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​Resident Awards and Honors


2020 Awards & Honors

  • 2020 RSNA Annual Meeting RadioGraphics Resident Subspecialty Review Panel Member - Alexandra (Ola) Besser, MD, PhD
  • 2020 Radiology In Training Editorial Board Member - Adam Searleman, MD, PhD
  • 2020 DOD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Idea Award with Special Focus (co-authored grant) - Christine Boone, MD, PhD
  • 2020 SIR Foundation Pilot Research Grant - Christine Boone, MD, PhD
  • 2020 RSNA Research Resident/Fellow Grant - Brian Hurt, MD
  • 2020 RSNA Research Resident/Fellow Grant - Julie An, MD
  • 2020 UC San Diego Resident Physician Council Seed Grant - Adam Robinson, MD
  • 2020 UC San Diego George Leopold Award for Exceptional Radiology Education - Amy Maduram, MD and Lindsey Negrete, MD
  • 2020 UC San Diego Elliot C. Lasser Award for Excellence in Research - Zachary Berman, MD
  • 2020 UC San Diego John R. Amberg Award for Clinical Excellence - Raymond Melikian, MD
  • 2020 UC San Diego Imaging Services Outstanding Resident of the Year Award - Amy Maduram, MD 

2019 Awards & Honors

  • 2019 RSNA Research Resident/Fellow Grant - Tyler Mandt, MD
  • 2019 AUR/RSNA Introductory to Academic Medicine Award- Tara Retson, MD, PhD
  • 2019 ACR AUR Research Scholarship - Soudabeh Fazeli Dehkordy, MD, MPH

2018 Awards & Honors

  • 2018 AUR/RSNA Introductory to Academic Medicine Award- Cheng William Hong, MD
  • 2018 RSNA Research Resident/Fellow Grant - Tara Retson, MD, PhD
  • 2018 RSNA Research Resident/Fellow Grant - Kang Wang, MD, PhD
  • 2018 RSNA Research Resident/Fellow Grant - Ghiam Yamin, MD, PhD
  • 2018 RSNA Research Trainee Prize - Soudabeh Fazeli Dehkordy, MD, MPH
  • 2018 ARRS President's Award - Tara Retson, MD, PhD

2017 Awards & Honors

  • 2017 RSNA Research Resident/Fellow Grant - Cheng William Hong, MD
  • 2017 RSNA Research Resident/Fellow Grant - Soudabeh Fazeli Dehkordy, MD, MPH
  • 2017 SAR Alexander R. Margoulis Award  - Soudabeh Fazeli Dehkordy, MD, MPH
  • 2017 RSNA Roentgen Resident Research Award- Chris Malone, MD

