Residency

For information regarding the Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency, please click here.

The Department of Radiology offers a structured, broad-based residency training program in diagnostic radiology. Over 280,000 radiologic examinations a year are performed. The Radiology group is exceptionally cohesive and enjoys excellent relationships with referring specialty practice groups within the University. Residents are exposed to the academic and clinical practice of radiology, with the ultimate goal being the successful completion of boards and subsequent excellence in the practice of radiology, whether in the private or the academic setting.

Program Director: Paul Jacobson, MD, MPH

Associate Program Director: Erica Kinne, MD

Assistant Program Director: Paggie Kim, MD, MPH

Rotation Sites

All rotation sites are located within four miles of the Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Heart and Surgical Hospital

(http://lomalindahealth.org/heart-and-surgical-hospital/index.page)

26780 Barton Rd, Redlands, CA 92373

Loma Linda University Children's Hospital

(http://lomalindahealth.org/childrens-hospital/index.page):

11234 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354

Loma Linda University Medical Center

(http://lomalindahealth.org/medical-center/index.page):

11234 Anderson Street Loma Linda, California 92354

Professional Plaza:

25455 Barton Road, Loma Linda, CA 92354

VA Loma Linda Healthcare System

(http://www.lomalinda.va.gov/):

11201 Benton Street, Loma Linda, CA 92357


Rotations

Rotations are in 4-week blocks. The rotations are as follows, not necessarily in this order.

For a graphical depiction of each of the rotation schedules per each year, please click here.

Abdomen (Body CT/MR/XR, GI/GU)

Locations: Heart and Surgical Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Professional Plaza, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System

Description: Adult abdominal radiographs; adult body CT/MRI, including CT/MRI enterography, CT urography, CT/MRI colonoscopy, MRCP studies; various adult fluoroscopy studies, including esophagram, upper GI, upper GI with small bowel follow through, swallow study, tube check, barium enema, and defecography

Cardiac Imaging

Locations: Loma Linda University Medical Center, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System

Description: Provide/plan protocols for the cardiac CT/MR and interpret these studies; cardiac nuclear medicine studies.

Mammography

Location: Faculty Medical Offices

Description: Mammography, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI studies; participate in management of breast related work-ups: perform/assist with breast biopsies.

Musculoskeletal Imaging

Location: Loma Linda University Medical Cente

Description: Adult bone plain films, MRI, CT, ultrasound; perform arthrograms, joint aspirations, and biopsies.

Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Location: Loma Linda University Medical Center

Description: Neuro MRI and CT, including head, neck, maxillofacial, orbits, and spine; MR Spectroscopy

Neurointerventional Radiology

Location: Loma Linda University Medical Center

Description: Inpatient and outpatient procedures, including lumbar punctures, myelograms, epidural blood patches, cerebral angiograms and interventions, epidural injections, carotid stenting, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, spine biopsies, discograms, intravascular treatment of acute stroke.

Nuclear Medicine

Locations: Loma Linda University Medical Center, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System

Description: All nuclear medicine studies, such as bone scans, GI emptying studies, tagged WBC scans, VQ scans, cerebral perfusion, renograms, PET CT scans, thyroid ablation. The first year resident on this service also participates in a 2 week hot lab to learn about the radiopharmaceuticals, radiation safety, and quality control.

Pediatric Imaging

Location: Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital

Description: Pediatric fluoroscopy studies, including VCUGs, upper GIs, upper GI and small bowel follow throughs, esophagrams, swallow studies; pediatric radiographs, CTs, MRIs, and ultrasounds.

Thoracic Imaging

Location: Loma Linda University Medical Center

Description: Adult chest radiographs and chest CTs; perform the occasional sniff test

Ultrasound

Location: Loma Linda University Medical Center

Description: All adult ultrasounds. This resident also rotates in the maternal fetal medicine clinic and learns to interpret fetal ultrasounds.

Vascular Interventional Radiology

Locations: Heart and Surgical Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System

Description: Angiograms and interventions; fistulograms and interventions; venograms and interventions; image guided biopsies and aspirations/drainages; percutaneous gastrostomy, nephrostomy, and biliary catheter tube placement; thoracentesis; paracentesis; hemodialysis catheter placement; etc.