Dear Radiology Residency Applicants,

Welcome to the Stanford University Radiology Residency website!

As the new chiefs for the 2019-2020 year, we are thrilled that you are interested in learning more about our program! We believe we have one of the strongest training programs in the country and are constantly looking for ways to make it even better.

Using resident feedback, our Program Director, Dr. Payam Massaband, has revamped resident education from the ground up. In recent years, we overhauled our curriculum with the addition of weekly afternoon block conferences featuring in-depth lectures and case reviews tailored to maximize resident learning at all levels of training. We also streamlined our call system to minimize interruptions and emphasize resident learning with our in-house reading room assistants who are present 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Moreover, residents recently developed RadCombinator, a program allowing residents protected time to focus on research or non-clinical endeavors if desired. Our program’s 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 believe in empowering residents to be independent thinkers and are grateful to be at a program that allows residents to individualize their learning experience.

At the core, this residency program is set apart by its people and unique opportunities. There is a strong sense of camaraderie rarely found at a leading academic institution. Our diverse and accomplished group of residents are on a first name basis with world-renowned radiologists who are as dedicated to teaching as they are to research. Regardless of your interests, 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: 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!


Pranay and Jason



Pranay Kothari, M.D. and Jason Pai, M.D.
Chief Resident Physicians 2019-2020