Recent Resident Publications

Pediatric appendiceal ultrasound: maintaining accuracy, increasing determinacy and improving clinical outcomes following the introduction of a standardized reporting template.
Unsdorfer KML, An JY, Binkovitz LA.Pediatr Radiol. 2020 Sep 9. doi: 10.1007/s00247-020-04820-z. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32902698
The false-negative rate of mammography should be calculated in the 1st and 2nd year following a benign screening mammogram.
Eghtedari M, Al-Shamrani A, Shojaeiadib N, Yamin G, Ojeda-Fournier H.Breast J. 2020 Aug 20. doi: 10.1111/tbj.14020. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32815210 No abstract available.
Clinical Performance and Role of Expert Supervision of Deep Learning for Cardiac Ventricular Volumetry: A Validation Study.
Retson TA, Masutani EM, Golden D, Hsiao A.Radiol Artif Intell. 2020 Jul 8;2(4):e190064. doi: 10.1148/ryai.2020190064.PMID: 32797119 
Volumetric imaging of myelin in vivo using 3D inversion recovery-prepared ultrashort echo time cones magnetic resonance imaging.
Ma YJ, Searleman AC, Jang H, Fan SJ, Wong J, Xue Y, Cai Z, Chang EY, Corey-Bloom J, Du J.NMR Biomed. 2020 Oct;33(10):e4326. doi: 10.1002/nbm.4326. Epub 2020 Jul 20.PMID: 32691472
Posttraumatic subarachnoid fat embolism: Case presentation and literature review.
Chaturvedi R, Williams A, Farid N, Retson T, Smitaman E.Clin Imaging. 2020 Jun 20;68:121-123. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2020.06.035. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32592972
Case 279: Central-Variant Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome.
Abraham P, Longardner K, Chen P, Huisa B, Handwerker J.Radiology. 2020 Jul;296(1):239-243. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2020181547.PMID: 32539624
Inversion recovery zero echo time (IR-ZTE) imaging for direct myelin detection in human brain: a feasibility study.
Jang H, Carl M, Ma Y, Searleman AC, Jerban S, Chang EY, Corey-Bloom J, Du J.Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2020 May;10(5):895-906. doi: 10.21037/qims.2020.04.13.PMID: 32489915 
Manubrial pseudolesion: a secondary sign of thoracic outlet syndrome.
Shroads MR, Weihe E, Smitaman E.Clin Imaging. 2020 Oct;66:98-100. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2020.05.015. Epub 2020 May 16.PMID: 32464509
Osteochondroma of the temporal styloid process: a common disease in a rare but vulnerable location.
Chaturvedi R, Lin GY, Wang W, Smitaman E.Clin Imaging. 2020 Sep;65:5-7. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2020.04.011. Epub 2020 Apr 19.PMID: 32344289
Folic acid rescues corticosteroid-induced vertebral malformations in chick embryos through targeting TGF-β signaling.
Cai H, Lin L, Wang G, Berman Z, Yang X, Cheng X.J Cell Physiol. 2020 Apr 23. doi: 10.1002/jcp.29707. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32324263
Authorship growth in contemporary medical literature.
An JY, Marchalik RJ, Sherrer RL, Baiocco JA, Rais-Bahrami S.SAGE Open Med. 2020 Mar 30;8:2050312120915399. doi: 10.1177/2050312120915399. eCollection 2020.PMID: 32284863 
Association of chemosensory dysfunction and COVID-19 in patients presenting with influenza-like symptoms.
Yan CH, Faraji F, Prajapati DP, Boone CE, DeConde AS.Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2020 Jul;10(7):806-813. doi: 10.1002/alr.22579. Epub 2020 Jun 1.PMID: 32279441 
Dysbacteriosis-Derived Lipopolysaccharide Causes Embryonic Osteopenia through Retinoic-Acid-Regulated DLX5 Expression.
You L, Zhu L, Li PZ, Wang G, Cai H, Song J, Long D, Berman Z, Lin L, Cheng X, Yang X.Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Apr 4;21(7):2518. doi: 10.3390/ijms21072518.PMID: 32260461 
Deep Learning Localization of Pneumonia: 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak.
Hurt B, Kligerman S, Hsiao A.J Thorac Imaging. 2020 May;35(3):W87-W89. doi: 10.1097/RTI.0000000000000512.PMID: 32205822  No abstract available.
Augmenting Interpretation of Chest Radiographs With Deep Learning Probability Maps.
Hurt B, Yen A, Kligerman S, Hsiao A.J Thorac Imaging. 2020 Sep;35(5):285-293. doi: 10.1097/RTI.0000000000000505.PMID: 32205817
