Dear Radiology Residency Applicants,

Welcome to the Stanford University Radiology Residency website!

As the new chiefs for the 2018-2019 year, we are thrilled that you are interested in learning more about our program! Although we believe that we have one of the strongest training programs in the country, we are constantly looking for ways to make it even better.

Listening to resident feedback, our Program Director, Dr. Payam Massaband, has worked tirelessly to revamp resident education from the ground up. In recent years, we have overhauled our curriculum with a weekly afternoon block conference featuring comprehensive and in-depth lectures in a format tailored to maximize resident learning at all levels of training. We have also streamlined our call system to minimize interruptions and shift the focus back to resident learning with our in-house reading room assistants, who are present 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our program’s academic flexibility allows you to carve out your own personal path of success, particularly during your last year of residency when you can opt to function as a mini-fellow for most of the year. We strongly believe in empowering residents to be independent thinkers and are grateful to be at a program that allows residents to individualize the learning experience.

At the core, this residency program is set apart by its people and rarefied opportunities. There is a strong sense of camaraderie that is rarely found at a leading academic institution. Our diverse and accomplished group of residents are on a first name basis with world-renowned attending radiologists who are as dedicated to teaching as they are to Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology research. Whether you are interested in the development of new MRI applications or technology innovation, our program offers the support and resources to pursue your passions with faculty dedicated to resident mentorship and career development.

While we prioritize resident education and development, we also believe in the importance of work-life balance. There is something for everyone in the Bay Area within a short drive from campus: the beach, hiking trails, San Francisco, wine country, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite, to name a few. As a resident here, you will find countless ways to enjoy the beautiful weather, delicious food, and rich culture.

We wish you the best of luck and look forward to meeting you!


Jody and Karin

Jody Shen, M.D. and Karin Kuhn, M.D.
Chief Resident Physicians 2018-2019