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Meet The Faculty

Abdominal and Body Radiology MRI Fellowship faculty speak with a trainee at Mayo Clinic in Arizona

The Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona provides subspecialized, high-quality, comprehensive imaging and interventional care to patients. The department consists of over 40 radiologists, including 11 who have fellowship training in abdominal radiology.

Faculty

In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You work closely with these individuals throughout your training in the Abdominal/Body Radiology Fellowship. 

The Abdominal/Body Radiology fellowship faculty includes:

Amy Hara, M.D.

Amy Hara, M.D.

Department Chair, Professor of Radiology

Medical school: University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri

Residency: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, Minnesota

Fellowship: Abdominal Imaging, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

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Motoyo Yano, M.D., Ph.D.

Motoyo Yano, M.D., Ph.D.

Division Chair, Associate Professor of Radiology

Medical school/graduate school: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois

Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Fellowship: Body MRI, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

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Cooky Menias, M.D.

Cooky Menias, M.D.

Professor of Radiology

Medical school: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Fellowship: Abdominal Imaging, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

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Frederick Chen, M.D.

Frederick Chen, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Medical school: Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Residency: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Fellowship: Cross-Sectional Imaging, University of Maryland Medical Systems, Baltimore, Maryland

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Nirvi Dahiya, M.D.

Nirvi Dahiya, M.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology

Medical school: Punjabi University, Punjab, India.

Residency: St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, India

Fellowship: Abdominal Imaging, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri

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Ghaneh Fananapazir, M.D.

Ghaneh Fananapazir, M.D.

Professor of Radiology

Medical school: University of Maryland School of Medicine, College Park, Maryland

Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Fellowship: Abdominal Imaging, Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina

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Bhavik Patel, M.D.

Bhavik Patel, M.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology

Medical school: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama

Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

Fellowship: Body Imaging, Stanford University, Stanford, California

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Maitray Patel, M.D.

Maitray Patel, M.D.

Professor of Radiology

Medical school: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Residency: University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Fellowship: University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

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Kumaresan Sandrasegaran, M.B., Ch.B.

Kumaresan Sandrasegaran, M.B., Ch.B.

Professor of Radiology

Medical school: University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Residency: Dudley Group of Hospitals, Dudley, United Kingdom; Radiology St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom

Fellowship: Abdominal Radiology and Advanced Body Imaging, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

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Alvin Silva, M.D.

Alvin Silva, M.D.

Professor of Radiology

Medical school: Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

Residency: Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois

Fellowship: Body Imaging, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

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Nelly Tan, M.D.

Nelly Tan, M.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology

Medical school: University of California - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Internship: Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut

Residency: Radiology, University of California - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Fellowship: Abdominal Radiology, University of California - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

 

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Clinton Wellnitz, M.D.

Clinton Wellnitz, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Medical school: University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Internship: Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana

Residency: Radiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Fellowship: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona

 

 

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Scott Young, M.D.

Scott Young, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Medical school: University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvin, California

Residency: University of California Davis Medical Center, Davis, California

Fellowship: Swedish Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

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J. Scott Kriegshauser, M.D.

J. Scott Kriegshauser, M.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology

Medical school: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

Residency: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, Minnesota

Fellowships: Diagnostic Ultrasound & Abdominal Computed Tomography University of California San Diego, California and Abdominal Imaging, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

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C. Daniel Johnson, M.D.

C. Daniel Johnson, M.D.

Professor of Radiology

Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

Residency: Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology, Mayo Clinic Graduate Shool of Medical Education, Rochester, Minnesota

Fellowship: Abdominal Imaging, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

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From the program director

Mayo Clinic Abdominal and Body Radiology MRI Fellowship director Akira Kawashima, M.D., Ph.D.

Welcome to the Abdominal/Body Radiology Fellowship program in the Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. 

Our one-year, non-ACGME accredited program provides high-quality education and clinical training for graduates of diagnostic radiology residency programs. A focus of fellowship is multimodality (MRI, CT, and US) imaging of the gastrointestinal (GI), genitourinary (GU), and gynecologic (GYN) systems, and we are committed to preparing fellows to be experts in the abdominal radiology specialty. At the completion of fellowship training, fellows are ready for independent practice in either academic or private practice settings.

Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona is a unique academic medical center that excels in our three shields mission including integrated clinical practice, research, and education. We have an accomplished group of attending physicians, many with national reputations and positions. Our radiologists, fellows, and residents work together in a collegial work environment across all GI, GU, and GYN disciplines to provide our patients with excellence in care.

Fellows and faculty often create a bond like a family. We hope you will be a part of our family, too. We invite you to explore our fellowship program and consider joining us. Thank you for your interest in our program.

Akira Kawashima, M.D., Ph.D.
Program Director

Advisers and mentors

Faculty advisers are available to provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the program to review your progress and career goals, and ensure that your educational needs are being met. Your adviser may serve as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds, and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.