Meet The Faculty
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.
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:
Motoyo Yano, M.D., Ph.D.
Cooky Menias, M.D.
Frederick Chen, M.D.
Nirvi Dahiya, M.D.
Ghaneh Fananapazir, M.D.
Bhavik Patel, M.D.
Maitray Patel, M.D.
Kumaresan Sandrasegaran, M.B., Ch.B.
Alvin Silva, M.D.
Nelly Tan, M.D.
Clinton Wellnitz, M.D.
Scott Young, M.D.
J. Scott Kriegshauser, M.D.
C. Daniel Johnson, M.D.
From the program director
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.
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.
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.