Fetal Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Suspected Septo-Optic Dysplasia: A Diagnostic Dilemma.
Maduram A, Farid N, Rakow-Penner R, Ghassemi N, Khanna PC, Robbins SL, Hull A, Gold J, Pretorius DH.J Ultrasound Med. 2020 Mar 2. doi: 10.1002/jum.15252. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32118312
Deep Learning-based Prescription of Cardiac MRI Planes.
Blansit K, Retson T, Masutani E, Bahrami N, Hsiao A.Radiol Artif Intell. 2019 Nov 27;1(6):e180069. doi: 10.1148/ryai.2019180069.PMID: 32090204 
Case 279.
Abraham P, Longardner K, Chen P, Huisa B, Handwerker J.Radiology. 2020 Mar;294(3):714-715. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2019181548.PMID: 32069186
Editorial on "Head-to-Head Comparison of PI-RADS Version 2 and 2.1 in Transition Zone Lesions for Detection of Prostate Cancer".
An JY, Fowler KJ.J Magn Reson Imaging. 2020 Aug;52(2):587-588. doi: 10.1002/jmri.27062. Epub 2020 Jan 31.PMID: 32003510 
Convolutional neural network-automated hepatobiliary phase adequacy evaluation may optimize examination time.
Cunha GM, Hasenstab KA, Higaki A, Wang K, Delgado T, Brunsing RL, Schlein A, Schwartzman A, Hsiao A, Sirlin CB, Fowler KJ.Eur J Radiol. 2020 Mar;124:108837. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2020.108837. Epub 2020 Jan 14.PMID: 31958630
Percutaneous application of fibrin sealant in surgically recalcitrant urinomas following oncocytoma resection.
Liu MY, Duncan DP, Rivera-Sanfeliz G.Diagn Interv Radiol. 2020 Jan;26(1):58-60. doi: 10.5152/dir.2019.19317.PMID: 31904572 
Automated CT registration tool improves sensitivity to change in ventricular volume in patients with shunts and drains.
Yamin G, Cheecharoen P, Goel G, Sung A, Li CQ, Chang YA, McDonald CR, Farid N.Br J Radiol. 2020 Feb 1;93(1106):20190398. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20190398. Epub 2020 Jan 3.PMID: 31825670
Glucose-corrected standardized uptake value (SUVgluc) is the most accurate SUV parameter for evaluation of pulmonary nodules.
Jahromi AH, Moradi F, Hoh CK.Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2019 Oct 15;9(5):243-247. eCollection 2019.PMID: 31772822 
The Integrated IR Residency Curriculum: Current State of Affairs.
Mandel JE, Makary MS, Fleming JW, Duncan D, Gutta NB, Noor M, Molloy C, Vatakencherry G.J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2020 Jan;31(1):176-178. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2019.09.008. Epub 2019 Nov 23.PMID: 31771891 No abstract available.
Whole-Brain Myelin Imaging Using 3D Double-Echo Sliding Inversion Recovery Ultrashort Echo Time (DESIRE UTE) MRI.
Ma YJ, Searleman AC, Jang H, Wong J, Chang EY, Corey-Bloom J, Bydder GM, Du J.Radiology. 2020 Feb;294(2):362-374. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2019190911. Epub 2019 Nov 19.PMID: 31746689
Fully automated convolutional neural network-based affine algorithm improves liver registration and lesion co-localization on hepatobiliary phase T1-weighted MR images.
Hasenstab KA, Cunha GM, Higaki A, Ichikawa S, Wang K, Delgado T, Brunsing RL, Schlein A, Bittencourt LK, Schwartzman A, Fowler KJ, Hsiao A, Sirlin CB.Eur Radiol Exp. 2019 Oct 26;3(1):43. doi: 10.1186/s41747-019-0120-7.PMID: 31655943 
Inversion recovery UTE based volumetric myelin imaging in human brain using interleaved hybrid encoding.
Jang H, Ma Y, Searleman AC, Carl M, Corey-Bloom J, Chang EY, Du J.Magn Reson Med. 2020 Mar;83(3):950-961. doi: 10.1002/mrm.27986. Epub 2019 Sep 18.PMID: 31532032
Automated Segmentation of Tissues Using CT and MRI: A Systematic Review.
Lenchik L, Heacock L, Weaver AA, Boutin RD, Cook TS, Itri J, Filippi CG, Gullapalli RP, Lee J, Zagurovskaya M, Retson T, Godwin K, Nicholson J, Narayana PA.Acad Radiol. 2019 Dec;26(12):1695-1706. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2019.07.006. Epub 2019 Aug 10.PMID: 31405724
Advanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage components in haemophilic joints reveals that cartilage hemosiderin correlates with joint deterioration.
von Drygalski A, Barnes RFW, Jang H, Ma Y, Wong JH, Berman Z, Du J, Chang EY.Haemophilia. 2019 Sep;25(5):851-858. doi: 10.1111/hae.13802. Epub 2019 Jun 14.PMID: 31199035
