Dr. Geoffrey Rubin's Research Featured in RSNA News

Dr. Rubin’s research recently featured in RSNA News, seeks a partnership between man and machine with AI to help Radiologists interpret what they are reading most effectively.

Congratulations to IR Resident, David McNiel, MD, PhD

Congratulations to Integrated Interventional Radiology Resident David McNiel, MD, PhD, who won first prize in the Biomedical Shark Tank Pitch Competition. His entry, “Transcatheter Hepatic Transfection of the Sodium Iodine Symporter: Towards Oral Radioiodine Segmentectomy,” took first place among seven competing submissions.

Excellence in Care and Patient Gratitude

DR Resident Dr. Richard Wruble received high praise from a patient he recently cared for. The patient took the time to send a letter of appreciation for his excellent and compassionate care.

ANNOUNCING: Chief Residents 2023-2024 for Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Congratulations to Dallin Christensen, DO and Mark Greenhill, DO, our DR Residency program Chief Residents for 2023-2024

Dr. Hina Arif Interviewed for KGUN 9 Women in Academic Medicine Feature

Discussing the COM-T Women in Academic Medicine (WAM) mission, Dr. Arif explains the positive impact of mentoring. "I think for students, it's really important for them to see that what they aspire, as incoming students, is something that's achievable. There are people that have taken those paths and have actually done it," said UArizona College of Medicine Professor of Medical Imaging, Hina Arif-Tiwari.

Dr. Terry Matsunaga Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Terry Matsunaga, PhD, professor of medical imaging in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, was elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating inventions that have a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Dr. Matsunaga’s current research focuses on using contrast-enhanced ultrasound and microbubble technology for cancer imaging as well as drug and gene delivery.

Announcing Our Newest Radiology Residents

We are pleased to announce that all our residency positions successfully filled during this year's main match for our two residency programs. The ten new radiology residents join the Diagnostic Radiology and the Interventional Radiology-Integrated Residency Training Programs in July 2023.

Welcome, New Interventional Radiology Chief, Shamar Young, MD

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Department of Medical Imaging (DMI) is pleased to welcome Shamar Young, MD, who will serve as the new Chief of Interventional Radiology. Dr. Young joins us from the University of Minnesota where he served as an associate professor of radiology specializing in interventional radiology.

Congratulations Dr. Bital Savir-Baruch

Named Fellow of the American College of Nuclear Medicine and presented with the President's Award and the Best Clinical Mentor award at the ACNM 2022 annual meeting

February 2022 Newsletter and R&R

See the slides for R&R February.

In Memoriam: Theron Ovitt, MD: 1939-2022

With profound sadness, we share the news that valued colleague and friend, Dr. Terry Ovitt, peacefully passed away on February 22, 2022 after a brief illness. For nearly 50 years, Dr. Ovitt has been a guiding light providing compassionate care to thousands of patients within Tucson and beyond.

New Staff Members

Medical Imaging is pleased to welcome two new staff members to the team. Claudia Duran is our new Business Manager, Senior, and Michele Dalmendray is our Program Coordinator, Senior, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program.

January Newsletter and R&R

We are debuting a new look for 2022! The January R&R can be found here

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week, January 16-23

The mission of the University of Arizona's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is to honor the legacy and the tenets set forth by Dr. King and his life examples of service and leadership. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the week of January 16-23, 2022.

In Memoriam: Ronald Weinstein, MD: 1938-2021

Dr. Weinstein was professor of pathology, public health, medical imaging and pharmacy practice-science, and co-founder and long-time director of the renowned Arizona Telemedicine Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

Dr. Terry Matsunaga named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Terry Matsunaga, PharmD, PhD, is named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, recognizing his technological contributions to engineering and health care.

Dr. Geoffrey Rubin Receives RSNA Award

Congratulations to Medical Imaging Department Chair and Professor, Geoffrey Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR, for receiving the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Honored Educator Award. This annual award recognizes individuals who invest in furthering the profession of radiology by delivering high-quality educational content in their field of study. Dr. Rubin is a renowned expert in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary imaging.

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Dr. Berndt Schmit featured in NPR Arizona Science Interview

Berndt Schmit, MD, MBOE, Service Chief of Emergency Radiology, was interviewed by Arizona Public Media to discuss VistaScan, a company he is affiliated with which aims to make ultrasound technology affordable and accessible.

Dr. Maria Altbach Honored

Dr. Maria Altbach was honored during a recent faculty meeting for her dedication and contributions over five years as Vice Chair of Research.