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Radiology Graduation 2023

Radiology Graduates 2023On June 22, 2023 the Department of Radiology hosted the 2023 graduation honoring the residents and fellows who have completed their respective training programs. The evening included presentation of annual awards to both residents and faculty. The dinner was held in the White Room located in the Canal District of Worcester. Departing Diagnostic Radiology Program Director Carolynn DeBenedectis presented awards to DR graduates. Dr. Lauren Ferrara presented certificates to graduating IR residents. Fellowship Directors presented awards to graduating fellows.

Dr. Carolynn DeBenedectis was thanked for all that she has done contributing to the residency program and radiology education. She was honored by the residents, faculty and staff with a chair from UMass Chan Medical School.

The evening was coordinated by Beena Gopal Krishnan and Wendy Diamond. Tom Delaney was on top of the audio visual needs. Dr. Larry Zheng was the event photographer. Host for the evening was department chair Max Rosen.

Diagnostic Radiology Graduates

  • Noah Donoghue, MD
  • Averi Gibson, MD, PhD
  • William Juan, MD
  • Marcello Scotti, MD
  • Efaza Siddiqui, MBBS

Interventional Radiology Graduates

  • Yara Younan, MD - IR Integrated
  • Daniel Alvarez Valero, MD - IR Independent

Graduating Fellows

  • Freyli Bustamante, MD, Abdominal Imaging
  • Vaibhav Jain, MBBS, Abdominal Imaging
  • Ashwini Kulkarni, MBBS, Breast Imaging
  • Debajyoti Saha, MBBS, Cardiothoracic Imaging
  • Zeynep Vardar, MD, Neuroradiology 
  • Roberto Kutcher Diaz, MD, Neurointerventional Radiology

Honors and Awards

RSNA Resident Roentgen Research Award
        Averi Gibson, MD, PhD

Michael A. King PhD Research Award
         Christopher Zoppo (UMass Chan medical student)

Balikian "Extra Mile" Award
          Matthew Mariyampillai, MD

Resident as a Teacher Award
          William Juan, MD

Teacher of the Year Award
          Tasneem Lalani, MD