Measurement of spleen fat on MRI-proton density fat fraction arises from reconstruction of noise.
Hong CW, Hamilton G, Hooker C, Park CC, Tran CA, Henderson WC, Hooker JC, Fazeli Dehkordy S, Schwimmer JB, Reeder SB, Sirlin CB.Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 Oct;44(10):3295-3303. doi: 10.1007/s00261-019-02079-z.PMID: 31172210 
Septic Shock and Death after Microwave Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a Liver Transplant Patient with a Bilioenteric Anastomosis.
Melikian R, Minocha J.Semin Intervent Radiol. 2019 Jun;36(2):137-141. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1688430. Epub 2019 May 22.PMID: 31123387  Review.
Survey of Intern Year Experiences for Those Going into Interventional Radiology: Comparing Surgery, Medicine and Transitional Year Internships.
Cline J, Duncan DP, Molloy C, Zuberi OS.Acad Radiol. 2019 Nov;26(11):1555-1561. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2019.03.016. Epub 2019 May 4.PMID: 31064726
ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Radiologic Management of Venous Thromboembolism-Inferior Vena Cava Filters.
Expert Panel on Interventional Radiology:, Minocha J, Smith AM, Kapoor BS, Fidelman N, Cain TR, Caplin DM, Eldrup-Jorgensen J, Farsad K, Gupta A, Lee MH, McBride JJ, Moores LK, Rochon PJ, Lorenz JM.J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 May;16(5S):S214-S226. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.02.010.PMID: 31054748
Characterization of intramuscular calf vein thrombosis on routine knee MRI.
Duncan DP, Taddonio M, Chang EY, Huang BK.Skeletal Radiol. 2019 Oct;48(10):1573-1580. doi: 10.1007/s00256-019-03213-0. Epub 2019 Apr 26.PMID: 31025049
Machine Learning and Deep Neural Networks in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Imaging.
Retson TA, Besser AH, Sall S, Golden D, Hsiao A.J Thorac Imaging. 2019 May;34(3):192-201. doi: 10.1097/RTI.0000000000000385.PMID: 31009397 Free article. Review.
Breast Screening Utilization and Cost Sharing Among Employed Insured Women Following the Affordable Care Act: Impact of Race and Income.
Fazeli Dehkordy S, Fendrick AM, Bell S, Kamdar N, Kobernik E, Dalton VK, Carlos RC.J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2019 Nov;28(11):1529-1537. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2018.7403. Epub 2019 Apr 13.PMID: 30985249
Longitudinal evolution of CT and MRI LI-RADS v2014 category 1, 2, 3, and 4 observations.
Hong CW, Park CC, Mamidipalli A, Hooker JC, Fazeli Dehkordy S, Igarashi S, Alhumayed M, Kono Y, Loomba R, Wolfson T, Gamst A, Murphy P, Sirlin CB.Eur Radiol. 2019 Sep;29(9):5073-5081. doi: 10.1007/s00330-019-06058-2. Epub 2019 Feb 26.PMID: 30809719
Multimodal imaging assessment and histologic correlation of the female rat pelvic floor muscles' anatomy.
Sheth VR, Duran P, Wong J, Shah S, Du J, Christman KL, Chang EY, Alperin M.J Anat. 2019 Apr;234(4):543-550. doi: 10.1111/joa.12943. Epub 2019 Feb 10.PMID: 30740685 
Recruiting Medical Students to Interventional Radiology: Current State of Affairs.
Bassuner J, Duncan D, Molloy C, Makary MS, Bodell B, Assael D, Ahmed R, Vatakencherry G.Acad Radiol. 2019 Sep;26(9):1274-1277. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2019.01.015. Epub 2019 Feb 4.PMID: 30733061
Evaluation of Virtual Reality for Detection of Lung Nodules on Computed Tomography.
Nguyen BJ, Khurana A, Bagley B, Yen A, Brown RKJ, Stojanovska J, Cline M, Goodsitt M, Obrzut S.Tomography. 2018 Dec;4(4):204-208. doi: 10.18383/j.tom.2018.00053.PMID: 30588506 
Hepatic steatosis and reduction in steatosis following bariatric weight loss surgery differs between segments and lobes.
Fazeli Dehkordy S, Fowler KJ, Mamidipalli A, Wolfson T, Hong CW, Covarrubias Y, Hooker JC, Sy EZ, Schlein AN, Cui JY, Gamst AC, Hamilton G, Reeder SB, Sirlin CB.Eur Radiol. 2019 May;29(5):2474-2480. doi: 10.1007/s00330-018-5894-0. Epub 2018 Dec 13.PMID: 30547206 
True phase quantitative susceptibility mapping using continuous single-point imaging: a feasibility study.
Jang H, Lu X, Carl M, Searleman AC, Jerban S, Ma Y, von Drygalski A, Chang EY, Du J.Magn Reson Med. 2019 Mar;81(3):1907-1914. doi: 10.1002/mrm.27515. Epub 2018 Oct 16.PMID: 30325058 
Reader agreement and accuracy of ultrasound features for hepatic steatosis.
