Dear Future Radiology Residents,

Welcome to the Stanford University Radiology Residency website!

As the new Chief Residents for the 2021-2022 year, we are thrilled that you are interested in the Stanford Radiology Residency Program. This past year has been a whirlwind, but despite the unprecedented times, we are banding together as a Stanford family to make our program a close-knit family where everyone feels supported through both the best and worst of times.

Educational and research excellence has long been a priority for our program, and we are proud to say that community-building and building meaningful relationships amongst residents and faculty is a major priority for us as well! The combination of a strong educational curriculum with an inclusive, supportive atmosphere has allowed many of our residents to find their niche, thrive, and even develop new initiatives.

We continue to benefit from the lectures provided by our world-renowned attending radiologists during our protected Thursday lecture block conferences and case reviews. Our lectures adapted to changing requirements by gamifying case-taking and developing additional lectures and case presentations throughout the work week.

Moreover, we continue to enjoy RadCombinator, a program allowing residents protected time to focus on research or non-clinical endeavors if desired. Our program’s flexibility allows you to develop your own interests during residency whether that be research, education, community work, literary interests, or IT development.

As always, our strong sense of camaraderie and diversity helps set the foundation for a program that can provide opportunities that are not found elsewhere. Residents and attendings are on a first-name basis with a collegial environment that is amenable to long-lasting mentorship and friendship between trainees and attendings.

While we prioritize resident education and development, we also believe in the importance of work-life balance and enjoying the many wonderful things the Bay Area has to offer including the beach, hiking trails, San Francisco, wine country, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite, to name a few.

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

Regards from your friendly neighborhood chiefs,

huGo, LOla, and wilFRED (collectively known as Glofred)

Hugo Decker, MD, PhD
Chief Resident

Lola Oladini,
Chief Resident

Wilfred Manzano, MD
Chief Resident