radiology residency at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Walled is a member of the Society for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance and the Society of Nuclear Medicine. He is currently interested in research regarding the imaging of cardiac motion as an indicator of underlying disease, and has a great passion for teaching residents and developing reproducible educational resources and curricula for the radiologists of tomorrow.

His specialty, Cardiac MRI imaging, involves looking at the heart in ways that previously required invasive procedures or radiation. Dr. Walled is happy to consult with patients at Verrazano.

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