Hong CW, Marsh A, Wolfson T, Paige J, Dekhordy SF, Schlein AN, Housman E, Deiranieh LH, Li CQ, Wasnik AP, Jang HJ, Dietrich CF, Piscaglia F, Casola G, O'Boyle M, Richman KM, Valasek MA, Andre M, Loomba R, Sirlin CB.Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 Jan;44(1):54-64. doi: 10.1007/s00261-018-1683-0.PMID: 29951900 
The prognostic and diagnostic value of 18F-FDG PET/CT for assessment of symptomatic osteoarthritis.
Nguyen BJ, Burt A, Baldassarre RL, Smitaman E, Morshedi M, Kao S, Chang EY, Obrzut S.Nucl Med Commun. 2018 Jul;39(7):699-706. doi: 10.1097/MNM.0000000000000858.PMID: 29893752 
Applying chlorogenic acid in an alginate scaffold of chondrocytes can improve the repair of damaged articular cartilage.
Cheng X, Li K, Xu S, Li P, Yan Y, Wang G, Berman Z, Guo R, Liang J, Traore S, Yang X.PLoS One. 2018 Apr 5;13(4):e0195326. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195326. eCollection 2018.PMID: 29621359 
Quantitative Elastography Methods in Liver Disease: Current Evidence and Future Directions.
Kennedy P, Wagner M, Castéra L, Hong CW, Johnson CL, Sirlin CB, Taouli B.Radiology. 2018 Mar;286(3):738-763. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018170601.PMID: 29461949  Review.
Don't be short-sighted: cervical incompetence in a pregnant patient with acute appendicitis.
Negrete LM, Spalluto LB.Clin Imaging. 2018 Sep-Oct;51:35-37. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2018.01.013. Epub 2018 Jan 31.PMID: 29414522
Housing and Food Insecurity, Care Access, and Health Status Among the Chronically Ill: An Analysis of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Charkhchi P, Fazeli Dehkordy S, Carlos RC.J Gen Intern Med. 2018 May;33(5):644-650. doi: 10.1007/s11606-017-4255-z. Epub 2018 Jan 3.PMID: 29299816 
Liver-directed therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma.
Narsinh KH, Duncan DP, Newton IG, Minocha J, Rose SC.Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Jan;43(1):203-217. doi: 10.1007/s00261-017-1435-6.PMID: 29230556 Review.
Technical report: gadoxetate-disodium-enhanced 2D R2* mapping: a novel approach for assessing bile ducts in living donors.
Fazeli Dehkordy S, Fowler KJ, Wolfson T, Igarashi S, Lamas Constantino CP, Hooker JC, Hong CW, Mamidipalli A, Gamst AC, Hemming A, Sirlin CB.Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Jul;43(7):1656-1660. doi: 10.1007/s00261-017-1365-3.PMID: 29086007 
Post-biopsy MRI changes in the size and enhancement of intramuscular myxomas: A report of two cases.
Wang W, Smitaman E, Rubenstein W, Hughes T, Huang BK.Clin Imaging. 2018 Mar-Apr;48:55-61. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2017.09.007. Epub 2017 Sep 28.PMID: 29028515
MRI proton density fat fraction is robust across the biologically plausible range of triglyceride spectra in adults with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
Hong CW, Mamidipalli A, Hooker JC, Hamilton G, Wolfson T, Chen DH, Fazeli Dehkordy S, Middleton MS, Reeder SB, Loomba R, Sirlin CB.J Magn Reson Imaging. 2018 Apr;47(4):995-1002. doi: 10.1002/jmri.25845. Epub 2017 Aug 29.PMID: 28851124 
Optimization of region-of-interest sampling strategies for hepatic MRI proton density fat fraction quantification.
Hong CW, Wolfson T, Sy EZ, Schlein AN, Hooker JC, Fazeli Dehkordy S, Hamilton G, Reeder SB, Loomba R, Sirlin CB.J Magn Reson Imaging. 2018 Apr;47(4):988-994. doi: 10.1002/jmri.25843. Epub 2017 Aug 26.PMID: 28842937
Cross-sectional correlation between hepatic R2* and proton density fat fraction (PDFF) in children with hepatic steatosis.
Mamidipalli A, Hamilton G, Manning P, Hong CW, Park CC, Wolfson T, Hooker J, Heba E, Schlein A, Gamst A, Durelle J, Paiz M, Middleton MS, Schwimmer JB, Sirlin CB.J Magn Reson Imaging. 2018 Feb;47(2):418-424. doi: 10.1002/jmri.25748. Epub 2017 May 25.PMID: 28543915 
Chronic cough and an atypical pattern of peripheral pulmonary opacities: A case report secondary to suspected drug onset.
Alas R, Williams MT, Yamin G, Rofoogaran M.J Asthma. 2018 Jan;55(1):106-110. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2017.1313271. Epub 2017 May 1.PMID: 28402696
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