Residency Program in Radiology and Medical Imaging

Residency Program in Radiology and Medical Imaging


Residency Program

Welcome to the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging. We offer a four-year ACGME-accredited residency training program in diagnostic radiology—one of the most diverse and interesting disciplines in the field of medicine.

Our Residency training program is considered one of the best in the country. Admission is highly competitive for the 10 resident positions available each year. One of the 10 positions is reserved for those interested in a dedicated research training experience and developing an early foundation for an academic career.

Two of the ten residency positions are designated for applicants who want to pursue a career in Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR). We were one of the first to offer this sub-specialized VIR Residency training pathway and the program has been remarkably successful.

Our Goal

The radiology residency training program aims to develop within the resident the skills and interpretive ability necessary to perform as a competent clinical diagnostic radiologist and to encourage critical thinking and creativity as a basis for sound clinical practice training. Residents are exposed to every phase of radiology in our eight sub-specialty areas and learn a disciplined approach to medical problem solving and decision making.

A comprehensive understanding of medical imaging techniques is emphasized, followed by hands-on experience that will challenge residents to assume greater responsibilities as the training progresses.


Our dedicated faculty are committed to producing the next generation of outstanding clinical radiologists. Many of our faculty members are nationally and internationally acknowledged as experts in their subspecialty areas of practice, having made widely recognized contributions to clinical care, the education of trainees, and innovative imaging research. The Department currently consists of 47 full-time Clinical Faculty, 13 Research Faculty, 40 Residents and 25 Fellows and Instructors in training. State-of-the-art imaging equipment is available in the main hospital, the Outpatient Cancer Center, and in the Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Centers at the Fontaine Research Park and the Northridge Transitional Care Facility.


Upon completion of training, residents will be well prepared to perform and interpret diagnostic and therapeutic imaging procedures and be acquainted with numerous investigational procedures. They will be able to serve as consultants in the appropriate selection of diagnostic exams. And above all, residents will be well-versed in performing their duties with collegiality and a keen sensitivity for the physical and psychological well being of the patients, residents, and faculty and staff.


If there are questions about our program, please let us know. We appreciate your interest and look forward to hearing from you.


Saher Sabri, MD
Interventional Radiology
Residency Program Director
Vice-Chair of Education
Associate Professor

Brandi T. Nicholson, MD

Breast Imaging
Associate Residency Program Director
Associate Professor

Michael Hanley, MD
Body Imaging
Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Section Chief Thoracic Imaging
Modality Director CT


Basia Nowakowski
Medical Education Manager/Residency Program Coordinator
P 434-982-0428
Fx 434-924-8698



[For US Postal service delivery]

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
Box 800170
Charlottesville, VA  22908

[Physical address (for all other forms of delivery)]

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
1215 Lee Street
Charlottesville, VA  22908


The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.




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